6 years ago
3 Person visit
He was disgruntled so he didnt answer Ranjan's call
Amma was in Periappa's room talking with the nurse, when Ranjan called Amma's cell it rang on her bed
She sprinted over to get it, answering politely "Umm... Amma?" II spoke nervously, Ranjan glared ominously over her head
THESE BHALLA MEN!!
ORU PURUSHAN PATHADU ENAKKU
(Like Hubby is not enuf
I need FIL too)
NOW I CANT EVEN LIE THAT I CALLED THEY BOTH ARE BUSY
AMMMA WHY DID U ANSWER
YA LIKE SHE KNOWS ITS YOU "NOT" WANTING HER TO PICK UP?
I MEAN WHY WILL RANJAN CALL HER?
SHES RIGHT WHY WILL RANJAN CALL AMMA?
OMG!! THERE IS A THIRD PERSON NOW?
UNTIL YESTERDAY THERE WERE ONLY TWO?
NOW I HAVE A THIRD PERSON IN MY HEAD
NOW THREE PEOPLE WILL VISIT ME WHEN I AM TRYING TO RANT?
"Ennadi?" "where are u?" Amma asked smiling
"At home ma"
"SO much noise? What did u do invite the Embassy next door?" Amma mocked
SHE KNOWS NOBODY HERE TALKS
NOBODY IS AROUND EVEN
SO WHY WILL THEY TALK
I BETTER SHUT UP BEFORE ALL THREE START TALKING
"Ayyo, no ma, just family and friends for Aug 15th"
"Rich people party for everything" Amma chuckled
"Ammma neeyuma? U are like Appa too?" II lamented
"OK tell me why did u call...??" Amma asked cheerfully
"Will u come over for dinner?"
"I already put one batch of idlis raja, Akka wanted coriander cocnut chutney, Appa wanted tomato chutney" Amma smiled
"Amma so u already ate?" II SAID LOUDLY
RANJAN GRABBED THE PHONE FROM HER
POCHU DA!! (Shitt!)
"Mrs Iyer have u eaten?"
"Um no no... I just telling her what I made" Amma said confused
"If u havent eaten, bring whatever you have made so we can all eat" Ranjan said warmly
"No Mr Ranjan, its raining so hard, Ishita's father doesnt like to drive the new car in heavy rains" Amma mumbled
"Nope, he shouldnt, I am sending mine" Ranjan said firmly
"Please bring Vandita also"
"Oh no... she cant come in such heavy rains, Bala just came home, I can bring Shravu if thats OK" Amma offered
She walked over to the living room, Appa was "hunting down" channels that played this crisis and watched carefully
"Ishita mamanaar koopadrar" (hes inviting us)
Appa looked at Amma like "WHY DID U ANSWER THE CALL??"
Amma looked startled
"enakku panninaar I didnt answer" Appa grumbled softly
Amma was upset
"We will come in half hour, Thank you" she said firmly hanging up
"Nee poyittu va na varale" "I will feed Vandita" he said bossily
Shravu played PS2 in Amma Appa's room
"He called u and you didnt answer? Ponna kuduthu irukom avathula" (we have given our daughter)" Amma was upset
"Do u know what the reporters are saying? He has not paid 1000s and he is celebrating independence" Appa spat back
Amma sat down shocked stared at the TV... she could recognize her daughter's house, some men stood in the balcony she saw her son in law's swing
The whole house was lit up, the first and ground floors were not visible, hidden by the leafy green trees and the tall concrete and barbed wire fence
Amma could have never in her dreams ever imagined her daughter would be inside such a huge house, so loved and cared for
Amma was NOT "seeing" what Appa was... unfortunately she was not...
she had not erred not bit in her devition to Appa's principles for how life should be led,
what mattered more, how wealth was unimportant, how ethics were supreme priority
A part of her objectivity had gone on hiatus,
will it return? If yes, when?
For now, she was taken aback by the sudden fame thrust on to her daughter
Nobody knows... but for now
"See, they are in the balcony with no concern"
"Its a legal, labor problem, let them care for it" Amma spoke trying to look away
"This is unacceptable Madhavi" Appa said sternly
"What u did is too, he has invited us, we should go for an hour"
Appa's phone beeped with the driver's cell phone number text from Ranjan
Immediately the driver called too
Amma knocked on II's room, Bala and Vandu were watching something on the ipad
Bala stepped off the bed, with a embarrassed look
Vandu smiled content, her baby at her bosom
"Hey Ishita's FIL called Appa and I are going, do u want idlis now or later?" Amma asked
"ayyo u go ma.. I will make for myself" she smiled
"Can I take Shravu?" Amma asked
Akka looked at Bala
"sure sure, Mami please kootindu pongo" (Take him)
Amma was about to say something, she smiled and nodded and said thanks instead
She packed up the 36 idlis she had made with most of the chutneys
Left some fresh grated coconut on the counter for Akka to make more
Took Shravu, changed, forced her husband to as well and dragged a reluctant Appa out the door, the three person team set off for the visit
Reached her daughter's home after 8 PM...
First people Appa "bumped into?"
Makarand Rao and Manya Bhalla... on the ground floor patio swing
Edited by Nisha0604 - 6 years ago