The Awaited Meet

11 am, 1st July

After the long conversation over the phone for the entire night, Rahul and Meera both seemed to be happy. While both were at their respective offices, they kept their eyes glued to the clock. For them, it was one of the longest days of their life. And the anxiety of meeting each other after 1 long year made them leave their offices early.

6:00 PM, Meera’s Home.

While looking at her wardrobe, Meera muttered

“Dam, I don’t have any charming stuff to wear, what shall I wear now? Pink? Blue? Black? ummmmm…. This is one of the toughest choices to make. Let me chuck off everything and just wear the black dress that Rahul had once gifted me.” And for a minute she was taken aback by the memory lane. Been 365 days ever since they broke up, but somehow she was still concerned about Rahul’s likes and dislikes. Within the next 15 minutes, Meera was ready and without any second thought, she chose to leave for her awaited evening.

6:00 PM, Rahul’s Home.

Unlike Meera, Rahul had his mind clear of what he was supposed to wear. Blue being Meera’s favourite, Rahul wore a blue shirt, black pant and left for the coffee-house. On his way, Rahul picked up a bouquet of roses, cake and some gifts. He had made some special plans for Meera’s birthday, there was a lot cooking in his mind and he very well knew how the evening had to be one of the special ones for both of them.

Rahul and Meera down the lane had the vibes of being together, but both were unsure of what the other one wanted. Today’s meet was very special for them as their fate was going to play a major role – Forever or Never Again..!!

7: 00 PM, The Coffee House.

Rahul reached a bit early since he wanted the arrangements to be perfect. He had booked the same table where they had met for the first time before 2 years. Just then Meera entered the cafe and their eyes met. Rahul was awestruck to see Meera in the dress which he had gifted her and he understood that Meera still had a soft corner for him. Meera was surprised to see the arrangements made by Rahul, the table was decorated with cake, flowers and gifts, Rahul hugged Meera and wished her happy birthday. Goosebumps cruised down Meera’s body, as, it had been a year now, that Rahul had been so close to her.

A sense of happiness and a sense of relief spread across their faces. Meera thanked Rahul for all the beautiful surprises and began to cut the cake.

Rahul: Meera, I must say, you are looking extremely gorgeous.

Meera(Blushed): Thanks, Rahul.

—— The silent moments —–

Rahul(breaking the silence): So Meera, been a year now, tell me how it was for you? And even before I hear your answer, let me tell you about myself, Meera it had been the toughest year of my life. I did realize my mistakes and I have since than longed for this day to meet you. Throughout the entire year, I kept on searching Meera in every other girl, I thought I could live without you, but trust me I was totally wrong. I thought love is a myth, but for me, it wasn’t. Every single day I craved for you, I just wanted to hold you tight and never let you fall apart.

While speaking his heart out, a tear rolled down Rahul’s cheek. Meera could not hold herself and she kept her hand on Rahul’s hand.

Meera: You know Rahul, I was so much habituated being around you. The moment we broke up my life paused, had I not just lost you, but I had majorly lost my confidence, my strength. While we were together life seemed to be pretty easy, you always lent me your ears, you were my solution to all the problems. Frankly, Rahul, I wasn’t even sure that we would ever meet again in life. I did try to contact you in between but for some reason, my heart stepped back. Every time I looked upon the sky, I felt (Meera stammered while she spoke) how how far we were, though we shared the same shelter, the sky, the stars and the clouds made me feel you were somewhere there watching me and calling me near you. There were several times when I dialled your number and even before the beep turned into ringer I cancelled the call.

In between, the waiter interrupted and they ordered their favourite Latte

Rahul: Meera it’s not that I did not try forgetting you, I did try my best to forget you and never look back, but that was my ego. My heart was stuck on the paths where we once walked. I realized how badly I needed you, I needed us. Against all the odds my heart still beats for you and only you.

Meera: Rahul even I tried thrashing the memories of the past and starting a new life. But I guess I was immature to understand what my soul wanted. I am sorry Rahul for having doubted your love in past. Maybe that was a test for us, where we did miserably fail but having given one chance I also badly want us to be together.

Rahul (Rahul kissed Meera’s hand): Meera, I am sorry for always misunderstanding you and crashing you down with my anger. I know I had not been supporting towards your life. Trust me, Meera I have changed now. For one last time and for forever I just want you.

Meera: Rahul, so do I want you, but what if we tumble again? Rahul, I can’t ever imagine someone else in your place. Through the entire year, I have been trying to make myself understand that there is a world beyond Rahul. And every time, when I made my mind firm to think so, I crashed. Rahul forgetting the past one year, I badly want our life to be one.

Rahul (with a grin): Meera before meeting you I wasn’t even sure if you wanted us to be together but now I feel I have got my life back, everything seems to be bright and clear. So, let’s just forget the past year, considering it was a test for us. Leaving behind the demons of past, all I want is a beautiful future for us. A future filled with love and understanding. Holding each other’s hand lets walk down the aisle of the journey called life.

Meera(smiled with tears of happiness): Rahul, so do I want us badly to be together forever. Rahul not everyone is as lucky as us, we have been given a chance to be together, so let’s not miss this chord.

Rahul holding a rose in his hand and the other hand on Meera’s hand asked her:

“Ms Meera Sehgal, for one last time can you please accept me? I promise to be your strength through your thick and thin, all I want is you beside me for forever. ”

Meera got up from her chair and embraced Rahul. She sobbed like a child and promised him that no matter what, she will never let them fall apart. I love you, Rahul.

Rahul(kissed her forehead): I love you Meera.

The following night had been a night of happiness, a night where their dreams finally turned to be real. And a knot for forever had been locked in their life.

P.S : Rahul and Meera were enough lucky to get a second chance, but not everyone is. If destiny makes you meet someone then never let that person go away, remember everyone meets for a reason.

Tie the knot of your relationship with love, respect, care and trust.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Surprising Door Bell

A year later, sharp at 12:00 am the door bell rang “TING TONG, TING TONG

Meera who was busy attending the phone calls rushed and opened the door. To her daze, a middle-aged man was standing on the other side holding a Bouquet of Blossoming Red Roses, her favorite Ferraro Rocher  chocolates and eye pleasing gifts.

Thunderstruck Meera was almost about to shout : “What Daaa….” Just then she gasped, collected all the stuff and hurried towards her room. For the next few minutes she kept on gazing all the gifts, she very well knew from where it had arrived. A drop of tear rolled down her eye when she murmured –

The Best Surprise from the Best Person” ~ Rahul. His name from Meera’s lips created a beautiful echo in the void room.

Meera calmed herself and started hunting for her phone. While dialing his number, Meera thought : ‘A call after a year‘ (Although no calls were made in the entire year but Rahul’s number still was in her favorite contact list). Even before the ring could be heard, Rahul picked up the call (The most awaited phone call for Rahul).

And it was “Silence on both sides

While Meera recovered some courage to say “Hi“, Rahul as always had already taken a move. The first 3 words he spoke were

Happy Birthday Darling..!!

The lovestruck word “DARLING” after a year made Meera blush. She finally spoke “Rahul, I am overwhelmed to see how perfectly you make my day so special. Each and every small effort of yours makes me feel so grateful. Thank you so much Rahul

Rahul replied : “Meera, this is the day I was waiting for since a year

The conversation then started and continued for hours and hours. They discussed about each and every bit of their past One year and also how much they missed each other. Loud laughter, tears of joy  and constant chitchat continued from both the sides. Clock ticked 9:00 am and when the rays of sun lighted the city, they realized they were already late for their moronic office.

Just before they were about to hung the phone, Rahul asked : “Meera, can we please meet today evening, at the same coffee shop ?

Meera (desperately wanted to meet him) : Within no seconds she replied “Yes Rahul, sharp at 7 pm

With grin on their lips and blush on their cheeks, the phone call ended.

P.S : Some relations demand time.. 

 

 

 

The Early Dawn…

The sun had barely risen and the city had subdued quiet in dawn. Only some road sweepers and morning factory workers hurried through the fast moving streets of Mumbai.

While everyone passed along the streets, I found a fisherman trying to get his way through the deep sea. The silent sea waves created a symphony which was peaceful. The fisherman, in the midst of the never ending sea was in search of something. For him his boat was like a extravagant yacht, the one enriched with all the luxuries of world. His fishing net was not just the one knitted with nylon or silk but above all it was his reason of survival. The isolated sea had now turned out to be its soul. Everyday he would porch in the same sea in hunt of living for his family.

By now time had elapsed by few hours, sun was overhead and the buzzing streets of Mumbai were now crowded. The fisherman kept on swirling his fishing net in all directions. While he did so he had now managed to get some fishes and though it was not a fancy deal but feeling of contentment was visible on his face. And now, he knew that he would be able to get something for his family while he returned back. And his search went on for the rest of the day.

When the beautiful sun was about to sway back and the sky dyed pomegranate pink, the fisherman sailed his boat back to the shore. A feeling of pride was clearly seen on his face. His job though it paid him little but he was satisfied about what he did. At the end of the day smile on his family’s face was all that he strived for.

P. S : Be contended about what you work, it may reward you sooner or later.

 

 

 

 

And It’s my Fable..

Hurricane ..!! ‘I am 25‘ she realized, while she was in midst of her fairy tale dreams.

With this appal she woke up in fright,the sun beamed upon her face, her gaze was locked onto the cloudless sky, her heartbeats ran at the speed of a shooting star and her body was damp.Moving out of her fantasized world was the last thing she thought she could achieve.

She relaxed for a while , and just when her heartbeats sank a little, she exclaimed :

I can still be in my fancy world..There’s no one to stop me yet..I am 25 but that does not stop me from dreaming of a world which belongs to ME..!!” 

Right from her childhood she had always heard about A Perfect Life, Future Castle, Sand dunes, Prince Charming and so on. All this beautiful tales made her feel that she could possibly build a castle of her dreams.

She always saw people giving gloomy opinions about “Fairy tale world and blooming Fantasies”. Everyone around, poked her for accepting the fact that “Fairy tale is a MYTH, and she should better stop dreaming about it.” But for her it wasn’t so.

For her it wasn’t a fabricated fable, but it was more of reality. Although she thought of things which were way out of her world, but it was all about how dreams and imaginations could be turned into truth. She was emotional about her fancy imaginations but she was strong.She knew practical world might be different from virtual but she was ready to accept it.

A girl with fierce, a girl with sensitive mind and a girl with polite heart.She was a perfect combination of everything that could be asked for. She always had a belief:

“Fairy tale or the Imaginations or the Fantasies:”

Gives us a lens to see the world in a startling new way. Help us to see our lives not only as they are, but as they could be (or perhaps should be). It touches us in their most signature way by how we experience their endings : that are sudden, shocking, joyful, sad, adventurous that washes over us in the miraculous grace  which is

Grace of LIFE..!!!’