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A fiction of two people meeting in a night, not something anew but it make you feel good
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A fiction of two people meeting in a night, not something anew but it make you feel good

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Submitted: April 08, 2017

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Submitted: April 08, 2017

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Scene 1Place: HomeDate: dd/mm/2015Time 5:00 PM

Characters: Mother and her two daughters.

The conversation happens between a mother and her two daughters which was few years back. It’s a past evening where the eldest is getting ready for the evening college and she is working in the morning, and the second one goes to school. The conversation happens when eldest getting ready for college and youngest returning from shool and being in school uniform. The youngest being in 8th standard and the eldest is working and studying in 2nd year Engineering College. 

Mother: Enga d unnoda luch box (ask’s d eldest)

Eldest: Sorry ma luch saapada time illa

Mother: Ena d vilayatta avlo saapda veen panra, Naeram kalathula saapadratha vida unaku ena vaela??.

Youngest: Amma chumma avala thitatha. Ava tha anga kasta padre neeya pora. Un purushan tha vittutu poitanae__ (gets a pat in the head from eldest)

Eldest: Vaaiya moodu avaru nammaku Appa

Youngest: Illa enaku ellamae Akka tha!!!

Mother: Aama d unaku mood sarilana ellathaiyum pottu arachudu, intha bonda saapudu neeyum poi ready aagu. (Before the eldest leave, she gives her new set of color pencils for which she gets a hug)

 

Scene 2 Place: Local CaféDate: 17/mm/2017 Time 7:00 PM

Character Vaishnai and Textings 

Few years later the eldest (Vaishnavi) get settled in a good job at different location and the scene starts with a conversation with her mother at a Local Café, which she’s been visiting here with her friend Priyanka for last six months to this place. She doesn’t visit much to other café and this is the only closest with 45 minutes to the office. She is waiting for her friend to be picked up who is being late and meanwhile she is reading a book.

Vaishnavi : sari maa na correct ah saapadra, jakarathiya irunthukura. Epo maa avaluku exam mudithu?? …….Hmm……….sari ma Ok naa apprama paesara. Byee maa.

(Text 2 her friend Priyanka)

V : Dear whr r u?? P: On d way. Jus few mins

V : u’ve been saying dis fr a whil. don’t rply if ur driving!!P: fyn :D cÿa soon

(She continues reading; Empire of Storms)

 

 

Scene 3Place: Local Café Date: 16/mm/2017Time 12:30 PM

Characters: Owner, Server (Ramu), Unknown, and Caller.

Yesterday in the café. A server’s (Ramu) intro who is always on headphone but takes call only when his owner is not around in the café and he is owner’s trusted employee since he’s been with him from the opening of the café which is just been five years old. He’s bit absent minded and to-be engaged soon.

Owner: Ramu enaga da, avana koopudu (he say’s supervising the customer and he enter into his office room (which is in the front a small counter)-optional)

[Someone goes into the kitchen shouting Ramu]

Ramu: Illa ma, na tha solranla ellam sariya nadakkumnu appram en payapadra (to the caller). Dai chattiya kaya vidatha da enaya otthitu (to the Chef). Iruma Sir koopadraru varan (to the caller).

[exit’s the kitchen area and walks to the room]

Owner: Ena da eppa paaru paatu kaettatae iruntha eppadi da vaela aagum. Nee ena super singer ka poara. Kaathum enathu aagaurathu. (Gives a pause) Sari antha narayan vantha intha kaasu kuduthuru na veetuku poitu oru 1 hurla vanthara, Sariya. (Keeps a bundled 100, rs on the table)

Ramu: (Picks the bundle and counts the cash, and replies) Saringaya na kuduthara.

[Owner leaves the room and leaves the door-opt] (He walks to the counter and his phone rings again)

Ramu: Sollungu anna ippo tha sir sonnaru, mathiyam oru 1:30 vaanga naa kuduthara, okay na……okay naa……… sari naa na vachara. (Cuts the call and talks to his friend in the counter)

Ramu: Dei nalaniku nichiyam daa………. Ayyayoo mudhali kitta sollanum ninacha maranthuta paathiya. Apparama nyabagam paduthu daa!! (Leaves the counter leaving cash on the table)

Unnamed: Dei Kaasa eduthu po daa (Ramu retunrns to the counter). Adhau sari unkitta thaerinjae kuduthu poraru paathiya avara sollanum.

Ramu: Po daa. Avan avanuku tha thaeriyum (Picks a call). Unga amma kitta sollita thai mama ellathayum koopudunganu…….(He goes to locker, opens it and places the cash and locks it and places the key in his pocket).

 

Scene 4Place: Local Cafe  Date: 17/mm/2017Time 7:30 PM

Characters: Vaishnavi, Madhan, Boy 2, Boy 3, Boy 4.

Four boys’ arraives to the Café in two bikes enters the door and sits diagonally opposite to Vaishnavi Table. They enter into complete chatter and they forget the place around them, they places various order, where Server Ramu gets them wrong and retrieves a right course. The four plans to leave for the movie where one member holds back for a small errand. Mean while Vaishnavi texts Priyanka again.

Vaishu: Illa naa….Na itha sollala, I have ordered a veg subs with coffee (ramu checks the bill and hesitates and pauses) [where as a reply comes across the table]

Madhan: Ramu anna inga tha ice tea with cream sonnathu (Ramu appologies to vaishnavi and carries it to the other table)

(Vaishu texts Priyanka; battery pop’s 10%)

V : wher d hell r u?? 5 mins nee varala na kaelambura.P: Sorry dear, stuck in an accident area!!

V: Waaaaatttttt???P: nthng some idiot fighting wid auto driver. Ena madm off poga thudikkura??

V : Don’t u dare strt!!!, come soon r els na kaelambura. ByeP: Sathiyama na oru half hurla vara okva. Vitutu poidatha d.

V: Sari thayavu senju vaa.(Texting ends)

Boy 2: Iniku kootam inga kammiya irukkula da.

Boy 3: Namma nalla naeram sollu. Dai Madhan padathuku porathuku uni konja naeram tha irukku athukullara ena da vaela.

Madhan: Dei china mail annupura work tha daa…..nee itha sapadrathu kullara na finish paneerva.

Boy 4: Nee ippadi tha sonna pona thadava. Poi ukkantha 15 minutesla interval.

Madhan: Atha saaka vachu nee marupadiyum poitala un aaloda appro ena.

Boy 4: Sari sari naaanga wait panro nee mudijutu onna kaelambula.

Madhan: Vaenda daa. Neenga munnadi ponga na mudichutu on d waylayae join paneepa.

Boy 2: Paravala da. Neeyae inga 30 days tha iruppa athulayum mails message eppayum mission impossible maari tha. Intha mail kalila annupcha pathatha??

Madhan: Illa da ippo annupanum (Battery indicates 15%) Cha intha battery vaera!! Ippovae annupchatha undu battery parachanyum irukkathu. So neenga saaputu kaelambunga na join paneekura.

Boy 3: Sure ah da??!!

Madhan: Ada venkayam kaelambuga daa.  (After 15 minutes BOY 2,3 and 4 leaves)

 

Scene  5Place : Local Cafe  Date : 17/mm/2017Time 8:05 PM

Characters: Owner, Server Ramu, Vaushnavi, Unnamed, and Madhan

Ramu’s headphones are in his shoulder and the phone is in silent. He and the unnamed person are the once working since the order counter got closed 10 minutes ago. And his other collegues are leaving according to their scheduled log in with Vaishnavi and Madhan left. Narayan hasn’t collected the money from Ramu yet.

Owner: Ippatha sollanum thonucha unaku, po na vara matta.

Ramu: Ungalukae thaeriyatha Sir, na konja Marathi ullavanu. Neenga kovchutta eppadi. Neenga kandippa varanum.

Owner: Athukunu, naethikae sollitu poirukalamla. Leave potirukalam la. Ada oru half day permission aachi na thanthiruppa. (Unnamed giggles and Ramu shoots him a look)

Ramu: Paravala Sir, nenga kandippa varanum nalaiku.  (Owner gets up from his seat)

Owner: Sari da vara, sekaram kaelambiru ivan ta saavi kudutu kaelambu sariya.

Ramu: Saringa Sir. (Owner leaves the shop)

Unnamed: Dei nanum vara, wait pannu. Unakum konja help ah irukkalamnu.

Ramu: Sari enaya saaka vachukura, paravala sekaram saathitu poiyarlam sariya (Gets a call) naliku leave thama enaku……ada avaru permission kuduthutarunu solranla…...(Getting bashed in call)

(Battery pop’s 8% with warning) [In call]

V: Enga irukka??P: Police ippo tha vanthirukkanga, uni oru 15 minutes aachi aagum.

V : Appo na auto vara solli kaelambura office’la meet pannalam. Appro battery illaaa………

[Call goes off]

Ramu: Vaera ethachi Madhan

Madhan: Illa naa bill kudunga.

Ramu: Pasanga pay paneetanga

Madhan: Sari naa (gets up to the washroom)

Vaishu: Anna…..Anna….. (Ramu appears)

Ramu: Ethachi order panreengala??

Vaishu: Illa naa…. Oru call pannanum (he gets a call)

[He picks it and indicates his collegue to take her]

 

Scene 6Place: Local CaféDate : 17/mm/2017Time 8:11 PM

Caharacters: Server Ramu, Caller, Unnamed

[After few minutes Ramu checks randomly inside the café and walks out]

(In Call)Ramu: Sollu….ippo ena aachu??

Caller: Kaelambiyacha??

Ramu: (inhales) Ippo thana 15 mins munnadi uni half hurla kaelambiruvanu sonna athukkulara ippadi kooptu imasa panra.

Caller: Oh ippavae Imsanu solriya (sniffles)

Ramu: Kadavulae (exhales) Sari maa kovchukatha….neeyum purinjuko (Unnamed interrupts)

Unnamed: Lights off pannitu lock pannerata??

Ramu: (Silently Yells) Saathitu vaa da sekaram. (Unnamed shuts the counter door and shuts off the light. Locks it and starts the bike)

Ramu: Sari Sari mathathu naerulla paesikkalam. Vachara!!.  (Says to the unnamed) dei eppadi tha ivalodu kalyanathu kappro irukka porano. Intha ponnunga rendu extreme vittu varavae mattanagala??!!

Unnamed: Nee ippovae aarambichutiya!! (And they rode).

Description of the place and situation:

It’s a very authentic café, the place is not always flooded with people but a subtle flow of people will always be there. When entering the café, there will be lounge in the front with wide doors. Counter desk with telephones and a billing section in a corner with the menus kept. In other corner facing the billing section, a small glassed showcase of desserts is kept. Beside it is the entrance door for the café, where people walk-in and exits in the same way, it’s a small door which can have two people passing on the same time. The door in the lounge has a lock which is computerised, when that door gets locked it locks the inside door too.

Inside the Café, one big bench is placed (vertically) in the middle where six members can share and to its front and back side a 2 people seater’s with a small table are placed. Cushioned seats with maximum of 3 people sitting together facing the opposite and separated by a table, similarlies are kept in the left out places inside the cafe. The kitchen door in the far corner which is faced towards the walk-in door of café is panelled with glass and Washroom for HE & SHE is beside the kitchen door with a small counter table which is in boxed shape. Facing the opposite side of washroom there are 3 wide glassed windows which has scrolling down panels (for the night) and the lights falls through them.

 

Scene 7Place : Local CaféDate :17/mm/2017Time 8:20 PM

Characters: Vaishnavi and Madhan

Now they are both locked inside the cafe with the only lights emitting from the panelled window where to their bad, only street light and with the lights when the vehicles pass by.

[Madhan walks out of the washroom on when the lights being off, he gasps…..and start shouting the Ramu’s name, where as Vaishnavi hasn’t realised yet and she misinterpret that the light’s got fussed out and causually walks out and enters into the slow shock)

Madhan: Ramu Anna……..Rammuu Anna…….. pasanga ethachi panrangala dei…… (Turned to look on hearing the lock sound get released)

Vaishu: (runs to the door and bangs it) anna anna hello helloooooo…….yearchi irukkengala??!!!..... (Bang bang) [She turned and look at him and Madhan ask’s]

Madhan: Neenga ulla iruntheengala??

Vaishu: Illa na agayathula irunthu kuthuchu vantha!! Pinna ……..eppadi lock aachu??

Madhan: Yaarum illanu lock pannitu poitanga pola!!

Vaishu: Check panama kooda poiduvangala…..Cha!!

Madhan: (takes his phone out which has 5% of battery and makes a call) hello dei……na vanthu….(hears a reply : kaelambitiya??) atha da…na vanthu inga…..hellooo dei…..

Vaishu: (opens her bag which rattles with sound, silently picks her purse out zipping it open she take her swipe card out walks to the door) Na itha try panni paakura!!

Madhan: (Cuts the call which also get’s off and watches her) Irunga……..(comes close to her)

Vaishu: (sits down and places the swiping side under lock and swipes slowly) Ippadi panna open aagum…

Madhan: Neenga ena panreenganu ethachi idea irukka?

Vaishu: Illa actually na nariya padathula paathiruka…..ippadi the seivanga appro antha magnetic something….work panni lock release aagum. (she keeps drawing, swiping, and keeps trying other means to get the lock open)

Madhan: (site down beside her, gaining her glance and watches her more keenly though knowing nothing like that exists) Sure ah theriyuma?? Ithu ippadi tha work aagumnu???

Vaishu: (gives him a stare nods her head and replies) Aama kandippa but na sariya seiya matingura pola……(she relaxes her hand)

Madhan: Irunga na ennanu paathutu sariya senju paakalam…..may be appo correct ah work aagalam la (she agrees)

[He pulls the door once, and checks the lock system twice. He tries inserting the card in the edges to check, and in the hinges. So that the lock is felt somewhere. But no luck] (he gets up)

Vaishu: Ena aachu?? Open aagurathuku chance irukka??

Madhan: (shakes his head disappointedly) Illa naama vaera ethachi vali tha kandupudikkanum.

 

Scene 8Place : Local CaféDate :17/mm/2017Time 8:40 PM

Characters: Vaishnavi and Madhan

They tried breaking the glass door with vases, since the 2 seater’s and table were heavy. The cushioned benches were blocking their position of breaking the windows with the panels which were stuck half through their scrolled up position. There are three windows which were facing them and panelled. After a while they got exhausted and they gave up the try. Then he gets up from his seat walks around the café searching for water leaving her watching him do.

Vaishu: Hey…….ena thaedura?? (He keeps searching and answers her silently)

Madhan: En paeru Madhan, enaya paer solliyae koopadlam (she hesitates)

Vaishu: Okay (and says nothing for few minutes)

Madhan: Thani irukkanu paatha (with light emitting from the windows he gets hit while searching the place)

[After a while, an auto’s horn was heard from the entrance, and Vaishnavi ran towards the last window. Lifting the panel crookedly she pepped and she started shouting]

Vaishu: Auto men……inga paarunga (and bangs the window) helllooooo……..autokararae……inga….ullara……inga paarunga……. (Auto driver picks the phone and dials the number) [she rushed to her bag, ignoring the paper rattling which Madhan picked the sound but did not ask away. She pressed the red button for five seconds, with no response she left phone on the table and rushed to the window]

Vaishu: Yov inga paaru……auto kararae……please inga paarunga…… (she starts sniffling)

Madhan: (walks across quickly and starts banging the window, which vaishu paused for second to stare and continued) hellloooo……auto……inga………

[Unfortunately the driver tried few more times and dropped the call and drove through. Disappointedly he went back; her sniffling started flowing down her cheeks. Being helpless he went to counter table near washroom and checked, BINGO!!]

 

Scene 9Place: Local CaféDate :17/mm/2017Time 9:15 PM

Characters: Vaishnavi and Madhan

He walked towards her and gave her the wipes he found in the table counter. She stood up surprised with the obtained material and looked at him quizzically.

Vaishu: Enga irunthu ithu kidachathu?? (he purposely paused, growing impatient she asked again) Enga irunthuchu ithu?? Vaera ethachi kidachutha??

Madhan: Illa ithuvum…….appro ithuvum (he showed her the black coffee container and some sugar cubes with some ketchupes satches and some tissue papers)

[She showed no interest and walked to the window trying to look through the holes, he continued]

Madhan: En saapadum tha mukkiyam, atleast ithachi kidachuthae.

Vaishu: ( frustrated) Uni naama mulusha kooda try pannala athukullara inga tha irukka poramnu mudivu pannitiya. We can’t give up!! There has to be a way.

Madhan: Well nee…..neenga try panna antha doora check panna, it’s a computerised lock so athoda inga irukura doorum lock airuku. Inter-secured lock maari. (when he saw her, he knew she was lost. Because she was putting her maximum effort to follow) inga paaru athu ippo thaiku open aagathu. Intha doorum kitchen kullara irunthu open panra maari tha irukku. So washroom and counter table drawers thaveera vaerra ethuvum open aagathu.

Vaishu: Cha ooruku vaeliya irukura idathula intha maari complicated lock system evan set pannuva?

Madhan: Appro intha maari prachana varumnu avanuku eppadi thaeriyum. (He sighes and looked at her and she was already watching him)

Vaishu: (he seems causual and not scary. Paravala konja  bayapadama irukkalam. Ethachi na ena panrathu….) Enaku balck coffee pidikaathu.

Madhan: Sauce irukku oru ten packects, pothuma??

Vaishu: Ena…. (she pauses again and diverted her vision)

Madhan: Intha jar oru half a liter pudikkunu nineikkura, so avlo black coffee orae aala kudikka mudiyathu. Ithu onnu pasi adakka mudiyarathu illa….so every 45 minutesku gap vittu tha kudikka mudiyum. Appro inga irukkura ---------- (she cuts him)

Vaishu : Thaeriyum, athu oru optional ah tha use pannikalam. Okay!!. Ippo time vanthu 9:20 na kadisiya saaputu two hurs aachu enala uni konja naeram poruthuka mudiyum. So ungaluku vaenuna saapudunga.

Madhan: Nanum saaputu 2 hrs aachu, I can wait. But vaenuna sugar cubes saapadalam. Because uni eleven hours irukku shop open panna so energy vaenumla. (Seeing her face gone pale, he stifled his laugh) may be athuku munnadi kooda thorappanga.

Vaishu: Hmmm…..we will hope for the best (they were silent for a while)

 

Scene 10Place: Local CaféDate :17/mm/2017Time 9:45 PM

Characters: Vaishnavi and Madhan

 Vaishu: En paeru Vaishnavi unga name vanthu…….madhan (with a scared expression he saw her and asked)

Madhan: Are you alright?? Unagaluku ethachi amnesiayava?? (Having a stare from her, he nodded and laughed)

Vaishu: Ena panreenga? ithae oora? (He did not answer her directly instead)

Madhan: Ithae vishayatha pasanga kaetta stalker ah kaeppenga neenga thairiyama kaekkalama??

Vaishu: You know what neenga ethuvum solla vaenda (feeling pissed she takes her bag and moved to the six members bench, rattling her bag sound)

Madhan: (he walks to her smiling after leaving her for few seconds) Ullara ena vachirukkenga etho paper’s crushing sound maari kaekkuthu…..??

Vaishu: None of your business (making an O shaped mouth he sits opposite to her. And again silent for a while)

Madhan: Vaishu…..(she looked angirily at him, getting the message) ok neengalum naanum mattum tha inga irukkom… so sanda vaendamae already boaring….so plea….s…e

Vaishu: Boarig na athuku enna la ethuvum seiya mudiyathu... you want me to dance or what?

Madhan: That was bit unwanted…….enaku purithu your pissed so il leave (he gets up and walks away. Only then she got her sense back)

[An hours later when there was a heavy silence her stomach growl, while she was lying down on the table bit silently. And he blinked his eye on hearing it while laying back in the three cushioned which was audible because of the silence. She immediately holded her breath for few seconds to stop the embarrassment and peeked to his side. Relaxed herself when she found him in same position, but he noted that it’s been an hour and time for the make-up]

 

Scene 11Place : Local CaféDate :17/mm/2017Time 10:45 PM

Characters: Vaishnavi and Madhan

He got up from his position, walked towards the counter table and checked it again. When he found the needed item he took the jug which was little above the half litter of black coffee and some sugar cubes with ketchups carried to the six members’ bench and placed it before her with the paper cups.

Madhan: Ithu tha kidachathu, 1 hour aachu so ippo saaptu tha aaganum. Onna saapta time continuity irukkum, break panni thani thaniya follow panna vaedam. Plus nee jasthiyo…..illa na jasthiyo kudikkurananu doubt vaenda. So konja co-opperate panna nallarukkum.

Vaishu: Fine….enaku black coffe vaenda….enaku------ (he cuts off)

Madhan: Inga paaru ne ethuvum intake panama irunthu mayangi poi ethachi aachuna ena career podium, WHICH I CANNOT STAKE IT AT ALL so ollukama kudikkura, purijutha!!

Vaishu: nods her head and pushes her glass forward. (He pours her some measured amount of liquid and drops one sugar cube)

[She gulps it down in one gulp and cough’s harshly. Where as he takes it slow]

Madhan: Vomit vara maari irukka?

Vaishu: No illa I am alright, uni oru sugar cube eduthukava? (He nods his head and gives the cube) thank you and she starts licking it. (a car sound interrupts their thoughts)

[She gets up and felt relieved and starts banging the door]

Madhan: Yaar athu?? (Looks at the car, passing various glance at her and notices that liquid flows down, NOT AGAIN) and bangs door.

Vaishu: Priyanka……..priyaaaaa……..inga paaru……inga paaruuuuu…….. ava enaya thaeditu vanthiruppa…….inga tha irukkan…….intha side paaru…..hey lusu ingaaa……(hearing that he laughs) [she passes a angry look at her] (her friend gets down at the car and shouts her name)

Madhan: Un friend payangara puthisali po….. (Again she passes a look)

Vaishu: Just shut up, avalachi ippo vantha unkooda vanthavunga ethachi try pannangala??

Madhan: Where as no use, try pannu evlo kathunalum avaluku kaekathu. Just accept the fact.

Vaishu: Ippo ena panna solra? (He looks at her and holds the sight)

Madhan: Vidiyura varaikum wait pannetha aaganum . Vaera vali illa, en friends ah kaettala avunga try panni paathu nanae engayach held up airuppanu ninachiruppanga. Maranthudatha en phonenum switch off tha. (With this he breakes the glance and she stares at him and then say’s)

Vaishu: I am sorry

 

Scene 12Place : Local CaféDate :17/mm/2017Time 11:10 PM

Characters: Vaishnavi and Madhan

They haven’t spoke for another five minutes and he starts talking while laying down on 3 cushioned and she sitting the opposite of him.

Madhan: Na oru mechanical engineer, ithae ooru tha but Delhila vaela seiyura. (And keeps quite)

Vaishu: Na inga oru IT firmla work panra one year aachu inga vanthu, intha shopuku adikkadi varuva oru six months munnadi tha inga irukkurathu thaerinjuthu.

Madhan: hmmmm………(after few seconds) he ena booku padikkura???

Vaishu: mmmmm……ena?? (He sits in his position and repeats it)

Madhan: Book etho padichutu irunthala….enanu kaetta??

Vaishu: Were you checking me then?? (And she smirks)

Madhan: May be, sari sollu ena book athu??

[She opens her bag, and for the first time with less consciousness of the sound she brought the book out of the pile and placed it on the top. Zipping it close, leaving a small bit of paper visible through the key hole. He wisely decided not to ask questions about it now]

Vaishu: Ithu tha athu, Empire of The Storms, Sarah J Mass odathu. Actually ithu oru series romba sooper ah irukkum. Ithu oru fiction, ithula---- (She breaks the conversation and looks at him clearly knowing he’s zero down and flipping the pages alone; she paused)

Madhan: (realising the pause he gave back the book saying) Good book romba intresting ah irukkum pola, muduchintagala??

Vaishu: Illaaaa…..uni konja pages irukku. Work nadula padikka timae illa, I love reading athanala kooda intha place romba close. So neenga ethachi books padippanagala??

Madhan: Na vanthu inspirational book padippa and some times tamil kavithagal padippa. Vaazhi, Vairamuthu avaungaloda poems….sorry kavithaigal…..romba naal aachu Kalki and Sujatha books padichu.

Vaishu: Woww……enga amma kooda antha maari books padippanga, you know Sujatha antha lady oda stories are osm illa…. (He chockes on his breath)

Madhan: Sujatha lady ahhhhhh?? (Stares at her)

 Scene 13Place : Local CaféDate :17/mm/2017Time 11:35 PM

Characters: Vaishnavi and Madhan

He stares at her not believing for one second that how that she got places even in a IT sector, maintaining a neutralised stare he continues with her story….

Vasihu: Aaama avaroda books padichirukaen sonnenga sujatha oru ladynu kooda thaeriyama irukeekga---- (he tries to stop her but she continues) enga aamaku reading na romba pidikkum avaunga tha kalki Sujatha appro avangaloda favourite Ramani Chandran.

Madhan: Ohhhh!! Nanum kaelvi pattruka avunga oru lady (she gives him an obivious look and continues)

Vaishu: Aama avunga oru lady ippo athula ungaluku ena prachna?? (He notices that she not calling him with the name and sort of respectful mention at times)

Madhan: Athula entha prachanayum illa?? But kandippa Sujatha kovchikkuvaru (he goes soft getting confused look from her and so he explains)

Vaishu: Athanala ena, he’s dead (which kicks his gears up and he explains there)

Madhan: Yaaru sonna avaru sethutarunu??

Vaishu: Enathu sujatha sagalaya?? (And I burst into laughing and decided to have a break)

 

 Scene 14Place: Local CaféDate :17/mm/2017Time 12:00 AM

Characters: Vaishnavi and Madhan

Having a complete glass filled with black coffee (considering it as a ‘tonic’ (just an expression)) which she asked for just to get her shock down and ate two cubes and I calmed myself before the breaking down bits of information about the legend and which I WAS KIDDING about the ‘alive’ (dead 9 years back) part and also to teach her that he actually was a guy and not a lady. Then again the conversation started which I literally tried to not to laugh at her innocence

Vaishu: Pothum pothum….. How can you fool me this badly?? Huh??

Madhan: Nijama sollu nee eppadi vaelilla join panna??

Vaishu: Shut up!!  And drink yours

Madhan: Hmmm…..enaku black coffee romba pidikkum na vaela seiyura idathulaa…. (He trails off)

Vaishu: mmmmm……ena solla vantha?? (And watches him curiously)

Madhan: Onnu illa……… sari ne orae ponna ah?? Inga thaniyava vanthu irukka??

Vaishu: Illa oru thangachi irukka, neega only son ah?

Madhan: Aama, amma inga irukkanga appro friends (She noticed he did not mention about his father then they are both were silent for while)

***they have various conversations over different topics. Which they conversated; while some song is playing behind. They play coffee shots for answering questions which involved some personal questions like Girl friend/Boy friend, Crushes, and alcohols (don’t judge) Which say’s that they have come to know about limited boundary topics like movies, actors, foods, places and some gossips at work*****

 

Scene 15Place: Local CaféDate :17/mm/2017Time 2:05 AM

Characters: Vaishnavi and Madhan

When Madhan grabs the last sugar cube she asked him to share it has halves which she has a firm reason and doesn’t share. But it’s a regular practice with her friend. She did know that Black coffee is kind of making her brain weaker and not affecting him, especially extra amount which she had before for no reason, of all she realised that night is changing a dimension of her clubbed moments in her life which started with trusting him smiling through the window.

Madhan: Phone enga irukku?

Vaishu: Bagla tha irukku……ethuku?? (But he doesn’t reply and continues to place the bag on the table and zipped it open and when he saw what he saw, he was confused and looked her side)

[While Vaishnavi was watching the loaded Lorries and trucks passing this area, she forgets about the papers inside the bag and turned to look at him, where he was already looking at her without blinking]

 

Scene 16Place: Local CaféDate :17/mm/2017Time 2:11 AM

Characters: Vaishnavi and Madhan

When she sat down at the six member’s table she decided that she has to explain and no use of hiding it further and by default it is his high time to judge her, so when he placed the pamphlets of twenty different firms and some which doesn’t count because of repetition and some pamphlets even had expired to the todays date.

Madhan: I am sure ivlo paper’s…….ellathaiyum tissueku substitute ah vachirka matta la??

Vaishu: Are you this dumb?? (Seeing him pouting, she laughs and continues) ithu ennoda oru habhit

Madhan: Paper collection ah?? Like………whaaatttt?? Please explain before I come to a conclusion.

Vaishu: Idaiku podratha??

Madhan: Ithu ethuvum ilala…. I know chumma serious ah face vachutu try pannatha (and he smiles and join her laughing too)

Vaishu: Ithu pathi nee thaerinjuka vaenda……infact thaerinjukutta nee sirippa

Madhan: Sirikkama irukkan sollu.

Vaishu: Athu rumba kastam sari na solra, enaku pamplets collect panna pidikkum (watches him keenly and could see him flinching)

Madhan: en?? Like shinny material illa texture nalaya?? Or sapuduviya??

Vaishu: Na sonnala unaku puriyathu, vittrae please.

Madhan: Sari sari build up panama seekarama sollu. (Stares at her)

Vaishu: Because veyil pagalnu paakama ninnu paper distribute panranagala avungala paatha paavama irukkum. Avunga company kaga ninu kudukuratha vaangamalae polam; supposingly appadi thaeriyama namaku against ah kudutha atha vaangi thooki podama pathrama vachippa. No sollitu poirukalam but avunga feelings hurt panama irukalamae, may be athu avangalu serious ah kooda irukalam oru satisfaction, oru target whatever; but na atha mathikura so pathrama collect pani vachirupa.

[ He keeps looikg at her even after finishing her conversation and she breaks the glance saying]

Vaishu: Nee sirikkavae illa??

Madhan: I don’t know, ithula ena sirikkurathu irukkunu.

Vaishu: En Priyanka ithu stupiditynu solluva amma kooda kindle pannuvanga but ithu enoda justicficaion and I don’t care.

Madhan: Enakum pudichiruku. Sari family photo vachirukiya? (She picks her purse out and shows a pic and see’s Madhan face turning into gloomy[knowing that male support is missing in her pic too])

Vaishu: No centements please.

Madhan: Atha illa eppadi unga amma samlichanganu tha thaerila but un independency arampathulae thaerinjathu (for that he gets a pat on his shoulder)

Vaishu: Sari ippo un turn!! (he takes his wallet out and gives it to her, she takes it smilingly from him and he immediately get anxious when remembered and tried to snatch it from her) aahhh ithu cheating. Na truthful ah irunthala, payapadatha na ethuvum paneeda matta (and moves away from him to sit in 2 seater’s. he only prays for her to miss the card or him to be alert to snatch it on right time)  

Madhan: Sari na disturb panna matta, promise (she gives him a doubtful look but then settles)

Vaishu: Ada paavi jus rendu five hundreds and five hundreds vachiruka?? (Enathu just ah)

Madhan: Na onnum bill gates ambani assistant illa, just oru mechanical engineer avlo tha. Sari kudu paathutala (And tries to get the wallet from her)

Vaishu: Ena aachu unaku en? tension aagura?? Amma photo uni paakala (if he’s going to push her again he knew this will burst a bubble. So he decided to face it!!) rendu credit cards wow! Appro----(he closed his eyes for the conversation to have strength) ithu enathu??

Madhan: (looking into her eyes he replied) I am from Air force department Delhi, athu en ID (I think I am dreaming because her eyes are shinning) I will be leaving another week

[After hearing from him she couldn’t react anything and she stood up to walk to the restroom and he stopped her arm]

Vaishu: Ena vidu Madhan, ithu onnu army camp kidaiyathu (he loosened his grip, and was shocked hearing his name. making it confirm that he wanted to hear from here again and again….)

 

Scene 17Place: Local CaféDate:17/mm/2017Time 3:05 AM

Characters: Vaishnavi and Madhan

Hell why now; it has to come to this time, it could have waited atleast another three hours. Ippo yaaru kaetta family story ah (he thrash his hands against the floor) cha nalla poitu irunthuchu. Appa pathi mention pannathappovae na sollirkalam, thaeva illama ivlo thooram kondu vanthu. She would have hurt definite ah hurt airuppa. Army peopleku kalyanam vaedandrathu tha best, evlo reminder I should I have stopped with shots. Shit ipoo ithu complete mess, I fallen badly lets be practicle. We have to leave her, naama yaaru avala wait panna solla, avalum entha intrest kaamikala. Aama kadaisilla its better to blame them, cha na epo ivlo periya coward aana. Let’s face it!! Why hasn’t she come out yet!! Dehydrate airuppalo?? Fainting?? Shit shit…. (Before knocking he placed his ears on the door and tried hearing after few minutes he knocked)

Vaishu: Ena vaenu?? (With a calm voice)

Madhan: Onnum illa (waits for her say something and guessed she’s upset) are you alright??

Vaishu: (is he crazy? Cant he ----- may be I am making it a big deal) who am I? your girlfriend?? Ena expect panra??

Madhan: (like crazily mad at me. Enaku thaeva tha)sari time aachu we should have a drink…..i mean black coffee kudikkanum konja ketchups irukku like 3 more….so-----(intrupts him)

Vaishu: Nee ena en ammava?? Enaku thaeriyum oru 10 minutesla vara po (after hearing him leave footsteps she let down the guard again)

 

Scene 18Place: Local CaféDate :17/mm/2017Time 3:11 AM

Characters: Vaishnavi and Madhan

Avan normal ah tha irukkan na tha paeriya ---- actually nee tha expect panna ithu fulla un thappu tha. But he could have least told, so that I could have prepared. Ithula ena prepare aaga irukkuthu. Ofcourse konja appa illatha ponnu oru moral support ah oruthan….just fine leave it!! Romba expect……..expectations irunthavae prachnana tha. Ithu oru definite NO so metured ah deal pannikulam, next moment piriviku uni ready aagala vaalka poora imagine kooda panna mudiyathu. avanum metured ah deal pannuva, yes na etho avan lover maari…. Stupid ah irukku just leav it’s a big NO, poi antha coffe ah kudichutu we’l just move on it’s just a coffee meet avlotha

[Unlocks the door and comes out, washing her face. seeing him sitting on the table with the cups placed and the ketchups]

Madhan: (pours the coffee) Uni konja oothatuma?

Vaishu: (lets play along but cant help it) Suthama pidikatha coffee ah you made it a basic need for me now (she laughs and gulps down)

Madhan: Ohhh…….sorry force pannathuku, survival instincts (he pauses and looks at her)

Vaishu: (just for the company he looked him back) it worked and uni konjam pour pannu.

Madhan: (bit nervous about the conversation and fills half the cup) Uni namaku 2 hurs irukkum

Vaishu: Thaeva irukkathu, intha coffee konja dossier aakuthu, so lets stay up for another half hur athu kappro thoogiralam. Naliku unakum appointments irukkumla. So we sleep

Madhan: hmmmmm……… sari appadiyae seiyalam

[There were no other conversations between them and they were walking away the time, killing the minutes and seconds. Announcing the every fifteen minutes that they crossed it successfully]

Madhan: Enoda appa iranthathu army officer ah tha so antha joba na eduthukuta. College mudicha udnae join panneeta. Enga amma en friend oda veetula iruppanga na campla irukkurappo na ooruku vantha en koda veetula iruppanga.

Vaishu: Sari (and did not add any)

[This behaviour bothered her badly, why can’t this be like any catch-up friends conversation because the denied truth surfaced again and she can’t deny one fact that her tears were waiting when she heard him say CAMP. So started killing the minutes and seconds announcing the fifteen minutes game]

Vaishu: Itha tha appovae solla vanthiya?? En appro paathiyilae niruthita??

Madhan: (hesitated a while) konja koolai aita……appro selfish aita atha solla mudila (when he looked up she was walking towards him and stood in a distance. Expecting her slap him was the only option and an answer he expected but unfortunately)

Vaishu: Ennaya weeka aahna ponnu ninachutiya?!! Illa just another daynu ninachutiya??

Madhan: Oru vishyam unma hurt paneervano payantha, because I thought this day…no this hour….no every single milli second enaku important atha kodutha unna I cant disappoint…(he trailed off. Anga stop pannalana he cant forgive himself anymore so its better to say nothing)

Vaishu: (ena disappoint panna koodathunu….for god sake avan solla matta so nanum en kaekkanum aasa padre. Just shut your mouth, shut your thought, shut everything up I decided) black coffee kudikkalm

 

Scene 19Place: Local CaféDate :17/mm/2017Time 3:45 AM

Characters: Vaishnavi and Madhan

She gets the cups for drinks and placed the jug on the table and used the tissues not to wipe her waiting tears to fall but to kill them off in the rim (whats with the word KILLING….is it because of army, I cant be influenced this soon…. SHIT!!). This time she placed those near the cushioned table pulling the panels up, which did rolled properly setted the things. She placed her bag on the table and was ready to call off this coffee what-so-ever thing and prayed to all the lords that she should dose off immediately after having her final shot.

Vaishnavi: Unakarunga Madhan, lets have the final shot and the call this off

Madhan: (he was shocked and thrown off guard by her anger, but couldn’t do much other than to follow) hmmmm……

Vaishu: Any last words (raising her cup)

Madhan: (Stupid but adamant) Yes….. TO US!! (Raised his cup)

Vaishu: (she was shocked but did not express, keeping all in she said) TO US!! Chimed the glasses and gulped down.

[they both lay down and he choose the backside cushion to lay down which was straight behind her’s and which she did not or acted like that she dint give a damn about the churning of her stomach that this is going to the last sight of everything before her]

 

Scene 20Place : Local CaféDate :17/mm/2017Time 5:45 AM

Characters: Vaishnavi and Madhan

 Madhan: (he couldn’t sleep) Last night nadantha conversation ellathaiyum yochu pathan, infact ellathaiyum from the beginning of the meeting to last. Athula nariya edathula sirippu tha vanthathu. He was gazing through the perfectly panneless window and was awed that panel could sense her or obeyed to be her guest. I shouldn’t end like this, oru yelling illama cool ahvae itha mudikka paakura. En??  Whose kidding thaeliva we did have feelings for each orthersnu thaerinjuthu, I can move on; actually I have no right to have a say, but mudila this was my ever best moment in my life most happiest night. Yaar intha ponnu, just oru night decisionla which is stupid to fall for an girl. Ena? poi ava kitta WILL YOU MARRY ME appadi kaekkuratha. Atha vida muttal thanam vaera illa. Cant miss her forever that is for sure…with all these thoughts) (wow beautiful,) good morning!! (He watched her get up)

Vaishu: (he got up earlynu thaeriyum. paduthu I was having my last view. Quite worth it so I went to washroom to get refreshed leaving him to watch) Good Morning to you too (without a smile)

[I was laughing at the mirror; last night was very heavy well mixed with emotions. Kadaisila konja sothapeeta but answers kidachuthu. Avan kitta enakaga ingayae irunu pogthanu solla mudiyuma!! A mere stupidity, marupadiyum sathicha paakalam, but appadi oru option vara koodathu. Yaara cheat panra I know very fell that this night changes everything in  up comig days, meet pannanum vidhi iruntha …..paakalam lets just say No for now. Lights turned on and I went off]

 

Scene 21Place : Local CaféDate :17/mm/2017Time 6:15 AM

Characters: Server Ramu, Vaishnavi and Madhan

Opening the café door, inside and Server walked in with this white dhothi tied and green colored shirt with his headphones on.

Ramu: Illama oru china vaelaya vantha, antha narayan sir naethiku------ (looked up)

Madhan: Ena sir engagementuku ippovae mapilaya ready aiteenga pola?? (Vaishu door swung opened and Ramu’s face went pale)

Ramu: Sorry Madhan ungala----- (vaishnavi interrupts)

Vaishu: (without letting him think she started) Ena naa neenga vaatuku ulla customer irukkangala illayanu paakama lock pannitu poiteenga?? Saapdrathuku ethuvum illa vaera!! Ethachina ena panrathu huh??!! (looked at Madhan for a reaction)

Madhan: (on his feet) Athana ena neenga vaatuku lock pannitu poiteenga?? (repeated her sentence and felt shamefull so to exaggerate) ulagathula ungaluku mattum tha engagement nadukkatha ena?? Athukunu ivlo absent-minded ah?? Sari illa naa, na complain panna pora (shit I have gone bit too much)

Ramu: Aiyo sorry I am really sorry check panna solvae marathuta. Unaku tha ena pathi thaeriyumla madhan. Sorry paa complain ella-----

Madhan: ok ok nanum marathuta neegalum maranthudunga. Avangalum onnu solla mattanga (she gave him faint look but broke glance immediately) so itha vittarlam. Inga ena vaela??

Ramu: Antha narayan naethiku full ah varala, so iniku avan kitta antha kaasu kudukka sollana key en kitta….atha seekarama vara tha poch. Athuvum nallathuku tha…illana uni (madhan was glancing towards her direction and she was too, and they were thinking how to apart, and that’s when she spoke breaking the contact)

Vaishu: Na oru phone pannanum naa

Ramu: (Naethiku phone panna aarambicha) Vaa maa nanae unna pathrama kutitu pora (and he took her to the laounge counter)

 

Scene  22Place : Local CaféDate :17/mm/2017Time 6:40 AM

Characters: Priyanka, Vaishnavi and Madhan

[In call]

Priyanka: Enga d ponna rathiri poora, I been searching for you. Policeku polamnu------

Vaishu: Policeku inform paneetiya??

Priyanka: Illa bt anga tha poitu iruntha, ena aachu?/

Vaishu: Namma café ku vaa porappo na solra. [Call end’s]

[When she went inside the café, she said to the Server that her friend will be coming in few minutes and she guessed that he was in the washroom. Had to wait? No when her friend came she would just leave. Meanwhile he was rehrsing, and he know that he cant take long, because she might leave the moment her friend come not even saying a painful goodbye, she is cold but pretty— I should stop imagining and get out now]

Madhan: Vaishnavi…….(oops, her friend came and was waiting for her and she was leaving) vaishu (she stopped and half turned) oru nimisham!

Vaishu: (he called my name, ofcourse I wsn’t imagining) hmmm…..sollunga

Madhan: Oru coffee kudikka?? Ofcourse anga other itemsum irukkum soo…..

Vaishu: (No sollu, this is dead end path, ithula pain mattum tha. You know already so don’t say yes just ethachi convince pannu. He might change his mind any second so) OKAY!! (Very smart) I think my preference got altered so meet pannalam. (He smiles and she smiles and walks to her friend’s car)

[After getting in Priyanka was staring at her]

Vaishu: Poo na solra (And tha car moved; But Priyanka kept fidgeting)

Priyanka: Yaaru d athu?? (Pauses and with a gasp) TELL ME EVERYTHING!

Vaishu: (As the car moved, staring at the image of him zooming out she said) Nothing YET!!

 

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