Posted: 15 August 2007 at 10:17am | IP Logged
Deepa tried to close her eyes and sleep but
sleep was still elusive. She allowed her mind
to wander and it went back to Sanjay.
The next day as she was coming out of her
classes, Sanjay was waiting outside and looked
at her expectantly. Deepa refused to recognize him
but could not walk faster - the ankle was still sore
- Sonia was just behind her.
Right then, she heard someone calling her name -
"Sonia" - she turned to see the caller but the
caller was looking at Deepa, willing her to turn
and look back. Sonia was confused for a moment
but decided to play along and see how far this can go.
Sanjay called again, a little louder this time but still
no reaction from Deepa!!!He strode faster and blocked
Deepa's way. Deepa looked up and started to say some
thing but Sanjay was quicker " hey Sonia, listen, i am sorry
for what happened yesterday. I see that you still
limp slightly, can I drop u home?"
"Look Mr.who ever you are, no.1 , I am not Sonia and
no.2, I dont take lifts from strangers. Please leave me
alone" - Deepa walked ahead leaving behind a disappointed
Sanjay. Sonia watched this drama and smiled to herself
"well well, ice maiden is not who she is... not any more.." .
Deepa and Sonia reached their street and turned to
their respective homes. Sanjay followed them and
made a mental note of Deepa's address. That night after
dinner Deepa sat with her books and tried to study but
she could not concentrate. Just then the phone rang and
Sarani picked it up. A deep resonant voice asked for
Sonia and Sarani disconnected saying 'wrong number".
The call came again and Sarani called out to Deepa -
"some one asking for Sonia here, Deepa, is any thing
wrong with Sonia's phone?" Deepa had a smug smile and
asked her mom to ignore the call.
Sanjay was walking up and down impatiently. He could
not get that face off his memory - "she looked so pensive;
why? I know that she is attracted to me and I also know
that she is mine" ..........
Deepa got up the next morning and went out to pick the
news paper - a bouquet of dozen red roses was lying
at the door step - "To Sonia with profuse apologies for
hurting those beautiful legs"...... Deepa's eyes scanned
the street to see if Sanjay is around but the street was empty.
She picked the flowers, smelt them and hugged them silently...
.. Sanjay was hiding himself from her view and saw her actions...
his face broke in to a wide
grin.. " now I know how u feel Sonia,
I will see u this evening my love".......
Edited by rojapoooo - 15 August 2007 at 10:23am