Ramesh was bewildered at the sight of that man. For a second, he even thought that the man was a homo. The man was constantly looking at him that he had the urge to leave the train immediately.
On the arrival of the next station, Ramesh felt a tap on his back. It was the same man who puzzled Ramesh. “Leave the way or get down” told the man. Ramesh was relieved and he got down. He was surprised to see Tara walking aside him. He started blushing. He asked himself how lucky he was for a moment. But it took him by surprise when he saw Tara holding hands with the stranger who perplexed him and Ramesh started to run. Everyone at Andheri station was surprised to see such a maniac. He boarded a taxi and reached home. He started to shiver and deactivated his Facebook account. He felt handcuffed. “Dhan te nan, te ne ne na”. On hearing this, he took his mobile. Adding fuel to the fire, it was Tara. He thought his life was totally screwed and pressed the answer button. She asked, “Are you in any trouble? Why did you run out of the station?” Ramesh whispered, “Ta-Ta-Tara, are you tracing my call?”
“What? Are you insane? Why would I have to do that?” asked Tara. Ramesh narrated the entire incident that occurred at the station.
“My husband has no idea about you… Anyway look, 2 p.m. sharp”
Ramesh boarded the train and reached Andheri again. This time he was whistling and pressed the calling bell. Tara welcomed him with a smile and served him hot coffee. Ramesh took a picture of a small girl from the table and asked who she was. Tara replied, “It’s me.” He hanged it on the wall.
“If it’s inappropriate, I could make my way out”, said Ramesh with a twinkle in his eyes.
“No, no. It’s completely alright.”
Ramesh slowly approached Tara and lifted her. She kissed him on his lips which was darkened by cigarette buds. He carried her till the bed and removed her clothes. He started to feel the fresh smell of her brassiere. After sharing the bed, Ramesh asked, “Are you a newly wed?”.
“Yup, but it isn’t a big deal. We are having some difficulties sharing the same bed.”
Ramesh gave a nasty smile and made his way to the entrance.
A day later, Tara was happy to cook a sumptuous breakfast for her husband. After having it, he said, “This may sound cliche but sex is just a part of life and not the whole life. But practically, it may feel unfair to have a husband who can’t satisfy his wife in bed.”she replied
“It’s not a big deal.”
“Anyway, we have an appointment with the urologist this evening. So, we can decide whether to continue or part ways after consulting”, said the husband and left for his work. Tara’s eyes started to shower after hearing these words and she felt ambivalent on whether she was cheating her husband or justifying herself by satisfying her needs alone. She took a moment to calm herself and then deleted Ramesh’s number from her mobile.