The TV screamed with the frenzy that is usually associated with an Indo-Pak cricket match while Kushal mouthed his frustration at the dropped catch.
Ananya sat quietly by his side, tapping away on her laptop, keeping a furtive eye on her husband. She didn’t want him to see what she was doing.
“What on earth are you typing away? Why aren’t you watching the match?”, he sulkily belted out.
“You are chatting with Akash?” he caught a glimpse of the chat window. “That [email protected]#$%^& doesnt spare me a minute when I call him; nor does he ever call me back. But it seems he has all the time in the world to chat with you!”
“Is there something going on between the two of you?” Kushal was at his nastiest best.
Tears filled her eyes while she looked at him hurt and mentally berated herself for doing this now. But this was the only time Akash was online and she really needed to outline the plan for Kushal’s surprise bday party. He was his best friend and knew all the other friends who should be invited.
She just couldn’t understand her husband’s meanness to her for talking to his friends; come to it any of her male friends too.
He had been so sweet, caring and understanding just six months back when they had first met via the matrimonial website.He had charmed her with his meaningful gestures and literally swept her off her feet during the courtship.
Post marriage, he had metamorphosed into this jealous, bitter and angry man who wouldn’t allow her any time to herself. God forbid if she was on the phone when he was in the house.
But the straw that broke the proverbial camels back was when she had met Akash (his chaddi buddy) and instantly hit it off with him for he was one person who went out-of-the-way to make her feel comfortable in the entire group of Kushal’s friends. His wit and helpful nature had ensured her first dinner at home had been successful. And the compliments had helped boost her confidence to no end.
Only it had all made Kushal most unhappy with her; only her. When he had first accused her of an affair with Akash, she thought he was joking.
But he wasnt! He was insane with rage and ranted for next two hours about how he always suspected her character was not up to the mark. He had done a favour to her by marrying her. How many men would want to marry a woman like her – a divorce’!!!! Plus the question mark over her fertility as at 38, she hadn’t conceived even once. And this is how she repaid him?
Yes he was livid!
Ananya’s world came crashing down!
This was the man she thought wonderful and charming? Where was that gracious man she had met? How is it that she hadnt seen this side of him?
Is love really blind that she hadn’t been able to see that he didn’t respect her? And that’s what this was all about for Akash was gay and openly so!
Posting my day 1 post for #Dailychatter Here as I take my blog to the next level with #Blogchatter and #UBC – the ultimate blog challenge in October 2016 through fictional series which will become a regular feature on my blog under #FridayFiction
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