In the temple that night (I guess Lavanya would have updated him by now),
Tamil attends a phone call, "Ena da Joseph? Enga da iruka? Koviluku ethukuda vara sonna?"
Joseph, "Ada! Wait pannu! Vanthitai irrukein!"
Tamil, "Hm..Intha rathiri nerathila? Ivalo late a? Seri. Sekirum vada!" looking at his watch.
Joseph, "Dai! Romba salichi katha! Inaku etho ungaluku visayama naraya ponnuga varuvanga chumma sight adichitu iru." Tamil, "Ada chi. Sekiram va da!"(Sollara peicha kelkunga, Tamil sir) Tamil puts his phone in his pocket and looks around. Yawning and stretching his arms and some exercise. Some kids are playing near him and a kid boy comes and hugs his legs to avoid his friends hitting and playing. He puts his hand on the lad's head and shakes his hair lovingly. He suddenly sees some sparkle and looks in that direction again. He can't see anything now. But something within him, tells him to go that side towards the sparkle. He looks around again. He can't see anything. He walks towards that side like he is searching for something. He comes to the temple's pond. There are millions of small deepams floating in the water. He looks at the deepams and smiles. A patti is telling her granddaughter to light the deepam and float it in water praying for a good husband and if the deepam is lit throughout the night she will be married soon with a good man. Tamil listens to this and smiles at their superstition. He suddenly sees Thulasi draped in a peacock hued half saree and simple but exotic jewellery (Benefit of Vels being there in her life...some good clothes) and her patti in the pond steps. She is having deepam in her hands and glowing by the lights around her and is not looking that happy but Patti is happy. He leans forward to get a better look. Just then the kids come there and as destiny strikes, one of them pushes him unknowingly . He splashes into the water not able to keep balance. Some girls whose deepams have drowned because of it, get up angrily and walk away. Thulasi whose deepam is way away doesn't notice the disturbance. Thulasi, "Patti! va patti pohalam. Enoda valkaiya yar alayum matha mudiyathu. Intha deepam elam waste. Epdi panni peyuthu paru. Culur kachal vanthira poguthu, va pohalam." Patti, "Apdi elam illa ma. Enaku enum nambikai irukku. Antha murugan ona kai vuda matan. Ama inaku nala panni peyuthu va pollam." Both of them turn to go. Tamil ascents from the water exactly where Thulasi's deepam is. Patti is explaining to Thulasi as to keep faith in God(Turn! Turn! ). Out of sudden urge, Thulasi turns to see her deepam, just to see Deepak...sorry...Tamil behind it. Their eyes lock for a moment. Then, Thulasi turns away scared and walks away. Tamil looks as she disappears, now love in his eyes totally, with sparkles from the deepams. Joseph, "Dai! Tamil! Thani la enda pannura? Mela va da!" Tamil is not listening, flashes of Thulasi's gaze come to him and some BGM Yuvan's music.
Edited by Gisel - 05 October 2012 at 4:13am