Showing posts with label story time. Show all posts
Showing posts with label story time. Show all posts

Jan 5, 2010

my daughter - the end

Continued from here...

I checked my watch it's 5pm, Abhi started loading the luggage into the cab. Puri was holding my hand tightly, for the first time I saw her nervous. Bindu was checking her file for one last time. Abhi came back and helped her checking the papers she had to carry with her. All the relatives slowly got up and started getting ready to go to airport.

We started to airport at 5:15pm, Bindu was sitting between puri and me, Abhi in the front. Other people came in other cars. "Bindu, eat nicely and healthy. Be careful with the people you meet and try to call us twice a week, " puri said giving her a telephone contacts book. "You'll find all the numbers of our relatives and also the one's who are in US..."

Airport was still 15 minutes away and I wanted to ask Bindu something, but didn't know how to ask her. "Bindu beta, I'm sorry to ask you this at this time...", "go ahead dad, ask me..."

"Well, I came to know about chetan, " I said that in lower tone. I saw panic in Bindu's face, I took her hand into mine and said, "actually, I didn't want to ask you this and could have waited till you told me about him. But things went out of control when my friend spotted you with this guy at his pub and the way you guys were in each others arms, he called me same day and told me about this. I got chetan's number from your friend mayuri and called him up, he said he has feelings for you but neither of you guys told this to each other. And, he also said that he going to the same school where you are going and he's gonna travel with you today right?..."

"Dad, I'm sorry..." Bindu had tears in her eyes.

"Na na Bindu, don't be, you didn't do anything wrong. I just wanted to know how serious are you about chetan. Because this is very tender stage where you don't exactly know your feelings, maintaining a relation is always tough. And, one more thing, I always support you in whatever as long you are sure of it."

"Dad, I like him. But I'm not sure if I love him or not..."

"Hmm, well then don't take much time to think then. Because chetan has high hopes on you, before its too late come to a decision and let him know. I don't want you to get disturbed with this mental tension of relationships, and don't worry I'm always there to help you out. I'm telling you all this because I and your mom had similar problem before we could commit to each other back then and I don't want my sweetheart to face similar problem..."

"I love you dad..."

"love you too beta.."

Puri had a stun expression while we both were talking this, but then she smiled at the end.

Finally we reached airport and then after few mins Bindu checked in, before leaving she whispered in my ears giving a peck, " it's a very difficult job to be a good dad...". I whispered back, " I know and thanks for understanding..."

----the end---

Nov 11, 2009

My daughter - 2

Continued from here

Abhi was busy taking care of the guests and Puri was helping Bindu. Rest were glued to News channel worried about the CM who is missing since last night. The last point of contact with chopper was while flying over Nallamala forests and no one could contact them due to bad weather from that point. And my worry was how will my girl survive outside.

"Dad, what are you doing here?" Bindu was visibly nervous since morning buzzing in and out of the room making sure she isn't forgetting anything. "Are you looking for something?" I asked her making her sit on my lap. "Yes, you..." she said giving me a peck, "I'm very nervous dad, I feel like not going anywhere... Shall I stay back?", "sure... I'll be more happy," I said with a smile.

"What's going on here between you two huh?" Puri came into the room with plate of curd rice, "you haven't eaten anything since morning". "I'm not hungry mom, I don't feel like eating," she got up from my lap and tried to escape from her mother. Abhi came from behind and caught her, I took the plate from Puri and fed Bindu and Abhi, even Abhi hasn't eaten anything all day he was taking care of things while I was with Bindu trying to the spend maximum amount of time I had.

First time when I took Bindu into my hands, my heart pounded, a sudden chill ran through my body. I watched her for hours when she was sleeping holding my finger with her little hand. Well, she's 21 already and ready to take off to a new world to pursue her dreams... be continued

Nov 9, 2009

My daughter

The meaning of love changed as bindu was growing, from liking things around to liking a person. Today, she has grown up to make her own decision, that's how she grew up. For some reason abhi, my younger son wasn't like her, unsure of what he wants. Bindu said everything but abhi like a typical guy hid things from me, not that I was ignorant of his actions outside.

Everyone knew that I always wanted a girl and God blessed me with one, and Puri wanted a boy (thank God, you heard hers too... :D) . I have never seen Puri in irritating mood all these years, I always wondered how is that possible for a school teacher. But I'm little short-tempered having mood-swings, Puri never complained about it. My habit of hiding things has gone when Puri entered my life, I always thought that no one in this world would understand me but Puri proved me wrong. Even though I left smoking long ago, I still have an itch for an occasional fag which I fulfill in the restroom. And Puri makes me feel guilty by spraying air freshener in the restroom.

Bindu is leaving to US for further studies today. Her flight is at 8PM and the house was buzzing with guests who have come to give her a send off. I was sitting in her room looking into her album...

... to be continued