I was seeing her after 3 long years, but she looked the same. She hadn’t put on a single ounce since then, same almond shaped eyes and puppy like face with hairs hanging loosely over her collar bone. She was looking gorgeous as usual . Oh God! she still have those effects on me. She came closer to me and sat on the chair right next to my bed. There was silence for some time while we looked at each other trying to gauge each other’s reaction. While I observed her more closely, she looked pale and weary, dark circles were evident around her eyes. I guess, she must had been there for long.
After quite some time which seemed like eternity she finally broke the silence prevailing between us . ” So Mr Varun, how are you feeling now.”she asked trying to cheer me up in her trademark tone. “Hmm, I’m fine.”,I said in rather disinterested tone. Disappointment was apparent on her face but what did she expect from a person lying on hospital bed. We then talked for some time or rather she was talking mostly; my replies were mostly monosyllabic or disapproving to her. I could see her on the verge of breaking hearing my cult replies, but she regained herself and asked, ” Are you hungry?” Even though I wasn’t feeling hungry but I needed some time to check my emotions and I was really behaving as an asshole. So, I answered in positive.
While, she went outside to fetch some food for me , my memories slipped back to the day where fate has decided something evil for me.
The Accident Day
The day was little hotter than usual and humidity was making it even more uncomfortable . I had just finished my day’s work and was heading towards the brand new restaurant where someone was supposed to be waiting for me . After a very long time I was finally dating someone. I wasn’t ready for this in first place but after constant pressure from my peers and friends , I finally agreed to let give it a shot. I had been to this place before and it was a very nice little place with quiet ambience and less crowdy and it seemed perfect for our first date.
I reached there and sat on the table which I had booked especially for this occasion, but it seemed like my date was late . There was a message from her stating whe might be late as she was stuck in traffic. So , I decided to wait for her . I fetched out my phone and started browsing social sites . After some time I got bored by the same old jargons and usual things. I never liked these social sites, even though they claimed to bring people closer but in actual sense they are killing intimate relationships. So, out of boredom I started looking around the restaurant. But my eyes were transfixed at something familiar or rather someone familiar .
I couldn’t believe my eyes, whether she was for real or I was imagining her, I didn’t know. I squeezed my eyes shut and then opened it again but she was still there. I pinched myself in disbelief but she had nowhere to go. She was sitting at the far corner of the restaurant. Although she was at the other corner of the restaurant but, I felt as if I was sitting right in front of her, carefully watching her every moves. My mind become numb and overwhelmed by her presence. I came back to my senses only when she stood to leave from there. I felt a sudden urge to talk to her. So, I started following her. But , when she turned abruptly I felt myself hiding from her . Oh God! Why I had to do that. She might have misunderstood me as a stalker . After that , she increased her pace as a fear striken goat as if I were her predator .But before I close the gap or call her she was out of my reach.
Dejected, I watched her getting far from me. Why she had to come back when everything started changing? I had just started accepting the reality . But all of a sudden my life had taken a u- turn . All my excitement about my date got vanished. All my thoughts got concentred on one name Ria. My phone was constantly buzzing and I knew who would be on line but didn’t wanted to pick the phone . So, I typed her a message “Hey sorry ! I was caught in some urgency. So , I left from there early. I will talk to you when I will be free and I fear we have to postpone our date now.”
I desperately wanted to talk to Ria, I just wanted to hear her voice atleast. And I knew what I had to do now. I logged in my fb account. And I knew who might had gotten her phone number. After 10 minutes, I got her number. Instantly, I called her, with every ring my heartbeat was increasing rapidly maybe exponentially. But there was no reply , I called her again and again but noone picked up the phone. 20 times, I called her and then I was going all beserk. Why the hell she was not picking my phone ? My mind started spinning with so many questions running in my small head. Then I started pacing here and there . Exasperated, exhausted and lost I decided to go back to my home . While crossing the road I had to encounter my fate . There was a loud horn followed by a screech and before I could comprehend anything I was banged by a car and last I remembered was sounds of panic and a lot of noise before waking up on this hospital bed later on.
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