Nope, that wasn’t a spelling mistake.. I meant ‘old’
First, let me talk about him.
He is the oldest son of his parents, the undisputed heir of the family. He was given everything even before he asked for it. And then it was time for him to get a wife. His parents wanted only the best. She must be good looking, not very educated ( so she is amenable to be taught..how to be a perfect wife) etc were their demands
She was beautiful and fit all their criteria. And the marriage went ahead and her life sentence began.
He only ate typical Suriani cuisine. There must be meat/fish everyday. Food must be ready and hot when he came at lunch time, house must be spick and span every single minute. She was never allowed to have friends or go out with them. He held the economic power too and didn’t let her buy anything new for herself. One saree for Christmas was all that she was entitled to.
If she didn’t follow the rules, she was beaten.
Today, he is old. He can no longer walk, let alone raise his hands.
He can’t go to the market anymore and even though she is still fit and strong, she doesn’t like the smell of the market and besides he was the one who did all the marketing all these years, she finds it very difficult to do the necessary negotiations with the sellers. So no meat or fish. She developed a liking for peanut butter sandwich for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
She is an active member of the Matha Mariam samajam now. She goes for all the meetings, retreats etc, wearing her new sarees and matching blouses. ( it is a joint account and he can’t go to the bank to change anything and even if he did, her children give her money)
40 years of life sentence, she is free now.
Revenge is best served old.