Sunday, April 6, 2008

Big City Nights


The day has been total waste so far. Is this what I’ve been waiting for since Monday, a lonely weekend! Requiem for a dream, the fourth movie of the day and suddenly, the mood is sickening sad, the lull is lurking in the air. The anxiety and enthusiasm evident on a typical Friday morning, welcoming the forthcoming weekend after a long grueling week has vanished.

The time at the screen reads 1:30 AM. Deepak doesn’t sleep this early; it should take only five minutes to reach his place at this time. Six bachelors in a three-bedroom flat, what a nightmare, I always thought. But one thing I always knew for sure, these guys know how to have fun. After countless rounds of convincing me to move in with them, even they gave up trying. Is it that I am adamant or I love solitude.

The roads are still wet and the breeze is refreshingly cool, it looks like a bike day. I never liked the confines of a car. “Hey Deepak, wanna go for a ride to MG Road”, I called him. “No man, I’ve some office work to finish”, he replied in his usual laidback tone. “C’mon, don’t be such a spoilsport, its Friday night. Moreover it won’t take more than an hour”, I argued. “I can’t, its very urgent”, pat came the reply. “Screw you, you’re such a wuss”, what’s wrong with these bookworms, I wondered.

The roads are emptier than I expected and the speedometer zooms past ninety. A quick dash followed by a long stretch of relaxed biking and I am in my tranquil dreams. Its time to head back home as it’s already forty-five past two. Suddenly, the engine coughed, cranked and halted to death. My gods must be unhappy with me.

The tank still smelled of fuel in it, the green at the display confirmed the circuits to be working correctly. As I stood there kicking and cursing, a number of cabs ignored my existence, reminding me the true meaning of the word metropolitan. A black pulsar stops and enquires if everything is fine. Have you checked the fuel, asked the man, there is no petrol pump nearby. A receding hairline, fair complexion, medium built, he must be in his late 20s. Yes, I replied.

Do you mind if I try, he asked while parking his bike. “Please”, I offered my bike. A couple of kicks more and the engine came alive with a grunt. “Where do you stay”, he questioned. Oh BTM! I live there only, I’ll drive with you; just in case the bike ditches you again, its very late, he laughed. We chatted about where we work, where we are from, how he got stuck with work in his office till this late and regular stuff while driving back.

Can I have a glass of water, he requested. “Sure, c’mon in, that’s the least I can do for you and thanks for the help”, I replied. So what do you do on weekends, he continued. “Just a couple of movies, a drive sometimes, not much actually”, I said. Give me your number, I’ll call you sometime and we’ll hang out, he offered. Sure, its 9900112233, give me a missed call, I’ll save yours too, I said, while I created a contact in my phone for Aneesh, his name.

It must have an hour since he left when my cell beeped. Who’s sending me a message at this time, I wondered. “I am missing you- Aneesh” read the message. WTF! What is it, my mind was in a state of shock. My phone vibrated to mark the arrival of one more SMS, “I’ve fallen for you, I want to meet you for a hot shower, I can give you a good time”.

Hey man, I am really thankful to you for the help but don’t try to contact me from now on….

75 comments:

crasiezt said...

Fuckingly awesome picture!
And the story is so well written. Slick and to the point, considering that there is more to the story than you've published:P You make a really good editor. I mean you know exactly how much to keep, and what to delete...

It's true isn't it that reality is stranger than fiction!

Tu to writer ban gaya...gimme some lessons will you:-)

gunj said...

fcuk!
im finding it funny!
n i refuse to believe its pure fiction! it isnt right?? :P

dRoZzY!!! said...

dude, i just cant stop laughing... my guts are aching!!!

this is surely no fiction work...
i have bought all that you have penned except one think...
that he just had water and left...

tu kucch to bata nai raha hum sabko...
cmon dude... we are all buddies here. we can help you with this.
accha bata ab kya kya hua???

and that pic....
who was playing the missus???

teri post padh ke mujhe deja vu hua..
mujhe aisa laga ki maine teri yeh post saturday afternoon ko bhi padi thi...

you are amazing dude... no no no not in that sense...
i am straight...

elusive said...

a girl in my coll (who wasnt even a frd frd) usedta send me weird msgs wich pretty mch freaked me out..
yeh fiction toh hai nahi..chal sabhi pooch rahe hain ab bata de :p
sirf paani?bus? i thot u said u were lonely :p

dRoZzY!!! said...

@elusive: ROFL

Anvita said...

haha I cant stop laughing to, this is funny heheh.

@drozzy, yeah there sure is a missing link man.....why wud he nto tell u this when he had a bloody chance for a hot shoer eh....apne ghar jaane kyun bolta woh hehehe

geet said...

goneyy ..huhahaha ..sunder murgi fassi aur kaise ??? hahaha...

oye usne do sms to nai kiye honge...;) ..bol bol...

crazy ke comment ne ye to sure kar hi dia hai ki u are hiding something ,rest all hv given their inputs too ..too good hahaha ...

wonder teri bike theek na hoti aur tujhe uske saath aana padta ...lol

but you wrote really well..A simple read ...no shohe woshe :)

per wo waapis nai aaya tere ghar pe???

geet said...

*soshe

geet said...

goneyy mujhse tujhse shart laga leni chahiye thi na,Massa per ... yo ... he won !!!

geet said...

abey tere hero ka naamkaran ho gaya ... Night rider - the pulsar Man

quarterpastseven said...

So, did you invite him back? Or did you just 'chumma' have a glass of water, and that's it? :P

Gonecase said...

Crazy:
Thanks very much but what made you think there is more to it than published.
But yes, reality is stranger than fiction...dekha, writer to tu hai, kya bomb dialog mara hai :P

Gonecase said...

Gunj:
Hanji, its total fiction...and funny it is par bechare hero ki to socho :P

Gonecase said...

Drozzy:
Bhai, ye purely fiction hai, mein abhi bhi pak-pavitr hun...and yes, the post was there on saturday par kuch reason se hatani padi thi...

Gonecase said...

Elusive:
Darn ! Sirf messages tak hi rahi na kahani !! And jo sabko bol rha hun wohi tujhe bhi bol deta hun, ye fiction hi hai..
I can't believe that I write so well ki sabko real lag raha hai.

Crazy:
Grrrrrr, ye sab tere comment ki wajah se ho raha hai !!

Gonecase said...

Anvita:
Thanks :)

Ye yahan par saare James Bond aur Karamchand kyo ho gye hain ??? :P

Gonecase said...

Geet:
Arre nahi yaar....fiction hai
And thanks for simple read wali line...

Crazy...teri to grrrrrr, kya kar diya hai tune yahan !!

Gonecase said...

Geet:
Yep, par ab shart nahi lagayi to party hi dede uski jeet ki khushi mein :D

Gonecase said...

Geet:
Night rider is good...
waise shahrukh ki team ka bhi naam knight rider hi hai...karan johar (gay) connection hai kya wahan bhi ... LOL

Gonecase said...

QuarterPastSeven:
No, there is no more twist in this story :D
and ROFL @chumma...good timing, all the machas will be very proud of you..aiyoo !!

geet said...

abey hero ...faaltu mein dimaag lagwaya tune fir...

why dont you Label it as fiction? on the other hand ,imagine sabko teri story kitni real lagi *udd le ab* !!

@crazy : Tin Tin , grrr meri taraf se bhi !!!

freesherry said...

do i remember you telling me u just started writing short stories?
you must be kidding me
u are awesome
gonecase ji aap to professional ban jaiye :)

Anvita said...

C'mon mate, we r so used to desi fiction that we were expecting kahani mein twist....

but on a serious note, yeah like everybody else, I too think u did a great job, I wonder kya soch rahe the tum when u wrote this....

crasiezt said...

OMG what a liar!! Saale reality ko fiction ka naam de raha hai!!

Of course it's true what happened...can I forget something like this. I mean it doesn't happen everyday that a guy says he wants to fuck you:P

Tu sabko jhoothi kahani kyon suna raha hai?????

Bomb mein tere sar pe maarongi ullu:D

freesherry said...

hey!
I am holding a little party in my shoutbox tomorrow
A great way to have fun and get to know other bloggers.. food, booze, dance and loads and loads of gappein :D
for oodles of masti and bucketsful of fun be there!!!
for timings check my blog

http://sherryrowl.blogspot.com/

and yes, invite as many of your blogger friends as you can..
spread the word!!!
hope to see you guys in my shoutbox tomorrow!!
take care :)
love
sherry

@craziest
ab tum keh ri ho to manna padega that it isn't pure fiction
@gonecase
when do we get to read th unedited version? ;) :P :P :P

Ankur said...

absofuckinglutely funny!!!!
:P
:P

heheheh.. gonecase as the name suggests... :P

tera toh kat gaya bada wala dost!!!
*ROFL

heheeh.. didnt u think when he said, lets hang out sometime... :P

hahaa... hahaha.. i cant stop laughing :D
:D

ab tu bachke rahiyo kahin tera solitude tere liye khatra na ban jaaye bhai... :D

Take Care ;)

Cheers!!!

chacha said...

One NO, one fucking NO costed me so much.. haha

"But one thing I always knew for sure, these guys know how to have fun." everybody has his/her way of having fun hero...

the moment you stop getting fun out of life, you start thinking of ending this life.
I am alive that means I am having fun...

"Hey man, I am really thankful to you for the help but don’t try to contact me from now on…."

hey can I add the afterward details? No probs, you can dismiss them as fiction ;)

hey I didn't notice the post earlier :)

dRoZzY!!! said...

@EVEREYBODY: WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU GUYS? THIS INCLUDES ME...
THERE IS A FRIEND WHO HAS BEEN "HOTDOGGED" AND WE ARE ALL DIGGING THE JOKE. THIS IS TOTALLY INSANE. NO ONE HERE IS CONCERNED ABOUT HOW GONECASE IS FEELING. HAS ANYBODY BOTHERED TO EVEN ASK HIM IF IT HURTS (MENTALLY)?

HE HAS BEEN A TRUE FRIEND WHO HAS HAD THE BALLS TO SHARE HIS 'NOT SO GOOD' EXPERIENCE WITH ALL OF US. WITH SO MUCH OF HUMILIATION HE HAD TO FINALLY LABEL THIS POST AS A WORK OF "FICTION".
SHAME ON ALL OF US.

@gonecase: bhai ab to bata de kya kya hua tha... kaise shuru kiya? obviously he must have made the first move, but then did you succumb finally?

on a different note, even if this is a pure work of fiction, fir bhi yehi idea kyu aaya tere dimaag mein???
tu ganda aadmi hai saale...


@NIGHT RIDER: DUDE, I HAVE SYPHILIS. DONT YOU DARE COME NEAR MY A$$.

geet said...

@crazy gurl : I believe you babe...teri baat mein dumm hai!!

@dRoZzY : hahaha nice try ...

@goneyy : abey sach bol de ab!! waise i read your shahrukh waala comment now ...abey this k/night thing is so gay-ish now !!!

Sutta said...

I knew it, I knew it, I knew it.
Hahahahaha!! Boss!! this IS real. TGI's friday nahi mana, but this one has to pakka. Koi nahi yaar, hota hai hota hai. :P

Paapi duniya hai, shurk manao you survived. Haha! :D

Keshi said...

LOL!

I love the pic!


Keshi.

Gonecase said...

Geet:
Haan, wo to dikh rha hai, sabko meri izzat ki kitni chinta hai LOL

Baaki uddta nahi hun mein, meri aukat pata hai mujhe :)

Gonecase said...

Sheery:
Yes, I just started writing short stories and this being the second one....and professional, hehehe, utni hasti nahi hamari :P

Gonecase said...

Anvita:
Thanks very much :)
Baaki I don't know what I was thinking, it just came to my mind and I wrote it.
I don't like to think about gays, I am a lesbian :P

Gonecase said...

Crazy:
Oye bus kar, aur kitne maze lene hain tune...kyon duniya ko behka rahi hai ladki :P

Gonecase said...

Sherry:
Oye sorry, couldn't make it to the party, wasn't feeling well :|
Baaki yahi ek version hai, edited bhi, unedited bhi :D

Gonecase said...

Ankur:
Thankfully fiction hai bhai, abhi bhi izzat sahi salamat hai aur bhagwan ki kripa se koi khatra bhi nahi hai, hehe :D

chacha said...

kisi(aneesh) ki mohabaat ko tune thukraya hai...

tujhe bhagwaan bhi muaf nahi karega...

Gonecase said...

Chacha:
Wot gyaan chacha, bade philosophical ho gye ho aajkal !
Baaki tu bhi maze lene ke mood mein hai kya !! Seedhi-saadi kahani ko kahani rehne do yaar, haha

Gonecase said...

Drozzy:
Arre tu to senti hi ho gya bhai, load lene ki zarurat nahi hai, mein aur meri A$$, dono abhi sahi salamat, paak aur pavitr hain :D
Baaki idea kaise aaya, ye questionable question hai....mein ganda aadmi zarur ho sakta hun, par is tarah ka ganda aadmi bilkul nahi hun :)

Gonecase said...

Geet:
Arre sach hi bola...ab kya agnipareeksha deni hogi mujhe bhi yahan :P
Aur shahrukh-karan hain to it had to be gayish, hehe (Psst...Crazy padh legi to gaali maaregi mujhe)

Gonecase said...

Sutta:
Arre sahab, ye bhi utna hi fiction hai jitna wo tha...aap bhi duniya ke behkaave mein aa gye :P

Gonecase said...

Keshi:
Thanks :)

Gonecase said...

Chacha:
Saale bhagwan ke peeche apni marwa lo....izzat daan kar do bhagwan ko...

chacha said...

huhh, chupana hai ... nahi batana hai ... to thik hai naa... nahi batata

Macadamia The Nut said...

ROTFL! I didn't expect the "ending". Lol! How could you disappoint poor aneesh? Huh? Huh? HUH?
lol!

quarterpastseven said...

hahahah! so much bashing! Don't worry, after everyone is done, you can email this page to Oprah Winfrey and I'm sure she'll get you on her show! (*evil grin* heh heh heh)

dRoZzY!!! said...

i am done with your tag....

Anvita said...

@quarterpastseven, haha like yru comment hhehe

Gypsy said...

:) good one. your knight in shining armour has great sense of timing :)

Gonecase said...

Chacha:
Tu hi mera bhai hai, hehehe

Gonecase said...

Macadamia:
Poor Aneesh, lol....the hero would have been left poor if he would have agreed :P

Gonecase said...

Macadamia:
Poor Aneesh, lol....the hero would have been left poor if he would have agreed :P

Gonecase said...

Quarterpastseven:
Good one, lol :D

Gonecase said...

Drozzy:
Will check..waise shabaash :D

Gonecase said...

Gypsy:
Thanks and thankfully he isn't my knight :D
Welcome and keep visiting :)

Ankur said...

sach bata....
yeh fiction hi hai na pakka se...
:D

well man.. u write well if its fiction, coz till i read ur response i was thinking its for real!!!

Cheers!!!
keep writing :)

crasiezt said...

Ah! So you want the world to believe that it's a mere figment of your imagination? So be it then:P

MiNi said...

When I read this in my G.Reader. I was jus wondering how many comments you must have fetched. Now am no more in shock.. 59 n still on.. hehe. Godly Post. be aware buddy You never know when such offers crop up from nowhere.anyway i guess he was of "too much help" :P
nice blogs

Gonecase said...

Ankur:
Yes, it is fiction, thankfully :)
Thanks !

Gonecase said...

Crazy:
Oh ! So you still want to continue with your stuff about this being true ??

Gonecase said...

Mini:
Yeah, even the guys are not safe these days, lol
Thanks and welcome :)

dRoZzY!!! said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uwOL4rB-go

Reeta Skeeter said...

Heee hawww.... hu ha ha ha
well written dude!
I likey...And "I" did read it all!

Gonecase said...

Thnku thnku.......par inni late :|

crasiezt said...

No comments...LOL

Reeta Skeeter said...

Sorry :(

Gonecase said...

Crazy:
Better :P

Gonecase said...

Skeety:
Oye koi ni, aise hi mazak mein bola :)

crasiezt said...

Sach bol doongi to tu royega mere paas aake:P

Gonecase said...

Abbe oye, dhamki kya deti hai....mein roya nahi karta

crasiezt said...

Figuratively speaking my love:P

Gonecase said...

Kiski figure, teri ya meri :P Par waise meri kaahe ki figure, figure to 6-pack khan ki :P

crasiezt said...

6 pack is passe baby..mera to 8 pack hai, as we discovered a couple of days back:D

ranjana said...

now that is hell of an interesting encounter. so now you at least know that you are coveted by both genders....lol