Novel: N.R.I., by- Ragini Kapoor

by- Ragini Kapoor

Rohan father of Sophia & Sylvia
Twins Sophia & Sylvia
Sherlyn wife of Rohan

Rohan was at Walt Disney World Orlando Florida along with Sophia & Sylvia. The five year old identical twins with high cheekbones large blue eyes like autumn sky and hair shining in the sun, loved to be at the park with their dad, they shared sweet bonds and more time with Rohan than there Service oriented and energetic mother. Dad was quite careful about sophia and sylvia, The magic kingdom,Triceratop Spin ,Big Thunder Mountain Railroad,Toy Story Land, Hollywood Studios,Epcot, Pirates of the Caribbean all made Sophia and Sylvia gleeful with sparkling eyes.

“ Storm with pea sized hail,high winds and lots of heavy rain causes “power glitch” resulting to multiple ride closures at Magic Kingdom,” Disney says “ Park officials are working to get the ride back up and running.”
Sherlyn was upset when she saw this on her tab, she was panic-stricken as Rohan’s mobile, kept in one of the lockers at Walt Disney had been continuously signaling a switch off.

Sophia and Sylvia loved the fantasy land. The rides stopped working, the children were just picked up from seats of the dumbo ride with the help of the attendants present there and of course, Dad Rohan. Dad took the startled kids to proceed out of the park. Rohan immediately rang up as soon he saw 13 missed calls from sherlyn. She said she was just about to reach the main gate to pick up the children. Asustado Sherlyn hugged and kissed both children and made them sit in her car. They were back home.

The next day sherlyn with the five year olds left for their summer camp. Kids were back in the evening along with their mother.
Sherlyn had been working in the core marketing team with ABC fine wine & spirits Orlando. She realised her inclination more into managing events than making people buy the wine of their tastes from the store., managing the inventory was also a part of her job.

Rohan busy with the annual reports and taxations, since a couple of days went late from his office. They both shared the same room but Sherlyn did not speak a word and was least bothered about how solo Rohan felt though he lived in a family of his own.Rohan could not understand why was Sherlyn overreacting. The kids loved their dad but there waking up, eating, sleeping and summer camp schedules hardly had time for solitario Rohan. He wanted sherlyn to take out some time for discussion, to share his views but sherlyn as a hardened rock was not ready to.

Sherlyn hated his controlling and overpowering attitude. She was an outwardly person and loved to meet lots of people whereas Rohan felt himself to be a simple homely guy. Life after six years of togetherness had taken a curve where they felt themselves to be as parallel lines.Sherlyn felt more convenient to be with her colleagues than to be with a stranger in the form of Rohan, who had been torn apart between his present and the set standards of ethical and behavioural traits of the society he belonged to.

It was a difficult situation for both of them.
‘Se habían amado demasiado’, with two beautiful daughters spreading love around them how could disagreement crop in their relationship. Sherlyn overflowing with self-confidence and conceit could hardly understand Rohan’s possessiveness for her. She had been brought up in a society with a flexible structure full of freedom and belief while Rohan being a hidebound. Things started going from bad to worse. The existential angst between the two made sherlyn hook up for a decision to take a transfer in her company from Orlando to Miami where her parents lived. The daughters had to go with the mother. Disheartened Rohan entreated her not to take the transfer but sherlyn made herself clear ‘se acabo’ . It’s all over.

Rohan & Sheryln had met each other seven years ago, at Panama City beach wine tasting he loved the wine tour, Sherlyn was a bartender and helped people to taste the latest wine of her company.Rohan’s eyes were glued to the versatile,independent, innovative and extroverted behaviour sherlyn. They were soon fond off and cherished hanging around each other. Rohan admired sherlyn and accepted her to be his first love. He also knew that marrying sherlyn would automatically by virtue make him a citizen of the USA. Rohan’s parents were annoyed by his decisions and were not ready to visit their marriage party but.Rohan had taken a decision and was present in it mentally, physically and emotionally.

Time on the wings of the pigeon of peace had flown along with the winds. Rohan feared to go home for even once as he was aware of his father’s level of anger. They had beautiful twins, sherlyn’s parents residents of Miami, were there and Rohan could easily count on them. Everything was picture perfect with the beautiful daughters. Though Sheryln had to do a lot of touring in her job to attain promotions, while Rohan apart from the office had time for the children, his job was in a way stable enough.The twins grew up with great love and care.

It was his mother’s call from India when he was in the office, eagerly he talked & talked. Seeing his craving to talk his mother could easily judge his anxiety and depression. She wanted to know more about him but couldn’t ask him. She only wished him and kids good luck and expressed her desire to see them all. Rohan was back home from the office but his heart went to his homeland.

. Rohan with an ace in economics, had always dreamt of living in the USA,though his parents were always against his wish to leave his country as he was their only son. Rohan’s mother had even settled his marriage with a beautiful girl named Simran. Simran and Rohan had started their schooling together. As they grew in classes and age, Simran always found Rohan different from the other boys. She never came to know when Rohan stole her heart while Rohan had been indifferent towards her as he was desperate and firm in his mind, he did not want to have any fetters between him and his settling abroad.

After post graduation Rohan had applied for his PHD in macroeconomics at Minnesota State University USA. He wanted to become an economist. Being a good estudiante he got good positioning in the banking sector. He had everything as and how he wanted, by the time he discovered he had certain deep rooted traditional instincts which he could not part away with. Future plannings had been so mesmerising that he had never ever fished in his head, what his heart and mind desired.

Rohan tried to contact and reach out sherlyn now placed at Miami with her parents, he really wanted to see his twin daughters. Sherlyn had a mulish expression and appeared to be like a cross-grained individual. He had butterflies of nervousness as he felt he had scribbled his past for his present landing into a marshy place without any present and future.

He had made up his mind and booked an urgent ticket for India. He would go and ask apologies from his father he thought, as he was a child again missing his parents. He had returned as an N.R.I. with the desire to become an Indian again.


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