Write a story with the title : An Unexpected visitor (SPM 2005)
It was comfortably warm in the living room and the fire crackling in the grate bathed the room in gold. He was quite comfortably seated in the old over – stuffed wingchair, a cup of tea at his side and the mornings newspaper on his lap. It was quite understandable then that when the doorbell rang, he groaned in resignation and very reluctantly left his nest.
The doorbell rang again, the person at the door punching the ringer repeatedly as if there was some urgency to the matter of the visit.
“Oh, alright! Hold on, will you? I am coming!” he called irritatedly, hurrying along the hallway. He opened the door, prepared to give whoever was on the other side a good telling off. His words died on his tongue when he saw the small face framed in the all-tag familiar chestnut curls. She smiled tentatively at him and he felt his earlier irritation return and he scowled.
“What are you doing here?”, he demanded stiffly, making no move to allow her to enter his abode. The soft smile on her lips faltered and she reached up to brush her hair behind her ears.
“Well, I ………..” She tapered off and frowned severely at him, ‘I see that you have not learned any manners at all.”
“I do apologise,” he replied just as sneakily, “I was in the bathroom when they were handing out manners and etiquettes.”
“Are you not going to invite me in? It is cold out here, Dravian.
“What are you doing here?” he repeated, blocking the doorway with his bulk and crossing his arms across his chest. “We will talk about it over tea,” she snapped back and pushed him aside roughly. He scowled at her back as she carefully dusted the snow off her coat and hung it in the closet. She turned and caught his eye. She grinned teasingly at him and lifted an eloquent eyebrow. “The usual then”
His features settled into a neutral expression and he stared back at her silently. She laughed and shook her...