Laksh was lying on his bed looking at the ceiling. He wondered if ragini would also be thinking about him. He kind of wanted her to keep on thinking about him .” All you have given her is sadness and yet you want her to remember those. You are a freaking sadist”, his mind lashed at him.
He was pulled into another memory of her.
Back in college
It was the day of a cultural festive and everyone was roaming here and there busy with preparations and finding the venue for the competition they wanted to join in. Laksh looked around for Ms.Cutiespecs. She was not found anywhere in his sight. Suddenly two arms embraced him from back squealing “Good Morning Baby”. It was his girlfriend cathy he had told her many times not to behave like this in public but she never listened. Our friends gathered around us and hooted. Not a PDA display again groaned shiv as laksh hit him over his head. Laksh’s eyes landed upon the person he was searching and saw her line of sight at his girlfriend’s hands over him. Disappointment Anger glistened in her eyes but why? Laksh broke off the contact and told cathy “I told you not to behave like this in public”. Cathy rolled her eyes as she said next time I wont.
He turned to look at cutiespecs but she was gone. He went along with his friends and sat in the last row. He was not a fan of participating in competitions. His girlfriend cathy waved him a bye with a wink as she went to participate in dance. He wondered what kind of competition cutiespecs would participate in. Maybe speech his mind pondered. ” Why am I thinking so much about her whatever she does has nothing to do with me his mind chided.
Ragini looked at her speech paper as it was her turn next. But her mind was occupied somewhere more precisely laksh. What was that behavior he exhibited few minutes ago ahhh cringe she thought. She broke out of her reverie as her name was called up. She went to the stage and started presenting her speech. It was about love.
“A thousand years seems less
A thousand years seems less
Just to look at your eyes
Even a million years would pass in a minute
At the love glance your eyes casts”.
She concluded as her eyes landed upon Laksh.
My heart pondered in joy as my guess was right she was in the speech competition atlast. I looked keenly at her as she begun her speech. Something was so captivating about her voice that kept looped into her speech. I know that even a million of centuries is not enough for love but the way she phrased love as a glance that could last for a million years somewhat made it so romantic.
The announcement for dance performance was made. I received a message from cathy to meet her backstage before her group performs. I messaged her that I was not in the mood . I stood up and went to drink water. I stopped near the water can and filled my cup with cold water. As I gulped my water I saw ms.Cutiespecs walking around in a white top and white long flowy skirt. She’s……. my mind supplied a lot of wasteful words anyway. I went after her no way it was cutiespecs she always comes in salwar I must have been mistaken I have to confirm if its her. but why? I didnt know…
I walked into the room and saw it was the backstage. As soon as I entered cathy squealed laksh you came. At her voice ragini turned and looked at him.
Ah here it goes the love drama. Im getting irritated by her high squeals. Cant she speak normally without using those tones. Why was he here anyway? Was this guy that much in love with her. Im getting more irritated. I still had to do style my hair and jewels so I decided to ignore them as I started doing my makeup.
“Laksh Baby how sweet of you i feel like all the sweet in the world has just arrived”.
Too much of sweet could cause you sickness retorted ragini’s brain.
Whatever she had to remember her steps. She made her teammate sit and started doing her makeup once she finished hers.
Ragini help me with my braid too called another teammate. she went over and started doing her braid.
As he exited the backstage he knew that he had to keep a check on himself. Though he was eager to see her false pretetence of being good fall down he shouldnt be this eager to follow her. He went and sat back on his seat. Shiv gave him an eye roll muttered thought you wouldnt go to the backstage ya. Laksh replied that he didnt want to. Then why did you go ya Shiv asked. Laksh muttered her. Shiv followed his line of sight and saw ragini. Then its complicated buddy he replied. Whatever laksh muttered.
He was glued upon looking at her. As the dance performance started he couldnt take his eyes off her. She had him enchanted. He couldnt take of his eyes off her. A goddess even that would seem less. She moved gracefully and he couldnt move his eyes towards cathy. Shiv looked at his friend and muttered guess the wind that goes low is gonna change the whole course of tide.
Laksh stood up as his trance came to an end with the performance. He said Shiv to handle cathy as he needs to go for a stroll. Shiv understood but laksh still couldnt.
What’s up with you laksh his mind questioned. He looked up at the sky. He chided his mind that for the sake of mere drama unfolding there’s no need for him to stress over her.
As soon as I started my performance I looked automatically at laksh. I wanted him to watch me dance. Now why would I want that. Do I? No No that cant be.. I continued dancing as I made a note to ignore him hereafter. As all these stupid illusions were all because of her constant noticing of him.
Back in the present
Laksh smiled as he remembered her dance. He took his mobile phone and played the song she had danced to. He closed his eyes as he reminisced his ragini’s dance. Sleep slowly pulled him into a dream. A dream of his love.