I got up with a beautific smile at the crack of dawn & the smile stayed that way as I made breakfast & packed lunch for the kids. The better half looked at me puzzled since I’m never in the best of moods before 9 in the morning. We walked past each other atleast thrice while doing our respective duties & the dreamy smile had not dimmed.
When he could no longer stand the suspense he asked “What’s with the smile???” so early in the day, was left unsaid.
I smiled secretively & wondered for a moment if I should reveal anything.
But 10 seconds later, he was still standing there…..and waiting.
"Guess who I dreamt about last night??????" I burst out in excitement.
He lifted his eyebrow.
“Mahendra Singh Dhoni” I beamed at him.
He looked taken aback for a moment.
“Of all the people in the world” He muttered & went back to whatever he was doing.
The smile dimmed a bit. Actually he had a point…..Dhoni never featured anywhere in my list of favourite people or crushes or anything. To be honest, celebrity or not I gave never him a thought. Yeah recently he’s been in the news for captaining the Indian cricket Team successfully, but that’s about how much information I have retained about him. Infact I'm quite surprised that I even knew his full name.
Now coming back to my dream, I dreamt that a handsome Dhoni came to stay at my neighbours place & we kept bumping into each other all the time & the air was steaming with our attraction for each other.
Once The husband walked in on us while we were talking & we guiltily sprang apart. Dhoni then wore his glares in a stylish maneuver[a la Rajnikant ishtyle] & left the scene quickly. The Husband looked at me suspiciously. He then went to the window, pulled the curtains apart & looked at the neighbouring terrace, muttering something irritatedly.
I went to look at what he was watching so intently.
“He is here with his people for a shooting” spat out The Husband angrily.
“Huh!!!! I thought Dhoni was a cricketer, not an actor” I thought in my dream, all confused.
"I am here shooting for that biscuit ad….u know, the second part for that ad in which I hold the sofa up to search for my keys” explains Dhoni to me, when we next met ‘by chance’ on the stairs.
“Oooh yes, I know the ad, you are a better actor than Sachin Tendulkar anyday” I rush to assure him.
He smiles mysteriously & I’m smitten all over again.
“The shooting will wind up today, meet me at 8pm tonight & we’ll run away together” says Dhoni masterfully, looking deep into my eyes.
I practically melt into a puddle.
But before anything interesting could materialise, the villainous husband was shaking me awake to attend to worldly matters.
After the kids left for school, I still walked around with that dreamy smile on my face irritating my better half to no end. Fully aware that it was beneath his dignity to show any kind of emotion, I took maximum advantage…….like humming a soppy hindi love song & walking on my toes. Holding himself a bit more stiffly than usual, the Better Half leaves for office.
My smile droops a bit....
“Of all the people, Dhoni” I thought wryly.
Nancy smiles wickedly.
Hopefully this should spice up Valentine’s Day a bit!!!!!!!
Wishing all of U a very Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
p.s: The dream was true alright but I won’t deny that a bit of exaggeration was used to spice up the proceedings