Monday, November 22, 2010

Linger!.....

Disclaimer: All the Characters and incidents portrayed in this story are fictitious. Any resemblance of the characters to an actual person, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

The same standard message tone of Nokia, Karthik wished that people had some other better job than sending good morning messages this early. Yet that tone didn’t stop him getting deeper into his dreams. “Why does the two hour sleep between 6.00 and 8.00 in the morning always finish in seconds!....” woke up Karthik with a question. The very first thing he did was like all of us do.. look for the phone… 4 messages received it read… without having patience to open up and read so many(?) messages he threw it back on the bed rushed to bathroom. As usual he was the first to occupy that and he had a reason for it. Everyone in his flat knew it.

They were 4 together since their collage days. Normally people are not that fortunate to be together even after their study days… they were a few odd lucky ones. Post breakfast Karthik got back to his phone to read out the message.. The inbox took quite some time than usual to open… too many messages in smaller space [need to change the phone asap.. his mind read a couple of times before his inbox opened]. He didn’t know that it was a little pause before a surprise which was waiting for him. When the inbox opened he couldn’t believe his eyes when he read Priya’s name and the message said “Good Morning!.. Lets meet up today around 10.00 over a cup of coffee at my office”. He just smiled within himself thinking GM messages too can be interesting!

The rest of his flat mates predicted its going to rain today and they were all smiles for him…. The room was 4 times multiplied by joy, it has been 3 years of wait for this for Karthik.. as mentioned earlier, his routine is to leave home by 9.00to reach Priya’s office and wait there to see her. He had tried several times to approach her but never let the guard. With his contacts he could gather her email address, phone number, fb, orkut, twitter id’s and you name it he’s got it… it has been always one way communication from his end and here he has got a reply…. A meet which he has been looking for such a long time… finally perseverance paid!... There was a celebration on due that night…

The clock was ticking 11.00 and Karthik came out with a smile… he knew its going to happen, his confidence in him!.. He picked his phone and texted J to his friends… that summarizes the story for them…. Before he could again hear the standard message tone, it was his favorite song on his phone. Priya calling read the display….

“hello Karthik!, just to say that I was really bowled out by what you said and seriously still awe stuck!... I don’t have words to describe but you were just too awesome… I think you did not deserve the 3 year long wait… however that time might have made you even better!...

I am so happy to have you as my assistant director…. We’ll be shooting from next month on my next project and once it’s through, you are requested to do the story you narrated to me under my production!”…

With pleasure Priya!…. said Karthik!....