She just couldn’t utter a single word. Her perplexed state of mind prevented any response to the queries being raised by her best buddy on the phone . She was angry at his neglect towards their friendship till now, though she knew somewhere inside that the neglect was non-existent. It was merely the excessive workload that kept him busy and his dedication towards their friendship had always been sincere and honest. She had almost resolved earlier to not let him take her friendship for granted, but right now she was just too shattered to express any such intentions.
In response to the alarm raised by Sushant on not getting any replies to his queries, the only thing that escaped her mouth was a sob. The physical barrier couldn’t prevent Shant from recognizing that his Tanu was definitely stuck in something very serious.
Soon, his caring tone and gentle attention calmed her down and she was in a state of giving better response. He dared not ask her what the matter was, for the fear of pushing her back to pain again. She was such a innocent creature that only the consolation that her Shant was there for her, was enough for her to feel better. And, it was true literally. Her Shant was there for her. The thought that his best buddy needed him didn’t let him rest a minute in sleep and as soon as the Sun shone its first ray, all the business for next 15 days was cancelled and postponed. And, even before Tanu could realize, Sushant was in front of her. 🙂
…to be continued.