Skip to main content

Short story: Forbidden love

Setting: Senthil works in a IT service provider, his lead is Yamini, his good friend Surender takes care of seasonal decorations. A new member is going to join their team.

The office was decorated with stars and bells, I could see small plastic tree peeping from every cubicle, Ribbons, hanging angles and ties made of shiny cloth were making the whole ODC glow. I looked at the far end of the cubicle where my seat is located, outright dull, Surender has done this in purpose; he knows am skeptic about birthday of Christ and I refer the day as X’mas and not the usual way. He came in front of me from nowhere “I respect your belief machi, I made sure your cubicle is not decorated!”, I had enough time to deliver the friendly punch he was expecting.

Yamini called me to inform me that I’m late and formal introductions has already happened, and instructed me to come to pantry right away. Being in her team is hell and heaven, while you can enjoy the company of good-looking ;) team mates you might want to wear pink to merge into the team :P A strong handshake followed by a smile that involves least muscle movement, absolutely formal! Hardly 10 minutes in the office Prasanna has already made the rest of pinkies run to restroom for second touch up.

I was not sure if Yamini is helping me reduced load or wants to get rid of last XY in the team, the new girl will share my work, cubicle and vnet. “Targets are high here, and I don’t spare anytime for gossips” I was making it clear to Prasanna and she said ‘ok… cricket then’ and winked. This woman just winked at me! and she is ok with talking cricket :D I don’t want to scare her with all the docs and codes the every first day so gave her application walkthrough and started for lunch. Boom! my cubicle is glowing, its brightest now! Walking ahead I searched for Surender and spotted him sitting in my chair and carefully knitting with Prasanna.
“So you decorated my cubicle to fullest in 30 mins?”
“Machi, this is for Prasanna”
“Her presence lights my cubicle, you get out” I winked at her.
She turned her chair towards dumb machine and knocked us out. Sitting in my chair extended my hand and tapped in phone, she turned around and I gave blank stare for 5 mins before she tapped on the phone again. God! She was so pink, she is blushing! at my wink? :eek: I met her eye they were kind, and looked at her funny nose it was cute by the way, I really wanted to know if her lip-gloss taste strawberry as I’d prefer it, maybe I can buy one for her on first date. The black marker hit my face and fell on my lap bringing me back, “you can give me KT or I can speak to Yamini if you feel different to have me as team mate”. I didn’t not respond, after a detailed pause I said “Will I look better if I shave?” she started laughing.

Five months have gone by, Prasanna works well and we have brought the back log to 0 long time back and I’m expecting my release mail anytime. I am asking Prasanna out almost every other day for a date, she never declines them but proposes different places so we won’t date but will worship or do some CSR. Last week we went to Sholinganallur Pratyangara temple, a week before that we went for Outreach – JA session, sometime back we went to beach to clean up the empty sundal packets but not to eat sundal. Sometimes I feel I’m being used, you know the friend-zoned guy? Not once but thrice her senses persuaded me into fighting with some random guy in bus trying to hit on her, every time she steps outta bus catches auto and leave to her apartment.

I bought this Apache bike only after seeing her, I love the pillion seats placed that way; how much ever the pillion rider tries they’ll end up grabbing driver :mrgreen: so needed by every guy. Of course she insist on scooty or bus, very rugged girl if I deny she gets a bus or auto. It feels awkward to follow auto to her home but what if she gets abducted! And I love when she shouts at me “get a job, stop following me, no one is going to rape me!” from auto; it is but a divine sight to see her hair flow in air. I tapped the phone she turned back, “care to date?”,
“won’t you stop?”,
“ok then cricket match, I have two tickets for this Friday evening IPL match!”,
“match ok, date not ok”.

I logged off by 4pm, so did she, the vnet rang “Yamini, whats the matter? I was just leaving”, “Your application has no back log for last 5 weeks, I let you choose the application I’m going to release you”. Prasanna was silent, then “choose GCB you can sit here”, “so you know this?”, she nodded and picked her hand bag to leave. Match starts by 6pm getting a bus is risky so I ring for a call taxi. She snatched my phone and said “why taxi why not your bike?”, “It’s bike ok, not scooty, I am not letting you go in auto, lets go in taxi”, “Yes idiot I said bike, bike is ok with me”.

Thanks to the seat designer she is leaning on me now! Oooo ho! “you will keep in touch na, even after changing team?”, “why would you even ask such question, I’m going to marry you”. “No you can’t”. The roughest road with better bumps was 200m ahead and rain started to pour down like hell. “Just take left and go, match will not happen anyway at least we can watch some movie in my home”. I parked at her space, D2, first time I’m visiting her home, I can’t believe she choose to stay alone than having a roommate and sharing rent. “I get to pick the movie”, “whatever”, she told from kitchen, there was no sofa or chair just one bean bag and a table on top of which laptop is sitting now.

I used her wifi to check my whatsapp messages, ‘Yamini: what’s with you guys, why she cried when I said you’ll be released’. She made soup gave it to me in bowl and she had in directly from boiler, I made a sheepish smile “Mr. Perfect you are unexpected guest, you can choose to leave”. I played ‘The Notebook’, “I know you won’t leave till rain stops, Google just told me the weather is expected to continue. I am going to make popcorn”. She came back with oily paper bag full of popcorn, “I can’t believe you have this much of popcorn for you, how to you maintain this figure”, “excuse me”, “mm… I like this flavor”. Being a polite guest I offered to share the bean bag with her, when popcorn was done I popped the question ‘why should you cry?’ and showed Yamini’s msg.

She broke down and sobbed on my chest, kept saying “you are so nice, but I’m, I can’t bare this”. I held her close, told not to cry and if she is married already that’s fine, and if she is having a bad marriage we can get married after she can get divorced. She laughed, but still cried; I kissed her cheek and hugged her tight. She didn’t resist, I sensed the opportunity, wow her lip-gloss is strawberry and they are soft. Stretching arms I said “I feel it’s going to rain harder and I can stay here tonight”, she got up and ran to bedroom “get out, get out now, never come back”. I felt bad, said that I’m sorry and left.

I don’t know if I should mail GCB lead, I wanted to talk to her make things right then decide on anything. Got the official mail from Yamini, Sizing down BGS team, but the content was different; Prasanna is getting release as she is moving to Delhi. I called Prasanna she didn’t pick up; I got off my desk and went to her apartment. The apartment was locked, I stormed down to get bike, security was standing there holding envelope and key for me “Madam told to give this to Man parking bike in this slot, are you the one sir”. I nodded and opened it; Dear Senthil, go back to flat and open it get the box from bean bag, read them and courier it to new office address given. The box had memoirs and medical reports on silicon implant and few surgeries; I continued reading letter “didn’t it occur to you, I have a gender neutral name. You showered unadulterated love, which even my parents could not, I love you for that but never try to reach me, I don’t deserve you. I wish you a great life”.

Key-Prasanna's dialog in red, Senthil's in blue, Yamini's in orange, Surender's in green
This is the short story I came up with for an office blog challenge, it was to write a romantic story, where girl declines the proposal and the reason must be acceptable and shocking. So how to you rate this gay story? :P

Popular posts from this blog

Up and Close with Sudalai Madan: The Encounter

Night of 13th April all the preparations for the rituals were done in the temple, Sudalaimadam swamies idol was decorated with flowers and fruits and coconuts dedicated to the lord reached above his chest.My cousin Sudalai muthu, senior priest of the shrine reached home by late night got blessings of his father Late Shanmugam Sundaram and blessed the family members in 8x10 room dedicated for God, then started towards the temple. There peoples in huge number were waiting for the Sudalaimada swamy's arrival. Different rituals were offered by people to the Lord in order to get the blessings. As its is believed Sudaimada swamy, son Lord Siva used to consume meat in Kailash for this reason he is sent to earth were he can satisfy his earthy hunger there by not polluting Kailash.

Offering meat to Sudalaimadan is the most important and an watchful event in the festival. Many devotees offer their goat & pig so as to please the lord and get his blessings. That midnight Sudalaimada swamy …

why do people sweat more in chennai???

One of the famous ornament of chennai is its summer!. Everyone here would have at least once talked about its effect and the way they affected. People comes out with sweats flowing from the body is the usual scene of chennai noon. The sweat produced is not just due to the temperature of the region. It is in fact due to the high humidity of chennai.

To explain this lets see a fact, people in chennai sweats more than the people in delhi where the temperature is higher than the former.

This is because of chennai's location. Chennai is located near sea due to which sea water evaporation is high during summer which in turn increases the humidity (Amount of water vapour present in air).
Normally human blood temperature is about 35 deg Celsius. If the outside temperature is more than that, then our system tries to automatically cools down by releasing sweat from the body.

The sweat which is released cools the surrounding heat by converting into vapour thereby reducing the body temperature…

Puththu kovilum Putho tilesum, as they are built

Its grand Aadi season here in Tamil Nadu wherever you  go you'd be followed by awful music from no mercy speakers. Yes this is the first post dedicated for it. Hindu is not a religion but it's idealism,  a way to unite people, that's perfectly constructed by assuming separate task to every God, no single God worship. Hindus moved from nature worship to idol worship, but that doesn't mean that we don't have nature worship we have created a idol for them and countinued to worship them in different form.

Snake is a beautiful reptile, I have made friend with few too... (got time? search my blog to know what I mean). Our ancestor found the nature law, 'every living creature on earth is important for the ecosystem to be balance'. Maybe to make sure snakes are not killed fearing their venom they made them as God too! Not just idol snakes, they are worshiped as they are at their conquered(from rats and termite)nest or puthu.

Lets not concentrate if snake drinks milk …