Wt if I'll miss HER or I olready missed her for 132 hours.
I placed my shoes in the shoe stand outside and entered my home. My roomie looked at me with a disbelief. I left in the morning to
the temple with a friend. He made me visit each and every temple located
around 8 kilometer radius. My forehead was covered by various types of
vermilions. My legs were paining after making hundreds of rounds around the
idols. I needed to be dead asleep till; i find my self totally recharged. My roomie started laughing
looking at my attire. Am a atheist with vermilion on my forehead. I dumped 8
half broken coconuts on the table and left to my room. i slept for 14 hours.
I woke upnext day and attended my class. This time I was given the drawing of
crankshaft, cam shaft. Am sure in next few days, I will be asked to draw total
parts of car. I came back home after my class.
Anshul (roomie) was busy with his eyes stuck on The Hindu . I was in the kitchen. And Anshul went in his room with a heap of books. His exams were nearing. I
changed myself and came out for a casual chat. After you finish your studies,
no you cant have a casual chat with your parents (they called me up).
‘ There are internship openings in B*EL. Have
you applied for it.’
‘No, I will do it. I need to get the form,’ I
said surfing tv channels.
‘I brought a form, fill it and submit it online tomorrow. Check your email, I've emailed you the required documents.
I hanged the cell pfone in order to avoid
further discussion about my job. I logged into gmail. Ninja's status was “ in
meeting leave a msg at my desk”. I flipped the form, I filled it and kept
aside. For the next few hours, I kept busy drawing random engine parts. After
that watched a movie to kill time. Just before the climax, a msg popped up.
‘ hey hi, just came from meeting. The clients
are horrible. Need to spoon feed them everything.
‘hmm.. that’s what your are paid for,’ I said
to irritate her more.
‘apart from pay, I manage to get some awards for my
work as well'-said she. 'Today I got Associate Of The Month award, Bubu'-added she.
‘not only award, appraisal is also on the
way,’ she said with a pose,’
‘woww congrats, so you owe me 2 treats,’
‘wait, I have another last one for you… u knw
frm today i erased my past pics and memories cmpltly frm my lappy,’
she said in conclusive tone.
‘this is a great news. So total 3 treats’ I
said in delight.
‘This is just because of you. I owe u a
lottt. Every one is happy now. Even my parents are glad to see me happy. This
is just because of you.,’
‘Hey, don’t be so emotional. I just stood
beside you. Its you who gave your best in everything.’
‘ You are so down to earth. This Is what I
love in you,’
‘you are welcome,’
‘ my friends has planned a trip to Dalhousie. I want you to join us. The
trip is for 5 days and it would be fun if u too join us,’
‘no I said instantly,’ a trip with her
friends that too with girls. No way. I would prefer going to Mars than going
out with girls.
‘ yeah I expected this answer. I know you are
scared of girls but I will be with you so no need to panic. She said trying to
convince me. but I was adamant.
The next day she left for her trip. I bid her
bye. I left for my class. Engineering subjects can give you best ever hangover
when compared to alcohol. In addition to
it, my dad satsang on my career gave me mental trauma. Days were too boring. No
Ninja no chat. No power during day time. ( in Punjab we celebrate
“Earth hour” for every 4 hours a day).
After 132 hours, she was back online.
“hi how are you. I missed you a lot” these
were her first words after 132 hours. Atlast I have a girl who misses my
“I too missed u a lot. It was like survival
in desert with out having a talk with you.,’ I opened up.
“ Bubu no need to worry now am back,”
“ so how was your trip”
“ was good. the climate was too good. we
enjoyed a lot”
“ so what else”
“ I got a call from a company. I got short
listed for a job”
“ oh that’s great so when is the interview”
“ I have a final telephonic round. And job
posting is in Pune”
Her last word took away my smile. Soon she's gonna leave.
“ oh ya congrats. And all the best ok I have
some work you carry on,’ I lied to her.
I took off my headset and started thinking
why am I feeling that I will be missing something. Wait am I over reacting? What
If she gets a job. If she makes it, that means no mid night chats, no more fun to be precise. In that godly hour I was fighting with my conscience when the whole
world slept. In heart I was praying that she should get job. The next moment
I prayed she should fail in the last round.