The tea leaves tell the story


Saturday was Rohan’s turn to do the dishes.  He came across a strainer with tea leaves.  We were coffee drinkers.  But tea?  Could  it be Meeta’s ex-boyfriend?  Angered by the thought, Rohan screamed at Meeta. ‘Tell me.  Who was here today?’

A surprised Meeta asked, ‘What’s the matter with you?’  Rohan showed her the strainer with the tea leaves in it.

‘Oh.. that was Mrs. Shukla, our neighbor.  We had a cuppa together. But wait’, an emotional Meeta said, ‘Do you still suspect me, after all these years? How can I ever make you trust me?’

Rohan just looked away.


This post written for Write Tribe’s 100 words on Saturday #1.