My dad’s midnight affair

Lately I wake up in the middle of the night and find it difficult to fall asleep again… 

On 21st of jan… I was at my Kochi house. I have rented an apartment beside backwaters and every evening I am blessed wth breathtaking view of the sunset. (Not showing off)

But none of this helped me with my sleep…

I woke up around 1am staring at the ceiling and praying for the sleep god to bless me. Then I heard my dad’s alarm ring in the next room. First I was confused then I realised they are 60+ old.

My mom’s alarm  religiously rings at 12:45am and it’s our duty to switch it off. If you ask me why we can’t just delete the alarm setting, there is only one answer — ,we are lazy and it’s fun to hear my dad complaining about it every morning…

Anyway I thought it was one of those… After a while it rang again.. this time he woke up, rushed out of his room. I could hear a few noises… and then he came back to his room, switched on the light and started texting someone… It was way past my mom’s bed time so who else could it be… I held back my thoughts… I wondered if he knew I could see him from my bed.

After a while he got out of his room and came out to check on me…. So maybe he knew… Hmm…

It was dark with light coming from the living room. I waved at him, just so that he knows I’m awake… 


He with his added base voice just asked, “orangi ille?” (didn’t you sleep?). Very strange I thought. What happened to my Toofan Mail dad?

I replied illa (no) with a cold tone… to which he just replied hmmm and walked back to his room and shut the door…. Maybe my dad needs camera to be extra sweet, I thought.

Now there was no way I could hold my anxiety… I got up to have some water… basically to investigate… 
I went to his room and asked with my base voice, “papade alarm etha ring chethe?” (Why did your alarm ring?)… He said it was set by mistake… My dad doesn’t look into my eyes when he lies… I knew he was upto something… I went back to my room, thinking of different possibilities.

Does he have an affair??!

When I turned he had shut my door! what an audacity, I thought… “Ithre dhayiriyum namakku pollum illaranallo” (Even we don’t have such courage!)

I started watching friends… Because my heart beat was overpowering the silence of the room…
After a while I heard a voice… Another base voice, hello. 

I turned… it was Abish! Everything made sense… 

My dad doesn’t have an affair! I told Abish….

Dad and Abish had a confused look on their faces. 23rd of January was our wedding anniversary, what an amazing surprise. 😀

2 Comments

  1. Aww so sweet! I really like u archie! (if I can call u dat)
    U sound, talk so like a normal casual gal..I bet v have similarities❤️ God bless!

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