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Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Girl In My Life

A Cup of Coffee, Registers, lots of books under the light of a table lamp. Well that’s a perfect description of a room of a student who is about to appear for board exams and I was no different. I was lost in an Account’s problem when my phone vibrated, which was loud enough to break the silence in the room and my concentration.

My eyes glared on the screen as I picked up the call from an unknown number. “Hello” the voice struck my ears. It was a female voice and nothing was special about it. The voice said again: “ Jasmine can you help me with this Accounts problem”?

With this I realized that the girl is also appearing for account’s board exam tomorrow. Hence, I replied to her ”Miss ! I am not Jasmine but I can help you with your problem” . She was shocked to hear a male voice and replied promptly “ who are you and where is jasmine “ ? I cleared all her doubts and explained to her that even I am appearing in the same exam and can help her in some of the questions.

She hesitated initially but later on, agreed to share her problem. After solving her problem, she politely said “Thank You”. I don’t know why but I didn’t wanted the conversation to end but unfortunately I was falling short of words. Suddenly out of the blue, I asked her name to which she replied “ Tanisha” and that moment froze for me. Next day the exam was good and I was happy, As soon as I reached home , I found one unread message in my phone. It was from Tanisha in which she thanked me again , confirming that her attempt of the exam was good. I don’t know why her message had put a smile on my face.

After that day , there was a silence in my life until the day when results were announced. I was in a joyous mood having scored very good marks. The phone was ringing since morning to congratulate me. Once more the phone was ringing. I saw the screen. It was an unknown number but still it seemed to be very much known. I picked up the call. It was the same girl and I was blushing. She had called up to know my result. 

We started talking regularly for hours and became close friends. It’s been a month since we started talking and one fine day she asked me to go a step further with our friendship. I was a bit hesitant initially but finally gave up and fell in love with a girl I’ve never met or seen. Everything was going great and that lovely feeling of love gripped me and my love for her became blind.

Soon we joined our respective colleges. Our talks were reduced to few minutes in a day as we got busy with our new daily routine. I felt the lack of contact. I decided to Meet her and take her out for a movie; unknowing of the fact that things are worse then I have thought.

I called her and before I could have said anything , she called it quits to our relation. I was stunned and wanted to know why she took this decision. But , before I can open my mouth, I was shocked again to hear a male voice. The guy introduced himself as her boy friend and soon she nailed the coffin of our relation by stating that she doesn’t love me and disconnected the call. I was in tear’s thinking that she is surely cracking a joke at me.

Everyday, every moment I use to wait for her call, which never came. My hopes were shattered with every passing day. Soon, I realized that my friends were standing besides me in support, doing everything to keep me happy. I started to enjoy again, putting my past behind. In a blink of an eye, days, months and years passed by as my life was back on track.

Four years hence, I was working for a reputed organization. I was in a train and was about to sleep when my phone vibrated as it received a new message. First I felt like giving it a miss but suddenly I picked my phone and was shocked to see Tanisha’s number. She had said ‘Hi”. I wanted to ask her why she left me and never called back but instead I decided not to talk about the past. We chatted the whole day during which I came to know that his boy friend has ditched her for another girl. The world has moved 360 degrees. She was going through the same phase of loneliness as I had faced once.

And then she said those words which my ears wanted to hear for the past 4 years. She apologised for hurting me so much. She stated that she wants to be back in my life. I was hesitant again and just then she broke down into tears and I accepted her proposal again. Everything started on a bright note. The 6 months mark was crossed easily and then she dropped a bomb on my heart again. She had a new boyfriend who was of the same caste as she was, stating that her parents won’t allow inter caste marriage.

I had thought that the lightening never strikes twice at the same place but that was not to be the case with me. This time I was prepared for it and my heart was tougher then before. I changed my number so that she cannot contact me again. It’s been so many years that I’ve not listen to her voice.

Today is the biggest day of my life. I am getting married to a very beautiful and charming girl. Amidst all celebrations I am still thinking of her, the girl I know due to the most abnormal reason in this world and I fell in love with her without even meeting her and knowing how she looks like.’

But today is the day to delete her memories from my brain as I enter the new phase of my life. I have overcome the biggest fear of a man; a fear of witnessing your heart being thrashed by the same girl not once but twice.

Because the Lightening has struck me twice !!

Note : This Is a true story of my friend. All the content in this article is as stated by the person .


keshav said...

this is the start of a new journey of yours too. very good.

Anonymous said...

I am proud of doing it!!!

Pankul Gupta

Dhanya said...

A good start .. very well written..

Ankit Saxena said...

@Dhanya : Thanx a lot....the reason its been well written is beqcuas i could feel the same pain as my friend was going through.....Hope these things dont happen with any one again :)

@Keshav : a new journey of which u r a part :)

@ Pankul : nearly half the things ive learned from thanx to u :D

Saurabh Bansal said...

really good...:)