Saturday, January 19, 2008

I live !

He shook his head unbelieving. Yes, I went dancing with our boss, so what? Why should it stifle him so much?
We were sitting on the cement embankment outside the building under a tree. Had worked all night and it was 4 in the morning. We managed to get some food delivered. As we ate we were browsing through my laptop and he ran into the pictures of the boss and I at a salsa workshop.
He kept shaking his head and I playfully punched him. To avoid the punch he ducked, grabbed at my hand and tugged it hard until we were closer than I expected. I kept looking at him, nervously. He held my gaze and smiled, and drew me closer. I panicked. He let go off me and what do I expect? He laughed his head off. He rolled on the floor. Laughing. He was laughing for the fact that I got scared, it seems. TO hell with him.

This time he tried to get close again and then I laughed away first. I knew he didn't have the guts to pull it off. But then next time he tried I panicked again. But to hide my panic I burst into laughter. And this went on for a while.

Then we settled down and looked at the stars. Tried to recognise them and talked about the myths around them. It was a clear night sky. And then he took my face into his hands and planted a light kiss on my lips.

I looked at him dazed. He didn't let go of my face. Instead, we kissed a forceful kiss. I never knew he wanted me as much as I wanted him. When he let go of me, I was still with closed eyes. I wanted to cherish the moment and drink up the memories so that it remains fresh in my heart.

I opened by eyes. I was on a cold cement embankment outside the building, on a cold night, alone. I got up and began walking back. The breeze was bitingly cold and I pulled my sweater closer. As I walked away, I passed by a cemetery where they claim his body rests. But I never had the courage to enter it. To me he is alive in flesh and blood, as long as the memory of this kiss remains. I could feel him, touch him, hear his laughter and smell his perfume.
To me he is alive.


  1. Woah! Nicely written.

  2. The ghost of the navigator said...lets spend a night together.....

  3. @ leela, FOL, Czar
    thank you

    naah... he aint a lost sailor... It's more like 'Deja Vu'

  4. repercussion from this or from the past life??

  5. Hi! Came across your blog through the JAM website! Nice stuff... Keep it up!

  6. @puppet/madman
    jus me.. good ol' me

    thanks man !!!

  7. What should I say???
    No words to express my feeling...
    a touching article indeed....
    i've written a similar story many months ago...


  8. Thats a really really good short story. From the central idea to the description, everything is just perfect.