NOTHING from NOBODY and Minion
She dropped it when she went to get it out of the box...it landed on her foot... shoe cald ofcourse, she "Ouched" colorfully
Interspersing it with various colorful Tamizh and Hindi gaalis... none for the book.. all for the man
"Cocky bas***d" she fumed
"Subah subah itna gussa Ms Iyer?" baldev asked like a old grey boss
"She quickly shoved the book into the box and slid it under her desk
"Oh! never mind" she hissed...
She was RED.. and MADDD "RAKSHASAN... HE THINKS I WANT TO SAY YES... BUT SAY NO?"
(II... ermm... hes right actually...)
"Must think I am an easy lay like the Punjabi women he must date... or whichever women... jerk!!"
HOW DARE HE
Baldev: Subah subah tujhe gift aaya?
"Nothing ko kaise package karte hain?" he asked
BALDEVVV yaar" she fumed...
"Who is making u so angry?" Baldev asked SHOCKED
"NOBODY" she said
"U got NOTHING from NOBODY and u are MADD?" he asked II turned red again... damnnn!! "Ummm welll if he PUTS IT THAT WAY I SURE SEEM STOOOPID dont I... AYYO... WHY COULDNT HE HAVE BEEN IN SOME OTHER COUNTRY... France is a good start... IDIOT"
Work, work and some more work... kept her head spinning...
the box under the desk kept her heart racing... altogether she was a wound up knotted mess by the evening...
She took the elevator down... after 7 ish... the afternoon guard at Excelsior rode with her
The Excelsior office on 20th was a sight for sore eyes... you couldnt even get off the elevator WITHOUT A PASS CODE
RAKSHASAN IS A JAMES BOND... SAALA
NEXT TIME HIS PEN WILL SHOOT A POISON ARROW
The doors to Execs wing had a eye ball scanner or a thumb scanner
MUST BE SMUGGLING THINGS... she cursed at the Excelsior guards
The strangest feeling she ever experienced
From being irate, seething, incensed to having a heart attack.. to having arteries explode... to gasping for breath... to weak in the
knees and delicate and mushy and melting... she didnt feel anything in between...
Ummm... she didnt... UNTIL... the guard spoke to her...
"kaise ho madam?" he nodded "Theek" she smiled barely civil
YOU WILL FOREVER BE DESTINED NEVER TO GET MY FRIENDSHIP BECAUSE OF WHO YOU WORK FOR
I WILL NEVER FIGHT WITH MY PARENTS FOR YOUR KIDS' WEDDINGS
I WILL NEVER BRING OLD WINTER COATS FOR U... not that u need one... your uniform appears hand crafted...
Mr Ranjan kaise hain? she asked OUT OF POLITENESS
"Sir theek hain... Chandigarh hain Uttaranchal mein ek aur showroom khulega shaayad
DONT TELL ME I DONT NEED TO KNOW AFTER WE DEPLOY IN 2016 I WILL WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH UR COMPANY
If people in Uttaranchal DO NOT DRIVE M cars... they are blessed
"Sir theek hain.. he muttered again... "Chhotey sir HAFTE SE BEEMAR HAIN" he CONTINUED SHE LOOKED UP AT THE MAN LIKE HE JUST TOLD HER THE WORLD ENDED OUTSIDE THE ELEVATOR AND PREPARE FOR A BRIGHT LIGHT AND AND WELCOMING EMBRACE FROM GOD.. WHAT HAPPENED? IS HE SICK...?? GOOD... GREAT...
She stepped off the elevator in a daze... ermm... the world hadnt ended... nope... had it... nope...
She walked to the parking lot in the basement and stood by SEVEN cars... SEVEN cars and clicked her keyless remote
The parking attendant began to circle her wondering if she would try and hot wire one next
KAUN SI GAADI HAI MADAM AAPKI? He asked
ARE U NEW HERE? I DRIVE A SILVER TOYOTA ... UNPAID FOR... BUT I DRIVE IT
ITS GLEAMING AND NEW
":ummm... yahi thi" she muttered.
What happened to the man?" she wondered
I should not call him, he will think I CARE
I WONT... VENDAA DI DONT CALL... HE IS A BLOODY TROUBLE MAKER
She walked to her car after pacing the lot twice and started the ignition... slowly backing out
Her face flushed and nervous
SOMEONE MUST HAVE POISONED HIM FINALLY... YESSS They couldnt take the grief... THEY POISONED HIM
That thought made her nauseous... She pulled over and lay back on her seat closing her eyes
And lay there for 20 or so minutes... tormenting herself
Started her engine again and pressed on the gas FURIOUSLY
Drove up to the redwood pannelled gate
One of the three evening guards flashed a light on her face...
"oh AAP. GOOD EVENING" he said
"HE HAD A GUN"
ARMED GUARD TO GUARD THE RAKSHASAN? WHY?
"Woh" she began... only puffing air out of her dry lips
"Woh us din mere sister ka beta aaya na.. uska Minion cap.. matlab ek cap uska favorite cap reh gaya... Didi ka phone aaya ki woh bahut ro raha hai
9 saal ka hai na.. bache
SHE SPOKE FOR A GOOD FOUR FRICKIN MINUTES
the guard had already o[pened the door for her
No entry at gate required today just allowed in
there were two cars in the drive way...
She rang the door bell
a help answered,... "Woh meri sister ka cap"
"WOH MERI SISTER KI BEHEN KA CAP..." she began again
"Woh mera cap"
AYYYOOO III GIVE UP HINDI OR GIVE UP TALKING
The help looked like she was going to request the guard for a armed back up
"Woh mere nephew ka cap" she said softly
He invited her in...
made her sit...
"Yahan?" he asked worried
OFCOURSE THERE WAS NO CAP
ITS IN MY HOUSE
AMMA PUT IT ON THE SOFA THIS MORNING SO Bala Athim can pick it up in the evening...
"Main check karta hoon" aap baitho, chai mangwaata hoon he said
II TOOK OFF THE VERY NEXT SECOND IN THE DIRECTION OF TWO SUNDAYS AGO
Up the stairs... and then UP THE STAIRS AGAIN
To R&B's lair!!
there was no lights... OK a couple... soft ones... buried inside the wall
There was a HUGEEE living room, European soccer played on TV
the volume was high... NO SIGN OF THE MAN
NONE... SHE WALKED BARE FEET NEAR TALL FURNITURE
And found a form on the couch... she approached... and
for a nano second was TERRIFIED... OF LOSING EVERYTHING... FEARING THE WORST
JUST when she reached... he snaked an arm out bringing her over the side of the couch UNDER HIM
"I am sick NOT DEAD II" he said..huskily pinning her FULLY underneath