Thursday, October 28, 2010

Chennai Egmore – Journey 16

Mona boarded the train and train started leaving the Chennai city. The happiness one could feel normally while going to native is missing in her but instead she is feeling tensed, worried, nervous to see her mom and dad. But it is expected from Mona's situation.

Mona, just preparing herself for the short but long weekend. Mona now don’t have the guts to tell the love to her parents but if things go really worse she decided to tell about it, to her best friend in home her mother. Mona getting herself ready with answers for the questions she thought her father might be asking. But she decided to take help of Jegan for this (as in tough cases girls need a help from boys).

Mona called Jegan and told him how she is feeling now. Jegan as he is already expecting this from Mona he gives her confidence and advice. But Mona asking Jegan whether she should tell about love and all. Mona some how or not refuses to get calm.

Jegan told, 'Pinna Jegan Mathiri oru paiyan kidaikanumna, Konjam kashta pattu thaana aganum' by expecting a smile at other end. He also succeeded after a few seconds of silence.

Mona replied, 'Nee Adangavey mattiya.. hmmm. But I need you. Whatever happens be with me with the same humour sense'.

Jegan, 'hey cool.. Call me anytime, don’t get worried. If everything seems to be going out of hand tell them you love me. Let’s see then….’

Mona, ' ok. assume if I said about love and if they don’t accept and don’t allow me to get back to chennai. What will I do? If that happens, I don’t know what should I do, but I do anything I dare to do. I mean everything'... Saying this slowly tears come out of her eyes.

Jegan, 'Lots of Do in your statements. But all are negative Do's. Think about positive DO's Mona'.

Jegan continues, 'Stay positive. don’t get confused a lot. I strongly feels everything will be fine. What u feel ?'.

Mona, 'What?'. Jegan asked her again, You believe in our love rite?'.

Mona, 'Of course'.

Jegan, 'Then don’t worry. Be happy'.

Mona, 'Hmmm.. buttttt.... ok lets see.'

Jegan, 'hmm.. Still not confident ah. Unakku advice pannathulam note panni vachikiren, oru vivekananda pola agiten.'

Both continued the talks for many hours even after many signal and noise disturbance. Mona didn’t sleep whole night.

Time is now well past 8'O clock in morning, now the train slows down and entered the beautiful hometown of Mona's place. Mona's heartbeat is directly proportional to the train speed now. Train finally stops and very tired Mona dropped down. Mona's father came to pick up her railway station. Mona's father welcomed her with smile. Mona in turn also smiled. On seeing Mona very tired her father didn’t speak a word and took her to home.

Mona's mother waiting for her arrival from early morning. Mona's mother delighted her daughter after a month. She saw Mona was tired and dull. She asked, 'Mona r u ok?'. Mona replied, 'Yea ma. Didn’t sleep well in train. So tired'. Mona's mother, 'Hmmm.. poi paduthu thungu. Naan unnaku cook pannitu kupituren'. Mona's puppy also joined the fun and it jumps over mona. Mona took her puppy and kissed it.

Mona's father, 'Aama ma.. Only if you are coming she cooks well and cooks different items. Illaina ennaku uppuma thaan daily morning breakfast.'.

After hearing this all smiled including Mona. she was expecting something but everything happening normally. Mona's mother, 'Chumma irunga. Unga appaku ippolam vai kolupu kudi pochu.. Mona you go and sleep. I will wake you up later'.

Mona replied, 'Sari ma..'

Mona went to her bedroom. Just like Hutch dog, her puppy follows her to the bedroom. Mona opened her bag and took out her mobile. She is happy to see Jegan already messaged her, 'How things are going?'.

Mona replied, 'So far so good'.

Jegan replied, 'hmmm... what doing then mam? Happy now'.

Mona, 'Somewhat. I am playing with puppy and kissing it'.

Jegan replied, 'Antha doglam kiss panra…’.

Mona, 'Aiyoda. Aasai thaan. Wait for few months. Ok bye kiss u later. Sorry catch u later.. he he.. ;-) '.

Rather surprisingly this day went without any surprise. But Jegan warned her about the Sunday. He was correct, next day morning Mona's father told his friend will be arriving home this evening.

Mona immediately asked, 'For what?'. Mona's mother was watching these scenes from kitchen quietly.

Mona father, 'what? I told u already about this na. Y r u asking it. Actually he came here for vacation. So he just wanted to see me. That’s it.'.

Mona, 'Appa. I too told u already I don’t want marriage now. Then again y r u embarrassing me.'

Mona's father got angry and told, 'Y? Tell me the reason then ?'.

Mona thinks hardly at this moment. She don’t know what to say and continue to say, 'I don’t want marriage pa.'

Mona's father didn’t say anything and left the place. Mona looked at her mother for some support; even she too looked the other way. Mona was very disappointed, disheartened and started crying.

She didn’t take lunch that day and messaging Jegan about the incident. Jegan asked her to calm down and told 'what you said was correct and don’t worry. If they talk about marriage in the evening then break the silence and tell about the love. Anyhow they are going to come one day. Better be this day'.

Mona replied, 'I need you and want to see you. I should have told them about us right now itself.'.

Jegan, 'No Mona don’t take decision on the run. Just follow my words. Don’t be emotional'.

As sun departs in the evening, Mona feels her hopes also departing. Now moon takes over of control from sun. It’s evening, as Mona's father said his friend arrived home. Mona didn’t want to come out of her room. She stayed there itself. Mona's mother called her. Mona hesitatingly came out.

Mona father's friend saw her and told she is looking like a angel and told, 'god bless u my child. How r u? you remember me? I lastly saw you some 6, 7 years back I think….'.

Mona replied, 'I am fine'. He replied, 'Oh Women of few words ah'.

Mona father replied, 'She is not feeling well, so only she speaks less'.

Hearing this, his friend replied, 'Ooh is it. Then why are standing here. Go to your room and take rest. Take care'.

Mona went inside immediately and started listening to conversation keenly.

Mona's father asked, 'How is she da?'.

His friend, 'I told na, she is looking like an angel. My son will be happy. (Hearing this Mona’s beat raised and she some how got courageous walks to the door of her room and about to come out to say about her love)

But her father friend continued, 'He will be back from US in 3 months and he will be staying here for at least 6 months. So after he comes back can we have the discussion'.

Mona's father thinks about her daughter and said, 'Ok'.

Later everyone had dinner and he departed. Mona father asked Mona, 'you said u don’t want marriage now. Now we are delaying it by 3 months. Hope u will be happy'. Mona didn’t reply anything and her father moved away.

Mona's mother, 'I know you are hiding some thing from me. If you want to tell me, you have only 3 months of time. Think and tell me. I am your best friend, remember that'.

Mona went to bed feeling happy that nothing bad happened today and she is weary of what will happen after 3 months. Mona messaged Jegan in mid night and told the same.

Jegan got little angry and told, 'Amma thaaye.. Innum 3 months iruku... Nimathiya thunguma….. '.

Mona stayed in her native place for one more day and returned to chennai next day. Once returned she met Jegan in a happy mood.

Jegan with big smile, 'Enna mam.. I thought you will do in “Alaipayuthey” style and asathi irupanu ninaichen. But nothing happened. Ellam sappaya finished la'

Mona replied, 'Hmmm. What’s your position in ur family?'.

Jegan, 'Heyyyy... Started again ah?? Talk something romantic ma'.

Mona, 'No jus asking'.

Jegan thinking 'Sollalana vidava pora' and said, 'in my family no problem. My mother will be my side wherever I am in and similarly my father will be my mom side. So if my mother is happy with u then its all over.'.

Mona, 'Oooh gr8'.

Jegan, 'More importantly I am their only son. So they will approve it'.

Mona asked, 'Then why my parents don’t like it?'.

Jegan thinks for a second and told, 'same answer. You are their only daughter. So is the reason'.

Jegan, 'Same answer for 2 questions with opposite meaning. How funny it is'.

Mona smiled and asked, 'yea true. Will your mother likes me?'

Jegan, 'Hmmmmm.. of course. yeah. Since I like u, she will also like you. Ok lets plan for something which makes u feel lot better.'.

Mona with wide open eyes asked, 'Wat s tat ?'.

Jegan, 'In 2 weeks time, in my hometown we will be celebrating temple festival. So why can’t you come with me? I will introduce you as my friend. They already know about Ganesh and Aruna'

Mona, 'Me alone?'.

Jegan, 'Ok then. Lets invite Ganesh and Aruna too'.

Mona, 'Is this will work?'

Jegan. 'Its in your court. you have to decide'.

Mona thinks hard and said, 'Ok. Lets go'.

Let them go.... Journey continues...........

Friday, October 8, 2010

Chennai Egmore – Journey 15

Jegan and Mona were disappointed because of Jegan's stinct in another location got extended. Mona was too worried than Jegan. Jegan tried his best to console Mona. To make Jegan happier Mona told she was ok. Jegan asked her to be practical and told all the things happening now is good for their future. Mona said she was fine only. Both agreed on 'a kind' of mutual terms. They meet on weekends regularly. Both are eagerly waiting for friday and from friday evening till sunday evening they spend most of the time together by going to movies, restaurant and long ride in bike. Both hate Mondays.*(Normally we software engg. hate mondays but they hate mondays for some other reasons)*

For couple of weeks everything went in this fashion. From Jegan's end the work is getting hectic as his project Go Live date is nearing. Mona being a Software Engineer, she easily understands this, their daily phone calls is reduced to minutes from hours and sometime Nil. Because of work condition, they are not even able to meet on sundays too. But Mona and Jegan being the good lovers, they understand their professionalism and they were happy. They are not the same lovers as they were few months ago but their love is still the same.

On a good day Mona father called Mona and make it bad for her. He called Mona. The call started as it was a normal day, and then her father told he is going to look for alliance. Mona in hard tone replied, 'Why are you looking for alliance soon? i m just 22. We can wait for another year'.

Mona father replied, 'Even If we start now, this will take at least an year to get fix. I already showed u the photo of my friend's son working in US a month ago. U didn’t say anything about him'

Mona, 'Sorry pa I don’t remember him. Plz pa we can talk about this later'.

Mona father, 'Why ma? What is the reason?'.

Mona didn’t reply. Mona knows she can’t blame her father for this. Since he is a good father, he wants her daughter to get married soon. But she don’t have the courage to tell the truth to his father. Mona's father waited for few seconds, since there was no reply from Mona, he gave the phone to her mother and asked her to convince Mona.

Mona Mother, 'Ende enna solra. Enna reason. R u loving some one. Amma kitta sollu'.

Mona, 'No ma. Nothing like tat. But we can discuss about the marriage later'.

Mona Mother, 'See ur our only daughter. We want to see u getting Married soon. U r already 22'.

Mona, 'Maa I m only 22. I didn’t say I don’t want marriage, I m saying I don’t want it now. Purinchukoo ma'.

Mona's Mother paused for few seconds and said, 'Hmmm.. When r coming home? We discuss about it that time'.

Mona, 'I ll come in 2 weeks. Promise me u don’t talk about this when I am coming home. Otherwi

se I will not come'.

Mona's mother, 'Seri nee first vaa. We see that later. '.

Mona about to say and cut the call, Mona's father came to the call and asked, 'Hey Mona. What is the name of the guy who helped us when we were there?'.

Mona was shocked and thinking why his father asked about him, that too during this conversation. She asked, 'Y pa? He is Jegan'.

Mona father,'No Jus asked. Can I get his Mobile no. ?'.

Mona was hesitant in giving so she replied, 'Sorry again pa. I know why you want his no. I will not give it.'.

Mona's father, 'No ma. I jus asked. Anyway it’s ok. Come home soon.'.

Both ended the call. She feels little hardness on her father voice.

Immediately after the call ends she called Jegan. But he didn’t attend the call. She called him again. Jegan didn’t attend. Jegan had a callertune, a beautiful romantic song , music by Jayaraj from a tamil film Dhaam Dhoom. Jegan kept it since.Mona liked the song very much. Mona always likes the song whenever she called Jegan. But not this time, for the first time she got irritated hearing the song. Mona called Jegan continuously. After 4 failure attempts, on the fifth attempt Jegan attended the call.

Jegan answered, 'Yes honey tell me'.

Mona angrily replied,' What the hell are u doing. why r u not picking the call'.

Jegan understood, Mona is so much anger. He replied, 'Hey I am driving. So I didn’t notice.'

Mona,'Heeeee. Ok let me come to subject. My father called me and spoke about my marriage. It seems, he even decided about the guy. I am really tensed. I don’t know what to do. I want to see you. Where r u? . Plz don’t say u r busy'.

Jegan feels the tension in Mona's voice. He replied calmly, 'Nalla vishayam thaana.. Hey Mona calm down and relax. I am near to your hostel only. I will be there in another 10-15 mins. Don’t worry. எவேர்ய்திங் will be fine. I am there for u. don’t worry'.

Jegan started the bike and went quickly to her hostel. He saw Mona already waiting for him near the entrance. She was still looking beautiful even though she is tensed.

Both left the place immediately. Jegan took her to some lonely place. Mona started telling the conversation between her and her father and literally she started crying. Jegan put her arms around Mona's shoulder and asked her to calm down. Mona didn’t.

Jegan said, 'Love makes man/women a brave. You are the best example for this. Have u ever talked like this to your father previously. Now you talked to your father bravely but you are crying here. You changed a lot for a love. Just think what made u to talk like this to ur father.'.

Jegan speaking confidently, Mona keenly listen to him.

Jegan continued, 'Its simple Mona, u believe in love and more importantly u believe me. That’s why u talked bravely. I am here for u da. Don’t worry and don’t cry again. Not good to see a beautiful girl crying. *(saying this he whipped out the tears from mona)* I was expecting this anytime from your father. He is a good father na.

Mona just understand, every lovers have gone through this. Some succeeded, some failed. I assure ours will be a huge success. I got a gut feeling about our love. So don’t worry. you are mine. you are special Mona. I won’t let anyone to take my angel from me. ok? '.

Mona feels really proud she got a lover like Jegan and replied, 'I am so lucky to have you. I love you madly…..’

Jegan wants to end this humorsly, 'you called me Maddy. Am I looking like him??'

Mona smiled at last and replied, 'Aiyoda I said madly, not Maddy. But u r my maddy'.

Jegan,'Aah nice Mona'.

Mona said, 'U know my father asked about you and asked your mobile no'.

Jegan excitedly replied, 'Ooh is it.. Nallathu thaana.. You give him my no.?'.

Mona said, 'No'.

Jegan, 'Ooh ho. If u give it to him. It will be easier for me'.

Mona, 'Noo. He thinks we are just friends only, so he might have wanted to talk you regarding my marriage'.

Jegan replied, 'Hmmm. Now I have to kill the friendship for the love ah.'.

Mona smiled and said, 'Hmmm'. Then both talked for few minutes there and decided to leave.

Jegan dropped Mona at her place. Mona asked Jegan, 'Shall I go to my home?'.

Jegan replied,'Hey what. First time you are asking my permission to go to your home'.

Mona smiled and said, 'You said. I am yours nu.. So I am asking u'.

Jegan, 'Oh parra. Athu ipo thaan theriyutha'.

Mona replied,'Cha not like that. you are with me here, so I feel extremely confident that no one will take me away from u'.

Jegan, 'Seri apram'. :)

Mona, 'Hey I am talking seriously. If I go there I don’t know what will happen. If something really bad happen there, I will surely die'.

Jegan, 'hey comme mam.. Our love is jus few months old. But ur parents love is much older than us. So they will understand u. Jus tell them u will get married after a year. I am sure they will accept it. If anything happens just call me. I will come there in a second. ok. I love you mam'

Mona shook her head, 'Hmmm sure. This is the first time you are saying 'I love u' after the first time….'

Jegan smiled and said, 'Wow. That’s my Mona. Girls are always girls. gr8…..'

Both left happily. Mona was happy to hear positive, responsible words from Jegan and he never got stumbled on any occasion. She feels so secure now. Jegan was so proud that Mona even dares to die for the love. Is it the beauty of love???

Now its weekend, Mona is ready to go home with millions of questions. She is afraid of her father. But she knows Jegan was in her side. She don’t know what surprise awaits her in her home town.

Let wait for the next episode to know the surprise......

Journey continues…………