My father passed away. My brother and I, who were under arrest, were released on bail but only late in the evening, after the last rites of our old man were completed. The last day of my “age of innocence”. The day I started learning the “Art of War” against legal terrorism and turned into a full-time warrior. (See last year’s post: https://ilovemyex.wordpress.com/2009/12/28/take-back-the-night/)
29 December 2010
I woke up from an interesting dream at around 2:15 a.m. Here’s what happened in the dream, and for the sake of my non-Telugu readers I will report in English:
Believe it or not, Princess appeared in my dream. It’s been a while since I’ve seen her ,and boy was I delighted to see her again!
She came to court with her sister’s husband, whom we fondly call “donga kOLLu”. I was already there too for some reason I cannot remember. As they slowed down their scooter into the parking lot of the Family Court, Princess was smiling – the same smile of triumph she wears after she does something nasty and gets away with it. As she got off the scooter, she spotted me in the premises looking at her, and as always, she cut the smile and tried to look elsewhere.
I strode towards her, beaming and clapping my hands above my head, crying out loud, “You did such a great job! I hope you are happy.”
Princess did not answer.
I congratulated her for her belated but much appreciated accomplishment.
Princess did not respond.
Then I met her in a spot where she was sitting alone. I was still smiling mischievously. I leaned towards her and asked her, “Tell me the truth! When did you get married? Before you got the divorce, right? Tell me! I promise not to tell anyone.”
Princess said, “No, I’m not married. I have only been fighting in the court all through because of you. That is the truth.”
I asked, “What are you wearing all these chains and toe rings for then?”
“Oh! They’re nothing. I just wear them”, she replied.
Then I said to her softly, “Look, my guess is that you did not do all this nonsense by yourself. I bet there are bigger hands behind this. I always tell Anil the same thing. Tell me, isn’t it true? I am sure someone egged you on until you got deep into this muck and they later stepped aside for you to deal with it.”
She nodded in agreement. I don’t remember exactly what she said but she agreed she didn’t do it all of her own accord.
Then I told her that I sympathized with her situation, and that I truly felt sorry for her, but that I would have never given her the money she had demanded no matter what she did, so, she only wasted her time.
Princess looked stupid.
Then I found myself somewhere else on a terrace with her. I made some coffee for my High Court lawyer, and I offered her some. I also handed a cup to a young lawyer from her side who looked equally stupid.
I told Princess I did not hate her and that I just wanted to teach her what happens when she does nasty things to people like us.
I would like to end today’s post with a song for Princess, who changed my life forever. I just wish that she knows I will always love her.