“kutthu! Kutthu! Appaditthaan! Padavaa Raaskal! Kutthudaa Ammavai..

Naan Ethirpaartthiruntha Vidumuraikal Vanthee Viddana. Naarpatthi Aynthu Vayathilum, Intha Ulakatthin Uchaanikkompil Iruppathu Ponra Unarvukal Perumpaalaana Neerangalil Irunthapothum, Avvappothu Udal Kilarnthelunthu Kondu, Thanikkappadaatha Veedkaiyin Thaakkatthaik Kaaddikkonduthaanirunthathu.

intha Vidumuraikku Irandu Vaarangal Ennodu Thangiyiruppatharkaaka En Makan Mukeesh Vanthirunthaan. Vanthathum Avanodu Peesiyathil Avanathu Thinasarip Palakka Valakkangal Sarree Maariyiruppathai Ennaal Purinthu Kolla Mudinthirunthathu. Athikaalaiyil Elunthu Oddappayirsi, Ilam Kulir Vidupadaatha Neeratthileeyee Kuliyal, Veyil Varuvatharkullaakavee Kaalaichirrundi Enru Avanathu Vaalkkaimuraikal Maariyirunthana. Atharkeerraarpola Avanathu Theevaikalaip Poortthi Seyvathu Enakku Mikuntha Mananiraivai Alitthukkondirunthathu. Soodaaka Kaappiyarunthiyapadi Iruvarum Jannalukku Veliyee Paarvaikalaip Pathitthapadi, Palveeru Vishayangalaip Parri Alavalaavuvathu Valakkamaanathu.

mukeesh Kannukku Ladsanamaana Aanmakanaayirunthaan. Innum Konjam Udalpayirsi Seythaal Salmaan Kaan Polaaki Viduvaan Enru Thonriyathu. Kulitthu Muditthathum Avan Oru Permudaavai Aninthapadi Varuvathai Valakkamaaka Vaitthirunthaan. Naanum Ovvoru Naalum Kaalaiyil Kulitthu Muditthathum, Braa Kooda Aniyaamal Tholatholavenru Oru Naiddiyodee Veeddil Valam Varukira Valakkatthai Vaitthirunthathaal, Avanathu Udaikal Enakku Evvithamaana Urutthalaiyum Eerpadutthiyirukkavillai. Naan Iyalpai Vidavum Sarree Uyaramaaka, Oralavukkup Paarkka Alakaakavee Iruppathaaka Palar Kooriyathundu. Enavee, Avvappothu Mukeesh Tharseyalaaka Enathu Mulaikalaip Paarkkirapothellaam, Avanathu Ilamaiyai Naan Kandu Makilvathu Pola, Avanum Enathu Alakaik Kandu Kalikkiraan Enru Manathukkullee Ennik Kolveen. Athait Thavira, Avanukko Enakko, Thai-Makan Enra Uravi Miri Veeru Vithamaana Ennangal Manathukkullee Kilarnthiruppatharkaana Entha Arikuriyum Thenpaddirukkavillai.

kanavukalukkum Ethaartthatthukkum Idaiyee Iruntha Vitthiyaasangalai Naan Arinthiruntheen. Aayinum, Intha Vidumurai Naadkalin Oru Kaalaippoluthil Ellaamee Maarippoyina.

anraiya Thinam, Valakkampola Kaalaik Kuliyalai Muditthu Viddu, Kaappi Thayaarikka Aayattham Meerkondiruntheen.

mukeesh Daininga் Deepilukku Vanthapothu, Avan Aninthu Kondiruntha Permudaa Mika Mika Melliyathaaka Irunthathai Naan Kavanittheen. Valakkatthukku Maaraaka Avanathu Aanuruppukkalin Asaivukalai Antha Melliya Thuni Paddavartthanamaakak Kaaddikkondirunthathu. Echil Vilungiya Naan Paarvaiyai Veeru Pakkam Thiruppikkondeen. Athee Neeratthil Avanum Ethaiyo Ennidam Puthithaakak Kandu Kondirunthaan Polum.

“ennammaa, Puthu Naiddiyaa?”

“illappaa, Ithu Konjam Surungiddathanaalee Adikkadi Podarathillee! Avvalavu Thaan!”

“paartthaap Puthusu Maathiriyee Irukku!” Enru Kooriyavanin Kankal Enathu Udalaiyee Veritthukkondirunthana. Enakkuk Koocham Eerpaddathu. Naan Ullee Braa Aninthu Kondiraathathaal, Avanathu Paarvai Enakku Eerpadutthiya Koochatthin Kaaranamaaka Enathu Irandu Mulaikkaampukalum Vidaitthup Ponathai Avan Kavanitthiruppaan Enru Thonriyathu. Samaalitthukkondu Valakkampola Daining Deepilil Kaappi Parukiyapadiyee Amarnthirunthom.

“ippellaam Nee Veliyee Theruvee Poratheeyillaiyaammaa?”

“oohum! Nee Eppadi..?”

“eppavaavathu…”

avan Udkaarnthirunthathaip Paartthapothu, Avanathu Neelamaana Kaalkal Virinthiruppathaik Kavanittheen. Avanathu Mulu Udalaiyum Ennaal Kaana Mudinthathu. Avan Anru Aninthu Kondiruntha Permudaa Eerpadutthiya Vilaivo Ennavo, Avanidamirunthu Enathu Kankal Immiyalavum Kooda Nakara Sammathikkavillai. Avanathu Valuvaana Thodaikalaip Paartthavaaree Sarree En Kankal Meeleeriyapothum, Eluchiyin Arikurikalaik Kaaddiyapadi Avanathu Uruppu Elumpiyathaal Eerpaddiruntha Koodaaratthai En Kankal Kavanitthana. Appadiyee Meelee Meelee Thodarntha Enathu Kankal Avanathu Kankalaip Paartthapothu, Avanathu Kankalum Athuvaraikkum Ennaiyee Veritthukkondirunthathai Ennaal Kandukolla Mudinthathu. Enathu Mulaikal Saraasari Alavaanavaiyalla Enpathai Oppukkollat Thaan Veendum. Ennap Ponru Periya Mulaikalaik Kondulla Marra Penkalaip Polallaamal, Naan Braa Aninthu Kolvathait Thavirtthu Vanthathaal, Avai Enathu Udalin Asaivukalukkeerrapadi Irandu Pakkangalilum Kulungikkondiruppathu Valakkam. Avai Sarree Thongip Poyviddirunthana Enrapothum, Athu Parri Naan Kavalaippaddathillai. Naan Pudavai,sudithaar, Naiddi Enru Entha Udaiyai Aninthu Kondirunthaalum, Pala Aankal Enathu Mulaikalaik Kavanippathai Naanum Paartthirukkireen. Inro, Valakkatthukku Virothamaaka, Sarree Irukkamaana Naiddiyil, Enathu Mulaikal Evarathu Kankalaiyum Urutthikkondirukkum Enpathil Santheekamillai. Aayiram Thaan Makan Enraalum Kooda Mukeeshum Oru Aan Thaanee; Avanathu Paarvaiyin Theerkkatthil Enathu Kaampukal Vidaitthukkollavum Enakkullee Oru Kurukuruppu Eerpaddathu.

angirunthu Elunthu Kondu Avanukku Muthukaik Kaaddiyapadi Naan Veeru Veelaiyil Mummuramaaka Iruppathu Pola Nadittheen. Naan Avanai Veritthu Nokkiyathaiyum Avan Nichayam Kavanitthiruppaan. Irunthum, Enathu Manathin Oru Moolaiyil Echarikkai Mani Adikkat Thodangiyathu. Inam Puriyaatha Oru Padapadappu Ennai Vanthu Aadkondirunthathu Polirunthathu.

“unakku Etthanai Keerl-ஃpirands Irukkaanga?” Sarree Antharangamaana Anthak Keelviyai Naan Thunivudan Keeddeen.

sirithu Neeram Enathu Muthukukkup Pinnee Amaithi Nilaviyathu. Athait Thodarnthu Avan Sirippathai Ennaal Keedka Mudinthathu.

“eval Koodavaavathu Naan Padutthiruppeenonnu Keedkiriyaammaa?”

sarrum Thayakkaminri Nerrippoddil Aditthaarpola Avan Keeddaan. Aanaal, Avan Sonna Pathililiruntha Kochaitthanam Sarree Ennai Ulukkiyathu. Kanavukalukkum Ethaartthangalukkum Idaiyee Irukkum Veelikalaip Piyttheriyum Karuvikalil Onru Anthak Kochaitthanam. Appadi Eethaavathu Nadakka Veendumenpathalla Enathu Ennam; Aanaal, Appadi Oru Veelai Nadanthu Viddaal, Athai Ethirtthu Athai Nadakkaamal Thadukkira Alavukku Enakku Manavalimai Irukkirathaa?

“appadip Paddunnu Peesaathee,” Enru Tharmasangadatthodu Sonneen.

“sari! Verum Ennikkaiyai Maddum Sollareen,” Enru Ilutthavan, Oriru Kanangal Kalitthu,” Oru Irupathu Peer Iruppaanga!” Enraan.

“irupathaa?” Naan Athirntheen. “ithu Rompa Jaasthiyaat Theriyuthee?”

“sariyaa Naapakamillee Amma!” Enraan Avan. “nee Eppadi?”

“enna? Ithenna Ippadiyoru Apatthamaana Keelvi?” Avanukku Innum Muthukaik Kaaddiyapadiyee Naan Pathil Alittheen. Enathu Kaathoram Kopatthaal Sivanthirunthana. Athee Samayam Inthap Peechu Inam Puriyaatha Oru Paraparappai Eerpadutthikkondirunthathu Enpathu Maddum Unmai.

“illeemmaa,” Enru Oru Kanam Yositthu Viddu,”unnoda Vaalkkaiyilee Etthanai Aampillainga Vanthu Ponaanga?” Enru Sarru Vilakkamaakak Keeddaan.

“see! Ungappaa Orutthar Maddum Thaandaa,” Enru Pathil Alittheen. Athu Thaan Unmaiyum Kooda!

“ennaalee Nampavee Mudiyaleemmaa!”

“appadeennaa?”

ippothu Naan Avanai Nokkit Thirumpiyapadi, Suvarodu Suvaraaka Saaynthu Kondiruntheen. Avanathu Kankal Pasiyodu Enathu Mulaikkaampukalai Mindum Verikkat Thodangina. Naan Ullukkullee Urukikkondiruppathu Pol Unarntheen. Ellaikal Karainthu Kondiruppathu Polat Thonriyathu; Mika Mika Viraivaaka.

“Amma! Nee Ivvalavu…alakaa…vanthu…kannukkalakaa…kavarchiyaa…unakkunnu Sila Theevaikal…athaavathu…ellaap Penkalaiyum Polee..irukkumillaiyaa…antha Thaakam….ithellaam Kidaiyaathaa Unakku..?”

avanathu Alakaana Mukam Sangadatthil Sivanthirunthathu. Enathu Kankal Mindum Tharseyalaaka Avanathu Iduppup Pakuthikkuk Kilee Sellavum, Pakirenrathu. Kaaranam,avanathu Uruppu Antha Alavukku Eluchiyadainthu Kutthiddu Ninru Kondirunthathu. Avan Aninthu Kondiruntha Permoodaa, Avanukku Avanathu Ammavaip Paartthukkondirunthathan Vilaivaaka Eerpaddiruntha Kilarchiyai Maraikka Mudiyaamal Eemaarri Viddirunthathu.

ithai Itthodu Ippoluthee Nirutthi Vida Veendum Enru Therinthiruntha Pothum, Enakkullee Eerpaddiruntha Kurukuruppum, Maiyalum…o..naan Patthu Maatham Sumanthu Perra Makan! Ennidam Ethaip Parrip Peesikkondirukkiraan? Ennai Eppadik Kurukuruvenru Paartthukkondirukkiraan? Enathu Mulaikkaampukal Vidaitthu Veditthu Viduvana Polirunthana. Naan Aninthu Kondiruntha Peenddeesil Iram Soddat Thodangiyirunthathu. Enathu Ithayam Padapadavenru Aditthukkondirunthathu; Enathu Mulaikal Vimmikkondirunthana; Avanathu Kankalukku Avarrin Vimmuthal Athikappadiyaana Virunthai Valangikkondirunthana. Valukkaddaayamaaka Naan Mindum Mukatthait Thiruppikkondeen. Enathu Kaikal Nadungikkondirunthana. Aanaal, Enathu Kaathukalil Avan Ennai Nerungi Varukira Sattham Sammaddiyaal Adippathu Pola Uratthu Uratthuk Keeddathu.

avan En Pinnaal Ninru Kondirunthaan. Avanathu Viralkal Enathu Tholkalil Vilunthiruntha Koonthalait Thalli Viddu Viddana. Aduttha Kanamee, Avanathu Uthadukal Enathu Kalutthil Pathinthana.

“Amma!” Avan Kisukisutthaan. “en Alaku Amma!” Avanathu Thodaikal Ennodu Alunthuvathai Ennaal Unara Mudinthathu.

“mu..muk..mukeesh!”

ennaal Atharku Meel Ethuvum Solla Mudiyavillai. Kaaranam, Enathu Udalil Yaaro Neruppu Mooddiyathu Polirunthathu. Enathu Koothi Eekatthukkum Iramaakiyirunthathu. Enakku Mayirkkoocherinthathu. Avanathu Kaikal Enathu Mulangaைkalin Mithu Oornthana; Avanathu Uthadukal Enathu Kalutthin Mithu Nakarnthana. Enathu Udal Vethavethappaakikkondirunthathu. Kaalaiyileeyee Enathu Makanukku Eerpaddiruntha Apaaramaana Eluchi Enathu Udalin Mithu Alunthiyathaal, Enathu Udal Veppatthil Thakikkat Thodangiyirunthathu. Enathu Udalin Selippin Mithu Varudiya Avanathu Kaikal Ennai Usuppeerri Viddukkondirunthana. Avanathu Uthadukalin Muttham Thantha Silirppil Enathu Udalee Nadunadungikkondirunthathu.

“Amma!” Avan Mindum Kisukisutthaan. “en Alaku Amma! En Sella Amma! En Seksi Amma!”

avanathu Kaikal Enathu Naiddikkullee Nulainthu Kollavum, Avanathu Viralkal Enathu Muthukutthandai Urasiyapothu Enakku Mindum Udal Silirtthathu. Thalaiyaip Pinnukkut Thalli Viddu Naan En Kankalai Moodikkondeen. Athikaalaiyin Ilam Sooriya Oliyil, Paravaikalin Kichukkichenra Oliyin Pinnaniyil, Oru Ilam Aanin Sparisam Thavira Veeru Ethaip Parriyum Enna Naan Appothu Thayaaraayillai.

“o! Amma! Unnai Eppadiyaavathu Thodduranamunnu Naan Evvalavu Aasaiyaayirukkeen Theriyumaa?”

“humm! Mukeesh! Naama Ithais Seyyak……,” Enru Naan Kisukisutthapothum, Avanathu Kaikal Inakkam Therivitthukkondiruntha Enathu Udalil Isai Middikkondirunthana. Enathu Naiddi Uyartthappaduvathaiyum, Oru Kanam Enathu Kankal Kurudaanathu Pola, Athu En Kankalai Maraitthapadi, Enathu Thalai Valiyaakak Kalarrappaduvathaiyum Naan Unarvatharku Munnaree, Avanathu Aarvam Mikuntha Kaikal Enathu Mulaikalaip Parrik Kondirunthana.

“mukeesh! Mukeesh! Mukeesh!”

en Madiyil Kulanthaiyaayp Padutthirunthu Paalkuditthavan, Naan KulipPaddi Seeraaddip Paaraaddi Valarttha En Makan, Enathu Mulaikalaip Piditthut Thookkiyum, Enathu Mulaikkaampukalaip Piditthut Thirukiyum, Avarrai Amukkiyum Vilaiyaadiyapothum, Avanathu Uthadukal Enathu Kalutthu, Tholkal, Mulangaைkal Enru Alainthu Kondirunthapothum, Naan Mayakkatthil Aalnthu Kondiruntheen. Atharku Meelum Ennai Ennaaleeyee Kaddup Padutthik Kolla Mudiyavillai. Thirumpi Avanai Eeriddeen.

“muttham Kodudaa! Ammavukku Muttham Kodudaa!!” Ellaat Thayakkangalaiyum Achangalaiyum Kaarril Parakka Viddu Viddu, Avanathu Kaikalukkullee Ennai Arppanitthu Viddu, Avanathu Aanuruppin Mithu Alunthikkondu Naan Katharineen. Engal Iruvarathu Uthadukalum Santhitthukkondana; Engalathu Naakkukal Onrodonru Pinnikkondana; Oruvarathu Vaaykkullee Marravar Thulaavikkondirunthom. Enakku Avan Veendum Polirunthathu! Enathu Koothi Mikavum Veppamaaki, Mikavum Iramaakiyirunthathu! Munneppothum Kandiraatha Antha Atheetha Ushnatthil Naan Urukkulainthu Venthu Kondiruntheen. Kanavukalukkum Ethaartthathukkum Idaiyee Iruntha Veelikal Murinthu Poyirunthana. Apatthangal Enru Enniyiruntha Ellaak Karpanaikalum Unmaiyaaka Uraitthukkondirunthana. Avai Innum Unmaiyaaka Oorjitham Seyyat Thuditthukkondiruntheen Naan.

enathu Peenddeesai Avan Irakka Muyanrapothu Naan Avanukku Uthavineen. Aduttha Kanamee Athu Avan Veesiya Veechil Veeddin Oru Moolaiyil Poy Vilunthathu. Kalappadamillaatha Kaamaveedkaiyaal Aadkollappaddiruntha Oru Pennaakiyiruntha Naan, Nampuvatharkee Mudiyaatha Alavukku Iratthil Thoynthupoy, En Sontha Makanaiyee Veritthanamaaka Irukkik Kaddip Piditthukkondiruntheen. En Kaathalan! En Kaathalan Ivan! Engalathu Vaay Vaayodu Alunthiyirukkaiyilee, Naan Avanathu Permudaavai Irakkineen. Enathu Ullangaைyil ’athu’ Paddathu; En Makanin Aanuruppu; Iniyenna Vedkam; En Makanin Sunni! Enakkup Pittham Thalaikkeeriyathu. Intha Ulakatthil Ethaip Parriyum Appothu Naan Kavalaippadaveeyillai.

naan Avanidam Adikkolidduk Kaaddiyathum, Avan Ennait Thookki, Daining Deepil Mithu Padukka Vaitthaan. Avasaratthil Adukki Vaikkappaddiruntha Oriru Thaddukkal Kilee Peruttha Osaiyodu Vilunthana. Oru Kaalait Thookki Oddiyiruntha Suvarril Vaitthirukka, Innoru Kaalaip Piditthiruntha Mukeesh, Enathu Paathangalilirunthu Mutthamiddukkondee Munneerikkondirunthaan. Avanathu Ullangaை Enathu Thodaikalin Valavalappaana Sarumatthin Mithu Sarukikkondu Vanthathu. Avanathu Kankal Kaamatthil Jolitthukkondirunthana. Thakaatha Uravu Enra Thadaikalait Thakarttherinthu Viddu, Irandu Kaathalarkalaip Pola Naangal Sallaapam Seyyum Ennatthodu Oruvarathu Udalai Oruvar Rusikkat Thodangiyapothu, Avanathu Udal Methuvaaka Nadunguvathu Polirunthathu. Maanudakkarpanaikalum Mirukatthin Ichaikalum Kalanthirukka, Kaamam, Kaamam, Kaamam Enra Manthiratthai Maatthiramee Ucharitthukkondiruntha Engalathu Ullangal, Engalathu Udalkalai Onrodonru Inaitthup Pinaitthukkollat Thuditthukkondirunthana. Ithu Evvalavu Thakaatha Uravo, Avvalavu Soodeerrukira Uravu; Avvalavu Sukam Tharukira Uravu! Thaayin Avayangalait Thanayan Rusi Paarkkira Uravu! Enathu Iduppai Sarree Uyartthiyapadi, Iratthil Thoynthiruntha Enathu Pirappuruppai..illai..illai..en Pulaiyai En Makanukkuk Kaaddineen.

“enakku Veenum,” Naan Visumpineen. Naan Enna Veendukireen Enpathai Mulumaiyaakap Purinthu Kondiruntheeno Illaiyo, Enathu Udalin Veedkaiyaal Unthappaddu Avanidam Visumpineen. “enakku Ippavee Veenum!”

enathu Vaartthaikalukku Valuveerri Varpurutthuvathu Pola, Enathu Kundi Meejaiyin Parappilirunthu Elumpiyathu. Naan Itharku Meelum Kaatthirukkat Thayaaraayillai Enru Avanukku Arivippathu Pola, Enathu Udalin Ovvoru Avayangalum Avanukku Alaippu Vidutthukkondirunthana. Avan Ethu Kodutthaalum Vaangik Kollat Thayaaraaka, Avan Enna Seythaalum Thaangik Kollat Thayaaraaka, Oru Makanukkaaka Oru Thaayin Udal Thatthalitthukkondirunthathu.

avanathu Uthadukal Enathu Thodaikalin Mithu Oornthu Varat Thodangina. Olukat Thodangiyiruntha Enathu Uruppai Adainthathu Avanathu Uthadukal. Adarnthu Mayir Padarnthiruntha Enathu Pulaiyarukee En Makanin Thalai Vanthu Seernthathum Naan Enathu Kaalkalai Innum Innum Akalamaaka Viritthukkondeen. Avanathu Thalaiyaip Piditthu Enathu Pulaiyin Mithu Vaitthu Oree Amukkaaka Amukkik Kolla Veendum Enru En Kaikal Paraparatthana.

“saappidu! Saappidu!!” Enru Kaamaveri Thalaikkeeriya Naan Katharineen. Avanathu Thalaiyai Enathu Pulaiyil Vaitthu Naan Alutthiyathum, Avanathu Naakku Elumpikkondiruntha Enathu Moddin Mithu Vilaiyaadi Makilnthathu. Enathu Pulaiyai Nakkikkondirunthavanukku Eetho Oru Puthiya Aaveesam Eerpaddiruppathu Pola Viduviduvenru Veekaveekamaaka, Alutthi Alutthi Enathu Pulaiyai Avan Naakkup Poddu Nakki Viddukkondirunthaan.

“Amma…o…Amma…en Alaku Amma….” Enru Adikkoru Thadavai Munumunutthapadi Avan En Pulaiyai Undu Klitthaan. Oru Veelai Ennai Ammavenru Alaitthukkondee Seyvathu Avanukku Athikappadiyaana Kilarchiyai Eerpadutthiyatho Ennavo! Ithu Varai Vaalkkaiyil Kandiraatha Inam Puriyaatha Kilarchiyaiyum Eluchiyaiyum Kandu Anupavitthukkondiruntheen Naan.

“padavaa Raaskal! Pannudaa! Pannu,” Enru Alarineen. Parkalaik Kaditthukkondirunthapadi, Paasam Valinthodiya Ullatthil Kaamam Karaikaanaak Kadalaakap Padarnthirukka Inangikkondiruntheen. Avan Seythu Kondirunthathai Vidavum, Avan Seythu Mudikkappovathu Kurittha Ethirpaarppum Athanaal Eerpadda Kilarchiyum Ennai Aakkiramitthirunthathu. Innum Innum Veendumenru Keeddavaariruntheen.

avanathu Mukatthai Innum Irukkamaaka Alutthi, Enathu Kothippum Iramum Kondiruntha Koothiyai Avan Mithu Vaitthu Alutthi, Athanai Angumingum Araitthu Araitthukkondu, Avanathu Vaayai Naan Punarnthu Kondiruppavalaip Pola Enathu Uruppai Avan Mithu Vaitthu Uraaynthu Kondiruntheen. Avanathu Naasi,kaathu,kannangal En Avanathu Mottha Mukamum Enathu Pulaiyin Mithu Purandu Kondirunthathu. Avanai Naan Aadsi Seythu Kondiruntheen; Allathu, Enakkullee Iruntha Kaamaveri Pidittha Mirukam Avanai Aadsi Seythu Kondirunthathu.

avanai En Mithirunthu Thalli Appurappadutthi Viddu Avan Munnaal Ninru Kondeen. Avanathu Mukatthai Nokki Enathu Mulaikalaik Kondu Poneen. Naan Meerkondu Ethaiyum Kooraamalee Avan Athai Nakkiyum, Vaayil Vaitthu Sappiyum Suvaikkat Thodanginaan. Enakku Veri Menmeelum Eerikkondee Ponathu. En Makan, En Mulaikalai Vaayil Vaitthu Sappi Viddukkondirunthaan.

“enakku Nee Veenundaa!” Alarineen. ’en Koodap Padukka Vaadaa!’ Avan Eerkanavee Solli, Naan Adseepittha Antha Vaartthai Enathu Adimanathilirunthu Elumpiyathu. Avanodu Padukka Veendum. Athai Avan Than Vaayaal Mindum Solla Veendum. Amma, Vaa Ennodu Padukka Vaa Enru Solla Veendum. Antha Vaartthaiyil Iruntha Aruvaruppaana Aapaasam Kooda Pothaiyalippathaaka Ippothu Thonriyathu. Thai-Makan Enra Uravukkenru Eluppappaddiruntha Mathilkalai Antha Oru Vaartthai Vedi Vaitthu Sitharadikka Veendum.

“vaadaa! Amma Koodap Padutthukko! Ammavai Edutthukko!”

kooviyapadiyee Avan Mithu Eerineen. Avanathu Sunniyin Meelum Kilum Naan Thullineen.

“pannalaam! Pannalaam! Ayyo Mukeesh! Naama Panniddirukkomdaa…panniddirukkom!”

“ithu Pothaathu….,” Avan Kisukisutthaan. “enakku Innum Niraiya Neeram Unnai Okkanum. Rompa Neeram Okkanum. Otthukkiddee Irukkanum. Nee Pothum Pothumunnu Sollura Varaikkum Unnai Otthiddeeyiruppeen…”

“enna Sonnee? Ok…Okkirathaa? En Raajaa! En Sellam! Ammavai Okkanumaa? Ungammaavai Okkanumaadaa En Thangam!”

“aamaam…aamaam…aamaam…,” Avan Seerinaan. “etthanai Naal Kanavu Ithu..unnoda Mulaiyai Vaayilee Vaichus Sappanum..athaip Pidichup Pisainju Vidanum…appuram…unnaip Poddu….poddu…podduk Katharak Kathara…katharak Kathara Okkanum.”

“o! En Kannudaa Nee!” Enru Naan Solluvatharku Munnamee Enathu Udal Oru Inpapperukkil Kulungiyathu.

avanai Viddu Irangiya Naan Avanukku Mun Mandiyiddapadiyee Avanait Thallineen. Enathu Kaikal Avanathu Valuvaana Thodaikalin Mithu Varudikkondirukka, Naan Avanathu Adivayirril Mutthamiddeen.

“Amma..Amma..Amma..,” Enathu Uthadukal Avanathu Sunniyai Seendiyathum Avan Ararrinaan. Athai Naan Meelum Kilum Mutthamiddu, Avanathu Koddaikalai Nakkik Kodutthu Piraku Mindum Avanathu Sunniyin Thalaiyai Nakki Viddapiraku, Thudithuditthukkondiruntha Avanathu Sunniyai Enathu Vaaykkullee Ilutthukkondu Urinjineen..urinjineen..urinjikkondeeyiruntheen.

“Amma…Amma…piramaatham…Amma…!”

oru Kanam Nirutthi Viddu, Naan Eeriddup Paarttheen.

“ithu Enakku Rompa Naalaavee Veenumaayirunthathu,” Enru Avasaramaakak Koorineen. “ithaip Paarkkanum, Thodanum, Muttham Kodukkanum, Sooppanum. Ithaaleeyee Un Kiddeeyirunthu Ol Vaanganum….unnoda Intha Periya Sunniyaalee….”

“enna Veennaalum Pannikko Amma,” Enru Avan Kisukisutthaan. Naan Ennaal Evvalavu Mudiyumo Avvalavu Athai Vaayil Vaitthu Suvaittheen. Avan Peeridat Thodangiyathum, Ithu Itthodu Mudinthu Vidakkoodaathee Enru Nirutthi Elunthu Kondeen. Avanathu Mukatthaiyum Nenjaiyum Mutthamiddu Nakkineen.

“naama Eppothumee Panniddirukkanum,” Enreen Naan. “innikku, Naalaikku, Naalai Marunaal, Ellaa Naalum..en Vaayilee Nee Kodutthiddeeyiru! Ennoda Mulaingalukku Naduvee Kodu! Ennoda Pulaiyilee Kodu! En Udampu Mulukka Ootthi Ootthi Vidu!”

enathu Ovvoru Peechum Avanukku Usuppeerrikkondirunthathu.

“veeree Engee Podddum Unnai? Sollummaa, Veeree Engee Sorukaddum?”

“engee Veennaalum Viduraa! Unakkillaathathaa…?”

ennai Meejai Mithu Kuniya Vaitthaan En Makan. Naan Kaalkalaip Parappikkondeen. Enathu Kural Kadumaiyaana Uttharavukalaip Pola Veliyeeriyathu. Enathu Parkal Mindum Uthadukalaik Kaditthukkondirunthana. Avan Engengu Poda Virumpukiraano Angangu Than Sunniyaip Poddu Ennai Okkaddum Enra Veedkai….! Ithu Thodangiya Neeram Muthalaakavee Naan Avanukku Oru Ejamaaniyaip Pola Uttharavukalaiyee Pirappitthukkondirunthathu Ninaivukku Vanthathu. Ippadiyoru Veri Pidittha Pennaaka Naan Iruppeen Enru Naanee Kooda Karpanai Seythu Paartthirukka Niyaayamillai.

“kutthu! Kutthu! Appaditthaan! Padavaa Raaskal! Kutthudaa Ammavai..kutthu..kutthu..!”

en Mithu Avan Eeriyirukka, Avanathu Sunni Enakkullee Uluthukondirukka Enakku Moochu Iraikkat Thodangiyathu. Ippothu Avanathu Kuralum Ennaippolavee Miraddalaaka Olikkat Thodangiyirunthathu. Avanathu Vaayilirunthu Vasaikalaip Pola, Kedda Vaartthaikal Koddat Thodangina.

“unnai Otthiddirukkeen! Veri Pudicha Pisaasee! Un Pullai Un Aasaippadiyee Unnaip Poddu Otthiddirukkaan Paaru! Unakku Ithu Thaanee Veenumaayirunthathu? Ithu Thaanee? Pullaiyoda Sunni Thaanee? Nee Pettha Pullaiyoda Sunniyee Oru Naal Unnai Okkanumunnu Thaanee Nee Kanaak Kandee..inthaa..vaangikko…itho..en Sunni..engammaa Koothiyilee..vaangikko!”

“aamaam..aamaam..aamaam…”

avan Sonnathu Atthanaiyum Nijam. Thaippaasam Enra Porvaiyaip Poddu, Enakku Avanidamirunthu Theevaippadda Kaamatthai Naan Ithuvaraikkum Moodi Vaitthiruntheen.vekunaadkalukkup Piraku, Ippothu Athai Ennaal Oppukkolla Mudinthirunthathu. Veeru Ethaipparriya Sinthanaiyum Ippothillai; Perra Makanai Viddee Ennai Otthukkolla Veendum Enpathait Thavira!

“pannudaa..pannu!” Thuppaakkiyilirunthu Veliyeerum Thoddaakkalaip Pola Enathu Vaayilirunthu Vaartthaikal Veliyeerina.