Ping! Anu lifted her phone to check. It was a WA msg from Varun- There is a woman in a saree, very slim, probably 28 waist, seems to be married, having a meal with a man weighing twice her size. But I see a lot of expressions in her face that says they are not married to each other.She is wearing a mookuthi with a shimmering stone :-
Anu touches her mookuthi. Who is he talking about she wonders.. Of course not about her, sheis in office and he is best described lanky. She guesses he is outside somewhere.. and pings him back – What expressions do you see, that make you guess they are not married? Does she look at him with adoring eyes?
Varun responds – Her eyes are planted on him, slightly slant all the time, lips are smiling and happy… She touches her hair often sometimes resting her slant head in her palm. Her eyes are not wavering one bit, I can’t honestly think of any wife gazing this way at her husband. Eventhe most loving couple will act casual and feel relaxed, I can sense her subdued excitement.
Anu can’t help laughing out loud – Yes, you got that right mister.
Varun continues – The man has now moved out of his seat to wash his hands. He returned, said something in her ears and moved to pay the bill at the cash counter. The woman broke her gaze and paid a brief look at me and checked her surroundings. Then she let herself up, went for a hand wash, checked herself in the mirror for a couple of seconds and walked away 🙂
Anu – Wow I never knew you observe people so well. It is fascinating
Varun – Something about them reminded me of us.
Anu – Yes, I know. Like how I never wanted to close my eyes when you fell sleep? Like how I can’t tear my eyes off you when I am seated across you in a coffee shop? Like how I don’t want to miss a single thing about you. As cheesy as it sounds, I know.… maybe they are like us! But what is with the waist size mister? Did you think I would just let it slip by? I really don’t appreciate observational skills of this range
Varun – Hahah I just made an educated guess. I wasn’t checking her out. Mandoos!
Anu – Good.