Saffron and dry fruits garnished,
Frothy, a thick yellow “Shrikhand”
Was offered to all the guests in the steel bowls as a welcome dish in today’s menu.
He was looking at those bowls, he tried to convince me to have one of those bowls.
I looked at him angirly and warned that if he takes a bite of anything without my permission, I won’t eat the dinner.
He became sad but still tried his luck when I was away from him indulged in hospitality works.
I laughed and said baba you know na you can never win me.
I offered him his boiled vegetables, with minimal butter hot chapati.
He made faces and refused to eat.
I took the dish in my hand, took the chapati, added veggie and dal to it and kept on keeping them to his mouth.
After the guests were gone, I was completing my work.
He did not utter a word with me.
I boiled milk for him, added sugar free tablet and offered him his medicines.
I became rude and then cried.
And he wiped my tears, that you are not allowing me to take sweet dish even on your engagement day ?
I hugged him and said baba but your sugar level is very high na, and after I will be gone who will take care of you ?
So I am not going to marry, you can call him and his family that we are cancelling the marriage.
We both are each other’s best friends and a perfect dad and daughter.
And then it was the time for me to live his house, so I was all panicked and worried about his health.
He hugged me again and promised that I should not cry, from today onwards he will take care of his health.
He took the medicines.
He slept caressing my head like mamma.
I slept too.
In the morning we both woke up running 6 kms, and to let me tell you that my baba runs faster than me.
He always wins the race of early morning walk, and then we come home
to warm green tea, yes green tea this is what doctor recommended him after morning walk.
Dad told me that the green tea tastes sweeter, as I take it daily with him and in it I add the sweetness of my morning chirps like sparrows.
Many times I speak so much that he closes and opens his eyes like a child and asks me to keep quiet.
My phone beeped,
Dad looked at me at said
Jawai Raja ka phone :p go and pick up.
I blushed and picked up the call
He – Good morning, excited, nervous or happyy ??or WHAT ?
ME – Good Morning
Nothing enjoying green tea with dad.
He – C’mon its our marriage day today.
And yeh ‘Betiyon ko toh sirf, apne papa ko padi hoti he’
I added, I am teasing you to console my fiancée to be.
But actually I wasn’t excited, I was just thinking what will happen of my family, how will I live without them and how will they live without me.
Being a girl the only thing I don’t like is leaving my papa and marrying an stranger and then loving and taking Care of him in the same way I took care of my papa.
I don’t know how can any girl be convinced with this thought, and accept this “rule” of life – The Separation from the best man of the world .
Well this is just a post, I am still papa’s little girl who never want to grow up .