‘Why do you need it now? It’s the middle of the night,’ said Sameer.
‘You know.. I need a break,’ Dia replied.
‘But a break means, you get away from the laptop.’
‘Yeah that’s what I am doing. But, I need my phone. I need a distraction. I need to read some silly stuff or spiritual wisdom.. or some silly whatsapp messages.’
‘Dia, how much more time will you work? Tell your US client, it is midnight in India and shut the laptop. Do you want me to tell him?’
Dia frantically searches for the mobile checking every nook and corner and pockets.
‘You hid it. Sameer, give it back.’
‘Between the laptop and the cellphone and the US Client, can I have some of your break time?’
***This has been written for the A to Z Challenge 2016. My theme is A to Z in the life of Dia and Sameer, a geek and non-geek couple. Short stories on their approach to daily life. Do you know people like them? Do share the stories with me. ***