Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Night to Remember

It was a boring day. I was all alone in my room. My roommates had gone to see their frens and relatives. They weren’t coming back for the night and I was all prepared to spend the night all alone with a cup-o-noodles and some movies. At around 5 p.m. my phone rang, it was Elizabeth.

Elizabeth is one of my very good friends. She knew I was alone and asked me to come at their place for dinner. After a sumptuous dinner, we went to Gurgaon with her BF to some unknown shopping mall. In the top floor there was a pub with the name “Sapphire”, it was a pleasant pub, spacious, nice ambiance with a vibrant dance floor and good drinks. We had few drinks, after that Eli and I went to the dance floor. We were just laughing and inventing some funny dance moves when I saw her. She was dancing with a girl. Her dance moves were graceful, seductive and amazingly wild. I stopped dancing and stepped back admiring her dance moves. She was an incredible dancer. Almost all the people gathered in that pub was looking at her. She was wearing a jeans and a jacket, plain and simple as compared to the other girls in the pub who came with all those revealing clothes. I looked at her face; she was very fair, applied no makeup and had dreamy eyes. Once or twice she glanced at me; she knew I was looking at her.

After sometime I accompanied Eli to the washroom as she was feeling sick coz of the drinks. She was very drunk and I was holding her hands while she was trying to puke. Suddenly the washroom door opened and that girl from the dance floor entered. She washed her hand and gave a quick look at us. She knew we were having problems and told me to put Eli’s head under the tap. Then, she came towards us and helped loosen Eli’s shirt and put some water around her neck. I thought, ‘what a girl, great dancer, simple, smart and caring’. She asked me my name and told me hers is Nina and she is from Mizoram. We talked for almost half an hour about various things. After sometime the washroom door opened and that other girl with whom she was dancing entered. She said, ‘ Nina, I was looking for you, thank god u are here’. She said Hi to me and went to one of the lavatory. Nina smiled and turned back to resume our talk when that girl called her from the lavatory. She said, ’Nina, Can you come here once’. Nina asked for my excuse and went inside the lavatory then she locked the door from inside.

I stood there for few minutes when I suddenly realized what a fool I was. Everything was making sense now. She was a Lesbian. I dragged Eli out of the washroom at that instant.

Eli’s bf was waiting for us at the entrance and we were just about to leave when I heard someone calling my name. I turned back and was petrified when Nina hugged me tightly. She asked for my no. I told her I don’t remember mine and instead to give me hers. She wrote it down in a piece of paper and told me to give her a call for sure. I promised and left the room.

Eli’s bf asked me if I knew her, I told him we just met then he smiled and said, ‘she is very famous’. I knew what he meant. I was shocked and traumatized.

It was late when I reached my room. I changed, washed my face and went to bed. Then I searched my bag took out that piece of paper, stared at it for few mins, it was an Idea no. Then I tore it and smiled for the first time in that last 4 hours.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Night

It was so dark; I could only see his shining eyes.

It was so quiet; I could only hear my heartbeat.

There we stood in that dark room, staring at each other for like forever,

Waiting for the first move, which both of us are reluctant to make.

The clock was ticking and a minute seems like a year.

Far away in the distance a dog was barking and how I wish I had a pet dog.

His eyes hardly blink and he was still like a stone.

Then, in a flick of a moment, I saw his hand rushed in his pocket.

He took out something shiny, shinier than his eyes

I lost all hope when I saw that shining blade.

He approached like a gladiator coming for his kill.

I pray and uttered my last word when his blade strike at my heart.

‘Forgive me for my sin’

But something was wrong, I can still feel, but I cannot feel the pain,

Like I have been given something to sedate.

Then, the alarm clock rang and I sprang up from the worst nightmare I ever had.

When I think about you...

Sitting alone in this abandoned space,

My eyes are fixed at the crowd in front of me, but

My mind, my mind is not willing to stay in this chaotic room.

It is seeking, seeking every dream, every illusion that is stored in my subconscious.

Life has changed dramatically in the last few years.

You have come and you have gone.

I am not crazy about you and I will not die for you.

I can live without you and I can smile without you, but

When this convulsion comes to me, I need you to hold my hands.

When this fit stuck me, I need you to hug me tight, and

When all these worldly lust leave me, I want you and only you to stay behind.

When I grow old, I want to spend my whole day by your side.

And I think this is Love.