Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Blue Daze

Out of the blue, very randomly, she ended up going to Goa with her dad for a few days. Well, that was not what she had thought it would happen, for she longed to go there and have some wild fun with friends. And here she was, but, with her dad who had come here for some work. She didn’t really mind much, for it was a welcome change from her hectic college life.

Sitting in the lobby of a gorgeous hotel where one end faced the blue waves, she sat on a cane chair, flipping through the glossy, dreamy pictures of the ‘Inside Outside’ magazine, the kinds she had always loved, for who would not dream of having a décor like the ones she saw in these pictures. Funky, colourful, elegant, charming and everything in one.

As she finished her magazine, her eyes turned to a cute little eight year old boy who was playing around in the lobby. She looked at him, waved him a high and shined her pretty sweet smile onto him. He looked at her through his naughty eyes and then went about running around aimlessly in a funny way in and around the lobby.

Indeed it was a fun area to hang out. Just outside the lobby on the right end, one could see through the long windows an area given to sitting and relaxing as the seats were made up of wooden logs with sand at one end and long vases all in blue kept together with a dash of sea shells. So well, since she was idle and had nothing to do, she called the little boy and planned a game with him. She had no clue what they were up to, but yes it was fun!
“So, you like the idea of playing a game?”
“Sounds good to me”.
“Hey, but tell me whom are you here with?”
“ Oh, don’t you worry, he is busy right now”
“Before we start playing, tell me, what’s your name?”
Ashish and yours?”
Both of them weaved stories around the vases, the shells and how dolphins would come there every day and leave their secrets at the corner of this place. It ended up being pretty mesmerizing.
Just when they had got tired of running around and creating their magical castles, as she faced Ashish, she only turned her head to see a tall guy in mid twenties with a nice build almost a look alike of Hercules, the game she would play on her desktop as a teen.

“Wait, am I dreaming?.....How can someone be so good looking?”
“Hey Ashi, whats up?”
“Bhaiya, I was playing with Aanvi didi and we had a lot of fun”.
She excused herself from coming in between the two of them and greeted him with a silly smile of hers.
“Hi Aanvi, I’m Vivaan
She had no clue what to say next, for how could she, as it would happen more often than not  that a good looking guy would make her go weak in the knees and no matter how much her heart wanted to give him a thousand glances again, she could just not gather her guts to go ahead with it. Just as she was thinking what to speak next,

He said “Thank you so much for keeping Ashish busy, I really thank you”.
“Umm, well, you needn’t thank me that much, the best thing two idle people could do was utilise their time together and have some fun, so that’s what we did, right Ashish?” She patted him as she winked at him.
“ So what gives you a reason to be idle in such a beautiful place like Goa?”
“Oh! My dad is here for a meeting, and since I could spare a few days off too, I thought it would be a nice change from college to come by here”.
“So your father was in the conference room with us?”
After a little thinking she said “Well, yes then, I guess”.
“Would you like to have a cup of coffee together while Ashi goes off to sleep in the room?”
“This was astounding, how could he… did I just hear what he said, or am I hearing sweet auditory hallucinations?”
She remained quiet for few minutes as he looked at her expectantly for an answer.
“Alright then, give me a few minutes; I’ll come in a while”.
“He took my question for an answer?....What is happening” thought she.
“If I go with him, then how will I tell dad where am I” She thought.
“ So you ready?”
She got startled and asked him:
“At what time the meeting will end?”
“Still three hours to go including the break they’ll give in between”.

She asked him to wait for few minutes and rushed to the room to a slip on a pair of ballerinas with the dress she wore and looked at her face in the mirror.
“ I think I look reasonably good. Sure? Ok? FYI…. He is waiting!!” she talked with herself in the mirror and closed the door behind her as she rushed to the elevator.

In the meanwhile she texted her dad that she was busy, and told him not to worry about anything.
As she came out from the elevator and took the stairs down the lobby, he saw her descend in a very fairylike fashion. That was when they both caught a good glimpse of the other and she finally got to see him properly.
He had small eyes, long face, sharp nose and sharp jaw line and to top it up he had a goatee, which she always told her brother to have. His complexion was a dusky one and then his tall height spoke for his impressive personality. He spoke well too, if only he could have had a more to- fall- for voice she liked to hear, but well everything is not present everywhere and she was wishing for perfection!

She still couldn’t believe, but she went with the flow, for guys like these only showed up in Mills and Boons or other romantic novellas and novels.
She hardly talked at the coffee table and like a shy child answered only to questions he asked.

“This guy is a talkative one, or is it that I have a lot to talk about, but just can’t speak?”
Randomly, not knowing what he was talking, she asked:
“So how come Ashi is here with you?”
“Where did this come from?”
“Oh! This was random, sorry” She answered sheepishly.
He smiled at her and said “It’s alright, no apologies”.

“Well, I stay in Bombay and had dropped by at my brother’s place for a day, when Ashi, whose vacations are currently on, heard that I’m going to Goa, he incessantly began chanting that he had to come along with me. I told him that I was coming here for work, but hell he was adamant. So here he is with me, until he found you this morning”.
“And how come you got free from the meeting that early?”
“My job got over, so thanks to that” he answered back smilingly.
“ Tell me something, is Ashi imagining the stories he shared with me, the ones you narrated to him or do you actually talk?” he asked her naughtily.

No guy had ever said this to her in such a cute fashion. Firstly, coz she had hardly ever met them so spontaneously and secondly she did talk, a lot!

She smiled at him, this time managing to look and dip into his deep dark eyes. Their eyes struck together like two ends of a ribbon getting tied to form a beautiful bow, but the moment she realized this, she quickly gazed her eyes on the coffee at the table and began to look around.
After a while as they finished their coffee, it was now the moment when the bill had to be paid.

And just then she uttered unknowingly “Oh! Damn, I forgot my wallet in the room!”
He looked at her surprisingly and said “Ma’am, do you really think you should be saying this when there is a guy, I think pretty decent looking, happy to have shared a cup of coffee with you?”

Yes his reply melted her heart like a bar of dark chocolate ready to be licked. She was left speechless.
As they walked together to the lobby, she thanked him and walked towards the beach.

Later all she recalled:

“Would you like to go clubbing tonight?”
“Don’t worry I’ll tell your dad that we’ll be together”.

No clue of how she ended up being with him, she then recalled a moment in the club, all blue, red, green in moments and then dark in the another, like someone was switching the lights on and off. It was a haze! She danced with him to all the glory, and indeed he was fun to be to be with.
“So pretty lady what can I get you for drink?”
“ Juice?”
“Have you tasted alcohol?”
“Oh yes, but never enough to have called the “shots” for”. And then they laughed together.
“Vivaan, you seem a nice person to me, you are all that I ever dreamed of. I won’t mind falling in love with you. Tell me you love me too?”

Flashes of collecting fish together in huge nets along the sea shore came to her mind, and he indeed looked hot in his military print half pants and tee he wore with it.

“You made me happy today, after all these years, it was a great to hang out with a guy like you. Yes I dreamed about my guy many a times, until I met you today, and here you are a Greek God, who has taken my breath away”.

She had no clue when these words were uttered by her. All she remembered was him holding her by her waist as they walked together, with her hair all entangled and head on his shoulder, not knowing if it had to be there or not.

As the morning sunrays played hide-n-seek with the fragile curtains, she woke up with a severe headache. Unlike the way people said of their heart throbbing, it was her head which pumped making noise, yet not being able to shout out loud for it pained like hell. She looked around, only to see two tall glasses of lemonade on the side table, with a post- it saying it “In the morning, the very first thingJ”. She without a second thought drank them one after another. Just as her legs were about to be placed on the floor, her fingers gently felt something under the pillow she was sleeping on. There lay nicely folded a paper. Touching her head, as it still ached, she opened it with a gently written, in a calm tone, everything that had to be known to her to make her head clear of all the airs that a girl could have.

Yet she was confused. Where was her father? Did he know what had happened? Why the hell was her head paining like mad? Why did her mouth felt dry, as if all the saliva had evaporated?

And then she saw a flash….
“Hey sweetheart. I know not you enough to say this to you, but I have thought well, and I would like to share my feelings for you: I loved your madness, the way you swayed with the flow, and tried delving into the oceans of your words and though you didn’t say much in your ‘sane’ state to me, I know how dearly we both love each other.....” 

PS: I'm still a novice..but yes, this idea popped up after something share how u interpret the story and what you like and dislike abt it:) 



Cяystal said...

Oh my God! You're quite a romantic, aren't you? This was really impressive. Mean it! And you're a novice but you're good .. and this is the reason I have been avoiding reading Mills n Boons for my life! Too many fantasies, imageries, imaginations in gives to you :P

Rahul said...

where the hell have u been all this while??????????????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????????????????????????????????????????

Aakriti said...

Haha Crysty...since u are an expert at stories..pls share wht u interpreted abt the end...coz i had a certain imagination in my mind when i wrote it...i want to knw if it reached my Vanilla ppl or not:) thnk u... yup..I'm a romantic at heart..btu this story had more to it as well:)

Aakriti said...

Rahul....hiee...on blog or online?? I have been with my clutter and mess...had things to sort out..but hey i guess i wasn't away for that long too my frnd!!m back now:)

Bikram said...

Romantic one .. but why have alcohol See had a headache .. but good of Vivaan to leave some lemonade for her :)
Loved the story

and reminds me of my school friend he was called Vivan too :)


Aakriti said...

Heya Bikram:) haha....alcohol and its side effects! I'd request u to go through the story again...i really want my Vanilla people to...coz there is an element still uncaptured...u sure that the post it was by Vivaan??;)

Sarah malik said...

Pretty good it was! I mean I am too bad when it comes to writing something mushy or romantic but i love reading such stuffs a lot :D
hope to c u coming up with more such sweet endings!


Aakriti said...

Hey Sarah.....the story doesn't really have an end darling:) I'm glad u liked it :)
love ~ Aakriti

Trisha Sharma said...

nice : )

Aakriti said...

thank u Trisha:)

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