Monday, May 25, 2009

When Hari met Shalini…

Hari honked wildly at the car moving slowly ahead of him. He was hitting the horn like it was some kind of punch bag. He wasn’t really angry at the traffic or the people who caused it. He was angry at himself, at what he has done or rather what he hasn’t. He isn’t usually like this. He’s a cool headed guy, the kind of guy who stops his car, letting little kids cross the street. Today he seemed to be in a hurry. He checked his watch it was 5.30 pm.

Earlier,
3.12 pm Same Day.

“When are you going to tell her?”
“I will… I will tell her…”
“When? When she is married to someone else?”
“It’s not as easy as it seems… It’s complicated… It’s…”
“Oh come on… How long you been in love with her… three years… you see her everyday at work, still…“
“Just drop it yaar… please…”
“Hari, you are my best friend… I’m telling this for your own good… Listen to me… “
“Chandru I know… I’m scared… I don’t wanna mess it all up…”
“Did you hear about the IIM guy?”
“What IIM guy?”
“Shalini’s mom… Her friend’s son… He’s some finance manager somewhere… Shalini dint tell you about this?”
“She gave head ups to this?”
“Not yet I think… That’s why I m asking you to talk to her ASAP…”

Hari and Chandru sat there in silence. Hari was troubled. Shalini dint say anything about this. He thought may be Chandru was pulling this stuff to make him talk to her. He was really confused.

Hari’s phone rings… Shalini on the other end.
“Shalini… I was just thinking about you…”
“How you been…”
“Better…”
“Can you come over to my place in the evening say around 6”
“Sure…”
[Tell her… Tell her damn it….] Chandru whispers…
Hari hangs up…
“I m seeing her in the evening… Will talk to her then….”
“Good luck pal…”

5.31 pm. Back in the car.

Hari gets a little bit off the line and starts talking to himself…

“You have to tell her man… Don’t hesitate… Be cool… You gotta sweep her off her feet… what do I say? Have to be something really good… hmmm… You are the reason I live, You are the reason I’d die… NO!! that’s Steven Tyler … I live only for your happiness and for your love I’ll give my last breath… God Damn it… stop screwing around with song lines and think straight… Just say how you feel… Here it goes… Shalini I love you… I wanna marry you… Have kids and grow old with you… I wanna wake up every morning with you by my side… That wasn’t bad, was it?...

To be continued….

15 comments:

hitchwriter said...

me first !! and shall wait for the rest of the story before commenting !!

Suresh Kumar said...

Nice going... waiting for the remaining part.... and how was the exams?

Chriz said...

it was like the proposal scene in khaakhaa khaakhaa movie.. jothika proposing surya...

indha maadhiri post ellam continue poattu mudikka koodaadhu.. kola veri comings

ApocalypsE said...

@ HW - u dont have to wait long... :)

@Suresh - Exams are finally over... :)

@Chriz - You gotta wait till the next episode... :)

Rajalakshmi Umapathy said...

Hey i feel the same way.. I hope your ending will give me the support to tell him. I feel like your hari

MOHAMMED FARHAN KHAN said...

oh man u such a story teller ...now plz soon post the next part ...i m waiting for that ...

Mayz said...

alrdy thinkin abt kids?? hez gonna freak her out if he says that

Apparently intellectual said...

talking abt kids part was cute!hehe

Vinnie said...

this is too bad yaar...i hate 'to be continued' right when it had started building up :(

put it up FAST

Karthik said...

More... we want more... what happens next!?

ApocalypsE said...

@ Raji - I really hope so too... ;)

@ Farhan - C'mon yaar first time I'm writing a 2 part series... you have to wait...

ApocalypsE said...

@ Mayz - Dude men get scared talking about kids... Not the other way round... You should know this better than everyone else...

@ Apparently intellectual - Thanks... Welcome to my blog...

ApocalypsE said...

@ Vinnie - Okay I'll post the continuation soon... :) I been thinking about a five part series for a long time I havent got myself into writing that... :(

@ Karthik - you ll get it...

Pavitra .... said...

hey......loved it..!!
I'm dying to know what happens next..!

Chantel said...

Ah...I would love to be swept off my feet with cheesy words like that!! Truly, I would :)