31st July 16
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RECAP: New characters and Swara weeping after singing a song.
Today’s chapter: Who will end up in apologising to whom? And why? Read ahead to know more. Happy reading!?
Aarav looked at me, and I looked at him. Both of us were equally bewildered. Whatever was this all happening? Swara was weeping? Oh, why in the world? And just then reality struck our heads and we spoke out in unison.
“Not again Swara,” Aarav spoke.
“When will this habit of yours say Tata Bye Bye to you?” I finished.
She chuckled at that. Phew! Finally she stopped weeping and drained her tears away. This girl would never change. Out of the millions of what she called as ‘bad’ habits, she possessed, this is the worst, I swear!
She just scared me out of my skin! Gratitude to the Heavens for reminding me of this habit of hers. A very ‘bad’ habit of hers, is that, whenever she sings a happy song she’ll start jumping, and whenever she sings a sad song, she’ll start weeping! Crazy, huh? I agree. I had almost forgotten about this habit of hers. I hugged her tightly.
“Aarav, if I die out of suffocation, I toh will be very happy, coz I will fly away from this world. But, just for once do think about urself. U know what I mean? A full lifetime in prison!”
She wanted me to release the hug. She could have said that straightaway. Why the hell did she always have to speak of death? I released the hug and looked towards the other side, with fury and rage burning inside me. Previously, I was so contented that she spoke of dying for me. But dying because of me is something unacceptable!
“Now what happened to you?” she asked.
I didn’t reply.
“Aaruu…mera pyara pyara Aaruu…”
Again that silly name given by her…Aaruu! I mean does a boy ever have a girlish nickname? I hate it when she calls me by this name. And she knows that whenever she utters something I detest, I always lose my calm and shout out. Huh, smart girl! Even if I shout at her, it won’t matter to her, coz all she wants is that I should speak to her. Even I m Aarav Mehra, I won’t melt so easily my Angel!
Again this chhachhundar started his drama. Oh! How I wish he would have been an actor. Well, that’s something next to impossible, unless there’s a role for a mouse or a chipmunk! Well, I definitely won’t bear girls drooling over him! Um…I…mean…first boys should fall for me then girls should…eh! Well, for the first time in life, he is doing something sensible! I mean what is the need for Swara to speak of death each time? Ya I know Aarav was hugging her too tight, I mean so very tight, but she could have expressed it in an other way also, rgt? Now toh even I am also not talking to her! Let her bear the brunt!
Shit Swara! I mean I haven’t met a person as foolish as u before! How can sum1 be so foolish? Swara Swara Swara…grow up! U r going to be an adult soon…there are jus few months for ur 18th b’day! I mean he jus told u not to utter even a word about death! Stupid me! Dumbo me! Idiot me! Oh and for sure Zany me! Ok Aarav Mehra, if u r a sher, then m a sawa sher! If u know urself very well, I know u even better! U jus wait and watch!
“*sob* Aarav! *sob*”
No response! Oh how in the world do I forget that if I know him better than he knows himself, then he also knows me better than I know myself! And he definitely isn’t left to know that these are my fake tears! Otherwise he is the first one to wipe them away and hug me tightly. I find real solace in his arms…and I so long to hug him, and he even on knowing that won’t let me hug him! Ok, I agree to have done wrong, but he can’t punish me like this! Main bhi Swara Bose hu Mr. Aarav Mehra, u jus wait n watch!
Sannata? Silence? Why am I feeling again and again that this is the same silence which is present jus before a tsunami strikes? What is Swara planning to do? She walked across the room and took out a piece of paper. Note business, huh? Not bad Miss Swara, this is something which I didn’t expect. Coz my Swara, I mean the Swara I know would sing a song for me…what happened today? Let’s see what my chhupi rustam does. After what seemed like long hours of scribbling, she came over and handed me the note and went out of the house! Where did she go? Sara ran after her but she showed her a hand indicating that she did not need anyone. I unfolded the piece of paper and started reading the note, and even Sara joined in.
“Remember when we both started following that dosti ka usul? When by mistake u had hit me and were continuously apologising to me and I spoke the ever famous dialogue. I guess I’ll have to break the rule today. M really sorry Aarav. I shouldn’t have spoken of death you know. I was just trying to use one of my lame jokes to lighten up the atmosphere. U know yesterday again Mom and Dad again asked me that question. I wanted to hug u so tight, but we didn’t have band practice yesterday. Even today also, I wanted to hug u. When u ruffle my hair, it feels so relieving. I promise that even if I find the love of my life, I’ll always love u more than him, always. Coz u have loved me more than Mom n Dad, u have loved me more than Ragini di, u have loved me more than Sara, and I know that u will always love me more than the love of my life ever will. U will always be my Knight in Shining Armour. M really sorry that I hurt u. I know that u despise the word ‘death’. See, today I have broken the rules also. Plzz don’t leave my hand, I beg of u, coz someone once told me,
‘Hold my hand and feel the transpire, coz it’s my heart which again wants to conspire.’
By the end of it, Aarav was in tears. Tears were gushing down his cheeks, I could sense his pain. We both know that Swara is a very sensitive and a very sentimental girl, we both were the ones more at fault, Swara wasn’t. I don’t know why but I felt a sting in my heart on seeing Aarav in that condition. We all had started at such a happy note, and see here, we were ending at such a sad one. I and kept a hand on his shoulder. He turned around and hugged me tightly. This was the first time he was hugging me. He was in real pain.
“Sshhh!” I hushed him.
He kept on weeping away on my shoulder. I was wearing a sleeveless top, so I could sense my shoulder getting wet. I consoled him. I couldn’t help but burst out in tears. We broke apart. I wiped my tears and he wiped his and we together headed towards where Swara could be. Ah, we know where she could be, the Howrah Bridge! Yes! Where else could she be? And afterall, it was just half a kilometre from Aarav’s house. We rushed towards our destination, on a new mission, Mission Swara!
We sooned reached the bridge. Ah, there she was! Only we both know what a relief we went through on seeing her there. Aarav ran towards her and caught her by the shoulder and shook her hard. I was watching everything from far.
“What the hell do you think of yourself haan?”
“I asked u something dammit!”
A bit softer Aarav asked, “Don’t you know me? Have I ever gone cross over you? Why did you go out without telling me?”
“U didn’t stop me either.”
And with that, he pulled her in for a hug. I could feel those water droplets making way down my cheeks, the tears of happiness. After a long time of them hugging each other, I approached them.
“Forgot ur bestestest friend or what my princess?”
“Sara…m sorry yaar!”
“No need to be yaar.”
And we shared a sisterly hug. The smile on Aarav’s face was a million dollar one, I swear.
“Girls, how much longer will you both hug?”
“Ya ya, as if u hugged Swara for only a nanosecond, right Mr. Mehra?”
“Uffo! Again u both started ur Miya-Biwi fights!”
“We are not Miya-Biwi!” we spoke out in unison.
Aarav didn’t look pleased at all, but only the Good Heavens know why my cheeks felt warm!
“Aarav, u have forgiven me, no?”
“No. I haven’t.”
“Why did u speak of leaving ur hand? I can never imagine of leaving ur hand. U r the only one I have on Earth, Swara. After Mom Dad left me, it was u who held my hand, I didn’t.”
“And when I faced the millions of struggles, who held my hand?”
“I guess jus like ‘love birds’, there should be a term called ‘senti birds’ also. What say?” I said, lightening up the atmosphere.
“Sara ki bachhi!”
And one has truly said,
Life is always perfect when u have such best friends!
PRECAP: FLASHBACK. ONE MONTH LEAP AND SONG REVELATION!
Say Hello to this bekar writer who is always there to bore everybody with her bakwaas FF! M speaking of myseldf!
I faced a dropdown in the number of comments u see. The prologue received 33 comments, while chap 1 received jus 26. Also, I lost some readers. Anu di didn’t comment, Sree di didn’t, and neither did Fatarajo. I was quite disappointed seeing that. But know what? Writing is my passion, and I write not for comments, but for pleasing u all. Once again, silent readers, I request u all to comment. Mind u, no forcing! Comment if u wish to.
And ya, please keep checking the cover pics of my FF, I take a lot of pain for making them. And for today’s chap’s cover pic, credit goes to Shamz di! Love u Shamz di….and thankuu sooo much for making it for me!?
Coming to today’s chap. How was it? Was it good? It was emotional, no? I was constantly weeping while writing it. The next chap will also be emotional. Another thing, this for the bashers, if u find this emotional part as crap, please DO NOT comment. As emotions and sentiments are never a crap till u are a human being. And I tried making it longer as compared to the prev one, as I upload on only Sundays. Arshu di, I added precap also, ab achhe se hans do chlo.?
Ok, so friendship day is jus a week from today, and I know not if I’ll be able to write anything for that, so I themed today’s chap for the friendship day. A very Happy Friendship Day in advance to all of you. Excited for the next chap or no? It has the song…the song which changed Swara’s life…or say…will change Swara’s life.
In today’s chap, the beginning part, ya the part which included the reason for her weeping, I know it was nonsense. Only that it is the same with me. I have the same habits as Swara u know. Weeping on singing a sad song and jumping on singing a happy song. Ah, I know I was born with some screws loose!
Anyways, stay tuned to TOS, keep loving, keep commenting and I love u all!?