Sakhi's Laghukatha

What was that?!

Posted on: September 17, 2012

He was amazed at the turn of the events earlier in the day. Amazed is a mild word, he was almost shocked! No, he was not at all reflective in nature. Never in his entire life had he ever thought about anyone but himself. So what changed that today?

It was early morning when he was driving his truck on the highway. He saw a car ahead. A SUV. Someone was having fun driving it, swaying in the middle of the road. He could easily overtake the care and saw that a girl, or rather, a young lady was driving it. A very beautiful young lady; with long dark curly hair framing her face. Those dark locks were jiggling with facial jive. She was listening to some music, may be.    He smirked. There was no one till the eyes could see. She was alone. He smirked again. Just then the lady looked at him and smiled. She SMILED?! This must be his lucky day! He pressed the pedal of his truck harder so that he can intercept her car and then… She probably sensed that and so she laughed throwing her head back and sped up her car too. This confused him. This was the first time that he was trying to eve-tease and instead of getting agitated or angry the girl was laughing in his face. Either she was drunk or out of her mind. Or was she taunting him? His male ego did not like the third option. He pressed the accelerator even harder. She did the same. Now they were racing on the highway. Every time they were side by side, she would look at him and smile broadly. She was enjoying this! Bloody B#@*$. 

They were almost at the end of the highway. A little ahead and he could actually intercept her. His truck came to a screeching halt in front of her car. She pressed the brakes hard and stopped her car just in the nick of time. He looked around. The Sun was up and there were people around. They started gathering around to see what was going on. He jumped from the truck and was seething with anger  of losing the opportunity to teach her a fitting lesson. Lesson for having fun, lesson for having her own way, lesson for not getting scared of a MAN, lesson for being a WOMAN!!

She opened her car door too and jumped down. She was a small woman, he smirked again. People started asking her if there was something wrong. She casually said no. He was surprised. And confused. People confirmed again and she gave them her smile and laughed, the same laughter she was taunting him with the whole way. People shrugged and went about their way. She looked at him and smiled again. He could see now that she was genuinely smiling.

And then she said jovially with the same laughter in her voice, “You won. Damn! Though there was no bet between us, let me treat you to an ice-cream. You won, fairly and squarely.” She laughed again.

Was she dumb and did not realise that he was a threat to her or was she putting up a façade to throw him off-guard or was she genuinely this trusting?He felt smaller in front of her, in spite of the fact that he was easily a foot taller than her. He forgot that he wanted to tease her, make her feel uncomfortable. He forgot he wanted to teach her some lesson. He forgot that he wanted to harm her. No, he wasn’t smitten by her. But something in her, confidence, made him uneasy.

He awkwardly smiled, mumbled something illegible and retraced his steps. Within no time he was on his way. He could see her standing tall, next to her black SUV, looking at his truck.

It will surely be a long long time before he would forget this day, if ever he does!!

11 Responses to "What was that?!"

Black SUV, petite lady, smiling trustingly …no prizes for guessing who she has been modeled after :P

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But did you like the story or not? :-/

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Like it? It is more like a relief that they didn’t end up at hospital.. :)

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wow!
Sakhi is back with all her spirit!
with typical peculiarity of yours, no name of characters but still holding till an end, what happens next???

you also might hv noticed that even after few hours of your story there are no comments…. – keep writing. You have awesome talent.

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Enjoyed reading!

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That lady sounds too familiar… You should put a note at top: “Don’t try this at home kids”.

I really enjoyed reading this story :) Made my mood lighter. Thanks Sakhi.

(P.S. I am glad there wasn’t any sad thing in the story other than the man’s attitude).

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Glad you liked the story Suda. Been a while since I penned anything. Craft and photography is taking up my time.

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Did I hear craft and photography? How about sharing some of it? Would love to see those creativities too. :)

The car race story reminded me of the race between Raj Kumar and Sunil Dutt in Waqt. And also of this statement of Kajal Oza Vaidya where she says “I’m in my every writing” or something along those lines.

PS. Welcome back!

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“I’m in my every writing” – this is so very true. May be for all the writers :)

And Kanan, I do have two more blogs which are hogging the attention these days and I am not able to give time to this one (or it is just plain, writer’s block!)

you can find my blogs here

http://craftyvillage.wordpress.com

http://huesandshades.wordpress.com

Hope you enjoy them :)

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Once started, curiosity kicks in and had to finish. Engaging.

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Thanks Jinesh :-)

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