When they heard the kids outside was when Sam returned, and Amma called that Sree was not stopping by... she panicked
Akka couldnt make it so they moved Sree to the following weekend... her text from Sree said "Hope we can talk next weekend" and a SMILEY
Sam fed her, more like force fed her... and R&B looked on like he didnt even know her
"Arent u siupposed to say "She has to go home?" she asked "Do you?" he asked... Oh! Who am I talking to... Nevermind... Hmmpppfff" she grunted The food was delicious and II was ravenous, not a bite left on her plate... three days of starvation and pining for Rakshasan...
Tanmay talked about his work asked her about 30 under 30, wonder who told him? she thought
CANT BE RAKSHASAN, HE DOESNT TALK... HE DOESNT TALK WHEN THERE IS A NEED TO WHY WOULD HE PASS ON RANDOM INFO ABOUT U? "It was a fair game, I guess they felt like rewarding self employed women" II said
"See of the final 30, there were over 14 that were self employed" she did a mental math again
"Ya 15 self employed, and 11 from PRODUCT companies, I didnt see many winners from IT, may be the IT boom is over" she giggled
R&B just ATE... watching her chat with Tanmay
"Dont u want to work for someone else at some point? Tanmay asked cheering her up
She got that... she smiled... "Ummm... pata nahi shaayad.. Bangalore? Amma Appa, u know my parents.." "I know Amma Appa" Tanmay said indulgently... "Oh! I mean I speak a lot of Tamil... its hard to hold back" II said sheepishly
R&B looked at her
DONTTT DONTTT DONT U DARE LOOK AT ME... U DESERVE EVERY GAALI I GIVE U, RAKSHASAN... "R&B doesnt talk any Punjabi" Tanmay poked fun
R&B chuckled shook his head
HE NEVER HAD ANYTHING TO SAY
UNLESS HE WAS TEARING HER UP IN A CONF ROOM OR TORMENTING HER IN BED "He refused to... Dadi would teach us all, ziddi jo hai" Sam said "He speaks a lil, but doesnt care" Tanmay said "Do u want your kids to learn?" II asked
"Why not?" Sam smiled...
"U shud talk to them... I was talking with Lasya in Tamil... I will end up teaching her" Ii gushed II was a glorious pink on the comment... something about that comment made her heart aflutter II didnt wear her nose ring today, and she had many scars to prove as punishment for the crime...
She looked at her plate turning red...
"I like wearing nose rings" she muttered
Tanmay was talking to R&B... he turned a lil to meet her gaze...
THE LOVE OF NOSE RINGS THAT WOULD BE THE TAG LINE FOR THEIR... ERMMM... L... STORY... STORY... YA
Sam did not notice that as she spoke to Nandan for a min... she was under the impression that there was indeed nothing now... between the two
Tanmay ne mujhe daant diya saying the sindoor smudged because both walked into
each other not because he kissed her upstairs that evening in the yellow Bengal cotton... he scolded me for letting my imagination run wild
She told Akka, they should wait and watch... and that she was unable to get any cues, and Tanmay scolded her for making up stories
Akka called "Are u bringing him home? Its 9:49 kanna he has school tomorrow"
"Sorry ka, he just refused to leave" II pleaded
"Oh I know, its not you, are u eating kanna?" Akka asked
"Ya, as soon as I am done?" II promised," I have to work too, I have a 10 with Baldev"
"No worries just wanted to know if I shud send Bala. He doesnt sleep until 11 after a long weekend, hes terrible, phone kudu Sam kitta let me thank her"
She handed the phone...
Tanmay: So sorry we got distracted, so u are keen on working for a product company? Tangible product? II: Oh ya, Delhi doesnt have much choices, my parents... dont want me to move to Blore, Bay Area is OK but not Bangalore" she giggled Found R&B's eyes ON HER... ON HER... FULL AND PIERCING... Tanmay: Arent half the Iyer boys in the Bay Area?
II: More like 90%... (hugely uncomfortable)
He turned to R&B "Only Punjabis go to Eu, Iyers only go to the States it looks like"
R&B didnt respond, didnt shrug, his eyes drilling holes in her..
"I go to Cupertino for my BPO, all I see is Desis" Tanmay guffawed
Sam wandered with a fork, talking with Akka
"Iyer men are educated and smart so why not, more power to them, I mean they dont stop until they get their Ph Ds" Tanmay said casually
R&B just ate... chewing slowly...
II turned crimson... "Some do, u are right" she croaked...
The help brought desserts...
"Do u need a ride?' Tanmay asked
"I dont... I will" she stopped not telling him she would take an auto with a 9 year old after 10 PM on a wintry night
The Shanti Niketan Rd being the quietest and most dangerous
"Do u have ur car?" he asked
"Umm.. i will be fine" she said
"R&B chhod dega" Tanmay declared confidently
Sam returned... II didnt say much... R&B? NOTHING...
The first thing Shravu said when he sat in the car
"Will u teach me how to drive this car?" "U dont like animals any more" Ii asked irritated
SOMETHING had happened in the dining table... THEY BOTH ACKNOWLDGED IT... BUT BOTH UNWILLING TO ADDRESS IT...
Tanmay's question had awakened feelings of "What the hell are we two trying to do here?"
That was the most dangerous, slippery slope... she had a suitor at home... or ermmm.. in Munirka... a block from Akka's house in Natesan Mama's probably getting ready to go to bed
His girlfriend, "open relationship partner"? Wherever she was... probably shrugged and turned away when he told her he was making out every time he saw his Iyer biz partner?
"sure bud... how about we meet for the first lesson next Sat?" R&B offered
she looked at him shocked
"NO! WHY? NO! Vendaam... No... I dont think so" II ranted
"I want to, I want to, I want to Chithi" Shravu screamed
R&B didnt respond... he hadnt said a word to her since the time they sat down to eat
"I wont sit by you because u signal the help to pile my plate"
"The rain check was used up, we can start a new one" he muttered
He had kissed her MORE than 4 times in the evening today, the two rasmalais and two gulabjamuns from that Thursday was LOOONG EXHAUSTED
"I'll pay as I go" (NO RAIN CHECK) she whispered
He half smiled
Shravu, played his DS, instead of dropping HER first he turned right towards Vasant Vihar... and Malai Mandir...
It was 10: 20 ish...
He walked with her up the stairs... Akka knew she was baby sitting... but NOT the fact that she was getting a ride home from HIM
They knocked and waited the tube light in the living room was on, and they heard people talking...
akka opened mid way in conversation And was startled to see R&B II and Shravu In the living room sat Natesan Mama Mami, Sree and Akka's in laws and Bala
Coming up... Munirka Mutiny