Morning sickness has starting rising for her and she is feeling wretched again today! This has been the second consecutive day and she is alone by herself! Her husband has been away for his tour since 3 days and is expected to be back, only on Sunday! Her mind first wanders as to what could have spoiled her digestion……the Chaat she had at the roadside stall, beside the Tailor shop where she had gone with her sister-in-law previous day or the sour curd she had thinking would not do any harm!
She is contemplating whether to go down for meeting everyone or stay a while more in bed. The scene of yesterday has not been forgotten, when the mother-in-law scolded her for being in bed for so long. Usually the temper of the old lady is not bad, but yesterday due to the spilling of milk by Ramu, she had been upset which burst out on her. She had first thought of telling about her state to her Mother-in-law but decided against it after the reproach in the morning!
Remembering the scene, she quickly takes bath and goes down to make breakfast. The old lady is perhaps still in bed, and coughing terribly. She quickly heats some water to give her, but as she comes out of the kitchen, her head starts reeling and she faints before she can reach the old lady. A muffled cry comes out of her mouth and then all blackouts.
Next thing she remembers is being on her bed and her husband looking worriedly into her face. A faint smile comes over her lips and she is glad to be awake in his arms. A doctor overlooks her; checks and asks her husband to follow him outside. She notices that the room is filled with roses; red her favorite color!
The care needed for a pregnant lady begins at home. She has to stay at her Sasural for initial 3 months and then she can go to her mother’s place for rest of her gestation. She is fed with her favorite foods, right from Golgappa to Lemons! But her hubby dear is very particular to make her consume appropriate amounts of proteins, carbohydrates and fats. He has also put off his tours till she is at home. Every morning a single red rose greets her with a full glass of milk! Milk! Yuk, she has never liked it but he says that it would do her good, so she quietly drinks it every morning! And to be frank, surprisingly she has started liking the taste of Milk!!!
Sitting one night on her porch on the swing, she is watching the moon. A week before today, it had been so tiny, and today it has grown to half crescent. She has come to her mother’s place and is enjoying the fresh air of the night after dinner. Her mind is on the phone is just about to ring as her husband comes home after office. All of a sudden, she feels a kick inside her; she is surprised but yet again the same movement is felt. The moon suddenly has a meaning for her! The child within her is also growing rapidly as the moon in the sky. She is filled with a warm feeling inside her, her face glows and she smiles to herself………..Is this Love????