"dont say that beta. Let him stay here" Mandira urged a smiling Sharanbir admonishing her daughter
"Well he never comes over to Delhi to stay with US" Leela mumbled
"I am here... you stay here too"
"Well I am trying to sign up for a nutrition, wellness course in Madrid... if u stay here how will I see you?"
"Dont sign up" Sharanbir said
Trisha smiled at the banter
"Sign up for something at BU" he urged
"DADU I HATE studying... I am done with graduation... thats enough for me... I am going to this wellness spa thing"
"So it is a spa" Sharanbir busted her shrewdly
"Papaji" Mandira was not very happy her daughter was being questioned in front of her son's... wife? GF?
"Let her go if she wants to... I bet Spain would love having her" Ashvin mocked
"EVERYONE loves having me except YOU" leela was hurt
He reached and tapped her head with a unused fork
"Dont touch me" she shrieked
He did it again
"Leela" Ashvin hollered
"Koramangla chal puttar" Sharanbir coaxed his grand daughter
"U know what happened last time" Leela was sad
"Umm" Mandira shushed her
"Woh waha se chala gaya beta" Sharanbir urged her
"She began dating a guy in that building" Ashvin explained to Trisha
"HE WANTED TO DATE ME. Get ur facts straight genius" Leela explained
"Whatever... she dated him and broke up" Ashvin said quietly
"Well... you married and broke up"
"Well... thats true" Ashvin grinned
"Trisha... u are not eating much" mandira focused on her now
"I ate one big one" she said
"Ms Shanbag you must be used to Konkani breakfast" he smiled
"Eggs" Trisha laughed
"That is what the whole country eats Dadu... except YOU. You want old fashioned paranthas" Leela teased waving her fork... chewing
"I am an old man"
"Except for the cane... you seem pretty fit to me" Leela smiled
"Well thanks... I am trying to ditch the cane"
"If u do I can introduce you to Naina's nani" Leela smiled mischievously
"She will not date a man with a stick"
Trisha laughed heartily
"U find me funny?" he asked
Trisha nodded eagerly
"He is just trying to impress you... he is not usually funny" Ashvin said impolitely
"ashvinnn" Mandira scolded
"Let him be... I appreciate honesty... he knows that" Sharanbir nodded appreciatively
"And a good argument" Leela chimed in
"yes... like Vishwas" Sharanbir hung his head eating quietly
"U can stay here for however long" Mandira said happily
She had some good news to take back for her co sisters in law about the "health of the grandfather grandson relationship"
They were never mean to her
They never mocked her, they never tried to victimize her with negative Instagram comments
They never judged her fiesty efforts to solve all of Ashvin's problems
They were actually her friends
But secretly Mandira wanted "something to show" some progress
"He could... I have to attend a trade show so it will work out great" Ashvin said firmly
"No betaaa... move it" Mandira was trying hard to push a rock up the hill only to have it roll back and crush her
"umm.. I dont think so"
"Let him go Mandira... he seems interested in working now"
She wanted resolution, no matter what Ashvin thot of her
she wasnt dwelling on it for as long as it gives her relevance. That is self destructive and petty.
"really Dadu? Thats cheap and a pot shot" Ashvin was furious
"whatt? U know u hate the business ur mind is far far away from Cuisine Craft on an average day"
"How would you come to that conclusion?"
"I can tell based on the numbers"
Maybe I should have let the operating profit slide down to the red"
"U wont do that... even to spite me " Sharanbir said
For a brief moment Sharanbir saw Vishwas's sparkle in his grandson's eyes
Ashvin felt a moment of compassion.. his grandpa was attracting him like a fat kid to a cotton candy stand
It was like before... before his was wasted on drugs and/or booze
He had found true resolution... in finding Trisha... he had been able to admit f**king up not only in marrying her but also in moving on
He didnt know if such a things as true resolution existed in his relationship with Dadu
"U can go and come back when he comes back" Trisha said politely
"You really want me to be here when he is here?" Sharanbir's eyes shone with pride... Trisha was not seeing what Ashvin was seeing
She was seeing a lonely old man that needed his family
Trisha nodded calmly