Friday, August 29

Word Tussle...

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“Where is the remote control?”
Kumar was getting his nerves tight. Checking the remote in between the pillows and cushions he was trying hard to control his anger. He checked the electronic instrument all over frantically among those ‘Times of India’, ‘Economic Times’ and ‘Readers Digests’.
“Why are you changing the place of the remote control now and then? You and your ‘saas bahu’ serials. It will be surely somewhere in kitchen.” He walked over to the kitchen. Displacing all the vessels over there he did a rat search for the remote.
“Where are you now? I don’t understand this. Whenever I ask for the remote you never respond properly.” He waited a second for some response from the bedroom. Impatient, he reached the bedroom in a jiffy. There was no one inside. A new sari was lying over there in the bed. He looked towards the bathroom door. Its closed and the light switch is on.
“Arundhati, where did you hide the remote”, the tone was harsher this time.
“What happened? Why are you shouting so much with your weak voice? Doctor had told to take rest minimum for three months.” She tried to remind him. “Oh please, don’t try to change the topic. Tell me where the remote control is? Then give all those silly advices.” He found her remark irritating. His clenched his fists.
“Ok then! You keep on searching. Or else wait till I come after my bath. There is nothing much to panic like this for a remote control. It will be there itself in the living hall. You might have missed finding it.”
He could hear the voice of water dripping from the tap. He stood there in front of the door, furious. In a hurry, he locked the latch of the door from outside. A devilish grin bloomed over his face. Without uttering a word he headed towards the living hall.
Fifteen minutes went over. Arundhati came out to the living room. Drying her hair she asked, “So, got the remote?” He was there sitting in front of the television, barehanded and not paying any heed to her, as if she was talking to someone else. “Now, won’t you at least reply to my question?” She growled.
“My doctor had advised me to keep a tab on my voice. Now why are you making me strain?” He retaliated. Somewhere inside he felt happy to attack her with the same coin.
“I don’t want to strain your voice. It was only you kept on screaming about the remote. Why I will hide it? You only need a reason to blame me of something. And to be frank there is no point in arguing with you.” Arundhati walked towards her bed room hastily.
“Oh yeah, and you want me to scream out of loudest voice for the remote control. You are well aware that I do watch the stock market updates this time and whoa! What a time to take bath? Its all planned, I know. You never liked me watching those sensex figures” Kumar didn’t even look at her this time. His moustache was shivering with anger. His eyebrows coned.
“There is no point in talking to you. At the end, you will just convince me that I am wrong and all is my fault.” Arundhati’s voice scrambled. Her eyes moistened. Her fingers were curling up the tail end of her cotton sari. Staring the television she sat on the couch, taking extreme care to sit on the other end where Kumar sat.
“You don’t love me” she whispered. He sat there staring the television. Stock market updates were flashing on the screen.
Half an hour went.
“Hey, did you have the tablets for your head ache this morning?” He asked her. He glanced over her and found a drop of tear ready to roll down from the walls of her eyes. He kept his remote on the sofa and positioned himself near to her. She turned her face onto the opposite direction.
“Ok dear, I am sorry. You know I love you a lot. I won’t get angry on you anymore. This is a promise.” He tried to raise her face.
“Oh, shut up!” She grinned at him. “This is a promise I started to hear right from the day after our honey moon got over. Thirty years back. Today I am not going to fall for this sentimental dialogue of yours.” She was enjoying Kumar's fingers trying to wipe out the tear drop which already started rolling through her cheeks.
“Oh yeah, the very same thing you say every time I make this promise.” He laughed loud. And she couldn’t control her either.

-->A hug, the first thing to follow their laughter.

31 comments:

RiverSoul said...

Gr8 story, Vinu.
Pretty sentimental in the end, but well penned nonetheless.
:)

Diana said...

Nice post Vinu....reminded me of a young couple fightning but when the 30 yrs thing came in..my eyes popped out....never realised the couple was so old....

Very nicely written.

Divya said...

story of every married couple, at least by the time they are 30 years into their married life together :) sweet ans sour feeling.. nice :)

Keshi said...

heartfelt writeup :)


**“You don’t love me” she whispered

I remember that I once said this to my ex-BF...he didnt say anything in return. How true.


Keshi.

gunj said...

wow! dat was a gripping story! gud job dne!

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Awww!That was so sweet!

No relationship is perfect,but it can always be beautiful with that little extra effort,from both sides.

Nice slice of life you have portrayed here :)

ANWESA said...

wat an end 2 an action packed scene.sweet ending!!

RiverSoul said...

Ps.
Blog updated!
Waiting for ur precious visit
:)

RiverSoul said...

Ps.
Blog updated!
Waiting for ur precious visit
:)

Beauty and the BEast said...

Cute!!

It is indeed a dream come true when you get to spend your life with the one person who has the power to hurt you and also erase the pain and leave smiles in its wake :)

Diana said...

Hi Vinu...ur tagged...check out my recent post...

Diana said...

I hav also nominated U for an award...check out.....

Cinderella. said...

Awww...this is so us !!!! LOL !!!

Beautiful narration !!

Divkiran said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
another surpirse Vinu
well written, nicely woven :)

its just so sweet... no ones perfect u know... its like our hands...the fingers have the gaps so another hand can fit in...if we were exactly the same, it wudnt fit...

I read this again and wish sumday i will hav sumthn like this in my life too

LOVED IT VINU :)

Dawn....सेहर said...

Aww! a touching one!
Heartfelt story....
keep writing dear
CHeers

Keshi said...

come and pick up ur award :)

Keshi.

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@riversoul

thnx friiend...
was out of station..will catch up soon..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@diana,

hmm..actualy i wanted that suspense till the end..
its cute when we can see such fights out of love do happen at such stage also.!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@divya..
thnk u divya..great tht u enjoyed it..!!

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@keshi..

thnx..

hehe..no wonder he became ur Ex..

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@gunj,

thnk u Gunj..nice to see ur comments..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@sameera,

You know sameera, its actually sweet to be in such relationships..no fun without such instances..

:)

~No relationship is perfect,but it can always be beautiful with that little extra effort,from both sides~

Beautifully said..!!


:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@anwesa,

action packed?!

i liked that term..
thnx for visiting..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@beauty and beast

thnx friend..

~~It is indeed a dream come true when you get to spend your life with the one person who has the power to hurt you and also erase the pain and leave smiles in its wake ~~

very true...
and that adds essence to life..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@cinderalla...

:)..
oh u related..!!

great..thnx

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@divkiran

thnx divkiran..
great to know i could bring a smile with this piece of write up..!!

~~its like our hands...the fingers have the gaps so another hand can fit in...if we were exactly the same, it wudnt fit...~~

great quote..patent it..!!

:)

~~I read this again and wish sumday i will hav sumthn like this in my life too~~

wow..tht was a warm compliment..
thnx divkiran..

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@dawn,

cheers to u too dawn..
thnx for the visit and comments

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@diana

i was out of station for a week which kept me out from this blog world..will catch up soon..

its flattering to know that i am nominated..i think its too much..!!

thnx

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@keshi,

award..!!yeah..coming soon..was just out of station...

will visit u soon..!!!

:)

Bhai with Chai said...

imperfect perfections! that's the magic of a relationship!
:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@bhai with chai..

exactly..thts another thing i wanted to convey..!!

:)