Linguist & Kejriwal
"Mujhe tumse baat karni hai" she stood there and sulked
"how about at 1:30? at lunch?"R&B asked politely "No! Abhi utho" she whispered
Subbu was unable to say anything, he watched the tall lanky man set
his laptop on the side, and stand up as the girl stood sulking arms across her chest tapping her feet
R&B wore a cargos and a brown lacoste, and flip flops...
"Can I just call Vandita?" he offered coralling her to the windows on the opposite wall
"Edukku da, I know what you will do, vendave vendaam.. (WHY? No thanks but u dont need to)" she muttered
Subbu could hear it though
"Go ahead" he stood with his half smile (Do you have a better idea?)
"Just text Shravu saying, may I please have the Vita back?" she ordered
"No II I wont do that" he said firmly
"Why NOT? akka is mad at me, she thinks it was my idea, onakku kavalaye ille (you dont care)" she ranted
"I do care II the kid is sick" R&B spoke when ever she would let him
"SICK ENOUGH TO PLAY THAT STUPID HAND HELD DEVICE" II scoffed
Subbu was able to hear it, he did not leave politely or excuse himself, he was baffled what was going on...
it was unimaginable to him that a girl he was once engaged to was talking like this to a man he had business interactions with.
HOW did R&B understand so much Tamil? HOW did his hand held get to Shravu and why was she scolding the man like she had rights over him
Why did the guy stand there and take it?
"OK lets make a deal?" R&B started
"Vendaa, I know ur deals" she had her back to Subbu, so only her Dude saw her blush "I promise I wont involve you" he chuckled softly
"Hmphhh" she growled
"Lets give it a couple days? Please?" he begged
"Edukku da, so Akka can clobber me for two more days? I will record it all so u can sit in the balcony at night and watch" she grumbled
"I like it on the rec room screen with popcorn" he suggested
"Shut up!" she hissed when she thought he was being loud
"OK I am going to wait until Thursday and ask for it to be returned"he said calmly
"Unacceptable" she said standing ground
"I wont do it at all then" he said
"I will bring it back, along with the nerf gun and the games and the Vita and rain it on you" she said
"Good luck" he said softly
"I promised Akka I would kill you" she expressed grief at being unable to deliver on it
"Come back later" he offered
She relaxed her shoulders...
"Let the kid get better II" he coaxed her
"I know the games u are playing" she whispered
"Its good to have full information" he goaded her
"I have tons of work you just wasted my half hour. I will ask Baldev to bill it to deployment"
"we'll see" he said accepting the challenge
Subbu couldnt contain himself any further... he jumped up from his chair as R&B walked with II towards his couch...
"Shravu again?" he sniggered
R&B didnt nod, he had his eyes on his woman
Subbu didnt notice her ring though...
"U understand Tamil?" Subbu asked in awe
R&B" A little"
"U RESPONDED TO HER when she spoke in Tamil" Subbu pointed
"Just heard it a lot I guess" R&B half smiled
II glared OH PLEASE DONT BUTTER ME UP RAKSHASAN! THATS WHAT U ARE
A FULL COMPLETE RAKSHASAN!!
"U must be good with languages, you speak French, Punjabi, Hindi English & NOW TAMIL?" Subbu gushed.. SUCK UP SAALA!! "Shravu only talks in Hindi or English" dismissive
II didnt really care for Subbu
"Ya" said R&B
"How do u understand Tamil then?" I DEMAND TO KNOW RIGHT NOW, tone
"She talks in Tamil a lot" he said tilting his head towards his woman
"Its good to have a multi lingual team, 4 people on my team are from remote North Eastern towns" Subbu declared proudly
R&B shrugged in a "Good to know" gesture
"Good to see you Ishita. What brings you here?" R&B WONT TELL ME WONT YOU?
"Umm... just to take care of business" still flushed and agitated
"About a video game player?" scoffing
"Ya" she said turning to look at her dude
"Good to see you Ishita, how are Amma and Appa?" Subbu enquired
"Fine... at work I hope" she smiled
"How is VANDU?" he asked TRYING TO GET PALLY
"Shes fine" II acted impatient
"I saw Bala waving an auto at the Vasant Kunj turning two weeks ago" Subbu announced
"Ya Athim's car was getting a new battery" II said politely
"I cant do autos, there is so much pollution in Delhi" he smiled at R&B hoping to get his buy in
"Better than "some" cars" she scoffed (CASE IN POINT SOME TIN CANS M Co manufactures that masquerade as cars)
Subbu searched for a clever response
II didnt have patience..
"Text da" DONT FORGET tone to R&B
"thursday II" he said calmly
She walked out leaving two men looking at her, one part amused part thoughtful and the other sheer confused
"She is very attached to Shravu" Subbu declared dismissively
R&B did not respond just sat down and began twirling his locks
"Why was she here?" Subbu COULDNT GET OVER IT
"To talk about a PS Vita" R&B shared as little as possible
"That kid plays too much video games, they dont stop him"
I KNOW WHATS GOOD FOR HIM tone "she spoils him" "She buys him whatever he wants, his parents dont stop her either"
Subbu had a smug "I can trash talk about II as much I as I want, if it means you will think of me in a better light."
R&B shifted lifting a leg up and placing his laptop on it, gave him a "HOW is talking about Shravu's parents relevant to our meeting?" look
"shall we?" he asked tapping his keys
"Sure sure! if we hadnt gotten interuppted" Subbu said gleefully tilting his head towards the door to indicate II ruined 20 minutes
"By your phone call u mean?" R&B asked
Subbu looked at him curiously wondering why R&B would defend II
Amma made kesari in the morning for the baby's birthday, she had made gajar ka halwa complete with khoya clumps in between on Sunday when she was romancing the dude
Delhi's carrots in winter looked divine and tasted the best, Feb carrots were almost as good, since it was II's fave sweet Appa grated 6 lbs and Amma stewed them
She would send some with Akka for her in laws since they had teeth trouble like many 70+ year lds
She hadnt sent any sweet except half the 10-20 lb boxes Ranjan brought that Sunday...
The wedding was fast approaching and Amma's baby would be gone soon, Appa anD Amma had gone off to South Ex and bought her a pretty peach Kanjeevaram saree to gift her on her Bday
II had the BEST birthday morning... in fact the BEST morning
Appa stood by her bed when Amma came to wake her... at 6.. they sang as usual...
and they gave her bags of stuff... a bunch of silver jewelry from Periappa and the saree and some trinkets
She couldnt wait to shower to wear it
Appa smiled at her he gave her a FULL FULL SMILE
"Happy Birthday kanna" he squeezed her shoulders and patted her back, the most an Iyer Dad would do
Amma made pongal and chutney for breakfast, she sat down with the newspaper...
"U should double celebrate" Appa scoffed
"Yen Pa?" she asked
"Your guy won" Appa said grudgingly
"I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW" II jumped and danced
"Onnum panna poradu ille, he has whipped up a frenzy among you youngsters but he is incapable" Appa said dismissively reaching for his glasses
"Even Na Mo has no track record of running a country before YOu gave him a chance?" II argued
"Ayyyooo!! Amma whined in the kitchen shaking her head
"Aiyavum magalum vakuvadama" Selvi asked
"the employer and his daughter debating?"
"Ellarum late innikki" Amma scolded
"All of us will get late"
"He ran a state successfully before if u recall" Appa threw back at her
"Sure Pa, I bet some would have thought he was incapable when he got that job"
"But u see, what has Kejriwal really done? hosting an audience of 5 lakhs or 6 lakhs in India is no big deal, he threatened to quit and he quit, foolish? Totally" Appa listed Kejri's rap sheet
"OK I give it to you that was a ridiculous dare and he had to follow through" "Made him look stupid" II said
"See inda madiri kathu kuttikellam layaku padaadu Delhi politics (Delhi politics is for seasoned veterans like Vajpayee or Na Mo, newbies like Kejru will be clobbered) Appa smirked
"He is the only hope for younger people Pa, Dont say that" II pleaded
"What hope I say? Stop bribing people stand in line, wait for your turn, declare all your income, HOW HARD IS THAT?" Why do you need a Kejriwal to teach you that?" Appa demanded
Amma eye scolded II from the kitchen
"Appa Amma is thittifying me (Tinglish for scolding) II tattled
"Ayyyo" Amma did a plam to the head, and waved her index finger saying "Tujhe to main baad mein dekh loongi" (Just wait!)
"Why are you controlling her Madhu? She will be gone in 3 weeks who will I discuss politics in the morning?"
Appa asked loudly, choking up, removed his glasses and reached for his veshti's edge to dab his eyes II found herself crying immediately
More on the morning... and II's Birthday and Subbu... and R&B later...
Who said this was over?
FAR from it
Edited by Nisha0604 - 7 years ago