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Friday, October 10, 2008

My True Love


He came into my life like my knight in shining armor, but at a very slow pace. I loved another guy. He knew that. He knew how unhappy I was. And yet he did not say a word. All that he did was take my heart away when I was least expecting it. And then I actually fell in love with him. And out of love with the other guy.

I continued to be unhappy. I knew he loved her. Or so I thought. Until he kissed me one night in a drunken stupor and professed his love for me. He told me he had fallen out of love with her the moment I had stepped into his life. He did not tell her that. He did not want to break her heart. Instead, he chose to ignore her phone calls, her text messages, and her e-mails, hoping she would get the message.

I still remember the night we were cuddled under one blanket on a twin bed, arms in arms, basking in each other's love. I felt I was experiencing heavenly bliss until the phone rang. I was startled awake and grabbed for my phone. It was as dead as a deadpan. It was his phone that was ringing. "Priya calling", it said. I grimaced. "What does she want at this hour?", I thought, almost feeling the anger rise within me. I shook him awake and almost flung the phone onto his face. It was too late. The phone had stopped ringing.

It didn't take him long to realize what was happening when the phone rang once again. Priya. How I began to hate the name or anything remotely connected to her. I glared at him as he stared at the phone wondering what to do next. Much to my shock, he answered his phone and pretended he was in deep sleep and had no idea what was going on. It was an act worthy of an Oscar, I thought and tried hard to fall asleep. I couldn't. The phone rang five more times that night and the for the next few nights after that.

I began to hate the girl. How was she not able to understand? Was she blind in love with him? He was mine now and nothing could take him away from me after all I had gone through with the other guy. I had finally found true love. When she texted him the next month telling him how much she missed him, I could not but help feel a sense of victory and achievement about having her guy to myself now. She had lost him and I was adamant to keep it that way.

Its been three years now. We have had our ups and downs but we are still together. Its been longer than his relationship with Priya. And it has been my longest relationship ever. I know that this time its for keeps. The last I heard was that Priya was engaged to be married very soon. I wonder if she has forgotten him. I wonder how hard it must have been for her. Sometimes, I wonder if I was cruel to her then. Maybe...but I do not think there is any point to thinking about that now. I am now envious of her. She is engaged. I am not yet engaged to him. I wonder when he will pop the question. I hope its soon.

With this note, I pen off.

Eight hours later.

I have called him five times today. He did not answer the first four times. The fifth time he appeared to be sleeping. I think I recognized the Oscar winning tone.

99 comments:

Ankur said...

Is this a story or a writeup or something else?

Sunshine said...

Ohh i like this one! Perfect twist in the end! :)

Pranay said...

And Solitaire is back!!!! The end was expected and interesting all the same...Welcome back (to this blog).

ki said...

Wow. That was sad and scary somehow. I was NOT expecting that ending.

mirage said...

Hi solitaire,

A wonderful way of expressing love.Was really touching,a silent anguish went through my heart when I read your post.
a superb writing style

Life filled with love s sweet but Love that hurts is not love at all.

I wish that your life is filled with lots of love
come & drop in by my blog

mirage:))

Solitaire said...

@ Ankur,

It is whatever you want it to be.

Solitaire said...

@ Sunshine,

thanks!! How you doing? Long time!

Solitaire said...

@ Pranay,

Haha! Thanks!

Solitaire said...

@ Ki,

Ohh! :)
Thanks!

Ankur said...

well.... i take this as a "Letter of the past" which has nothing to do with real life!!

beautiful expression as always!! :)
Somehow it was a lil sad but the emotions were lovely!

and the last line simply delivers the punch!! :)

Cheers!!

HP said...

haww !!

Jira said...

Hey nice one...Story I hope...

But the guy, he might just be an imaginary character, but it enrages me when I see guys like him in life...Not even man enough to get a clean break up face to face...

Cess said...

wow, sad, I hate those guys, who are becoming more and more numerous these days, they don t have ball anymore to dare telling u face to face :)
Nice one Sol

C.

Tuhin said...

A first person narrative huh? Good job!

I don't see any of the previous posts. Are they gone?

Still thinking said...

From being the 1st and then the 2nd and then 1st again (how lucky!) and w/o realising when it happened you become the 'other one' again!

Yeah, I just don't u'stand love at all :(


P.S: I'm glad you're back on Calm Frenzies - it's purely in appreciation of your writing style :)

Vandita said...

took me to the book that i was readin last night... loads of unexpected things happenin in that too... just goes to say that slowly there is no 'forever' anymore, esp in love.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Solitaire,
Sometimes it's very hard to decipher whether what you wrote was true to life or a fiction story. Well, that must be your style. I was looking up to the very end of the narrative for a sign that it was a short story but there was none. Could this mean it was a real life situation? Well anyway, thanks for the vivid and colorful post. God bless you always.

P said...

I think this is my fav story from you so far..maybe because the girl is sad at the end but not stupid and maybe not helpless either. It reminded me somewhat of the story 'nobody's business' from the 'Unaccustomed earth' :)

Pavi!!!! said...

Recently a friend of mine broke up with her BF of 10 yrs and in less that 3 months had her wedding fixed with a guy..who was her best friend. Of course the entire event had loads of drama,tears n lies attached to it…She was very much in love wit her BF. One among the many reasons they broke up were that he wasn’t any close to completin his edn & getting a job. One of the many reactions that came from V was “What is the guarantee she won’t do this again? Find another guy, who seems better off.”

I remember being mad with V for that kinda reaction..but the 1st thing that comes to my mind on read this story..is this. Will people repeat such things? Should one be wary abt people who have had a past similar to my friend or the guy in ur story?

Now..more specific to the story…Yes, the author should feel a li’l guilty abt hating Priya. But its really fine.’coz that’s a very normal human reaction. Honestly the author seems to be one of the many reasons why he broke up with Priya…but my personal opinion is..if a guy is willing to break up with his gf for a new gurl in his life..then the guy anywez had a problem..he was holding onto the relp until he found sum1..hes the kind of guy who forever needs to have a gurl by his side.n he seems to be the kind who moves on too fast(for comfort). So in this case..it is almost completely the guy’s fault n the women should consider themselves lucky.

Pri said...

she stole the love which belonged to someone else when that someone was still in his life...and now someone is doing exactly the same to her....
i guess what goes around comes around....

d gypsy! said...

interesting...

genuine end...

preeti said...

interesting. Moral:life is a circle, everything , good or bad, comes back :) nice read !!!cheers :)

Alok said...

Woohooohooo

That was a real Solitaire stunner! :D

Nice flow.

Meghna said...

awww.....that's the first wrd I said aftah reading this :)

Prakhar said...

...i saw that coming..and can somewhere relate to it too.

..m not perfect but will learn something from every experience

Winnie the poohi said...

The story went in the expected lines.. no new twist.. ah but its a pleasure to read u anyways!

Welcome back!

Vinz aka Vinu said...

nice..
loved the last para to the core..!!

:)

gunj said...

wat goes around comes around!!

Ria said...

Oh such a sad ending. Please write something that has a +ve ending. Jus feels so sad to see a love story end on such a sad note. :(

comfortably numb said...

d grass cuts both ways:(
sad but true

Bhavna said...

the twist in the end is good.hv been reading all your blogs for a quite sometime now.bt this one's my fav!!keep it going!
Cheers!!!

Hiren said...

amazingly written (as always ...) :-)

Akshaya Kamalnath said...

Liked the ending.

Solitaire said...

@ Akshaya,

Thank you.

Solitaire said...

@ Hiren,

:)
Thanks!

Solitaire said...

@ Bhavna,

Aww thanks a ton!

Solitaire said...

@ Comfortably,

Yup!

Solitaire said...

@ ria,

:(

I just cannot seem to write happy endings.

Solitaire said...

@ Gunj,

Yup! Its Karma!

Solitaire said...

@ Vinz,

Thanks!

Solitaire said...

@ Winnie,

Thanks! What twist would you have preferred?

Solitaire said...

@ Prakhar,

Experience is the best teacher!

Solitaire said...

@ Meghna,

Really? Why?

Solitaire said...

@ Alok,

Really?

Thanks!

Keshi said...

Love comes with alot of Pain.


Keshi.

SS said...

I really liked the ending sol. Great comeback.

rashmi said...

how i totally relate this ... its as if u have written my story

everything burns... said...

wow...i guess at the end of the story means tht u'll c th other side of th picture nw...i say wow coz i guess this is a story... not some experience out of ur life... if its th latter then m sorry...
but its very sad to be on th other side... calling someone, knowing they wont take your call but you still keep trying....

aqua gurl said...

i had seen something similar or a tv serial 3 yrs ago.
awesome read, well conveyed.

Stupidosaur said...

Hey where did the other posts go?

I wanted to pick up some of my comments to make my own posts :P

By the way I was actually blog about this very topic once upon a time in the future. Though with a slightly different perspective of the same party.

Satish Bolla said...

first of all, is mine the 50th comment? well, it's been a while since i scored my 50's n 100's.

anyways, this post(or story) is as good as any others of this blog. i didn't like it at all in the first few sentences b'coz it's like love out of revenge. but slowly, ur post(story) changed its pace and gave me a kick in the ass(as usual) at the end.

nice narration, yaar. keep going. btw, where r the other posts in thsi blog?

Deepti said...

This post actually hit home too hard Soli ... been there seen this .. and it feels like shit trust me .. Kinda wary of people after that ... So nice to see you back .. You should find a publisher for Calm frenzies :D

Salil said...

So Priya is 'actually' lucky?
Oh, I hate to be the 52nd commentor!

Chandni said...

Sad..but couldn't feel any empathy for the main lead's perspective...seemed more like tit for tat!

SMM said...

This actually happened to one of my friends...later she called up the ex girlfriend and apologized to her for being such a bitch.

harish said...

karma, is it?
I believe staunchly in "what goes around, comes around"

Anu said...

I think when you take something from another person unethically it will leave u just as quickly.Be it money or love... good one Sol

DreamCatcher said...

Basic behavior never changes...The guy has done with her the same as he has done with the first girl priya!!

~vagabond~ said...

I simply love how you ended the story...it's the perfect twist!

Alameen said...

nice as usual..
What happened to other writeups..

Cheers
Al

swati said...

god..it was brilliant..

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

So here's de official "hi"...my first visit... :-) n a cool write up said "hi" back...
De tale was a bit "dark" he he...it reminded me of file transfers via blue tooth...an yeah "true luv can't b grabbed " :-) keep rockin...will check through de other posts soon

ash89 said...

nice... proves what i already know...guys r losers! :P ( gahh what a mature statement :P)

Ria said...

As always, perfect ending. :) u r a superb writer babes.

humbl devil said...

and the oscar goes to...solitaire!!!

Quaintzy Patchez said...

Hey Solitaire.. this one was great :)

Btw, you have been nominated for an award at Quaintzy's... For more info check out my blog..

This isn't spam btw ;)

tulips said...

beautiful story or whatever! what goes around, comes around!

Macadamia The Nut said...

Awesome!!!!!!!
Loved it!
What goes around comes around.. no?

tunnabhai said...

nice blog!...simple and great!

WarmSunshine said...

An unexpected ending.
But I dun feel sad for the main character somehow. They say what goes around comes around!

Nice narration! I loved the way the story went on.

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Twisted Elegance....stupid brilliance said...

There is nothing called true love. Its just a bond of convenience. True love is a mirage which disappears when you want to grab it....

Ajnabi said...

Beautiful story with sad end..!!!

Do you think Love really exists?

To me, it is just liking.. you like/dislike someone. If you like someone, you wanna spend some time with him/her and if you like more, probably you would spend whole life.

try some stories with happy ending like Rajashri movies.. :) I am sure you would do even better in that.

Wishing you Happy Diwali & ava varsh na Saal Mubarak..

Enigma said...

humm is this reall it sounds so, coz i have seen this kind of scenario too much.....gr8 post though...

Diana said...

Hiii Solitaire.....

Nice piece. Moral of the story...never trust guys (such guys).

The end was fantastic yaar.

Tairebabs said...

the ending was so unexpected (twist of the century!). Loved it though it was sad.

Known Stranger said...

Beautyiful story writing skills you have. I liked your nack of writing a story with a twist on the character. it speaks with emotions and dwells on human emotions. good work. I came to your page through a friend who send me your link to read.

Shruti said...

:( horrible guy

david santos said...

Great!!!
Excellent creation!!!
Congrats!!!

Arunima said...

Sucker for such stories, fact or fiction, I enjoyed it.

Arunima said...

Hey, I'll write Priya's side of the story. Will let you know when I do it.

Meow said...

Such is life, isn't it?

& glad that someone was wise enough to recognize the Oscar winning tone.

Dewdrop said...

Interesting!!!

What goes around surely comes around

Entertainer said...

great twist... liked the ease of writing in this

marvin the paranoid android said...

interesting story...

Khushi said...

ohh that was a tad predictable...

shooting star said...

interesting take on the insecurities of a girl and the bastardness of a guy....

C R D said...

dang...its terrible for anyone to know theyve been dumped...

so bad for the female.and she was happy when it happened to someone else.

ur stories are really good yaar

ive written one too recently. its called "last regret". hope u like it

www.scriptedinsanity.blogspot.com

Cheers
CRD

Seher dot com said...

truely if this is real life,
and you have come through ouf it, i have to give you a tight hug.
when i was going through the similar turmoil, and i had no one to hug me.
i cant make you feel better or tell you what next but thanks for this post!

usha said...

'what goes around, comes around'.

I guess I knew what was coming at the end of the story. still, it made a beautiful read, as always.

shri said...

so is he dere wit u or gone fr another gal ?

Beryl said...

Very nice story(was sounding very realistic). I think the story has been played out numerous times in everybody's lives.
Enjoyed reading the O'Henry twist at the end :)

Shonu Agarwal said...

touched my soul.... :) really painful..

Sridevi Aishwariya said...

what goes around comes around!

Adisha said...

Hey ! Wow; amazing .. Can truly see the person's anguish, guilt and doubt ...

cheers,
adisha

the-sagittarian-blogger said...

I dont even remember how I came to ur page... but m stuck here now!

OMG!!! This was real scary and dark to me...and may be like an eye opener for some...

Would like to blogroll u :)

Sweety.

Liberal said...

Nice one..you handle irony well

sadaf said...

This is what is called an oscar winnin story...wow..full of emotions..although sad endin..but the depth can b felt...
gr8 job....