Thursday, June 5, 2008

A Simple Tale - contd!

Continued from here.

The evening quickly passes. Party ends. Everybody leaves. It is just the two of us now.

My jubilance is unfathomable even to describe in words. I look at the epitome of beauty in her. I wonder if I would need anything else at all from this world. I float in the happiness I have never rejoiced before. A satisfaction I have never felt before. A feel of fulfillment that I have never beleived in. I was going to say something and she starts. She looks a little serious though. I couldn’t make anything out of that look of hers. I get a weird feeling and I ask her if everything’s ok. She suddenly spurts out with all seriousness “What the hell did you think you did today?” With all shock and dismay I ask “what?” I was totally flabbergasted for a moment at her display of anger and her raging countenance. I thought I did something that’s the best I have ever done in my entire life. She continues “You were so confident that I’d agree if you propose in front of everybody, didn’t you?” That left me totally confounded. I thought it all had a happy ending. I pitch in, “Hey, no Priya. It’s not what you think. I have been thinking about this for long and thought I couldn’t find a better day for this than your birthday”. She retaliates, “Don’t be stupid. Do you even have any idea of how embarrassing it was for me? Had it not been you, I’d have said something harsh that the guy would never forget in his life”. She wasn’t aware she told something harsh right then that I can never forget in my life.

I try to keep my heart-rate under control that was already pacing alarmingly for the second time in the day. I compose myself and take my time. I conceive and try to accept the fact as-is. Gaining equanimity, I slowly tell her “Ok Priya. I’m sorry. Maybe I should have discussed with you once in private before doing such a thing” She fires back “What are you sorry for? No point in saying sorry. I cannot believe you did such a thing to me. I thought we were the best friends God has ever created in this planet” I should say it is all too much to hear for me. I don’t have the brain-power to ask her any questions or to agree to what she says. All said and done, she is definitely not happy with what I did. I screwed up big time. That pains. I say “Sorry again Priya” I turn around and walk towards the door.

I would accept if it was anybody else. But not my Priya, I tell myself. I thought I knew and understood her totally. 5 years is still not enough to understand women, I cursed. I honestly thought she liked me too. I never expected her to hit me back this way. Thoughts were raping me mercilessly. Trying hard to keep myself composed, I walk towards my car. I open the car door. And there was a heavy roar of laughter from behind the car. Completely confused, I look beyond the car. There were 5 of Priya’s friends totally laughing out of control. They walk towards me and say almost in unison “Sorry again Priya!” in the tone I just talked to Priya and continue their laughter. As confused as I was, I turn back and I see Priya standing there near the door. She smiles and slowly walks towards me. And she says, ‘Sorry da. You gave me the biggest surprise of my life time during the party. I have never been so happy in my life and I would cherish that moment like a treasure. But then, I wanted to give you a similar unforgettable feeling too. I was discussing with my friends and they gave me this stupid idea. Initially, I wasn’t ok with making you feel bad, but later I thought if I don’t play with you, who else would?!” And she stops. Maybe she expects me to say something.

I take a deep breathe. I see myself being in a state where beleiving anything anymore is a little hard. I for sure know that I can’t take any more emotional roller-coaster ride in a single day. So I slowly start to speak and she immediately interjects “And I love you a lot!”. That apparently brings a blushing smile on to my face. Posing a false anger, I say “Naotanki Saali”(Drama queen) as I usually do and walk inside together with smile on both our faces. As we walk in, I also tell her "And you better get rid of such friends!" And she laughs out. I felt the best moments in my life, twice in a single day.

Not many are as luck as I am!

32 comments:

maxdavinci said...

ah! was worth the wait!

Just as I was gearing up for a senti paragraph bout a crestfallen guy, you come up with the surprise element. You've got me on both counts with the twists. Try doing this once a month...

I'm quite sure a lot of guys reading this would think "How I wish it happens to me...", but none will admit.

pavam idhu story nu teriyaadhu!

gradwolf said...

Now now, how I wish....it was not just imagination! :P

Nice one! But the first part was simple and better. Maybe due to the surprise element.

The Maverick Blog said...

Superabbu.... :).. My wishes to u and priya :P...

Well yeah my wishes to those imaginary protagonists :P

♥bμşγ-ŵŗϊŧēŕ♥ said...

Aww, this was so cute. best bart--twas totally uncliched!

cheers!!

write fiction MORE often. an order. :)

Preeti said...

Story can be imagination but ivalo feelings oda irundha adla konjam doubts u see ;)

Or maybe the title should be A Simple Wish...?? hehe...

But really nice...It's take my mind off what's on my mind currently...that's a pretty big deal...thanks :)

Wicked Taurus said...

'Twas a mini roller-coaster ride for us as well....with interesting corkscrew twists thrown in! :D

Enjoyed! :)

ray said...

Hi ,

I was reading ur blog posts and found some of them to be wow.. u write well.. Why don't you popularize it more.. ur posts on ur blog took my particular attention as some of them are interesting topics of mine too;

BTW I help out some ex-IIMA guys who with another batch mate run www.rambhai.com where you can post links to your most loved blog-posts. Rambhai was the chaiwala at IIMA and it is a site where users can themselves share links to blog posts etc and other can find and vote on them. The best make it to the homepage!

This way you can reach out to rambhai readers some of whom could become your ardent fans.. who knows.. :)

Cheers,

ThanaMoi said...

When i read "to be continued"... i was like damn...
and i came back the next day with full of expectation... and it all worth the wait and excitement...
i enjoyed it...totally!!

write more!! so that i can read more!!!

Aparna said...

Well written! Good one!

Priya Iyer said...

:) cute, huh! enna orey feelings-aa irukku? good news solla porela? :P

rahman said...

brilliant.

I've no more words to say.

Prashanth said...

Pramaadham!

// Naotanki Saali //

Enna director touch a?

Kavitha said...

this is ur imagination??? atha naanga nambanum? :P

simple yet very nicely narrated..parava illaye..nee romantic tales kooda ezhuduviyaa?? ;)

rantravereflect said...

perfect ly opposite joys, but yehhh, ya never know how exhilarated ya are until ya feel th pain of a tight slap!!
haaaaaaa- this goes to show- women loveeee playing pranks as well, n guys can be fooled too ;)

Arun Sundar said...

Max,
Thanks. Maybe I should not have told this is a story ;)

Gradwolf,
Thanks. Yaa, maybe because of the surprise element. Somehow, I thought second part would be like better by people..anyways..

Maverick,
The word 'imagination' did catch too much of attention I guess :)

Busy-writer,
Thanks and your order taken old lady! sorry mi-lady!

Preeti,
Dont have doubts. Its a story wonly :)

Arun Sundar said...

Wicked,
Thanks :)

Ray,
I'll check out rambhai, thanks.

Thanamoi,
Sure mam :) Thanks.

Aparna,
Thank you.

Priya,
Neenga vera! vaaya vechundu summa irungo!

Arun Sundar said...

Rahman,
Thanks dude :)

Prashanth,
Nandri! And I tell that 'Naotanki saali' quite a lot of times baa. Thats why summa included it.

Kavitha,
Naan romba romantic. Unakku dhaan theriyala.

Rantravereflect,
Yaaa, women!!

vidhya said...

Everybody else have said already what i am going to tell but one word simply super :)
Keep writing more stories kabali :D

Arun B said...

Oh, thambi .. this is not a tale, its your life experience .. anthu ponnu thaane .. I know dude !!

Arun Sundar said...

Vidhya,
Thanks mam :)

ArunB,
Andha ponnu'kku vera kadha irukku da! ;)

Nandini Vishwanath said...

Idhu nejamaave story mattum daana? :)

You write well!

Ela said...

Ipaadi kathai eluthitu kudava attachment aa 'imagination' innu ellarayum convince pannarathu vittutu, urupadiya ethavathu oru nalla ponna paaathu love pannina, atleast we will all get some nice kalyana saapadu soon!So...

Jayaprakash said...

good da Arun..it is a simple and neat narration..but why did you tag the post as "Women" ..Isn't it a guy's love story ?

Arun Sundar said...

Nandini,
Nejammaa...Amma promise'a ;)

Ela,
"Ethavathu oru nalla ponna paathu love" - Naanga enna vechuttaa vanjana panrom? :)

JP,
Thanks.It's a guy's love story wonly. But thot I'll tag 'women' for any of my posts involving women or their super-circling brain/mind(directly or indirectly) :)

Ramakrishnan R said...

good one dude. keep writing.

Preeti said...

Seri Seri...amma promise la solli elaarayum namba vekra...enamo po :P

Priya said...

Nicee :)

What influences your stories? I like the little descriptions. very vivid and sets the scene for a reader..
doesnt seem like an imagination thou ;)

good luck, responding to comments!!

Arun Sundar said...

Ramakrishnan,
Thanks.

Preeti,
Namba vechuduvom'la? ;)

Priya,
Thanks. And do you think one would be writing stories if he had influences ;)

Kavitha said...

antha romantic mood laye..innum oru tale ezhudhu okva?

Priya said...

ofcourse!
it could be the simplest thing around you.. your typcial imagination of how your priya has turned out to be...

Arun Sundar said...

Kavitha,
Archives'a paaru. Ezhudhina ellaaa kadhayum unakku dhaan :)

Priya,
Definitely. Simplest things constitute strongest thoughts!

mayth!! said...

I was hoping it was a real:)

Enamo po.