“Silent LOVE…” – $11

 

“Missing your smiles from 5 days.”

“Message delivered.” – Network.

It was raining so heavy that day and I am looking at those drops of rain, thinking about her and waiting for her reply.

I waited for the whole 48 hours during the weekend for her reply. Even though I knew that it’s a foolishness to wait for a reply from a girl for an unknown number message, I just had a little hope somewhere inside that she may reply at least to ask who I am.

(Monday morning)

As like every day, I reached office at my regular time and started working with my tasks. I stopped waiting for her message. But, started waiting for her thinking that she may arrive at office today. As like the previous week, her regular check-in time crossed and still her seat remained empty. Just to deviate myself from her thoughts, I added some more attention to my task.

At around 12 in the noon, when I looked at her seat, I was surprised to see the chair occupied by the smiling moon light. I could feel the happiness inside me when I saw her at her station almost after 7 days. I completely forgot about the message and reply. All that mattered is her smile and its back right in front of my eyes.

And the same old story went on for the next 30 days. Looking at her, waiting for her to smile and feeling happy when she does that.

(30 days later)

Akshay joined with me in our hostel 2 months back and we became pretty good friends in short period. We go for dinner together at around 8.30 PM every day. It is the same even today and we both were walking on the road talking about some new games that were launched in the market. Akshay, who is a gaming freak, is always busy playing games. From last 3 days, he is using my mobile to play games as his mobile is in ICU.

“Hey Prudhvi. We have to change our mobiles. The latest games are too slow in this.”

“I don’t play much Akshay and so I am not considering that option. This is enough for me. And also I don’t have plans to change this as this is a gift.”

“Hmmm. Once I get a report on my mobile, I will plan according to.”

Even though his mouth is busy talking to me, his hands continued playing even while walking.

After few mins, I heard a beep from the mobile.

“Battery critical. 2% remaining.”

“Ohhhh. No no no. I am at the last level and now this battery warning. Prudhvi, why you dint keep charge for this.”

I just smiled at him without replying anything for his question as he knows very well that he is the one playing games continuously and that was the reason behind the battery getting exhausted.

He understood my intentions from my expressions.

“Ok ok. Cool. Cool. I get it. I was the one playing games continuously.” – Akshay

“Hmmmm”

After 2 mins, I heard another beep.

“Hey, this is second warning. In the next warning, it will turn off automatically.”

“This is not battery alert Prudhvi.”

“Then?”

“You have got some new message.”

“Message? From whom?”

“I don’t know, I just dismissed that notification. It just said NEW MESSAGE FROM some Sm.. something. I dint looked at it carefully.”

After few steps, all of a sudden, something stuck in my mind.

“Hey, is it SMILE?”

“I guess so man. I dint read it completely.”

As soon as he said that, I took mobile from him.

“Hey Akshay. I forgot to send a mail to my friend. He asked me to send a sample resume. He will be waiting for me. You just go have dinner and get me parcel. I have to run back to hostel.”

I just said these words to him and started running from there to hostel.

“Hey Hey Hey Prudhvi. Wait wait.”

I am in so hurry to reach my hostel and dint even turn back towards him. On my way, I was closing his game window and trying to open the message app. By the time I did that, it got turned off.

I reached hostel so fast and plugged in the charge pin. I cannot even turn it on myself as APPLE phones have a very special feature. If the battery is completely dried out, they turn on automatically after few mins and there is no way we can turn it on.

As soon as it got turned on, the first thing I did is to open the message app.

“Hi, who is this? I have got a message from this number 4 weeks back.”

The moment I saw that message, I felt like dancing out of joy. Not because she replied. But because she replied even after one month trying to know who I am.

I just replied saying that I am one of her colleague and saw her during the M&G day.

Next day at office, it seemed so special than regular because, till then I was just only seeing her and from yesterday, we started communicating.

I never revealed who I am. But then I used to tell her all her details. Her college information, home town address, parents name and much more. I don’t know whether she started trusting me or she is scared of me as I have lot of information that I have gathered about her. Whatever it is, we started conversing. That’s all mattered to me right now.

She asked me many times who I am and I have never revealed out myself. After few weeks, I decided to reveal myself as I am afraid that keeping it as a secret for long time is not going to add any value.

The day when I said to her, who I am, it was a more shocking thing to me than to her.

She replied saying that she expected it was me as she observed many times while I was looking at her from last 3 to 4 months. I couldn’t believe it because every time I made 100% sure that she doesn’t know that I am looking at her. But then it was that day I understood that, no matter how extreme boys take care when they look at a girl, the girl will know it somehow and the boy will always be in an illusion that she will never know that it was he who is looking at her.

She is wearing a light green colored dress and looked so beautiful to my eyes. I wrote few lines on her and sent it to her.

@ “In the color green, you look like a lightening Queen. With the simple smile, like a shiny pearl. And the two cute eyes, like a full moon twice.” – Mr. Venky Bond

“Shadow of Truth” – Episode-5

As the days went on, Tarun and Amrutha started liking each other very much. Even though their professions resembled North Pole and South Pole in nature, their interests and opinions paved the way for the love and bonding between them. Every day, Amrutha used to reach the shore after finishing her training. Tarun is now no longer walking in the beach alone. Cool breezes and sea waves of Chaupati used to witness their love daily in the evenings.

Tarun decided to explain about Amrutha to his parents. He thought he could call and explain them. But, he had a second thought that it would be much better if he can go and talk to them directly. The very next minutes, he called Amrutha and said her about what he had thought. Amrutha jumped out of joy when she heard Tarun’s words. And at the same time, she was also worried about how they would react to it.

October 10th 2008 18:00 Hrs:

“Tarun, even though I was grown up all alone from my childhood, I never felt this lonely. But now when you are leaving, I feel like I am completely alone in this world.”
“Amrutha, I will be back in 3 days and I am very sure that mom and dad will agree. It would have been much better if you could join me.”
“Even I felt the same Tarun. But, as you know, we were not allowed to take leaves in our training period. And also; after I come there if your parents won’t agree then I can’t take that pain at all.”
“No Amu, there will be no situation like that.”

“Ting, Ting, Ting… Yaatrikan krupaya dhyaan dheejiye. Gaadi sankhya 12431,
Mumbai se Nayi Delhi jaane waali Rajdhani Express, thoodesi dher me theen number platform se
rawana hone keliye thayaar he.”

“Kuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu…….”

The signal turned green leaving redness in Amrutha eyes. Even Tarun doesn’t like to leave Amrutha alone. But, he knew that for them to be together forever, he had to leave to home.

Seeing Amrutha that way, even Tarun eyes were filled with drop of tears. Probably that was the first time in life he ever had tears in his eyes.

Train started moving while Amrutha was still holding Tarun’s hand. Tarun had to forcefully leave her hand even though his heart was pulling him back.

The first 2 days were so different for Amrutha and Tarun. Even though Tarun was not there, Amrutha continued to visit the shore daily in the evening. They were physically apart in distance but used to engage all the time through calls. The call which Amrutha received on the 3rd day was so special and surprising.

“Amu….I Love you…” Tarun screamed these words as soon as she answered the call. “Mom and dad agreed for our marriage and my mom wants to talk to you “saying this, Tarun gave to his mom.

“Amrutha Beti, Tarun told everything about you. At first, when he said he was interested to get marry we were shocked as whenever we talk to him about marriage, he used to refuse. But, now he himself told us about you and his will to marry you.”

Amrutha felt so blessed upon hearing those words from Tarun’s mom.

Tarun returned Mumbai. Now, whole Mumbai witnessed their love. There was no place where they haven’t been to.

Amrutha used to talk frequently with Tarun’s parents. Especially with his sister Rupa. Rupa used to tell Amrutha about Tarun’s childhood memories.

November 14th 2008 08:00 Hrs:

Trnnnnn… Trnn…. Trnn……
“Hello Amrutha. I woke up and getting ready, I will be there in 20 mins.”
“Don’t be late Tarun. I don’t want you to miss even by a minute.”
“Sure Amrutha. And.. at least can you tell now.”
“Tarun… I will wait for u at the hostel entrance. Bye bye.” Amrutha smiled and disconnected the call.

They both reached Dr. E. Moses Road by 09:13 Hrs. It was a very special surprise to Tarun. Amrutha took him to ‘Vatsalya Foundation’ Orphanage to attend the children’s day special celebrations.

When the entire program was completed, they both started spending time with the kids. Tarun, who loves to spend time with kids, was completely involved in play with them. Amrutha couldn’t take off her eyes from Tarun.

“Tarun, why do you love kids so much? I have never seen you this way with anyone else except with them.” Amrutha asked Tarun.
“Amrutha, the world is nowhere human now. It’s all polluted. People forget the basic fact that they are humans. Each of them tries to create their identity in form of religion, caste, crime, money or power. The world lost smile on its face. According to me, children are the only one in this world with pure and innocent smile on their faces. They have no worries of tomorrow except their little happiness of today. I forget myself completely seeing those cute smiles.” Saying this, he hugged one of the kids beside him.
“Tarun, are you sure you don’t like any other smile in this world except the smile of kids?” Amrutha asked with a false anger on her face.

Tarun, who understood her intentions behind that question, replied back with a smile.

Meanwhile, Amrutha received a text from Rupa “Hi Bhabi. I have a surprise for you. Mom, dad and I are coming to Mumbai in two weeks.”
Amrutha was so happy that she is going to meet Tarun’s parents. The end date of training added more joy to her happiness.

Finally the day has come when Tarun’s parents were reaching Mumbai.

Tarun said that he will be picking up Amrutha at her training center.

“Hello Tarun.”
“Yes Amu… I will be there at around 17:30 Hrs.”
“Tarun, I was told now that, as today is my last day of training, it may take 2 more hours to complete the releasing process.”
“Don’t worry Amu, I will pick you up at 19.00 and we both can go directly to station cancelling our evening walk.”
Amrutha completed all her releasing formalities and was waiting for Tarun.

She called him many times but Tarun didn’t attend her calls. She kept waiting for him at the same place.

20:00 Hrs: “The subscriber you are calling is busy.”She continued calling to his mobile.
21.11 Hrs: Amrutha started getting panic.

Tarun reached Amrutha’s place. Seeing the car, she rushed to him and started questioning “Why are you this late Tarun?”

“Get in Amrutha.” Said Tarun without explaining the reason why he was late.
Amrutha got in the car. She was in full excitement to meet Tarun’s parents.
“What happened Tarun, why are you driving so fast?”
Tarun remained silent.
“As it was too late to station he might be worried and so speeding up.” Amrutha said to herself.
After quite some time, Amrutha noticed that it was not the route to station.
“Tarun, where are we going? Are you taking a different route to station? It is already late to pick up mom and dad.”

Tarun didn’t even look at her. He continued driving with same speed. When he reached a place, he suddenly stopped the car.
Amrutha got down and was shocked seeing the place where Tarun took her.
“Tarun, what happened? Why did we come here? We were supposed to be at station.”
Tarun had not answered even a single question. He started walking inside so fast and Amrutha followed him.
“Tarun…Tarun….where are you going? What we are doing here?” Amrutha asked Tarun with hell lot of tension.
The environment made her more panic. Finally, Tarun reached a room and opened the door.
“Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo…….” A female voice screamed too loud.

???: Where did Tarun take Amrutha.
???: Why Tarun was not answering to Amrutha’s questions.
???: What’s in that room.

#Innocent smiles.