A week passes by like a blink.
Being successful has its own Pro and cons. Success brings its own share of hiccups. You have to work hard to maintain it which takes a lot of your time! But who is complaining when you become a CEO at the age of 39.
Kabir Mehra, the young dynamic entrepreneur who took the market by storm and is climbing the success ladder from a middle-class background to a multi-crore turnover IT company.
Kabir Mehra’s journey might be taken as a fairy tale but it is his sheer grit determination and hard work which has taken him to this heights. He has always gone on record saying that his hard work and his parent’s blessings and determination is the reason of his success.
But right now he is in a bit of hurry. Coming out of his cabin and asking the assistant to take care for rest of the day, he hurriedly gets down the stairs.
Driver brings the car and he asks him to stay and take an off for a weekend. Getting into the car, taking out his blazer and loosening knot of the tie, he takes a deep breath, how he waits for the weekend to be just Kabir…not Kabir Mehra!!
A smile plays on his face and he passed his fingers through the thick mane of his. Putting in some music he puts the car into the gear as he has the weekend for him and her! Only two of them, like old times! He takes a deep breath of longingness.
Mumbai to Lonavala… is a wonderful drive and the feeling of meeting someone you love and crave to be together makes the drive enjoyable. After 2 hours he turned his car in the portico of her house. A lovely row-house with a beautifully done up garden where she was sitting reading her news paper. Her long beautiful hair was flowing in wind and she was dressed in her usual favorite white Chikankari dress.
Oh, how he missed her!!
He parked the car and looked around but she was still engrossed in her paper. He went and put his arms around her! Startled she looked back. The eyes met and she gave a wry smile.
“Oh come on! Not again!”Said Kabir
“Ok..let it be I know I should have come last week but I was busy. And why are you sitting out wearing this summer dress ? The weather is changing, you will catch cold. Come let’s go in side. I will make a coffee for us.”
” You had eaten something. I baked a cake!” She said.
” Cake!! Wow..u remember to make a cake for me. Thank you”, elated he kissed her forehead.
“I will make nice coffee to go with the cake,” Kabir said enthusiastically.
“You sit. I will make. Guest don’t work in my home.” She said as she got up to the kitchen counter.
“Don’t say like that. I love you and you know that. Listen to your heart.” Kabir said holding her hand.
He made her sit near the kitchen counter chair where they generally sit and enjoy long conversation while cooking together. Today, she is a bit upset I guess.
He shrugged the thought and made two mugs of coffee just the way she likes. Hot and strong!
“So how is life?” Sipping his mug he asked
“You tell. People like you are busy in life with new things!” She said
He smiled looking into her eyes. “Hmm I am busy with work but sometimes I feel I lost my self in the struggle of life and I wish to go back and be a child again.” Kabir said looking at her but she was lost in another world.
She is really upset with me, this time. “Let’s go out for dinner,” Kabir suggested.
” I am not going with you anywhere. I barely know you.” She said.
Kabir smiled and went on to his knees. ” Miss my name is Kabir and I came all the way from Mumbai to spend some time with you. Will you come for a dinner with me tonight.”
She was a bit confused yet there was something in Kabir’s eyes which touched her and she said yes.
They got ready and went out for dinner. Spent the evening talking about everything in the world. It was an evening well spent. The morning was beautiful. Kabir woke up to find himself sleeping next to her. The feeling was so satisfying and it felt as if the time should stop for some moments and he could enjoy the solitude with her.
He has to return today.
He got up and as the bell rang and the morning helper came. “Good morning Bhaiya, when you came.” the helper asked.
“Yesterday. Today I will be going back. Important meetings are there.”
She woke up and came out of a room. Kabir was sitting near kitchen counter.
“Kabir!!! When you came. You didn’t even inform?? “She came and hugged him tightly with moist eyes.
Kabir hugged her, even more, closer and could barely say” Good morning Ma”….
“Good morning my sonny boy. You at least tell me prior that you are coming.I can be ready. I was planning to bake a cake. And I would have cooked something nice.” Kabir was looking at her intimidated with her love in every word spoken.
“Ma today I am in hurry. Will come next weekend. Or you come with me NAA, please” he insisted.
“Kabir this is our house. With your childhood and your dad’s memory, I am more comfortable here. But why you come for this short time. Come at least for a day. You are busy but spend a night with me too,” she said in a loving complain.
Kabir looked at her and went to embrace her tightly “Next time Ma. I too want to spend some real time with you and sleep in your lap.”
The clock was ticking and Kabir wanted to prolong the hug before Mrs. Mehra again gets into her world created by deadly Alzheimer’s.