She really had brought something he had not asked for.
Always she considered her thoughts about him and about everything as her love and never really comprehend what she adhered to was his love too and she had always adhered to!
Sharad was agitated last night.
Sumi was struggling with her work and trying to keep herself out of any discontent as any pregnant lady would be suggested to.
But she was a biolgy student herself.
She knew better even than Sharad.
“ Stress surrounds the very body more that is the more expected and anticipated to be happy“
Everyone knows one part of the cycle and Sumi knew the cycle complete which helped her and the help had to come from within..
And Sharad had to reverse both his and her pschycology to be able to help her.
He was just too desperate.
And sometimes such a stress becomes happiness!
His prophecy had more applicability.
“Most precious things are the ones hidden and the ones most vulnerable”.
She looked at him as soon as he entered.
And by all means, all her looks went to him.
Three glasses of honey-lemon colored liquid.
All the three looked the same.
They had the same color.
The one meant for Ajay had ice in it.
Ajay politely refused and started to leave looking at the watch that displayed more than nine.
Grave looks exchanged.
“Sharad, just take care of yourself and it is for yourself only.”
Looking all smiles at Sumi, “The weekend is on me. But do not worry, as like always, it will be me coming here and only you and you suggesting me on my matters. Sharad has become worse in his calculations off-late”
The door was closed.
ONE DESPERATELY NEEDS TO PEEP INSIDE, THAT IS CALLED THE REAL INTEREST IS CALLED.
AND FOR TRUE PROFIT, HIGHER THE INTERESTS MORE IS AT STAKE.
AND IN WRITING, TAKE THE WORDS, LESSER INTEREST SHOWN, LESS AT STAKE.
When the business was closed, the doors opened as they always were.
YOU NEED NOT PEEP INSIDE WHILE IT IS OPEN.
AND THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NO REQUIREMENT.
ALL TRADES LIKE PAGES OF ANY BOOK OF LIFE ARE ALWAYS OPEN.
AND THAT IS HOWALL TRENDS IN THE TRADE OF LIFE EVOLVE; DEALS OPEN AND ARE CLOSED WITH SINCERITY AND SENTIMENTS.
OPEN BUT REMAIN WHICH ARE SERIOUSLY WITHOUT A SENSE OF SENSE OR SENSIBILITY WITH REGARDS TO TIME OR SPACE.
THE DOORS WERE INDEED OPEN.
Sumi looked at Sharad,eyes turned scarlet and mesmerized with sudden tears. She had held it for sometime.
It was the first sip of so called poison according to her, in her married life and so also to have been taken by her husband down his throat, for the first time she had only seen and been shown.
Sharad just could not bear the second sip.
He just could not as even as all his share of drops had vanished into the airs.
He asked, almost begged, “ Sumi , you see. You bought it. You know me.
I had a rough week, okay and could not quite discuss. You know it just as it is!
You know me more than me!
That is it! Okay!
And I know you too and so brought this infront of you.
Everybody deals, okay.
Everybody deals with all what is important in life!
Infact everyone has to!
And what is important in ours, is leaving behind the burden what only we create for ourselves
Have you ever thought of taking a sip of pure lemon juice with out water and just for yourself!
Some even call that as distasteful as it can be and a mock-tail, okay!
Taste the one you bought for me and see.
I have left many things for you not because I love to walk on your line of thoughts and come on you too never can on mine or anyone!
Accept this, as it is.
They have become mine too.
Feeling the pangs of pain,they are mine too!
God damn it! Why don’t you share!
Why do not you feel! Hmmm”
“Would you dare so madam?
In fact can you!
Can you ever!
I have doubts on that!
I doubt you and me!
Have seen yourself as i have, over decades, trust me, you have not!
Trust me on that! For once stop just having the faith.
You are unfeigned and unchanged!
Take my words, please and take them into your heart.
You never could change.
Seen you in tears and you for sure have seen mine.
Can we just raise this first toast to us!
Not for us but for you! Hmm!
What is there to say! Hmm”
“There is. For sure there is.
Just to tell you, there is.
Trust me on that.
If I do so, then will you not accuse me of changing and changing because of you!
I remember you taking every pride of making me what I am today and even what I am not.
Will you like taking this one too? Like always as my closest friend, take pride in this one too?”
Sharad just says the needful.
Sumi , all wish she had a voice.
“Come on! Leave your sanctity of thoughts with all your trademarks on them!
Why cannot anyone buy you or steal you for a moment at least!
Why do you actually sell yourself in lieu of your pretence all that can be of buying some thing of someone!
What is that you religiously adhere to!
Why cannot anyone steal your philosophy!
I am not asking for a change, what I am begging for is favor!
Favor that you would die but not do on yourself!
Will you for a change do it for your self!”
Sumi stood almost in tears but quite in control this time and looking straight into his eyes,
And the thing pierced into the hearts of both.
She could not say the rest.
She held him, as he struggled to sit down.
She then took the whole of liquid down her throat.
She then smiled.
Sharad recovered and slowly helped by her, went to bed.
Next morning was but sublime.
Both sat with their cups of freshly made coffee and shared the newspaper exactly as halves.
T.V was on.
‘How are you madam?”
‘If you are fine, you know that I am”
‘Could you just change? Bored really that I am!
‘And what about this philosophy! Hmmm! I am fine would implicate that you are not!
“See, today is my no-off day and you are taking a no-off today! Okay!
We have just about one hour and fifteen minutes or so to leave”
‘Sorry, for having turned you into a drunkard”
'Trust me and I would drink anything you give me next”
“You just sound like nectar”
‘Trust me you are mine too!’
“The pleasure that is”
‘Should we leavetalks at talks and start our walks as a walk?’
‘You have never tasted wine in your life, not ever, right!’
“Yes, I have been just drinking water with honey and you just added a pinch of salt to it!”
“Did not even feel my sqeezing anything?”
“Why don’t we leave all sour things to the walls. Hmm”
“Why don’t we leave for work?”
IF ANY THING SHOWERS ON YOU OR SOURS ANYTHING, YOU KNOW IT CANNOT BE YOU.
YOU KNOW IT CAN NEVER BE YOU, MY HONEY!
AND THERE LAY THE BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE HALF AND A LEMON CUT INTO TWO, IN THE ROOM, AFTER THEY LEFT.