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It was 6:30am on a bright Monday morning. I was having tea at the galla outside my college. It was really early. I was all alone & didn’t expect anyone to come, anytime soon. It was perfect. I like it alone, anyways!
“Excuse me, would you mind if I sit here?!”
A girl? Definitely a girl! At this time of the day?!
I looked up and guess what?! It was a girl!
Not just a girl, but she had one of the sexiest yet friendliest smiles ever! A girl like her is a rare thing. At least at gallas it is!
Anyway, I couldn’t take my eyes off her face for a long time, to tell you the truth! She was just like an angel (NO, not like Victoria’s Secret ), but with a sexier smile!
It was not like I hadn’t seen a girl like her before. I mean, C’mon I go to DA-IICT, for Christ’s sake! Besides, there’s this cute little college called NIFT right in the neighborhood of DA where you’ll find all kinds of angels, you can ever dream of!
For most guys she wasn’t that hot to go gaga over, anyways. And she was not, she was just beautiful! But, God the way she smiled! She could almost kill you with it, I bet!
“So, whatchya think?!” said the girl again.
“Yes, of course; it’s a free country after all”
What the fuck, right?! What was I thinking?! How lame it was or was it rude?! Was it the attitude or was I trying to be funny? Or was it that sexy smile of hers, that made me nervous as hell?!
Definitely the sexy smile!
After staring at me for like a minute or so, she finally said?! “Thank You, Sir!” With a smile that is kinda naughty, you know !
“Sir, eh?!” So, sense of humor. Should have figured that out from that awesome smile of hers!
Meanwhile, she had got me at “thank you, Sir”, to tell you the truth. The way she said those three words, it was kind of cute. You don’t forget things like that! Anyway, all I could come up with in response was just a smile, tried my best to keep it a sexy one, but when you have the goddess of sexy smiles sitting right in front of you, all you can come up with is a smile which is as pathetic as it gets!
As I said, there was no one at the galla besides me, so there was a plenty of free space to sit or smoke or whatever the fuck one wants to do. But guess what?! Leaving all those God damn empty space, she sat in the seat right in front of me. Perfect! More nervousness for me!
It was one of the longest wait ever before I decided to actually look up again and take a look at the girl! I mean, when you don’t know what the fuck is it that one talks to girls especially beauties like her, you have to keep a low profile you know, staying low and stuff. You never know when it’s safe and all, right?!
“Thakoor bhaiyaa, ek garam and ek chaai”, she said.
So, she was a regular! Probably, a chain smoker and a bad ass (You could tell from the way she smoked)!
It was not too late before I figured, earlier when she asked me if she could seat in front of me what she really meant was if I had any problem with she smoking all over me!
The fact is I do have a problem with smoking. I mean, I was trying to quit it for past 4 fucking years of my college life, for Christ’s sake! I only go to galla at early mornings and that too for tea only! Anyway, just so you go to gall for tea only, you can’t expect other people to do the same, so you have to take some smoke in when some son of a bitch starts smoking all over you. But after a couple of years of smoking yourself plus 4 years of ‘trying’ to quit, you kinda become used to it!
Anyway, what I really want to tell you is that, Yes I would have a problem with a person smoking all over me, only if that person wasn’t a girl! As Chetan Bhagat would say, “The pretty girl is always right!” So, when that son-of-a-bitch is actually a girl-of-a-bitch, it’s all right. I mean anything for a girl!
BTW, when you see some dude smocking, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? You would probably think, “What a waste fuck, trying to look cool and all”, if you are a non-smoker or like “Way to go, bro” if you are a fellow smoker or something like that, right?
But, a smoker or not, if you had seen the way that girl smoked, it was still kind of an amateur stuff, but boy did she looked cute with a cigarette in her hand and her constant failure in figuring out how the fuck one exhales smoke from the nose and all ! I was kind of feeling sorry for her and almost decided to call off the whole ‘quit smoking‘ thing and teach her a thing or two about smoking only if I could gather enough courage to actually talk to her in the first place, plus I was kind of having super fun watching her ‘smoke’ and all & did not want to give that up!
There was no makeup on her and from the look of her, I’m pretty sure she just woke up and then took off for galla. That’s how these sutta people work, anyway. The very first thing in the morning they need is a sutta, for Christ sake!
It was almost 7am. Means you would find all kind of people (girls ) passing through road now going for school, college and stuff. One of the best time pass ever you know, to see hotties in a hurry!
See, every time a guy see a hottie and I mean a real hottie, he would have that same expression on his face as most guys do: Numb! Speechless! Or kind of face that would tell you in a second how much we appreciate a real beauty!
“A hottie, eh!” said the girl finally finishing off her first cigarette.
“Sorry”, I said pretending to be all dumb and all & not getting what the fuck was going on
“That girl you just checked, was she any good?!” she was so sure I saw a hottie or something and was excited as fuck, you could tell. She almost jumped off her sit and landed on a sit right next to me, for Christ sake! Made me more nervous now!
“What girl? When? I don’t know any girl. I don’t have any friend who is a girl, in the first place. I don’t know what you are talking about”, I said real quick, as fast as I could!
See, I told you I was nervous as hell and when I’m nervous I could come up with all kinds of stupid things especially if I am talking to a girl!
“Ohk man, relax. I thought you saw something. Something BIG, you know!” she stretched the word BIG as fuck! Boy, she WAS a real bad ass!
“Anyway, just so you know: Life is so much fun when you have a dirty mind!”, she said. She meant it! But of course I knew it, and I guess I must have known it long before the first time she had actually come across the concept of a dirty mind ! I mean, you don’t have to teach a guy about having a dirty mind and all, right?!
I ordered another cup of tea, just to be sure I wasn’t dreaming or something. I mean, its a lot to take in, right?!
But you know what?! I’ve always wanted to meet a girl like her, to tell you the truth! Don’t know much about my future and all but I think I am pretty sure, to meet a girl like her was definitely part of my destiny!
She was just different from the rest of girls. For starters, she didn’t have any make up on & still managed to look gorgeous! I even doubt if she cared how she looked with or without make up, in the first place. That’s exactly the kind of girl she was! You know someone who just wants to have fun, live and let live, smile and spread happiness. The kind who doesn’t give a fuck what others think about her being a smoker or not wearing any makeup or having a dirty mind or any other damn thing! The type of living sure takes a hell lot of courage!
Anyway, all I could come with her remarks about having a dirty mind was just a smile. The same pathetic one!
Just so you know, only if she was a guy, then I would I have shown that fuck face, what having a god damn dirty mind is all about right from chapter one. But with girls, it’s kind of different.. You have to respect them. I mean, the last thing you wanna do is make a girl feel uncomfortable. It’s not a right thing to do, I had read somewhere and I do believe so. So, I let her get away with it!
“So, what is your problem anyway”, she was kind of pissed off, you could tell from her voice.
“I am sorry, I didn’t get you”, I felt dumb as fuck and this time I was not pretending. I seriously didn’t know what the fuck was she talking about this time! See, the only problem I’ve had with girls is that you never know what the fuck is cooking in their mind! And I mean NEVER!
“I said, I am trying to have a conversation here. Why won’t you talk to me? It’s not like I’m going to kill you and cut you to pieces and throw them into some ocean or something. I mean I’m not a psycho or anything. I’m just a girl, for Christ sake”. And then she made that duck face!
Aah! Boy, the way she said I am just a girl, it almost killed me, but in a good way, you know! Did she look cute with her hair flowing all over her face! It was just like some romantic scene from one of those Bollywood movies and her eyes! God, her eyes! Kind of like greenish in color (Yes, I looked in her eyes for the first time ), that matched perfect with her fair face and also with that awesome smile of hers!
I would talk to you, only if you weren’t so god damn pretty, I thought.
“Who said anything about you being a psycho and all? In fact, you are one of the prettiest girls I have ever seen and definitely, the nicest girl I have ever talked to”, I said it all, finally!
I mean, that’s how her eyes were. A thing of beauty ( & a joy forever ). At the same time, convincing as fuck! You can’t lie to them. Those eyes sure made me tell all those God damn things I was dying to tell her for past half an hour for Christ sake!
I was kind of afraid that she would take it all in a wrong way and get the fuck outta there and that I won’t see her for the rest of my life! The very idea of not be able to see her again, started to eat me alive!
A long fucking pause and I almost died of suffocation, to tell you the truth! Then she spoke, after a minute or so!
“Prettiest I have definitely heard like a thousand times but ‘nicest’ is something new for me”, she said kinda with a naughty smile,
“That’s probably because you never got the chance to meet me earlier” I said
I don’t know how or why but suddenly out of nowhere, I started to feel comfortable talking to her for the first time! Now, the game is on BITCH ( ), I thought and smiled kind of like man-hi-man, not that she was one but I couldn’t stop the thought!
“So, let’s start from the start. My name is Dhiren, soon going to be an Engineer in about a month or so. I go to DA-IICT, the one right in front of us, just in case!”
“Ha ha, very funny! I know where your stupid college is. Just so you know, I participated in Rampage this year in your college fest and was runner up for the best model. I go to NIFT, the one right next to your college, just in case!”
Man, this time I couldn’t believe it. I mean, how the fuck can one believe the fact that I was talking to a NIFT girl for past half and hour, for Christ sake! I almost downgraded my state from being awesome back to being nervous, to tell you the truth!
“So, NIFT eh?! You must be pretty amazing then!”, I said kind of nervous
“Yeah, that I am! But, that doesn’t change the fact that I am nice, right?!”, and she smiled!
“No, of course not. You are still the nicest girl I have ever talked to and I think I’ll ever talk to!” , I smiled and I think it was a good one, you could tell from the way the she smiled back!
“So, are you going to tell me your name or what?!”, I remembered it suddenly & was kind of amazed as I had told her my name a long time back and she too told me all damn things about her except the name!
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet!” ,she said smiling again kinda naughty one!
“OK, OK. I get it. So, you have read Romeo and Juliet too. Now, quit messing around and please just tell me your name”, Man, I was sure in a hurry!
“Ha ha ha! Look at you. OK, baba. If it means so much to you then, My name is …….”
“Uth jao launde. Galla time!” From the sound of it, I was sure it was my my friend Gaurav!
Wait, what the fuck happened to the girl then?!
“Where the fuck is the girl, man?!”, I nearly jumped off my bed and held Gaurav by his shirt collar.
“What have you done to her?!”, I asked again
“Are, calm down man. I don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about!”, he said trying to free his collar from my hands and all.
“Dekho launde ko, subah subah sapne dekh raha hai“, and then he laughed like a fucking mad man and it kind of pissed me off!
“No, no no.. It can’t be happening. Please say, it was not a dream. Just say it, man. Everything but a dream, for Christ sake”, I said that out loud that I almost passed out, to tell you the truth!
“I mean, there was this beautiful girl that I was talking with for like an hour and half or so and she was so nice to me and that she also told me she is studying in a college not far from ours. I don’t remember much but I guess she was about to tell me her name and then, I don’t know… Something happened. Something bad happened! Yes, you woke me up, chodu! You woke me up from my god damn sleep! Only if you were late by a minute or so, I would have got her name! Damn, you!”, I said that out loud too.
I still couldn’t believe it. I mean, by now it was clear that it was all just a dream, a god damn dream, but still I was able to remember the exact way that she smiled, the cute way that she smoked, and the duck face that she made! God, it all started revolving around my eyes and it started to hurt a lot, to tell you the truth! Reality is one bitchy thing!
Yes I get it, it was all just a dream. But for me, it was more than just a dream, for Christ sake! Jhuthe hi sahi but she sure gave me some beautiful, memorable moments, a journey of lifetime, that I won’t forget for like ever!
But, you know what?! I had read somewhere: “The people you see in your dream aren’t just some random ones, but they are ones that you may have seen in your entire lifetime”!
So, I guess there’s still some chance that I had already meet her and that someday, I would meet her again just to tell her all about my dream and to tell her the fact that she has a special place in my heart and that I would not be able to forget her, not at least in this lifetime!