Posted: 20 March 2011 at 9:24pm | IP Logged
am back with the final chapter in this OS. We finally have our GoHam
scene. I hope I live up to all our fantasies. Now I need you to use
your imagination. Remember I can't write Hindi so well...you have to
imagine the GoHam conversation in Hindi even though I have written it in
English except for a couple of lines.
I hope it lived up to what you wanted. I am not quite sure if this is where Goham were going to end up when I started.
caught up to Gopi as she was crossing the lobby towards the elevators.
He grabbed her arm and was only somewhat shocked to feel that under her
sweater she was completely frozen. "Gopi, where have you been?
turned towards Aham and couldn't hide her happiness at being with him
and said, "Ahamji, thank you for bringing me to this paradise. I've
been walking around the city all day! It is so beautiful. I didn't
know places like this existed...let alone dreamt that I would ever see
them. Thank you Ahamji!"
the end of this long speech to Aham her teeth started chattering
profusely. Aham was shocked by Gopi's appearance, her cheeks were
chafed raw from the wind, her earlobes looked like they were frost
bitten and ready to fall off. However her happiness and excitement made
him almost smile. But her chattering teeth brought back his worry
Aham said more harshly than he intended, "tum se baree koyee pagal ladkee nahi hai! (there isn't another girl crazier than you) Have you eaten anything today?"
still giddy, said through her chattering teeth, "I had some chai and a
roti jaisa roll with this heavenly brown stuff." She described her
chocolate eclair. "Ahamji you have brought me to swarg (heaven)."
wrapped his arm around Gopi to keep her warm, gestured for the
concierge to come over and said to Gopi, absentmindedly, "we have
mountains like this in India. They are called the Himalayas. I will
take you there so you can compare."
The concierge ran over and asked, "Yes, Mr Modi, what can I do for you?"
"My wife is a strict vegetarian. That means no meat, no fish, no egg,
and no stock in the soup. The utensils used must completely clean with
no chance of any contaminants. Bring some hot lentil soup, french bread
and a salad. To drink bring warm milk and tea. I want all this brought
up to my suite immediately."
The concierge, "yes sir!"
this point they were at the private elevator that would take them to
their suite. Aham, with Gopi still in his arms, got in the elevator and
closed the doors. Gopi started to shivering violently and Aham
tightened his arms around her to keep her warm. He massaged her hands
in his to warm them up but it didn't stop the shivering. Once they
arrived at their suite Aham walked Gopi to the huge bathroom and turned
on the heat lamp. He sat her on the chair in front of the vanity
dresser and turned on the water in the big bathtub. Once he was
satisfied with the water temperature he found a bottle of lavender
bubble bath and poured almost the entire bottle into the water.
you're going to get warm real soon. Get in the tub, the water is hot,
you soak for about 20 minutes. Once you're done get into this warm
robe. You will feel much better." He placed the hotel's fluffy
bathrobe beside the tub along with some towels.
raised his eye brows in question and finally understood her question
and replied, "I will leave you alone but you call me if you need
anything, I am right outside."
nodded and watched Aham leave. Gopi had never felt so cold in
her life. Her fingers were so stiff she could no longer feel them, her
face felt like she had lost a couple of layers of skin and her nose and
ears felt like they were about to fall off. She quickly undressed and
jumped into the tub full of luxurious bubbles. She couldn't believe
Ahamji was taking care of her like this. She quickly reminded herself
that it wasn't from love but from compassion. As the water reached up
to her ears she tried to turn off the water but her fingers were too
stiff she couldn't do it. When the water started pouring out of the tub
she had to yelled, "Ahamji".
was in the living room of the suite closing the door behind the waiter
from room service when he heard Gopi's yell. He ran back to the bathroom
in a panic imagining all sorts of horrible things that could go wrong
in the bathroom. He quickly assessed what was wrong from the amount
of water on the floor. He reached over to turn off the water but
couldn't help looking at Gopi in a bathtub, large enough to fit more
than one person. Unfortunately she was completely submerged in the
water and as he had obviously over done it with the bubble stuff, there
was a thick layer of bubbles covering her. All he could see was her
head. He couldn't believe how disappointed he was that she was
completely covered. When their eyes met both were embarrassed and shy.
Gopi tried to duck underwater and Aham turned his back to her.
"Gopi, this is a very big tub please be careful. The food is here come out as soon as you feel warm."
quickly left afraid he would do something really embarrassing. In the living room he counted to 10 and then 100 to slow his heart rate with
limited success. He tried to tell himself this was Gopi. His
overactive imagination was running away from him! Stop it Aham! You
didn't see anything. She was covered from chin to toes by bubbles. He
turned around when he heard the bathroom door open. Gopi was standing
at the door of the bathroom looking down at her feet, her hair wrapped
in a bath towel and she was wearing a white hotel bathroom. Her face
completely clean of make up and Aham thought he had never seen a woman
more beautiful in his life. He shook his head to snap out of it.
"Are you feeling better?"
"Come here." He pointed to the small table beside the heat vent where there was a large tray loaded with food. Gopi took the towel off her head and quietly went to the tray intent on serving the food.
"What are you doing? I asked you to sit down."
"Ji vo, I was going to serve you dinner."
"No. You sit. I ordered the food I will serve it."
"But..." Aham just looked at her and Gopi finally got it and sat down in one of the chairs.
Aham put a large bowl of soup in front of Gopi and handed her a spoon.
and this time he handed her some buttered french bread and then placed a
plate of salad and a glass of warm milk in front of her. He sat on
the other chair and waited for Gopi to start eating her soup.
realized that Ahamji was waiting for to start so dipped her spoon in
the soup and took a little taste. It was a familiar taste but still
very different and surprisingly good. She was famish and quickly
finished the entire bowl and the french bread. At Aham's nod towards
the milk she finished that too. When she looked up Ahamji was watching
her with an odd expression on his face. At being caught staring at each
other both quickly looked away.
thought, sitting here across from Ahamji, how easy it would be to
pretend her fantasy from earlier, that she was living a movie life where
her husband loved her, wanted to be with her and was looking at her
with love in his eyes. She smiled to herself and got lost in her
fantasy world. Her eyes started to get drowsy and it was hard to keep
couldn't keep his eyes away from Gopi. He didn't understand what he
was feeling but his usual anger and distaste at spending time with Gopi
was missing. In fact he was enjoying spending time with her. He could
have sat there all night just looking at her. He noticed that her eyes
where getting drowsy and she was starting to nod off. He got up to help
her get into bed. He put his arm around her when she stumbled. He
pulled the blankets off and helped her lie down in the large king size
bed and covered her with the blankets. As he was pulling away, Gopi, in a
drowsy voice said, "Ahamji, I wish we could stay here forever so that I
can pretend we are a normal happy couple. You are the most wonderful
man in the world. I never thought I would be married to someone as
amazing as you."
"But I have never done anything that would make you think I am amazing."
"Shhh! we are pretending!" With that she fell asleep.
watched her sleep for a little while and then to distract himself he
pushed the room service table into the hallway and went to the bathroom
to change. When he returned Gopi was shivering once again. He touched
her forehead with the back of his hand, her temperature seemed normal.
He took her hand in his, it was much warmer than before but still cold.
He turned up the temperature on the room heater and got the extra
blankets from the closet and covered her. He didn't want to leave her
alone, afraid that she may get sick over night. After some reflection
he decided to prop up some pillows and got into the other side of the
huge bed with his laptop. He would work while he watched over her.
was still shivering and Aham didn't know how to warm her up. He put the laptop away and he lay down beside her, pulled her back towards his front. He gently
lifted her head and placed it comfortably on his bicep and reached over
to hold both of her cold hands his to warm them up.
Aham whispered in her ear from behind her. Gopi sighed and went back
to sleep. Aham checked her feet with his, they were ice cold. Aham
started to rub his feet over hers to warm them up.
Gopi stopped shivering and became warm and comfortable, Aham too
relaxed and eventually fell into a calm and peaceful sleep, likes of
which he had never experienced before.
Sorry about the cliche bathtub scene I know it was too filmy. My fingers took over and wouldn't let me delete it.
I hope you enjoyed this Sunday treat!
Edited by lovtv - 20 March 2011 at 9:25pm
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