Friday, 31 March 2017

7 Stages of Love-Unns(Short Story)

"And that lady, you see there? The one wearing black with a little girl by her side? She comes here once every week. The little girl is least interested and tries to run around on the grass, but her mother always manages to pull her back. One candy outside the gates is enough to bribe the little one.", he giggled and looked next to him while seated on one corner of the bench. Not getting any reaction back, he nodded his head.

"Angry? Aren't you? Come on, after all this time? Speak up something.", he insisted as she was still sitting silently on the other side of the bench.
"You came to meet me after so long. The last time we fought I almost thought you would never want to see me again or talk to me. And here you are, spoiling a fine colorful day sitting here and just not talking to me at all.", he said as she started sobbing quietly.

"No, no. Please don't cry. I am sorry, I shouldn't have spoken such a thing.", he said, concerned, looking at her as she looked away from him and kept crying.
He took a deep breath. "Sometimes, I wonder, if we can get another chance to meet for the first time, the first dates, the first kiss. I wonder if one day we could play it all back. One day, we can fall in love with each other again. Without any presumptions, without any conditions. Another chance to fall in love with you.", he smiled.

"I know my words wont reach your heart after what I did to our relationship. But your being here gives me hope.", he said as she stood up all of a sudden.

"Time to leave already?", he wondered as she looked back.

"Please stay for a few more minutes. You know I wont be able to follow you because of the accident. Please talk to me, I want to listen to you. I promise I wont be in a hurry like always. We have all the time of the world.", he said as she didnt react and kept looking back.

"Please.", he pleaded and started crying himself when he found she wont stay any longer.
She took the flower wreath held in her hand and kept it on the grave. Without looking back, she continued walking as he wept alone on the bench.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

7 stages of love-Hub(Short Story)

As he sat on the wooden seat, he noticed his laces are opened. He looked around to check if someone else has noticed the same but found others were busy looking ahead. He twisted his leg around and slowly tried to move his hands reach the laces, making sure he makes minimal adjustment to his body visible to others. It was the first time he was seeing those faces and he didn't want to be the center of attention for nothing. In spite of stretching his hands and twisting the entire leg, he wasn't able to reach towards his shoe. After a few futile efforts, he leaned towards his right in trying to hide his body from the view of others. His fingers now barely touched the laces. As he leaned further, his elbow touched the girl sitting on the right.
"What are you doing?", she looked at him, furious.
"Nothing!", he said, shocked at her sudden reaction as he stopped leaning.
"You are disturbing me since last five minutes.", she said, still furious.
"Sorry, my laces are open. I was trying to tie them up."
"Why cant you wait for the break?"
"If someone sees my laces open, what will they think?"
"No one even knows our name. What will they think?", she asked confused.
"You wont understand. Its not smart to have your laces open. How would you know when your shoes have straps?", he said as she made a face.
"Fine, I wont tie my laces before the break. Let others think what they want.", he said and went back to his initial posture.
All of a sudden, her pen slipped from her grip and fell down. She adjusted herself as she went down for the pen.
"What are you doing now?", he asked.
"My pen fell down. How would I write?", she made a face again as he kept quiet.
As she got up in a few seconds, she smiled at him. He looked surprised as she moved her eyes to point down. He saw his laces tied up.
"Thanks.", he smiled nervously.
"I know, you didn't know how to do it.", she said and smiled back.
"The two of you!", the lady in the front shouted, "If I see you talking again, you are out of the class.", she said as she looked back into the book kept on the table, titled, "World of plants for Class 2."

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