8:30 PM, still in office. Weather is awesome outside. Sitting comfortably in his chair, Ritam was wandering and talking constantly to himself about the right and wrong happenings of his life. ‘What would I say tonight to Kajol? Rajni would reach soon by 9 pm. I need a good excuse to stay late hours in office. I love Rajni and I love spending time with her. So, this dinner and night outing I am not cancelling in anyway.
I wonder, before marriage, I have loved Kajol too in the same way. But nothing is same now. Every day and night we fight. Whenever I am at home, there come out many reason for us to fight. For last few months, it has increased a lot. There is no love left between us. She knows I am dating someone else, and I know she is doing the same too. This relationship has become toxic. I need to get over this. But I could never gather courage to ask for divorce.’
8:30 PM, at home, wishing non arrival of her(Kajol) husband from office. Kajol and Avik has a plan for something very special again for tonight. But she wonders whether Ritam will be at home tonight or not? She called his office number,
‘Are you coming home tonight? Why? Oh! Again you received another urgent project? Ok.. fine.’ She disconnects the call.
She felt relax and happy after the hearing news. She didn’t talk much on phone, she knows if she would have, a big fight may start right now over the phone itself. Arguments, lies and kicking each other’s ass, never stop from any side. But before she call Avik, she took some time and reached out to balcony. ‘Why I am still in this relationship? I know he must be making out with some girl of his office and he knows well about my affair with Avik also. When there is nothing left in this husband-wife relation, why I am still into it? What if tomorrow I get to know I am pregnant, would I think of moving away from this relationship then? If not, what would my child become growing and living in-between such a toxic relationship?’