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    Thanks Adharv. Next plans of evolution in the upcoming chapters..
     
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    Will try to post next episode by Today. Thanks Sachini
     
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    Chapter-54



    Jai went straight to Priya’s bakery. He could see the place was buzzing with youth population. He was proud of what Priya and the associated NGO has achieved in a short span of time. When he was on the way to Priya’s room , he was stopped by a shop assistant who then recognized Jai and waved him in.


    Priya who was wrapping up a call, looked at Jai with delight.


    ‘How did it go?’ she asked. ‘


    ‘He was expecting this from me and I could feel he is making some plans, god knows what’Jai exclaimed.


    ‘That’s expected again right? He would never leave you easily.’ She said.


    ‘True. ‘


    ‘What’s eating you? You appear lost.’, Priya asked observing Jai.

    ‘Somehow my mind is not at peace.’ Jai confessed. ‘Evolution has always been a part of me.’


    ‘You know what Jai,All you need is a vacation. I know both of them arrived home so you should be on the way.’


    ‘You are right. I stopped to update you.’ Jai said standing up clutching his walking stick. Priya came outside the bakery to see him out.


    ‘Take care Priya. So you will reach there after two days right?’ he asked.


    ‘Of course, enjoy the trip. Forget everything and relax. Give me a ring once you reach the resort.’ She said.


    When Jai reached home he found Srikanth, Sriram and Vivaan in the dining hall munching on snacks. Since Srikanth is visiting home for the first time since accident, it was a shock for him to see Jai is walking with support. Jai sat next to Srikanth and asked the house keeper for a cup of coffee.


    ‘Anything wrong dad?’ Sriram asked.


    ‘No bit lost in thoughts.’ Jai said explaining about his lunch meeting with chairman and the resignation.


    ‘I could see it’s eating you much.’ Srikanth said.


    ‘Yes..I’m planning to be away for few days on a trip.’ Jai said


    ‘Srikanth and Sriram exchanged a confused look. ‘We thought we will be spending time with you dad. I have a very short break.’ Srikanth said.


    ‘That’s what we are going to do, spend time together. Can you guys pack up in next thirty minutes?’ Jai said to collective gasp of his boys.


    ‘Thirty minutes?Where are we going dad? I have dinner plans’ Sriram asked.


    Jail smiled ‘Cancel them and pack up fast. We have to check in by night.’


    ‘My bag is packed.’ Vivaan said delightedly.


    ‘This is a long planned one dad?’ Srikanth asked curiously.’Where is Priya? Is she not joining?’


    ‘She is having a busy week. Will join us later. Sriram, I don’t want anyone to know where are we going or staying. I might be contacted by media houses regarding why I quit from Evolution etc.’ Jai advised his sons.

    Before late night they reached a scenic resort in Pondicherry and settled comfortably as per Jai’s plan.
     
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    Oh wow .. atleast now they should get a break of things happening around.
     
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    Nice...Most needed vacation for the family after all these troubled times
     
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    Mild update BB ma'am :banana: Jai's attachment towards evolution unmatchable awesome...look forward for the next update. Thank you and keep rocking.
     
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    Chapter- 55


    When Srikanth woke up next morning, he found every body else had their breakfast and chatting heartily. Sleep was a luxury for him in college and he never passed a chance to get extra minutes of sleep.


    ‘I thought we will have to wake you up only for lunch.’ Sriram said and they chit-chatted pulling each other’s leg. While Vivaan went out to explore the resort and Srikanth ordered something from room service, Sriram received a call.


    ‘Dad it’s for you. Priya at the other end.’ He said.


    Jai excused himself and went to the other room. Srikanth observed Jai for a while and commented to Sriram


    ‘I haven’t seen him talking this way to anyone. Look at him full of smiles and voice subdued..’


    ‘That’s how he is around Priya. May be you haven’t seen him much as you were away.’ Sriram said to find his brother staring at their father.


    Jai finished his conversation and slowly came back to the place where boys were seated.


    ‘What dad Priya missing you much?’ teased Sriram.


    ‘Post marriage this is the first time I stayed at house for months at stretch. So yes we both miss each other.’ He laughed and said dreamily.


    ‘mm it’s bad she couldn’t join us. But her employees were running bakery on their own even during your accident.’ Srikanth commented. He felt there must be some other explanation on why Priya hasn’t joined them.


    ‘Sriram someone was calling you repeatedly. Remember don’t tell anyone where are we staying.’ Jai said giving the phone back to his son.


    Jai looked at Srikanth and said ‘You are right Priya’s staff can handle the bakery independently. She didn’t join us because I didn’t want her to.’ Jai took a minute to register shocked face of Sriram. He looked at Srikanth ‘I came to know you had came differences with me.’ Jai said and leaned into the chair.


    ‘What? No dad?’ said Srikanth puzzled.


    ‘Vijay briefed me on what happened, I mean in the hospital. ‘ Sriram quickly understood what Jai meant. Jai looked at Sriram who left the place in the pretext of taking Vivaan for Pizza


    ‘I wanted to have this conversation face to face. Tell me Srikanth, Why do you consider Priya as my wife alone? Jai asked as his son was staring at something.


    As silence engulfed the room, Jai moved close to Srikanth and sat next to him.


    ‘Srikanth you pretty well know that your closeness with Priya is the first thing that drew me towards her. It’s not that I got married someone for my needs.’ I want to know if there is a problem and if it is let me know how to address it. I know things have been bit shallow post that incident.’ Jai asked.


    Jai took a deep breath as he was not getting any response from Srikanth. ‘Take your time Srikanth..we are not leaving this place without sorting this out.’ Jai lighted a cigarette.


    ‘Well I thought about that incident several times..I couldn’t pinpoint what made me say that..I felt..’ Srikanth started but abruptly stopped in mid sentence


    ‘You felt left out..weren’t you? ‘ Jai asked Srikanth


    ‘Might be yes…if I put a word to it. …’ Srikanth said faintly


    ‘Hmm.. You left for hostel soon after my marriage and never got to see us as couple. Sriram who was more frequent to home got used to it.’ Jai reasoned and the conversation went on.


    Srikanth easily continued the conversation and talked about the bottled up feelings with respect to his breakup with Shruthi, Jai’s anger when he was doing project in Evolution , Aarthi coming back to their life etc


    Soon Vivaan and Sriram returned back with pizzas and they had a relaxed lunch. Jai ensured he talked through all the problems with his boys next few days ensuring they always have a safe place in him no matter what happens.
     
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    Are we done with today's epi :fearscream::fearscream: too small but interesting update as always :cheer::cheer: making things transparent btw the family is much appreciated look forward to know wat happens next....jai rocks :banana:

    Thank you BB ma'am
     
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    I envy their relationship .. Jai , as a dad, is the BEST.
     

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