Time is 10:15 PM. The lights are switched off, all are in bed and one can hear the sounds of insects in the complete silence. I can hear Betu's breathing, sleeping between me and hubby. I think to myself "So gaya". The next moment I see hubby propping himself halfway up and looking at me.
Me: "Kya hua?".
Hubby: "So gaya?"
Hubby: "Idhar aa jayo".
I slide away the blanket, sit up and am about to go over the other side...
"Kahan ja rahee ho Mumma?"
Me: "Kahin nahi beta. Yahin hoon."
Hubby and me both lie down at their respective places, put the blanket back on and pat him to sleep. The whole family dozed off soon after.