The marriage business
The guard escorted her like she was some celebrity.
She tried telling him politely "Hospital ke andar mujhe kya hoga"
AYYYO! SO EMBARRASSING!!!
"Sir ne mana kiya madam" he said
She texted him "Ivana po sollu da... I am OK, " (ask the guard to leave)
He sent back a half smile
"Cramping your outlaw lifestyle is he?" he winked back
"Absolutely" she mumbled
"I will text him to wait outside the elevator" he texted
"I parked in the 3rd level down and its pretty dark" she admitted
"Text me when u get home" he ordered
"I shudnt call?" she asked
"the blonde's here" he said
"Ask her not to use my hair brush" she texted
"What about the foot creme and lotion?" he asked politely
"Umm... maybe u can charge her for use?" she said thoughtfully
"Charge her for rubbing it on too?"
"Sure, u might need the money for surgery when I amputate ur hands" she typed and sent it
I SENT THAT!!
He sent a red plus and a pair of steths...
The Doc was polite and friendly and almost reverential
He was willing to answer as many Qs she had, she called Appa and have him talk, Appa was stunned she was able to get the guy on the phone
He assured Appa He would be willing to meet during duty hours between "11 AM and 1"
She sat by Periappa almost for 20 minutes, he was all hooked up and sleeping
She couldnt get a word out but she said many many things to him mentally
"Next time when I am mean to the Rakshasan, remind me Periappa, he helped me see u today" she felt his hand
As tears flowed freely
"I dont know where my marriage is headed, our staying together is like a business trip now... once every few months. A career cant be filled with biz travel no?
U have to get office time too... he told me clearly he is unwilling to return to India. I told him shamelessly that I cant live without him"
She smiled for the longest time replaying how she said it
"Only because I want to watch u read in the balcony sonnen (I said)" she told about how she lied
Hes probably elated I asked him for help, or expressed grief while talking to him so he arranged a meeting with dr Kapoor
His biggest pet peeve is I dont "ASK" she reminded periappa
"I cant... u know... its hard for me... nalaikki I dont (tomorrow) want to be slotted into the " rich spoilt snob of a woman that gets her hubby todo everything"
"When u get better u must come stay with me... I am learning a new Deekshithar kriti I will sing for u, seriya? (OK?) she smiled
She wiped her tears many times her kurta was soaked
"I dont like my boss, I might be very jealous of her... and I think I might have upset her" she got up to go and told him that too
"Going to her for anything hurts my ego" she felt that rock like lump again in her throat
"I know... I know... its bad behavior... but avala paathale I am reminded of something I didnt get" (When I look at her) I am dreading going to work tomorrow" she leaned on his bed and sighed
the male nurse shifted uneasily hoping she would leave soon...
"Varen" she said
Turned around and walked over and said
"No... I will go to D II and SEE YOU THERE" she cried softly
"I am so mad at Amma Appa for not informing me... neenga aathukku vaango apram kochikaren avaala" (u get home first I will butcher them later)
She smiled and nodded and sniffled and left him
He would stir, but she wouldnt know because she would be facing the door...
"He was asleep" she texted her husband, with a tear drop
He called her and she cried
"What did Doc Kapoor say"
"Nothing I didnt know" she sniffled
"Can u please stop crying?" he asked
"No" she said
"I am going to chat with him alright?" he reassured
"Nobody told me da" she was angry
"thats not going to change his condition II" he texted matter of fact
"How do u know?" she argued
"Dont give ur parents more stress II" he ordered
"U suddenly like them more?" she mocked
"I am ready for combat always" he said bluntly "Leave them alone for now"
"I wont promise anything"she texted somberly. "But u never answered who u like more?" she stressed
Feeling lonely, distraught and homesick for Paris. Suddenly jealous of her own parents for getting his care and concern
"Enna pathi kavala pada mateya? (wont u care about me?) she asked jealous
"Go home and get some sleep" he said wearily
"While u go off to work and eat sushi?" she asked
"I AM FINE" he hissed frustrated
"I told periappa everything" she said
"Good! Whose side did he take?" he asked softly
"Not urs" she informed
He sent back the "ouch!" emoticon
"Come here on Friday" he suggested
"For two days?" she asked, her jaw dropping
"Umm... ya" he said
"I shudve known... I married a VAGABOND... tum mujhe AISI suggestions hi dogey" she responded deeply hurt
"Spending weekends together is better than being alone in Delhi and paris" he said practically
"For the next 50 years?' she asked
"For now" he said
Ranjan texted her when she got to the parking lot
She responded "In 20 Dad? Sam ko bhi bula lein kya? Lasya ko dekh loongi?" Ya Lasya ko lekar aaoon?" she asked politely
"Zaroor betaji" he nodded
"Manya aa gayin?" she asked
"Haan puttar" he said with a BIGG SMILE
II's belly churned