Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Mistake

Ravi had been through a really tough period in his life... A week that he would just like to forget... He had broken up with his girl friend of 10 years... he was thrown out of his job for lack of a good performance.... He had decided he had enough of this bullshit, and wanted to start over afresh... and hence he shifted to his friend's unoccupied apartment in Versova, Mumbai... anyways, he was bugged of the old 9 to 5 job in an insurance firm... Writing, was all that interested him the most... 3 years... himself... 3 yrs to write a novel and make it big, he thought, as the Taxi pulled up to the 15 storied building...

He had just taken all the luggage and had entered the lift... the doors were going to shut just when he heard a woman calling out for the lift... as the doors open, Ravi was taken aback by what he saw in front of him... a sultry 20s something girl... twinkling eyes.. long flowing hair... with a smile one would die for... she entered the lift and saw that the number 15 button was already pressed...

"Are u shifting to the vacant flat on the 15th floor?", she asked Ravi...
"Yep... just shifted last night.. had to get a couple of suitcases though..."
"wow.. thats wonderful... even i stay on the same floor... there are only 2 flats per floor.. that makes us next door neighbours!!"

Ravi smiled... He couldn't believe his luck... Only a girl can make the hurt given by another girl go away... he thought... "Yes.. thats wonderful..."

"Im Rhea..."
"Im Ravi"
"Ok... will see you later..."

Ding dong...

Ravi opened the door... there she was... with the same twinkling eyes, her hair blown by the breeze across her face... her smile... her skin... aahhh...

"Hello", she said... "Just got u a mug of coffee... thought your kitchen wouldn't be setup as yet.."
"Oh that was really thoughtful of you... Thanx a million... I owe u one..."
"That you do.. but please return the mug.." she smiled and walked away... Ravi couldn't take her eyes off her posterior... and her smoothed skinned legs...

As the days went by, Ravi and Rhea became close friends... Rhea said she had come from Mussourie to make it big in the film industry but now worked at the call centre by the night... she was quite impressed by Ravi's ambitions and his liking of the authors... They shared the same taste in Music, and Books.. and would chat for hours on end over mugs of Coffee....

One fine evening, Rhea and Ravi were standing at his balcony, enjoying the cool sea breeze...
Ravi really liked Rhea... he was totally possessed by her beauty... the smell of her hair and her skin used to drive him crazy... he craved for the feel of her luscious lips.. he wanted to hold her very close... far too close...

"GET AWAY FROM ME RAVI......." Rhea screamed...
Ravi jolted back to reality... He was holding Rhea by her waist and had tried to kiss her...

"LEAVE ME ALONE... LET ME GO YOU JERK !!!"

"Im sorry Rhea... it.... it just happened... I had no intentions of....."

"I know your intentions very well you arsehole... lemme go... You have disappointed me Ravi... I dont wanna ever speak to you again..."

And she barged out and slammed the door behind her...

Ravi was distraught.. He didn't know what to do... He had really liked Rhea.. not just lustfully, but also emotionally... but his lustful feelings for her had just ruined everything they had in between them...

For the next couple of weeks, Ravi tried to meet Rhea.. but she avoided him completely... Ravi felt dejected... his close friends didn't know what was wrong with him.. He stopped talking to people... and he couldn't get over this tremendous guilt feelings he had developed within himself.. he wanted to apologize to Rhea, but he didn't know how... His life was totally screwed up...

His friends thought he hadn't been over his break-up yet... To cheer him up, they decided to go out partying on Saturday night to the local pub... They boozed heavily... one shots after another... Ravi was drinking away his sorrows and he really felt better... he wanted more.. and more... and so he went... The pub shut at 1 am... and they all went to the nearby dance bar...

Young girls shaking their booties and their busts amidst a pouring rain of currency notes and the booze and the dope made a deadly combination... Ravi had never been on such a high before... Till he saw her... the same eyes... long flowing hair.. the same smile... the same woman he had lusted and loved a couple of weeks ago... for whom he was drinking himself sober again... There she was.. dressed in a red colored churidar, being the centre of all attention.. the queen amongst all the dancers... being showered with scores of 500 Rs bills... and pulled and groped by the customers at will...

Their eyes caught each other... a sense of despair went through Rhea's mind... a dejected look came on her face momentarily... but she suppressed her feelings, and went on with her "Job"...
Ravi's mind blew up!! He felt betrayed... She's a fucking call girl after all... he thought... a bar girl.. dunno how many people had she slept with... The Bitch... she refused me... and I had truly developed so many feelings for her.... and i had made my life so miserable after all that happened...

Ravi was out of his mind.. he wanted to go home as soon as possible... his eyes were blood shot red... he glared at Rhea one final time before he, still being high on alcohol, trudged away... helped by his friends...

It was 4 am when Rhea came to her flat... there he was, sitting on the floor at the door of his flat with a glass of Whiskey in his hands... he wanted answers... and he wanted them now...

Ravi got up to his feet... he accosted Rhea.. Rhea tried to push him away... but he instead shoved Rhea into her flat...

"Ravi... please let me explain... "

"Explain what.. you bitch... how dare u refuse me... and u sleep with all those people ... You slut... Now I'll show you where u belong..."

"Ravi.. wait... ur not in your senses right now.. we'll talk in the morning over this... plz stop....."

Ravi slapped her and shoved her onto the sofa... he pressed his hand over her mouth and ripped apart her clothes... Rhea tried to scream... scream as loud as she could, but Ravi was on a high... he was possessed... he felt betrayed... the bitch is a call girl and she deserved to be raped tonight....

Ravi had forced himself upon her.. and Rhea had finally given away after much struggle.. it was all over after half an hr...

Rhea lay on the sofa the entire night... Ravi felt satisfied.. his ego was satisfied.. he felt at peace... he slept peacefully that night...

Ravi didn't meet Rhea after that... The very next morning, she had already gone... Ravi's life was going to change forever after that...

That night Rhea wanted to tell something... something that would have saved Ravi... Rhea had AIDS... Thats the reason why she hadn't slept with Ravi... she also had the same feelings for Ravi... Rhea died a couple of years after that incident... Ravi had been detected as HIV positive and had entered the fulminant stage of AIDS... he lay on a hospital bed, looking out at the sky... wondering ... What if....



Well guys.. this was one of the stories from the Movie "Dus Kahaniyan"... just was an exercise for me, to try and put a movie into words... hope I did decent enough ;)
Would definitely be trying to write down a short story soon...

1 comment:

Freaky Gal :-P said...

lmao!!.. Dude.. it was one of the most hilarious stories of in the movie..u dunno how much i laughed when i saw this bit.. in fact the whole movie according to me was a laughter riot.. din make ne sense.. :D :D