Devan was shattered, seventy years was hardly an age to manage divorce. Kanchi will know of his long buried lies and she was a stubborn lady. Preoperative tests for his pancreatic surgery were on and the doctor immediately knew what he had concealed through fifty long years of marriage. She was arriving and he was awaiting the disaster. Kanchi entered the room and approached Devan with her wobbly walk and a fixated stare. His eyes were pleading guilty until Kanchi laughed aloud and said your smile was always natural, just not the teeth my darling!
She had packed all her savings, not a penny less. Tonight was it. She could teach singing to earn and he excelled in plumbing and electrical. They were determined to take this step. They had enough domination and free advice for a lifetime. Tolerating ill-treatment at one’s own home was not easy. An incidental meeting at the local grocery store lead to stolen moments regularly.
Here she is at the local railway station minutes crawling very slowly. She was confident he could not disappoint her but the instinctive fear did surface. At the exact moment the train entered he touched her shoulder and flashed his mesmerizing smile sans teeth.
The entire compartment looked in awe at the silver-haired, wrinkled Sam and Rose chatter nonstop all night like two happy birds.
Neel was to be called in next the office assistant announced. His mind went numb the stress was intolerable. This interview was crucial for the future rested on this. He was of the few who had qualified the written test and group discussion. Lately, he had almost spent every night sleepless, gobbling up every bit of information he could on the anticipated questions. The previous candidate exited with a pale face, the result instantly known. The feared moment finally came; Neel stepped in and profusely greeted all the three, first impression?
“So you are Vivan’s father who’s to be admitted into Kindergarten? Shall us being the interview?” the silver haired principal rather ordered.
The onslaught has begun!!!