Thursday, April 9, 2015

April 2015 A to Z Blogging Challenge- Chapter 8- Heart in the right place

I'll Be There Beside You 

Chapter 8

Today’s Idiom – Heart in the right place

Meaning- If someone's heart is in the right place, they are good and kind, though they might not always appear to be so.

The next morning I came early to the coffee shop and sat in a corner seat that overlooked the front street. At quarter past 11, I saw Rashmi and Lalitha deep in conversation, moving towards the café. They hadn’t noticed me, so I got the opportunity to gaze at Lalitha.

She looked resplendent in a bright yellow salwar and she had left her hair open. I noticed that she had applied make-up and that small fact pleased me a lot. She looked gorgeous and I couldn’t help feel a pang of jealousy as I noticed men looking at her direction when she walked into the café.

“Hi Sudhir, sorry we are a bit late but you look like you’ve been here for a long time”, Rashmi teased and she was met with a stern stare from Lalitha.

“Ok, I’m going to take off now. Call me when you are done” She turned to Lalitha as she spoke and sauntered off happily.

After we had placed our orders, I decided to start with my opening lines.

“I’m sorry…”

“Sorry” Lalitha blurted out

We both spoke at the same time and I laughed nervously.

“Please continue”, I replied.

“I just wanted to say I’m sorry if I was rude to you yesterday. I was nervous and edgy and a bit embarrassed about how my father was reacting. He becomes unduly protective about me sometimes but he has his heart in the right place. I hope you were not offended by anything I said yesterday.” She held my gaze as she spoke and I appreciated her candid, straight from the heart speech. She put me at ease.

“I’m sorry too for judging you wrongly. Let’s start afresh, shall we?”

Our conversation flowed freely after that and I was delighted to know that we shared a common love for old Hindi film songs. She spoke about her work as a HR executive and how she had to declare at the onset of her job that she couldn’t travel because of her family constraints and how her manager had given her a contemptuous look. She was still hired because of her impeccable administrative skills.

We lost track of time and only when Rashmi returned did we realize that we had spent more than 3 hours in the café, talking and regaling each other with our stories.


 You can read the previous chapters here-
Chapter 1                                   

34 comments:

  1. I also chose "heart" for my Shakespeare idioms :) Love how the story is heading :) Keep writing!

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  2. Glad to see that Lalitha and Sudhir got to spend some time with each other without interference from family. Good going :)

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  3. This happens when I meet my best friend too :)

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  4. But you were supposed to write about that past :( Still waiting for the mystery to resolve!

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  5. Yay! This is going the way I like, Lalitha and Sudhir getting along each other was what I was rooting for :)

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  6. Looks like they are going to have a smooth sailing, after all! But I have a feeling there are more surprises in store :) Great going, Prasanna!

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    1. Yes, there is definitely a surprise in store and I can only hope that you'll love the twist :)

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  7. Loving the story. Well narrated!!

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  8. I was kind of waiting for you to reveal some of her past today. But, a story of blossoming love is good too. :)
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

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  9. Well well ! Everything seems to be sorted after that initial hiccup :) What's in store next ?

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    1. Do read the next chapters because the ride is going to be a bumpy one :) Thank you for reading :)

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  10. Ah! now that they are finally discovering each other....waiting for some more romantic conversations...and lots of sparks flying!

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    1. He he there will be all that and more :) Do read the next posts :)

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  11. Hi.
    I'm glad to be here through A to Z Challenge.
    What a good idea! Your posts are both educational and entertaining. --I've been studying English as a foreign language, and I've learned the new idiom, 'heart in the right place', today.

    Letters from the Land of Cherry Blossoms

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    1. Thank you for reading and good luck for your research :)

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  12. Hmmmm.. this seems to turn in to a nice love story, or do you have more surprises coming up..? :-)

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  13. It's going great Prasanna. Talking is the best thing to get closer and understand each other. Glad Sudhir and Lalitha are doing that..

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  14. Conversations always brings people closer. Good that they got time to spend with each other.

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  15. Waiting for the next chapter Prasanna :)

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  16. Ah, young love. How glorious it is. Sigh...

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  17. It's good that they spent time talking :-)

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  18. Loving the way it is progressing.

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