“Jess, jess , jessica” he called out her name agitatedly but she seemed fast asleep.
“Damn the new gen drinks” he said exasperatedly and began to pack his overnight duffel.
He didn't bother to look twice at the petite figure sleeping face down on the hotel bed her cheap flea market dress lying on the floor.
He checked himself out in the full length mirror one more time and marvelled at the ease with which he could still charm women half his age.
“What more”? he chuckled.
“Check out on time and don’t add anything to the bill like last time” he said gingerly while sliding a wad of INR 2000 notes under her pillow.
Sitting in the cab he switched on his phone – countless missed calls and messages – 15 hours and he hadn't bothered to touch his phone – “ Jess sure knows how to keep me busy” he muttered shamelessly.
Then something caught his eye-
Tarun Khosla, 19 year son of a senior bureaucrat , Ravindra Khosla , undertakes blue whale challenge, dies.
23 year old nursing student from Kalyan, found dead in a 5 star hotel room in Mumbai. Prima facie drug overdose.