Friday, January 15, 2010

Another love letter

It was morning time & the local buses were crowded with school children, college students, working persons & other sort of people so Bhavana wasn’t left with any option rather than to wait.

Bhavana was really late. She tried really hard not to be late as it was her reunion & after one year she was going to meet all her friends. Her mind was occupied with the memories of her college life, her first day in college, ragging, new friends, exam days, the farewell party & gallons of tears they shed that day, everything was fresh in her mind. The horn of the bus brought her back from her memories. It was a crowded bus but she didn’t want to be late anymore so she got into it. There was a little space where she could stand but by holding her breath. Few people left the bus & now she could breathe. Just then someone pulled her bag; she looked down & found a guy offering her seat. She felt that she had seen that guy before but wasn’t able to recall where & when. She grabbed his books, took the seat & started looking out of the window. The bus passed her school & now the memories drifted from her college life to her school life.

She was a real shy, innocent & simple girl in school days. There were not many interesting things about her school life except one incident that really changed her life.

Bhavana was promoted to 11th standard. Life was more or less same for her. Her close friends were still in the same school while a majority of her classmates had left. There were many new admissions in her class. A lot was going around. Many old friendships were broken & many new were formed but she still retained her old friends without any new additions. Just a few girls were in her friend circle as she was too shy to talk to guys. She wasn’t too excited about her life nor was she sad about it. Life was going steadily for her until she found that letter.

There wasn’t much work in school so Bhavana was free at home. She didn’t even bother to open her bag. It was a pending assignment that made her to open her bag. As she was taking books out her bag, she found a letter. She opened it & went red after finishing it. Her heart started pounding so fast as if it would just pop out of her body. The letter read:

“Bhavana, the very first day I saw you, I fell in love with you. Your simplicity, your innocence, your charm is just so irresistible. You have made me crazy. I keep thinking about you all the time. There are a hundred things I wanna tell you but I don’t have words to express myself.

I can’t even wish to get you as I’m still unsure if you are a dream or reality but one thing I’m sure about that I love you, I really do”

Bhavana wasn’t super stunning or anything like that but with her beautiful eyes & long hair, she managed to look simply beautiful. She didn’t know but many were charmed by her gracious simplicity & impeccable innocence.

This was the first time Bhavana had received a love letter. She was scared. She didn’t know what to do with it. What if someone finds it? So she tore it into pieces. The whole night she kept on wondering who that guy could be. She couldn’t even guess but one thing was sure, that the guy was one of the new admissions.

The next day she started her investigation but she couldn’t ask anyone directly. She kept observing newly arrived guys but found nobody staring her. She kept her investigation going for few more days but still no clue. She thought maybe it was just a prank. She waited for few days for the prankster to come before but nobody came. Finally she gave up.

Life again went steady for her. She went busy with studies. She was quite intelligent, one of the toppers. Many came to her for help & she helped them happily. One day, a guy called Akshay came to her & asked to lend her notebook to him & she gave.

Akshay was one of the new comers. He was a smart, sporty, spontaneous & friendly guy but at the same time too practical & focused.

Akshay started taking Bhavana’s help in studies. They started exchanging notes & gradually became friends. Now Akshay became the only guy in class with whom Bhavana talked. Rumors spread about them which fell on Bhavana’s ears also so she stopped talking to him.

Akshay asked for her notebooks many times but Bhavana refused to give every single time. It wasn’t that easy for her, after all they were good friends. So finally she started talking to him & gave her notebook to him. When he returned the notebook, Bhavana found a note in it. It read:

“I’m really sorry. I don’t know why you were annoyed with me. I never wanted to hurt you. I’m sorry if I hurt you in anyway.”

She felt Akshay could be that guy. There was a similarity between his handwriting & the one that was on that love letter. She never observed it before & now she didn’t have that love letter with which she could compare. Her mind was clouded with strange thoughts.

Should I stop talking to him? What if he really loves me? What should I do now?

She thought a lot but finally decided that she would continue talking to him after all you can’t stop anyone to love you & he was a nice guy. Though they were good friends but she never dared to ask him about that love letter. She just hoped that one day Akshay would tell himself. They talked a lot about their likings, disliking, career & other stuff but the topic of letter never came up & never did Akshay gave her a hint that he loved her.

In the hearts of hearts, Bhavana was very happy, she was in seventh heaven. Being in love is amazing but being loved by someone is even more amazing.

The school was about to end. It was their farewell. Bhavana was hoping that Akshay would tell her about that letter now. Finally he would confess that he loved her & then she could tell that she loved him equally.

Akshay came to her & said,

“Bhavana, I never thought I could get such a wonderful friend like you. I’m really thankful to you for helping me in studies. I’m thankful to you for the wonderful time we shared together. I just wanna wish you a great life ahead. Take care.”

Bhavana waited for the topic of the letter to come up but it didn’t. She decided to ask herself but something stopped her.

That night she wept to her heart’s content. She tore that note of Akshay which she had kept under her pillow for the past one & a half year. They joined different colleges & never met again.

Bhavana made new friends in college. She was also purposed by some guys but Akshay had paralysed a part of her heart & she never felt that way for anyone again. Her college ended & her parents started searching for a suitable match for her. Finally her parents selected a guy for him & she was going to get married in the next two months.

Bhavana was completely lost thinking about her past, present & future when she gained her conscious by hearing her name. “Bhavana, I’ve to go. Please give me my books.”

Bhavana was astonished. How that guy knew her name? She wanted to ask but she was still so lost that she handled him books without asking anything. A page from the books fell down. Bhavana turned to give it back to him but he refused to take it saying, “It is yours.” She simply put that in her bag without noticing that she wasn’t carrying anything with her except a bag so that page couldn’t belong to her.

She reached her college; all her friends were waiting for her. Girls were asking her about her fiancée, guys were telling her how lucky her fiancée was. They talked & talked until it was really late & she came back home.

At night when she was taking cards (which her friends gave her) out of her bag, she found the page that was given to her by the guy who offered her seat in the bus. It was a letter actually. After reading the letter she couldn’t hold back her tears.

It read:

“Bhavana, when I saw you entering the bus I couldn’t help remembering all those moments I was madly in love with you. I wish I could have told you then but I couldn’t bring myself to do that. So I put a letter in your bag. Yes, I was the guy who did that. I still don’t know if you found that. I guess telling you this won't make any difference now. I just want you to be happy wherever you’ll be because once I was deeply in love with you. Yes I loved you and…………………………………. I still do!!!!!!!!!!

Kavish”

37 comments:

  1. ahem ahem..!!
    i dun kno why bt dis story sounds familiar..!!i wonder why :P
    neways how come the guy changed from ashay to kavish in the end ??!!

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  2. dumbo

    Akshay never loved her.
    he was just a friend

    It was Kavish who really loved her but she din knw that

    familiar cuz there was such an incident which i told u

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  3. I don't understand....If Kavish was a different guy why does Bhavna shed so many tears...She never loved him, right?It was Akshay who was her guy!!?? *mindboggling*

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  4. How convinced one gets. .even with that slightest gesture. .and idolizes it. .just in the way the heart wants it. .

    Superb. .

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  5. ohk..!!
    is this a true story..!? coz if this is den i kno ki yeh kiske baare main hai..!! :D

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  6. hey great start! beautiful and vivid description.The Characters of "Bhavana" as well as "Kavish" earn sympathy in the end. I remember, One of my friend at a school reunion said to me -"Love is always there, its just we don't look for it at the right time and in right person". Your story proved her right!:-)

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  7. @jaunty
    she started loving akshay cuz she thought Akshay was the guy who wrote that letter but it was someone else
    she was was in love with a wrong guy

    @dhruv
    yeah true

    @sepo
    this is not a true story so don't make any guess

    @funkyrave
    well said

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  8. enjoyed reading the story; was quite predictable though, but still refreshing, and ofcourse nostalgic.

    liked the explanation of the surrounding and chaos around the characters...

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  9. super stuff vandana...
    a li'l help from the comments made me understand the story. :)
    great creativity
    Keep blogging
    Cheers!

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  10. @shashank
    thanks :P
    i think i need to improve as only a few were able to understand the story

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  11. The proper mixture of emotions and art.....

    Great work...!
    God Bless!

    Keep penning......

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  12. found ya on jeffrey archer's blog...gud, nice, grippin story...not a regular cliche kinda language- 'Akshay had paralysed a part of her heart'...wow!!!

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  13. OMG........it ws awesome...
    n sepo datz y i cal u dumb...

    cheers.....!!

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  14. @eko
    thanks

    hey but u r nt following this blog

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  15. interesting story, a story about who is sometimes so mysterious presence in our lives. say also never experienced anything like it. in love but do not know who loves he ... he ... he ... he ..... greetings of friendship from Indonesia

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  16. @terpanas

    thanks fr dropping by :P

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  17. wow yaar dis was really an interesting story...i really enjoyed it... but tell me one thing was bhavana travelling in kot bhalwal bus ????? well jokes apart i liked it very much.....good job miss blogger keep it up!!!!!!!!!

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  18. @reetz
    nt kot bhalwal exactly :P

    thanks fr checking my blog sugar
    luvya

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  19. wow i like it dear...................

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  20. I did not have any other work....so i was going through some blogs just to kill my time.And then i happened to read your blog which i found really refreshing.After reading this i got reminded of something similar that happened to me a few years back which made me a bit nostalgic.

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  21. @sayan

    thanks ,,,,,,,,,,i'm glad that it made u nostalgic :P

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  22. Sorry for the delay..The story is truly wonderful, emotional and heart touching..and really i cant express my emotions here..an i want to know, whether the story writer has some similarity with Bhavana? or was the story inspired from ur own life?

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  23. i've read this story more than 5 times but dunno why i couldn't get myself to comment.. just to let you aware of my presence.. and that the delay should convey that your post have left me speechless !!

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  24. @tomz

    with character i was a bit similarity but this story is a fiction,,,,just 10% true

    @G
    awwwww
    that's so sweet of u sugar

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  25. i don't know who u are ? but i accidentally found ur blog ,and found it really exciting and insightful..i liked this story ...good very nicely written.....

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  26. @gaurav

    i'm an aspiring writer,,,i guess that's enough,,,u dnt want to knw more

    and thanks :P

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  27. wat say.... mixture of imaginative and creative thoughts.. and they bind the reader as they were the characters....

    refreshing , u know u remind me of chetan bhagat.. nyways keep this gudwork up...



    even i dont wanna know is this true, but i believe it is true to someones life far from ur blogs and mind....\
    many wishes to u......

    u r simply awesome writer..

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  28. @bahnu
    thanks alot
    p.s. i'm on cloud nine

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  29. hey well done
    enjoyed reading
    all d best for more.

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  30. nice stories vandana:), they seem very near to the real life. All the best:p and keep the good work up.

    http://animeshkmishra.blogspot.com

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  31. hey
    It's a nice story.I thought that she gonna marry was to be Akshay.No luck her.
    Cheers
    Vishal

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