Discussion in 'Stories (Fiction)' started by Rith, Feb 20, 2019.
Thank you Ammu
Posted the next episode. waiting for your feedback as always
Leenam dear, Thank you so much.
Thank you PS
wah wah. Good going.. i think now you getting time to post story episodes. thanks for that. Hey Rith, but what about Meera, Prasana , Guna and Kalyani. please post that part too. I always wait for next episodes.
Cool...so the next couple started enjoying waiting to know more... lovely ...what's up with meera and Prasanna
Oh ho, Sathya & Vandana started spending time..... can't wait to see them together .
Lovely going Rith.
i guess both sathya and vandana are falling for eachother..atleast they should open up ASAP .. all stories in IL right now are sailing in the same boat everyone have a problem opening up to the other ! These guys atleast should open up ASAP...
Sathya pretended as if he didn’t notice her statement but it created an unknown fear in his heart. They went to nearby restaurant and had a very casual careful conversation. While coming back, he walked silently and she walked observing the shops and people. They departed to their separate room bidding good night.
She felt lazy to change to a night dress and fell on the bed lethargically keeping the bag on the suitcase. She looked at her watch. She is yet to adjust her watch to Singapore time. It was exactly 24 hours ago, she met this guy.
“Poor guy. He has something that is eating him incessantly. I should help him to come out. Anyways he is a nice person” Her perception on Sathya has changed. Slowly sleep embraced her.
Phone alarm beeped. Vadhana woke up quickly. She felt excited on her new assignment. Quickly she took a shower and got ready. She wore an off white wide striped shirt and brown formal trouser. She blow dried her hair put it into a normal pony tail. She applied kajal and nude colour lip gloss. Satisfied with her look she took her bag and came out. She went straight to Sathya’s room and knocked the door.
They greeted each other when he opened the door. He was all ready with brown formal pant with off white shirt and matching blazer. They hi-fived for same colour. They had a very casual talk while having breakfast.
When Vadhana tried for booking a taxi with the reception, Sathya offered to travel along with him in the car company has given. She hesitated but Sathya was so adamant that she should travel with him.
The travel was filled with much casual chat and Vadhana’s perception on Sathya changed completely. The amount of annoyance and grief she had on him initially was slowly transforming into liking. She felt she was kind of attracted to him. Off the men crossed her life, Sathya seem to be a totally different person.
The first day of work was awesome for Vadhana. For her chatter box, humorous nature, everyone liked her in the office. The first half was kind of introduction session. She felt so difficult to remember the names, remember the faces and register the names matching the face. Most of the names, she felt almost same.
Though Sathya attended the conference, his mind was focused somewhere.
They met in the evening, Sathya took her in his car. They had a very casual chat yet both liked each other’s company.
A week passed gifting both lot of wonderful memories to cherish. A beautiful friendship blossomed between them. After the conference, Sathya decided to stay back and meet his customers in Singapore. His schedule changed. How much effort he put for his business, work and work and work alone, that was completely changed longing for a much needed, mind warming relationship. Vadhana who never likes, never knows about living alone, enjoyed Sathya’s company
Prasanna couldn’t get any clues of where Meera could be. As strictly advised by Guna, he delegated low priority work to his subordinates utilizing the time in searching for her.
If she is working anywhere, then background verification should have been done. He started searching in that angle, initiating a casual enquiry with the neighbors of her house with the help of Boominathan.
He tried to reach out to her college as well through one of the known sources. Though luck didn’t favour him much he doesn’t want to give up.
He called Sathya to vent out his stress “I feel like all the roads are blocked dude” he said
“Change the approach dude. Don’t lose hope” Sathya doesn’t know what more he can say for this
Prasanna “When are you coming back Sathya. I am feeling very lonely”
Sathya “Not in near future Prasanna. I want to be alone now” Though Sathya’s parents regularly visited Guna but didn’t say anything about Sathya as per his order
Prasanna “you didn’t tell me even when you left. Are you hiding anything to me?”
Sathya replied vaguely “Yes! But that’s the best thing to do now”
“I don’t want to reveal unwanted information which would potentially cause drift in our relationship. I always value our relationship Prasanna. I don’t want to lose you for anything, anyone, anywhere. Let this be buried with me” Sathya told himself.
“Sathya. Are you there on the line” Prasanna shouted as there was a long silence on the other end for a long time
“Yes I am” Sathya adjusted his throat and spoke to Prasanna in such a way to boost up his mood, providing hope, motivating him to continue his search. Prasanna felt better after talking to Sathya.
Guna and Kalyani were waiting for Prasanna in the terrace with juice and snacks. Prasanna came there smiling. After a casual chat, Guna asked him “Any progress, Prasanna?” for which he shook his head left to right as no.
“Don’t worry! It is just 2 months. One more month to go. She won’t break my trust. I am still confident enough that she will come back to, or at least try to talk to me”
“This is like searching for a needle in the ocean” Kalyani sighed
Guna caressed her hand. “For every full moon day we use to have dinner at terrace right?”
Prasanna and Kalyani’s face brightened and shook their head cherishing those memories. They use to enjoy that full moon night like anything. Prasanna will not have any program and Kalyani doesn’t accept any appointments on that day every month.
Guna continued “Today New moon day. See, the sky is clear and dark. For the coming full moon day we will have dinner with Meera” the other two looked at him in conundrum and worried, whereas Guna was found smiling. The cloud of worries occupied Prasanna completely “If at all not for me, at least for appa I should bring her back”, he thought
“What made you to be so confident that she will come back within 15 days? Don’t grow any expectations Guna. I am worried that will make you fall sick again” Kalyani said in worried tone
Guna smiled again. He closed his eyes and thought about the morning incident once Kalyani and Prasanna left for work.
Guna got the address of Mohan from Boominathan. Once Kalyani and Prasanna left for their work, he went to meet Mohan after confirming his appointment. Mohan and Lalitha were clueless why Guna wants to meet them.
He was given a warm welcome by the couple. Guna started with his trademark smile “I am not sure whether you heard about the latest update about your niece, have you?”
Mohan and Lalitha bobbed their head as No though not confidently. Their face reaction was clearly evident for his suspicion
“No?? Surprising. How is she doing now?” Guna asked
“How do we know Sir” Mohan replied politely
Guna laughed “Well. Well. I agree. How do you know? But I would like to let you know that within this month, she will come back to me. Inform her as well. Thanks” he folded his hands and left. Guna came there to request Mohan to reveal about whereabouts of Meera. He had a strong suspicion that they might be aware about her. Yet, his dignity didn’t allow him to request further.
Now he was very sure that Mohan is in touch with Meera and he would talk to her about his Guna. But he was wrong. Mohan was so adamant to test their love. He didn’t open his mouth rather, he didn’t even tried to talk to Meera and stopped Lalitha as well from talking to her as she might spill the beans.
He knows that one day Meera will be back. If she is destined to marry Prasanna, Mohan wants to evaluate these people, how good they are to take care of her niece in a good manner. Little did he know that Meera’s lover and Guna’s son are same person?
Life without Vadhana is not easy for Meera. Now she has her vehicle, yet she couldn’t enjoy the ride as it wasn’t that fun as riding along with Vadhana. Even the little bird accepted her food and water but not Meera. Still it shows little hesitation when she is nearby. With its cute little eyes, it searches for Vadhana. At some night, the solitary of the room scares her. She realized the importance of a company in her life
She imagined, how things would be if she has to spend rest of the nights of her life alone. The clock announced the time as 3 AM.
It’s been a week Vadhana left. But for her it seemed to be long months. She sat on the bed bending her knees, cuddling the knees with her hands, placing her head on the knees. The night scared her. The silence killed her. She closed her eyes. Prasanna sat on the bed. Immediately she hugged him and leaned on his chest. Her fast running heart beat slowed down and beat with rhythm. Her mind became calm. He ruffled her hair wrapping his hands around her shoulders. She enjoyed the warmth. Slowly she felt that warmth was subsiding down and she started feeling cold. She couldn’t feel anyone around. She felt the wrapped hands were slowly moving away from her.
With a jerk she opened her eyes. All she could see was only the dark filled room. She switched on the light and realized all those moments were just a dream. She felt bad. She turned on the dim night light and laid down hugging a pillow. Eyes denied to shed tears as if no more left to shed. Her eyes were dried enough.
She took her phone and dialed Prasanna’s number. Before she click on the call button, she locked the phone and threw on the bed moving her head right to left. She fully covered herself with the bed sheet and closed her eyes forcefully.
“This is not the first time” her heart shouted.
“Hell…hell…hell. Why me? Why only me always? Isolation, solitary. Lonely…am I not destined to stay happy? Tell me…I want to know now” she shouted at the ceiling
She felt the room walls are approaching towards her. She felt choked. She fell on the bed unconscious
A new morning born with the welcoming song of the little birds. Padmini started taking care of her husband who was yet to be discharged. She hired a cook for her PG and her parents took care of administration in her absence. But, like Padmini they couldn’t have an individual care on the housemates due to their age factor.
Slowly everyone got into their busy schedule having no time to notice who had breakfast and who stayed in their respective rooms only
The little bird flew away in dismay after trying to wake up her feeder as there was no food and water in its bowl. It was around 11 AM, Meera slowly opened her eyes with great difficulty
She felt as if carrying a huge weight in her head. Still she couldn’t open her eyes. She remembered the worst events of mid night. She felt very bad for not having any one around when she is not keeping well.
She realized the biggest blunder of her decision to stay alone. This single simple instance slapped her face showing the reality of life.
She managed to grab the water bottle from the side table and emptied it in no time. With difficulty she waked holding the wall for support and poured little water on the bird’s bowl and crushed few biscuits.
She refreshed and stood near the window, fresh air gave her some energy. She walked down to the dining hall. The chilled dry idly and chutney gave her no mood to eat. Still, she need energy to survive. Forcefully she ate an idly and sat under the tree shade
Her body temperature was rising. She felt cold and shivering. She walked to the nearby shop and got a bread packet, apples and jam. She simpered sarcastically about her condition. She locked herself in the room and laid on bed. She called Vadhana. She cut her call and sent a message “In a meeting. Will call you back”.
Meera “Everyone are in their own priorities. But I am not in any ones list”
Her alter ego “is that not something you voluntarily forced on your head”
Meera “But I can’t go back”
Her alter ego “when you can’t manage a week alone, how you are going to manage your entire life?”
She brushed away her thoughts and closed her eyes. She survived with tablets, bread and fruits. She didn’t go down. No one bothers about that. She badly wanted to go back to Guna & Kalyani
Vadhana sat on the lawn sipping coffee. Sathya came down and pat on her shoulders “Whats up madam. Yet to make friends here? Sitting alone?”
“Don’t ask Sathya. With much of difficulty I memorized a name and called Wong for coffee. Around 7 people lifted their head. Then I came to know all are Wong with either their first name or last name. I just dropped an embarrassing smile and walked alone. How on earth I am going to manage with these people, I have absolutely no idea”
Sathya laughed and Vadhana joined him
“You can call me anytime” he said
“But are you not leaving soon? How long are you going to be here” asked Vadhana
“Meaning? You want me to stay or you want me to leave” he asked
“It will be really good if you stay back of course. But that would be selfish me. You have your work to take care of. You need to go back to your office for your earning. How can I stop you for my sake?”
“May be true. But I can stop me for my sake, right?”
“Means what?” she looked at him in conundrum
“Means, I want to stay back. That’s it” he looked sharp at her eyes
“Honestly, Even I want you to stay back for me” she mumbled
Sathya “hmmmm?you said something”
Vadhana “Yes! I told, I got a company to finalize the PG today. Coming na?”
“Sure” he gave high five
She reciprocated and got up sipping the last drops of coffee from the cup. She walked behind observing him. A plumpy yet majestic figure; His caring nature; handsome; lovable; unique
Of the persons she has met, Sathya is completely different and unique. She got a friendly, motherly, brotherly, nay feeling with the people she met but that’s totally different in Sathya. She longed for his presence. She longed for his company. Her heart craved to be with him.
She doesn’t know much about his family, much about his work, his financial status. What she knows about him is his pain. She has come across lot of people in pain, even Meera is one such. But Sathya has melted his heart in a magical way.
Isn’t love a magical thing? Who knows from where, by how love occurs? It is just a spark.
All these thoughts were running in mind, Vadhana stayed silent throughout her journey from office to hotel. Seeing the rays of thoughts in her face, Sathya gave her, her own space.
He patted gently on her hands after reaching the hotel. She looked at him and smiled.
“I love this guy” she said to herself
To Be Continued…
Hi MonaModi, Thank you for your lovely feedback. Now work is going bit ok.
Meera, Prasanna, Guna and kalyani are making their presence in this episode. no more wait. I have posted the next one. Thank you once again
Thank you Ammu. rather than Meera-Prasanna, Sathya-Vadhana is my favourite pair