Late night phone call from BM.
"So what's this about Bill remarrying?"
"Yeah, we figured that he has to do something useful in life"
"Yeah okay, I did. But he is in agreeance"
"Obviously. So what's that going to achieve?"
"Other than the fact that his mom can now have daughter-in-law named Sharmishta...."
"You have picked out the girl too?"
"Not really. You know how in some communities they change the daughter-in-law's name to whatever they want? We can change this girl's name to Sharmishta"
"So anyway, we can bring her here and she can do all the housework"
"Yeah, that way"
"You think it will work? Especially with all of you under the same roof"
"I don't mind having her around. So what if its deluxe quality polygamous married sex? Its all the same, isn't it? I think it will work"
"You don't mind! It didn't cross your mind that this Sharmista person might mind?"
"That's also there. No man, we will find some poor girl who wouldn't mind. She will be happy to have a roof over her head types"
"So this is also your saving the world plan? If you can't save the world, atleast save a poor soul from the streets of Calcutta"
"I didn't think of it that way buy now that you say it, yeah, I guess"
"It won't work. Not with your bleeding heart liberal mindset"
"Yeah, I can see myself feeling all sorry for this girl and I will get her to strike and stuff"
"Yes Your Redness, you will only end up making her some union leader"
"Hmm..Thanks for shooting down the only idea I had about making Bill useful"
"C'mon, there are so many other options"
"Think. Why get someone to do the housework? Get some ibanker woman to marry Bill and you have a house with housework taken care of. In London!"
"Yeah right. How will I live in this house?"
"Hmm...let me think about that"
"No, you are right. I got it. Just forget the marriage part. We will get Bill to be some sort of mistress character. Then he will have a flat on his own, right?"
"Right. And since this ibanker woman will come visit only once in a while, you can also live there"
"Yes. I will just run away when she is around. Or I can be Bill's cousin or something"
"But how do we get this woman to fall for Bill? I see a slight problem there"
"He could be like that character in that Woody Allen story"
"Whore of Mensa?"
"But this is an ibanker. What does she care about all that?"
"If I know anything about ibankers, they are pretentious. It will work"
"Yeah, I can see that. Dude, I do think we have a really good plan. Now to find this woman"
"I think you should run this by your husband first"
"He won't mind. Hey Bill.."
Bill looks up. For the past couple of hours, he has been tinkering with Shonku. Something to do with Gutsy. That story some other time.
"So we are thinking we will get some ibanker woman for you. You can be a kept man. That okay with you?"
"Yes, as long as you find this woman. I like being a kept man"
"Hello? Are you alright? Of course I do. If I didn't like it, what am I doing with you? For nearly six years now, that too"
"Good point. BM, he is set. Lets discuss how to go about finding this person"
(To be continued)