Disclaimer – All characters in this story are fictitious.
‘ Oh Ankita Sharma ..,’ I said .
‘I mean your best friend ….Ankiti didi..,’Afreen said.
‘Oh yeah..I am sure she might be doing good..,’ I failed to understand why she asked me about Ankita.The mental state of my mind seemed to be distracted. Life was so good all these while when we both spoke about each other.But as soon as she triggered discussion about Ankita,I started getting a bad feeling once again.For days I have been asking myself and I found myself guilty for Ankita’s present situation.I wanted to apologise to her and explain her that I am not the one meant for her.
‘I will call you tomorrow…I am sorry..I really need to hurry up,’ I said and cut the phone call. I had to lie to her for obvious reasons. Afreen was getting closer to me as each day passed.Our discussions sometimes would involve serious topics mostly related to philosophy.I could not live with the guilt of hurting Ankita. I’d been spending sleepless night for I really cared about her feelings. I never wanted to hurt her feelings.
Morning lectures were good. Professor Mani had explained us about Marketing principles.He taught us the 7 different principles of marketing and how effective marketing can do wonders to your sales and product. I studied to be a manager and things seemed interesting day by day. My feelings for Afreen grew stronger each day.It was just affection or infatuation but I really fell in love with her.College lectures got over by 5.30 as usual . I hanged out with my friends at Connaught Place, which used to be our usual hangout corner. It was 7.30 pm.
‘Hey Afreen…howdy girl,’ I called her.
‘I hope you are doing great…,’ I said.
‘Yes..sirji…I am doing perfectly fine..Whats new?,’ She asked me
‘Well nothings new..The other night I was thinking about you?,’
‘Thinking about me…What were you thinking about me,’ She said.
‘Thinking about how things have changed drastically after you’d entered my life…you’ve been so kind and good to me ,’ I smiled.
‘Ahh..you talk to over thousand girls and flirt with over hundred girls,..its not new for you though,’ She laughed.
‘I am not kidding…I’m beginning to like you less because I am starting to love you more,’ I said to her.
‘Oh Flirty guy…not again please…tell such flowery words to some other girl..she might fall for you..I like my flirtu Rahul,’ She said.
‘After knowing that you are a Sagitarian guy, I would not love to make a Sagitarian boyfriend..it can’t be love ,’ She continued.
‘Hmm but for me its lots of love and I am not lying,’ I said.
‘Off course ,then it must be little of love and lots of lies,’ She laughed.
‘Hey, I have to complete my research journal ..I will text you at night,’ I said to her and cut the phone.
I had completely fallen in love with the online girl. I never knew how she looked and what kind of girl she was. Its rightly said that love is blind. I reached home and had my dinner. Mother had made Aalu Parantha for me. Dad as usual was busy engrossed with his work. Pri was staying at her best friend Jessica’s home for a combine group study. My folks never knew my online life. Infact I refrained from adding my Sister and Mom in my Facebook.I didn’t wanted to invite problems for me. I logged into Gmail.com to check mails. At the same time I received a chat pop up.
SexyAnkita90 -Hello Rahul Good Evening 🙂
I realized that this was the right opportunity for me to explain her what I felt about her.
Raul4you– Hi Ankita…my dear …long time…forgot me naa?
SexyAnkita90 – Hey nothing like that dear..How can I even forget you? 🙂 You were instrumental in changing my life yar..Thank you for that.
Raul4you- I’m sorry about that day Anki.
SexyAnkita90 – Its perfectly fine Rahul..Thats not a problem at all.
Raul4you – You seem so serious dear..I’ve never seen you like this before..
Raul4you- I just want to tell you that I am not your kinds.Infact I am not worth for you. You will get someone more better than me yar.
SexyAnkita90– Oh Common yar…I understand and I even forgot that.Lately I realized that it was infatuation. May be your affection attracted me.But we should remain good friends .
Raul4you- Oh why good friends Pagli…best friends toh we are .
SexyAnkita90– Hahaha 😛 😛
Raul4you- So whats new at your side?
SexyAnkita90 – There is a marriage proposal for me.Father had called me to inform me this.His close friend Khanna Uncle’s son is interested to marry me.
Raul4you – Hoye Oye! Now this is a good news Ankit. What does he do?
SexyAnkita90 – Well Rishabh works as a Brand Manager in Idea Cellulars.
Raul4you- Oye oye..Rishabh ..I am very happy for you.What did you tell them?
SexyAnkita90 – I told them yes. 🙂 🙂 My Parents desperately want me to get married to him.
Raul5you- I’m really happy for you dear. I’d been trying several times to call you but now I know why your phone was busy.huh 😛
SexyAnkita90- Hehe Rishabh would call me and talk to me for hours.He is so caring ,you know
Raul4you – I am happy for you re…chal I will call you soon.Bye.
SexyAnkita90 – Sure dear..goodbye 🙂
I was extremely delighted to know that Ankita was getting married.I was happy that Ankita realized that it was her infatuation and not love.It had made me guilty for some period of time. I utilized 2 hours for working on my project. I have this habit of listening to songs late night.
‘I love you so much,’ I send Afreen a text message.
‘Haha..Joke of the year..but stop it now Argrrrr,’ She replied to my text.
‘No I am serious,’ I typed her.
‘But Why me? Whats so special about me? If this turns out to be another prank then I swear I won’t talk to you again in my life,’ I received her text after 2 minutes.
‘Birds of the same feather flocks together. I have rejoiced every moment talking to you and found out that you are a very good friend,guide and a philosopher. I want our relationship to go to the next level…Every time I think about you,’ I texted her.
‘Honestly I don’t love you.I talked to you and spoke to you every time and shared many things with you. This was because I liked talking to you.But I never knew that love would come in between and spoil all the happy relations 🙁 ,’ she texted me.
‘I can’t think of a life without you.Please don’t hurt me Afreen :(,’
‘Thats why I always told you and warned you let not love come in between.My intentions are not to hurt you,’ She replied to my sms.
‘ 🙁 🙁 ,’ I texted her a sad emoticon.
‘May be we should not talk for some weeks or so…then you will automatically be fine 🙂 🙂 ,’ she texted me and it was 2 am.
‘Forget it ..I better fade away from your life..I can’t stop thinking of you every moment..I will stop talking to you forever.It would be difficult initially but I will manage.I can’t waste my life thinking of you…for I love you,’ I texted her.
‘Fade? What? Are you serious ? This is not done ..You make me cry Dodo,‘I received a text message from her.
‘Yes ,Somethings happens for a reason ,’ I texted her back.
‘You made me cry :'( Is it my mistake that I was good 2 u.I never told you to fall in love with me.Can you leave me? You might have many friends like me but I don’t have many friends like you.You are special and I value our relation,’ She texted.
‘i don’t know how important relations are for you,but for me my relations are important.So like that you are important for me too.And what good will it do by breaking off this relationship would do?,’ I received another text message within 1 min. My eyes were moist with tears. I seriously fell in love with her.
‘It will help me to forgot you dear,’ I replied her.
‘Call me ,’ I received her sms.It was 3 am. I was in my room . It was quite unusual to call a girl at night.Afreen always used to tell me that she never attends any phone call after 11 pm.I went to the balcony and dialed her number.
‘Whats wrong with you haaan?,’ She was furious.
‘How can you even say that you are leaving me?,’She said.
‘Yaar but I can’t really help myself..I am confused right now and It would be good if we move away,‘ I said to her with low voice.
‘Pretty interesting life I’ve got. People come in my life only to leave me and I like a fool cry and watch them go. Great.Go away..Who am I to Stop you?,’ She was weeping.
‘Afreen..don’t cry..please…Where are you?,’ I asked her.
‘In my room..Go away..u don’t want to talk to me naa…this is the importance you give to my friendship naa…go away..,’ She said controlling her tears.
‘Mad..don’t cry..I promise you that I won’t leave you..please stop crying for god sake..what will happen if someone from your house wakes up..,’ I asked her to stop crying.
‘Promise me…you won’t do this ever again,’ She said.
‘yes I do promise you..,’ I assured her.
‘Okay fine..Lets talk through texts then,’ She cut the phone call.
‘You know i felt very bad…very very bad..but I know you can’t leave me.Now you have even promised me.So how can you even think of breaking such a wonderful relation,’ I received her text after 2 min.
‘Yes..I agree,’ I replied her.
‘And one more thing..you are a wonderful person and I realize your worth or would I be talking to you at 3 am:) 🙂 ,’ She texted.
‘I am sorry yar,’ I replied her.
‘Why sorry? Ok fine I forgive you 🙂 . We are friends forever. We like irritating each other so much that our day can’t be complete without that..I really wish I could say I love you…Because as friend I always do 🙂 🙂 and abh so jaaieye,’ She replied me.
‘:) Good night’ I replied her. I never knew what to reply her.But she asked me not to talk to her for few weeks or so.I knew that it was difficult but I really had to control my emotions .
‘Tujhe bhula diya, oh Phir kyun teri yaadon ne..Mujhe rula diya.. oh..Mujhe rula diya,’ My Music player was playing a sad song from a Bollywood movie.
(to be continued..)
I dedicate this song to Rahul Meher in this story and for all those unlucky souls sad broken in love. Next Part would be the last and the final part of the Love & Lies series.