The Meeting…

by Aman on January 2, 2011

Horn OK Please - AlarmThe alarm went off exactly at 7 am. And just like every other day, she stirred from her sleep and groped around in the dark to feel the empty space next to her. And even before she could feel anything,she knew he was not asleep beside her. It had been the same for the past one year and she missed every little touch of his. The way he held her, the way he stroked her hair and the way he kissed her with a passion unmatched in all the world. Oh how much she missed him! But today was going to be different. She was going to meet him today and she looked forward to sitting next to him, talking to him, pouring her heart out to him. Even though she spoke to him everyday, being near him made her feel so much better.

Kashish got up from her bed and checked her phone. No missed calls again. “The fool forgot to wake me up againHorn OK Please - Phonetoday”,she chuckled to herself. That was another thing she liked about him so much. He would remember the tiniest of details and yet forget the most important ones. She quickly got ready for office and left the house, remembering to take the keys with her. She smiled as she remembered the numerous fights they had over her always leaving the keys locked inside. She just couldn’t wait for evening to arrive sooner.

Horn OK Please - London tube She hummed their favourite song as she stepped into the Underground. Even at 8 in the morning, the  Tube was packed with early morning Londoners on their way to office.This was another reason for  them settling here. They both had loved the hustle-bustle of London and were third-generation  migrants to this modern yet rustically romantic city. She waved to a few familiar faces and it was a  matter of minutes before she got off at the Chelsea End Station and by 8.30 she was already in office  preparing for her day ahead.

The day seemed to pass in a jiffy and even though Kashish tried to concentrate on work, her mind always seemed toHorn OK Please - Busdrift in his direction and the impending meeting. She looked at her watch and was dissapointed to see that she still had a couple of hours before she could leave and be on her way to meeting him. The next two hours went by in meeting clients and chatting to co-workers. With every passing minute, she looked at her watch in anticipation and quickly left office just as the clock struck five. It would take her another hour by bus to reach Westminister for it was there where Aryan would be waiting for her.

Precisely at 6.10, the bus dropped her into the busy little square of Westminister from where she walked at a brisk pace to reach the appointed place. On her way she picked up some flowers for him. She knew it should be the other way around but knew he’d like them nonetheless. The wind turned a bit chilly as she turned a corner and neared the meeting point and her steps began to falter as she spotted him waiting for her. The next few meters seemed to take ages to cover and she tried bravely to hold back the tears to no avail. All those memories and pent up feelings came rushing to the fore and Kashish wept uncontrollably as she sat down and laid the flowers on Aryan’s grave.

Horn OK Please - Grave

P.S – The inspiration for this story came while listening to my favourite song – Atif Aslam’s “Kuch Is Tarah”

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Tracy Fishburne April 3, 2011 at 9:15 am

Amazing blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you advise starting with a free platform like Wordpress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m totally overwhelmed .. Any ideas? Appreciate it!

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Aman April 5, 2011 at 5:22 am

Hi Tracy,

Well, for a beginner I would advice starting off with a free Blogger or Wordpress blog and only then go in for a paid option. Amongst paid ones, Wordpress is definitely the best out there because it offers you so many customizations and options! To cut a long story short, open a free WP Blog and once you’re used to the layout etc, go in for a paid WP blog a few months later

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Pratiksha July 31, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Hi Aman,

Came to your website randomly while looking up for something. And, must say you are a great writer. Your stories are hilarious and gripping. Totally loved it, keep up the good work!

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