Action and Reaction! They both were trying to figure out the loop and get out of it in some way! But before they could debate more on the action and reaction loop there it was! Sunrise! It was 6.30 am in the morning! The night had just passed. Without any fear without any loneliness! She looked at him and said, “See I told you, it’s not that bad! Stranded on the middle of the road with nowhere to go! It was just the fear of being there. Being there was beautiful. Won’t you agree?” she asked.
“Yes I would. Now what?” He asked.
“Now get going. Hurry up. I have to get ready and go.” She said.
“Go where?” He asked confused.
“I have lost my home Dumbo! Not my Job! C’mon now! I have to conquer the world!” She laughed and continued, “And let’s find something to eat. Staying awake whole night just makes you so fatigued and hungry.”
She yawned and He stretched and they were both about to leave when they heard, “It’s a good idea to brush your teeth before you have something.”
They turned around to look. It was her mother standing there. They were all teary eyed. It was a beautiful moment. Her mother walked up to her, held her hand and said, “Probably it’s a better idea to brush and bath before conquering the world.”
They were all smiling now. Those teary eyed smiles.
“How did you know I am here?” she asked her mother. They both turned to look at him. He just nodded and gave a sheepish smile. She smiled too.
But her smile faded. Probably she remembered all that had happened. She looked at her mother with those uncompromising expressions and said, “I am not returning home.”
He knew she was not going to budge. Her mother looked at her and said, “Listen, I have not come here for negotiations. Whatever happened should not have happened. Probably we couldn’t identify with your thoughts. As of now can you just come home? We can talk over this later. Your sister, father and I all want to talk to you. But right now, just come home. ”
She thought for a while and said sternly “I am coming home only on one condition.”
“Didn’t I just say, I am not here for negotiations!” her mother replied in a tone matching her sternness.
“I have had enough and I am not taking in anymore.” She refused to budge.
Her mother finally gave up and asked, “What is it?”
She looked at her mother with a straight face and said, “No more Idli and Poha for breakfast!”