“Wassalaam, Aunt Bobby! How are you doing?” Shireen faked a smile and was ambushed by her fierce embrace.
Here’s thing about Aunt Bobby, no one likes her and yet she manages to squirm into everyone’s flat. She is the bringer of unimaginable gossip and the queen of the GreenPeace properties’ colony. Even though they hate her, they would put on a honey coated face and the bees would not think twice about buzzing around them.
“Did you know that Dolly’s son is going to do his M.B.A in the University of Pennsylvania?” She clapped excitedly with a glint in her eyes.
“I did not know that!” Shireen mirrored aunt Bobby’s expression
“Dolly is tired of convincing him to get married and she is dying to hold her grandchildren in her arms. Yes, she is that desperate, but who can blame her.” She prodded.
“How will she stay away from him? Poor Dolly.” Shireen was getting better at this, she was tired of feigning excitement and energy, she never really like to gossip and Aunt Bobby is not the one to give up so easily. She would not rest until everyone in the colony has become a member of her dangerous clique.
“Oh no, Shireen. I think it is a girl. Dolly was crying the other day and she was mumbling something about an Australian girl. So that means Vicky is planning to go to the U.S and get married to that foreigner girl.” She concluded with a smug grin on her face.
They heard a sudden knock on the door and Shireen went to open it.
“Namaste, Shireenji! You have to come outside and see what’s going on.”
The janitor cried madly.
“What happened, Pinto? Why are you screaming like this?” Shireen inquired.
Aunt Bobby and Shireen went out into the corridor and gasped with fear.