STUCK BETWEEN THREE CH-7
Thank you readers for your responses to previous parts and sorry for the delay in posting this new chapter.
So coming to the story. I finally moved to the US and started living with my parents, next door to Sanjith. Somewhere I was feeling a bit happy as I got everything I wanted, my career was going good, getting unconditional love from parents, made new friends and got a wonderful mentor Sanjith, but there came a question in my mind: Am I really happy? Am I being true? Can I ever be the person I wanted? That very question shatters all my happiness.
I started my residency program in the same hospital as Sanjith as a neurosurgery resident. My first day in hospital i was very excited at the same time ekkadao oka chinna bayam kotha place, kotha manushulu nenu surgeon ga succeed avutano ledo ee environemt lo adjust avagalatano ledo? Nenu hospital lo enter ayyanu natho patu vunko iddaru new residents vunnaru Katy teressa and Alex Choi, valla gurinchi cheppali ante Katy native American blonde and Alex asian american. Alex chala easy ga friend ayyadu and Katy chala confident and super competitive( aa years naku chala goadavalu ayyayi katy but now we are best friends) So 1st day ma orientation program start chesaru baga jarigindi. So hospital antha oka round ki tesukuvellaru ma seniors we went to emergency department ki vellam . akkada oka emergency case vacchindi. Oka accident case patient skull damage ayyindi and body ki chala debbalu tagilayi full bleed avutundi and It was then when I saw Dr. Emiy. while moving him to OT Dr. Emily was sitting on the patient performing CPR as he was going into heart stroke aa patient condition chala severe ga vundi, miku artham ayyela cheppali anthe it was impossible to save him. But tanu a patient ni operate chesaru joint And she finally saved him aa time to Dr. Emily entha dashing ga kanipincharu. She was the head of general surgery department (in the later days we became very close and she was there through my coming out and supported me a lot.
Ma block ki vaccham naku akkada andaru nakkanna better ga kanipicnharu nenu valla atha baga perform cheyyagala ani tension start ayyindi adi na moham lo kanipistundi and then I saw Sanjith hi his lab coat he was shining in my eyes and then I came to know he was the surgeon under whom I am gonna train under. I was surprised and adi na face lo chala clear ga kanipistundi . nenu oka nimisham stuck ayyanu ,he haven’t told me about that earlier. So a day ayipoindi. Evening he asked me to wait outside. I was waiting outside and he came with his car. I got in, and My immediate question was asalu naku enduku cheppaledu nuvvu na superior vi ani?? Tanu ala chepte ni face lo aa expression ni chooda line kada ani navavdu.
Konchem sepu hospital ela vundi, 1st day experience ela vundi ani kanukunna taruvatha He said, “Arya i care for u I want to root for you and U are special to me, but hospital lo nuvvu na resident matrame nenu niku ekkada elanti special favour ivvalenu, I can’t show partiality to towards other residents, I don’t want people to know we are friends outside, I hope you understand that. I said “ok! even I want the same, I don’t want any special treatment” . He raised his left eyebrow and looked at me. Akkada oka bakery daggera apamani cheppa as I wanted to buy a cake akkda time patella vundi inthalo Sanjith ki edo call vacchindi so tanu vellali ani cheppadu, nuvvu vellu nenu daggare kada nenu vacchestanu ani cheppa. Akkada Red velvet cake kosam adiga. It was my mom’s fav and that was the last one. Some tapped on my shoulder and tanu oka Indian girl. She asked if I could give the cake to her and buy some other one. I refused. She said her brother is at the hospital and he likes that cake very much, and she doesn’t know when he would come out of the hospital and tanu ippudu kuda hospital nunchi bayataki vacchindi ani. Naku papam ani valla brother condition serious ani nenu tanki cake icchesa and nenu doughnuts tesukuni vacchesa. Intiki vacchi fresh ayyi kindaki vacche tappatiki dining table paina cake vundi. Amma ni evaru techharu ani adugudam ani kitchen loki vellanu amma tho patu evaro amami vundi. Tanu vesukunna dress ekkadoo choosanu…. Yess!! Tanu bakery lo kanipinchi na Indian girl. Nenu pilicha valli iddaru na vaipu tirigaru. Appduu choodali aa papa expression. Nenu adiganu “ madam mi brother ki baledu annaru? Hospital ki vellai annaru mari ikkada enti?” .
Amma adigindi enti middariki ki mude parichayam vunda ani adiginidi. Nenu indaka bakery lo kanipichindi aa cake nenu tanaki ki iccha valla brother baledu ani anichepte.
Amma: brother ki bagaokapovatam enti ra valla anna mana Sanjith. Ee Ammai Sanjith chelli Kriti, niku ninna cheppaga Sanjith valla chelli Kriti mi hospital lo general Surgery resident. Repati nunchi Night tanu kuda vastundi ani.
Me: sanjith banevunndu ga miru ala chepparu enti.
Kriti: nenu baledu ani ekkada cheppanu.
Me: Indaka chepparu ga akkada.
Kriti : okasari gurtuchesukondi nenu em cheppanu ani. Nenu cheppindi enti ma brother hospital lo vunnadu ani avunu vadu doctor hospital lo vunnadu. Nenu hospital nunchi vastunna as i was also a doctor there.
(Naku em cheppalo artham kaledu nenu intha chinnadani dagagra fool ayyanu ani inka iddaram)
Me: brother doctor , hospital ( inka nenu navvesaa)
Mummy kuda navvutundi.
Dinner time ayyindi Sanjith and dad kuda vaccharu. Sanjith again introduced her and told she is the devil and asked me to be careful with her. They even started fighting with their words at the table. Finally mom settled them, We had dinner and mom asked me to show Kriti our house. So I took her to my room.
We chatted for a while and asked why she tricked me like that?
She: naku cake kavali so nenu edo try chesa nuvvu doriki poyav. I never thought you were so gullible .
Me : nenu niku munde telusa, inthaka munde vachava?
She: Nuvvu enduku teludu babu ma ma anna naku call chesina prathi sari ni gurinchi cheppevadu. Nenu ninna morning vacchanu appudu nuvvu levu. Ni photos choosa hall lo.
Me: mari enduku cheppaledu akkade.
She: ninna bakery lo cchoosinappudu gurthu pattanu. Nuvvu aa cake kosam nathala wait cheyytam choosi ninnu trick cheddam ani chesa.
So ala ma friendship start ayyindi. Tanu chala twaraga kalisi poyindi enthala ante she calls my mom as her mom. She never hesitates to show her love.
Hospital lo kuda na duty lo adjust avvataniki try chestunna. Oka pakkana residency and vuko pakka studies day antha full and busy. Sanjith ni follow rounds avattam Patients ni meet avvtam tanu icche suggestions ni record cheyyatam. Appdu telsindi ma batch rakamundu daka Sanjith chala strict ga vude vadu andi. But ippudu tanu ala ledu .So naku baga gurthu enti nate oka roju nenu full tired eppati lane rounds ki tanani follow tunna. Nenu matrame vunna So nenu chala slow ga follow avutunna. Tanu gamanichadu inka tanu speed ga nadavatam start chesadu. Nenu speed ga follow avutunna. Tanu ventane speed taggichadu nenu slow ga nadustunna. Next malli speed chesadu. Nenu inka Doctor!!! Enti?? He said evaru leru kada walk beside me, not behind. Then we started walking together. He matched the pace of my footsteps. Entha tired vunna tanu eppatikappudu nannu refresh cheyytaniki try chestadu. Tana oka smile aa pressure natha pogottestundi. I don’t know what kind of feeling he has towards me. But the thing I’m sure is that I am happy when he is around me.( at that time I didn’t had any romantic feeling towards sanjith”)
Ala oka roju Alex, Kriti and nenu canteen lo vunnapudu Sanjith ma Hospital legal department head Ms. Anna tho vacchadu. They were so close together. Then Alex told me that they were dating. Nenu shock!! Enti nijam ani adiga, appudu kiriti “ nijam ra naku recent ga telisindi nenu niku telusu anukunna” I said ok. Then we left . Adi telisna daggara nundi naku ento cheppaleni feeling. As usual Sanjith was waiting in the parking area to pick me and kriti. But kriti aa roju tanaki vere plans vunayyi cheppi tanu raledu. So memu iddaram start ayyam. Nenu silent ga kurchunna. Tanu edo cheptunandu nenu attention ivvaledu. Tanu em ayyidni la vunnav eni adigadu. Nenu normal ga unnanu . Idi ni normal aa?? Ani adigadu tanu. Nenu Bayata Sanju ani piliche vadini aa roju Doctor ani pilichanu. Tanani inka digesa miru Anna ni date chestunnaraa? Ani adiganu . tana face lo expression change ayyindi tanu kasta Gap tesukuni yes ani cheppadu. Inthalo illu vacchidni tana mobile ring ayyindi nenu inka tankosam wait cheyyakunda intlo loki vacchesaa. Dinner appudu kuda matladledu.
Nenu inka sure kadu naku appdudu tana paina me feeling vunnayo. Until then I thought he was my mentor and good friend. But aaroju enduko a vishyam vere valla dwara teliyatam valla memu close kadu emo ani pinchindi. Nenu naku Arjun tho jarigina past and present. When I’m not sure of my feelings I thought it’s better to maintain some distance with him and not to spoil the relationship between us. Ala ma madya naa side nunchi gap start ayyinid.
Tanu chala try chesadu to be close to me and he never hesitated to show affection for me. But nenu avoid chesvadini, As i know he was straight.
So ala na 3rd year residency start ayyindi . ee 2 years lo nenu kriti chala close ayyam entha enta people used to think we were dating. Kriti was amazing, I like her a lot. Nenu introvert tanu extrovert. Nenu vegetarian. Tanu non vegetarian. Ma likes kuda chala different. Tanu andaritho kalisipotundi nenu ala kadu. She was an allounder. Tanu ee years lo natho nenu cheyyalu anukoni na comfortzone loni panulu cheyinchi. Tanu kuda nanu chala baga treat chesedi and she cares for me a lot. Memu iddara ma weekoff same days lo vundela choosuknevallam. Everytime we hangout together It was like an adventure for me . She took me to a dancing pub and made me dance( I never thought I could dance and it was completely out of my comfort zone) but aarjou nunchi naku dance alavatu chesindi. Ala enno cheyyindi. And one day she took me to a restaurant . Akkada music performance jarugutundi every friday. Aa restaurant Kriti patients ata. They personally came to greet us. They were a lesbian couple.( I was very happy for them. They were out and they were proud of it. They were living together with the person they love, I felt that I wished I could have the same courage ) in the meantime, Kriti went on the stage and called my name and asked me to play violin. I was very surprised as I’m not even prepared, crowd started cheering. So tappakavelli perform chesa . nenu snehituda snehitunda violin cover play chesa. People clapped and kriti ayithe akkada nunchi whistles vestundi. Nenu inka kindaku vacchi inka aapu aapu anna vinaledu. So the waiter came and gave us a wine bottle and a note which we hadn’t ordered. Nenu waiter ni adigithe oka black coat veukunna vunna person ni choopinchadu. Neneu velli thanks chedam ani anukune time ki tanu velli poyadu. So I Opened the note and there was……………..
So aa note lo emundi. Aa person evaru ani telusu kovataniki next part kosam wait cheyyandi.
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