Water Color & Grammar
Akka completely ignored Athim in an attempt to let R&B know WHERE HOW WHEN SHE WENT TO COLLEGE, HER CHOICE OF CAREER
She TOLD him on HIS FACE THERE IS NOT ONE FACULTY AS HANDSOME AS YOU IN MY COLLEGE"
R&B gave her his half smile
Eat kanna, I told Amma u are here, you stay tonight"
APPPAAADA II relaxed and leaned FORGETTING IT WAS A MONDAY next day "Have u taken the day off?" Bala asked "AYYO NO!" she said sitting up
R&B excused himself to take a CALL.. FRENCH...
Vandu sat in his spot
HE IS DELISHshe gushed Nee vechukko.. U KEEP HIM... I will find someone for Athim (pissed?) WHY ARE U NOT EATING? she asked
Turned her face and stared... "ennachu onakku? Are u sick?"
"NO!!" II released Akka's hand and got up... he was in the balcony... like he belonged in the tiny three bedroom flat... BARE FEET
There were clothes strung evcery where, Bala's Mom nine yards hungs out of reach high up... for religious reasons...
His head touched the edges
"Akka do u want to move the saree?" "Evlav tall aa irukaan" Vandu couldnt seem to get over it
"I am making chai kanna come help" she said meaningfully
NO... I have to go... I will just go" II began
Her belly churned... at the thought of leaving... meeting his gaze again... they had avoided looking straight at each other the last hour
Like there was nothing between ... BOTH avoided...ALL interactions
It was too schooled
There was no tempo... Bala didnt notice but Vandu felt odd
SUCH A GOOD LOOKING MAN AND II was being wooden?
Bala:Have dinner Naan kondu poi vidaren. I will drop u"
"No Athim I will go now"
She wanted to see him ONE LAST TIME... but wanted to be gone before he could offer her a ride... didnt want to be by herself in the car
Rakshasan he was
A strange fear mixed with anticipation... like rinsing a stained Camlin water color brush in a bowl of clean water... and watch the color spread its wings and fly... only to dissolve in a second...and change the color of the water...
He made her mouth go dry... her heart beat accelerated
He came in after taking the call... their eyes met he stood in the balcony and she stood in the dining area by the frig
Bala was watching cricket
Vandu in the kitchen...
"I am going home" she said...
DONT KNOW WHY BUT SHE TOLD HIM
Her hair was as tousled as he had made it
Her lips full and sore... there were reddish bruises all over her neck
She was beetroot red as he watched her...
"Can u stay for dinner?" Bala asked unawares of the look they gave each other by the dining table
"I am sorry I cant" R&B said looking at her
"U shud go" she ordered
I CANNOT GO WITH HIM
My heart will give up... what use is a dead person to KMPG... NONE...
She heard the swish swooosh audibly in her ears...
I CAN GIVE HER A RIDE he said ALOUD to Bala Are u staying for dinner kanna? Bala asked
I want" she began
"Amma called di... go she has to go to Sector 3 Market for the flowers she promised Malai Mandir for pradosham (a monthly event)
Appa went to the Sector 6 ATM... "
SHRAVU... BRING NANDAN KANNA Akka yelled
R&B waited until she said her good byes
Nandan got candy and a book
THEY COULD BUY BOOKWORM... DONT GIVE HIM A THING
Nandan and Shravu made plans for the next weekend
"Leave me out of it " II warned
"WHY?asked Akka BAFFLED
"I" "I HAVE TO WORK... ADO ANGA NIKKARAANE RAKSHASAN HIS COMPANY IS SUCKING MY LIFE... (he is tormenting me when ever he sees me alone")
Akka gave her teeka (an Iyer tradition of offering sindoor to women)
Gave her tons of snack and empty containers and full containers of stuff to take home for Amma
Athai came "Yaaru Avan?" SHE BEGAN WHO IS HE
"IVARODA daan naan work panren, IVANODA work panren" she switched in LOUD Tamil to say I work with him
Vandu shook his hand "U MUST COME IF U LIKE SOUTH INDIAN FOOD" He nodded wordlessly like he did usually Bala :She is the best cook.. Vandu:thanks bala... (EVEN THOUGH I WILL LEAVE U FOR THIS HOTTIE, I WILL LOVE U FOR LOVING MY COOKING) He didnt hold her stuff, didnt hold the Tamil mags akka gave her, just had his hands in his pockets Was not gushy was not effervescent... not chatty BUT AKKA WAS SMITTEN He waited for her to start going down... and followed her
AKKA IF HE KILLS ME ITS ON YOU
HE CAN TAKE ME SOMEPLACE AND DUMP ME
HE IS EVIL HE IS A TORMENTOR
Bye kanna Akka gushed
RAMAN COME SEE US SOON she said later... U CAN COME BY YOURSELF U DONT HAVE TO BRING Ishita
The half smile happened... he opened the door of the silver Merc...
Akka and Athim stood in the landing
He did not open her door or take her things.. or anything just revved up the engine...
Nandan started to read the book in the street light as it began to rain...
He gassed it more than required and sped... she was reminded of how he drove out of D11 887 on the first kiss night
She pretended to do email again...
He didnt say a word about Akka she didnt ask either...
He dropped her off watched her go up the stairs... and they looked at each other one last time
he sped noisily again...
He stood in the balcony and stared out after dinner.. didnt eat much...
He didnt feel like a drink, tonite
Mihir had wanted hinm to come by for a night cap but he didnt gop
Mihir lived in GK II
"I wear my nose ring and let my hair down" she had said... he smiled fully
Let it down indeed... all two three meteres of it all over him... damp succulent and sultry...
She had kissed his ear when he had turned her to her side... and he had felt her nose on the cavity... as if she inhaled
He broke her bangles and sucked chocolate off her cleft... he hated chocolate BTW but was willing to devour anything off THAT skin
She had held his hair and tried to pull his head off... giving up too soon... her toes were as soft as she was... buttery and smooth...
every crevice every mound..awakening a raw carnal emotion...
He made her speechless and weak... she hid she defended herself... she shied away but he got what he wanted...
"I had NO IDEA I WAS GOING TO SEE U"he had gushed
He didnt... Mihir took his car... for a date
He worked all Sat night so he slept all day sunday
To be greeted by II when he woke...he felt his stubble
and stared out at the woods... of Delhi Cantt far away...and smiled...
He heard clearing of the throat...
Ranjan stood in the doorway
"Manny nahi hai ghar par"
He didnt want to answer "With the baby" he said shortly
It was pouring now...
"Thanks foer covering be(ta?) this week with KMPG
he barely nodded
"I heard lots of bandwidth connectivity issues..."Ranjan continued
R&B went and sat on the swing... his Dad sat down on the plush rattan chair
He sipped whatever he was drinking help brought snacks asked if he needed a drink.. he declined
His Dad spoke about some workshop issues and the new lot he had seen in Uttaranchal for a showroom on NH17 highway
He alternated between indifference and civility
"KMPG is a good team... Ishita Iyer seems very smart... tumhari tarah gusse waali hai" Ranjan joked
R&B knew EXACTLY what he meant... every time he approached her for the kiss she looked at him like she would kill him
UNTIL HE CAPTURED HER LIPS
"She is young bright and ambitious" Ranjan continued
R&B stared ... trying to understand what the man meant...
He finished his convo and went to bed...
HE HADNT SAID A WORD NON WORK
R&B hadnt heard a word non work
Except the gusse waali part
The man and him shared the most distant cold relationship
He stood near the rail... his foot between the rail..
"Wicked prank my sister pulled it looks like, his third is on the way"
He wanted to text her and ask about that...
His expression softened...
She was nervous fidgety and jumpy
She hated every minute he stayed at Shravu's
Yet she waited to tell him she was going home
He pulled his phone out of the sweats and went to Google and typed "Difference between IVARODA and IVANODA in Tamil"(Inke and Iske)
she had corrected herself quickly when she spoke to the elederly aunt...
The differnce popped in various linguistic websites
His face broke into a smile reading it
Edited by Nisha0604 - 02 January 2015 at 10:52pm