The two of them were returning from the meeting point. The ‘interested party’ and the relatives who had arranged the meet were also on their way home. Now, that was three disjoint search parties in search of three absolutely different things in life.
The two of them were silent till they reached home. They had loads of talking going on in their respective heads.
The evening back at home was rather uneventful except for the occasional ‘He was well dressed’ and ‘His mom looks kind’ to ‘looks like a happy family’
The next day in the morning…
‘Your cousin may call up anytime. We need to be prepared with our reply’
She was tensed to the core and not a nerve had any flow. How could she reject somebody whom her cousin had hunted down with so much love…besides, her mom will start breathing only after her wedding
‘Maa..he was well dressed and my would be maa-in-law looked so kind’.
‘What? You are saying yes to that jerk. I absolutely see no match here. What’s going on in your head?’
‘Maa..you are the one fretting over my marriage always…besides, how can we say a ‘no’ to them!’
‘Huh! Forget your cousin, forget my fretting…you think I’ll marry you off to some jerk? For God’s sake…I am your mother!’