Shyam wakes me up with a huge smile on his face and says "Aliya, I will also join you to Pondichery" I was really happy but tiredness got the best of me and i just dozed off again. After an hour or so Naren wakes me up and says, "dude let's go its already 10 we have to reach Pondicherry by the evening", "and also another friend of mine is gonna join us in pondicherry". I was happy for a fact that I was going to visit Pondicherry Jerry by the evening which is our second destination. I used dream about pondicherry a lot, cause few of friends have been there and the way they have explained about it's beautiful buildings and French culture, made me even more curious.
So, we've decided that Naren and shyam are gonna take a bus to Pondicherry as the bike had to get a few repairs done, cause a straight 600 km ride to Chennai has made the brakes wear off. I've googled where the nearest service center was to me and reaches there in 15 minutes. By the time I've reached it was lunch break in the workshop, but to my luck the manager who writes in the job cards had recognized that our bike is from Andhra Pradesh but not Chennai.
He asked me: "are you a biker, where are you headed to? "
I said : "yes, I'm on trip to Kerala, along with my brother. Yesterday night we have reached Chennai. Today we are going to Pondicherry. "
He said : "seems like the brakes are worn off and also the chain along with the sockets has to be changed. "
By then I understood it was gonna take a while to get the bike repaired at-least 2 hours.
I said: "Please do whatever is necessary but can you make it any faster as I am on a very tight schedule also my friends would reach pondicherry by the evening, I too have to. "
The manger was very kind enough, he told a mechanic who didn't take his break yet the whole story and as luck would have it, he has agreed to get the work done as soon as possible.
Those 2 hours or so were the longest ever, in the meanwhile I got all the paper work done, so that I can just ride away as soon as the bike is completely repaired.
By 3 in the evening the bike was ready, I gave my best compliments to the manager and the mechanic thanking them several times. And off I was on the most scenic route to Pondicherry. 3:30 I was on the outskirts of Chennai and my stomach was craving some good food. As soon as I saw a CCD I pulled over had a good meal. Called Naren to check on them, they were half way through. I quickly finished the food, and started towards pondicherry, telling myslef I would stop untill I have reached the place, but the beautiful roads along the coastal line made to take a few more breaks than expected.
Finally I've reached pondicherry, by the time I've reached both shyam and Naren had a few drinks and were in a good mood. I was exhausted, we've decided to get a good hotel and party for 2 days in pondicherry cause there was so much to explore and the city was just magnificent.
We've reached the hotel all 4 of us, I wanted to have a good time. So, we got good vodka and few breezers. Drink half breezers, pour in vodka to fill the bottle. And repeat, 4 bottles down all of was forgot to get food. So, we've ordered from Swiggy, expect me all the 3 were non-vegetarians. I got veg food and starters for myself and they got their own food. But all the food comes in only one cover. By the time food was delivered we were all high, I've asked a friend (who's name I don't remember) to open the veg starters box. I took a good piece of naan sip it in the box and ate it, it was fantastic really tasty. The next piece of naan I tried to pull out a piece of potato in the curry, but it didn't look like a potato it was really hard and had texture, by then I have realized I was having the gravy of a chicken curry. I couldn't recognize cause I was having it for the first time. When I asked my friends as to who had done this, all of us had a great laugh till our stomachs started hurting. We've decided to explore the city properly tomorrow and slept in.