Walks To Remember-3



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I was sure that my Saturday evening excursions were going to remain as solitary and undisturbed as before. I had proved it to him that he was just any other guy for me. I had nothing to prove to myself, I was so damn confident about myself, my decisions were so not trapped up
in my emotions as before...I would nott remain a teenager anymore in a month or two.

I had seen him in some restaurant with one hot chick last Wednesday. I would have not smiled at him otherwise, but I did. He had responded
awkwardly. I definitely wanted my presence to be acknowledged. My glad smile would have left him with no face to come back this Saturday. But that generous smile that had bloomed on my face that time was somewhat superficial. Typical 'girl-thing' you know. No! How would you
know?

On my way back on Saturday, I was feeling some kind of a relief come over me. But he found me again. He smiled at me as if we hadn't met earlier...that Wednesday. 'Is he under the impression that I suffer from short-term amnesia or something' I thought. A sarcastic giggle rippled within me, as I didn't return that smile of his. Self-pity and cynicism have always been parts of me...I can't do without them.

He added a "hi". I looked up at him, stretched my lips into a vague smile...looked down again. This is the last time anyway, I thought. I am too mature to understand everything, i have seen so much of the world, and don't you dare think I am naive enough to fall into such traps now...

"Sorrry, I am late" said he.

You think I was waiting for you, haan? Very funny!

"So what were you doing there on Wednesday? Never thought you do hang around with the other girls."

He takes me to me that dumb, disgusting! It is all about a fair face, lovely locks and 36 24 36. Anyway, never mind!

"That was a treat that I had been taken to...by the girl you saw me with, the other day", his voice shook.

Did she kidnap you to treat you?

I was silent all through...not a word uttered. And my muteness was irking him, or so he showed.

A "Wow, great!" escaped my lips...and my lips curled to produce a smile...I tried to hide any bitterness that was oozing from within me.I then continued, "Many guys would kill to go on a date like that". I giggled at him. I realized that i was teasing him. Oh My God!

Now what would I expect him to reply? Something like---Oh not my problem actually, I am so affable, I am made into a magnate whenver women are concerned...

My expression tried to convey him...'Why are you trying to explain things to me Mr. So & So? Who am I?'

And this time he came close to contradicting my 'every-other-guy' prejudice about him. He stayed mum for some time.
And I didnot want to believe it when i heard,"I come here every Saturday, not for nothing, you know".

Then he shrugged and sighed. Looked straight into my eyes, I got locked in that gaze...until I could bear no more of it! It was as if his vision could penetrate into my deepest insides...and he could see my past & present in one glance.

Even I before I could react, I saw him walking away into the wilderness, merging with the darkness from which he had appeared.

12 comments:

phoenix said...

well written piece

Smruti Ranjan said...

i observed the narration power, when the head and heart collides for the question, next to be asked to the guy..and ultimately head wins..
but once again..ending is not mentioned with clarity.. do I have to presume some ??

Standbymind said...

Great Going....
Too good to be true!
:)

................your's entirely said...

:( hey don't do this to ur poor readers....it seems like one of those soap operas when they stop at the most critical moment n make u wait for the next episode....plz don't stop...curiosity might just kill me

WHAT'S IN A NAME ? said...

A very 'short-n-sweet' piece I should say. I am sure it some elements of the real YOU in it.

wildflower said...

Everyone,
I am all smiles...

PS: This by no chance is autobiographical...i use the first person just as any other tool to better the narration :D

*Shreya* said...

and then??!? what happened??!?!

i'm too dumb to kow if that was fiction :/ was it?!

The unsure ascetic said...

I really liked the series. your narration is great.

SammY said...

Hey,.. UR an awesome writer,... jus came across ur blog,.. Have been readin quite a lot of stuff that u hav posted,.. am like a half hour late for my classes coz of dis :),.. nice work,.. keep goin,...

SammY said...

Hey,... Ur writin is impressive,.. gr8 goin,.. Its not white its nno black either,.. its all grey :) which makes it interestin,... Gud work,,.. Keep writin,........

wildflower said...

thnx Sam..m honored :)

Amrita Sabat said...

oh no! hw could he disappear?! will read part 4 now! :)
ok it may nt b 100% autobiographical.........hw abt 70%?! :D