13 June 2011

Into the void

"Hotel Kalpana, 10 AM, this Sunday. I will be coming with Arahana. OK?" I asked.
"Okay..." Sahil said and hanged the phone.

I was looking at my cell phone - thoughtless! It beeped after two seconds showing me the last call charge details - 45 minutes and some seconds, the same number of bucks. It hurt me even more.

How could she possibly be with such a jerk! He sounded rude to me. He wasn't sorry about what he did. Neither he asked about her. Why she loves him so much? How could she bear him?

I went downstairs. Told Arahana about the plan. She seemed happy then. Her eyes glittered.
"Thank you... I knew you could fix this that's why I asked you to call him..." She whispered taking care that no one else at the home could hear a word.

"Not a problem..." I said. That was hard to say!
I wanted to hug her tight and cry and tell her how I feel about her but... that was forbidden... at least for next few days.

"I am going out for recharging my number...." saying so I escaped and came out.

I wanted to be alone... just myself... and not think about anything or anyone. With moist eyes, I looked up in the sky. It was getting darker and the thunderstorm was in its ways. It was about to rain.

I removed my specs to clean the rain drops falling on the glasses. "Everything is clear now! " I said to myself. I recharged my mobile number. I desperately needed a coffee. I went for it in the nearby hotel. I occupied the table in the corner. FM station Radio Mirchi was playing a song from movie "Delhi belly".
"I hate you
Like I love you
I hate you
Like I love you"

I saw a boy wearing a helmet and a girl entering the hotel. They occupied the table next to me. They looked like a couple. I could not see his face as he was still wearing the helmet but I could see her face. She was shivering with cold. And he was taking a good care of her.

I ordered coffee and started looking outside into the void. Sunday was one day away from that day and she was one boyfriend away from me!!!

Read previous part of the story - "Arahana": Never a smooth road
Read next part of the story - "Arahana": Black coffee
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