Posted: 08 May 2008 at 10:09am | IP Logged
He entered the room with caution, last time he was throwing away things in a fury, so he feared that this time too, but to his surprise, it was calmer than usual, he had already put off his shirt, which was lying in one corner hastily, n he was………..talking to sum one over the phone, almost shouting, with a towel around his shoulder, n facing out,
"No, I'm not gonna cum back" he yelled
"But they are gone already, n we can move to sum other place too" Manish suggested
"Suhaan, wat's wrong?" Sameer asked
"I'll talk to u later, n no I'll not be going newhere, is that clear" now looking upto him, "What?" raising his eyebrows
"I shud ask u this, isn't it?"
"Bhai plz! now at least u don't irritate me"
"Ok tell me wat's wrong?" it was all he uttered n he started
"That stupid, arrogant, mindless, foolish……….." thank god he was cut or he wud hav been gone on n on
"Girl right?" giving an obvious reaction
"Was she one? I don't care a damn" he was really angry (jus imagine him in this state)
"So wat did she do, that u are so angry?"
"I can't understand, why people drink so much wen they can't carry off themselves?"
"So she was drunk?"
"Probably, she clashed with me n poured the whole drink on me, as if I was sum bin, I felt like slapping her immediately, but then…….Rahul"
"Rahul came, right? N u had beaten him up instead"
"Ya, u know na, I can't keep my anger within"
"N he did nothing to u?"
"Well, he tried his best, but I'm too smart for him"
"Ok ok" trying to cool him a bit, "It's over. So now spit it out, cool bro!"
"I wish I cud spit it out on her face itself" his teeth gritty
"Hmmmmmm, u can still do that" as Suhaan looked at him surprisingly, "I mean u can invite her at the party n do that easily"
"Stop it ok, I very well know wat u mean?"
"No, I was serious"
"That will not be needed neways" his tone down, "I had punched hard on the face"
"No, that Rahul"
"Rahul? Who's that neways?"
"May be her boyfriend, who cares?"
"But how can sum 1 fall for that stupid…………..girl?"
"May be Rahul's choice is not as gud as urs"
"Plz Bhai, I don't need to hav a choice, as far as girls go, n Rahul's choice of girls were not that gud neways"
"U knew Rahul b4?
"Ya he was in my batch, but we had a fight, n since then he is always looking for excuses to bash up with me" he said it in an irritating manner
"Ok fine, chal"
"To invite her? For the party" he laughed but seeing his face toughen again, "Ok sorry sorry, Dad was calling u"
"U go, I'll be there" he said as he left
"Where's he?" Snigdha asked
"So was it really a girl?"
"Of course, wat else in the whole world can make him so upset?"
"Aah kya hoga iska? Btw wat was it?" curiosity raising in her voice
"Well, nothing big as such, but u know him better……….."
"uhhmmmm" she signaled him to stop as she saw Suhaan cuming
"It's ok Suhaan, it happens"
"No it's not ok Dids" he cleared out, "U know I hav never seen such a stupid girl in my entire life"
"So girls are stupid, right?" she said asking him for an explanation
"No I mean, not all are, but she was an utterly stupid fool"
"Ok Suhaan that's enuf" his mother, "U shud not talk like this abt ne1, it's not right"
"But Mom, I had done nothing, she was the one who……….. neways" his voice down as his mother rolled her eyes
"Suhaan, hav ur dinner,ok?" as she walked away
"Yes Moooooooom" was really not in a mood for that
"I think we shud thank her instead" Snigdha smiled
"I'm sorry……." Suhaan had a surprised look on his face
"Ya of course, if all was right then u wud not hav cum back so early, isn't it?"
"Why are u saying like that? Do I never cum wen u call me?"
"Ohhhhhh" making a cuddling face she pulled him closer, "I know u do, b'coz u r my sweetest bro" hugging him
"I know that" raising his collar
"Excuse me! Do I fit in sumwhere?" Sameer asked, making a sad face
"Of course……..No" Suhaan said as he hugged him
"Chhote sahib, aapko bade sahib bula rahe hai"
"I'll see u later" as he went
"It's gud to see u home at this hour"
"I know, every1 has been saying that from the time I'm back" Mr.Malhotra can help but smile at this
"Ok as u know, usually I throw a party for ur birthday every year, so it is not going to be different this year" looking for his nod, "So if u wanna call sum1 go ahead"
"Wat's the use Dad, I know it very well, ur parties will never be the way I want, they tend to be so boring, n most of all I not a kid nemore, a birthday party sounds too childish" he shrugs
"Ur birthday is jus an occasion, parties are usually known for socializing, isn't it?"
"Ok as u wish, but don't expect me to move around socializing with every1, Sameer can very well handle that"
"U too shud learn that from him, it's really needed" as he tells him, "After a couple of years, u'll hav to do it too"
"I'll learn it wen I'll need it" showing a careless attitude, almost yawning
"Ok now go to sleep, n make sure u don't misbehave with ne1 at the party"
"Ok" he nodded, "Gud night Dad" as he went
"Is it hurting" she asked dabbing his face with a hanky
"Of course not, u see I'm man" he smiled
"Ya I saw that" making an annoyed face
"Wat? Wat did I do?"
"U did nothing, that's the problem"
"Wat do u think I shud hav done?"
"If not much, u cud hav punched him back" as he looked at her, "How dare he do that to u?"
"Stop it na Di, it's ok"
"No it's not" turning to her, "I mean Rahul, u r too much"
"No, I think not Rahul, he was too…………." they both turned to face Rimi,
"Wat he was?" Ashi behaved like a protective big sis
"I mean wasn't he too handsome" she had dreamy eyes by now
"Hello, he had beaten up Rahul n u r saying that………"
"So wat, I liked him"
"U girls! My goodness" Rahul gave a can't believe it look
"Wat u girls? Why didn't u do sum thing being a BOY" stressing on it
"I don't want him to look bad, at least not on his birthday" he defended himself finally
"Birthday? Wen's that?" an excited Rimi asked
"n how do U know that?" Ashi asked
"We were gud frnds in college"
"N u still remember his birthday? Gr8! Looks like u miss him" she sounded sarcastic
"Wat's wrong in that if I miss him?"
"Nothing, I was jus…….."
"Look, he may be a bit rude from out, but he has a nice heart" Ashi softened a bit at this
"How did u fall apart? I'm sure he was wrong"
"Wrong! He was not, infact, I had over reacted a bit too much"
"So u still feel the guilt"
"It's not nething like guilt, but ya I repent wat I did" making a sad face,
"Ok now let's go" Ashi said in a cheering tone
Wen the clock stroked 12, a loud noise made him wake up, he woke up shouting, "Stop that!" but the noise he heard was louder n sweeter to him,
"Happy Birthday 2 U Suhaan" (chalo aap log bhi bolo sab) they all shouted together, he smiled rubbing his eyes
"How cum u all are here?" wen he noticed them
"Cum on yaar, how can we miss this moment, if u had been there with us, then it was ok but……" Manish said, "I called up Sameer bhai n he asked us to cum over"
"Thanx guys" as he greeted them,
"N after wat happened there, my goodness" another said
"Can we plz stop talking abt that?"
"Sorry sorry birthday boy" she said
"Plz don't say that, it sounds like I'm back in school"
"But tell me 1 thing, how cum Rahul not hit u back? I mean u had punched him, so…………"
"How wud I know? U shud go n ask him either"
"Hey bro Happy Birthday, man" Sameer entered with a cake in his hands
"Thanx" as he hugged him
"U called them here" looking at them, "I was really feeling low without a blast"
"Ah! U don't need to mention that" facing him, "Ok so let's cut the cake"
"Yeah!" as they all screamed
"Hey hey! Cool it guys, Dids is in the nxt room, she must be asleep, I hope u guys understand"
"No she's awake, havin her meal with Mom downstairs"
"Havin a meal at this hour?" he asked
"Ya tom's Karwa Chauth na" Sameer said as he nodded
He cut the cake n first offered it to Sameer, then Manish, n then every1 else, they then applied the rest of the cake on all his face, "Wat is this yaar?" he said
After a while they all went, but Sameer had invited them all for the party, "ok chal see u tom. then, Bye, GN"
"Don't think abt that girl too much" Manish whispered in his ear
"Wat the hell?" but he was faster n thus escaped
Later his Mom n Snigdha also wished him
He went to sleep too, after washing his face. But now his mood was quite lifted n he thanked every1 for that.
At the breakfast table, they all were havin their food wen Mr. Malhotra spoke,
"Sameer, I think ur Mom mus hav told u abt this, but I think we shud discuss this personally too"
"Abt wat Dad?"
"Wat?" Sameer n Suhaan both said together
"Suhaan, not urs, Sameer's ok"
"I know Dad but mmmm………..I mean wat's the hurry?" infact he was more irritated with the fact than Sameer
"Suhaan stop it" his mother said as Snigdha motioned him to stop, he did so
"I think it's the right time, so why delaying"
"Ya Dad but………" Sameer was cut
"I jus wanted u to know that I'm thinking abt it, n if u hav ne1 of ur choice, u can tell me"
"No Dad, there's no1"
"Gud then, today I wud introduce u to sum people, then we'll talk, ok" as he stood up to leave, "I'm going, u can cum later"
"OK" poor Sameer had nothing more to say on that
"Bhai, why don't u say wat u feel?"
"Why are u so anxious abt his marriage?"
"I don't know, I don't hav a liking for girls, u are well versed with that"
"Let him decide, wat's wrong n wat's not" his Mom said
"Ok fine" he got up n left
"Uff! Sum times I think how will we convince him for marriage" she said n they all laughed at this.