DP Daily Prompt: My Number One
My father was the most important person in my life. He was a very busy man. He went to work at 8 am in the morning, Came home at 5 pm. Every day I looked forward to the time,he’d come home and say, ‘Ranu,how are you today?” I’d sit down and tell him about everything that happened in school. He’d sit by my side and listen.
One day he came back and found me crying. It disturbed him. I always smiled and came running to him. I told him about my day. It was unusual , he asked, ‘Ma ,what’s wrong?’ I told him the servant served cold food, cold food gives me a stomach ache. Dad was not impressed. The servant was warned. From that day my food was never cold.
I’ll give a short introduction about the next one. I always washed my clothes,I didn’t let the servant wash them. I knew they cannot wash better than me. That day it was raining, it was my day to wash my clothes. Mom was cooking in the kitchen. I asked her where will I put my clothes to dry, because it was raining outdoors. Mom yelled at me and told me to leave. I was sad. I carried the clothes and walked in front of my Dad’s room. He smiled and said, ‘What are you doing Ma’. I was in a bad mood, I said, ‘don’t talk to me.’ Hours later I was my old self again, I laughed and talked with my Dad. he looked at me and said, ‘why were you angry earlier?’ I told him Mom was angry with me. He smiled and said, ‘your Mom was angry and you got angry with me.’ ‘ Well that’s okay as long as it made you feel better.’
This was my Dad the most affectionate person in my world. How can anyone else take his place?