Sunday, October 08, 2006

The gift - AnupR

"I thought you wouldn't show up" she says, as Andrew walks in.

"So, is this it?" he asks, eyeing the box lying on the table

"Yup" she says nonchalantly .. and then adds -

"Every gift you've ever given me is in there ... well, at least the ones I liked and kept ..."

Andrew smiles ... "Brutal as always, I see ..."

He picks up the box, sits near her and rummages through the memories ... He wonders if the memories that flood his mind are real or make-believe ... was he ever happy or was he delusional? ... didn't he always know that she didn't care? It was just a compromise anyways ... she stuck around as she knew that he loved her ... and he let her stay as he needed someone to lavish affection on ... It worked fine initially, but then ...

"Hello! ... what are ya doing? I'm expecting company ... "

Andrew smiles, hands her the box and says- "You haven't returned the most expensive gift I've given you"

"That's impossible! ... I kept that ring in there ... there it is!" and she shows him the ring ... amazing craftsmanship and etched with the words "Forever Yours" ...

"That isn't what I was talking about" he says

"So what was it?"

Andrew says nothing ... he leans in and pecks her on the cheek ... whispers goodbye ... then picks up the box and moves towards the door ...

"What was it, Andrew? I want to return it!"

He's reached the door by now ... and doesn't turn around as he says "You never did return it ... and you never can. .... I gave you ... complete and unconditional love."

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Hey guys, sorry I couldn't reply to your comments in the previous post ... have a lot of catching up to do ... Today, I had 2 exams ... the first one went well, and the second one was ... BAD!!! :( ... Anyways, have 2 more exams next Sunday ... so catching up will have to wait a lil' ... I miss ya all!!!

BTW, turned 26 today ... hehe ... :) but the whole day went in the exam hall ... so cut the cake in the late evening with family ... and these two frens of mine sent over a Huge Bouquet to cheer me up as I was so stressed recently ... Wow! U guys are just amazing! .. am so blessed to have frens like ya ...

Cheers ya all ... Will catch ya soon!!!

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17 Comments:

Blogger Keshi said...

Its ur bday Anup? awww HAPPY BIRTHDAY mate!

well I have always had exams during my bdays too :(

Anyways have a great day today and keep that lovely smile on ur face always HUGGGGGGGGZ!

Keshi.

11:25 PM  
Blogger Rose said...

SURPRISE!!!!

4:29 AM  
Blogger Tanvi said...

HAPPY (belated)BIRTHDAY!

Keep rocking,always.

5:59 AM  
Blogger starry nights said...

Happy Birthday Anup.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Shekhar said...

Happy Birthday Mate !! :)

10:09 AM  
Blogger ღ lil_kath ღ said...

aww belated Happy Birthday Anup... i know u had a great time w/ ur family ^_^ hai na?

... wishin' u all the best in life!

Godbless!! muaahhh!

tc!

2:29 AM  
Blogger bubbly soda said...

Hmmm... Love. Something that one can never return, it has no accountancy in it. Love is just amazingly amusing.

5:10 AM  
Blogger Shitrint said...

nice post there...
good story!and a Belated Happy B'Day!
:)

2:07 AM  
Blogger Tejas said...

Belated birthday wishes. Close your eyes and wish that the right answers swamp all your exams.

Looking forward to hear more stories :)

12:39 PM  
Blogger anup.777 said...

@Keshi
Thank u .. and wid frens like ya ;)around, I'm sure to have a smile on my face always ... :)

@Rose
Hey Rose ... that was a lovely surprise ... thanks ... :)

@Tanvi
Thank you ... :)

@Starry nights
Thanks ... :)

@Shekhar
:) Thanks so much ...

@Kathy
yes Kathy ... had a lovely time ... thanks for ur wishes and that lovely email too ... :)

@Mel
yes ... love is all that more, eh buddy? ... :)

@shitrint
Thank you ... :)

@tejas
lolz ... ya that would be awesome!!!
Thanks! :)

8:04 AM  
Blogger shruti said...

happy birthday dear..

6:00 AM  
Blogger White Forest said...

Hey Anup..Many Many Happy Returns of the day!

(Belated Ofcourse! )

10:42 AM  
Blogger tulipspeaks said...

Happy Deepavali in advance.

Hugsss


=ammu=

7:56 PM  
Blogger Priyankari said...

Firstly, Belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Did u write that piece of story. it's absolutely wonderful!
Good luck for ur other exams!

2:25 AM  
Blogger Dalicia said...

happy belated bday to you!!! 26 soooo young ahha

9:58 PM  
Blogger SCRIBBLEZ TO WAKEUP said...

Nice relay of this incident!

This is gng to be the most BELATED BIRTHDAY WISH. Wish you hapinezz all year through! :)

4:10 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

Happy Diwali Anup!

Keshi.

9:43 PM  

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