Ragini ff – story of my story (Chapter 4)

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Hi guys thank u for the comments. Here is the fourth part.

Chapter 4
On my 18th birthday, I pretended to be asleep and lay still in my bed, listening to my parents leaving for their walk. The metallic clang of the latch on the gate told me they had left. I tip toed quietly into the living room where the extension of the telephone was and unplugged it. Then I went back into my parents’ room and lifted the phone and listened for a dial tone. It purred contentedly. Satisfied, I placed it back. Then I double checked to see if I had placed it correctly. When you are waiting for a phone call, time seems to really drag. If you have ever waited for a phone call you know exactly what I am talking about. You do not know what to do. You just wish and hope and will the phone to ring. Yo u want time to fly. I sat next to the phone and waited. After a while, I slid down to the floor and continued waiting.
It rang exactly as planned and I grabbed it even before the first ring was completed.
“Hey,” I managed to whisper.

Silence.
“Hello?”
Silence again.
Then I could hear the music starting. For a few seconds I had no idea what was going on. Then the penny dropped.
The music blended perfectly with the voice of the Boys to make magic that day, as I listened hundreds of miles away over a phone line, at 5:45 am in the morning, huddled on the cold floor, the phone glued to my ear, in my parents’ bedroom. It was a love song which had climbed the Billboard hot hundred charts when it had been released. At that time I could not identify the band or the artist, but later I would know that it was a song by the band Backstreet Boys. Later I would also write down the lyrics, memorize them and listen to them a hundred times over.
Baby, I know you’re hurting

Right now you feel like you could never
Love again
Now all I ask is for a chance
To prove that I love you
From the first day
That I saw your smiling face
Honey, I knew that we would
Be together forever
Ooh when I asked you out

You said no but I found out
Darling that you’d been hurt
You felt like you’d never love again
I deserve a try honey just once
Give me a chance and I’ll prove this all wrong
You walked in, you were so quick to judge
But honey he’s nothing like me
I’ll never break your heart

I’ll never make you cry
I’d rather die than live without you
I’ll give you all of me
Honey, that’s no lie

The whole song took about four minutes and 48 seconds long. In between, I tried telling him to stop playing the song and that I get the sentiments behind it. But he continued playing it till the very end. Then he came on the line and said
“Happy birthday Ragini and I do mean every word in the lyrics of the song”. I could have died right there and I would have been the happiest person on earth. I did not know what to say.
“Idiot,” I said finally. “Why did you waste time playing the whole song? We could have talked for that much time more.”
“Talk now. ”

“What do I say? I don’t know what to say,” a huge smile stretched across my face.
“You could begin by saying what a great guy I am.”
“Rubbish. You are a dumbo and a fool. How did you manage it?”
“I have my ways.”
Those days there were no mp3 s or CDs or I-pods for music. We listened to music on spools of tape in a cassette which we used in tape recorders. He must have hunted for the tape for this song, rewound the tape to the exact point where it started, got batteries for the tape recorder, and then carried it to the phone booth, early in the morning. It was the month of December and I knew Delhi was freezing at that time. I was amazed and touched by the effort he made. I wanted to talk for some more time to him. I did not want the phone call to end. I was feeling elated and on top of the world. Suddenly all the crazy things that I had read in books about what people in love did were beginning to make sense. So were the countless little things that lovers in movies did.

But somewhere, sense prevailed as I also knew that if my parents came back, it would ruin a perfectly great start to a birthday, that too one which was a milestone.”I love you baby,” he said. The way his voice went all soft and low when he said it gave me goose bumps. He had actually said the words.
“Hang up now,” I said. “And take care. Bye.”

I hung up before he did. I sat on the floor and a huge smile stretched across my face. My heart sang. I felt ecstatic. I was still smiling when I heard the metallic clang of the gate again. I ran into my room, jumped into bed, covered myself with the blanket and kept smiling. Once you know what direction to take, finding the path to it becomes easy. After experiencing the super-high that ‘Operation phone call’ gave both of us, we wanted more of it. Compared to this, waiting for letters seemed tame. Vaibhav said he would call me every Thursday. He chose Thursday as I had been born on a Thursday. I found the gesture charming. But then, I was beginning to find anything he did for me charming. Each Thursday there would be so much to tell him when he called. This was in addition to the letters. I wanted to share so much with him. Every minute detail had to be shared, and he was just as eager to listen. He said he loved the sound of my voice and he could picture me sitting on the floor in my parents’ bedroom and talking to him. He always began with a “Hey” in that low baritone which I had grown to love and ended by saying “Take care, ok? I love you.” His voice always went low and syrupy when he said that. I loved it.

He could have repeated that line a million times and I would have never tired of hearing it. What amazed both of us was that there was always so much to say. We never ran out of things to talk about. Each call must have lasted for about six or seven minutes as that was all he could afford and it somehow was never ever enough. I once mentioned to him that I could send him money for the phone calls as I felt guilty that he was spending so much. He wouldn’t even hear of it and we never discussed it again. On one Thursday, during yet another operation phone-call, my parents came back earlier than expected. I nearly jumped out of my skin when I heard the main entrance door of the house opening. I must have been so engrossed that I hadn’t heard the giveaway metallic clang of the gate. There was no time to dash out. I panicked, hung up, rolled over and hid under the bed.

Seconds later, my dad and mom walked straight into the bedroom. My heart was pounding and I felt like a burglar. I was desperately thinking up excuses to say if they found me there. The phone rang again. Vaibhav must have presumed that the line had got disconnected. My dad answered it and hung up when there was no reply from the other end. I lay under the bed, as still as a rock. And fortunately for me, neither of my parents discovered me. I lay there for at least forty five minutes, till my dad went out of the room. My mother was in the kitchen. I could tell by the sounds. Later I crawled out and bolted to safety, feeling exactly like a commando who moves from one trench to another, during war time. I knew Vaibhav would call the next day. And I was back at the phone, waiting. He did.

“Idiot,” I said “I nearly died. I had to lie under the bed for forty five minutes. You are a fool of the first order. Why the hell did you call back? You should have used your brains!” He laughed and laughed some more. I laughed along with him, delighted to hear the sound of his laughter. “How was I to know?” he said when he finally stopped laughing. “I nearly jumped out of the phone booth myself when your dad answered.” I hung up quickly that day. I did not have the stomach to risk another trench operation.

Ragini Mehra- Tejasswi Prakash
Vaibhav Sharma- Shivin Narang
Avantika Mehra- Manasi Salvi
Abhay Mehra- Ronit Roy

A/N – Guys this song is “I’ll never break your heart “ by Backstreet Boys. It was released in 1998. My sister was listening this song 3 or 4 yrs back and then I heard it for the first time. Do listen to this song.

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17 Comments
  1. U guys litetally degrade the fame of my raglak.why u guys makez reason to other fandom makes fun of us??
    Why ignoring laksh?always pair ragini with others.where is raglak fans??really fed up.

    1. IQRA222

      avathika di please be calm . today even i was going to talk about this to aadyaa di .

      1. How can IQRA???? Dey just make fun of us.dont like to come this page.even namish didnt get any new project also.again ignoring laksh.and sanskar i hate him to the core.whats special in him which laksh dont have??why they choose sanskar over laksh.
        Why laksh is not good looking,handsome??why??
        I came across an ff which were readed by my frnds and i really felt sad.they really make fun of us.i also think somewhat they are true.and i typing this cmmnt frm my frnd phn.just hate the fact that tu people forgot abt laksh and running behind sanskar.only few ff for our raglak.the dare is my fav. Raglak ff .
        I dont like the factor that people making fun of our raglak.

    2. Saumya_K

      I feel sorry for you avanthika but I agree. I don’t understand why Ragini fans (some of them) are not satisfied with Laksh? He is good too,
      I also agree that Sanky is too tooo perfect and they envy for the best, but still yar acknowledge the fact that Sanky is taken and move on, be happy with Laksh rather than trying to snatch Sanky; dearies!
      TBH, even I occasionally find myself making fun, not of RagLak fandom (I DONT KNOW ANYONE WHO HAS EVER MADE FUN OF THEM CZ OF THIS), as I greatly adore true RagLak fans <3
      but of all those Ragini fans who don't pair her with Laksh! ROFL!!!
      Ayways, as I am not here to create fights, I'll take my leave now.
      Bye, tack care 🙂

    3. IQRA222

      avanthu didu i know that some people make fun of us because they thing all ragini fans support rag–san but they dont know that’s why. didu even sometimes i felt lucky being ignored i do like sanskar but do not love him as i love swasan pair. yes didu some people do not get that laksh is also like sanskar he is handsome caring and a good husband.
      didu i can understand how you feel cause the same as nowdays there are only few raglak ff’s due to which i am really sad . even i dont like that people make fun of raglak but just due to some people they do it!

  2. IQRA222

    aadya di the episode was nice
    but didu pls tell is it raglak ff or not
    cause i am not comfortable with ragini and vaibhav scenes
    if it is not raglak
    then didu so sorry i will not be able to read this ff

  3. Asw

    Amazing keep going

  4. Amul

    nice

  5. Lovely7

    Superb

  6. Aadya114

    Guys I am also a diehard raglak fan. And guys soon I’ll be introducing a new guy opposite ragini. If you want then I can make him namish but later they won’t be together. So I thought to bring laksh in the end as her husband. He will understand her and heal her and help her achieve what she wanted. He will be with her forever. He will be her true love. You can choose between the two. And the pair is not ragini- vaibhav. Even sanskar is not in this ff. I never liked ragsan and till date I have never read any ragsan ff nor will read any in future. If u guys want then I will also discontinue this ff. And guys please don’t say that I made fun of laksh, it hurts alot. I too love him the way u all do and my only love is raglak

    1. Saumya_K

      Aadya 1st of all if I’ve hurt u then m really sorry! That’s not what I meant I was just replying to avanthika dear. No one meant u r making fun of Laksh, I know u arent, she was saying that other fandoms are making fun of him. Don’t discontinue! Continue like a boss! Much love <3

    2. IQRA222

      aadu di i know that you are a diehard raglak fan. but please to make the new guy someother. but pls nami fast ok and try not to add many scenes of the new guy pls. and thank god the pair is not ragini- vaibav and i am too happy that sanskar is not in this ff i have liked him only with shona otherwise not and me too dont like Rag—san and dont read till now. didu pls do not discontinue. sorry di if i had hurt you!!
      do forgive your lil sis

    3. Srry dear..but i l frustuated seeing everyone making fun of our raglak..in cmmnts i just read ki some ppl saying in every fanfiction raginiz pair wll change and they r not satisfied with raglak etc..and next second i see ur ff coverpage of ragini with vaibav.i really disheartend seeing that i thought they were saying truth.thats why i teacted like that.srry if i hurts you.
      I dnt knw what is spcl in sanskar that everyone run behind him??

  7. A.xx

    nice xx

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