A.. End & a beginning
He wondered during the day as to how Trisha knew Dadu was a great cook.
"Are you seriously back with her?" Chirag didnt seem too happy
"Yes I am" Ashvin nodded confidently
"Kya hua dude?"
"Nothing... why?" Ashvin acted like he was clueless
"i mean the whole thing with the restaurant and franchise and stuff? I saw the package being returned to the inventory system. I was shocked"
"she didnt want the offer. I didnt want her to live in Ullal so she is back" he said
"Did u try and blackmail her when you broke your shoulder?" Chirag was clearly unhappy, the chuckle was forced
"I didnt have to" he said crossing his legs
"Wow... man... just WOWW" Chirag didnt have another reaction
"OK can we look at this Vita Juice thing first, I thought they owed us every payment after the initial registration amount" Ashvin wore his glasses and peered into the file
"Are u seriously trying to work after throwing out a bombshell?"
"Hyperbole much?" Ashvin was visibly cold
"How is she taking it?"
"she is not a prisoner... never was"
"I get it dude... but you know, she lived unwillingly and now she is living..."
"U get my drift?"
"No... I dont... lets focus on this please?" Ashvin tapped the monitor
"Chal lets go play a game tonight?" Chirag didnt wantt o let go.
He was hoping he had a chance with her, in fact he had spent the last week or so after discovering this whole thing in pursuing her mentally
He wouldnt call it "stalking" I mean "stalking" involves chasing a person in person he told himself
And here was his boss, all patched up and planning to live with her now
"I dont think I can"
"My Mom's in town"
"Are u afraid the women cant be left alone?" Chirag laughed nervously
"Nope... I did not say that... we had dinner plans" Ashvin darted a gaze at the window behind him as he lied
"Cmon dude, you havent swung a racquet in two months"
"I know... but I am too stiff, and you will win... again... I cant let u do that"
"Tu jeet to chuka hai" Chirag blurted
"nO... what did u mean?" Ashvin was curious
"I meant the last two pool games you won" Chirag mumbled his face going red
The men worked uninterrupted until 2:14
His Mom called him then
"Where are you?"
"Dadu has called twice since 1, chalo beta"
"Uh... I didnt wnat to go" he stiffened
"You didnt tell your wife that? She is ready"
"Oh" he smiled at his mother's jab
"Mujhe pata hai tum muskuraa rahe ho" his mother sulked
"How in the world do u know that?"
"Huh" she smirked
"K... give me 30 minutes, I will see you at Koramangala" he said reluctantly
"MG Rd se tum 30 minutes mein kaise aaogey?" she interrogated
"Fly? maybe?" he grinned
"Har baat mein mazaak" she was ticked
"Fine... I will leave soon" he said like a obedient child
Another call interrupted the conversation
He said his goodbyes to his Mom and hung up, and answered "Ashvinn" he said, he didnt recognize the number
"Uh... um... Trisha here" she said politely
He felt his insides somersault
"Trish?" he asked
"Trisha" she said with a smile
""A"? he asked
"Yes my name has a A at the end" she said innocently
"Mine at the beginning" he murmured..
"Are you coming?" she asked
"Did u call me to ask me that?" he asked amused
"Yes... you said you didnt want to"
"And why do u think I would have changed my mind?" he teased
"Oh" she sounded deflated
"Are you going?" he asked softly
"Yes" she said eagerly
"I will too" he said