Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Se7en Days (part 3)

Contd from part 2

4th September, 08:15 Hours
The door bell rang impatiently, twice. He cursed under his breath and struggled to get to the door. He was taken aback to see Koel and his Mom standing outside. A sudden rush of emotions sprawled over him. He didn't know if he was happy or angry, seeing her. He didn't know if he was grateful or displeased with Koel for going against his wishes and calling his Mom. He shared a cordial relationship with his Mother,and that was it. Perhaps, he had never given her a chance after the divorce of his parents. He had never seen his Father after their separation, and from the age of 11 growing up without a Dad, he had always been bitter towards his Mom as if it was all her fault. His Mom was a no-nonsense independent woman. She had provided him for, till his college and then had instructed him to move out of the house and make a Life of his own.

4th September, 08:30 Hours
Sitting opposite him, he couldn't but notice the similarities between the two ladies in his Life. Not physically, but characteristically. "Son, I respect both of yours decision of a court marriage. I am not at all in favor of  frivolous spending. But this is a celebration of your Love. So I've kept a Luncheon for my beautiful daughter on 6th". Saarth looked blankly at his Mom. He could sense both joy and pride in her voice. 

4th September, 21:00 Hours
The rest of the day had flashed in a second. He had completed all his pending work at office before going on the one month leave. Saarth reached home, to find the women giggling and chatting. The 7 was cornered to the wall. It wasn't intimidating anymore.


 

5th September, 02:20 Hours
"No dreams..." Saarth was slightly disappointing that he was having a peaceful night. He had half expected his Dad to come visit him in the night with a cautionary board of "Do not marry!!"


5th September, 14:30 Hours
Saarth picked up Dodi and his parents from the airport. He was meeting Uncle-Aunty, soon to be his in-laws after ages. He was very much aware of their presence in the back of his car. 

5th September, 23:30 Hours
Theirs was such a different set up, all of them so close, a small knit happy family. And he was going to be a part of it. Why did he feel so uncomfortable then? He had never felt like this before. He remembered all the times, Dodi and he had spent in his room as kids, perched upon the bed engrossed in video games, only to look up when Aunty or Koel got them steamed Idly with coconut chutney. He had felt so much at home then. Why not today? The bloody 7 still sat haughtily on the wall and Saarth was unable to push it aside.


                                    

6th September, 00:30 Hours
"Trouble sleeping?", his Mom walked in and sat beside him. He saw tenderness in her eyes and he wanted to hug her. "Son, I know you'll be a fine husband and nothing like your father. Just believe in yourself and take each day, each responsibility as it come". Saarth was speechless. How well a Mom could judge the turmoil in her Son's heart. He wanted to say "Thank you", but what came out was a shaky "Coffee?"

6th September, 13:00 Hours
Mom, Koel, Aunty, Uncle, Dodi and Saarth all were seated around the small oval table. Love, laughter and conversations had made the small room so lively. Saarth wanted to capture this moment and savor it forever. He was standing on the threshold of a new beginning and he wasn't afraid anymore. He looked around....but the white wall was the only thing that reflected back at him. There was no sign of 7.

6th September, 20:00 Hours
"Aunty is an awesome cook. I'm still full!", Dodi said patting his stomach. They had come up to their favorite Pub and ordered a pitcher. They had to mark tonight, his last day as bachelor, Dodi had insisted. Though, in his heart, all Saarth wanted now was to embark on the exciting journey that tomorrow held. 

7th September, 11:30 Hours
"Signed, sealed and delivered", Dodi yelled ecstatically as they came out of the court. Koel looked ravishing as ever and the duo made a handsome couple. Saarth took her hand and kissed it gently, "These past 7 days I've felt every emotion in the book from fear & uncertainty to love & hope, I must confess I was on the verge of a massive breakdown, but one look at you, one look at the future ahead of us, and I know given the chance, I'll relive every second of the damn 7 days!"

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I'm taking part in the Write Tribe Festival of words, 1st - 7th September 2013. I want to thank Corinne for her efforts on getting all of us bloggers coming together and writing and exchanging ideas on the theme 'Seven'. I've had an absolutely wonderful time :) Thank you!!

32 comments:

  1. Great! A seven day turmoil is but appropriate for a saat janam ka rishta :)

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    1. Hehe yes absolutely right!! Thanks for staying with me throughout these 7 days Suresh Ji....hoping our rishta also goes a long way! Cheers!!

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  2. An appropriate end for a great beginning...wonderful :)

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  3. As long as its a happy ending :)

    PhenoMenon
    http://throodalookingglass.com/2013/09/festival-words-close/

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  4. I agree with Pheno as long as it ends happily all the turmoil is worth it :D

    Richa

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  5. This ongoing saga was so much fun to read. I went through a similar turmoil when I married my husband 16 years ago. I worried I would make another mistake. I had been married before and it had ended very badly. I didn't want the same thing to happen again. Then I realized my husband was completely different from the first...that I loved him and he loved me. I gazed into his eyes, took his hand, and pledged my vows and never looked back. Things have turned out fine.

    Nerves make an awful turmoil, but all was well in the end. Brilliant job with the festival.

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    1. So wonderful to hear your beautiful love story. Sometimes we do have our doubts, but where there is love there is always a way.

      Your comment means a lot to me!! So glad it brought back memories for you! :)

      So glad to connect with you through this festival. Hope to stay in touch!

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  6. This ongoing saga was so much fun to read. I went through a similar turmoil when I married my husband 16 years ago. I worried I would make another mistake. I had been married before and it had ended very badly. I didn't want the same thing to happen again. Then I realized my husband was completely different from the first...that I loved him and he loved me. I gazed into his eyes, took his hand, and pledged my vows and never looked back. Things have turned out fine.

    Nerves make an awful turmoil, but all was well in the end. Brilliant job with the festival.

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  7. It is a beautiful story and completely worth waiting for. Love the way you etched the story and after the pain, love is one thing that make everything fall in place:)
    www.vishalbheeroo.wordpress.com

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    1. True that Vishal! Love indeed has a way of putting all wrongs, right!

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  8. Dearest Aditi, you have a way with words. I admit due to time crunch i could not manage to read your posts on time.

    You are doing greats. Congrats on completing the challenge. I could not make it by 2 posts. Hope to do so on Sunday. :(

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    1. Thanks Preeti....coming from you, a Logastellus, this means a lot!! :)

      Hope to learn many more words from you!! It was fun learning :) Lots of love to you dear!

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  9. Congratulations on completing the challenge, I had to discontinue after day 3 :( Loved your story. One suggestion if I may,the color scheme on your blog made reading your lovely post a bit difficult for me.

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    1. Thank you Sulekha :)
      It's ok if you missed few days...it was more imp that we all connected and had a great time exploring '7'!!

      Thank you for the suggestion...It reminds we I have to work on the blog design etc etc, which I'm no good at!! :( Soon, hopefully!

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  10. You kept me riveted to the end. But I'm all for a happy ending. btw your Power of 7 post is featured on my festival wrap up post. Enjoyed your posts.

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    1. Awww Suzy...so kind of you :) Million thanks for this!! I'm glad we connected through this festival. Hope to stay in touch!

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  11. a happy ending - i wish it were so for all. :)

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  12. Wow Aditi that is Awesome..7 days journey for Saat Janam that's what we say in India..Loved it form the core of my heart.. :-)

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  13. I don't know this nervous turmoil you speak of... ;)

    Seriously, on my wedding day, the photographer was alarmed by my demeanor. He sought out my mother and called her aside, saying that he was worried about me - I seemed "too calm," and he had never known a bride to be so calm, less than an hour before the wedding. My mother came to check on me (I was getting ready, still) and we had a good laugh over that. "If I'm nervous this late in the game, I ought to slip out the window and run - not look back!! No, I have dated him for two years. I know what I'm getting into. Why on earth should I be nervous??" We've been married over 29 years, now.

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    1. Haha Holly ;)...frankly this story came about just because I couldn't understand the term 'nerves' few of my male friends spoke so often when it came to marriage.
      At our wedding, I was all smiles and my aunts had to keep telling me to tone it down a bit...We knew each other for 7 years before our marriage...so you can understand! ;)

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  14. Woh saat din!!! New concept, well presented!

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    1. Thanks Indrani :) glad you liked it!

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  15. Very Nice, A G+ for ur post and Have a Nice Day. . . :)

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  16. jus read the post and should say I thoroughly enjoyed it..

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