Sameer folds the newspaper after having read every teeny bit of news about starlets and the smallest columns. Dia, as usual, was reading on her Kindle. He looked around the house. It was neat, as usual. He walked up to the balcony and spent some time watching life pass by.
‘Do you want tea?’ he asked Dia.
She nodded without looking up.
Sameer spent the next few minutes preparing tea and brought the steaming hot cups and put it on the low table.
Dia put her Kindle down.
‘Is that an interesting book? You have not put it down since yesterday,’ said Sameer.
‘Uh.. hmm.. It’s really wonderful. You should read it. Why don’t you read books Sameer? It is a whole new world. It has so much of magic but the book is really believable. Do you know it is about wizards and witches? And they call us people ‘Muggles’. In fact, I have been thinking, does this world really exist! The wizards, who are boys really, just pass through a wall at a railway station and they enter into a completely different world with steam engines. It must be so exciting. I wish we really had a world like that. ‘
‘Hey, there is a football match today,’ interrupted Sameer and flicked on the TV.
The match had already started with the audience singing and screaming and Sameer was totally engrossed in the game in 2 minutes.
Dia finished her tea, picked up her Kindle and went back to read.
***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. ***