Strangers with memories S1 (Episode 13)
I and Kiran had a really good time. I messaged Sonu from the hotel and he told me to have a takeaway as he wants to eat at home. I ordered all his favorite dishes. Kiran dropped me home and I said a good bye to him. Sonu was already home, I told him to give me few minutes and I will come down and we will eat together.
Sonu was wide mouthed and said “Divi, you just ate. You will grow fat”
I laughed and said “I am not eating more, I just want to give company to my sweet little brother whom I love so much and want to huggggg him”and ran towards him with wide arms. He ran like a runner and said “Not again Divi, I don’t like this girly hugs, go get ready soon, I want to eat”
I couldn’t control my laugh. Now I knew how to get irritate him.
I came up and changed into my pyjamas. The phone started ringing, it was Rohit. I ignored. Then again, then again… It rang for some 5-6 times. He called again, I disconnected his call and went to open my window for some fresh air. As I opened, I saw him standing there staring back at me. His face was expressionless. I couldn’t understand if he was angry, mad, sad or was in love. He was confused. It took me to those days where he would stand there at the night asking me to give him a good night kiss, how things changed. I saw him taking his phone out and dialing a number while his face stared at me.
Suddenly I was frightened by the ringtone of my phone. He was calling me again, I turned towards the phone and turned back he was gone. I thought it was my imagination. I gave a sigh of relief and wondered what is happening and suddenly, the doorbell rang. My heart started beating fast and ran down before Sonu could open the door, but it was too late. Sonu opened the door and it was not my imagination and there he was standing. Sonu saw my face and he understood that I didn’t want to meet him. He told him to go, but Ro, just was seeing me and said he wants to speak to me for 5 minutes. I said Sonu it is okay and I went out to speak to him in our garden.
He asked “How are you Divi?”
I stared at him and is this what he wants to know? I replied curtly “I am doing better than anytime Rohit, thanks for asking”
He nodded, and continued “ I know I have made some mistakes but I am sorry. I just wanted to tell you that you also did the same and still are doing so”
I was liked puzzled,This was Nikki talking and not Rohit and asked him “Am I?”
He continued “Yes, You know Kiran was the reason why we broke up and now he is trying to take advantage of the situation and is coming close to you. He is always like that. He has always snatched the girl I like. I got to know that you and Kiran are hanging out, I just wanted to tell you don’t be so close to him, I do not like it”
I was frustrated and said “Rohit, when shall I start living my life? Why don’t you give me a list of people I havë to speak and not to, that will be better. It is more than too much now and its enough. I don’t even know why am I talking to you on the first place. Rohit, I am telling you for the last time. Stop bothering me and let me live my life. I don’t want to live my life on your terms.’”
He said “I just told it because Kiran…….”
I cut him in between “Stop bringing kiran in everything. If you had trusted me, nothing would have happen. Please I am don’t talking to you and my head is aching, please leave”
He stood there wondering and Sonu came and said “Divi told you to leave Rohit. I think it is better if you go and not bother her again”
He looked at Sonu and back at me “Anyway Divya, As you knew I am leaving to US and my mom has organized a send off party for me and Nikki. I forgot to tell you. Nikki is also coming with me, she stood with me in my rough times and she has no one so I told her to accompany me as well. I know you do not want to come but I respect it. I just wanted to meet you one last time”
My blood was boiling hearing Niki’s name. I turned to Sonu and said him to go. I curtly said to Rohit “Rohit, good Nikki stood with you in rough times. But you know, it is so ironic that my boyfriend didn’t stand with me in my rough times. Oh,, no.. no.. My boyfriend put me in rough times! And that friend of yours who stood by you, made my rough times bitter. So I am really happy that you both are going and said him Good bye”
He was shocked, he never expected that answer and before going I turned back and said “Thanks for respecting my feelings but you know what I will come to your send off party. I am really happy that you are both going and this my chance to enjoy the moment of you both going away from my eyes and life, Bye Rohit”and I slammed the door right onto his face before he said anything.
Sonu was smiling and said “Divi, you are strong!”
I smiled back “Yes, I know. Do you want to try it with a hug” He made a face and we both sat to eat and I heard Rohit’s car zooming away and the sound faded!