EPISODE 8: PART 1
Thulasi was deeply into her studies in her home. She didn't see how time has went by and when it was evening, she was brought out of the books when the bell rang. 'Who would come at this time?' Thulasi wondered. She opened the door with some apprehension within her mind.
Entered TA, calling 'Hai! Kuttima!' and he hugged her. That was mild shock for Thulasi for a minute but she became joyed the next moment seeing her loving husband. She asked him, 'So you came early today. I was expecting you only after eight o'clock.'
He said with smile, 'Yes! I am early today.' He hugged her strongly.
She told, 'OK! Let me make tea for you.' As she came out of him,
Next moment TA caught her hand and told, 'Not needed. I have come early and so today is the day we have to celebrate. I have made good plans for spending the evening of the day in an exciting way. We will go out to the beach. Spend sometime in the evening in the natural settings. Have jolly time through the evening. And after that, we will go to the Sunshine Hotel where we will have the dinner of your choice. You are the one who will be ordering the dinner. We will have happy time today. You needn't toil in making the dinner today.'
When he was talking all this, Thulasi was looking speechless but she showed no excitement. He asked her with concern, 'Why are you saying nothing, Kuttima?. I have been postponing this type of jolly evening for so many days as I had a lot of works verifying many accounts. I was held up in a lot of jobs and the manager was particular I had to look into a lot of files meticulously which was necessary to see that the way the bank works is efficient and fast. We had to see that we are not losing some customers to some of our competitors. Today I am happy, I relieved much earlier than the normal and so I want to spend this evening with my one and only chellam.'
But Thulasi told him, 'I am sorry, I won't be able to make this program today evening.'
She put her head on his shoulder and told with sob, 'No! I have to digest some serious portions and tomorrow is the impending examination. I am finding some parts of the subject over my head and I am having tough time with some problems. You have to accept me this way.'
TA said, 'Exams! Forget about that. Worrying about the exams and making too much about the subjects is all which make them so bad. Forget about the exams for this day and we will have some nice time in the evening. That will help you a lot.'
Thulasi now seriously told, 'What I said I am meaning seriously. So much depends on what I am studying and how I fare in the examination. I had to work a lot with many reference books to get the required notes of the relevant portions. That itself was a tedious job. Please understand me. I am sorry, I am disappointing you.' She broke into crying. TA became speechless and now Thulasi really became scared.
And then TA told, 'Kuttima! Onnoda purushan paavam illaya, ippdi thaan nee paduthuviaya enna, en chella kutty illya nee.'
Thulasi now told with serious concern in her eyes, 'Please try to understand me. Don't force me into something like this.' She again broke down into cries.
TA now told tenderly, 'Kuttima' and he put her head on his bosom and stroke through her hairs gently. He told her, 'I do understand you and I said something for fun. Always be assured I am with you and I will support you whatever you like to do. One guideline I have chosen to follow is the paramount importance I give is for your studies. Ana neeye chollu. onna thaane naan kindal panna mudiyum. Still I will always be with you and I will go with what you like to do. Now you can go on with your studies. We can go anyday in the evenings later also and it can wait till your exams are over and your vacation has started. Your studies are more important than that.'
He continued, 'And I will make tea for both of us.'
Thulasi feebly protested, 'I will make tea for you.' But now she could see love in TA's eyes. She saw solace in his shoulders and understanding in his face and so she left him to make tea for both of them.
.He made tea for both of them and they took the tea and then Thulasi went on to do her studies. TA told after sometime, 'I will bring what we want to eat for the night also from the mettukadai hotel. What do you want me to bring. Masal Dosai, Biriyani, Pulav, Tandoori masala!'
Thulasi told, 'Nothing needed. I have made already the food required for the dinner. I have so much to study and I don't want to be disturbed this way when I am concentrating on solving the problems. Some of the problems call me for correlation of many equations from calculus, algebra and many areas.'
TA said sternly, 'So you don't consider me as yours and call for help in this area. You just spent sometime in making the food when you could have studied more.'
Thulasi replied, 'Yes! I will be that way only. If I am not taking care of my hubby by properly seeing that he takes the food at proper time. Isn't this what your mom would have expected your pondatti to do.'
TA said, 'Don't talk about her now. We have happy and peaceful time now. We are not to lose those moments talking about those persons who know only to hate.'
Thulasi said, 'You are not to talk about your mom this way. She has brought up you making many sacrifices and it is only natural she has many hopes about you.'
TA said, 'Then OK! You go on with your studies.' And so Thulasi went in and carried on her studies.
Both of them had their night food after sometime and then Thulasi carried on with her studies again. The time went on till 11 PM. Still Thulasi was in her studies.
TA said that moment, 'Kuttima! Still you have more to study. How tough things are with the engineering?'
Thulasi said, 'Not much is there to finish. I will come soon to be with you.' TA didn't listen to her and went into the kitchen. But as Thulasi didn't want to break the rhythm in solving the problem, she didn't follow him. In a few minutes, TA said bringing a glass of tea, 'Kuttima! This is tea for you.'
Thulasi said, 'Had you to make tea now for me?'
TA said, 'Tea will give my kuttima, freshness and energy. You take it.' She hugged him and took the tea and continued her studies.
Thulasi said, 'Your love gives me freshness and energy.'
Edited by maha2us - 01 January 2013 at 8:40am