Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Catching Up

Catching up

Across the years, they were bound together by the strange bonds of silence. Had they tried to talk to each other, they might have regretted the words. Regrets don’t make the distance any easier to deal with. Regrets are like strong gusts of winds blowing the sails of a lone boat further away from the shore. So it was a good thing that they had not spoken for the four years in between.

Destiny does play a role in the sequence of events in our life. Had it not been for destiny, she would not have found herself in the lobby of the expensive MNC in the heart of a crazy city. For the umpteenth time she had the urge to pick up he black leather case and run. She looked at her junior, who was accompanying her and smiled instead.

If only he could detect the malice underlining that smile. Wasn’t he the one who had placed that fatal call to her? Wasn’t he the one who had fixed this meeting up? Shouldn’t he be the one contesting a stink battle between the very expensive deodorant and the very annoying sweat droplets in the armpits of his arms?

Why was she sweating? Why couldn’t she treat this as just another client call? What was so difficult about that? How had they parted all those four years ago?

Gradually, effectively, one day after another they had just drifted apart. So then why was she the one assuaged with guilt for not having stayed in touch?

She remembered the tingling feeling as she heard her name. Could it really be her? She had picked up the phone and with nervous fingers dialed her number.

“Lucy?”

“Yes…”

“Hey hi! Its me, Tanya!” there was a long pause. Had Lucy really dismissed her from her life so easily?

“Ummm we studied together in Mt. Carmel???” she supplied feeling stupid.

“Oh of course!” Lucy replied without a trace of warmth. “ How are you?”

“Good! Was just looking forward to meeting you tomorrow.”

“Are we meeting tomorrow?” Lucy asked with genuine confusion

She had laughed nervously, “ professionally, for an agency pitch.”

“Oh?! You work for an agency?” she managed to make Tanya sound so frivolous that she had hastened to terminate the conversation.

Yet she sat here, doing her duties by the company waiting to meet the one woman she did not want to meet for a long time.

12 comments:

gunj said...

i thought it wud b a guy!!

crasiezt said...

Lucy is such a bitch! Is there gonna be a continuation of the story? Maybe then we'll all know what really happened..

Good one! Is it inspired by real life?

Pollyannaish said...
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Pollyannaish said...

hahaha..i thought it wud be abt some other persn...but nice one !!

Cinderella. said...

Sometimes I wonder how am I gonna react if at all I come across my best frens with whom I broke a year ago....

I was thinking I'd be almost non-challant. just a customary hello or smth...

This confirmed it. Love your realistic persuasions...!

Keshi said...

Interesting!

Made me rem some of my old mates...some so-called friends who disappeared into thin air.


Keshi.

Beauty and the BEast said...

@ gunj

Damn!! it could have been!! :o

Beauty and the BEast said...

@ crasiezt

yeah honey inspired by real life!!

And I soooo agree Lucy is a bitch :p

Beauty and the BEast said...

@ pollyannaish

I wonder who

Beauty and the BEast said...

@ Cinderella

lol!! trust me it never works out teh way you plan it in your head!!

Beauty and the BEast said...

@ keshi

maybe you should write about them too

marvin the paranoid android said...

ok i dint see this post before so i said by adieus in advance... they still hold, though...
and like everyone else, i'd thought that the other person would be a guy, knowing the mushmellow that you are... but nice surprise there...