Revelation & Recipes
Amma Appa seriously didnt know if Srikanth would ever return to the States, Natesan Mama mentioned Srikanth visiting yet again the following week. Ishita was teetering between insanity and madness... if those two stages are different in any way... Saturday morning... ermmm... the the day after checking up on Rakshasan on the wintry rainy night... and being kissed senseless and begged for more kisses and acceding to such troubling requests eagerly... when she returned home, her parents were not surprised Neither was she when she spent most of the night sitting up "My back hurts from being in bed the whole week I could do with a massage" he whispered in her ear... "I drove like a speed demon cutting people off like crazy to get here, I twisted a nerve on my side" she said in his ear I NEED A MASSAGE DA Rakshasane!!! "You could have called instead" he said softly Making her murderous... they fought arms legs and feet... and mouth.. HE DIDNT CARE SHE CAME?.. HE JUST WANTED HER TO CALL THATS IT..?? He spent many minutes... II didnt count... MANY minutes making it up to her.. a glorious apology if ever there was one.. when the apology was accepted...she found many buttons on her shirt undone... and beard burn all over her rib cage and arms and belly..
He coaxed her into giving him a massage... Only neck... she offered... neck and back he demanded... then u dont get any she said..
i will settle for legs.. he said.. she smacked him
And finally gave him a back rub...And so began her alternate career of a massuese... He found her charm bracelet amusing... asking her what each one meant...
Saturday morning as Amma dried laundry, she dialled Akka... no not to make an actual CONFESSION... she is still in serious denial... but a revelation will happen
but to throw hints maybe? Ask her if she must be suffering from some mental ailment...
"Busy aa irukeya?""Are u busy ka?" she asked "When did u become so polite kanna?" Akka teased... II was like a freight train... she demanded and got attention "Ille... I just" she muttered "is everything OK... did u kill the Rakshasan or something?" Akka asked... BUT SHE WAS SMILING since she crushed on him
NO I DID NOT KILL HIM, I WENT TO HIS HOUSE TO CHECK ON HIM I USED YOUR PROGENY TO LIE IN THE PROCESS...
i am waist deep (THATS A LIE) in this mess... neck deep? Chin deep?... stubbly cheek deep?
"Ishita?" Akka called out
"I wanted to ask u"
"Did u kill the guy or not?" Akka sounded concerened "No I... I didnt.." II muttered
Amma: ishita go take a shower and sing kanna its been a good week since u sang, I am asking Bala Mami if she can fit u in at the Tamil Sangam celebration for Pongal
NO AMMA I WONT SING... NO PLEASE MA... I WONT SING... I WONT" II yelled
"Ayyo Amma, Give the phone to Amma" Akka was irriated
II handed the phone, leaned back on the pod swing and closed her eyes
Akka and Amma argued extensively..
II...II? Well II was not there mentally... she wondered what he was doing... European soccer... Rakshasan..
He felt warm and firm... his throw/blanket was sexy too... blue and silver striped
He covered their legs uptill the waist... as they lay on the massive couch... each time the blanket caught between their legs..
he yanked it so it would cover them and not insert in between, like he wanted to feel her legs... on his
"Your button scratched me" she wailed... feeling his knee for a cargo short button
"I could take it off its hurting u bad" he offered.. He messed with her verbally and physically..
amma handed her the phone with the SAME ORDER "30 minutes kanna, I am switching off that phone if u dont go take a shower"
II took the phone from her...
"Sollu kanna,tell me" Akka said kindly
"Ka, do u... how.. I mean.. u think"
"Yes to everything" Akka mocked her mumbling
"Do u think physical attraction is important?" II blurted
WHATTT?' Akka was taken aback...
"U know... wud u have married Athim if u didnt feel it?" II asked
"NO WAY... NO WAY... IT MATTERS A LOT DI" Akka said firmly
"Did...emm... umm did it dr" II stopped
"WHO IS IT WHO IS IT WHO IS KANNA TELL ME... WHO?" Akka screeched
"Yaar? Who? II pretended gasping for breath
"OMG! U are attracted to someone... yaaru SRIKANTH? OMG..." Akka began singing some cheap Tamil song
"Akkkaaa" II shouted
Appa turned from pooja to "eye scold"
"Sory sorry sorry" she whispered
"NOBODY KA... I AM JUST ASKING" she whipered "HOW CAN IT BE NOBODY WHEN U WANT TO KNOW IF PHYSICAL ATTRACTION IS IMPORTANT?" Akka quizzed LOGICALLY AYYYO.. IYERS AND LOGIC... IRRITATING...
"Akka.. I am just asking... if its important in a relationship" II asked
"We went over that two weeks ago didnt we? Also during Subbu? ENNACHU ONAKKU WHATS WRONG?" Akka sounded startled
II suddenly remembered there was a guy by that name once in her life..
"Oh... Aama ille? u are right" II muttered
"Ishita Amaa? Ille? Yes and no? Whats wrong babe? U went all the way with Subbu u said" Akka whispered as pots clanked in her kitchen "Hmmm" II looked bored
"It should knock ur socks off" Akka muttered lost in thought...
YA said II YA... NOT OH... NOT APDIYA (Oh really? in Tamil) but A BIG FAT YA...
Bala Athim interrupted the call... Akka hung up and the first thing she did when she hung up was picked up her jaw from the kitchen floor
Around 11 ish Sunday a courier delivered a box to the Iyers.. a tiny box...
APPA RECEIVED IT... and signed for it...
Gave it to her as she dried her hair...
Amma stepped out of the kitchen...
"Yaarukku? Who is it for?"
"Nambathu Deployment Manager, the deployment manager of our house, Appa said proudly
Suryan FM played one of her favorite Vidyasagar song on her bed...
Appa and Amma exchanged a quick glance hoping it was from Srikanth... Appa looked nervous
II THE FOOL THAT SHE WAS RIPPED IT OPEN RIGHT THERE
I didnt say she was a genius for nothing, she could have said Flipkart CDs, or earrings or some goddamn thing
Nope she opened it IT WAS A BOOK
"there is NO SENDER" "Inda kalathula, these days WHO SENDS WITHOUT ACK" Appa was telling AmmaII sat down shaking... she knew WHO SENDS LIKE THAT
Edited by Nisha0604 - 7 years ago
"21 RASAM RECIPES and OTHER IYER FOOD" by Lalitha Krishnan
There was a picture of a bowl of rasam on the glossy cover... reddish.. frothy, with floating cilantro and tomatoes...
needless to say her face took on the reddish hue of the Southern delicacy...
RAKSHASAN HAD SENT HER STUFF HOME... HOMEEE
She didnt kill him when she had the chance and he was HOME NOW