How I met my fiance Kavitha!
November 24 2012
My mobile phone rang on one fine Thursday.
It was my chithi bhuvi on the line.
"Prabhu!, We have found a girl for you. She is nice. Want to see her and decide?"
" Yes chiti! I wanna see her now!"
" No beta. It is already 11 PM now. Her parents won't allow you to meet her now. You have to wait till morning"
It was a very long night. How would she look like? Will she sing? Would she dance salsa with me? What's her name? I did not sleep that night
My mobile phone rings at 6 am. It was my chithi bhuvi on the line again.
"Her name is Kavitha."
My lips spelt that name again and again and It felt nice to say that name. I asked my chithi whether I could see Kavitha's photo. She told me that she has a hard copy, but doesn't have the photo online. I was disappointed. Then my chiti told me that she ll go by bus everyday for work. As soon as I heard the word, I got into my car and the car zoomed to that bus stop. I scanned the entire bus stop for Kavitha. I did not have a clue on how she would look like. The only details I had about her was her name and her bus name(its a private town bus). I could not find Kavitha. I was disappointed once again.
I had a disappointing sleepless night.
I opened my eyes and my chiti had told me that her sisy is on the way with her hubby to see me in my chithi's home with the subject line : "they all liked my photo"
My mom told me that they liked the girl's family and the girl and they were just waiting for my confirmation. I told her that I wanted to see Kavitha to talk to her.
November 24th - Saturday Evening.
It was my dad and chithapa (chithi's hubby).
"Son! You can meet Kavitha today after 6 o clock at her house"
I was happy now. That evening, I found myself in the best hair salon in town. The hair dresser tried all creams, gels on my hair and when I emerged out of the hair salon, I looked like Malinga.
My uncle and aunt agreed to accompany me to Kavitha's house. My chithi and mom also agreed to come along with me to her house. So mom, chithi, my uncle, aunt and I went to her house. I was made to sit in the front seat. I drove the car. The car reached her house. I was given strict instructions to follow my uncle and aunt while entering their house. But it fell in my deaf ears. As soon as the car stopped at her house, I walked briskly to the door and I was greeted by Kavitha's dad and her sisy. Her sisy looked at me and then looked at my family and greeted us with a big smile.
We sat in the guest room. Kavitha's sister talked with us. Her brother in law also started talking with us. But Kavitha was not to be seen. I knew that they had hid her in one of the rooms. Will she be in a saree? Will she serve coffee like how they show in the movies? Thoughts started flooding my head. A little kid switched on the TV.
Suddenly she appeared. She slowly walked and sat in the sofa opposite to me. I, being a homely innocent Indian boy put my head down because of the shy feeling. Slowly I lifted my face and tried to catch a glimpse of Kavitha. She smiled at me. I immediately put my face down again.
My mom asked me if I wanted to speak to her. I said Yes. I ll The next moment, I did not look in her direction. I was sweating profusely and my palms were soaked with sweat. What happened to my conversation skills? I couldn't speak a word. I tried clearing my throat only to sound like a cat. Then after five minutes of complete silence, she opened her mouth to my mom.
I lifted my face and smiled at her. She took the smile for a "NO". Then she went on talking and talking and she talked about her marks in +2 and about her job. I did not know what was happening. Thoughts came flooding in my mind : Does she know about me? Did I brush my teeth? Should I change my Facebook display picture?
I smiled again and She was happy with that smile (I guess). She must be having the knack of reading minds. Then my mom said "OK". Then Kavitha's family told that they ll see tomorrow morning discussing with their family astrologer. My family nodded their head in agreement.
My Uncle asked me whether I liked her. I said Yes. He handed me his hand Kerchief and asked me to stop drooling.
Posted by PRABHU N