6 years ago
"You have to understand, its an expensive laptop, I know my friends and family, I trust the employees at the parlor, but I didnt check their bags on exit, I didnt know I was supposed to
"You just went and bought a new one when we had agreed we would wait for her to return our call?" he asked bluntly
"Because every minute I dont "take care of this" (air quotes) is a minute this theft has occured because of me
"We DONT even know if its a theft" he pleaded, hissing
Ranjan's car drove up...
They both were quiet, he got off his car and looked up, she waved nervously, he smiled joyously
"He could know where it is, the help hasnt even done looking" he argued
"they have I asked them before I went to paattu class" she said
He dialled Manya's number... three hours since they were home and Manya was off the grid, it pissed him off beyond reason
"Are you taking this personally?" he asked bluntly
"Ummm I shud be... dont u think?" she said guilty
"If Chachu's family was here for lunch, the help would ask them too, its just a question"
R&B didnt know HALF OF IT, he wasnt aware of his own sister's prejudices against his pick.
He knew she was fiercely protective but didnt know the interaction Ii had with her recently.
"I dont think they would mind because they are family" she said
AYYOYOO!! DID U JUST SAY THAT?
OH MY f**kING GOD!!!! DID U JUST SAY THAT?
THIS IS JUST THE PITS
Ummm... WHY cant I say that I know I said that... because I am not Chachu's family
I KNOW THAT. I dont know if he knows that but for Manya I AM NOT FAMILY
SO? TELL THAT NO, WHY DONT YOU
NOW THAT YOUVE TOLD HIM YOU ARE NOT FAMILY
WHY DONT YOU TELL HIM MANYA HATES YOU
PLAY THE PART OF A PROVERBIAL DIL II
GO ON KANNA
I DARE YOU TO DO IT
Her demons fought a bloody battle, but thankfully silence won
"If I send her the Registrar certificate it would help u think?" he asked softly
She turned red, shamefaced and in horror
"I" she began
"enough II" he said, his hand coming out of his pocket
She paced the balcony for 20 minutes, wore a shortsleeve cotton hoodie over her camisole
Went down to the kitchen, made chai, took a cup up for Ranjan
He was happy to see her, he was in his office
"how was the visit puttar the house was quiet, after all the noise on Friday night I wasnt prepared for a quiet house on Saturday night"
"i am sorry Dad" "Since we didnt get there until 7? or 7 they didnt let us leave"
"Well umm I will make rules... u cant go stay there for a month now" he said
She smiled gently... "Agreed"
"If u stay more than one night then then u cant go back for two months"
She smiled fully "Thats a good plan"
"Jao to hamey bhi saath le chalo ya, not allowed"
Thanks for the tea puttar, make a big meal, I skipped lunch"
"what would you like to have?"
"Ek Punjabi ko kya chahiye, roti shoti, dal waal aur murgi" he laughed
Check on everything except the last one" she said
"I am teasing tell Mahavir to make it, he makes good chicken, the Chef called he cant make it tonite"
"Oh no... koi baat nahi, I will make bharta, and rotis, chana dal khaayenge?"
"Ofcourse beta... I am very preoccupied and busy about the whole AGM... not sure if I am doing the right thing,
I am by myself, ek assistant hire kiya Program office banaya woh ladka ja raha hai, he got US Visa or something" "Had Visa and got an assignment"
"Oh I am sorry"
"Thanks... Bihar showroom, Mercedes Sales Office wants to meet, Samar & Trehaan want to know what their office looks like and how many people they can hire"
(he was sadly cynical about the priority of his nephews)
(His own son didnt care one bit for the decor or the trappings or how shiny the desk was, NOR ABOUT anything Excelsior or Ranjan's ambitions)
(He didnt know if he should be happy about getting the
attention of two talentless nephews that worried more about the decor, or just pretend he has nobody and continue to function alone)
"Good luck, let me know if I can do anything to help. I will stop by when dinner is ready?"
He nodded "Kuch meetha aur namkeen bhejogey puttar?"
"Oh sorry yes Dad I will" she said
She went down set an array of snacks sent it with Mahavir and took her chai and R&B's to the 2nd
He was in his office...
"Tea" she said setting it on his coffe table, he sat on the couch, twirling his hair, stretched out, staring at his Macbook
"Can I sit?" she muttered
"So u ask permission for THAT?" he sharply, baffled at her priorities
Edited by Nisha0604 - 6 years ago