hey, I know you all would want to kill me for writing another fic when I have so many unfinished fics... sorry cudn't help it.. this fanfic is dedicated to ShubS
Milind watched her as she walked into her computer
class with her friends from across the road, as usual. And as usual she was
oblivious to him. He came here on the pretense of meeting his best friend
everyday for the last three months just to catch glimpses of her as she went in
and came out of her computer classes. He
didn't know her name, her religion, her family background, where she is from,
nothing but one thing he knew and that was; she is the one for him. He knew it
ever since he saw her the first time in the same road trying to cross it, their
eyes had collided for a fleeting moment and in that moment he had fell in love
with her. He tried many times to talk to her but something or the other came in
his way, and today he was determined to talk to her as he was going home for
his summer holidays and before that he had to tell her. Thinking of not seeing
her for two months was already killing him and he had made up his mind to talk
to her today. He decided to talk to her when she came out of her classes, and
so he stood acting as if listening to his friends' talk as his heart hammered
against his chest. As time ticked away
Milind grew more anxious waiting for her to come out. Milind checked his watch
for nth time, 5 more minutes he
muttered under his breath. "Hey guys!" Neev called out as he came towards them
surprised. "Hey!" his friends replied.
"What are you all doing here?" Neev asked as he checked his watch. "Just hanging out, that is my house." Ali
says pointing to the house behind him. "Oh okay!" Neev says as he looks at
Ali's house. "What are you doing here?" Ali asked. "I came to meet someone
here." Neev replies as he looks around. "Here? Who?" "Someone.. oh there she
is.. One sec, guys." With that Neev runs off to the other side of the road as
Milind watched in shock Neev talking to his girl. "That might be his
girlfriend. " Milind hears Saket guessing. His
girl is Neev's girlfriend? How can that be possible? She is his. His heart said as he watched her talk to Neev,
smiling at him as she took a packet from him. A few seconds later, hugging him
happily she went waving him bye. Neev stood there watching her leave for a
couple of seconds and then came back to join Milind and his friends. A
heartbroken Milind watched as she got into a bus with her friends and
left. "Who was that?" Saket asks Neev,
at the same time Ali asks "Is that your girlfriend?" Milind wanted to smack off
the smile from Ali's face for having the audacity to even think of his girl
with Neev. "Hahaha Ayesah will kill you
and then me if she hears that. Prachi is my sister's best friend." Neev says
chuckling, turning to Saket he asks "Haven't you seen her with Purvi in
college?" Milind looks at Neev in shock "She is in our college?" "Yeah!" Neev
says confused with Milind's sudden excitement. "Ohmigod! I never knew that. And
what did you say her name is? Prachi?" Milind asks smiling and then softly
whispers her name, Prachi. "Why are you suddenly so interested in her?"
Ali asks suspiciously. "I told you, there is another reason for him to come
here other than to meet you." Saket exclaims loudly. Milind starts blushing
slightly then turning to Neev Milind says "Give me her phone number." "I don't
have her number." "Ask your sister." "No ways.. Then she will start
blackmailing me with that." "You won't do this for friendship?" Ali suddenly
steps in to help his best friend. "Don't do this to me guys!" Neev pleads as he
watched the guys making puppy faces at him. "Please Neev' I'm going home today
and I won't be able to see her for two months! Think of it, TWO MONTHS!!!"
"Huh? Why is that?" Neev asks confused. "Because I live in Mumbai!" Milind
says. "So does Prachi." Neev says giving Milind weird looks. "WHAT? Where in
Mumbai?" Milind asks excited. "I don't know. All I know is that she is leaving
by today's Mumbai Rajadhani at 4:30, and will be back only when college
reopens." Neev says. Suddenly Ali starts frowning at him "How do you know so
many details on her? Don't you dare eye her! She is your bhabhi!" Neev rolls
his eyes "I know because before Purvi left for Simla today, she asked me to
give Prachi a packet today itself before she leaves for Mumbai by 4:30 train."
All this while Milind was lost in his thoughts, suddenly taking his mobile out
he starts dialing a number. A guy picks up the phone at the other end. "Hey
Alaap, which train are you going home in?" Milind asks, suddenly everyone
stopped talking as they listened to Milind on the phone. "Mumbai Rajdhani why?"
Alaap asks back. "4:30 one?" "Yeah! What happened?" "How would you like to take
a first class flight to Mumbai?" "I would love it." Alaap says excited "But
why?" "I need your tickets." "Oh.. But Milind, my ticket is second class
sleepers and that too RAC. Few minutes ago I checked and it is RAC 27 I doubt
you will get a berth." "I don't care, I just want the tickets." "Then you got
it." "Great! Thanx. Will come to hostel in a few minutes." saying that Milind
hangs up. All his friends start screaming excitedly and hugging him.
Two hours later, Milind along with his friends come running
to the platform. "There is the TTR, let's find out your seat number." Ali says.
"I don't care about my seats I want to find out Prachi's seat." Milind says.
"That's what. You shut up and come with me." Ali says authoritatively then
turning to Neev he asks "What is Prachi's surname?" "I don't know." Neev shrugs
then noticing everyone glaring at him, Neev adds on with a smile "But I know it
is going to be Mishra soon." Everyone starts smiling approvingly while Milind
rolls his eyes, then starts grinning himself. Taking Milind's tickets Ali walks
towards the TTR who was busy with other passengers. "Sir, seat number." Ali says as he passed
Milind's ticket to him. As the TTR scanned his chart, Ali leaning towards him
started scanning the chart along with him. Feeling someone's hand on his
shoulders TTR turns to his side, he asks Ali with a frown "What?" "Nothing I
was just helping you check." "You stand there I will check and tell you." Ali
nods and moves back. "S1 seat 31." TTR says giving back the ticket after
marking it in his chart and the ticket. "Thank you." Ali says as he took the
ticket back. TTR was about to talk to another passenger when Ali pokes him, he
turns to Ali "Can you tell me what is Prachi's seat and coach?" TTR starts
staring at him. "She is my bhabhi." Ali says. "Then call her and ask." TTR says
sarcastically "She doesn't have a cell." "When the chart is put up, you check."
TTR angrily says and goes back to his work.
"Where is the chart put up?" Milind asks his
friends. "It should be put up by now." Neev says as he looks at the train.
"Yeah, but some times, they will put it up only in the second or third
station." Saket explains. They get inside the train to keep Milind's bags.
Suddenly Neev wonders out loud "For all you know, she could be travelling in
AC." "Milind, do one thing," Ali starts "Once the train starts you check the
sleepers then when it stops at any station, you get down and get into the AC
compartments and check. And come with me.." Ali says as he leads Milind, "this
is.." Milind cuts him off seeing the toilets "Dude, I don't want to go to the
bathroom. I want to meet Prachi!" Rolling his eyes Ali says "Look there, the
bogeys are connected, so without getting out of the train you can go to the
next bogey. This way, you can go searching for her easily." "Oh okay." Milind
says embarrassed. "Good thing you are in S1, now you can start from one end to
the other." Saket says. Milind nods his head excitedly finally he was going to
talk to his Prachi in a few minutes. "Let's get out the train will leave
anytime now." Neev suggests. "Yeah you guys leave. " Milind agrees and all of
them leave after wishing Milind luck. Once his friends left, Milind started his
An hour later, Milind reached S12 but there were no
traces of Prachi. Since the train was in between stations, he decided to walk
back to his seat once again looking at all the passengers. He was around S3
when his cell started ringing. Seeing Neev's name flashing at his caller ID
Milind picks up the phone "Hey Neev." "Did you find her?" "No, once the train
stops at a station I am going to check the AC compartments." "Okie.. Milind..
Actually' er..you know my girlfriend Ayesha is in college hostel right? And
Prachi is also in college hostel.." When Neev hesitates Milind asks "What is it
Neev?" "Ermm.. I was talking to Ayesha and she happened to overhear Prachi
talking to Sukriti." "About what?" "Apparently Prachi was on waiting list, and
she was going to go to the net cafe to check her ticket status, and if her
tickets are not confirmed she was asking Sukriti whether she could share her
berth with her as Sukriti had confirmed tickets." "So?" Milind asks confused.
"Sukriti is going by tomorrow's train." "DAMMIT!" Milind says angrily and
disappointed. "I am sorry Milind." "It's okay." Milind says trying to mask his
disappointment. "But you know Ayesha
knows Prachi's phone number and also her address." "WHAT?" Milind asks excited.
"Yeah.. here take it down." Neev says happily and proceeds to tell Milind,
Prachi's address and phone number. Milind saves it in his phone. "OHMIGOD!"
Milind says loudly. "What happened?" "All this while, she was in my college and
I didn't know that and now I find out her house is just two blocks away from my
house." "And you had to meet her in the middle of the road in Delhi." Neev says
and starts laughing "I guess this is what you call destiny." "Yeah! Thanx,
man." Milind says sincerely. "Come on Milind, we are friends and there is no
thank..." Neev stops and then says cheekily "By the way I love your mother's prawns
pickle." Milind starts laughing "I will get you truck loads when I get back." "What's
the need for all that Milind?" Neev says in fake modesty "But if you are
insisting then I will take." "You are such a pig, Neev." Milind says good-naturedly.
"hahaha... anyway I will talk to you when you reach home. Bye." "Bye!" Milind
says as he hangs up.
Milind starts walking to his seat as he thought of
what to tell Prachi when he calls her up. By the time he reached his seat,
Prachi and he were married in his day dream. He was about to sit when he
noticed somebody sitting on his seat and then he stopped dead as he realized
WHO was sitting. Prachi. His Prachi. The one he had been looking for in the
entire train and she was sitting in his seat. Milind slowly looks at the side
upper berth and sees someone already laying there and then it hit him; he had
to share the side lower berth with Prachi!!! He slowly sits on the seat
opposite to Prachi as his heart started singing happy tunes. Prachi turned to
look at him and he smiles at her, she smiles back and then totally ignoring him
she took her cell and started typing messages.
As Milind thought of how to start talking to her,
Prachi was busy messaging Purvi "OMG OMG
OMG! You won't believe who is in my train. MILIND! And I have to share a berth
with him. With MILIND MISHRA! Haayi mein marjawa!"
rest left to your imagination. Please leave your comments.
Edited by kuku.. - 08 November 2009 at 3:11am