Posted: 19 December 2012 at 4:22am | IP Logged
Originally posted by tanha29
Sharon stood there staring at him. She was still debating on whether to talk to him or not. Precisely, she was battling it out with her ego. On one hand, a single part of her mind was telling her to go and talk to him. She knew that a lot of courage was needed to handle these kinds of emotional situations.She could totally empathize with her family or friends. But Swayam? He was none of them. Was he? He deserved a punishment for humiliating her.
But isn't this too much? A soft corner in her mind muttered.
No. He was the one who humiliated Sharon Rai Prakash. He deserves it. The hard corner revolted.
Despite constant arguments, there was something, not in her mind, but in her heart that kept on persuading her to go and console Swayam. There was something which urged her to show that she was really sorry for him,
At the same time, the doctor came towards him and his mom.
"How is he doctor?" Swayam's mom asked with concern that was evident in her voice.
"He is stable. You can meet him as soon as he gains consciousness. Mrs. Shekhawat, I want you to come and complete some formalities." The doctor said and Swayam's mom nodded and followed him. Sharon's mom was with her husband.
Swayam was sitting there and he had cupped his hands around his mouth.
Putting her ego aside, and tracing small steps towards him, she walked towards the silent corner where Swayam was sitting, disheartened. She hesitated at first, but then slowly sat near him maintaining a suitable distance.
Swayam wasn't quite aware of her presence, until he sensed someone sitting near him. Her scent was familiar. Though he had known her only for a day, he seemed to get acquainted with her scent. She was there, right there, by his side.
"Umm Swayam" she began.
Swayam was not looking at her.
"I am sorry about your father. I didn't know that my dad...I mean your dad and my dad are good friends...And I got to know about this today itself...I had forgotten about my family friends totally while I was in the united states. I am really sorry for you and your mom. But don't you worry, your dad is a strong person...He will surely recover soon. I know that. Just be optimistic...I know we...I mean...you and me...barely know each other but you seem to me as a person who doesn't take anything seriously..." She paused and gathered some control over her words.
"So why is this accident affecting you so much? It should not right?" She tried to empathize. She was really sorry. Swayam looked at her. He didn't know why but this gesture of hers made him glad. Though Swayam believed that a few words could never help a person come out of his or her mental pain, he didn't say anything to her. He just looked at her and admired the way her lips were moving to speak every soothing word.
"Trust me...your dad is going to be fine...Have faith in yourself and umm...god...And don't hang your face as if it is the end of the world. Because it is not. Thinking about your dad's condition will only make you more tensed up. So just believe that everything is going to be fine. Your dad is gonna be healthy in a few days. Believe me." She was about to pat him comfortingly, but resisted...Swayam saw this and half smiled.
Sharon was about to get up because she thought that she had spoken a bit too much. She felt kind of awkward in comforting him.
"Sharon" Swayam spoke after thinking for sometime. She turned only to see his face which had a mixed expression.
"Thank you and sorry" he said.
Sharon was confused and Swayam noticed that.
"Thank you? For what?"
"You won't understand. So leave it"
She tried hard to empathize with him, though she couldn't completely do that. Swayam felt better after looking at her cute antics. Her gesture made him really happy. It was not that he was not listening to her words, but once he started looking at her with an angle that was not of hatred, he realized that she was someone who had put her ego aside, only for him.
Had he developed feelings for her? Swayam shoved this question off his mind.
She was already feeling awkward. And on top of that, he was making her visit "confused.com" . She decided to refrain from asking him anything about the thank you. She didn't want to think about it much.
"Hmm..okay and sorry for what?" she asked him.
"For yesterday. I should not have done that. I wet your clothes twice. I am really sorry for that."
For a moment, Sharon drowned in his chocolate brown eyes which were full of apologies and regrets. She understood that he was really sorry.
"I hope you can forgive me." he added.
"It's okay" she smiled.
Though there was some evasiveness between them, Sharon was fine with it. She used to think a lot before taking any step.
Swayam on the other hand, forgot when the last time he had said sorry to anyone was. Maybe in his childhood. He didn't have a bad memory but he seemed to forget this. Sharon was the first person he said sorry to, among his friends.
Acquaintances. He corrected.
Swayam's mom came and saw Sharon there.
"Sharon what are you doing here?" she asked.
"Aunty I was just..."
"Never mind..it's good that someone was here with Swayam...He is already in pain...He can't see his dad in trouble..."
Sharon looked at Swayam and smiled.
"I know" she said staring at him with an adorable expression.
"Sorry?" his mom brought her back from her trance.
"Um...How is uncle, aunty??" Sharon asked.
"He is conscious now...Swayam we can meet him..."
Sharon prepared to leave. She had to go to her mom.
"Aunty, I'll leave...Mom must be waiting..." Sharon said.
"Yeah sure" Swayam's mom said.
"Bye aunty...bye Swayam...Take care" she said and smiled at him one last time.
She left from there. All Swayam could do was watch her retreating figure. He felt good, somehow.
"Swayam what are you gaping at?" his mom asked him.
"Nothing...shall we go?"
His mom nodded in agreement.
On the other hand, Sharon was walking through the corridors of the hospital. She didn't know if she had taken the right step or not. All she knew was that she had become cordial with a person who was just a 'jerk' according to her, some hours ago.
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