This story's Copyrights is owned by Harish.M(ya its me)
"It was getting late and I was rushing up to catch the train.I reached Chennai central and was getting into my compartment with all my luggage. After arranging everything I sat on my place.I have to leave Chennai for time being,as I have been asked by my company to take care of the practice in Bangalore.
It was around 8.30 PM,I had to travel a long distance.Thinking of it,started reading a book(My Country My Life,by L K Advani).All of a sudden another passenger got in.She was well dressed in a neat chudidhar.She was speaking busily with someone using her bluetooth device.But I observed her when she was at a long distance.She started marching towards me.She was getting closer and closer to me.
Suddenly she stopped at me and was stunned.Oh my God!!! Even am shell shocked here..
"Hey Varun!!!!" - Ritu exclaimed at me... Yes it was Ritika@Ritu..
"Rii.. Rii.. Ritu?.." - I stammered at her.. And she nodded her head..
"hey.. what a situation it is.. how are u?how is life?what r u upto?..."- out of enthusiasm she triggered out 'n' no. of questions to me..
"yes Ritu am doing great!!! "- i stopped with it.. I was so excited that am going to travel with her for some 6 more hours atleast.. I wanted to ask a 1000 questions to her all at once.. but I kept myself calm and composed...
Who is this Ritu?
I was crazily in love with Ritu when I was in college...I used to go to class at 8'o' clock itself and at that time none else will be there in class.. But still I went to class so early,so that I will be the first person to tell her good morning :-).. She is an awesome singer.. She has been practicing carnatic music right from childhood.. I simply go mad when I listen to her "Jagadhodhaaranaa" song.. I have recorded it in my mobile and I used to hear it daily in early mornings..
And she too knew that am crazy about her voice..Once a singing competition was announced in college and we saw the ad only at last moment.. She really wanted to participate in it.. But when she went there,there was a huge que and the climate was burning like anything.. She couldn't stand there for more than half an hour and she gave up with a lot of disappointment.. But I stood in the que for her.. I stood there for 6 long hours.. I gave her name and paid the entry fee.. When I told this to her,Ritu was jumping out of joy..She participated and won first prize too..
College days were soooo good,but.. A new guy,Rakesh,who was a lateral entrant joined us..If I went to coll at 8 to wish her first,this guy used to wish her in bus stop itself daily before me :-(..We 3 became bit close..I started feeling insecure whenever Rakesh spoke with her..
I bought a rose,ring,a greeting card and her favorite Sujatha novels..I decided to propose her.. Its to time to express my love..I was waiting for her in college park.. To my surprise,she came with a rose towards me.. Lot of Ilayaraja songs started running in my mind..
"pls say i love u ritu....."-thats my mind voice
"Varun,am confused help me out.."- Ritu
I was confused..Ritu continued.."Rakesh gave this rose to me.. he is asking my opinion.. what shall i do?"
oh shit!!!i was completely collapsed..The pain which I had was even worser than a massive heart attack..Tears started dropping out of my eyes..Lot of things were running in my mind.. something stopped me from expressing my love at that time..Still I managed..With a heavy heart I said this:
"its your life Ritu..u have to decide.."
It has been 2 months since the incident took place..She was still in a dilemma to accept Rakesh's proposal.. And my college life came to an end.. She again asked my suggestion about Rakesh's proposal.. I thought,she too likes him.. So I stood by my words that its her life and she has to decide.. But the pain was there in my heart still.. My lips said those words,but my heart said something different as follows:
"pls reject him Ritu.. accept me..dont u know that u r my world?"..
But she left me.. She went to Delhi,this was the last information I got abt her..
And after this,I left Chennai and went to Pondicherry and stayed there for some months with my friend.. I got a job in a MNC then..I slowly started concentrating on my job...
This is the flashback(quite lengthy na.. :P).. Coming back to reality..
"Varun where were u all these yrs..i searched for u and tried to contact u so many times,but couldn't,as I couldn't get any details about u"- Ritu
"So Mrs.Ritu Rakesh,how is Rakesh"- I asked
"no Varun.. am still Ms.Ritu..u know what right from the day I left u,I have been thinking about u only..I..I understood ur feelings only after our separation.. to b frank,I will b very happy to become Mrs.Varun :-)" - Ritu
"Sorry I lost interest in you.. I never remembered u even once in these 5 yrs"- I tried to manage(but only with a heavy heart).. but my cellphone rang.. the ringtone was "Jagadhodharana"(her voice)..Couldn't control anymore my eyes became wet..She understood me..
All of a sudden she hugged me tightly.. There was no lust in this hug,but I could feel her pure love..She was crying and still smiling..I couldn't manage anymore.. I too hugged her tightly..I felt like the entire world is in my arms..
And she said,"yes u never remembered me in these 5 yrs.. only if u forget me,u need to remember me.. but u never forgot me.. u were always thinking about me.. i was always in ur thoughts...am feeling heaven Varun.. feeling heaven here"
"Had you proposed me in atleast those last 2 months,by this time I would have been yours Varun,I would have been urs"
and she asked me like a kid- "Will u marry me?"
My mind was filled with full of joy..but her voice turned bit rough now.. I started hearing different words..
"Its already 7.30 Varun,get up,someone has sent an invitation to u"- this is my Mum..
I read the invitation,which said: