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Twist of Tale!

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After marriage life changes, so does the priorities of life. Sita and Geeta were meeting after a year. Friends, who once use to live together, could not even talk daily now.

Sita: How long has it been?

Geeta: What?

Sita: His affair, what else Geeta?

Geeta: Hmm … We got married last year July 5th. But that’s only a date for him. He still loves her.

Sita: He told you all these b****

Geeta: Yes. That morning his phone was buzzing like anything. He had forgot to take his cell. I saw a message flashing – “Honey! I know, now you have responsibilities but my love for you is still the same…!”

Sita: Then?

Geeta (closing her eyes and resting her head on pillow): That night he told me I am his wife. He respects me and will never step back from his responsibilities. He will try to give me all I deserve. But the love for ‘her’ is like oxygen he breaths. She had made many sacrifices for him, even his marriage. So I should not expect him to leave her mid-way. (Tears rolled down her cheeks)

Sita: Geeta! Why don’t you leave him???

Geeta: Didi, how can you leave something which doesn’t belong to you!!!

Pin drop silence engulfed the room. Sita moved out of the room, wiping her tears with her pallu.

***

Sea is silent today. Just like his wife. She has always puzzled him. Why did he marry her? Why couldn’t he take a good decision. What was that? May be her deep meaningful eyes … which speak a lot more than she does. Aman was lost in his own thoughts.

Madhu: Shall we go for an ice – cream, darling?

Aman (Trail of memories ended with Madhu’s charming smile): Yes, then we will leave.

Madhu: Why so early?

Aman: Her sister has come home today.

Madhu: Oh! Priorities of life.

Aman: (Hugged her tightly) That’s you. Rest are just formalities or should we say compulsions of life.

Madhu: (Kissing him) Lets move then, honey. We will have ice-cream some other day. Can you please drop me at my mum’s place.

Aman: No let’s have ice-cream first. Then I will drop you and go back home. No hurry. She is staying back tonight.

***

Sita: (Returned with two cups of tea) Le teri masala chai ready hai. (Your masala tea is ready)

Geeta: (returning from washroom, wiping her face) Bas puri zindigi ka maja isi ek chai me to hai (This tea is the only enjoyment of life)

Sita: I will not say much. It’s your life but if he is not yours, there is no point in living with him. Take a call. Have some dignity and self-respect. How dare he treat you like this. And you are accepting it like a ….

Tring – Tring … The door bell rang.

Geeta: Baitho didi main kholti hun, humare payare jiju maharaz padhar gaye lagta hai. (Sit sister, I will open the door. Our beloved brother-in-law has reached home.)

Geeta( Opening the door) : Hey Jijs how was the day?

Aman: (Smiling back at Geeta) Excited to meet my beautiful sister-in-law.

Ignorance is bliss!

– Nikita


 

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