December 4, 2012

Me and My Darling - 4

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Our friendship bloomed with each day. We would bunk the college on gloomy rainy days and go home to eat the hot snacks my mom made. As it was time for her to leave, I would just pull her to sit down and take the next bus. The first set of goodbye would start at my place. We would drag our feet slowly and halt at the culvert in front of our house. Sitting under the gulmohar tree,  playing with the filaments of the gulmohar flowers, gloriously enjoying the weather after rain, there would be a  second set of good bye on the culvert. Some of the Express bus drivers wouldn't stop for our lazy waving hands.  We would then walk to the bus stop which was a furlong away from the house. The third set in the bus stop until she finally jumps yelling, this will be the last direct bus to my place. Luckily, as our house was on the main road we would luxuriously keep missing all the buses.

After 6 months : Then comes the end of our first year. This time she gets the TC and the admission in the new college for the next year. And I knew, she isn't going to come back next year.

Two quick years pass. We finish our graduation and the results are out. My friend gets an university rank and I was jumping with joy. Both of us moved to Hyderabad. Somehow, we lost contact.

Now the story takes a slight turn. I join in MBA and was living in a hostel. One evening, I was walking back to my hostel with my roommate and I pass a girl. It suddenly flashes to me that I have seen the face somewhere. I look back and stop the girl. And the girl also turns back to me. It happens that she is one of my best buddies in school, who I am seeing after 5 years. Our jubilance knew no bounds. She was in the search for a hostel room. I turned to look at my roommate. Who by then understood that I am going to keep her in my room and who was scornful of my action. Because ours was the only room which was not crowded and of course the cleanest room in the entire hostel. 

My old friend Devi who is my new roommate now, settles in slowly and we end up burning the midnight oil each day. Here comes the 2nd turn in our journey. My darling and Devi were classmates and very close friends in their intermediate; i.e., in the episode of the Flower bouquet. So, guess what would happen now? Hunt for our darling begins. Did we find her again?

Stay tuned. To be continued...

38 comments:

  1. Read all the 4 parts!! What a story till now, engrossing and gripping. Facts are stranger then fiction, this has everything in it... Waiting for the next part eagerly now :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Arti. I am happy the entire episode is shaping up so well. It is a story almost 16 years old. Hope not to disappoint you.. :)

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  2. Chance encounters! Those are my favourite parts of stories. :)

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    1. Haha..Thank you so much for your interest, Amit :)

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  3. Huh... I hate it when you make me wait....Bring out the next part soon :D

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    1. Hehe..that means I am not at all bad in telling the story, though credit goes to my friend for the narration :) Sure, it will be here by next week this time.

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  4. I am sure you met her :) and she also joined you as a roommate .. The first room mate went and found another room :) and you three had a funnnnnnnnnnnnnn timeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    Bikram's

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    1. Hahaahhaahaa...How I wished I did that..But no Bikram, my roommate was a naxalite. (I mean as rowdy as that) She would have killed me in an encounter then itself if I did that :-)

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    2. ooops :) so what happened then :)

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    3. comingg...coming...will post it by next week :)

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    4. OMG!! You are a true follower..how exactly you reminded me?? I know..one week right? I am working on it..not able to end properly...will post it today....promiseeee :)

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  5. Oh man! life is strange sometimes .. :)

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  6. Very interesting--is it your charming narration or is the story really different?It keeps one wanting for more !

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    1. Aww..thank you so much Indu, for such a sweet and warm comment. Honestly, we are trying to recite as much reality as possible. 99% of the story is true. :)

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  7. I love to meet someone unexpectedly as well! I am sure you did find her again.

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    1. I know..isn't it exciting? Oh yes. Otherwise, how can I write this story so long now? :)

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  8. your chance encounters make me wish..I also had them..

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    1. :-)you will one day, may be we will meet like that..

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  9. Chance meetings and partings. that is what life is made of. It indeed sounds like a movie script, the way this is happening in your narration. So...what finally happened? My guess is that you are still in touch with this darling of yours :)

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    1. Haha..I didn't know you were reading this series. Thought you are bored by such silly stories :) Hmm..trying to wrap it up now..two more episodes may be..Yes, she is in touch with me..otherwise, do you think I will be able to recollect everything so correctly with my fragmented mind ? :)

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  10. Meeting some old friend by chance is so exciting. I have also experienced it atleast 3 times in my life. I was so happy to meet these friends, and the meetings were so unexpected. I can relate to everything felt by you.I wish we did not lose touch with each other. But then we didn't have internet those days.
    Very interesting, I am sure you have a lot in store for us.

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    1. Exactly..that's what we also thought..no social websites in those days.. :) I know what you are saying..the surprise feeling and all..and meeting 3 times, is a woww.. :) Yep, I have some more coming up.

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  11. What a wonderful story!! Latha you are a great story teller. The narrative has proceeded very effectively. Suspense continues.

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    1. Thank you so much Maam.. :) I am humbled. Can't thank you enough for your appreciative comments :) We hope to continue the same till the end.

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  12. Ooh! how I love chance encounters !!what next ? what Next ! ?? Cannot wait ! Cannot wait !

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    1. Haha...sure, sure..got busy. sorry for the late reply..it's coming in a couple of days.. :)

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  13. Like everyone else says the story of chance meetings is enchanting:) Await next one, Latha!

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    1. Aahh...thank you so much, Rahul for your interest in the story. Will definitely publish it soon :)

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  14. To share a deep understanding of each other, to find friends who nourish your soul, is a privilege :-)

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    1. Sure, it is, Purba. There couldn't be a better compliment than this to our friendship. Thanks a bunch!!

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  15. You know what I actually happened to stop by your blog but I realized that the next part wasn't there. Since I did not want a lot of suspense, I decided to come in later to read everything together :D

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    1. I thought the links are at the beginning of each post. Thank you dear, for reading every thing. :)

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  16. Wow.. the story is getting better and better. :) Such interesting twists and turns interleaved in a wonderful story of friendship. :) Off to the next part.

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    1. woww...now, you are reading all of them one by one. That's a pleasure of mine. :) That's what everyone said too..that it was getting better and even interesting with each part.

      Every event is true. :) Thanks once again.

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  17. Ok..now you are going to lose this friend again? Or will you lose Devi? Do you do that in real life too--lose and re-meet old friends? Your story s moving along well..my question now is why do you call her "my darling"?

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    1. I lost both of them and right now in life, found both of them..and yes dear, it happened in real life...nothing in this story is made up...everything is real...:-) ahhh!!! Why do I call her darling? You are the first one who asked me this question...I donno why I call her that...it all started after we met in U.S. she just started to address me like that in a funny way and it stuck to us from then onwards...:-)

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