Friday, July 1, 2011

Chennai Egmore – Journey 19

Sorry for coming late again....................

Finally a crack appears on the wall. Jegan and Mona had their first misunderstanding in their life. Every relationship faces this problem but how they come out of it is the question. Les see how they both come out of it.

Jegan was angry and hugely upset. Mona rushed to her hostel and found herself in crying. Couple of days in office both Jegan and Mona didn’t talk each other. Also both didn’t want to see. Jegan expects Mona to come to him and talk, and Mona expects Jegan to come to her. Both were unable to concentrate on the work.

On a hot fri(y)day in office, Ganesh came to Jegan’s desk along with Aruna to calm down Jegan. As it was a lunch time most of the cubes were empty. Jegan was still upset; he didn’t concentrate on the work for 2 days. Ganesh started the conversation, “You must be running out of your mind man!!!.. We thought you and Mona would be perfect couple but u both are disappointing”.

Jegan takes some time before answering, “Neenga solratha partha Did I do all the mistakes?? Look here man, her father insulting me and my family. Also she too was thinking when I asked her to come with me. That is hurting‘.

Aruna, ‘Then what u expect from her. U want her to say Yes??’.

A little silence between them, suddenly it hit Jegan’s mind how this question is meant to Mona.

Aruna, ‘How long u both were loving each other, Maximum 1 year. Then what? You have to wait little long to succeed in love. Jegan you love your family, same way Mona will love hers too. Respect her feeling and go talk to her, she needs you. Atha vittutu ipdilam scene podatha, insult pannitanga athu ithunu.. Avar ponna sight adicha avar apdithaan solluvanga….’

Ganesh, ‘Go man. She didn’t have lunch yet, call her and take her to lunch. I have never seen you like this’.

Jegan, ‘Hmmm. Makes some sense. But you both blaming only me on this’.

Aruna with little smile said, ‘Hey its not like tat. You have all the reasons to get angry at that time. We are humans rite, we all do mistakes. We just pointed out the mistakes from your side. That’s the reason we are friends…’.

Ganesh, ‘Aruna, if u had talk like this to clients. U could have got better ratings Also Jegan oda arivu kanna thiranthuta… ’.

Jegan, ‘Good one Ganesh!!!’. Both of them are smiling, but Aruna looking angrily towards Ganesh. Ganesh said, ‘Jegan save me from her da..’.

Jegan, ‘ha ha… I love u guys. But I can call Mona. But she will be very angry on me na’.

Ganesh, ‘Well you know how to deal with tat..’.

Jegan, ‘Okk.. Let me solve this…’

Jegan called Mona, Mona saw his name and didn’t attend the call. He gives another call this time she cut the call.

Jegan, ‘Damn. She didn’t pick the call’.

Aruna, ‘that’s wat u did. Now its back fired’.

Jegan, ‘I am going to her place and will talk to her’.

Ganesh, ‘Wait I will come with you, I need to meet some one there.’, saying this both left the place.

When walking, Ganesh turned back and saw whether Aruna moved out of the place or not. Once confirmed, he quietly told, ‘Machi Whatever u did was right. But u over cooked it. Intha ponnungale ipdi thaan. Go and convince her. But Gethaa vitratha. Ok?’.

Jegan looked at him, ‘Yea u r rite. But u scared of Aruna va’.

Ganesh, ‘She knows I don’t ve anyone to meet, so she could ve guessed it by now’.

Jegan, ‘Hmmm. Thanq ganesh.’.

Both reached Mona’s floor, Jegan saw Mona sitting in front of PC doing nothing and worried.

Ganesh, ‘Hey I leave now. All the best good luck. Don’t get too many beats’.

Now Jegan walks towards Mona’s desk. Almost everyone in Mona’s team knew she loves Jegan.

Mona’s friend in team saw him as she sit next to her, She told Mona, ‘Hey your Manmadhan varan’.

Mona turned back and looked at him, and immediately turned away. The girl noticed it and told Jegan, ‘Hello sir, Madam romba hot ah irukanga, poi cool pannunga’ and she left.

Jegan sits over the table and facing opposite her and started the conversation. Her red colored eyes and her face clearly shows her sadness.

Jegan, ‘Hey Mona. I am really sorry for whatever happened. I think we need to talk each other. Come let’s have our lunch outside and talk’.

Mona looked at him and didn’t reply any.

Jegan continued and trying to make the conversation soft, ‘yea I know you are very angry and want to beat me to core. So do it whatever u want but not in public. Come with me na’.

But Mona didn’t reply again and she was looking at the read mails again and again by clicking the left mouse button very loudly.

Jegan caught her hand and with sorrow looking face, ‘Hey come on yaar’.

Mona feel little comfortable that Jegan come down this far. But she refused him again saying, ‘We have a meeting now. We meet after some time’.

Jegan clearly knows she is lying because of anger.

Mona’s friend who listening to this conversation said, ‘Hey Mona we don’t have any meeting. Moreover it’s Friday’.

Mona looked at her in anger. Jegan, ‘Thanks mam. But neenga innum pogama ellam ketukittu thaan irukingala’.

She replied, ‘ha ha. But I helped u na’. Jegan, ‘Athu seri’.

Jegan looked Mona and his eyes expressed, ‘Shall we go’.

Mona nodded her head and both started leaving.

Both went to a near by restaurant where only few people are there and Jegan ordered few items for both. They sat opposite to each other.

Jegan take a sip of water and started, ‘Hey I love you. You look beautiful today. But u didn’t put any make up na’.

Mona thought he would say something but he started it as if nothing happened. Her anger level increased and looked at him with even more anger. It is sharp as a diamond; she can cut any with her looks right now. But deep inside her heart she thinks these things makes Jegan a special and different from others.

Jegan takes time and continued, ‘I know I am idiot. Even I didn’t like the start of this. Let me come straight to why are we here. First of all I am very very sorry, I lost my cool on that day and hurt u so much and hurting myself too. I am unable to concentrate anything and I was thinking abt u and our future only.’

Mona listening to him and thinking herself, ‘then why the hell you didn’t attend the calls’.

Jegan, ‘I didn’t pick up ur calls. I was in some kind of mood. Once u didn’t reply to my question na. I feel like I come to the end of the world. I went totally mad. But later only I thought from ur side and felt how badly I hurt u. please forgive me. I need u and you are more than oxygen for me in my life’.

Mona loved him so much and she was very much happy that the way Jegan loves her.

Mona said, ‘First I am sorry for my father comments. But why u left me on that day and avoided me these many days. Now my fathers don’t like me and don’t accept me as his daughter. You are the only one I Had and why did u show your back to me. You felt like u come to end of the world but I felt like the world ended’.

Mona tried hard to avoid the tears but she failed by few drops.

Jegan caught hold her hand tightly. That time a guy came and served soups for them. So they went silent for those seconds. During those seconds, Jegan mind knows he has no answer to Mona’s questions.

Once tat guy left, Mona continued, ‘I am really scared to go to my native and talk to my parents. Even I told my mom yesterday that I love you so much and pleaded her to convince father. But you avoided me. Tell me what shall I do. If U want to marry me now na? Marry me’

Mona gave Jegan some blows in her words.

Jegan stands up and come next to Mona and put his arms around Mona and continued, ‘Hey I m really sorry for all this. I take all the blames. As soon as ur father scolded me I got anger and it entered my head. It just overshadows everything in my mind and that made me to walk away from you. It all happened in seconds. I was little selfish on that day. Now I promise you even an air can’t separate us. Ok’.

Jegan continued, ‘About marriage. Unna ipovey kuttitu poganumnu aasaiya thaan iruku.. But let us wait for certain period of time. I will come with you some day and talk to him and I will ask my parents to talk to him. Hope he will agree for our marriage. Till then lets put a coma for our life. Ok?’

Mona, ‘Ok. But certain period of time means?’.

Jegan, ‘Yea wait for some 6 months. And I feel ur father will get convinced before that’.

Mona, ‘If he didn’t agreed before 6 months, on 7th month u will marry some one ah’.

Jegan, ‘Hey cha cha. Unna vitta ennaku vera yaarum kidaikathu. But everything has a limit na. So I said like tat. Only after ur parents confirmation, I will tie knots ok’.

Mona, ‘Hope my parents agree. But we wait for some more time na’.

Jegan, ‘Ok Madam. Vitta contracts ethavathu ketpa pola’.

Mona pleased and was happy. She asked, ‘U told Oxygen and Air in between. Wat s tat?’.

Jegan, ‘Apdilam sonnena. May be this is called Chemistry I guess.. ;) ‘

Mona, ‘Ooohhh’.

This time, server comes with the main course but Mona and Jegan not even finished the soups itself. Their stomach may be empty but their heart is full of love.

Journey continues……

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Chennai Egmore – Journey 18

A BIG SORRY. I hope at least few might remember the story. It’s been a months that the last journey came, a big sorry to all. And now, I am back. I am wishing you all a happy new year along with Jegan, Mona, Ganesh, and Aruna ;)

Hurray, Its Green signal from Jegan’s family. Mona and Jegan enjoying the happiest day in their lives, both didn’t sleep in the train. They were making sure every minute were counted (Ofcourse, they will). Jegan told Mona, ‘I cant wait for the day to marry u’. Mona replied, ‘Yea me too. But we ve to’. Both started to dream about their future.

It was a drowsy morning in Chennai, train slowly entering the Egmore station. Except Jegan all woke up. Aruna asked Mona to wake him up. Mona woke up Jegan. On seeing fresh Mona, his first sight on the first morning of his happiest day, he said, ‘Do my eyes deceive me?’ . Hearing this Aruna said herself ‘Oh godddd’ and asked Jegan, ‘Enough guys, plz stop this. We are seeing this from yesterday. If I continue to hear like this I better jump off the train.’ with morning smile.

Jegan, ‘ha ha.. Its love damn it.’

Train reached the station, Jegan told his friends, ‘I love this train, and it brings lot to me’. Mona too shook her as an acknowledgement. All decided to sign off from that place. Jegan took Mona with him and dropped her in hostel and went to his room.

This day Jegan was flourishing with joy and he is totally gone mad. Mona too feels the same but she knows the ball is on her court now. She put herself on some pressure but decided to enjoy the day momentarily.

Couple of days went like this, both loving each other as it were no tomorrow. Whenever Jegan mother called him she asked about Mona.

Its all went beautifully until one day when Mona’s father called her and told her the shocking news. He told, ‘My friend son is coming from US next week. He is going to stay here at least for a month. So once he arrived we will discuss about the marriage. If everything goes fine, we can fix the marriage next month’.

Mona was heartbroken and didn’t say anything to her father and hang up the phone. Immediately Mona called Jegan and told him.

Jegan said, ‘Hmmm. Great. lets meet in evening after office hours and discuss. Ok. Relax till then’.

Mona, Jegan, Ganesh and Aruna met in cafeteria. Mona was very upset and tensed. Aruna asked, ‘What happened? why she is so dull ? why u called us Jegan?’.

Jegan, ‘Jus want to show how beautiful Mona will be when she is crying and upset’.

Mona angrily looked at him and scolded, ‘Are u mad? U don’t take anything serious. And u r making fun of me. Blah blah… ‘.

Ganesh in confusion stopped Mona, ‘Hey hey Mona stop stop. What happened?. What did he do?’.

Mona told about his father call. Aruna asked, ‘Dai enna da ithu?’.

Jegan smiled and said, ‘Enna na? She is getting married in one month’.

Ganesh, ‘Hey are u kidding?. How u take this lightly.’

Jegan, ‘Hey guys cool. Mona this is simple. Now u need to call ur father and tell proudly I love Jegan and I want to marry him’.

Everyone was lip locked.

Jegan, ‘Ok. This is the time na. Any how some day they are going to know about this. Let it to be today. That’s one way or I have to ask my parents to go her home and ask for Mona. Now Am I serious?’

Jegan continued, ‘Mona u have to be very confident this time. We all behind you and My parents also with you. So don’t get afraid and just tell about us. It will work.’.

Mona asked, ‘What will happen if it didn’t work’.

Jegan, ‘Mam first tell and later part we decide afterwards. Enna mathiri oru alagana paiyana vendamna sollva poranga’.

This time only Jegan can smiles for his jokes.

Mona didn’t have enough courage to make a call. Jegan just picked the mobile from her hand and threatening her, ‘ok. Shall I call him?’

Mona, ‘No, please. I call him later.’

Jegan, ‘Why later? Speak now na. Ithukulama plan pannuva?’

Aruna, ‘Hey give her some time. We cannot speak this matter without any plan. We need to decide what to speak first’.

Jegan, ‘No. We all are here, So I thought she could be more comfortable. Ok. Decide what she has to say?’

Both the girls started discussing with one another. This went for around 30 minutes. Jegan stopped them and told, ‘Guys these things wont work. We need to give spontaneous reactions.’

Ganesh, ‘Ennada avasaram unnaku? Seeing from ur reactions I think u r the one who is nervous and afraid’

Jegan looked at Ganesh and told, ‘May beee’

After few minutes of discussion Mona decided to call his father, Jegan almost lost all nails in his hand. It is already late in the evening, so not many in cafeteria. They went to corner area where no one can hear it.

Jegan came and sat close to Mona and told her, ‘Excuse me madam, Correct ah pesituvela.. This is our best chance. Mind it. Don’t worry about the outcome. Objective is to convey the message to them only. Ok’.

Its just like a climax of an thriller movie, still silent among them, no one moved and all are in the edge of the seats.

Mona with shivering hand called his father, her heart beat can be heard miles away. As few seconds of tension, her father picked up the call and asked, ‘Mona, Ennama you called early today’.

Mona with trembling voice, ‘Ya dad. Chumma called. Want to discuss something’.

Mona father, ‘Yea tell me. Enna marriage pathiya’.

Mona, ‘Yes dad’.

Mona father was excited but he didn’t know what is in the store, ‘Oh surprise. Tell me. Are you happy to marry that guy? Shall I talk to his father now?’

Mona was afraid to tell the truth, Jegan waving his hand and signaling this is the right time. Mona continued, ‘No pa.’.

Mona father, ‘What? Why no? You don’t want the marriage now?’.

Mona, ‘No. I don’t want to marry him’.

Mona father, ‘Athaan why? He is educated, earning well, settled in US, his parents were kind enough. You will be happy if u marry him’

Mona, ‘No. Actually. I am in love pa’. Each word in the sentence had long pause. Jegan took a deep breath and waited for the reply.

Mona father with anger, ‘What? Enna solraa ?’. Mona’s mother waiting for her turn to talk to her daughter had sensed something wrong and went close to her husband.

Mona, ‘Yes pa. I love one here’.

Mona, ‘What? Who is that?’.

Mona looked at Jegan and Jegan sighed at her to tell his name.

Mona, ‘J… E… G… A… N’.

Mona father anger increased at a high speed, ‘Avanaaaaaa. Athaan naanga vantha pothu apdi pannana.. He is a cheat. How.. How come you fall into his? Are you mad? ‘.

Mona, ‘No pa. He is really a good guy. He will take care of me well and I love him very much’.

Mona father, ‘Cha I can’t believe this guy. Nallavan mathiriye nadichu epdi pannitan. Fraud. Mona listen to your father. The guy I looked for you is earning more than him, educated more than him. He will surely take care of you. More importantly I know the family for long time. They are decent family, they are also Christians’.

Jegan on hearing Cheat, Fraud and about his family comments moved away from Mona with some anger.

Mona was looking at Jegan, Aruna now sat near to her and asked her to continue and Ganesh went to cool Jegan.

Mona, ‘No dad. He is not like that. You speak to him again and his family also is very good and I know them’.

Mona father, ‘What? you know their family too?’.

Mona, ‘Yes dad. They know our love too. They agreed’.

Mona father, ‘hmmm.. So you urself decided and you don’t need ur parents ah?’.

Mona now started crying, ‘No its not like that. you will understand me more than any one. Please pa. agree’.

Meantime Ganesh was talking to Jegan and he trying to calm him.

Mona father, ‘No’ and went away dropping the phone on the table. Mona Mother immediately take the phone, ‘Ennadi achu unnaku. Yean di epdi panra.. un mela un appa evalvu nambikai vachi iruntharu theriyuma’

Mona, ‘Illama.. Neeyavathu purinchuko ma’.

Both Mona and her mother were now talking, both were crying a lot. Mona’s mother asked her to come home and both hung up the call…

Mona parents were hugely disappointed and worried and whereas Mona was crying and don’t know what to do. Aruna consoled her and stopped her crying then she called Jegan.

Jegan was coming in anger and asked Aruna, ‘What did he say?’

Aruna just shook her hand in disappointment.

Jegan’s anger increased and Mona, ‘Mona even if ur father won’t agree. Will you come with me?’

Mona looked at him and didn’t open her mouth.

Jegan looked at her ,’Monaaa’. Then in anger he kicked the place and left in anger.

On seeing this Mona started to cry again.

Both Aruna and Ganesh were calling Jegan. But he didn’t turn back on his way and went.

Journey continues…….