“Paras takes after his father.”
Every time someone told this to Tamara, she beamed. She knew some of the people were saying it only to make her jealous, but it only made her happy to hear it.
Even his in-laws had told her so on the day the families had met over dinner before his marriage.
On occasion, she heard raised voices between the couple, but she also saw them make up for it soon after.
“Even we had these small tiffs in our marriage, so I know it will be okay in the end. After all, Paras is a xerox copy of his father,” she told herself, just as the sound of his slap on her daughter-in-law’s cheek proved otherwise.
(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
27th April, 2018)