just another conversation??

It was one  in the morning when his phone beeped...it was a message... Back after a long day at college,he had been to bed early,only to be disturbed at that odd hour....
The name onscreen evoked mixed reactions...It was 'her'....
Surprised at the timing of the message and happy at the prospect of finally being remembered,he pressed the 'read' button...

It had been almost a year since they first met...at a college fest....
Some hard-fought Debates had seen him take everything on offer..including her heart,or so he felt...the lady finishing second best everytime...

"you come to every event and win everything " her tone hinted at complaint,her flirty smile suggesting otherwise..
"what to do??..its a habit with me..I WAS BORN TO WIN " his answer had an air of nonchalance...and why not??...he had the results to back that...
Cheeky and witty,that answer had led to loud cheering from his friends and an appreciative smile from the ladies...
Mutual admiration had grown steadily through the 7 day fest,courteous smiles giving way to friendly jibes such as the one above....

the last day of the fest had been tumultuous for him.
Never one to have struggled for words,be it on stage or off it,he had felt lost...probably its her,his friends told him but he refused to buy that theory....
A few pegs later,he had gone and poured out his heart to her..
"I hate drunkards...thought you were different...thanxx for making me realise my folly "she had been ruthless in her dismissal...
FOR PROBABLY THE 1ST TIME IN HIS LIFE,HE HAD STRRUGLED FOR WORDS...he had kept mum,just gazing with disbelief at her fading silhouette....

the next day,she left for pune...he was back to mumbai....

time seemed to have had a mellowing effect on the girl...and although they were back on talking terms a few months later,it had been more out of courtesy,the 'wishing on occasions' kinda relationship...
And even though a casual chitchat had never happened since then he remained convinced that she had been the love of his life....HIS FIRST LOVE...

the messege read "hi!how've u been doing??"
although dead sleepy,the sheer thrill of talking to her again got him texting,and texting fast....
"I'm doin fine...how abt u girl??...and how come dis sudden rememberance??"his reply had been brief and curt...
"just like that!!...since u didn't bother to msg or call....so I did....I did the right thing...didn't I??"
every last bit of anger and misgiving was washed away by those words....he felt overjoyed and a smile played on his lips...
"Khud ke liye koi ladki dhoondhi(found yourself a girl)??"...the talk had veered into debatable territory now..
"bollywood style mein bole toh tere jaisi koi mili hi nahi....tu hi dhoond de na koi,apne jaisi(speaking in bollywood style,i never found another one like you...why don't u find sm1 for me,sm1 like you)"...he gave a naughty reply.....
"hahaha...Main toh mili thi....pakad leta mujhe(you had found me..why did u let me go)"she had laughed it off..
innocent words they were...but their impact was huge...
even though she was quick to realise her blunder and a quick sorry ensued,HE WAS LOST FOR WORDS YET AGAIN....for only the 2nd time in his life..

P.S-watching people fall in love is probably as good a feeling as falling in love yourself....
watching them fall out of love??....well,its better left unsaid :(

Comments

  1. ANAMIKA/ANONYMOUSMarch 4, 2011 at 7:51 PM

    EXCELLENT;ONE SHOULD BE 40+(MENTALLY) TO WRITE WITH SO MUCH OF INNOCENCE AND 22+ TO EXPRESS SO passionately.I had read some where "it is so simple to be difficult but it is so difficult to be simple ".Anyway your command in english language is posing great problems to me .I had never been to english medium schools so each time I read your blogs I feel sorry about my schooldays.

    Some times I wonder after your studies what kind of doctor you will be.An eye specialist,orthopadiic surgon,dental or cardio.Perhaps you will be best in the area of psychiatry.

    One more thing , How do you manage to visit a number of places around pune? Is it bunking if not how did you manage?
    Most of your blogs are written in midnight.How about insomania??

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  2. No comments from clueless??Please choose the right answer:-
    a)Exam fever
    b)new tour
    c)feeling sick
    d)Preparing to bite and stalk

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  3. 40 plus mentally???...hahaha...certainly not...at least not for my frnds :)

    22..bang on!!...
    passionate??...yes...
    innocent??...not quite

    and btw,ur english is as good as anybody else i've met or known....nyways,its the words that matter and how u put it,not the language....and even if it did,urs is gud enough....so stop feeling sorry abt urself :)

    psychiatry??....its amongst my favoured few.....u nvr know....u got it again

    as for visiting so many places around pune...if u observe carefully most are places which one can visit and come bk in a day......so what if its an army college??...even we have SUNDAYS...hahaha :D

    bunking classes isnt too viable an option due to some strict attendance criteria at my cllge....so,all those places were visited on weekends :)

    As for insomnia,ask any medico u know abt late night study sessions...most will reply in the affirmative....my post timings are weird coz of the itch to type down whatever i feel strongly abt,irrespective of the time....

    I like that MCQ comment a lot but sadly my answer is 'none of the above'.....my laptop's being replaced so cudnt visit blogger for a while....

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  4. nice knowing u anamika......do keep visiting :)

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  5. This character, the guy, is an amalgamation of real-life people, I feel...or is it just my imagination? :D

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  6. Amalgamation of real life people??..hmm!!..not exactly..although probably u can draw parallels to ppl u know ;)

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