My nights are spent playing ‘Who blinks first’ with Kallu and days are spent trying to dress while averting his constant gaze. He seems to be smitten by me because he is near the computer when I am chatting and as soon as I get ready for bed...there he is waiting for me.
I still remember the day when I first saw him. My heart skipped a beat and tried not to gasp. He held my gaze without batting an eyelid. I tried sleeping but couldn’t get his image out of my head. Every time I closed my eyes I could see his face.
When I didn’t see him around last night, my eyes kept searching for him. Although I couldn’t see him, I knew he was somewhere, looking at me. I assumed he must have gone for a midnight snack and I was right. He was back in no time smacking his lips and staring at me with those beady eyes.
I disliked creepy crawlies before Kallu came into my life but he has made me change my point of view. Now, I hate them.
Usually my father does the honors of driving the unwanted elements away. But he is away on a business trip. And as my brother derives sadistic pleasure from watching my ever-growing dark circles, I have no other alternative but to pray that Kallu – the lizard finds a better home….soon!
Psst: Kallu is reading over my shoulder as I write this. He is a huge black lizard who has currently made the wall near my bed his abode. He (don’t ask me how I know it’s a he…I just do) is the biggest, fattest, blackest lizard I have ever laid my eyes on.
Psst psst: I guess he took offence because I called him fat. I haven’t seen him for the last 2 hours. Believe it or not I actually miss him. I better rush off to bed before I start looking for him. I can’t survive another day on just 4 hours of sleep.
Psst psst psst: I know that the title has no connection to the post. But I couldnt come up with anything else :(