Tuesday 13 January 2009

When I look at the rain...-V

[Read first , second , third and fourth part before you proceed to understand better. This is the fifth and the last part...]


As I lay on my bed thinking about our meeting today, I realise that we'd never veered towards the topic of love or romance... It just felt like two friends had caught up with each other after a long long time and were reminiscing the past... talking about our school days that we'd shared, about our school buddies and how we'd planned our futures and how everybody had eventually gone into unprecedented fields... The dreams that we had... and how we had achieved some and some... lay unfulfilled yet...


I fell asleep, still lost in my wonder land...

I spent the next day and night wondering what he was doing, whenever my ears caught the chime of the clock that announced the time every hour in its sing song tone...

And when I woke up today in the morning, the first thought that crossed my mind was that today was the day...

I was waiting for him to call and whiling my time away by pretending to be busy, but ah, who was I trying to fool? Every bit of my soul was aware of the electric effect that his presence had on me... 

Should I just live with this beautiful feeling without telling anybody lest it be shattered???

No, my resolve needs to be strong, for it is essential I know...

My cell let out a wail to inform me that I had an SMS. I just let it be, for I was sure that it would be some idiot telemarketting some product or my mobile company trying to make me subscribe to ring-tones @ Rs.30/month.

But when I finally picked up my phone, there was an SMS from him. I wondered why he hadn't called... I opened it and it read,
Sry can't call, low battery... Am @ an hr away, hw bout meetin at 1 2day?Barista? :-)

I sent a one line reply, Sure, c ya! :-)

And I went to get ready... luckily there was nobody at home, so nobody could see how nervous, excited and scared I was...

I reached at 1, and there was no sign of him... As usual!

Barista also, as usual was deserted!

But hardly a few moments had passed when he apparated right beside me...

Him: Hey!

Me: Hi! Finally on time!

Him: I never thought a day would come when I would have to hear that from a girl...

Me: Well, the day is right here, for sure!

We both laughed out and sipped our coffee...

Me: Hey! Will you laugh if I told you something?

Him: Yes!

Me: I'm serious...

Him: Oh, do you need a doctor?

Me: Grow up, and listen to me...

Him: Ok, ok go ahead!

Me: (in mock anger)Thank you! All I want to tell you, is that I'm in love with you...

Him: You're kidding me, right?

Me: Do I look like I am?

Him: No, I'm sorry, I mean, you just took me by surprise... 

There was  a long pause in which I just sat and wondered, doesn't it normally happen the other way round... 

Then he spoke, slowly, stressing every word, as he did,

(I've never seen him looking this serious...)

I want you to know something too... 

I've been in love with you... from when I met you first, I knew I had fallen for you the first time I heard you speak...

 I never believed in physical beauty... (Was that a compliment, I'm still confused!) 

What I've always loved about you is that I've always seen you as an extremely strong person, as someone who could always hold her own, as someone who seemed so professional all the time... 

but I loved what you were! You were the only girl who I knew to be so head-strong, but you were the only girl who I ever felt really attracted to... 

Today, you just took me by surprise because I had resigned to the fact that guys like me weren't fated to be yours... I've always admired you, but was always afraid to be laughed at... I'm sorry! 

And I love you too...

I just looked at him deep into his eyes, hoping it wouldn't turn out to be a dream... 

But it wasn't...

I had really found my love... That was the first time I realised the truth of the statement: 
"When you want something with all your heart, the entire universe conspires, to help you achieve it... "

We're together, and will soon announce our engagement... Never again would I have to look at the rains and feel lonely... May the further rains just shower our lives with more love... 

P.S. This story marks my return into the world of fiction... I say return, because before I lost it, I possessed a passion for writing fiction. And to all those who said they could predict what lay ahead, tell me if this was it, and if no, then what did you feel would be the end...




10 comments:

Buddy said...

hey...m a nu comer n dnt have a blog as yet...gt ur blogs add frm one of my frnz..i must say although i have read just the story n ur latest post but i think ur blog is just 2 good...d expressions used, the words, and specially d pics...btw whr do u get all these pics from? neways all d best n don't forget to raise a toast for ur blog...have fun n tc...

Akansha Agrawal said...

@Buddy
Thank you so much :)
Hope to see you in blogville with your own blog soon!

The pics have been taken from Google Images...

Keep visiting...
tc

Chriz said...

wow.. and it was too good!!

and i know who this buddy is!! ;)

Akansha Agrawal said...

@Chriz
Thank you thank you :)

Suresh Kumar said...

Thanks for the remainder on my blog. Bt I wud have also loved to c some comments.

Anyway, the expectation was a happy ending. I didn't expect him to com and say, "I have a girlfriend in states and we had been living together for two years. We will be expecting a baby next month and after it s born, we will marry" :)

Hope Life also had such happies endings... Unfortunately not everyone has a happy ending, Akansha. U know there s a caption, 'U luv sum1 and u marry sum1 and the name of the person u luv becomes ur password' :)

Bt Lets wish that your life also be like this fiction tale of yours - filled with romance and laughter :)

Akansha Agrawal said...

@Suresh
I fully intend to do so... unfortunately my college doesn't agree with me(have got my exams so a cut down on online time!).But don't worry, you'll find them...

I hope so too... :)

aZoed said...

Just one word... incredible!

You know.. you have this knack of using you comments to make the reader think the other way, and then suddenly spring a surprise...
So as you guessed it... this ain't the ending I expected... but like any other lover of happy endings... always wanted.
And the return to fiction has been a grand success...
do I say.. Welcome back. :)

Akansha Agrawal said...

@azoed
Thank you... :) :)

moi said...

hey 5 parts for a story...but happy ending, very nicely expressed all the hidden fears... :)

Akansha Agrawal said...

@moi
Thank you... :)