“Because he is your father,” she replied in a low whisper.
* * *
And that changed everything, Rajlakshmi thought. She finally started to put the wheels in motion. She knew there would be repercussions but then the choice was never going to be without them anyways.
“My father?” and her daughter all of five could not quite get it. She felt it was some sort of a term for a ‘good uncle’.
And Rajlakshmi let it be at that.
In pieces though he would ask her to call him, ‘daddy’ and she did comply happily.
The perfect dream was being etched right in front of her eyes. Little did she know all preparing her for the final showdown.
* * *
Till the last moment, Rajlakshmi had no idea what might happen the next day. She was in two minds all through. Watching her husband come back home, sit calmly at the table serve himself food watch television and sleep suddenly seemed like a huge blanket of comfort for life. But then she remembered the racy love life she enjoyed with the other man. And something about it enticed her to dismiss all negative thoughts.
Of course she had never considered that his death and not her indecision could be the reason for the plan being failed.
Was she relieved after all?
* * *