The story so far:
Recap of Episode 1 - Mozaquir had a relaxing day out by shopping in the town shopping centre with Imdad and Iqbal. They went home and witnessed that a girl had been brought into their house. Aneetha and the rest of the family were furious about the fact that someone from their family had adopted the girl. We find out that the person who adopted the girl was Mozaquir.
By knowing this everyone in the family were shocked and very angry that Mozaquir hadn’t told them about her. Aneetha thought the new girl called Thahmin would ruin their reputation and their whole families respect.
Mozaquir tried explaining to them that the girl would stay with them but no one accepted her but the family members who did were Malini and Imdad. Thahmin met Imdad and they became friends.
Will everyone accept Thahmin into the family? Or will Thahmin be the odd person out who eliminates the even members of the family?
TO FIND OUT, READ AHEAD!!!!
My Happiness - EPISODE 2 – The Argument At Supper
Scene 1 - Imdad And Thahmin’s Introduction
Mozaquir - (to Imdad) Do you have a problem that she is going to live with us?
Imdad - (happily) No of course not! I think its great that we have someone new with us here in our house.
Mozaquir - (he hugs Imdad) Thanks son! Looks like you and Malini are the only ones who don’t have a problem with her being here! Why don’t you introduce yourself to Thahmin!
Imdad - Yeah of course! (walks to Thahmin shyly and puts his right hand out for a shake hand with Thahmin) Hi my name is Imdad Ali
(Thahmin smiles and they both shake hands)
Thahmin - Hi my name is Thahmin Crueller as you already know!
(they both stare happily to each other)
Mozaquir - Ok Thahmin do you want to see your new bedroom? I’ve got it ready for you!
Thahmin - ok thanks dad
(Thahmin’s face turns regretful and disappointed for calling Mozaquir her ‘farther‘)
Thahmin - Sorry…
Mozaquir - (he touches Thahmin’s two cheeks with the both palms of his two hands) don’t be sorry daughter. You are part of my family. You should call me ‘dad’ from now on.
Thahmin - (places her hands onto Mozaquir’s hands) thanks dad.
Scene 2 - Thahmin’s New Bedroom
(Imdad bursts into Thahmin’s room followed by Thahmin)
Imdad - Here is your new room from today Thahmin!
(Thahmin gazes across her room with astonishment)
Thahmin - Didn’t no one ask Mozaquir why he decorated this room?
Imdad - (guilty) Hmm… yes he told me that someone new is coming and he pleaded to me not to tell anyone about you.
Thahmin - Oh right.
Imdad - So what do you think?
Thahmin - It…its lovely!
Imdad - wow doesn’t seem like you haven’t seen anything like this before eh?
Thahmin - I haven’t.
(Imdad’s face turns surprised)
Imdad - what? What was it like back in the orphanage?
Thahmin - (disappointed) oh it was just plain white. It looked very dull.
Imdad - well I’ll let you stay in here for some time. You can get to know your room better.
(Imdad chuckles and leaves the room. Thahmin looks around the room so happily)
Scene 3 - Rakesh and Malini’s conversation
(Rakesh walks furiously into his bedroom followed by Malini trying to stop him from going any further)
Malini - Rakesh what is wrong with you? Why did you have to react like that in front of everyone?
Rakesh - so mum acted that way did anyone say anything? No one did! And plus no one wants that girl living in our house understand?
Malini - but you must have upset dad when you said that you cannot accept Thahmin into this family!
Rakesh - well no one wants her anyway do they?
Malini - but I want her to! It might turn out well to have someone new in our family. At least like dad said we should get a good reputation!
Rakesh - forget reputation! What about the joint our family has? What will happen while she stays here? Because of her just like mum said downstairs that she might ruin our family!
Malini - (she twists Rakesh around making him face her) look Rakesh, nothing is going to happen to our family while I’m around! And anyway what has happened in our family for the past few weeks? Nothing! So what coincidence is going to make problems arise in our family just because an orphan girl has moved into our family!
Rakesh - (he grabs Malini’s shoulders) I still have something inside me which is telling me that situations are going to worsen as years pass!
Malini - years? Boy Rakesh you are very crazy!
Rakesh - that’s what I’m being told!
Malini - what? Just because Thahmin is here there is going to be problems for years? Oh Rakesh (laughs)
Rakesh - Malini I am not joking!
Malini - come on I know nothing can go wrong!
(Malini and Rakesh both hug and they break out from it)
Oh yes I am going to go shopping with that thirty quid I snatched off you!
Rakesh - shopping? Oh you mean house items!
Malini - yes
Rakesh - do you have to do this much for my family!
Malini - of course!
(Malini laughs and leaves. Rakesh stares happily to Malini as she leaves)
Scene 4 - Supper Time
At night - 11:00pm
(Aneetha is sitting on the dinner table. Akhtar and Malini place bowls of rice and curry such as chicken korma on the table)
Aneetha - (disappointed) I can’t believe Mozaquir would take a decision like that without asking me! What was the use of adopting that hideous girl secretly? Now whatever happens in this house I am going to blame that girl for it!
Akhtar - but how can you be sure that Thahmin is evil? Maybe deep down she is a nice girl…
(Aneetha stares angrily at Akhtar)(lying) Oh maybe she is hideous!
(Akhtar walks quickly into the kitchen. Rakesh, Anurag and Akash enter and sit down onto a chair beside the dinner table)
Rakesh - hi mum good evening. (to Malini) hey when did you return?
Malini - it took me about an hour or so.
Aneetha - (to Malini and Rakesh) what are you people talking about?
Rakesh - oh Malini went shopping for our family mum.
Aneetha - shopping?
Rakesh - yes. (to Malini) by the way what did you get?
Malini - lots of hot stuff!!
Rakesh - hot stuff?
What do you mean?
Malini - hot stuff!! You know, house items
Anurag - you mean food?
Malini - yeah!
(Malini and Aneetha laugh)
Aneetha - (to Rakesh) see Rakesh? Even Anurag knows what your wife talks about most of the time!
(Akhtar brings the last bowl of lamb chicken curry)
Akhtar - there! All done!
Aneetha - (to Akhtar) are all the dishes out Akhtar?
Akhtar - yes mum all dishes are out.
Aneetha - anyways (to Rakesh) son how was your day?
Rakesh - yes it was great! We had a lot of customers today?
Aneetha - oh really?
Anurag - yeah it made us happy. Definitely after today’s shock
Rakesh - yeah mum dad put us all off.
Akash - agreed.
Aneetha - (to Anurag) I understand son. But he won’t agree to us if we tell him to return that hideous girl.
Mozaquir - that hideous girl will stay!!
(Aneetha, Rakesh and Anurag turn and face Mozaquir. Aneetha is startled to see Mozaquir standing near the dining room door)
Aneetha - oh so now your being nosy?
Mozaquir - nothing will make me change my decision about Thahmin staying in our house! No matter how many times I have to hear rude talks around this whole house!
Anurag - (to Aneetha but referring to Mozaquir) its true that since this girl has stepped foot into this house there is already family problems!
Mozaquir - the blame is for yourself Anurag! If only you and everyone else did accept the fact that Thahmin belongs to our family now!
Akash - yeah we would have only if you had told us before!
Aneetha - (to Akash) I wouldn’t have accepted her even if Mozaquir told us before!
Mozaquir - (to Akhtar) is the food ready?
Akhtar - yes dad please come.
Mozaquir - (shouts across the house) everyone supper is ready so come to the dining room now!
Mozaquir - (to Akhtar) you sit down as well Akhtar! You’ve done enough work for today.
Akhtar - (happily) yes dad I will.
(Akhtar sits onto a chair. Soon everyone except Thahmin enters the dining room and they all sit onto a chair each. They start eating. Mozaquir notices that Thahmin is missing from the table)
Mozaquir - (to everyone) where is Thahmin?
Megha - who cares? No one does!
Mozaquir - (angrily) shut up!
Aneetha - what did she anything rude? No she didn’t. in fact she is right. As if we care for that hideous girl to come here and eat with us!
Mozaquir - (to Imdad) Imdad? Where is Thahmin?
Imdad - she might be upstairs. (getting up from his chair) I’ll go get her.
Aneetha - (to Imdad angrily) hey your food is going to get cold! Eat and then go!
Imdad - but mum…
Aneetha - I said…
Mozaquir - just go Imdad! don’t listen to her she is wrong!
(Aneetha stares surprisingly at Mozaquir and Imdad leaves the room and walks upstairs to Thahmin’s bedroom)
Scene 5 - In Thahmin’s Bedroom
(Imdad opens the door and finds Thahmin sitting on her bed crying innocently. Imdad walks towards Thahmin and sits beside her)
Imdad - (touches Thahmin’s right knee with his left hand) hey what’s with the tears? Come on cheer up!
Thahmin - (sobs) don’t I have a right to cry now as well?
Imdad - oh no I didn’t mean it like that way.
(he removes his hand from Thahmin’s knee and folds his both hands together across his chest)
What I meant was you shouldn’t feel tp upset because you’re here…
Thahmin - no its not because I’m here! I like being here but I never knew your whole family wouldn’t know I’m coming to their own house! No one here likes me. My parents died when I was young and now I have to live up with people criticising me!
Imdad – don’t say things like that; this family is kind and friendly. If someone does anything wrong then the family might be mad with them. Of course everyone becomes angry if anyone makes mistakes that they weren’t supposed to make. Like when my dad brought you here without telling us. If he had told us earlier then I’m sure no one in my family would have had a problem with you coming here. But my dad didn’t do that and everyone here now thinks he did the wrong thing. So they hate you.
Thahmin - you didn’t tell anyone either.
(a slight guilty pause from Imdad and then he sighs)
Imdad - I know I should have told everyone but my dad didn’t let me! He pleaded to me not to tell the secret to anyone here so I couldn’t. wouldn’t it be heartbreaking if you break your own father’s trust?
Thahmin - I don’t know about this because I’ve never had parents.
Imdad - Then you will get to know about families. There is nothing more important than having a family. Without a family no human or animal can survive.
Thahmin - Well I didn’t have a family and I survived!
Imdad - You did when you were born! Without your mother could she even give birth to you? No she couldn’t. so you survived because of your mother. And god as well!
Thahmin - (laughs) Thanks for trying to explain!
Imdad - ok come downstairs now your having supper with us!
Thahmin - (looks up at Imdad) Oh no I cant! Not in front of those family members who hate me!
Imdad - (grabs Thahmin right hand) Oh come on you’ll enjoy it!
Thahmin - (trying to remove Imdad’s hand from her hand) Please Imdad don’t do this. I can’t go like this they’ll call me a scrubber!
(Imdad takes Thahmin downstairs and into the dining room. Aneetha, Rakesh, Anurag, Megha, Iqbal and Akash stare angrily at Thahmin)
Mozaquir - welcome Thahmin sit down!
(Imdad brings her to the table. Thahmin stares at everyone as if she is too scared to face them)
Akash - (to Imdad sarcastically) that was good you brought her Imdad!
Imdad - oh its my pleasure!
Akash - I didn’t mean it you idiot!
Imdad - I know you didn’t
(Imdad stares angrily at Akash)
Aneetha - talk respectively to him Imdad!
Imdad - why doesn’t he not understand that Thahmin is our sister now!
Anurag - it is definitely true that since this girl has stepped into our house!
Mozaquir - oh shut up!
Aneetha - (to Thahmin angrily) why are you here? Get lost! We don’t want to see you in our house! You cannot eat with us girl go now!!
(Thahmin lets out an innocent sob of grief, gets herself out of the chair and runs out of the dining room. Mozaquir‘s rage starts building)
END OF EPISODE 2