The One In Blue
It wasn’t just another spring evening, this evening held a lot, pain, torment, deprivation, blues and much more! She entered her attic hustling things to find her dose of poison (her old journal), found it laying perfectly on a broken stool blows air holding it tightly in her hands * cough* shit man! The anti-allergy is out of stock how will I survive the night? sniffs dust I am so doomed today…………………..
coughs again opening it and reading out 20-9-14, while memories became entangling back to her soul.
Zarmeenay you are already late, screamed her Ma Jan as a girl of 5.6, in her early twenties; wearing a pink Anarkali with honey eyes and a not so chubby figure tried finding the right pair of dainty shoes from her closet.
Coming Ma Jan, just a sec and I’ll be out the door, she flung her bag across her shoulder as she moved quickly to the main door she stumbled, covering her head properly with a light pink lightly embroidered chiffon dupatta. Ahh! Finally, you are here, you are never up on time, complained her Ma Jan. I am! Plus the campus is only ten minutes away from our place protested Zarmeenay. But it takes an hour for me to reach my college leashed Ma Jan. As soon as they left the driveway, Zarmeenay’s phone beeped up; and the lecture has been canceled blinked the screen. Shit! eye rolls what? Like why? Ah! That means I am free till 11! Ya Rab! This is so unfair. And here you are said Ma Jan stopping the car at the main entrance that lead to a worn out building of her campus. Do let me know when you get free, beamed Ma Jan. Sure! I would, Zarmeenay left the car with that uncertain look bidding her goodbye.
She passed through the security barriers a gust of cold breeze made her close her eyes while dust hug her eyeballs, rubbing her eye bags she managed to open her eyes but couldn’t move the building right in front of her seemed so familiar though it had been there since the day she got admitted to this institute but today it had something else like she owned it like the building had a soul she was undoubtedly attracted towards with which seemed quite odd. I always have this love for old worn out buildings don’t I? She asked herself rubbing off her thoughts and dragging herself to the main cafeteria that to her astonishment wasn’t crowded as usual. Drooping her stuff on the table she squealed hearing the same old gushy statement, mind if I join in? Announced Abdulrehman, pouncing on the chair right next to her.
As if you would leave! If I couldn’t approve! Blurted Zarmeenay.
I need your help, I couldn’t get even a bit of what we did yesterday. You know literature and me are no more in a relationship!! Claimed Abdulrehman leaning back in his chair. Yeah, Yeah and this happened right after your cheesy end with your recent love at first sight right! eye rolls I doubt why do I have you as my class fellow?
Cursed for life betaye! Curse for life! Abdulrehman added.
I hate you, Mani okay!
Yeah Okay! Okay! Responded Abdulrehman.
And your pathetic sense of humor. Enough of your drama let me get a cup of tea and get down to work you annoying brat.
Awww! You are such of a mom Zarray! Teased Mani.
Mani you are just so freaking impossible, stabbed Zarmeenay leaving the table to get her tea. Let’s get back to the business said Zarmeenay sipping the hot bubbling water and blotting down notes.
Zarray! You know what I always regret your decision of opting linguistics, you are such of a bright student, a decent delicate but at times the toughest one; you are wasting yourself! The system here doesn’t deserve to have you as a student!
Someone is being too sweet, I might end up having diabetes goofed Zarmeenay. Well! Let’s not get into all this why I am here why I did so and study. Shall we!
Mani, nodded in approval.
Mani yawned reading out a long paragraph from Oedipus Rex, this is so boring he managed to complete his sentence.
Zarmeenay smiled, yeah not one of those typical so-called love stories that you prefer right!
Why do you get so sarcastic when it comes to love said Mani quite offended.
Me? No, I never do! It’s just, never mind. Zarmeenay said vaguely, dropping back to the notes scribbled right in front of her. The clock struck 9:45 as an uncertain aroma filled the air, chills ran through Zarmeenay as he entered the cafe! A long slender figure, fair enough to doubt the snow that the color it bore is fake enough, with eyes lowered as a gesture of innocence and purity, hair a mixed of greys and black. Dark circles hugging those pure eyes with the utmost intensity, nose pointed enough to show his ambitions, a perfectly clean shaved guy with that perfectly collared blue shirt and those perfect pair of jeans that singled not easy to get. Made his way to the mid of the café.
She tried taking off her eyes from that perfectly charismatic personality, her cheeks shoot red with embracement she was never used to such of a behavior, and in fact, she wasn’t allowed to be one of those. Making her heart pounce hard telling her that she had committed a sin and the consequences are drastic her eyes still lurked on to that slender figure.
She knew it had happened what was never meant to be a part of her dictionary, she fell for him the one in blue, and unconsciously undoubtedly unwillingly she fell for him. The damage was done, he dragged a chair next opposite to their table making her realize; that life from now on won’t be that easy.
To be continued