Thursday, April 16, 2015

April 2015 A to Z Blogging Challenge- Chapter 14- Not my cup of tea

I'll Be There Beside You
Chapter 14

Today’s Idiom – Not my cup of tea

Meaning- If something is not your cup of tea, you don't like it very much.

By the time I climbed down the steps and reached the dance floor, Lalitha had already gone out through the side exit door. I hurried after her and reached a small alley located at the back of the nightclub.

“Hey, what are you doing here? I thought discotheques, loud music and crowded places are not your cup of tea. You are a genius! Your docile and innocent act had me fooled. Why did you do this to me Lalitha?” I caught hold of her hand in a firm grip and refused to let her go even though she was struggling to free herself.

“Who is Lalitha? You’ve had a little too many drinks, dude. Now let me go before I break your balls, you son of a bitch.” She shot back viciously.

I was taken aback. I had never heard Lalitha talk disrespectfully to anyone and I was appalled listening to her spewing cuss words so brazenly. The commotion was attracting people and a hefty guy with heavily built muscles walked up to me.

“Hey Monica, what’s wrong? Is this guy pestering you?” He asked with a nasty expression on his face.

“Monica? Who’s Monica?” I asked, totally bewildered, trying to make sense of the chaos.

“I’m Monica. Now get lost before you get beaten to pulp by my boyfriend.” Lalitha placed her hands on the burly guy beside her and he snaked his arms around her waist.

I lost my mind then. I’ve had many infatuations on girls in my life but I’ve never fallen in love before Lalitha came into my life. I had bared my heart and soul, trusting her to never break my heart, but she had trampled on it ruthlessly without a care. I felt a red rage unfurling in my mind and I fell on the guy before I could give it a second thought.

“Don’t you dare touch her! That’s my Lalitha, she is my fiancĂ©e, do you understand?”

Though I was several kilos lighter than the bulky man, I had the advantage of surprise because he was caught unawares. My fist connected with his jaw and both of us went sprawling down the pavement.

“Stop it you two. Just stop.” Lalitha, along with the help of other onlookers broke us apart but I was glad to see blood spurting out of his mouth.

“I don’t know what the hell your problem is, but I’m not your Lalitha. Let’s go Roy.” Lalitha pulled the man away but Roy was still seething and looked ready to pounce on me.

“Monica, let me have a go at the bastard. Look at what he did to me.” Roy was obviously not done with me but Lalitha dragged him away to his bike. As Roy revved his bike, Lalitha sat behind him with her arms around him and her body clinging to his.

I felt a stab of pain shoot right through my chest and I remembered how Lalitha had sat on my bike maintaining a distance between us. Had it really happened the same morning? Was this girl really Lalitha or just someone who incredibly resembled Lalitha in appearance?

You can read the previous chapters here-
Chapter 1                                     Chapter 8                
Chapter 2                                     Chapter 9
Chapter 3                                     Chapter 10
Chapter 4                                     Chapter 11
Chapter 5                                     Chapter 12
Chapter 6                                     Chapter 13


  1. Oh my God! That has got super interesting now. Is she Lalitha herslef or a twin...waiting to read more ..

  2. Is there a twin? Or a case of MPD?

    I'm dying to know :)

  3. OMG! You truly have your readers hooked Prasanna! Really looking forward to tomorrow's installment :D

  4. left us wanting to know how it would end

  5. A doppelganger, maybe? Or can Lalitha really be leading a double life?

  6. Ah, this is getting more and more exciting :D Looking forward to tomorrow's post :)

    New Moon

  7. Now things are getting interesting!!

  8. Oh she lalitha or not? I think she is lalitha...and she is pretending...will have to wait and see!!!

  9. Well I would have thought she is Lalitha's doppelganger, but in that case why did she head for the exit once she saw him. Something is not quite right here. Does she have Multiple Personality Disorder? :P
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

  10. Whaaaaaaat???? You certainly know how to keep the excitement up... Now, who is Monika, where is Lalitha, what's going on.. Tell, please:-)

  11. Cannot wait to find out what happens next!

  12. OMG a twin? Finally caught up with your story. Can't wait for the next part.