THE CAFE

C__Data_Users_DefApps_AppData_INTERNETEXPLORER_Temp_Saved Images_i-MWPsKkK-LIt was a splendid evening at the cafe, a wonderful place to spend sometime and forget every thing for a while. It was 6:30pm and Rohan was seated at a corner table. It was as if he was waiting for someone. From where he was seated, he could see a young man across the hall, on the right side, near the window. He seemed to be familiar to Rohan. That guy was dressed in his best, he seemed excited and he was constantly checking his watch and the front door. He was waiting for someone.

On the left side across the hall, Rohan saw a girl, she looked pale and sad. She dailed a number on her cell phone, she held it near her ear for a while, then she placed it down and then her eyes turned towards the door, she was expecting someone too.

then a young girl walked through the door. She was looking gorgeous and her face couldn’t hide the excitement she had. Her eyes ran through each and every table at the café and finally, her face brightened. She saw her date sitting by the window, waiting for her.
She caught him, looking at his reflection in the window, checking if his hairstyle was ok. He was pretty nervous, she could see that. And man, did she already like this guy way too much. Walking over to the table she stood in front of him.
“hi..” Her voice was gentle.
The moment the guy turned towards her, he felt as though he had literally skipped a beat. She was ridiculously beautiful.
He managed a staggering “hi..” He stood up to pull her chair, comforted her and looked at her as he sat.
“you’re looking gorgeous!!” His voice was a whisper and She blushed. Both of them knew that the night was going to be a long one.

Across the hall, the girl was still waiting for someone. She had rung at least five times but there was no reply. Almost frustrated, she stood up to leave when a guy walked in.
The guy walked up to him,
“where have you been?? It’s been an hour since i came here!”
He knew that She was upset.
“I’m sorry i was at my office.” He apologised and kissed her on her cheek. It was like as if it was just a kiss. The romance was lost long back.
Both of them sat down.
“where have you been all these days???” She asked him
“I’m sorry… I was a bit busy working, the new manager is a tough guy to handle, I’m working late hours. I’ve told you about that, remember?”
” a bit busy?? It’s been almost a month and a half since we’ve met.”
The young man frowned. Both of them knew that the night was going to be a long one.

“what can i get you sir??” The waiter asked.
Rohan was lost somewhere that he hardly heard the waiter’s voice.
“sir??” The waiter asked again.
his mind jumped back
“oh.. Yeah… A cafe latte please” he said.
“are you sure??” He asked in a doubtful manner.
“yeah… Sure!” Rohan replied.
The cup arrived a while later, his gaze was fixed on the cup. Suddenly he heard a voice
“hey… Wassup??” It was Divya, she pulled a chair opposite to him.
“hey.. Hi… How are you??” He was suprised to see her.
“I’m good, what are we having here, A cafe latte?? Awesome!!” She smiled.
He looked at his cup, “it’s been a long time.. Isn’t it?” He hadn’t taken a sip of it.
“is it?? Isn’t it like you see me here every day?” She laughed. He smiled at her.
“yes… It’s been a long time..” She replied again her smile fading out.
It was going to be a long night.

Back at the table near the window, both of them were having a very good time. She was totally into him and she even knew that he was too.
“that’s my favourite!” She smiled at him.
“then two for the lady please!” The guy smiled at her when the waiter was attending them.
“you know what are the two things special in this cafe today??” He asked her.
“what??” She asked him.
“first one is the cafe latte… ” he said.
“and the second one??” She was curious.
“it’s you!” He smiled at her and she blushed red as roses.

But the table across the hall had something totally different.
“we don’t meet much, you don’t spend much time with me, you don’t return my calls, it is really hard for me to take all this all alone!!” the girl spoke helplessly.
“I’m sorry baby… I really want to be with you but i hardly have time after that double shift.”
“it’s not like before… Things have gone way to far!” She had something to say.
“my dad is looking for a groom… Today he gave these photos!” She threw a few photos on the table.
He went through those photos, “what’s the hurry anyway??” he didn’t expect this coming through.
“how long do you expect them to wait?? I’m 28 already!!”
“what do you want me to do??” He said. There was hint of frustration in his voice.
“its time that we spoke to my parents!” She said.
He didn’t speak a word.
“what’s the matter??” She asked him.
“i cannot do this right now!!!”
“why??” She had lost her patience.
“i wanna get settled in life first!”
“who is stopping you?, I am just saying that we get married, that’s all! Nothing is going to change!”
“you don’t understand… things will change!” he wasn’t listening to her.
“I don’t wanna get married right now, I haven’t thought about this yet and moreover, marriage is the last thing i would want to think about, at this point of time, in my life!” He said.
“why is that every time we talk it is always about you and only your life! You never give importance to me!” Her voice rose.
The argument was heating up.

Back at the table, Rohan was talking to Divya.
“so… How is your life Divya??” Rohan asked her.
“it’s awesome!! I’m just living it to the fullest!! Hows your job??” she asked.
“I’m the manager now!”he said.
“that is great!!” She smiled.
He looked at her for a while, “i miss you..”
“hmm… I’m sorry..” She said.
“i just want things back to the way they used to be!” Rohan felt bad about what ever had happened.
“but this is what you wanted Rohan.. Isn’t it???” She said.
He remained silent for a while before saying anything.
“I’m sorry…” He said.
“don’t be Rohan… It’s just that we wanted different things in life!” She said.
“hmm…”
it was 8pm,
“well… I had a nice time with you.. I think i should leave…” He hadn’t taken a sip of that cup yet.
“well… You are leaving early today??” She said.
“huh?? How do you say that??” He was confused.
“every day you leave at 11pm, it’s a bit early today.” She said.
“huh?” But i just met you today!” Rohan was confused.
She took a deep breath before she started.
“Rohan… This conversation happened 4 years back.” She said.
Rohan sat back.
“look around… There is no body in here! Every body is gone! You were sitting alone at this cafe all this time.” she said.
At that moment, Rohan found himself slowly drifting back to reality. The entire cafe was empty. People had left, it was 10:00pm.
Meanwhile, she continued “and that…” She pointed to the couple near the window “happened 10 years ago,” it was Rohan and Divya, they were on their first date.
“and that….” She pointed to the table across the hall, “happened 5 years back” it was the last time Rohan saw her before she got married.
” right now, i am in America, living a happy life with two wonderful kids and a caring husband. this entire conversation happened 4 years back, when we accidentally met each other after my marriage, the rest of the evening is just your imagination” she said.
Rohan was at a loss of words.
“there are many precious moments in life… you should never let go of them, you caught the first one”
Both of them looked at their past near the window.

“i think I’m falling for you!” Rohan held Divya’s hand in his as he said those three words.
“i love you…” He said. Divya was so happy that a tear drop slipped out.
“so am i… I love you Rohan..” She said. It was a night he could never forget.

“but you missed the second one!” She said and Their eyes were at the table across the hall.

“what do you want me to do now???” Rohan was out of control.
“i want an answer!!” She was in tears yet she was determined.
Rohan sat there thinking between to extremities in his life, he had to make a decision. And then he said those three words.
“let’s break up…”
Divya’s eyes welled up as she took in those words, without a word she left the place. It was a night he could never forget.

“had you missed the first moment, the second one wouldn’t have existed. You wouldn’t be standing here watching all this. Had you caught the second moment, you would still not be standing here watching all this. But, i guess, fate had different things coming up for you.”
“you haven’t moved on Rohan… You are still holding on to that one memory… let it go… It’s time that you did…” She said as she disappeared.
Rohan sat there thinking about how his life had shaped till here. He looked at his cup, it was empty. At that moment he realised how similar was his life to that cup.
Placing the cup on the table, he walked out.

“excuse me sir??? You there!! You haven’t paid for your cafe latte!” The waiter shouted when a lady pulled the waiter back and held him a 50 rupee note.
“that’s for his cafe latte, keep the change.” She looked at her watch, it was 6:35pm and then she walked after Rohan.
Totally confused, the waiter returned to the counter to pay the bill.
His mate was standing at the counter.
“i don’t understand what ever is going on over here.” He said to his mate.
“why?? What happen??” The mate asked him.
“there is this guy who comes to the cafe every day at this time and sits exactly at that table over there and orders cafe latte everyday. Then, this lady walks up to him and talks to him for while. And as far as I’ve heard their conversation, they seem to talk the same thing over and over again. And then this guy leaves the cafe after 5 minutes without paying. And this lady pays for him. The strange fact is, that he never even takes a sip of what he orders.”
“oh you mean her? I know her, she is suganya that guy’s wife!”
“what??? But I’ve seen him call her by the name Divya!!” The waiter was even more confused.
“actually, that guy is mentally retarded, one day his wife came to me and told me about her husband’s condition and asked me if i could help her out with this problem. And from that day till now, this woman comes here everyday at this time and the same thing happens again and again.”

life is to short to miss special moments, once they are gone, they are gone. if you have it, you’d rejoice about it for the rest of your life, if you miss it, then its all regret. But the worst is part is when you don’t even know to what extent you are actually regretting it!!! Don’t let REGRET rejoice YOUR life!

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I am sorry about wat ever is going on between us… Part 3

“sanjeev!!! Get ready… We’re getting late…” Radhika was packing her clothes, the whole family was going for the wedding.
“the first to get in the car gets an ice cream!!” Ajay knew how to handle the kids, he loved them very much as much as they did.
“You seem excited!” radhika’s face held a smile Ajay couldn’t leave  unnoticed.
“yeah… My two best friends are getting married tomorrow!” Radhika’s enthusiasm was obvious.
“best friends?? So it’s going to be like a re-union! You’ll get a chance to meet all your friends! It feels good when old memories are refreshed isn’t it?”
The smile on radhika’s face faded, she realised something that moment, the fear of facing the past she had once left behind, the memories she had buried long ago. She wasn’t ready to face it, she knew she would never be.
“yeah… It does” she said with a hint of sorrow Ajay failed to understand.
Ajay was happy for her. Despite being a good dad, Ajay was caring husband too, he had never refused anything that radhika had ever asked him, radhika hardly asked him anything, but even that mattered alot to him. He always tried to make her happy but radhika was always subtle. At first Ajay tried to cheer her up but later on with time , he realised that it was radhika’s nature and stopped feeling bothered about it. Yet he loved her alot.

By evening they had reached the place, Meena welcomed the family with a warm smile and after a while, the family settled in their room.
Radhika was unpacking her things when Ajay came near her.
“hey… It’s your friend’s marriage, Why don’t you go out and spend sometime with them, I’ll take care of the kids”
“thanks..” radhika smiled “but are you sure??”
He patted her shoulder and smiled.
Radhika walked out of her room to meet meena. On her way, she met many of her old friends. As she walked up to her friend’s room, her eyes were nimbling  every where, as if they were searching something… Or Someone… Despite the fear of facing the past, her heart raced on the very thought of even looking back at it, she was curious, her mind was restless, her eyes were desperately searching him everywhere. The feeling was difficult to be understood but she loved the rush of adrenaline she felt that moment. She wanted to meet him.
She reached Meena’s room and found her upset.
“i can’t believe this! This dress, I’ve been wanting to wear all these days is small for me now!”meena cried. “i bought this dress 2 years back!! back then it was a bit tight but i thought I’d fit in perfectly later on! But now, it’s very small for me!!!”
Radhika helped in arranging all the other dresses that were on the floor. Meanwhile, meena walked out to see Dinesh.
Radhika realised something, confronting the past after all these years, wasn’t going to make things any better, the fact that meena’s dress was not a fit for her was behind the scene until she confronted it again after two years. It was a mistake, all of a sudden she didn’t want to do this, her curiosity faded and suddenly she felt scared, she didn’t want to meet him at all.  Just when she was finished packing the dresses, she heard a voice.
“can you tell me where is meena??”
She turned around and she regretted the very moment that she hadn’t.
“Radhika..” It was Arjun.
“Arjun…” Her voice choked.
Finally, the moment had come, the past she had been regretting about all these days, was standing right in front of her. Nothing had changed, she was still the same girl who was once madly in love with the guy whom she had left ten years back. She felt weak and helpless.
“how are you?” Arjun asked her. The guy hadn’t changed much, not much of a thick beard and a bit of grey hair around the ear were the only changes visible. He was still admirable, the spark in his eyes were still eminent.
“yeah… I’m good…” She managed to say that.
“you have changed..” He looked at her in surprise.
“but you haven’t…” She looked at him, “not much…”
Both of them walked up to the terrace and they talked, talked and talked even more. Time seemed to have stopped, the talk was endless.
It was 12am in the morning when radhika walked back into her room. She was happy, all of sudden, things seemed to have changed, she felt young. That night she couldn’t sleep. She was thinking about him. She realised how much he loved her and how blind she was all these days, she had realised the mistake she had made.
The following morning, everybody gathered at the hall.
Radhika had dressed to her best and so had Arjun.
“aren’t you gonna say anything about how i look??” Radhika asked him.
“am i just hallucinating or is it you who gets hotter everyday?” Arjun smiled at her.
They were so happy with the life they were living now.
Arjun held her tighter and whispered in her ears.”so what’s the plan for the night??” And she slapped him gently on his face.
“I’ve realised what I’ve been missing all the years… I’m so sorry…” Radhika said to him and coiled her hands around his arm.
“I’m glad everything is fine now.”he said.
“so when are we leaving??” Arjun asked her.
“tonight will be the night, lets begin a new life!!!” Radhika said.
The marriage was awesome. Radhika was very happy, she had never been so happy in her life.
That night…
 Arjun held her in his arms, kissed her and pushed her to the bed.
Radhika kissed him passionately, her hands rubbing his chest. It was totally different. He had never seen radhika like this. It went on for long time. And finally it came to end. Both of them were exhausted.
Radhika held him tightly
“i love you… Ajay”  she said and he held her even more close.
A few miles away from the wedding hall, in a resort. Arjun lay exhausted in the bed.
“i love you… Arjun” the woman, he had just made love to, said and cuddled him.

Radhika felt happy that she had that talk the last night.
The previous night at the terrace.
“how is life radhika??” Arjun asked her.
“it’s good.. I’m married… And I have two kids..” She said. Arjun nodded and silence followed.
“I’m sorry… Arjun… I’m really sorry for what ever that was going on between us…” Radhika felt responsible for what ever happened.
“don’t be radhika… Just Don’t be…” Arjun said.

Radhika remembered the day they broke up. that evening, they were at the lake.
“i love you…” Arjun said. “i really do… Radhika”
“Arjun… I cannot do this… I’m sorry…” She said.
“do you know why i asked you for this one last day… I believed that i could change your mind, by making you realize what a big mistake you are making. By making you realise how much i love you.. How much i want you to be with me… But i guess.. It isn’t happening… I failed…”
“Arjun.. I’m really sorry about whatever is going on between us..” Was all she could say  before he stood up to leave.
“don’t  be radhika… Just don’t be…” Was the last thing she heard him say as he walked off.

Now, She felt very bad for what she had done.
Just then a woman walked up to them.
“hey baby… I was searching for you everywhere” she hugged Arjun.
“radhika… This is shruthi.. My wife…” He said.
“hi…” The woman was energetic. She shook hands with radhika.
“I’ll  be waiting in the room… Be back soon..”she said as she waved a bye to both of them.
After she left, they looked at each other,  it seemed like things had changed, not a few, but almost everything had changed.
“she is pretty!!” Radhika said.

“we met four years back. after you… I couldn’t think about a relationship, but shruti.. She changed everything…” He said.
“funny that certain things are never meant to be where we actually expect them to be” he spoke again.
“yeah… I know” radhika nodded.
“look at you… I mean… You seem to be very happy with your life… A loving husband, two kids,.. Life must be rocking isn’t it??” He asked.
“yes it is… Ajay does care a lot about me” and that’s when she realised what a big mistake she had made, how blindly had she been living all these years. She had lost the love of her life, but she failed to understand that life must move on, no matter what. She had been destroying her present thinking about how wonderful would it have been if the past had continued for the rest of her life. She failed to see how beautiful her present was. Of course, life would have been awesome had she married Arjun, but it wasn’t worse with Ajay. She just failed to understand how awesome her life was with Ajay.
That night she realised how madly should she be in love with Ajay.
She walked up to her room. Ajay was asleep, so were the kids.
She lay besides him, thinking about how much this guy cared about her.
The next morning.
Radhika walked up to Ajay,
“aren’t you gonna say anything about how i look??” Radhika asked him.
“wonderful as ever” Ajay smiled at her.

“am i just hallucinating or is it you who gets hotter everyday?” Arjun smiled at shruti.
Radhika and Arjun were so happy with the life they were living now.
Arjun held her tighter and whispered in her ears.”so what’s the plan for the night??” And shruti slapped him gently on his face.
“somebody is quite happy today…” Ajay looked at radhika.
“I’ve realised what I’ve been missing all the years… I’m so sorry…” Radhika said to him and coiled her hands around his arm.
“hmm… I’m glad everything is fine now.”Ajay said.
“so when are we leaving??” Arjun asked her.
“we’ll leave tonight… I have booked the resort” shruti smiled at him.
“it feels good to see you happy…” Ajay held her close.
“tonight will be the night, lets begin a new life!!!” Radhika said.

Sometimes, in life, we worry too much about things we’ve lost and destroy the things we already have in it. Life is so precious and you get to live it only once. Stop worrying… Start living…

“i am sorry about what ever was going on between us..” She held Ajay closer than ever and never let go of him, ever.

                       THE END

10 commandments for a perfect relationship

Well guys, talking about relationships, everybody has a problem with their girl friend. Here are some commandments for a perfect relationship!

Commandment #1:
I AM THE GIRL FRIEND THY LOVE, THOU SHALL HAVE NO LOVE BEFORE ME
When you are in a relationship, foremost thing with utmost importance is being faithful to your girl.
Exhibit A: Down the street with your gf, you sight a hotty across the road. What do you do?
1. You ogle at the beauty with your souls stretching out to her.
Or
2. You pretend to be a gentleman when you are actually not. You talk some bullshit to your girl about the environment, probably about the weather or the grocery shop past the beauty, making it very obvious that you are a jerk.
Or
3. You are actually a gentleman and you probably didn’t notice the hotty at all/she wasn’t a hotty at all(p.s. Please see a psychatrist & may god help you 😢)
If you are the third one, there is seriously nothing  down there that is meaningful to your senses, you may please go visit some other blog!
There lies the problem! Guys are actually innocent, they cannot pretend to have not done something when they have done it, unlike girls who can pretend the hell out of Gwyneth Paltrow. (no offence ladies 😇)
For those, who have this problem can refer to the 57th commandment. (thou shall ogleth thy hotty nay admire her assets whilst thou induceth a hint of surprise in thy love’s mind) we’ll get on that later.
Talking about hotties, you might have some of them as your friends or should i say “you ended up being friends with them” cause previously, you failed making a hopeless shot and later on understood the fact that they were way out of your league and realised that they might be useful for posting a few clicks over Facebook/twitter. I know guys, it happens.
 Well, back on to the issue, for those who have friends like that, you’d better stay away from those girls when you are in a relationship. Cause they are the sleeper cells, you’ll never know when they might boom!
It goes like this
Your gf: “whose that girl you were talking to, down the street, a while ago.”
You: “who? That girl? Just a friend, baby”
Your gf: “oh.. Just a friend? Didn’t seem so to me! I was watching you guys all the time, you were totally hitting on her”
(if the girl was hotter than your gf, irrespective of what ever you were talking to that girl)
Your gf:  “oh.. Just a friend? Didn’t seem so to me! I was watching you all the time,she was totally hitting on you”
(if your gf was hotter than the girl,irrespective of what ever you were talking to that girl)

And that’s how it starts!
Be careful guys!

  Well an ex is probably not a big issue, unless & until she remains an ex in your life, meaning ” she doesn’t exist in your present”.  Being still friends with your ex is like asking your kidnappers to drop by someday for a friendly chat after they let go of you. Having your ex in your life might make your girl feel insecure about her relationship, she might feel like being on the hook. A constant fear of losing you to your ex. On the other hand, having an ex back in your life again proves to be an advantage if your girl friend is a freaking lunatic, mark my words, you’ll love it when the bitches fight.

I am sorry about wat ever is going on between us… Part 2

Like every other day, Radhika had an active morning. Kids were off to school and Ajay to work. Just as she finished her breakfast, she heard a knock, it was Dinesh.
“hey”
“Dinesh! What a surprise? How are you?” It was a surprise indeed, radhika hadn’t met her college friends for a while and meeting Dinesh after such a long time indeed cheer her up.
“actually, I’m not alone” Dinesh was about to say more when Meena stepped besides him.
“oh my… meena!! It’s been a long time”
Dinesh and meena were her best friends in college. Radhika was so pleased to see them together.
“oh my god!! I don’t believe.. its you guys!! Where have you been all these days??” Radhika asked them as they walked in.
“c’mon radhika! YOU got married, moved in with your life, YOU got busy with your life with the kids! Madam!!!” Dinesh mocked her. It was true, after getting married, Radhika moved away from her friends. She didn’t want anyone or any thing that reminded the past she wanted to forget.
“ok fine!! Fine!! I am sorry!! So how are you guys?? What brings you guys here all of a sudden??”
“actually.. Radhika.. We are getting married next month!”
“OMG!! What?? Really???” Radhika was shocked nay surprised. This was something she had never expected. None of those who knew them would ever expect this. Dinesh and Meena broke up three times when they were in college. None of their friends ever thought that they were supposed to be with each other, ever.
“here is the invitation!” She pulled out an envelope from her bag.
Radhika smiled at them, but the thing was bugging her. This was totally unexpected.
“i still cannot believe you guys are getting married. How did it happen?” She couldn’t stop herself from asking it.
” i know,  you are not the only person to have asked this question and you’re not the only person to whom i have given this answer. I guess, we were supposed to be with each other” she coiled Dinesh’s arm.
“she never gave up on us! That’s what led us till here!”, had it not been her, we wouldn’t have lasted this long.” Dinesh said.
“oh no.. He is just being nice, the truth is… He never gave up on me” meena broke in.
“no that isn’t true” Dinesh reciprocated.
All of a sudden, both of them seem so perfect for each other, at least to radhika they seemed to be perfect.
That night when radhika was in lying in her bed, she recalled what Dinesh said earlier that  morning. “she didn’t give up on us!”  

Had she not given up on him that day, Had she not left him that, had she changed her mind that evening, things would have been totally different. Had she…

“where are we going Arjun?” She was confused.
“to re-live every single moment of our life for one last time!” Arjun sounded excited.
“but..” Before she could say anything, Arjun broke in “wait, i have a list of things i wanted to do when I’m with you, we can do all that today!!!”
She felt helpless and sad, she really didn’t want to leave him “this is stupid Arjun… ” she touched his face “please… Don’t kill yourself like this”
“oh c’mon, forget that we are breaking up this evening, we are just two freakies madly in love, and lets have a new rule, every time one of us feels sad today, he/she takes a shot of vodka!”
He took out a bottle of vodka from his car.
“what!?!, that’s insane” radhika said.
“so are we going to be today! Here take a shot.” Arjun winked.
“but i have never drunk this thing before” she hesitated.
“which explains the reason why its on my to do list. Well… get radhika drunk! Check! C’mon, we don’t have much time!! Quick let the baby run down your throat!!”
She looked at him for a while and the next second she felt the burning sensation down her throat. That was the first time she ever got drunk.
They went to every single place they had been to, the bowling alley, the temple, the disco club and many other places which arjun had listed in his to do list.
They were at the temple.
“i can’t believe that i just walked into a temple half drunk.” Radhika said. The vodka had started it’s work, she was feeling dizzy.
 “I’m so nailing it!! ain’t i??” She wasn’t steady but she did manage to pretend very well that she was steady. Both of them walked to the spot where arjun had first proposed her. They sat against the same pillar where once they both were.
“i can never forget this place” radhika said holding Arjun’s hand. She remembered the day he proposed her at this same place.
It was just another fine day, they were with  Dinesh and meena who had just got back after their first break up.
” I’m so happy for them” radhika said as she saw Dinesh & meena happily lighting oil lamps.
“yeah… I never thought that they would get back together!”
“yeah… Sometimes, you just don’t know who is the one that is made for you and everything just happens all of a sudden, boom!!! Crazy isn’t it??”
And the very next minute Arjun kissed her right in her lips.
“just like this! Crazy Isn’t it??” Arjun said. Radhika was still in a state of shock, the kiss was so instantaneous, that she couldn’t bring herself out of that. She looked around to see if some one had seen them kissing, luckily none did.
“yes, radhika, i love you!” Arjun was looking right into her eyes.
She didn’t speak a word, of course she was blushing, her cheeks were red, she was smiling uncontrollably.
“well, I’d take that as a YES! Thank you!” He winked.

It was like as if everything happened yesterday. She looked at him , she could never love anyone this much, ever.
“oh no… You definitely need a shot right now! Here, take this!” He slipped in a tiny bottle.
“no!! Seriously??? Here?? you’ve got to be kidding me!” Her eyes almost popped out.
“yep!!” He winked.
Then they went up to the near by hill station they had once been to.
It was a bit of a long drive and radhika fell asleep as she was half dizzy, the reason being the vodka shots.
Arjun woke her up.
“you’ve seriously got to be kidding me!!” She was spellbound, “mother of god!!! When did you drive me here?”
Arjun just smiled and opened the door to let her out of the car.
They walked over to the same spot where they once stood, surrounded by exotic romance in the air. Arjun remembered that day exactly the way it was.
They had been here, a year ago, with meena. She was having a rough time after her break up with Dinesh.
“jeez… I feel terribly sorry for meena, she is really having a bad time” radhika said as she walked out of the car. Meena was asleep in the car.
“yeah, it was worse this time, i don’t think they’ll patch up ever again!” Arjun said. Both of them walked up to a tea stall near by. The area was filled with mist and both of them were feeling the chillness.
“yeah, i think its over between them.” She said as she got the cup and walked up to the other side of the road from where they could see the entire city below.
“funny that certain things are never meant to be where we actually expect them to be” she said and sipped some tea.
“you mean like how your lips aren’t supposed to stay on the cup but are supposed to be on mine considering the weather condition and the romance in the air??” He smiled wickedly and embraced her from behind.
“be careful mister, once you have them, you’re gonna regret for the rest of your life” radhika said as she nuzzled into him.

 

“oh my god… I guess i need a shot now.” Arjun walked over to the car.
“what happened?” Radhika asked him.
“it’s freezing here. That’s why!” He said.
Taking a shot, he looked at her, she was  standing  by the rocks. He loved her way too much and He just didn’t want to lose her.
By the end of the day, they were totally drunk and were at the lake, it was the last place they were to visit.
This was the place where both of them wanted to be when they were happy or sad. This was a special one.
Radhika and Arjun were seated above a log. Both were blurting out non sense to each other.
Radhika was resting over Arjun’s shoulder. It was the best day she had ever had. A day she would remember till the day she breathed, cherishing every single moment of it, living every single day with the happiness, this one day gave her.
“i love you..” Arjun said. The sun was setting, the reddish orange colour of the sky was at its best to let the couple literally feel the love.
Radhika looked at him.
“i really do,.. Radhika…” He said, he was looking right in her eyes. He loved her, so badly, so very badly.
“Arjun…”

To be concluded….

I am sorry about wat ever is going on between us…

It was 4:30 in the morning and Radhika was awake. The alarm hadn’t rung, it wasn’t her mate’s snoring that got her up, she didn’t have a nightmare either,  perhaps she rarely had a dream. She lay awake, with her eyes wide open and her mind lost somewhere in the dark. Drifting from one side to the other, she lay down in her bed  with  her husband, Ajay, who was totally unaware of where he was. An hour passed and the alarm beeped, Radhika knew that it was time to get off the bed and do the regulars.
She was making the breakfast, when she overheard a voice.
“mommy, could you help me plait my hair.” It was her daughter sanjana. She tugged on to Radhika’s saree and followed radhika around the kitchen. Placing the dishes in the sink for a wash, she took sanjana to the hall.
“where is sanjeev?” Radhika asked her daughter as she combed her hair.
“sound asleep i guess” she giggled. “ouch” she crinked her face as her mother tightened her hair. Then she got up to see sanjeev.
“SAnjeev… Sanjeev” the second time, a little louder, she shouted and shook sanjeev.
“i dont wanna go to school mommy!” sanjeev pulled the blanket to his face and drifted the other side. She took him in his arms and rushed inside the bathroom.
“please mommy!!!!” sanjeev cried in vain.
“ you’re getting late for school, you’ll miss the bus!!” she helped him brush and bathed him quickly.
Then both the kids were at the dining table, when their dad came to  join them. He was ready for his work. After serving the breakfast, she helped sanjeev wear his shoes when the school bus honked.
She rushed the kids to the bus and held them their lunch boxes. She waved them a bye as the school bus crossed the corner.
Ajay rushed to his car and as he wore the seat belt Radhika held the lunch box to him.
“thanks… “ he said and started his car, he was in a hurry.

Radhika walked back into her apartment, the kids were gone, her husband was off to work. She was alone now.
Life was perfect, the way she would have ever dreamt, She was happy, She had everything she wanted.
She sat on the sofa, switching on the TV. After sometime, her neighbour misses. Khanna, dropped by and the gossip went on for a while until noon and then she went.
It was evening, the kids had come from school. The rest of evening went on with the kids. A little later Ajay was home and everyone had dinner.
It was 10 in the night, the kids were asleep. Radhika and Ajay were in their room, radhika had her eyes closed, had it been a while she would have slept but then she felt a hand around her waist. She knew what she had to do. She turned over to him and it went on for a while. after some time Ajay was asleep. She lay there in the dark, her mind lost in thoughts.  She wasn’t able to sleep, just like the other night, just like every other night. She had everything she wanted or did she pretend it to be that way? Life was perfect, the way she had always dreamt it to be or was it? She was happy or was she? She had two kids, a caring husband, and above all that, a good life, just the way her parents had wanted. Her dad died a 4 years back and her mom, an year later. They were happy, for they had done their duty and given their daughter, a good life. they were satisfied with the life radhika was living, sad that they failed to understand the fact that radhika wasn’t.
She wasn’t forced to marry Ajay, it was her decision, solemnly her decision. A decision that changed her life, a life she was living today. She remembered the day she made this decision, she remembered every inch of that day, for it was engraved deep in her soul, a day she would remember till the last breath of her life.
“please radhika” she could hear his cry. His voice was still ringing in her ears. “i don’t wanna do this… I cannot…”

They were at the cafe coffee day.
Arjun was seated opposite to her. “i cannot do this anymore Arjun, this cannot happen!”
“don’t you see? We are perfect for each other. This isn’t the way it is supposed to end.”
“i know.. Arjun… But Please! I don’t wanna talk about this anymore & i don’t want this anymore either”
“i don’t understand!! what is the matter with you?? Why can’t we be together?”
“we’ve had this discussion before also. My parents will not accept this!”
“oh..  c’mon!! give me a break!” He slammed his fist on the table, all the attention was at their table.
“i’m sorry..” He tried to relax in his chair.
“i am not asking you to elope with me! we can talk to them, convince them. Things will fall in place. I just want you to be with me through this!” He placed his hand on her’s.
 He seriously didn’t want anything else from her but just her support through this. But radhika wasn’t ready for what he was asking for, it was too much for her. She loved him very much but she couldn’t betray her parents. She didn’t want her parents to face the shame of people talking about what their daughter had done. Above all this, She was scared of her dad, a short tempered man with loads of love for his daughter. He cared way to much and wouldn’t dare to kill her if she made a mistake. She wasn’t afraid of getting killed but what if her dad did something to Arjun? She wouldn’t forgive herself for the rest of her life. She wasn’t able to forgive herself till this day for the mistake she had made that day. She regretted it everyday, every single minute for having made that decision that day.
“i cannot go against my parents, I’m sorry…” She tried hard not to cry.
Arjun wasn’t able to take anymore. He had lost his patience  “fine!!” He said and walked away. As he walked out, something struck him, what was he doing? Where was he going? Then, he realised something, he loved this girl way more than anything. This wasn’t why he fell in love with this girl in the first place. he couldn’t let go of everything just like that. She was all what he ever wanted. He couldn’t just break up with her like this. He walked back to her.
“k… You wanted a break up right? Fine,.. We’ll breakup!”
Radhika was confused.
“But not like this! I wanna live every single moment once again, i wanna go to all those places we’ve been to, re-live every single memory, one last time. I wanna be happy.”
He held her hand “one day, radhika! One last day… Lets forget everything & be madly in love with each other.” And before she could say anything, he pulled her out of the cafe coffee day.

 

to be continued…