Home alone

"Oppppaaa Gagnam style...Heyyyyyyyyy Sexyy laayyyddyyyy"
With the ringtone increasing in decibels with each passing second, he made a frantic search for it amidst the chaos of pillows, bedspread, pizza boxes and books.
"Fone edukka ivlo nerama"
"Sorryda chellam...enga vachennu thedi edukarathukulla ..lighta late aidichi..heheh"
"Sirikkaatha..thoongitu thaana iruntha"
"hey..athepdi theriyum unakku"
"red stripe poatta antha t shirta innum maathalaiya"
"adipaavi...camera ethachum set pannirukia?? enga irukka nee"
"unna pathi teriaaathu..nee oru onnaam number somberi..naan kelambina anniki enna shirt potrunthio athu kudavay live in relationship nadathitrupannu...kadisia ennkiu kulicha...iPhonelaye gabbu adikuthu"
"ithelaam too muchaakum...naan nee kelambina annikay kulichiten"
"adapavi...4 daysa bathroom pakkam etti kooda pakalaiya"
"nee kelambinaprum subbu vanthirunthaan...apdiye mani, hari ellaarum meet pannom..long weekendgarathaala..inga thaan stay"
"naasamaa poachu...nee oruthan thania irunthaalay veeda clean panna oru vaaram aagum....aio...veedu entha nelamaila irukungaratha nenachaalay thala suthuthu...cleaninglaam velaikaagati idichi thaan kattanum"
"hello..ithelaam overu...etho nee aasaiya clean panriye unaku surprise kudukalaamnu veeda konjamay konjama dirty panni vachirukom"
"maganay..naan anga vanthen..sethadi nee"
"abasagunama pesaatha..aprum unaku thaali bagyam ilaanu solvaanga ellarum"
"saniyanay...vaaya phenol vittu clean pannu..."
"neeyum athaana sonna"
"naan solalam...un naaku karu naaku.."
"balichitu poguthu...unakku jolly thaana..innoru kalyaanam pannikitu gujaals thaan...enakum un thollailenthu viduthalai...win-win situation u see..."
"apdilaam escape aaidlamnu nenaikaatha maganay...aaviya vanthu pei adi adippen...adutha 6 jenmam un kuda thaaan kuppa kotaanumnu vithi..enna panrathu..love panni tholaichitene..adjust pannikaren"
"hahaha...ivlo romantica yaaralaiyum love panna mudiathu....love you chellam"
"aama..manasula prakash raj nu nenapu..erumai...naan varapo azhukku pandaarama ninna adi pinniduven...un vaanara padaiya veeta vittu thorathara vazhiya paaru"
"nee innniki vara therinju avangalam decenta nethay poitaanga"
"hey..naan enga inniki varen..naaliku thaana varen"
"ennathuuu??? naaliku varia??? inniki night thaana sonne? unna pick panna thaan koyembedu vanthitruken"
"solrathu ethaiyaachum kaathula vaangikitaa thaana..solrapo mandaiya mandaiya aatta vendiyathu...apruma atheye thirumba keka vendiyathu...unna vachikitu naan ennathaan panna poreno" and having known that the archanai will continue for next few minutes he kept the phone down and went to brush his teeth.
"heyyy...hellloooooo....fone vachitu enga poitaan ivan"
"*gurgle gurgle* yeahhhsshh"
"hey..koyembedu vanthitruken sonna...tapla thanni kotra sound kekuthu...poi thaana sonna...ipo thaan ezhuthiaa...athepdida..mathiyaanathula thoonga mudiuthu unnala"
"jet lag kannu...it is called jet lag"
"adapaavi...oru maasama iruntha athu jet lag illa...rombavay lag...night fone pannapo korattai soundku nadula pesiniaye athu enna kanakku"
"hello..night naa thoongaama enna pannuvaanga pinna"
"unalaam...thiruthavay mudiathu....seri..naaliku marakkama bus stand vanthu pick pannu...morning 7 AM bus vanthirum...pona thadava mathiri wait panna vacha..aprum pesavay maaten aama"
"enga innoru thadava sollu..nejamavay pesa maatiaya"
"naan fonea vaikaren..bye"
"heeyyyyyy" solli mudikarathukulla the call gets disconnected.
He smiles at the phone and continues continues to brush his teeth.
"Ting ting...ting ting"
One message received got plastered on the screen.
"Morning 7AM..5th platform..oasis travels...epdiyum maranthiruva theriyum athaan sms paniruken...erumai..panni...P.S: epdiyum latea thaan varapora ..so advancea ippovay thitidren..nonsense..stupid...i love you..ta ta"
He laughed reading the message and re read it many times. Finally he kissed the fone and tossed it over the bed. Suddenly he realised.
"aahaa...appo inniki night veetla yaarumilla..full veedum namakku thaana....heyyyyyy...yipppeeee" he jumps over the bed in joy.
"janagaraj sir, neenga pondaati ooruku poitaanu bus standla katharatha padathula paathapo i was in school..ippo thaan realise panren antha santhoshatha....aaaha..veetla yaarumilama enna oru amaithi...aiaio..enna thanakku thaanay pesikaren...paravalla..ithuvum oru sugam thaan...shorts potukitu sofala ukkanthu tv paakra sugam irukaay..adaddadaadadaaaaa..tv kandupudichathu manushanna...remote kandupidichavan kadavulpa....hmm...enna channel paakalaam"
Right at that moment the calling bell starts ringing.
"Aiaio..athukulla vanthutala?? oru vela vaasallenthu thaan phone pannirupalo??" he rushes to open the door only to find a small kid standing.
"Dei..ennada venum"
"Amma illa?"
"Ammalaam illa..enna venum"
"Laundryku thuni edukka vanthen sir..amma thaan vara sollirunthaanga"
"Avanga veetla illa.naaliku vaa.."
"Naalikulaam mudiathu sir...iniki vitta adutha vaaram thaan varuven"
"Appo aduthavaram pathukalam...ipo kelambu" he tri to close the door.
"Helloo..enna sir...ennamo pichakaarana thorathara mathiri thalreenga...amma kitta sollidunga vera kadai paathuka solli..."
"Serithaan poda...ennamo ulagathulaye ivan oruthan thaan isthiri kadai vachirukara mathiri....oh..my dear sofa..here i come" He comfortably settles on the sofa and starts channel surfing and settles for a channel airing rerun of his fav sitcom.
As he was settling on to the sofa there was a knock on the door.
"uggh...seri..sounda kammi pannitu veetla yaarumillatha mathiri buildup kudutha avangalay poiduvaangala paakalam"
Still the knocking continues.
"aaaghh...ipo yaaru"
This time it was a middle aged lady.."sir..monkey brand agarbathis vaangareengala..veedu poora gama gamakkum."
"Vendam madam"
"..ungala paathalay bakthimaana teriuthu."
He looks at his 4 day unwashed t shirt and shorts self and wonders from which angle he looks like that
"..nichayama daily poojai athelaam panuveengala irukum"
"ilaama athelam panrathilla..agarbathilaam venaam..kelambunga"
"sir...onnay onnu vaangikunga sir...ithula engaluku vara anju pathu commissionla thaan enga pozhappay oduthu..please sir"
"ada..sonna kekamaateengala..kelambungamma"
She starts crying..."en paiyanuku school fees kattanum...innikinu paathu onnum sales agala...enna panna porennu therila..please sir"
Apponu paathu apartment secretary comes out of the lift and enters into his own apartment, giving a weird look at the crying lady.
"Aiaiaoo..amma thaaaye..azhugaiya niruthu...unakenna ...agarbathi thaana vaanganum...oru rendu packet kudu"
"sir..moonu vaangina rendu free sir..."
"emma...5 packet vachitu naan enna....seri..seri..azhatheenga...inthaanga..kelambunga"
"Thanks sir..neenga romba nallavaru..amma eppovum romba karaara pesuvanga..."
Than muyarchiyil satrum manam thalaraatha vikramaathithan mathiri he trudges back to the sofa.
He lets out a long sigh and is about to sit when the calling bell starts ringing.
"Cmonnnnn....ipoo yaarupa ithu"
He only half opens the door, its pushed wide open and in rushes a bunch of kids running all over him.
"Heyy..sorry sir?"
"huh..yaar sir neenga"
"Naan inga thaan pakkathu blockla iruken...every monday en pasangaluku unga wife thaan sloka class edupaanga.."
"Ohh..avanga ooruku poirukaanga sir..naaliku thaan varaanga"
"Theriyum sir..last weekay sonnanga...veetla oru chinna emergency..athaan pasangala thaniya vida mudiama inga kootitu vanthen..if you dont mind oru one hour paathuk mudiyuma"
Kita thatta kenjara voicela oru aal kekarapo epdi mudialanu solrathunu manasa thethikittay he says yes.
"Ennaaachu sir..yaarukachum udambu sari ilaya"
"aamam sir..wifeku ithu second trimester...konjam nausea jaasthia iruku sonna..athaan doctor kitta kootitu poren"
"oh..congrats..ungaluku evlo pasanga"
"ithelam en pasanga thaan sir"
He counted one standing on the sofa, the two fighting over the remote, the third meddling on his iphone and some voices echoing from bedroom.
"If god doesnt stop him from making more kids atleast the government should" he wonders.
"Thanks for the timely help sir. Seekrama vanthidrom..pasangalaa..unclea romba trouble pannatheenga..chamatha iruaknum"
"Romba troublea!!" nu yosichitrukarapovay the father figure vanishes from the door step.
He surveys the room. It was already like a war zone with things scattered everywhere. He felt the kids couldnt make it any more dirty than him and went to make coffee.
By the time the parents came and picked them up, he was proved wrong.
"Antha kutti pisaasuku ketchepla meesa poatu vitathu thappa poachu..CSI : Miami crime scenela kooda ivlo damage aagirukara rooma paaka mudiathu...naaliku ava vantha paatha badhra kaali aiduvaalay...intha karumam saapdrachay nalla iruku..etha poatu thudaiachalum poga maatenguthay...epdi thaan ithelaam clean panra iva!!??"
He tries to clean the room and becomes so tired in the process that he falls asleep on the floor itself.
He wakes up suddenly only to realise the room is pitch dark. It was way past midnight. He had slept the entire evening and having not eaten anything was feeling terribly hungry.
"Aahaa...aathira avasarathuku saapdlaamna onnum ilaye...intha nerathuku oru pizzza kooda order panna mudiathay.." and starts rummaging through the snack boxes.
He finally settles for half packet of biscuits and sees that mornings newspaper lying untouched on the table.
"Cha...newspaper padika kooda time illa..apdi enna thaan pannen inniki poora" nu yosichikitay he browses through the previous days news.

Morning 7 AM Koyembedu bus stand.

She gets down from the bus only to find him missing in the bus stand. Cursing him she takes an auto and reaches home. She starts knocking the door only to find it unanswered.
"Bus standum varala..oru fone kooda pannala..innum thoongitu kathava kooda thirakaama irukia....kaathala vantha papera kooda innum edukala..somberi..iru unnna enna panren paaru" nu garuvikittay she opens the door with her spare key.
She finds him lying on the floor, all rolled in news paper and starts laughing.
"Hey..enna ithu...rathna cafela idli parcel panra potalam mathiri kedakka...ezhunthirudaa". She sits near him and starts to wake him up.
"err..huh...hey...vanthutia...thoongitena..laundry..room clean...agarbathi..pasanga..ketchup...tireddd" and again tries to fall back asleep on her lap.
"Aio paavamay..oru naal veetu velai paathathukkay ipdi aaiduthay...poor baby...iru naan coffee poatu tharen..nee chamatha ezhunthu poi pall theichitu varuviam".
He mumbles on his sleep "Uma"
Avan thalaiya kothi vittukittay "Enna Ram"
"Enna thania vitutu engayum poidaatha"
"Sure chellam...ok..now get up and go...sir inniki office pora idea illaya"
"uhumm....long weekend vettiya irunthu semma tired aaiduthu..athulenthu recover aga oru naal leave venum"
"nee enna kozhanthaiya..poda..po get ready..paaru..pasangallam schooluku kelambuthu..nee innum thoongitruka"
The kid who was rushing downstairs, retreats and runs into their apartment.
"Aunty..nethu maranthu poi uncle fonea veetuku eduthutu poiten..sorry..inthaanga...good morning uncle"
"Hey..intha pasangallam nethu vanthaangala..class illa sollirunthene..." and then only notices the ketchup stain on sofa cover.."ithula yaaru ketchup..." and before she could finish the sentence notices the agarbathi packets on table.."antha sales lady un thalaila kattitalaa athaaniyum...enna emaathinathu porathunu..."
Right at that instant the laundy boy comes out of the opposite apartment.
"Hey..thambi...nethu thuni edukka vanthiapaa"
"Sir kitta ketukungamma.." sollitu he walks away without waiting for a response.
"Raaaaammmmmmmmmmmmmmmm"
"I love you chellaammm..." he runs into the bathroom and locks the door.

Comments

Aarti said…
Yov, enna kindala? ivlo neelllaaaammmmaaa hanumar vaal mathiri irukku... shabba... paathi thaan padichein., tired aayitein.. will come back read the rest :D

have a fun weekend. me the apeets for a lowely meeting in navalur, egattur engiyo!!
archana said…
Super nice story .. jus like a slice of life :-)
Asha said…
Oru sandegam. kekkalama?
Ravi said…
Sathiyamma,, room potu than padikanum.. Will try..
gils said…
@rt:
lol :D:D unga comment paathaprum thaan looked at the size of the post :D:D:D actuala rendu kathiaya try pannathu...part parta poda bore adichi oray parta potuten :D:D:
gils said…
@archana:
:) hey thankss..welgum welgum :)

@asha:

avvvvvvvvv.....iskoolenthay kostinna bayam...seri..kelunga
gils said…
@ravi:
lol :D:D
Ravi said…
@gils

Inda article-luku synopsis iruka ?
gils said…
hahahaha :D:D no :D:D
Preethi said…
As always , pleasure reading your post ! :)


gils said…
@preethi:

:) thanku
KC! said…
evlooooo periya post, phew!!! next time serial madhiri interval pottu podunga :p
gils said…
lol :D:D type pannapo dint realise the size :D i wanted to post it as a 2 part post..felt lazy and posted it in one shot :D
Jayanthy said…
Nesamave nadandhucha sir?
Adi vaangina pakangal cut paniye ivalo perisa vandhiruka?
A very nice read!

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