Loan Shark & Cab
She set her laptop bag down and fished in her purse
"her change purse or her wallet was in her WORK DRAWER
Good she got a ride from Rakshasan's Dad otherwise she would have had to borrow from the Rakshasan at 2 PM
But then she wouldnt have forgotten her purse in the auto...
She didnt know anymore...
"When we meet again then? he agreed reluctantly "WHATTT?" she asked incredulous "My 5 bucks" he said smoothly
Ayyo Ayyo Ayyo.. she cursed herself..
(OFCOURSE THE Rs 5 DI VERA ENNA NENAICHEY? What else did u think? He is an eetikaran, loan shark... saala)
He followed her to the first floor, and waited until she unlocked
She turned... he stood with hands in his pocket... carefully dancing around the HUGE KOLAM Amma had painted on... going against Appa's orders...
She shut the grill/wire mesh door and then the wood door with glass on top section...
HE WOULDNT LEAVE...
Ninninde iru" SEE U AT THE SAME SPOT IN THE MORNING...she told herself and shut it anyway.. and walked in... she saw BIG BRIGHT LED type lights along the narrow street... "Porsche" she thought
And walked into her room... and set the bags on the bed.
Walked to the bedroom window and watched the car speed by... "Oru rules follow panna maatengraan. HE DOESNT FOLLOW ANY RULES?"
Went to Periappa's room felt his forehead, the nurse said "no fever today" he was asleep
The nurse was dozing off too
A frail lady of 60 ish... "Aap bhi so jao" Ishita turned off the lights and shut the door
Walked over to the Pooja corner/annexe and turned off that light
She slowly walked to the dressing table and switched on the light... and looked at herself... Her face was still flushed... the area around her lip and jaw sore and bruised... she blushed as she felt it... She saw the same glint in his eyes as the day he handed her the flowers...she suspected he was as attracted to her as she was to him? She was willing to go all the way today... Subbu didnt have a tinge of that raw sexuality...
R&B was two feet away and she felt like her insides would dissolve and evaporate... he JUST LOOKED UNCARING in the conference room
But when he asked her for the money at home by the Monet... it was acompletely different look
SUBBU HAD NEVER LOOKED AT HER LIKE THAT
subbu... she recalled every damn thing about that courtship...
this feverish urge to touch was absent the whole 2, 3 4 year... she forgot how long... SHE FORGOT HOW LONG
She felt her waist... and her nose ring... "i better take it off" "he will think its encouragement if he sees it on me"
"I shudnt take it off because then I can show him that I dont give a shit"
.. a strange fear gripped her AT THAT EXACT MOMENT
She sat on the floor crouching.. leaning on the leg of the teak four poster bed.. Paatti's heirloom
And began to cry...
"What if he recorded everything?"
"what if he does this to every unsuspecting girl?"
"what if he blackmails me?"
THE STRANGEST FEARS overtake us during the night they say... Ishita's fears were monstrous...
she hugged herself and sobbed
A wealthy Punjabi man's son had kissed her today in a bungalow at Malcha Marg!!!
she quickly stood up and went to Periappa's room
The lady was sound asleep... she stood by periappa's bed... and whispered "Tappu panniten nenaikaren Periappa...I made a mistake" she sobbed...
and touched his forehead with a moist hand, he stirred and mumbled... like he did ALL DAY
The nurse woke
"Kya hua" she asked
"Kuch nahi she mumbled" and ran
Some uneducated rowdy types had kissed her... Appa would flip a lid... or even lose it...
They didnt know about Subbu, only Akka did...
If she went to bed with her fiance after engagement Amma wouldnt mind... SHE KNEW
Appa would still flip...
BUT NOW? LIKE THIS?
With a man she hardly knew?
she cried more
Her phone was buzzing in her purse... the time was 11:08..
She pulled it out
"Vandacha?" Are u home" Akka texted
"hmmm" she responded her vision blurring between tears as she fumbled to type
IMMEDIATELY THE PHONE RANG
ishita was still sobbing
"Eppo di vandey? WHEN DID U COME HOME?"
"10 minutes?" she said between sobs
"NOTHING KA... I was washing my face... correct aa appo daan pannuve u will call only then" she said quickly turning on the wash basin faucet the water was ICY COLD
She yelped... but continued with it
"Epdi vandey? HOW DID U RETURN?"
"Cab" SHE LIED FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME to a person she had NEVER LIED TO BEFORE
Edited by Nisha0604 - 29 December 2014 at 9:13pm