Thursday, May 26, 2011

PACHEESE WAALA GAADI - short story - 2

Pacheese waala gaadi

Part no. 2

When the train reached church gate everybody rushed together to get out of the compartment. Rahul did not even look at Sunitha even though she was unable to walk properly.

Sunitha sat in d bench for some time. Her boss is a very strict man. She knows that he will harass her if she found reaching d office late. She thought to spend till noon else where and avail half day leave. That would be much more better for her instead of hearing bullshit from her boss.

Suni have been trying to bribe her boss since one year but he was never hooked. He does not care or fond of any girls in her office. He is a good officer and all d staff respected him in his strictness and workmanship.

Suni had to work for him 3 months as secretary and she was about to leave d job as she could not tolerate his strictness and way of work. He will not allow anybody to leave d office without completing d day to date work. He does not mind even staffs have to stay overnight in d office.

Well furnished office is attached with two bedrooms for guests. This could be occupied for staffs during emergency. At the same time he never stay there for no reasons.

Suni phoned from d public booth and informed about her half day leave to HR manager and it was approved. She was not found comfortable to sit till 1 pm in d statioin and thought to go to parul’s office.

While she was about to get inside of a taxi she found Rahul too waiting for a taxi there. Suni could guess that he has seen her, but he did not come to her to talk.

Suni ran to him leaving the taxi but he was vanished when she reached to the spot. Suni was much depressed. She remembered what sethu and parul told her few minites ago. Even then she was after Rahul.

Days were passed and all the three used to see rahul in the train, but suni wanted to talk to rahul and rarely he spoke to her. Suni was at least happy to see his face every day.

One day suni did not see rahul at the station or in the compartment. She moved from one compartment to the another and from one end to other end. Sethu and parul scolded her but she did not listen them.

Suni had taken two hours off that day and went to Morrison tracking rahul. She could locate Morrison without any problem as it was known to all d taxi men.

She was asked to wait for a while at the reception lobby.

Suni was found impatient and went to the reception desk. “can I find out whether mr rahul is present in d office today.

“which rahul.... mam?”

We have three rahuls here. Rahul sathyanath, rahul jagannathan and rahul joseph.

Suni was confused and she could not say any thing.

This rahul is coming from bandra area.

“oh thatz rahul sathianath.”

He is absent today

“should we take any message mam”

No sir, I am moving out.

Sethu and parul had noticed suni during their return journey. They could smell some thing and they have advised her as much as possible.

Suni was found upset and started weeping.

Whatz wrong with you suni.

“I did not meet rahul today.”

“So what”

“who are you to chase and bother about him”

None of us know what he is and who is he. Why you are bothered about a stranger. Do you want to love him or marry him?

“suni kept quite and looked down”

Even it is your ambition, how things will work unless the subject is discussed with him or you build friendsurp with him.

And in case you talk to him and found if his answer is negative what you are going to do.

“sethu please don’t say like that……….. I don’t know why I cannot control my mood” I better don’t go to office from tomorrow for a while or catch some other train and can avoid meeting him.

“that is not end of the story suni.” We all will go in d same train and you should control yourself. Sethu and parul hugged her like a small baby and made her cool down.

Suni took two days off and she wanted to quit her bad thoughts and did not move out of the house. But she could not stay one hour after her routine schedule. She rushed to the station and reached d office and met her immediate boss and joined the duty.

She took a brave decision to follow rahul even she gets a slap from him. The moment train reached bandra station sethu and parul went to their way to home and suni followed where rahul was moving.

Rahul was walking towards two wheelers parking area and about to take his vespa scooter. Suni did not go closer to him. But took a short cut and waved hands looking rahul driving d scooter.

Rahul stopped the scooter.

Hi

“can u give me a lift…?”

“no sorry…I don’t carry girls on my back”

Although suni was unhappy she did not show that on her face.

“can you please take just across the road. Hardly 200 meters..?”

Without telling any thing rahul drove away his scooter.

Suni stood at the same place for about half an hour. Rahul found her while he was moving again on the same route.

Rahul stopped the scooter near to her. She thought he is going to give her a lift. But he parked his scooter and asked suni to come near to the coffee shop.

“suni……….. I am not the kind of man you are looking for. Please do not follow me or give me problems.”

I came to know that you came to my office even. I really did not understand your intention. Frankly speaking… I don’t want to make any affair with you. I am a totally lost person.

“why did u ask for a lift.” You have your daily arrangements to get home from d station. Why do you go with a stranger..? we don’t know each other, besides we travel on the same train to our offices.

Tomorrow while we meet at the station or in the train please don’t come to me and disturb me. Itz getting dark, please go home fast.

Rahul did not even ask her where does she stay and about her family backgrounds. He was moving towards his scooter.

“Rahul……… please do not leave me alone……….. please take me.. raahul please…………”

When rahul turned back he found her with tears.

He came back and said.

“don’t be silly, please go home”

“raahul please………..why don’t you show little sympathy……….”

“i am in a hurry…………… I have to pick up somebody on d way………..”

“to pick up somebody…………..?! sunitha murmerred…………. Am I travelling on a wrong path…?”

Sunitha was more worried…………………

“who could be that “somebody”. My goodness………… let it should not be his wife !!!!!!!!

[this is not ending here]

2 comments:

ജെ പി വെട്ടിയാട്ടില്‍ said...

When the train reached church gate everybody rushed together to get out of the compartment. Rahul did not even look at Sunitha even though she was unable to walk properly.

ഒട്ടകങ്ങള്‍ said...

is this story becomes bigger and bigger. anxious to know more about rahul and sunita.