The Rendezvous


The table is set perfectly, for 'tea for two'. (and the piece of cake is ready too).  I am really looking forward to this. There is still a good half an hour left for my guest to arrive as per the text I just got. 

I slip back in time to reminisce.  It's been 5 years since we got married. I never thought things would reach this stage. It's time to set things right. Enough of being the silent one all the while. This time I have taken things in my hand. Things shall change. I have taken the first step. Today.

Suddenly the door bell rings. I panic. Who can it be? Nobody knows of the little rendezvous I've planned. The bell rings again. I pull myself up and open the door.

He is waiting outside with a huge bouquet and a bottle of champagne.

Me: "But..but..you said.."

He: "Happy Anniversary, my love."

I enter the house with him with mixed emotions. I was not expecting him......

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...............................not until later.

He sees the arrangement. Now it is his turn to be surprised.


Me: "I wanted to surprise you this time, but you outdid me. Happy Anniversary, dear."




Linking this post (my first attempt at fiction) to Preeti's Tuesday prompt here



32 comments:

  1. Awww! cute fiction story...I doubt whether I would EVER set a table for two AND a cake...I would just eat the cake and ask RD to make chai for me once he gets back from work hehehehhe :)

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    1. You're cute RM..thanks :-)lol @ the "I would just eat the cake and ask RD to make chai for me once he gets back from work" scene..:-)

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  2. Sweet!

    Reminded me of O.Henry's ' Gift of Magi' :)

    Thank you for taking part!

    Cheers
    preeti

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    1. So sweet of you to comment Preeti, thanks a ton!
      that's really kind and generous of you to make such a comparison..
      thanks for the prompt!

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  3. Yes! It reminded me of the same story too! Good one Uma!

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    1. really? am quite flattered now..:-)
      thanks Vidya!

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  4. A twist there, loved that :) Quite a collection you've got here. Followed (y)

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    1. Welcome here, Naresh! thanks for the compliment and also for the follow.
      will hop over to your blog soon..

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    2. I've got many, but here's the one I'd like you to follow Random Writings

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    3. I liked these conversation "Me: "But..but..you said.."

      He: "Happy Anniversary, my love."

      This makes the thing sweet. loved it. You have got a one more follower :)

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    4. hey Karthick,
      thanks so much for the comment and the follow..:-)

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    5. Cool.You could find my version of tuesday meme at http://cometh-the-hour.blogspot.in/2012/01/author-guest-and-some-one.html :) :)

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  5. Nice one. I think mine is something in similar lines. Probably, great minds think alike ;). And congratz for crossing 100 posts.

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    1. Read and commented on yours..:-)
      thanks a lot, Tan!

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  6. Awww! Very overwhelming and straight-from-the-heart post. Loved reading it. :)

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    1. Thank you very much Rachit!
      Am glad you liked it.

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  7. Wow! wonderful twist and loved the narration :)

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    1. Thanks so much ME. Glad you liked it! :-)

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  8. huh? my comment didn't go thro??
    good one, uma.

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  9. Super cute!.. yeah, like Vidya says reminds me a bit of Gift of the Magi.

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    1. thanks so much Bhargavi! wasn't sure if I wanted to post it after I wrote it and pressed the publish button in a hurry, fearing it may remain in my drafts....

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  10. A short and sweet twist to the tea tale..
    My post was also on somewhat similar lines..

    First time in your space..
    Congrats on your 100th post :)

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    1. yes, I read yours and it is a much better version..:-)
      thanks for your wishes and welcome here!

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  11. Wow. Good choice of situation.. Loved the meeting of the two. that too... surprising each other...

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    1. thanks a lot Ganesh for the kind comment! welcome here.

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