CAUTION:Some people may find parts of the post to be offensive/gory
It was a saturday morning in December. He told his mom, he was going to attend a day long seminar. Mom smirked,
“why do all your seminars happen on a saturday?”
“well, ask the organisers. I’m not the one organising it right!!”. He felt bad the way he retorted, but thats how B has been for past couple of years.
B stuffed his breakfast, and rushed out “mom, i’ll have lunch outside today”, he knew he would be late to catch the same bus again. It was his favourite white shirt that S gifted it to him on his last birthday.
Mom:”Are you meeting S?”
B:”mm no why?”
Mom:”No, i thought so. Why the white shirt?”
B:”mooooom its comfortable”
Beep..Beep ” Hun m in d bus, cya in 5-luv S”.
B:”Shit, moooooooooom gimme the papers, i’ll go and fix this insurance receipt thing today”
Mom:”Here you go, and do call up if you will be late”
It was freezing that morning, and B could barely see the bus coming through the fog. B thought it was a bad idea to be going so early, S had her classes and he would have to wait for her before they could go out. One hour, she said is all she will take and then they can go out. One hour would not be too long he thought.
S:”I’ll be back, see you then, wait for me ok”
B:”Yea please do, I’ll wait”
And then he saw her going through that big college gate, B always dreaded to enter that gate without S.
It was an all girls college and he was too shy to move in to search for S. He always waited outside, he was more comfortable that way. When with S inside the college, all he saw was her eyes. He would be lost in her endless conversations about her day at college, the way her strands of hair carelessly brushed her face, and that child like enthusiasm to narrate everything she had gone through.
For S, B was someone she can show to her friends, B made her feel complete. She did well to get admission in a decent college, and now she also had a boyfriend, something she needed desperately since everyone in her group was hooked. She didn’t want to be left out. B was her trophy, someone she presented at each college festival. B always found S cute when she got posessive. B provided her an emotional support system, something she needed to go through her tough student life. S always thought she can evaluate B later once the question of marriage came up. For now she might as well enjoy the 24×7 support system.
B always hated it when his friends tried to tell him that he has changed. That he was going away from friends he had known for years. B had to give up on staying back with friends in college as he had to rush to meet S, his band always wanted him to practice more, they had a contest coming up. S however never compromised on her emotional healing sessions with B.
It was already 2 hours since S went for her class. Waiting all this while in cold, B ended up catching severe fever. He tried coffee from a cafe nearby. S would be back any moment, and it should be fine he thought.
Beep beep…” 2 more classes hun, will take 2 hrs, wait ok-luv S”
“Ya sure- luv B”
B had always loved S. His theory was, why do couples have to fight? how can he ever trouble the love of his life, by fighting with her and making her precious pearls flow all the way to her cheeks. He simply could not see S cry. After all he had chosen her, accepted her the way she was. It was all a part of package he thought. The seminar was good, informed B’s friends. B did not want to miss this seminar, it would have helped him meet many more people in the IT industry. He had told S how important it was for him, but S simply asked B “I’m not important for you?”. B never had any answer to that.
It was already dark on a cold winter evening. B was shivering now,he had high fever now. At times he thought, how could S make himwait for so long? she could have told him long back, to go home atleast, if she knew she can’t make it? But then all boyfriend’s think like that and end up fighting, he thought. He was going to be different, not like his friends who changed girlfriends with the frequency that they changed their T-shirts, just because of an argument.
Beep..beep “Hun can i go for K3G, my whole gang is going..pleees- luv S”
“Ya ok.But we’ll meet on monday.done-luv B”
“Sure.will let you know-luv S”
Not a big deal B thought, he was now worried about the fever he had. It was time to rush home now lest it got worse. He also kept thinking that S had so much to study, and that she must not be feeling well because of this chilly weather. May be he will give her a call after the movie, he thought. B was not feeling well now, he could feel weakness now because of the fever. B planned to take an autorickshaw back home.
Aah there it was, just in time, B could see an autorickshaw coming his way,he waved his hand to stop it. B was about to move towards the auto on the other side of the road when he got hit by a scooter. The guy on scooter was on his way to the hospital, must have been in hurry. B apologised, as he knew he had misjudged. B checked himself, no bruises. He hopped into the auto.
Back home he could feel his socks in right leg soggy. The moment he tried to remove them, he was horrified as blood spurted out of his right leg. B didn’t realize that the accident had actually managed to chip off a part of flesh from his right leg. With high fever he was about to faint, seeing so much blood.
Beep Beep… “hun m sorry about today, cyu on monday-luv S”
“ya ok :)-luv B”