She just couldn’t utter a single word. Her perplexed state of mind prevented any response to the queries being raised by her best buddy on the phone . She was angry at his neglect towards their friendship till now, though she knew somewhere inside that the neglect was non-existent. It was merely the excessive workload that kept him busy and his dedication towards their friendship had always been sincere and honest. She had almost resolved earlier to not let him take her friendship for granted, but right now she was just too shattered to express any such intentions.
In response to the alarm raised by Sushant on not getting any replies to his queries, the only thing that escaped her mouth was a sob. The physical barrier couldn’t prevent Shant from recognizing that his Tanu was definitely stuck in something very serious.
Soon, his caring tone and gentle attention calmed her down and she was in a state of giving better response. He dared not ask her what the matter was, for the fear of pushing her back to pain again. She was such a innocent creature that only the consolation that her Shant was there for her, was enough for her to feel better. And, it was true literally. Her Shant was there for her. The thought that his best buddy needed him didn’t let him rest a minute in sleep and as soon as the Sun shone its first ray, all the business for next 15 days was cancelled and postponed. And, even before Tanu could realize, Sushant was in front of her. 🙂
…to be continued.
The phone had been ringing for quite a while now. It rings every night from 9 to 11 pm, but she never answers it. He knows that she will answer his calls one day, so he tries daily without fail. But, she is so mad at him that she she just never answers. Everyday she spends those two hours looking at the screen of the phone that says : “Shant calling… Answer or Decline .” She’d look at the screen continuously and fall asleep, hugging her cellphone.
It’s been a month since this has been happening. But, today was different. Today she is more broken than she can handle. She is more lonely than she can ever survive being. Her sobs have become louder than they were in the evening. She hugs the phone tight and finally decides she’ll answer his call if he called one more time. It was already 11:05. She knew he never called that late. She knew he won’t call one more time, but every drop of tear that rolled down her cheek prayed for his call.
And suddenly, the phone rang again. It was Sushant. She was overjoyed. She immediately answered the call. “Hello shant”, she whispered in a low voice. “Hello tanu, thank God you answered my call. Where have you been? Why don’t you take my calls?? My God, I missed you so much. Are you still angry at me? I am soo sorry. I was really stuck that day. I couldn’t call you back. And, the next day I had continuous shots for my upcoming movie. It just slipped my mind. I am really sorry. I’ll make it upto you. Please forgive me, please. By the way, you heard about my upcoming movie? Hey, you there?? Hello???”
…. to be continued