Tuesday, April 05, 2005

The Ones (concluding part)

Saturday, 2-4-2005, 15:49

We are way too early...
Better this way...Now you can atleast station yourself appropriately...
Station ? I am no sentry, ma'am.. Neway at 4, there is hardly going to be a crowd...
Fine Fine.. this is where we go our ways.. I sit here and you sit atleast 5 tables away and don't make yourself very obvious. Read that Mars vs Venus book if you're bored....
Baby, I've read enough Conan Doyle to do this...You chill...

Thanks precious..

Saturday, 2-4-2005, 15:56

Do we really have to run up this escalator ?
I don't want her to get the impression that I can't even come on time for a date....
Hey bhagwaan...
And don't you follow me...Let's split here...
You've gone mad.. this is not a spy thriller...
Where are you gonna be ?
Don't you fret...I know I will be able to identify Mahesh so I think I will go upstairs to PVR and observe from the third floor...
You are such a darling...

Saturday, 2-4-2005, 16:01

'Never talk on an empty stomach' said Confucius...What can I order for you, lady ?
Ahhh...Pardon...
Did I startle you ? Sorry...The name's Gopalan, Shiv Gopalan...like Bond, James Bond..
Puhleeez...You know I hate those stupid action flicks..
...But I do know that you like Paneer Parathas...and my friends tell me that Transit serves wonderful parathas.. May I ?
Yes, you may... and if i may recommend, we can have icecreams too...
Why talk of the end course when there's so much to do before we come to that...
Come on, stop talking like someone's who jumped out of a movie screen...
But I thought you liked mush...
Not as much as I love parathas.. Can you pls stop flirting and go and get us food ? I'll get the icecreams...What would you like ?
You know that...
Just checking...

Saturday, 2-4-2005, 16:07

How on earth did I let myself get conned into this stupid bodyguard exercise ? Shitttt...they are actually having food....I feel so hungry....Divya, you're a dead duck...

Saturday, 2-4-2005, 16:17

Gotcha...So you're sitting a couple of tables away, lurking behind that book and stealing glances, huh...That Tee is really cute...You jes wait, mister..You are gonna be in for a shock...I'm coming down there to your table...

Saturday, 2-4-2005, 16:18

I thought I was the foodie but you've hardly spoken anything ever since you started gobbling up those parathas...
For once, I thought I'd let you do all the talking and I'd listen...
...and why is that so ?
Since I am being judged... and probably watched too..
What do you mean by that ?
Come on, I am pretty sure Mahesh is here though I wouldn't fault you...
Hmmm...Anyway how did the Visa interview go ?
Okie dokie...
Congrats.. so when are you flying ?
You didn't deny what I said...
How long will it be ?
6 weeks...
Btw, is it true ? That Confucius quote...
Of course not, I was joking..
So typical of you...
..and what is that supposed to mean ?
Forget it..
There you go again...You start something and you leave me midstream.. I just hate this Divya..You know how I feel about this whole damn thing..
Okie..I am sorry.. Maybe I have carried this secrecy thing a little too far...The truth is I wasn't sure.....about us....

Saturday, 2-4-2005, 16:20

So you're Mahesh, huh ?
Excuse me...
Why don't you just let those two love birds be..I suggest we take a stroll outside and come back after 15 minutes...
Hullo, do we know each other...
Maybe.. Maybe not.. But I definitely know Shiv and you know Divya and I assume, by now, we both know why we are here..
I can't believe it...Don't tell me..
Then don't bother asking...
So do you have a name ?
The real one or the one you'd know me by...
Do you always speak in riddles ?
But I thought you liked 'em riddles...
I am waiting..
I'm Priyadhashini...My friends call me Pri...
Priyadharshini, I still don't understand how you could know me..
So how's the tennis going these days ?
This is the craziest conversation I've had for years...
...and how many of these were with very pretty women ?
Jesus Christ...
Tell me Mahesh, have you understood why Merseyside derbies are the most passionate encounters in English football ?
..that's coz of history behind the tie..In the late 1890s Everton and Liverpool both shared Anfield and then a rent dispute happened...and Evertonians moved to Goodison...wait.....why are we even discussing this ?
...but I've never seen it get violent..like say the Madrid clash...
So you watch football huh ?
Who do you think will die in HP6 ? You've ordered your copy ?
Nopes... and I sure hope it is that old bore Dumbledore...

Saturday, 2-4-2005, 16:27

So are you're telling me, he is actually sitting somewhere behind waiting to come to your 'rescue' if need be...
He was... till some girl just led him out...
He must be one helluva pal...
Hehehe..you make that sound funny but yes...He's a real darling...You were jealous of him, weren't you...
Naah...btw, did u say a girl just led him out...Omigawd...
Why ? What happened ?
I think I better explain...

Saturday, 2-4-2005, 16:30

We've now had bits and pieces of what can be loosely defined as conversation on 5 different topics...I don't understand this at all...Are you trying to unnerve me ?
Do you feel intimidated ?
By what ?
...by the fact that you might have met your so called "intellectual match" ?
Wait.... why do u use that particular phrase ? Are you someone from my blog ?
..or maybe you are nervous in front of a smart, pretty woman...
Of course not...
I am not pretty ?
I didn't mean that...
So I am not smart ?
I was referring to the nervous part...
So you agree that I am pretty and smart...
I'd be lying if I denied it..
Good..we are making progress..
...towards what ?
Are you single ?
Waitttttttt... how can you ask that ?
That was a simple question... All I needed was a Yes or a No ?
Its not as simple as that....
So is Pete Sampras the greatest tennis player you've seen ?
Yes
See, every question can have a simple answer - a Yes or a No.
Excuse me but I think I have to make a call...


Saturday, 2-4-2005, 16:32

...I am sure Pri would have scared the hell outta him by now...
So you think she'll do it..
Of course.. she's a tigress.. when she wants something, she will get it.. By hook or by crook...
Let's see...
So why hasn't he called by now ?
Patience..and watch the fun unfold

TRING TRING TRING

Yeah Mahesh, we are here at the Transit, second floor. Can you come up here directly...Have you booked tickets for the movie, darling ? Great...Bye... Love you...
Poor guy.. this is not fair Divya...

Saturday, 2-4-2005, 16:32

Sorry..Divya just called.. I need to go..
Btw, how tall do you think I am ?
5'10" ?
5'11" actually...and remember Sharon Stone, Scott Adams, you and I have something in common...
Omigawd... You're the KrankyKrook who comments on my blog ?
Hahaha..Yeah, I'm THE ONE ..You catch on slow...
Damnnnnnnnn you Pri... I just have to go...
Let me also join you...Shiv and I have to pack off too...

Saturday, 2-4-2005, 16:36

Hi Darling...Shiv, meet Mahesh my boyfriend.. Mahesh, this is Shiv...
Hi Mahesh.. I see that you have already met my friend Priyadharshini so I don't need to introduce you two...Divya was just telling me about how today is your first anniversary and how you've planned to celebrate by watching a movie... Congrats dude.. You are a lucky guy....When is the wedding happening ?
Yeah... yeah...Not decided yet but will happen soon....
Mahesh, why are you wriggling away..Feeling very shy, aren't you ? Sorry Shiv but he doesn't talk much with strangers...
So Mahesh, did Pri bore you a lot with her staccato talk ?
Not fair Shiv...
No... she was quite charming...
Hahaha.. How dare you tell that in front of your girlfriend, dodo...
Sorry Divya..I hope Pri didn't mind...
Of course not.. Mahesh was a perfect gentleman...

Saturday, 2-4-2005, 16:48

I think Pri and I need to move.. Don't want to spoil your plans.. Have a nice evening, Divya.. and you too Mahesh..
Bye Shiv and thanks for dropping by..
Bye Pri...
Bye Mahesh...

Saturday, 2-4-2005, 16:51

You still exchanged gifts ?
Let's see what he has gifted me...Goshhhhhhhhh...
Kyuuun.. Kya hua....
Love in the time of cholera....
Good book...
No useless..I got him the same book....
Serendipity...both ways...
Yeah....
Its such a pity that you didn't like him.....and did you really have to be so loud abt the fact that I am supposed to be your boyfriend...
Why ? You have designs on Pri ?
Hmmmm...
Okie... time for surprises....Here is something for you...
98802 92214...What is this ?
Pri's number ?
But she thinks I am your boyfriend...
Hahahahaha... Belated April fool's day precious....Shiv and I got you, didn't we....
You mean..................
Yes............
and does she....
Of course she does... she's probably waiting for the call...
Excuse me....

Saturday, 2-4-2005, 16:54

Hello....
I almost thought you wouldn't call...
Do you have to fly tomorrow pleaseeeeeeeeee?
Yes.. but don't we have the whole of tomorrow, loser....
I love ya...
Me tooo.....

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Some observations:

When there are 4 different characters, you need to invest a different tone to each of them. If you'll recheck your story, you'll realise that all of them seem to be very similar people, resembling ...;)

Other than that, I can only comment that you are evolving and 35 is too long to wait.

I am also confident you'll run out of steam for 101. Correct me if I am wrong but aren't we at 21 ?

G

dumbs said...

Jupe....gr8 matchi....i was waiting for a twist and then when i thought it was not going to be u put it forth!

but was confused at certain times not sure who was talkin.all ur characters seem to be witty.

BTW whose cell no is that?

L&M said...

When did you wrote this? yesterday? How come I missed?
Nice story with liberal doses of tributes. You've got mail. Serendipity, Sleepless in Seattle -Did I miss anything ?

Anonymous said...

Good. Bloody good, in fact. Methinks Priyadharshinis are usually called Dharsh :-)

I still say this DAN BROWN IS A SCAMSTER :-)

Jupe said...

G
Spot on mate !! Wrote the damn thing in full josh in 40 mts and then realised it myself.. felt too lazy to give shape to each of the four...will be more careful next time...IF there is another one...Def: losing steam, yaaaaa....

Dumbs,
Try calling nuh ;-) Btw, if you didn't get who says what, then I've failed...more so since I color coded it...

L&M,
You got it all...though there was more planned...more on YM...

Anon,
Buddy, I've accepted that YOU ROCK...can we pls stop this hide n seek game....God knows how you guessed the passkey though...
Dharsh ya Pri, kya farak padtha hai ;-)