Sunday, May 18, 2008

Something...


I thought of penning down a simple story between a boy and a girl. However, my style of writing will be heavily influenced by Chetan Bhagat of "Five Point Someone" and "One night @ Call Center" fame. I am just trying to copy him. So, any resemblances and you know why. I am not sure of the number of parts this story would run into. Haven't thought of a name as yet.
Well, here it goes.....

"6:40 a.m", Daniel glanced in his Timex Brown Dial watch. "I have to reach the Interface Building before she leaves." Daniel's mind wandered when he had last time seen Lavina. He was smitten by her cute smile the very first time he had seen her. Though Daniel never believed in Love at first sight, he could never explain this feeling he had for her.

Daniel and Lavina worked for an international contact center. Daniel was in his first shift (7:00 - 15:00) today while Lavina's shift ended at 5:30. But she had to wait till 7:00 for her transport to drop her home. This was one of the best things of working for a contact center. You get the company transport for home pickup and home drop. Though Daniel worked in a contact center, he did not belong to the BPO. He was a part of the technical team.

It was the mid of monsoon and Daniel was greeted outside the railway station by the dirty brown muck thanks to the morning drizzle. The smell of hot Batata Wadas and Medu Wadas filled the air tempting the morning crowd to the roadside restaurants for a quick breakfast. Daniel was hungry but he couldn't afford to waste his time gorging the road side stuff. Quickly, he made his way from the railway station to the rickshaw stand. His office was located 10 minutes walk from the station. But, he did not feel like walking that day through the wet mucky road spoiling his expensive Lee Cooper leather shoes. Also, he was getting late.

"Interface Building", Daniel told to the rickshaw driver and hopped into the rickshaw. Barely had he managed to seat himself and 2 men got in. This was courtesy - Share an auto where 3 people shared the auto fare to travel the same distance. Already cramped into a small seat, Daniel was now sharing his space with 2 men.

2 minute ride later, Daniel found himself outside the Main Gate of the Interface Building. He took out the Identity Card from his Shirt Pocket and wore it around his neck. No one was allowed inside the Interface Main Gate without a valid Identity Card. The visitors too were given a special Visitor's Card which was to be worn all the time in the building premises.
"I wonder why this place requires so many men in Security Uniform strolling around? This place seems to be more heavily guarded than the Pentagon.” thought Daniel. Soon, he was at the reception. 2 more guards glanced at his Identity Card. "Strange", thought Daniel," They see me everyday and even then they scrutinize my Identity Card. Either they are very loyal to their duty or have a short memory."

Flashing his Access card in front of the Card Reader, Daniel made his way to the Recreation Area A. It was located perpendicular to the Main Exit. A water cooler, a coffee vending machine and a waste bin were the only permanent occupants of the Recreation Area. However, he witnessed a couple standing there today.

Daniel's Bay was located to the extreme right of this Recreation Area A just before the Cafeteria. As always, Daniel filled his paper glass with water from the cooler. While sipping the cool water Daniel’s head turned to catch a glimpse of the girl - a general male tendency. But, the sight made his heart sink. She was Lavina. Daniel's mind was injected with thoughts, "Who the hell is that guy??? What is he doing here??? Why is he discussing with Lavina??"

Angry and dejected, he crumpled the paper cup and threw it into the waste bin. With a heavy heart he once again glanced at Lavina. This time she saw him. "Hiiiiiiiii", she shouted out. Her words were like a whiff of fresh air. All his dejection vaporized into thin air. Daniel wanted to speak to wave back to her. But, a soft Hi was all he could whisper. He did not feel like invading their privacy.

Daniel was a simple guy. A simple Hi from Lavina made his day. With a song on his lips and a spring in his steps, Daniel advanced towards his Bay. He was on Cloud Nine.

To be Contd…

6 comments:

Tarun said...

sahi hai yeh... I wanna know more abt Daniel and Lavina.. :) when's the next part coming up??

DENZIL said...

The love story is under wraps.. Next part coming soon... Will update ya...

Hardeep said...

Is Daniel = Denzil, and Interface = Mindspace? :)

DENZIL said...

Oh... I see... I forgot to add the disclaimer...

"All characters in this story are fictious and any resemblance is purely coincidental"

;-)

Trust this lays all "ideas" to rest.

Cedric Dias said...

hey that's a good start...the novels u spoke abt are one of the 3 i ever ever read in my life..so its good to read something similar on ur blog..

Arrnica said...

Abbey nothing is good ... yeh senti stories chod aur game waale storie likh :p

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