Bonita and Matilda. As different as chalk and cheese. One was an owl; the other an early rising star. One was meticulous and disciplined; the other impromptu and disorderly. One loved the outdoors and other indoors. One was as soft as butter and the other as hard as diamond.
It was a wonder then that they had a steady live in relationship for almost a decade. May be, it was the ‘law of opposites’ that was at work!
However, there was a streak of discord since mid June. Every alternate day, rather at night, they had heated arguments. It was normal going by the history. What wasn’t normal was that with every passing day the debate became hotter and acquired bigger dimension. There was no sign of truce.
Bonita asked Matilda for a walk in the garden one evening. She agreed.
“Cant sleep well at night. Your bellowing, yelling, and rants are keeping entire neighbourhood awake”, stated Bonita with whiff of complaint.
“Oh, that’s cheering and rooting for my team and not what you implicated”, said Matilda sternly.
“Whatever. But I am not able to sleep. Next day, I get up heavy headed”
“Its just the matter for few more days, Bo”
“Nope. Its going to end on July 15th Mat. Its month long…30 days! I know it well. I cant hang on so long. Enough of testing my patience”
“Bo… its FIFA! Once in four years” Mat tried to reason
“That’s not my problem Mat. Its my basic right to have good night’s sleep”
“I have right to watch my favourite game too, Bo”
“But that’s at night. Unearthly hours!”
“I cant ask FIFA to change the timings because my darling Bo cant sleep” came the caustic remark from Mat.
“We live in studio and not in a palatial bungalow Mat. I hope you live in real world”, said Bo firmly.
“So, we need to find the way out”
“Agreed. But 50 – 50”
“50-50? What’s that Mat?”
“I let go of some of my freedom and you have to let me enjoy my liberty in rest of things, sweet heart”
“I will continue to watch the matches”
“You can. Only if you turn off the lights and don’t rant”
“I cant control my expressions when the game picks up the pace, Bo”
“That’s not fair. Where is 50-50 then?” questioned Bo with much of bitterness in her voice.
“Let me complete Bo. You always interrupt my flow”
“Listen honey, I will turn off the lights and the volume of TV. I will buy blindfolds too for you. Is that a ‘just proposal’ now?” checked Mat in assuring tone.
“Lesser of two evils”, opined Bo.
“What does that mean? You agree or don’t. Come clear, Bo”
“Deal. But only till 15th July”, warned Bo.
Peace prevailed without any one getting yellow or red (cards?). Scores were settled. Bonita and Matilda returned home hand in hand.
This is my second post for #Bar-A-Thon2018 Season3 on prompt “Lesser Of Two Evils”