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kodai Appothu Thaan Thodangiyirunthathu. Jaani Enru Nanparkalaal Sellamaaka Alaikkappadum Janaartthanan Kallooriyil Muthalaandai Muditthu Viddu Oorukku Vanthirunthaan. Avanathu Pallikkaala Nanparkal Innum Vidumuraikkaaka Oor Vanthu Seernthirukkavillaiyenpathaal Vanthathilirunthee Avanukku Salippaaka Irunthathu. ‘intha Veyilil Engee Pokireen?’ Enru Thannait Thaanee Keeddukkondapadi Avan Kaal Pona Pokkil Nadakkat Thodangiyapothu Thaan Thilakanin Naapakam Vanthathu. Avan Thaan Pallippadippodu Nirutthi Viddu, Marra Malaiyaalikalaip Pola Arapu Naadukalukkup Poka Muyarsi Seythapadi Oorileeyee Thangi Viddirunthaanee? Avanaip Poyp Paartthaalenna? Madaiyan, Konjam Porumaiyaakap Paditthut Tholaitthirunthaal Dikiri Muditthu Viddu Innum Nalla Veelaikkup Poyirukkalaam. Aanaal, Avanai Meelee Padikka Vidaamal Thadutthathu Ethuvo, Yaar Kandaarkal?

Jaani Thilakan Veeddukkullee Nulainthapothu Veedee Kaleeparamaaka Irunthathu. Jaaniyaip Paartthathumee Kaiyaip Piditthukkondu Mika Santhoshamaaka,’katthaarukkup Pokireendaa,’ Enru Arivitthaan. Ivan Padittha Padippukku Angee Enna Veelai Kidaitthirukkum Enru Jaaniyin Moolaikkul Keelvi Kudainthathu. Ethu Eppadiyo, Engeeyaavathu Poy Santhoshamaaka Irunthaal Sari Thaan Enru Ennikkondaan.

“innum Arai Mani Neeram Kalichu Vanthiruntheennaa Ennaip Paartthirukka Mudiyaathu,” Enraan Thilakan. ‘nalla Veelai’ Enru Ennikkondaan Jaani.

“unnai Rompa Naalaikkappuram Innikkut Thaandaa Ivvalavu Santhoshamaap Paarkkireen,” Enru Jaani Koorinaan.

“aamaandaa! Nee Sollarathu Nootthukku Nooru Unmai,” Enraan Thilakan Makilchiyodu.

Iruvarum Peesikkondirukkumpothee Thilakanin Amma Ulleeyirunthu Veliyee Vanthaal.

“kud Maarning Aanddi!”

Thilakanin Amma Sunithaavai Jaanikku ‘mikavum’ Pidikkum. Athikapadsam Avalukku Naarpathu Vayathirukkalaam. Irunthaalum Vayathu Vitthiyaasaminri Antha Eeriyaavil Avalaip Paartthu Jollu Vidaatha Aankal Mikakkuraivu. Poorveekam Keeralaavilulla Patthinamthiddaa Enra Idamaaka Irunthaalum, Aval Peesukira Thamilaik Keeddaal Yaarum Avalai Malaiyaali Enru Nampa Maaddaarkal. Aaradikkuk Konjam Kuraivaaka Mika Uyaramaana Uruvam. Thaddaiyaana Vayiru; Thaaraalamaaka Keeralatthus Sevvilaneer Pola Irandu Paruttha Mulaikal. Padiyap Padiya Seeviyirunthapothum, Surul Surulaaka Adarnthiruntha Theengaayennai Vaasanai Veesum Koonthal. Aval Munnaal Ninru Kondirunthaal, Avalaip Paarkkaamal Iruppathu Mika Siramam. Aanaal, Thodarnthu Paartthaal Kankal Avalathu Udalil Angangu Alaipaayum Aapatthiruntha Kaaranatthaal, Jaanikku Sarru Koocham Eerpaduvathundu. Aayiramee Aanaalum, Aval Avanathu Nerungiya Nanpanin Thai Aayirree!
“kud Maarning Jaani!” Enru Sineekamaakap Punnakaitthaval,”nee Ennai Aanddinnu Kooppidarathu Ennavo Polirukku…” Enraal.

“appo Sunithaa SeesChinnaு Kooppidaddumaa?” Enru Jaani Siritthavaaree Keeddaan.

“deey!” Enru Sellamaakak Kaiyai Onginaal Sunithaa.

“peesaama Neeyum Engammaavai ‘mammi’nnee Kooppideen,” Enru Kindalaakak Koorinaan Thilakan.

“ithukku Aanddiyee Theevalaam,” Enru Sirittha Sunithaa,” Sari Sari! Innum Konja Neeratthilee Kaal Daaksi Vanthidum! Peechus Suvaarasiyatthilee Ethaiyaavathu Viddiddup Poyidaatheedaa! Naan Eer-pord Pokarathukku Rediyaayiddu Vanthidareen,” Enru Sollividdu Ullee Ponaal.

Thilakanukku Santheekam Eerpadaatha Vannam Jaani, Avalathu Pinnalakaik Kandu Rasitthaan. Enna Penmani Ival! Purusan Naijeeriyaavil! Ippothu Pillaiyaiyum Katthaarukku Anuppukiraal; Thanimaiyaip Parriya Kavalaiyee Kidaiyaatho?

Aval Ullee Pona Sirithu Neeratthukkellaam ‘thadaal’ Enra Sattham Keeddathu. Pathariyaditthukkondu Jaaniyum Thilakanum Avalathu Araikkathavait Thallikkondu Ullee Nulainthapothu, Aval Tharaiyil Nedunjaankidaiyaakak Kidanthaal; Moorchaiyurru.

“ammee! Enthu Parri?” Enru Thilakan Avalarukee Udkaarnthu Kondu, Avalathu Thalaiyait Thookka Muyanru Kondirukka, Jaani Arukiliruntha Kulirsaathanappeddiyilirunthu Thannir Paddilai Edutthukkondu Vanthu Avalathu Mukatthil Thelitthaan. Aval Udanee Kan Thiranthu Kondu, Malanga Malanga Vilitthu Viddu, Suthaaritthukkondu Ela Muyanraal.

“elunthirukkaatheenga Aanddi,” Enru Kooriya Jaani Thannir Paddilai Avalidam Needdinaan. “konjam Thanni Kudichukkonga.”

Aval Thannir Kuditthukkondirunthapothu Thaan Jaani Avalai ‘mulumai’yaaka Kavanitthaan. Eer-porddukkup Povatharkaaka Udaimaarrikkollapponaval, Kaddikkondiruntha Pudavaiyai Aviltthukkondirukkumpothee Moorchitthu Vilunthu Viddaalo Ennavo, Verum Peddikkoddum Pilavusumaaka Irunthaal. Jaani Thannir Thelitthirunthathaal Avalathu Pilavusum Iramaakiyirukkavum, Avalathu Melliya Pilavusukkuk Kilee Pithungikkondiruntha Paruttha Mulaikal Kavarchiyaaka Ilaimaraivu Kaaymaraivaakat Therinthana. Pothaakkuraikku Jaaniyin Kankalai, Sunithaavin Periya Thoppul Veeru Urutthiyathu. Avan Paarvaiyai Veeru Pakkam Thiruppa Muyanraan.

Ninaivukku Mulumaiyaakat Thirumpiya Sunithaa, Appothu Thaan Thaan Araikuraiyaaka Iruppathai Unarnthaval Pola, Maarpin Kurukkee Kaikalaip Poddu Maraikka Muyala..avalathu Tharmasangadatthai Athikarikka Virumpaathavanaaka, Jaani Veliyeerinaan. Sunithaa Mayakkam Poddu Vilunthirunthapothum, Avalai Antha Nilaiyil Paartthathu Avanukku Pachaathaapatthai Vidavum Kilarchiyaiyee Eerpadutthiyirunthathu.

“saari Jaani,” Enru Kooriyapadi Sunithaa Udampil Pudavaiyai Surrikkondu Veliyee Varavum, Avalukkup Pinnaal Kavalai Thoyntha Mukatthodu Vanthaan Thilakan. “innikkuk Kaalaiyilee Deepled Saappida Maranthiddeen. Ivan Oorukkup Pokira Eerpaadilee Neetthut Thoongavum Leeddaayiruchu..athaan..” Enru Punnakaikka Muyanraal.

“thilakan! Enakkennamo Ungammaa Eer-porddukku Vara Veendaamunnu Thonuthu,” Enraan Jaani. “naan Unnai See-aaஃp Panna Varreen. Avanga Veeddilee Resd Edukkaddum.”

Sunithaa Evvalavo Marutthum, Thilakan Avalai Eer-porddukku Varakkoodaathenru Thiddavaddamaakak Koori Viddaan. Kaal Daaksi Vanthathum Thilakanodu Jaaniyum Athileeri Udan Senraan. Pokira Valiyellaam Thilakan Sunithaavin Udalnilai Parriyee Kavalaiyodu Pulampikkondu Vanthaan.

“kavalaippadaatheedaa! Naan Oorilee Irukkira Varaikkum Adikkadi Poyp Paartthukkareen! Kaaleejukkuk Kilampumpothu Appa, Amma Kiddee Solliddupporeen! Ungammaavaip Patthik Kavalaippadarathai Itthoda Vidu!” Enru Aaruthalalitthaan Jaani. ‘ithais Saakkaaka Vaitthu, Adikkadi Sunithaavaip Poyp Paarkkalaamee,’ Enru Avanukku Naakkil Echil Ooriyathu.

Aanaal, Eer-pord Poys Seernthathum, Ullee Selluvatharku Munnar Thilakan Jaanikku Anree Mindum Sunithaavai Santhikka Meelum Oru Vaayppai Eerpadutthikkodutthaan.

“deey Jaani! Ithu Veeddus Saavikkotthudaa! Theriyaatthanamaa Paakkeddileeyee Irunthiruchu Polirukku..poy Amma Kiddee Kodutthirudaa Plees!” Enru Oru Kotthuchaaviyai Needdinaan Thilakan. Karumpu Thinnak Kooliyaa Veendum?

“o.kee! Pai Pai,” Enru Nanpanukku Vidaikodutthu Anuppi Viddu, Sunithaavidam Saaviyai Oppadaikkak Kilampinaan Jaani.

Avan Poy Alaippu Maniyai Neduneeram Alutthiyum, Kathavu Thirakkavillai.oru Veelai, Mindum Ullee Mayakkamaakiyiruppaalo Enru Jaani Kulampinaan. Thideerenru Avanukkut Than Kaiyiliruntha Saavikkotthu Ninaivukku Vanthathu. Oru Veelai Athiliruntha Eethaavathu Saavi, Kathavukku Irandaavathu Saaviyaaka Irunthaal…? Antha Ennam Vanthathumee Avan Iruppathileeyee Neelamaana Saaviyai Edutthu Saavitthuvaaratthil Nulaitthut Thirukavum, Saddenru Athu Thiranthu Kondathu. ‘Appadaa,’ Enru Manathukkullee Enniyapadiyee Avan Ullee Nulainthathum, Veeddil Entha Satthamum Illai.
Pathaddatthodu Ovvoru Araiyaaka Senravan, Oru Araikkullee Ponathum, Paatroom Kathavu Orukkalitthu Saatthappaddiruppathaik Kandathum, Viduviduvenru Senru Athait Thallinaan. Angee…!

Sunithaa, Jaaniyin Nanpan Thilakanin Amma Sunithaa, Daayleddin Mithu Amarnthu Kondu, Thanathu Pulaiyil Viralai Vidduk Kudainthapadi Suya Inpam Perrukkondirunthaal.

“ayyo!” Enru Urakkak Koovi Viddaan Jaani. Oru Pen Suya Inpam Perrukkondiruppathaip Paarppathu Athuvee Muthal Thadavai. Athee Samayam Angirunthu Nakara Veendum Enru Avanukku Eeno Thonravillai.

Appadiyee Ninrapadi Sunithaavaiyee Veritthup Paartthapadi Avan, “saari Aanddi! Ithu…intha Saavikkotthu….naan Vanthu…pel Adicheen..oru Veelai Neenga…,” Enru Onrukkonru Thodarpillaamal Thanthi Paashaiyil Ethaiyethaiyo Sollikkondirunthapothum, Avanathu Kankal Sunithaavin Pulaiyaiyum Athil Nulainthiruntha Avalathu Viralkalaiyumee Veritthukkondirunthana.

“sari! Muthallee Ingeeyirunthu Po!” Enru Koovinaal Sunithaa.

Jaani Than Vaalkkaiyil Oru Veeddukkullirunthu Ivvalavu Veekamaaka Eppothu Veliyeeriyirunthaan Enru Avanukkee Ninaivukku Varavillai. Aval Podda Koochalil Avanukku Eerpadda Patharratthil Avan Than Kaiyiliruntha Saavikkotthai Avalidam Kodukkaamalee Veedu Thirumpiyirunthathu Vekuneeram Kalitthee Avanukku Uraitthathu.

Thanathu Nerungiya Nanpanin Thai Suya Inpam Perrukkondirunthathaik Kanda Kaadsi Avanathu Manathil Palveeru Salanangalai Eerpadutthat Thodangiyirunthathu. Aahaa! Molumoluvenru Unniyappam Pola Eppadi Mathartthirunthathu Avalathu Koothi? Thinamum Shavaram Seyvaalo? Avalathu Thodaikal Thaan Evvalavu Palapalappu? Anru Muluvathum Ithu Polavee Pala Ennangal Avanathu Manathil Alaimothikkondirunthana.

Oru Valiyaaka Avan Saavikkotthait Thaanee Mindum Senru Kodutthu Vida Mudivu Seythu Sunithaa Veeddai Nokki Nadanthapothu, Avanathu Kaalkal Sarree Nadungikkondirunthana. Nalla Veelai, Immurai Kathavu Thirantheeyirunthathu! Avan Kathavait Thaddi Viddu Ullee Nulainthathum Sunithaa Elumpi Ninraal.

“jaani!…”

“saari Aanddi!” Jaani Idaimaritthaan. “neenga Marupadiyum Mayakkam Poddu Vilunthiruppeengalonnu Payanthu Thaan Naan Kathavait Thiranthukkiddu Ullee Vanthiddeen. Thayavu Seythu Thappaa Ninaikkaatheenga!”

Oru Kanam Amaithi Nilaviyathu. Piraku, Sunithaa Peesinaal.

“jaani! Yaarum Pannaathathai Naan Pannalee! Antha Samayatthilee Nee Appadi Varuveennu Naan Ethirpaarkkalee. Ithaip Paartthathukkappuram Engee Nee Ingee Thirumpa Vara Maaddiyonnu Ninaichiddiruntheen. Nee Vanthathu Santhosham.”

“theenga்s Aanddi! Ithai Naama Rendu Peerum Itthoda Maranthidalaam. Inimeel Ithaip Patthip Peesa Veendaam,” Enru Koorinaan Jaani. Avalukku Aaruthalaakak Kooruvathaaka Enni Ithaikkooriyavan, Atharku Aval Thiruppik Keedda Keelviyil Thidukkiddaan.

“een? Een Peesakkoodaathu? Peesinaa Enna Thappu?”

Jaaniyin Mukam Sivanthathu. Avanaal Udanee Pathil Alikka Mudiyavillai.

“thappu…thapponnumillaiyee..yaaru Sonnaanga Thappunnu….”

“appuram Een Marakkalaamnu Sonnee? Nee Paartthathu Unakkup Pidikkalaiyaa? Illai, Enakku Unnai Vida Rompa Vayasaayiruchungirathunaalee Appadi Sonniyaa..?”

Thuppaakkiyilirunthu Purappaddu Varum Thoddaakkalaip Pola Aval Keelvi Meel Keelvi Keeddu Avanait Thulaitthaal.

“seechee! Neenga Evvalo Alakaayirukkinga….ungalaip Poyee…..”

“appadiyaa? Naan Alakaayirukkeenaa? Nee Appadiyaa Ninaikkiree…?” Sunithaavin Kuralil Oru Puthu Kulaivu Thonitthathu.

“aamaam! Nichayamaa…”

“appadi Sollu!” Enru Punnakaitthaal Sunithaa. “appo, Innoru Santharppam Kidaichaa..nee Thirumpiyum Paarkkat Thayaar..sari Thaanaa?”

Jaanikkuk Kulappam Eerpaddathu. Kilee Vilunthathil Inthap Penmanikku Moolai Kilai Kulampiyirukkumo? Een Idakku Madakkaakavee Keelvi Keeddukkondirukkiraal? Ival Enna Solla Varukiraal? Enna Ninaitthukkondirukkiraal??

“pathil Sollu Jaani! Innoru Thadavai Paarppiyaa? Paarkkanumaa?”

Aval Ippadik Keelviyait Thiruppip Podduk Keeddathum, Jaani Vaayadaitthup Poy Ninraan. Avanathu Manathil Pala Ennangal Alaimothatthodangina.

“aanddi…!”

“jaani! Nee Esakupisakaana Neeratthulee Vanthathunaalee Naan Paathiyileeyee Nirutthikka Veendiyathaappochu! Aanaa, Ennoda Udampu Kidanthu Thavichiddirukku! Seekkiramaa Enakku Innoru Thadavai ‘drai’ Panniyee Aakanum. Sollapponaa Ippavee Pannanum…appo Maathiriyee..ullee Poyi…ellaa Dirassaiyum Kaladdiddu…padukkaiyilee Akkadaannu Padutthiddu…appo Aarampichathai Ippo Mudikkanum..kathavait Thiranthu Vaichiruppeen..paarkkanumunnu Viruppamirunthaa Ullee Vanthu Paartthukka..illeennaa Kathavais Saatthiddup Porathunnaalum Pokalaam. Ellaam Unnishdam..enna Solree?”

Padapadavenru Porinthu Thalli Viddu, Sunithaa Than Araiyai Nokki Nadanthaal. Jaani Silaipola Samainthu Poy Amarnthirunthaan. Ullee Povathaa Allathu Veliyee Povathaa Enru Oru Sila Nimidangal Yositthavan, ‘eethaavathu Seythee Theera Veendum,’ Enru Mudivedutthaan. Aanaal, Enna..?

Entha Mudivum Edukkaamal Appadiyee Udkaarnthirunthaal, Sirithu Neeram Kalitthu Sunithaa Thirumpi Vanthu Peenthap Peentha Vilitthukkondirukkum Thannaip Paartthu Enna Ninaippaal? Sunithaavai Mindum Kaana Veendum Polirunthathu Avanukku. Aval Ippothu Suya Inpam Perat Thodangiyiruppaalaa? Appadiyenraal,aval Thannodu Vilaiyaadikkondirukkumpothu Avalathu Mulaikal Veengi Vee’ngit Thaalkira Kaadsi Evvalavu Kankollaak Kaadsiyaaka Irukkum? Ippadi Ennat Thodangiyathumee Avanathu Sunni Viraikkat Thodangiyathu.

Nanpanin Amma Enraal…see! Thapput Thaan! Aanaal, Jaani Onrum Sanniyaasi Illaiyee! Avanukkum Oru Vadikaal Theevaippaddathu. Enavee, Avanathu Mana Uruthi Thakarnthathu. Avan Sunithaavin Araiyai Nokki Nadakkat Thodanginaan.

Muthalil Adi Meel Adi Vaitthu Nadakkat Thodangiya Jaani, Thideerenru Minnal Veekatthil Sunithaa Iruntha Araikkullee Pukunthaan. Araiyin Kathavarukee Sunithaa Aninthiruntha Pudavai Aviltthuk Kuvitthup Podappaddirunthathu; Aduttha Irandadi Tholaivil Avalathu Pilavus Kidanthathu: Piraku, Avalathu Peddikkod! Jaaniyin Kankal Porumaiyinrik Kaddilai Eeriddana.

“vaa Jaani!” Enru Alaitthaal Sunithaa. Aduttha Kanamee, Avalathu Karunira Braa Jaaniyin Mukatthin Mithu Vanthu Vilunthathu. Athilirunthu Penmaiyum, Viyarvaiyum Kalanthiruntha Sukantham Veesiyathu. Oru Kanam Kanmoodi Athil Layittha Jaani Sunithaavai Nokkinaan.aval Kaalkalai Akalamaaka Viritthirunthapadi Padutthirunthaal. Aval Padutthiruntha Nilaiyil, Virinthiruntha Avalathu Kaalkalukku Naduvee Aval Than Peenddees Mithu Kaiyai Vaitthu Alutthi Vilaiyaadikkondiruppathai Jaaniyaal Paarkka Mudinthathu. Jaani Vanthathum Aval Munaka T Thodanginaal. Jaani Kaddilai Nerunga Nerunga Aval Thodarnthu Munakikkondeeyirunthaaleeyanri Veerethum Peesavillai. Avalathu Valathu Kai Thodarnthu Avalathu Peenddeesait Theeytthut Theeytthu Suya Inpatthai Avalukku Alitthukkondirunthathu. Avalathu Idathu Kai, Avalathu Mulaikalil Onraip Piditthukkondu, Athan Kaampaip Piditthu Ilutthukkondirunthathu. Avalathu Imaikal Mella Mella Irangi, Sirithu Neeratthil Avalathu Kankal Irukkamaaka Moodiyirukka, Avalathu Irandu Kaikal Maddum Nillaamal Kollaamal Avalathu Udalodu Vilaiyaadi Makilnthu Kondirunthana. Avalathu Kaikal Avalathu Antharangangalait Thoddut Thadavik Kodutthukkondiruntha Sukatthil Avalathu Udal Valainthu Nelinthu Kondirunthathu. Aval Mikuntha Veedkaikku Ullaakiyirukkiraal Enpathu Jaanikkup Purinthu Ponathu.

Avalathu Peenddees Avalathu Suya Inpatthirku Idainjalaaka Irunthathu. Aval Oru Kanam Kankalait Thiranthu Kondu, Innoru Kanam Thanathu Vilaiyaaddai Nirutthi Viddu, Thaan Aninthu Kondiruntha Peenddeesait Thallik Kalarrinaal. Kalarriya Veekatthil Braavai Erinthathu Polavee, Peenddeesaiyum Jaaniyin Mukatthaik Kuripaartthu Veesi Erinthaal. Athai Laavakamaaka Jaani Piditthukkolvatharkullaakavee, Sunithaavin Kaikal Munnai Vida Veekamaaka, Vidda Idatthilirunthu Suya Inpam Veelaiyil Idupaddana. Avalathu Idathu Kai Avalathu Mulaikkaampukkut Thirumpiyirunthathu. Avalathu Kankal Mindum Moodiyirunthana. Aval Munnai Vida Urakka Urakka Munakat Thodangiyirunthaal. Avalathu Muthuku Valaiyatthodangiyathu. Avalathu Valathu Kai Apaaramaana Veekatthodu Avalathu Pulaiyodu Vilaiyaadikkondirunthathu.

Ippadiyee Sila Nimidangal Vilaiyaadiya Sunithaa, Piraku Thanathu Idathu Kaiyait Thanathu Thodaikalukku Naduvee Selutthiyapadi, Athuvaraikkum Avalathu Pulaiyodu Vilaiyaadikkondiruntha Thanathu Valathu Kaiyai Meelee Kondupoy, Viralkalai Vaaykkullee Vaitthukkondu Sappi Rusi Paartthaal. Aval Thanathu Kaamatthiraviyatthin Rusi Eppadiyirukkirathu Enru Paartthukkondirukkiraalaa Allathu Mindum Avalathu Pulaikkullee Selutthuvatharkaaka Antha Viralkalait Thayaaraakkikkondirukkiraalaa Enru Jaanikkup Puriyavillai. Piraku, Aval Thanathu Valathu Kaiyai Mindum Thanathu Pulaiyil Vaitthukkondu, Naduviralai Ullee Vaitthu Alutthit Thinitthaal. Jaani Ninra Idatthilirunthu Avalathu Koothiyuthadukal Pirinthu Kondu, Avalathu Viralukku Vali Viduvathai Avanaal Mika Nanraakap Paarkka Mudinthathu. Avalathu Viral Ulleeyum Veliyeeyum Poy Varat Thodangiyathu. Avalathu Innoru Kai Avalathu Moddaippiditthu Seendi Vidduk Kondirunthathu. Ippothu Aval Mika Satthamaaka Munakiyathodu, Avalathu Iduppum Oru Thaalakathiyodu Aadi Aadi Asaiyat Thodangiyirunthathu. Avalathu Viral Avalaiyee Otthukkondirunthathu.

Piraku, Aval Innum Or Viralai Ullee Nulaitthukkondu Irandu Viralkalaalum Thannaik Kutthi Viddukkollat Thodanginaal. Pokappoka Aval Pitthup Piditthavalaip Pola Munakiyathodu Pulampavum Aarampitthirunthaal.

“jaani! Jaani! Enakku Varappokuthu Jaani! Ellaam Unakkaakat Thaan! Nee Paarkkariyaa Jaani.?”

‘aamaam,’ Enru Koodak Koorat Thempillaamal Appadiyee Vaayadaitthu Ninrapadi Avalaiyee Jaani Veritthukkondirunthaan. Iruthiyaaka, Sunithaa Oru Neelamaana Munakalai Veliyidavum, Avalathu Pulaiyilirunthu Velivantha Thiravam Avalathu Viralkalai Nanaitthathu. Avalathu Vellam Perukap Peruka Avalathu Anarralkalum Uratthukkondee Poyina. Jaaniyin Sunni Itharkullaakak Kadappaarai Pola Neendu, Irukiyirunthathu. Ippadiyoru Kaadsiyai Nijatthil Muthalmuthalaakak Kanda Inpa Athirchiyil Avan Urainthee Poyirunthaan. Aval Inpapperukkedutthathaip Paartthavanukkup Pittham Thalaikkeerividdirunthathu. Aanaalum Aval Nirutthi Vidavillai; Avalathu Viralkal Thodarnthu, Sarree Kuraivaana Veekatthodu Avalathu Pulaiyaik Kutthikkudainthu Kondeeyirunthana.

“jaani!” Aval Munumunukkavee Siramappaduvathu Polirunthathu. “innum Mudiyalee; Ithellaam Patthaathu. Thayavu Senju Naan Sollarathai Seyviyaa?” Enru Kenjum Kuralil Sunithaa Adutthut Thannidam Kooriyathaik Keedda Jaani Athirnthee Poy Viddaan.

“plees!” Enru Aval Manraadinaal.

“o.kee!” Enru Kooriya Jaani, Kulirpathanappeddiyait Thiranthathum, Athil Aval Sonnathu Maathiriyee Oru Seeppu Neenthirangaay Irunthathu. Etthanaiyo Murai Thilakan Sunithaavin Kaippakkuvatthil Kamakamakkum Neenthirangaay Varuvalait Thaan Undu Makilak Kodutthirunthathu Avanukku Naapakam Vanthathu. Itharku Sips Thavira Ippadiyum Oru Upayokam Irukkirathaa? Viyappodu Avan Irunthathileeyee Periya Neenthirangaayai Antha Seeppilirunthu Piytthu Edutthukkondu Sunithaavidam Ponaan.

“putthisaalippaiyan!” Enru Punmuruvalodu Koorinaal Sunithaa. “naan Ethirpaartthathu Maathiri Ullathileeyee Perisaap Paartthukkondaanthirukkiyee!”

Athuvaraikkum Maunamaaka Ellaavarraiyum Paartthup Paartthu Usuppeerikkondiruntha Jaanikku, Thaanum Intha Vilaiyaaddil Seernthu Kondaalenna Enra Nappaasai Eerpaddathu.

“naan Help Pannaddumaa Aanddi..?”

Sunithaa Thalaithookki Avanai Eeriddaal.avalathu Mukatthil Oru Alaathiyaana Malarchi Eerpaddathu.

“help Pannuviyaa?” Avalathu Kuralil Kaamam Kulainthu Kondirunthathu.

Jaaniyin Ullangaைyil Sillitthiruntha Antha Neenthirangaayin Nuniyaal Avalathu Pulaiyil, Avalathu Moddin Mithu Vaitthut Thoddaan. Piraku,athaaleeyee Avalathu Moddais Surris Surri Vadda Vaddamaaka Varudinaan. Piraku, Avalathu Pilavin Mithu Vaitthu Meelirunthu Kilaaka…kilirunthu Meelaaka….

“seendaathee! Naan Kothichuppoyk Kidakkireen!” Aval Seerinaal. Avalai Uthaaseenappaduttha Jaaniyaal Mudiyavillai. Mindum Than Kaiyiliruntha Neelamaana Kaayin Munaiyaal Avalathu Moddai Alutthinaan.

“Ummmmm…ithu Nallaayirukku Jaani…,” Enru Munakinaal Aval. Avalathu Thalai Pinnaal Saaynthu Kolla,avalathu Kankal Irukkamaaka Moodikkolla, Aval Mindum Thanathu Ulakatthil Aalnthaal. Jaanikku Appothu Eerpaddiruntha Eluchi Apaaramaanathu. Aval Kankal Moodikkondirunthathaip Payanpadutthikkondavan, Thanathu Saddaip Potthaankalai Oru Kaiyaal Aviltthukkondaan. Thanathu Peenddukkullee Muddi Mothikkondu Veliyeerat Thuditthukkondiruntha Sunniyin Avasthaiyaip Porutthukkondee, Avalathu Pilanthu Kondiruntha Pulaiyai Veritthukkondirunthavanukku, Athil Vaay Vaitthu Nakkinaal Eppadiyirukkum Enra Karpanai Meeliddathu. Avalathu Thiravatthai Rusi Paarkka Avanathu Naakkil Echil Ooriyathu. Innum Sirithu Neeratthil Ellaa Thayakkangalaiyum Avanathu Eluchi Sukku Nooraaka Udaitthu Vidappokirathu Enru Unarnthavan, Than Kaiyiliruntha Neenthirangaayai Avalathu Pulaikkullee Vaitthu Methuvaaka Irakka Muyanraan. Avalathu Koothiyuthadukal Pilanthukondu Vali Vidat Thodangina.

“aa…appaditthaan..appadiyee Pannu…” Aval Alarinaal. Ithu Thaan Tharunamenru Mudiveduttha Jaani, Kaddilil Avalathu Kaalkalukku Naduvee Pukunthu Kondu, Avalathu Pulaikkullee Neenthirangaayai Alutthiyavaaree, Avalathu Moddin Mithu Thanathu Naakkai Vaitthu Varudi Vidat Thodangi Viddaan. Sunithaavin Kankal Akalat Thiranthu Kolla, Kuninthu Paartthavalin Mukatthil Kuthookalam Koppalitthukkondirunthathu.

“aahaa! Athaan..athaan..saappidu…saappidu…aahaa! Evvalavu Naalaachu Theriyumaa..?”

Aval Thoppalaaka Nanainthirunthathaal, Avalathu Moddodu Jaani Nakkiyum Varudiyum Thodarnthu Vilaiyaadikkondirunthaan. Avanathu Kaiyo Avalathu Pulaikkullee Kaayai Viddu Viddu Edutthu Edutthu Viduviduvenru Veelai Paartthukkondirunthathu. Avanathu Naakko Maarri Maarri Avalathu Moddaichurri Varudiyum, Avalathu Pilavin Meelum Kilum Nakkiyum Vilaiyaadi Makilnthathu. Aval Thanathu Irandu Thodaikalaalum Avanathu Thalaiyai Irukkikkondaal. Jaani Eeriddu Nokkiyapothu Avalathu Muthuku Valainthirukka,avalathu Kaikal Avalathu Irandu Kaampukalaiyum Piditthuk Killik Kondirunthana. Avalathu Inpakkoochal Urakka Urakka Olikkat Thodangiyathu.

Thideerenru Aval Amaithiyaanaal. Avalukku Inpapperukku Eerpaddapothu Aval Entha Satthamum Eluppavillai. Avalathu Pulaiyilirunthu Olukiya Thiravam Vaalaikkaayaiyum Jaaniyin Kaikalaiyum KulipPaddiyathu. Avanathu Mukamum Iramaakip Ponathu. Avalathu Kaalkal Nadungina. Mella Mella Avalathu Udalin Athirvukal Kuraiyat Thodangina. Iyalpunilaikkut Thirumpiya Sunithaa Elunthu Udkaarnthu Kondu Avanaik Kaddip Piditthu Mutthamiddaala

“unakku Eppadi Theenga்s Sollarathaam…?” Enru Jaaniyin Kaathil Kisukisutthaal. Potthaankal Eerkanavee Avilkkappaddiruntha Avanathu Saddaiyai Aval Appurappaduttha Muyalavum, Athai Avanee Kalarrinaan. Avanathu Peenddin Veekkatthaip Piditthukkondu, Athan Kilee Veengiyiruntha Sunniyaip Piditthut Thadavik Kodutthaal.

“naan Ethirpaartthathai Vidavum Periyavanaayiruppee Polirukkee…,” Aval Munumunutthapadi Avanathu Peenddaik Kalarriyavaaree, Jaaniyin Munnaal Mandiyiddaal. “unnai Eppadi Santhoshappadutthapporeennu Paaru!”

Peenddai Aval Uruviyapothu Avan Vaayadaitthuppoy Ninrirunthaan. Avan Kuninthu Paartthapothu Avalathu Thalai Than Sunniyai Nerungikkondirunthathu. Enna Arputham! Avalathu Naakku Avanathu Sunniyin Thalaiyais Surris Surri Aditthu Vilaiyaadiyathu. Meelum Kilum Nakki Viddukkondirunthathu. Avalathu Kaikal Jaaniyin Kundiyaip Piditthu Irukkina. Oru Kanam Avanathu Sunniyai Vaayilirunthu Veliyeerri Viddu, Avanathu Thandai Meelirunthu Kilaaka Oru Sila Murai Nakki Viddaal. Piraku, Mindum Athaiyedutthut Than Vaaykkullee Kondu Poy, Athai Mindum Urinjik Kodukkat Thodanginaal. Jaanikku Avanukku Eerpaddiruntha Kilarchiyai Adakki, Avalathu Vaayil Avasaratthil Peechiyaditthu Vidaamal Irukka Veendumee Enru Kavalai Eerpadat Thodangiyathu. Appothu, Sunithaa Mindum Avanathu Sunniyai Veliyeerri, Kaiyaal Piditthuk Kulukkinaal. Avalathu Umilneerum Avanathu Aarampa Olukalin Thulikalum Kalanthiruntha Kalavaiyai Aval Rusitthukkondirunthaal.

“jaani!” Enru Avanai Eeriddapadi Koorinaal. “nee Ethukkup Payappadareennu Theriyum! Entha Payamum Veendaam. VanthisChinnaா Vaayileeyee Viddiru..”

“sari..sari,,” Enru Aval Sonnathai Saddenru Jeeranikka Mudiyaathavanaaka Jaani Thinariyapadiyee Koorinaan. Mindum Sunithaa Avanathu Sunniyai Vaayil Vaitthukkondu Thanathu Veelaiyai Munnai Vida Veekamaaka Seyyatthodanginaal. Avalathu Oru Kai Thodarnthu Avanathu Sunnitthandaip Piditthukkondirukka, Avvappothu Avanathu Koddaikalaiyum Avalathu Viralkal Varudi Vida, Jaani Thanathu Uchakaddathai Nerungikkondirunthaan. Avalathu Uthadukal, Naakku Avanathu Sunniyin Thalaiyil Inpa Erichalai Eerpadutthikkondirukka, Avalathu Kai Avanathu Koddaikalai Paloonkalaip Pola Ootha Vaitthukkondirunthana. Atharku Meelum Avanaal, Avan Enna, Evanaalum Thaakkup Piditthirukka Mudiyaathu!

“aanddi..vanthiruchu…” Avan Munumunutthaan. Aval Avanai Enna Seyyas Solliyirunthaalo Athaiyum Seythu Muditthaan. Avalathu Vaayai Vinthuvaal Nirappinaan. Avan Peechiyaditthukkondirukkumpothum Aval Thodarnthu Avanathu Sunniyai Urinjikkondu Thaanirunthaal. Avalathu Kai Avanathu Sunniyai Munnai Vida Irukkamaakap Piditthukkondu Thaanirunthathu. Suya Inpam Perat Thodangiyiruntha Itthanai Naadkalil Kooda Ivvalavu Peechiyaditthirukkiromaa Enru Jaani Viyanthaan. Atharkaan Vidaiyum Avanukkut Theriyaathirukkavillai; Athu, ‘illai’ Enpathee!

Aval Thalarnthu Poyk Kaddilil Saaynthu Kondathum, Surungikkondiruntha Sunniyai Jaani Kaiyil Piditthukkondu Sirithu Neeram Kulukkinaan. Sirithu Neeratthukkup Piraku Athu Mindum Veeriyam Kondathu. Athan Piraku, Mikuntha Thunichalodu Athanaik Kondu Poy Avalathu Pulaiyin Mithu Vaitthu Avalathu Pilavin Mithu Meelirunthu Kilaaka Varuda Varuda Sunithaavin Mukatthil Mindum Malarchi Thenpaddathu. Aval Mindum Munakat Thodanginaal. Avalathu Pulaiyin Mithu Vilaiyaadikkondirunthavanin Sunni Thideerenru Avalukkullee Pukunthu Kondathum Aval Sarree Thidukkiddapothum, Avanai Elutthut Thanathu Mulaikalin Mithu Avanathu Thalaiyai Vaitthu Alutthiyapadi, Uchanthalaiyil Mutthamiddaal. Metthumetthenra Avalathu Mulaikalaip Piditthu Amukkiyapadiyee, Jaani Than Sunniyai Sunithaavin Pulaikkullee Viddu Viddu Edutthu Veekaveekamaaka Avalai Okkat Thodanginaan. Atharkul Avanathu Sunni Ippadi Athiradiyaaka Seyalpadum Alavukku Veeriyam Perriruppathaip Paartthu Sunithaavee Oru Kanam Athisayatthil Aalnthu Viddaal. Ilamaiyin Valuvum Kaamatthin Mithiruntha Kadduppaduttha Mudiyaatha Aarvamum, Avanathu Ullatthodu Otthuppoykkondiruntha Udalumaaka Seernthu Avalaip Pilinthedutthathu. Avanathu Athiradi Veekatthil Aval Ayarnthaal. Ini Neenthirangaaykal Konja Naalaikkut Theevaippadaathu Enru Manathukkul Kuthookalitthaal. Makanin Nerungiya Nanpanukku Ippadi Munthi Viritthu Viddomee Enru Avalukku Evvithak Koochamo Kavalaiyo Eerpadavillai. Avanathu Ovvoru Kutthukkalaiyum Santhikka Aval Thanathu Iduppait Thookkit Thookki Aditthapadi Avanukkuk Kilee Nasunginaal. Avalathu Mulaikalaip Piditthiruntha Avanathu Kaikalin Irukkatthil Avalukku Melliya Valiyeerpaddirunthapothum Aval Athaip Porudpadutthaamal, Minnal Veekatthil Thanathu Pulaiyais Chinnaா Pinnamaakkikkondiruntha Avanathu Sunni Thantha Sukatthil Thilaikkat Thodanginaal. Avalathu Udal Avanathu Vaalipa Veekatthukku Idu Kodukka Mudiyaamal Avalai Innor Inpapperukkai Nokki Alaitthu Senrathu. Athee Samayam, Jaaniyin Uruppil Nuniyil Thodangi Avanathu Thandin Aditthalam Varaikkum Oru Melliya Minsaaram Paayvathu Pola Unarnthaan. Avanathu Viraikal Veengi Veengi Veditthu Vidumo Enru Avan Yositthukkondirukkumpothee, Avanathu Thanduvaliyaaka Thanguthadaiyinrip Perukiya Vinthu Peeriyaditthukkondu Veliyeeri Sunithaavin Pulaiyai Nirappiyathu. Atthodu Nirutthi Vidaamal Thodarnthu Sunniyai Iyanravarai Avalukkullee Iyakkikkondeeyirunthavan, Pokappoka Athu Than Kadaisi Soddukkalaiyum Veliyeerriyapiraku, Surungikkondirunthathaalum, Avanathu Sunniyai Irukkappiditthukkondiruntha Avalathu Pulaiyilirunthu Thodarnthu Olukikkondiruntha Thiravatthin Veliyeerratthaalum Valuvilanthapadi, Valukiyapadi Veliyeeravum Iraitthu Iraitthu Moochu Viddapadi Aval Mithu Vilunthaan. Sunithaavin Kaikal Avanai Irukki Anaitthukkondana. Iruvarum Perumoochukkalaiyee Viddapadi Appadiyee Padutthirunthavarkal, Kannayarnthu Sirithu Neeram Urangiyee Ponaarkal.

‘adikkadi Poy Engammaavaik Kavanichukkadaa,’ Enru Thilakan Jaaniyidam Solvathu Pola Oru Kanavum Vanthathu.