Originally posted by Nisha0604
Star Wars & Samyukta
Whats new on Friday enna news di?" Akka asked for the breaking Bhalla news..
"NOTHING KA... NOT A THING" she said glibly
"U spent one entire work day without having him traumatize you and send u to rehab?" "Wow" "He must not be so bad afterall" Akka mocked
II's belly churned...
Amma brought her second dose coffee, she watched the press waala wave from downstairs asking for laundry
She went in setting the coffee on the dining table, Appa was chanting prayers loudly, the pooja annexe was like a Star Wars movie incense smoke filled, Appa sat like Obi Wan in veshti criss cross apple sauce, with a greay shawl; wrapped around his bare shoulders... following customs religiously...
with vibhuti smeared on his armns and forehead
Periappa was usually seated by him in a "easy chair"
An "Easy chair is a reclining wood and dhurrie material chair NO IYER HOME IN THE PLANET goes without"
The morning nurse propped periappa's head with a pillow
Appa rang the brass bell, the cooker blew off steam in the kitchen and the maid clanked pots in the sink
She counted 33 and handed the clothes to the guy...
Akka returned from hold at that time
"What plans di?"
NOTHING... NOT A THING AKKA... I wanted to sleep in Amma said its Marghazhi (Margasirish or Dhanush) so woke me up early, Amma and her shastrams u know"
"Inge va di, come on over Bala and I were thinking of going to PK tu bhi chal na"
REALLY? KITNE BAJE?
7 PM... Vasant Vihar PVR
The words Vasant Vihar made her have a seizure...
She stood by the Monet, as his seeking face plundered... no smile... his piercing eyes and the raspy jaw
She sat in the cane pod swing in the balcony and placed a hand on her belly to calm it
"Enna di Irukeya? WHERE ARE U"
"Umm... I mean... here" she said huskily
"I will kill you" she had said RAKSHASAN! HE WAS KILLING HER BIT BY BIT
Wait a second, let me find Shravu's tennis racket... sorry kanna... just one more hold"
Akka left... II didnt complain... she shut her eyes and swung... gently... she inhaled hard... his scent was ALL GONE from memory
She stared at her extended feet... her bare toes... she LOVED toe rings insisted she would wear Amma would not allow it "CHEEE PODI, not until the muhurtham"
She wanted the rolled tuby ones like Iyer women wore... she wanted the south Indian paranda... the black velvet bulbs encased in cold crust
She wanted diamond nose rings like Amma's three stone with tiny dangling pearls... she wanted the red nine yards, not blue not hip purple or grey or some stupid new fashion... ONLY ONLY A burgundy red saree with a wideee gold border... She suddenly felt his fingers stroking the dangling pearls on her nose ring... his fingers curling around ..feeling her metti... her toe rings... as her toes curled around his fingers trapping them in bed... and then that half smile appeared on the left cheek at her mischief... ISHITA" someone screamed
"Are u coming to PVR illenna should we pick u up?"
"I" she began
Amma appeared at the balcony door "Appa is insisting we must go kanna"
"WHERE?" she whispered covering the iphone with a palm
"ONNODA Samyukta Bhalla aathukku... YOUR SAMYUKTA BHALLA'S HOUSE"
Dead Dead Dead!!