Discussion in 'Stories (Fiction)' started by blackbeauty84, Jul 16, 2018.
But this family is good now...happy abt it...what's up with Srikanth and Harini
i guessed he must be someone from Evolutions but didnt think its ORK.... totally forgot about him.
Your writing style is awesome... that too revealing harini's step father and he s saying his name's full form... wow really super ..
Waiting for next update.
Many Thanks Muggs
Let's see whats is store for them
Thanks Lakshya..This comment made my day
First sight I saw that morning was dad laughing with Priya in the garden, the mere sight of it made me smile. As on cue, dad glanced at my window and gestured me to join them.
When I went to join them, Priya was having a quick breakfast there.
‘Isn’t too early for breakfast?’ I asked her.
‘I have to start in five minutes. Things will be busy till Kaveri joins back..’ she was saying.
‘But still you won’t say whom she got married to?’ I asked her again. Ever since I had a talk with Harini’s step father I’m really curious to find who was it but Priya and dad weren’t saying anything. My hunch is that it’s Col.Mukund.
‘No..that’s upto Harini to tell you or not..’
‘She hasn’t returned my call still..’ I said. Harini texted me saying she is on vacation and will call back once she returns.
‘You kept her hanging for two years, can’t you wait for ten days..’ Priya asked. Her eyes twinkled. ‘I should be off-now. Bye ,Srika’ she said. Dad walked with her till car, saw her off and joined me.
I hardly saw dad since I came back. We all went for family wedding of Vijay uncle daughter post which dad went abroad. I went to meet my grandfather whom I was meeting almost after two years. I stayed at his place for couple of days and came back only yesterday night.
‘Your grandfather must have been delighted to see you…’ dad said lighting up another cigarette. Thankfully
‘Sriram started smoking too..’
‘I’m aware of that. Anyway I don’t have face to advise him on smoking..’
‘He is happy about the acquisition offer from other company.’ I told dad.
‘Yes…That’s interesting…’ dad remarked casually.
‘Dad…you seem to be hiding something’
After pestering dad for sometime ‘Alright.. Didn’t Sriram tell you about the buyer remaining anonymous?’
‘He didn’t talk about anything else in last one week. They had a board meeting and decided to go ahead with that after all they are getting more than 10 times of their investment. What’s about it?’
‘Well..that is acquired by Evolution group..With management and marketing team of Evolution start-up would go great heights..’ dad said excitedly.
‘Good for Sriram…’
‘Yes from Evolution side ORK would be heading the entire start up along with three others..’
‘Oh no? Dad seriously?’
‘Yeah Venkat asked specifically for him and ORK agreed. I would miss him but it’s a good move for ORK..What?’ dad asked with a mischevious smile.
‘You mean to say I escaped from ORK and Sriram got caught..Dad.It’s going to be a nightmare...Sriram and others are used to be working independently..’
‘That’s what ORK needs…I have pointed out to him & he promised to amend his ways. Sriram & co, could do with a visionary like ORK.’ Dad exclaimed.
That moment there was a text from Harini saying she has just reached back from vacation and would connect back by evening.
‘Someone looks happy..’ dad said.
‘Not me..’ Vivaan came out to garden with a book. ‘I haven’t prepared for the exam dad..’ he said casually.
‘Tell me something I don’t know..’ dad said trying to hide a smile.
‘I was wondering if I can skip it considering the principal understands me…’ Vivaan has moved to a new school where they understand his swimming practice, competitions and gives him enough leeway.
‘No.1 You came back three days before , No. 2 I know you were reading up a book last night and No 3 This is what you did last time..’ dad said counting his fingers.
‘What’s the point..anyway in future I’m going to represent India in Olympics where studies don’t matter..’
‘We discussed this before. I want you to just finish your class 10..’
‘Whatever..I can’t wait to quit studies..’ he said sulking his way back to house.
‘This is before he enters his teens..’ dad laughed.
‘You serious about him quitting school after class 10?’ I asked.
‘Of course why force a sportsman in academics. He wants to sign up for army the moment he is eligible, so he is clear about what he wants.’ Dad explained.
My eyes went to Harini’s message again and I automatically smiled. Dad who was asking the cook anna for another set of coffee, noticed me.
‘That’s Harini..’ I said.
‘I guessed that..’
‘Dad I have decided to come back here for good…’
‘Because of Harini? I heard she is holding an Evolution offer and seriously considering joining here..’ dad remarked.
‘Not only that..I feel ashamed for what I was doing last two years..hiding away from reality..I have to set things alright..I’m meeting Ramya tomorrow..’
‘Good..Don’t be harsh on yourself. Remember, Harini is also undergoing major change- a step father suddenly in the picture..so go easy..’ he said pouring me a cup of coffee.
That night I received a message from Harini .’Truth or dare’ the message read.
Made me smile
Things are going ahead
Back to 'truth or dare'.....seems good times are in store for both the players.