OS OS OS!! It’s better writing these than maintaining ffs.. uuffffâ¦ Hahahahaha.. birthdays coming up and you have to keep thinking of unique plots.. Ada Krishnane!!
Birthday baby Sree!! Kutty ponne!! Happy birthday to you!! May God bless you and Help you finish engineering in one solid piece.. Lol.. Hahahahaha.. enjoy with the programming.. I know the pain.. it’s k you can do it.. Salem Vanda unna kuluki edutuduren.. my native is only an hour away from there.. soâ¦ be prepared.. Youâve always been a constant supportâ¦ both personally and through my journey in writing too.. Thank you so much for it… the way you call me akka reminds me of my baby little cousinsâ¦ en tangachiya tavara ellarum ennaya akka nu kupduvanga.. hahahaha… enjoy your day and this little OS is a little gift and a piece of my love… love you so much my crazy doll!! Stay the way you are.. Always ðð
Here we goâ¦
Taratatata.. Paramparamparamâ¦ Ok.. I know somethingâs not right with me.. Do bear with me
As usual.. please do bear with my typos and grammatical errorsâ¦
Happy reading ðð
Sleep was not in cards for her. She had to finish her assignment. A student of BITs Pilani, studying third semester, computer science. She was used to burning the midnight oil. Assignments, projects, presentations, seminars.
Uuffffâ¦ What not?!
A topper from the roots. A kind hearted cute girl. She had to finish soon and WhatsApp all the answers to her roommates who were as lazy as a bone. She was more worried on finishing the assignment as time was passing it on to her friends as her phone kept buzzing with flooding messages for answers.
(Personal experience.. ð¥ð¥.. but not a topper)
âSreemati enough. Go to sleepâ came a voice.
âHaan I’m going. Just let me finish this assignmentâ she replied as she huffed.
âYou’re getting dark circles. I brought you home do that you can rest. Not burn the midnight like thisâ the voice was filled with annoyance.
âAsk Radhika bhabi to give you a head massage right now. Stop getting on my nerves and go sleep Arjunâ she snapped as she threw her pen to the wall.
âSreeâ¦â he sighed.
âWhat can I do if they give me assignments on a long weekend holidayâ she sighed.
âSree first ask your brother to give me a head massage. He’s been eating my head.. All about you and your lifestyle. Please go to sleep before he starts worrying. I don’t want him to get a blood pressureâ Radhika said as she came in and placed a glass of milk on her table.
âIt’s a long assignmentâ she said.
âWhich subject?â Radhika asked.
âDAAâ she replied.
âWhat?!â Radhika asked.
âDesign and Analysis of Algorithmsâ she said.
âA subject with algorithms and programsâ she said again.
âGood that I didn’t take up engineering. It’s too much to handleâ Radhika let out a breath.
âYeah. I still have microcontrollers and math left. But I’ll finish them off tomorrowâ she smiled.
âGhosh. I’m going to sue that college. So much pressureâ Neil pouted.
âMy sweet big brother, this is the way it is. Stop being a babyâ she smiled.
âThis is why I told you not to take engineering. Look at you. You’ve lost so much weightâ Arjun sighed as he came in and ruffled her hair.
âOmg!! Seriously?! So much dramaâ she shook her head vigorously.
âSree it’s ok. Let me know if you want help. I too am an engineerâ Sam smiled all proud.
âComputers?â she asked.
âYepâ Sam nodded.
âOk. Help me with merge sortâ she said.
âYou want the algorithm or program?â Sam asked.
âBothâ she sighed.
âLet’s just leave the engineers alone. As it’s Greek and Latin to meâ Neil threw his hands in the air as he walked out.
Arjun and Radhika too followed Neil wishing them a good night.
âIt’s easy babe. See for the algorithm it’s just writing the steps on how you’ll be constructing the program. You have if and for statements. See textbooksâ Sam said.
âProgram?â she asked.
âDo you want me to write it down from scratch.. Like from #include?â Sam asked.
âYes please. I’m too lazy to think now. Bhabhi pleaseâ she pleaded.
âOk. Now seeâ¦
void merge(int , int, int , int, int );
int a, b, m, n, c, sorted;
printf(“Input number of elements in first arrayn”);
printf(“Input %d integersn”, m);
for (c = 0; c < m; c++)
printf(“Input number of elements in second arrayn”);
printf(“Input %d integersn”, n);
for (c = 0; c < n; c++)
merge(a, m, b, n, sorted);
for (c = 0; c < m + n; c++)
void merge(int a, int m, int b, int n, int sorted)
int i, j, k;
j = k = 0;
for (i = 0; i < m + n;)
if (j < m && k < n)
if (a[j] < b[k])
sorted[i] = a[j];
sorted[i] = b[k];
else if (j == m)
for (; i < m + n;)
sorted[i] = b[k];
for (; i < m + n;)
sorted[i] = a[j];
Here you goâ Sam said.
âAre you sure this is correct?â she asked.
â200% positiveâ Sam replied.
(This is the only program I know well.. please don’t kill me.. the others were bigâ¦ so I brought in a small and simple one.. ðð)
âThank you so much Sammy!!â she squealed as she hugged her.
âYou’re welcome. Now finish up soon and go to bed. Your brothers are worried about youâ Sam sighed.
âI know. I’m no kid. Yes ma’am, I’ll finish, send these pictures and go to bed soonâ she saluted and Sam left after wishing her goodnight.
Sree finished the work and was off to sleep. She was excited as it was her birthday two days later. Neil and Arjun never failed to surprise her. Sheâd always evesdrop on their plannnings and act like a good girl like she knew nothing. Though she knew of what she was going to get, they way they presented her always surprised her. She was even more excited as now Sam and Radhik too were there to help and make it even more special. The two stupid brothers of hers claimed to love their ladies but had no courage to confess. When she threatened to not return home for semester holidays, the two dumbos ran to get their ladies in their lives forever. Married happily three months ago. Totally insane the couples were. Typical kids.
âSree wake upâ she heard Sam.
âHash include stdio dot h. Hash include stdlib dot hâ Sree started to recite like a mantra in a startled voice in her sleep.
âOh my god!!â Sam gasped.
âSree wake up. Itâs me Samâ she shook her up.
âHey Sammy bhabi!! Good morning!!â Sree gave a sleepy smile.
âMy dear nerdy nanad get up. Breakfastâs readyâ she said.
âI no nerdâ Sree retorted.
âOh really? I just heard someone recite hash include stdio dot h. Hash include stdlib dot hâ she looked up the ceiling.
âDayumâ Sree pursed her lips.
âCome on nowâ she pulled her down âno books for the rest of the time youâre here. No wonder your brothers are worried about youâ she sighed.
âI will. Twenty minutes pleaseâ Sree smiled.
She came out and found Arjun helping Radhika in the kitchen and Neil was confused over pulses. He kept looking t the yellow and orange colour pulses in his hand. Sreesâs jw dropped to the floor.
In the kitchen?!
That was a treat to watch. Arjun struggling to cut tomatoes and Radhika screaming asking him to get it done soon.
âUmmm.. Saamy.. Which is toor daal and which is masoor daal?â Neil asked scratching his head.
âYellow is toor daal and the orange one is masoor daalâ Sam replied with her back to him kneading the dough.
âRight. Orange is toor daal and yellow is masoor daalâ Neil grinned.
âI think cutting tomatoes are easierâ Arjun frowned.
âOh I can see thatâ Radhika scoffed to which Arjun gave a .
âDumbo itâs the opposite. Yellow be toor and orange be masoor. Why canât you remember?â Sam scowled.
All the heads snapped to the dining table to hear roaring laughter. Sree was laughing hard holding her tummy and then taking support of the table too. Arjun and Neil stood rooted flushing red in embarrassment. Lunch was ready and Sree had both breakfast and lunch together. A brunch. Not to forget, being a big foodie.
Neil and Arjun with Sam and Radhika had gone out to buy groceries while Sree preferred to stay at home. Sree started to look around the house. Like always. All the years that she used to do. Looking for what her brothers have planned for her. All years she would find streamers, fresh balloons to be blown, party poppers, sprays, gifts that were wrapped, the big cake for her and much more.
But this timeâ¦….
She found nothing. Not even a single thing. She was so upset. The feeling of her brothers forgetting her birthday got into her. She fell on the sofa with a thud and kept staring aimlessly at what was in front of her.
âDid my brothers forget my birthday?â she whispered to herself.
âNo no.. it can never happenâ she argued back.
âWhat if it really happened? Like how people say, men of the family tend to forget everything after their wives enter their life. Is it the same case with my brothers too? Did they forget my birthday? Have Sam and Radhika become such an integral part of my life that Iâm forgotten? That my birthday has been forgotten?â she asked herself wide eyed.
âNo no Sree. They love you too much. No one can ever replace youâ she tried convincing herself.
âWhat if itâs the other way around too?â the thought crossed her mind again.
She was so worked up with the thoughts that she fell fast asleep on the sofa with few tears rolling down. After a while, Arjun, Radhika, Sam and Neil entered with a lot of bags.. All laughing and smiling. Arjun found Sree on the sofa sleeping, belly down with her face in between the cushions. He smiled her impossible nature and went to pick her up. She always slept belly down and her face buried in the pillows, which both Arjun and Neil hatted. They feared that her breath would get hitched. He turned her around and froze. Dried tear stains. His blood boiled. He didnât want to upset her now. He thought of asking it after her birthday celebrations. He lifted his baby sister effortlessly and she snuggled closer.
âI promise you, this will be your best birthday everâ he whispered as he placed her on the bed and pecked her forehead.
She woke up for dinner and had it quietly and went to bed. She didnât talk to the four of them. It hurt them. They didnât know why. They let it be. Maybe exam stress, they thought. Sree woke up to find none of the four in the house and was even more upset. She ran to the kitchen and checked the fridge. It was unlocked. It opened. No cake. The fridge would always be locked so that the cake could be there. Arjun and Neil always did that. She would ask silly questions, though she knew and theyâd reply back. She sighed as she walked to the dining table and found breakfast.
She made a call..
âI want a chocolate truffle cake. I swear, i need it by 4.. Else Iâll sue youâ she hissed angrily.
The cake was delivered and she took it to her room and placed it in the mini fridge in her room. The four of them arrived and she avoided them even more. Kept herself busy. Didnât even go down for dinner.
By midnight, she took the cake from her fridge and sat on her bed looking at it. She lit the candle and blew them once it was exactly 12.
âHappy birthday to me.. Happy birthday to me.. Happy birthday to Sreemathi.. Happy birthday to meâ she sang to herself as tears rolled down as she cut the cake.
âLooks like everyone forgot you this yearâ she laughed through her tears and fed herself.
Neil and Arjun looked hurt. She took it wrong. They could never in life forget her birthday. She was their doll. Their tiny princess. They had come to wake her up to celebrate. They watched her eat the whole cake and go back to sleep, looking at the door expecting them for one last time. They let her be as she looked too upset. Arjun came back down with a sad face to see an excited Sam and Radhika who were making last minute changes and verifying things.
âWhere is she?â asked Sam.
âShe thought we forgot her birthday. She cut a cake all by herself and went to sleepâ Neil replied.
âWHAT?! Sam and Radhika in unison.
Arjun took the cake and placed it in the fridge.
âWeâll celebrate tomorrow. I donât want her sickâ Arjun said ann walked off. The others too left.
Sree woke up the next morning and got ready. She found a blue off shoulder dress on her bed. She looked suspicious. She remembered she had asked Neil for it and he refused. She had borrowed the same one from her friend.But had returned it. Now she was confused. A thought crossed.
What if she had not returned it?
Still, she opted to wear it and went down. It was dark. She turned on the lights and found her brothers along with her sisters in law smiling, waiting for her. She looked around her eyes widened. Decorations.. Gifts.. Cake!!
All for her!!
She ran to both of her brothers and leapt on them.
âI thought you forget my birthdayâ she whispered.
âDo you think we can ever?â Neil asked as he pulled away.
âWe came yesterday. But left when we saw you cutting the cake all by yourselfâ Arjun said.
âIâm not apologising. Now Iâm hungry. Want cakeâ Sree said as she walked to the dining table.
âHappy birthday dear nanad!!â two voices acme and two pairs of arms binding her waist.
âThank you bhabis!!â she smiled.
âHappy birthday to my nerd sisterâ Neil smirked.
âYOUâ¦.â she hissed.
âMe what?â he smirked back.
âNeil shut up. Happy birthday baby!!â Arjun cooed as he pulled her in a big hug, kissing the top of her head.
âThank you!! So much!!â she whispered in his chest.
âLetâs cut the cakeâ Radhika clapped.
âYesâ Sree smiled.
Sree cut the cake and went around eating four pieces for herself before feeding them all. Everyone just looked at her smiling.
âMy giftsâ Sree commanded.
All of them gave her, except for Arjun. She cocked her eyebrow and he nodded at her indicating her to be patient. Sam had gifted her an iPhone7. Radhika got her a big Pikachu soft toy and an antique ring. Neil got her an iPad and a Macbook Pro.. latest edition.
âThank you so much!! OMG!! You guys are amazing!! Especially the Pikachu!! Thank you!!â Sree squealed.
âThank you!!â Sam, Radhika and Neil in unison.
âArjun bhai, your turnâ she said.
Arjun gave her a set of keys. Looked more like car keys. Her eyes widened and let out a gasp.
âGo see for yourself princessâ Arjun chuckled as he ruffled her hair and the others laughed.
She ran out to see a brand new black colour Audi Q8. She almost stumbled and hit the floor. Before she could, Arjun caught her.
âLike what you see?â he whispered.
âLike? I love it bhai!! Thank you so much!! This is the best birthday ever!!â she squealed as she hugged him tight.
âAnytime and anything for you. As promised.. I made it the best birthdayâ he said back.
The day went on all happy happy. Sree got to drive her brand new car all by herself with the others travelling along with her.
OK.. done done done.. Sree kutty hope you liked it.. Wish i could do more.. Titradu hangouts la titiko.. I hope the others liked it too.. Tata for now.. Will be irregular in updating from now on.. Maybe next in december.. Then itâll be jan or feb.. tata babaye.. Love you all.. Tc.. keep smiling.. Bear hugs to all of you