Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Rendezvous

The moment she got out of the train, she saw him. And he was the last person she wanted to see today. After a long tiring day at work, a short cat nap in the train she had slept past Vile Parle station. And the moment she got down at Andheri, she saw him. The tall imposing personality, dressed in his usual crisp style. At that moment she wished she would vanish into thin air. Or just tap her toes and rush to Oz....or anywhere, but here. Her mouth went dry and beads of perspiration soaked her forehead. Her heart was racing. He invoked all the old memories in her. Of her last meeting with him, the pain, the despair and the trauma. And there was no way she could have avoided him. She stood rooted to her place till the jostling crowd of passengers pushed her and she almost fell.

So the moment of confrontation was here. "I'll pass by him, like I never saw him." And if he does recognize me, or call me out I will face him. She suddenly developed a spring in her walk and with an air of confidence marched towards the bridge, to face him-- the ticket collector, confident to explain why she was at Andheri station, while her ticket was valid only upto Vile Parle.

16 comments:

Aditi said...

haha.. a few thoughts raced through my head i will admit... tc wasnt one of them

White Magpie said...

Lol..Varshagatha Christie..good one

Nagesh Pai said...

hahahha no wonder you looked nervous in the train that day! are you sure you were carrying your pass?

Nagesh Pai said...

for the moment i thought i had competition grr grr hehe.. ;-)

Varsha said...

@ Aditi...glad, I had a feeling it was very obvious

@ WM...thanxx..considering AC is my FAVORITE

@ Nagesh...always carry it...worry not. And competition ka to zamana hain...beware!

How do we know said...

grreat post.. seriously funny!

Dadoji said...

*lol*

Varsha said...

@ HDWK and Dadoji...Thanx!!!

chocolteluva said...

GOOD one.. i kept thinking its her ex bf or her old husband who abused her, her father that she hasnt spoken to in years.. i was thinking of everything except the ticket collector..

i liked it..

Varsha said...

aah CL...exactly my intention...gladyou liked it

mukta said...

Seriously how do you do it? and end up making fools of the readers? you should start writing classes...Lol great one!

p.s. *SOMEONE* was supposed to check my blog....

shilpa said...

Varsha, I knew there would be a catch at the end (I know from reading all your previous posts :D), but never expected a TC :)). Good one...

Aparna Pai said...

I expected some vendor , not the TC !!!!

Sisyphus said...

You build up the tension and then release it like air from an inflated ballon. Good one!

Pyromaniaaac said...

Since ive experienced tht trauma .. and the pain thrice b4.. and even been fined hundreds of bucks for the same.. it took me no longer than a few secs to realise it was the man in black coat!!

Dr Shivani Sud Thakur said...

you really write well u have a fan developing in me me thins