She slept the whole day, and woke after 5 to find a manicured Mandira fixing eggs in the kitchen
She cleared her throat nervously...
"Hi! Trisha, how are you?" Mandira asked in a saccharine tone
"I am fine...umm.. do you know where Ashwin went?" Trisha asked
Mandira turned upon hearing her son's name
"Umm.. hes probably busy" she said smugly having no clue herself where her son was
"Do you like to wear glasses?" she questioned the young girl
Trisha nodded tentatively
"You should try contacts" "they are not expensive" Mandira asserted
"Umm.. OK" Trisha nodded confused "If Ashvin"
"Ashwin is usually spending his evening with friends" she smiled
"Oh" Trisha began making her coffee
"How is everyone at home?"
"Umm.. yes... good"
"they must miss you?"
"Its only my father" she said
"Dont u have two brothers?"
Trisha looked surprised for a second
"Umm.. they dont live in Ullal" she said politely
"so they must miss you all the time" Mandira tried a feeble joke
Ashvin came in showered, shaved and dressed in khakis and a plaid shirt
"Are you making coffee?" he asked
"You could smell?" Trisha smiled sweetly
"Umm.. I guess... can I get some?" he asked
"I made tea love" Mandira pushed his tea mug towards him
"A minute? The decoction has to drain" Trisha said pretending not to pay attention to the giant tea cup
"To yeh pee lo beta... you can have coffee later, you used to get heart burn if u drank coffee in the evening" Mandira reminded him
Trisha made her own coffee
As mother and son discussed some house repair issue in Delhi
Trisha went to her room with her chai, Ashvin appeared soon after and found her curled up in her lounge chair, feet drawn up, in her fave crouching pose
He bend down and kissed her fully... "Good coffee" he whispered, moistening her lips and tongue with his.. stroking playfully..