Sunday, January 25, 2009

A beautiful stranger,part 3

Pushing open the sliding doors to the veranda, Noyona stood staring at the horizon with her coffee in the hand. She put her palms closer to the sides of the mug with the heat emitting from it, she silently gazed at the sun rising and slowly the busy city awakening to a new day. Soon she would have to get ready for a busy day at work and with the chores she needed to get done. She cherished these few minutes alone in her busy day, for once she didn’t complain of the solitude, it gave her time off to be just herself.

“Do you always get up this early?”

She turned around to face a very sleepy Neel, his hair tousled, still snuggling to his pillow barely awake. She made her way indoors and closes the sliding doors.

“Always! Do you want some coffee?”

“Yeah go ahead pour me some. I’ll just wash up and join you”

“So do you have to go to office early?”

“Yeah I have clients who are coming to office by say 9am and then I need to give them a presentation and take them out for lunch. Later we have to discuss and clinch the deal hopefully. And if everything goes well a celebratory dinner follows. Hopefully I will be back home by say latest 12.”

“Okay… I’m saying back late at office too. Lots of new projects have come up and all so I may have to stay out till later than usual”

“Oh okay…” Neel responded nonchalantly.

Sometimes she wondered why their lives had taken such a turn. They both seemed like clock work mouse who went about doing things as long as they were wound and programmed to do. Where was the love? On the surface things were just fine. They never really quarreled, they respected each other, to most they appeared a perfect couple who had a fairytale ending. Life was perfect with almost no cloud in the horizon. Then why this displeasure keeps creeping in her mind and her married life? This constant feeling, that a void was growing larger with each passing day? Who would have thought with their kind of whirlwind romance of meeting on the train, then finding each other on blog world, months of emailing and chatting, and then meeting up. Their sudden engagement and subsequent marriage, even now it felt like a dream to her. But somehow the fire and the zing to their relationship, was now totally absent. Her married friends keep telling her that this is normal and a phase, boredom does creep in nothing to worry about. But she just couldn’t let go of the Neel she fell in love with who is now a stark contrast to what he was once. Maybe she thought, if she ignored this it would just go away. Maybe she was just thinking too much. Deciding to concentrate on her work more and keep her worries at bay, she flicked off her hair from her face and set to complete her assignments that were now pending for quite sometime.

"up for Chinese? Tara, popped up "im hungry as hell, and its lunch already!"

"what about dieting?"

"damn that..lets eat ok?im starving..."

"Why dont you just order something here.. i ll just get my work done and then we can chat"

"So how is Neel?"

"Usual"

"Are you like upset over something? is things fine?"

"yea kind of.. Its just that there are things nagging me. i try and ignore them , to better still understand the whole situation but after a time, it just gets to me. you know sometimes i wonder why does this boredom set in our lives. i mean earlier too Neel and i were together, there was an effort we both put in to make things work. but now, i hardly see Neel do anything, he doesn't even inquire about me, call from office or even notice the things he used to earlier. i mean i know he is busy, life is hectic and he is doing this or us and our life, i try and understand him the kind of life he wants for himself, for us but sometimes i just cant take it, to adjust to the fact the Neel i feel in love to, has died in the monotony of life and the Neel that i find by me only in the darkness of the night just a mere resemblance of the former."

"noyona a guy has his compulsions. work drives him, it motivates him. this is a phase a couple go through. its not out of the box. just be a little patient. i know the trouble you are facing, but you must realize that you can hardly cling on to your youthful dreams and fantasies. see you must accept the reality, that time has moved on since you guys first met. just relax, i think you are working yourself up." Tara explained gently and on getting no answer she looked up from her plate, at noyona who looked pale and almost in pain.

"What happened? Are you not well? here drink some water.."

"Noo..just help me to the loo...."

Several minutes passed. at last noyona came out of the look, looked fatigued feeble and ready to drop.

"What the hell happened? Was it something you eat?" Tara asked scared to death seeing her friend atmost pass out after puking several times over.

"I dont know. maybe its something i eat.i guess i will just head home. i hate this queasy feeling."

"do you want me to drop you home? or go to the doctor."

"No its ok.. i ll manage. you carry on here i ll just visit the doctor after all, Ive been meaning to visit her anyway."

"Let me come with you.. o! come on... you know you want me to... please... i promise to treat you to the sundae if you will.."

With a smile Noyona was won over and together like old times they made the short road trip to their doctor. and what she had to say was way beyond what the ladies had imagined....

to be continued..

20 comments:

ANWESA said...

beautiful than ever b4..lots of suspense brewing up.i luv it..

Sunshine gal said...

U hav kept up the flow...Tis gud work...

Sunshine gal said...

Btw,the template is awesome....

bondgal_rulz said...

She's expecting, isn't it ??

bondgal_rulz said...

She's expecting, isn't it ??

Meera said...

Suspense..I love it!

yamini meduri said...

firstly...beautiful template dear..!!

the story...its perfect as always..!!
and wats special in todays' part is that you have shown the real part of life..!!!

it happens with every woman that her man becomes very busy with her and hardly thinks about the life he shares with her...and i am worried if it happens to me too....!!

if it really does...i wont think like Nayona....i will directly ask my 'Neel' about the matter that is making us far day after day..!!!

nice story ....will be waiting for the nxt part...!!!

Hemanth Potluri said...

suspense is filling to much :)..

urs..hemu..

Cяystal said...

:)

Ria said...

gosh the suspense is killing me gurl....waiting for the next part.

mayz said...

i jus read d whole series...sorry not been vy regular over d weekend...loved it...totally!!!

Mithe said...

post fast! the suspense...go on!jaldi g:)))(lolzz)

ki said...

Oh! Post aage ka na!
She's pregnant, innit? :D

Tara said...

Haha! *takes a bow* Thank you for making me a part of this beauty...very glad. :) Take it forward girlie fast!! (I think I can smell some stuff but I wouldn't like to presume beforehand... :)

Lena said...

seems like i missed a lot.. will be back to read all parts :)
for now just wishing you a great new week :)

Amrita~Ams said...

i hate suspence.
but still i m luving it in ur blog..;)...

Astraeus said...

going gud

Akshat said...

Hey it is so cooooool!!!
All the twist and turns of the stories are leaving me gripped to my seat!!

And he new template is goood!!

Take Care

Jinxed Pixie said...

wat the hell was it???????
i m waiting....

aZoed said...

twist in the tale i guess...