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“Delhi-Lucknow express 12004 is about to reach on platform no. 2” The announcement was being made again and again. Mehak and Raj reassembled their luggage. They had been waiting from past half an hour. And this half hour became the most memorable hour of their life. It was exactly one year before they had met here. While waiting for the train, they dwelled upon their silly stupid chats which had tied them in a wonderful bond.
“You remember I was caught by this T.T.”, Mehak said pointing towards a middle-age man with a potbelly who was going through a list in his hand.
“Oh! Yes. I should go to him”, Raj said.
“Why??”, Mehak enquired.
“To thank him for making me meet a silly stupid girl”, Raj winked.
Both of them giggled.
“It seems it was destined. My ticket got pickpocket. Your friend cancelled his journey at the last moment. And you travelled alone with a two-passenger ticket all the way just to rescue me at this junction”, Mehak put their first meet in brevity.
Raj relaxed on the bench and a sneaky smile crept on his lips.
He said,” Yeah! Out of tens of other passengers, I became just your saviour”.
“Silly effect”,Mehak chirruped.
“Silly girl”, Raj ticked her head.
Mehak thanked Raj for helping her and saving her bucks. Raj thanked his friend for cancelling the trip. Formal thanks-giving entailed till they came out of the junction. Before leaving Raj put his hand forward and said,” Hii, I’m Raj. Naam to suna hi hoga”.
Mehak shook hand and said,” Hii I’m not Simran!”.
Haha, I like it.
That you are not Simran!.
So, there is going to be a twist in the story.
You seem to be a die-hard bollywood fan.
Yes! Masala and romance tadka.
“All Crap. Taxiiiiii”, She waved her hand and bid him a good-bye.
A crap bye!!! Raj was a little sad at her parting words.
“But why should I bother about her. She is just an another girl”, Raj murmured.
He tried to convince himself but the silly girl had abducted his wits. As soon as he reached his hostel, he opened his laptop, connected to the internet and searched for her. But how to search?? She was NOT SIMRAN. Who was she??? Where to search for her in Delhi??? Disheartened Raj gave all his hopes. Days passed.
One day Raj went to a Publishing house to get his college magazine published. He was the head of the editorial team. The man at the office guided him to a room.
“May I come in”, Raj knocked on the door.
“ Yes, please” ,came the voice.
“Whoa!!! Bollywood Baba!!! What a pleasant surprise! What brought you here?” This was Mehak asking the flabbergasted Raj.
Raj couldn’t believe his eyes. He got back to his senses and stammered, “ H-a-a-e-e- Hiii! I’m stalking you”.
So how is everything Miss Not Simran???
Haha, I’m Mehak. I do the work of proof-reading here.
That’s great. Now read these 100 odd pages and kick out the errors.
Ahh!!! I don’t like this. I just hate these words but still slogging myself.
Raj was happy to find her. Now he knew the name of silly girl.
Facebook-Search-Mehak-Send friend request.
Friend request accepted.
And then started the chatting season. They sunk themselves in talks and talks from nowhere and everywhere.
Meanwhile Raj wrote his first novel and went to her for proof-reading.
As Mehak read through the pages, she felt herself bosomed in someone’s strong words.
Yes! Raj didn’t write a love letter, instead an entire novel for the silly stupid girl he had fallen in love with.
FLASHBACK OVER-TIME IS SPEEDING NOW
The horn grew louder and louder as the train approached. Raj cried at the loudest of his pitch,
” I’ll be waiting for your reviews on my novel”.
” I’ll be waiting for your reviews on my novel”.
Mehak and Raj hadn’t admitted it to each other till now. They behaved like just-friends but something more was being cooked up on both the sides. Both were enjoying this unavowed romance.
Both left for their home.
It was Diwali. Mehak called up Raj to wish him.
“Huulo”, a heavy voice spoke from the other side.
“May I speak to Raj please”,Mehak asked.
“Beta! He went missing since past five days. DO you know where he is??”, the voice asked in plea.
Mehak couldn’t believe her ears. She ransacked all their mutual contacts, Raj’s college, his whereabouts but no ray of hope kindled.
Each day she read his script where he confessed his love. Today Raj is still missing. Mehak added a few more chapters and completed their love novel.
As soon as the novel hit the book stores, it came out to be a best-seller. The media persons approached Mehak asking about how the idea came to your mind? Are you a professional writer?? And a lot more questions queued up.
Mehak answered in a very simple manner."I’m no professional writer.
I never liked these silly stupid words.
I never understood the feelings attached with them.
But a silly stupid boy made me feel these words.
He left behind his legacy in his words.
He made me write all what I feel.
And today writing to me is my first love."
Mehak confessed their love in public and wished Raj would soon appear with another of his novel for proof-reading.
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