Episode 2: In few seconds, the call was over and Madhu walked towards the Cafeteria. Anbu walked beside her in silence. Their team mates were waiting for them and all sat together. The next half an hour was filled with hilarious jokes, office gossips and teasing each other. Madhu was always teased by Anbu and she liked it that way. It was time and one by one started leaving. Madhu and Anbu were left alone. Madhu wanted to sit as such without worrying about anything and everything. Anbu pretended to be busy with his phone waiting for her to talk something. Madhu’s thoughts were taking her to the dark world again. She closed her eyes for a second and took a deep breath and got up from the chair suddenly. “Gonna work?” – Anbu lifted his head. “Yeah.” - Madhu replied and started walking. Anbu kept looking at her and Madhu knew he was looking at her. “Hey! long time no see?! How are you?” – Madhu was stopped by a colleague. “Am good” – Madhu smiled cheerfully. “Your face is glowing these days?! Whats the secret?” – The girl touched Madhu’s chin and Madhu blushed. “Come on! Nothing of that sort! Make up tricks you see” – Madhu winked. Anbu kept watching everything. She has got a nice smile and a good heart. Anbu thought to himself. Madhu kept talking to her colleague knowing she is being watched by Anbu. She did not know whether she liked that or not. In few minutes she left the place. Time was 8 and Madhu was winding up for the day. “Bye Madhu!” – Anbu smiled at her. “Bye” – Madhu said without looking at his face. “What happened?! Too much work? Not leaving?” – Anbu sat beside her. “Yeah! I think I will start around 10. Got to finish this by today” – Madhu said seriously “10? You will be fine?” – Anbu “Yeah! No problem” – Madhu’s tone was flat. “You can call your husband to pick you up” – Anbu said and there was no reply from Madhu. “I will wait for you “ – Anbu said all of a sudden. “Hey! What for?! No need.! You start” – Madhu said seriously “I will wait for next 20 minutes! And then I will start. Ok?” – Anbu replied convincingly “Hmmmm” – Madhu didn’t respond much since she was truly happy to be with him. Anbu was entertaining her for the next 15 minutes and Madhu worked with a wide smile on her face. “One min! I have got a call” – Anbu left the place. Madhu was wondering who could it be. In another five minutes, he came back. “Madhu! My friend is coming here. He will be here around 9.30 I suppose!” – Anbu “Oh! So?......” – Madhu dragged “I got to be in office till 9.30! no other go” – Anbu said in a sad tone. Madhu sensed that it was a lie but didn’t want to turn the limelight to that lie. She didn’t want to make their relationship look uglier. As she already did not know what kind of relationship is this. As decided, Anbu stayed with her till 9.45 and both came out of the office. Few of their project mates were working late night. “Madhu….You coming for the Project party next month?” – Anbu tried to sound casual but deep inside he would miss her if she doesn’t come. “Oh yeah! I forgot. Let me ask my mom!” – Madhu “You will never change! Still seeking mom’s permission” – Anbu laughed at her. “Ha Ha Ha” – Madhu tried to look away from him. “Ok Madhu! Am leaving! Parking lot is this way na” – Anbu smiled “So ! where is your friend….?” – Madhu “I will pick him on the way” – Anbu said as he placed the helmet on his head. “I see” – Madhu said as she adjusted her hair. “How are you going now by the way?” – Anbu “Booked a cab already” – Madhu “That’s good! Take care! See you tomorrow” – Anbu waved his hand. “Told you na! I wont be coming for the next two days” – Madhu said and Anbu felt a deep disappointment. “Hmmmm yeah…I will be happy without your troubles!! Bye “ – Anbu tried to smile. Madhu smiled back and walked towards the main gate. In few minutes, her cab arrived and she sat relaxed. Her thoughts kept oscillating between Anbu and her family. Why do I make myself guilty? May be the lack of a good friend in my life?!!! The place for a good friend remains empty in my life. Will I get rid of such thoughts if I get a good friend in my life? Someone to share all my feelings? Madhu was thinking about everything about her life when the cab stopped infront of her house. She got down at once and walked fast towards her house. She could hear Anbu’s voice. “Oh God!!! My brain is yet to get rid of that” she murmured. The moment her mom opened the door, she saw Anbu sitting on the sofa with a coffee cup.