It was after years that Sandhya decided to get out of her house and spend some time with herself, for herself. It had been ages since she went out all alone. The monotonous lifestyle was killing her. She didn’t have any complaints about her handling the kids and home front almost all alone. After getting them admitted to school Sanjeev never had the time to attend any of the annual days, none of their performances, not even a single PTM. She was okay with that too, but all she wanted was him to spend some time with her. She yearned to spend some quality time with him. It was not that Sandhya didn’t try. She did try talking to Sanjeev, but he was never available or rather he was always busy ‘establishing’ his business that he started seven years back after quitting his corporate job. What pinched her was that he did not have the time to even pick up her calls and he never bothered to call back.
She was talking to her sister on her mobile when she reached the mall. After disconnecting, she kept the phone on mute and went into the Orra store. She had already made up her mind about the diamond ring that she had wanted to gift Sanjeev on their fifteenth anniversary, so it didn’t take long to finalize. After making the payment, she immediately rushed out and took a taxi to ensure that she reaches home well before the school bus reaches. As the taxi moved, she picked up her phone from her handbag.
38 missed calls in 10 mins! She wondered what was going on.
She doesn’t remember the last time her phone flashed Sanjeev’s number. She was surprised and worried at the same time. She immediately called him up and to add to her surprise, he picked up the call in just two rings.
“Sandhya, where were you? In the kitchen? Or where you chit-chatting with the neighbor?”
“What happened Sanjeev? Is all well with you?”
“Did you loose your credit card somewhere? Someone seems to have made a transaction of over a lakh on your card. I just got an SMS and wanted to check with you before getting the card blocked.“
This time your entry must contain, ’38 missed calls in 10 mins! He/She wondered what was going on.’