Tuesday, May 13, 2008

SO PHONEY- IS THIS LOVE????

She needed him real bad. She needed to hear his voice- that reassuring, bright and breezy baritone. He stood right there; his bright eyes flickered with a barren expression. It looked like he was hiding every darn feeling inside. She wanted to shake him out of that dreamless look.
‘Maybe I’ve used him beyond his limits and pushed the envelope too far this time,’ she pondered.

Flashback:
She loved punching and poking him in his abs. He made those tiny little noises that made her crazy.
Sometimes, when she punched him so hard and fast, he’d carelessly say,
‘Don’t play games with me sweetheart, you shall pay. Revenge is sweet, but she would keep playing with him and retort, ‘Be happy. I’m not like a lot of other women today. They usually don’t punch with the hand. They are so dominant they do the same in riotous style- they hold the men in their control with a stick in hand!’
He was a quicksilver maverick- intelligent, witty, nice, yet full of spice. In fact, because of him being a full-on techie loaded with a potpourri of snaky charms, she fell for his bait.
In the end, each and every time, she not only fell for his bait, but for him.Truly.Madly. Deeply.
She fell for him so bad that she wanted to get closer to him than anyone else possibly could. Like a little girl on the beach would hear the waves of the sea sing its soothing tunes thrugh the shell near her ear, she wanted to listen to every heart beat of his.
'Lub Dub!'Lub Dub!' she heard his innermost self- his racy heart beat, as she put a stolen stethoscope onto him. Listening to his innermost pulse gave her an inexplicable, deep sense of relief, and him, a feeling of throbbing love and completedness.
Sometimes, in the middle of a busy day, she would suddenly see him, and he would say mushy stuff like ‘I love you’ or ‘I miss you’. At other times, he would jus flash his eyes a few times, and then go silent, conveying, ‘Hey, Do go about your work. Just remember I’m always here for you.’
He was a keen observer; he absorbed things around him incisively and intuitively. In fact, she liked to see the world through his eyes. They never failed her. She kept a diary that stored a lot of her stuff. He liked to call it crap, ‘Sugarplum, That is some serious crappy paraphernalia which I keep giving you. I can’t believe you store it.’
‘Shut up, they are beautiful, colorful, and full-of-life. They remind me of all the good times we’ve had.’
Right now, even though she punched him with all her love, he didn’t respond. He didn’t look away either. Probably, he wanted to speak to her- she got a niggling sense of that. Those lovely, big, sad eyes, just kept staring back at her. They blinked and flashed without uttering a single word, like an SOS from a sinking Titanic. Only, she needed a way to get around that damn iceberg, whatever it was.

She wasn’t able to talk to anyone, only because he wasn’t even responding to her. He was like a lump of morass clinging to the bosom of her palm. He didn’t want to go away.
If she lost him right here and now, she would never be able to trace him again, because he wouldn’t be reachable.

She paused and reflected. He had always been with her. Even now, when he didn’t talk to her, he stood by her. It was her fault- she just had to recharge his energy from time to time.
That’s it! -She knew how to get him back into her life- she just had to recharge and refuel his spirits.


She went up to ATM, withdrew Rs.3800, went up to the Hutch Kiosk and paid in her overdue bill amount of Rs.3798 for the month of May.
20 minutes later, HE- Her loveable ‘Nokia phone’ rang out loud with love, in its characteristic, baritone ring tone. It was back- she could make and receive calls as usual. Her incoming and outgoing had been barred for a day, and it had almost killed her. Now, her world was the same again. Gloriously yet again!

The next time, all she had to do so as not to lose him was pay her bill on time.

This happened yesterday, when I didn’t pay my bill, all of 3800 bucks! This is exactly how I felt without my mobile- ispired me to write this piece!

(phoney love-->phone love
she--> me
He-->
my nokia phone
His baritone voice-->
my phone’s ring tone
His usually bright eyes-->
my phone’s display
Used him beyond his limits--> I overshot my credit limit and got barred.
His abs-->
my phone’s keypad

Tiny little noises-->keypad TONES
Games with me-->games on the mobile
“Other women today control with a stick in hand, in style”
Stickà stylus-->
writing stick in PDA’s
Style-->
stylus
“Him being a full-on techie loaded with a potpourri of snaky charms”
Snaky charms-->
the game ‘snake’ loaded on my mobile.

stethoscope--> ear phones
“Says Mushy Stuff”-->
SMS (Texts like ‘I love you’ ‘I Miss you’ )
Flash his eyes a few times-->
a missed call
Crappy paraphernalia-->pictures taken on my camera
My Diary-->My Pictures’ folder on my desktop with the pictures
He wouldn’t be reachable-->
not Reachable’ when I don’t pay my bill on time.)

30 comments:

PREETI said...

Hahahaha! Damn, I NEVER expected this...not one bit! Sriously! I thought u were back to story telling di! :D

Really nice...! Super analogy...U do the confusion trick pretty awesome :D

Love u panni...i dont y...but im missin u bigtime :(

rantravereflect said...

hiii bebo :)
i'm soo glad ya neva expected this- my objective's accomplished..
'm kinda harping on the analogy thingie now, ;)

me toooooooooooooo mitchinnnnnnnnnnnnn ya:(:(:(
mwuahhhhhhhhhhhh- we're like this b4 tyin the knot; after gettin married, we're gonna mitch each other baddddddddddddddddd...

tomo, lezz sumhow meet up!!! wat say bebo????
:D:D EMELIOS!!! IT'S A DEAL!

RAMPRAKASH said...

tats a classy one.amazing imagination penned in a very creative way.keep it up baby

Chriz said...

could relate to this very well... have to check on my phone bill... hey thinking of blog rolling ya... koodiya seekiram...

Chriz said...

been there.. oh yeah! you r blog rolled... cheers

Sachin said...

Hey, heck of a stuff man........

when i started reading it, i thought - here he goes one more pensive lover..........

Had no clue it will end with a Nokia phone.......

LOL !!!

A post worth sharing on Delicious..... ( but where is the share button ;-) )

rantravereflect said...

ram--> thanks a ton! your belief in me is invaluable :)

chriz--> love ya blog..
n well, what's ya phone bill this time??


sachin--> i'm phonelicious :)
sooooo no sharin ;);)
btw the match yesterday was awesum, since ya're on teh IPL spree- shoaib did the magic,, all teh hype man, it really shud 've been rigged :)
i'm not complaining, grt match to watch :)

m.flowerr said...

Oh my!!Oh my!!First time here.

Whatta creativity???? I had been expecting something else:(

Gayatri said...

hehe.. loved the flow! :) you rock gal..

Harshvardhan said...

This felt like a chick flick ending with a sudden twist - A mix of Serendipity and The Departed, where the lovers shoot each other in the head after all the irritating mushiness!
Weird is the nature of your blog, and never should it depart!

gunj said...

omg...
u got me thr :P
i was like awwwww through d post but i feel dumb to knw nw it was just a fone :P

rantravereflect said...

m.flowerr-->
well, in life, always expect teh unexpected :) gotcha!!:)

gayatri-->
thanks a ton gal!

harshvardhan-->
tatz a chick trick actually, we're always mixin the sweet n the sour- totally unpredictable :)

gunj-->
yehhh, i felt dumb while writin it, gee- i was like ohmigod, gott o keep people on their toes, n then catch them by their pigtailz!! :)

Mishra said...

Wow- the word for it.Really good.Liked your way of narration.Hope to have similar posts from your side.Nice work !

elusive said...

lol never expected this..i was almost all teary eyed towards the end n now i feel like a buffoon :p
**Like a little girl on the beach would hear the waves of the sea sing its soothing tunes thrugh the shell near her ear, she wanted to listen to every heart beat of his.

Loved this part Oh man i wish it were a love story :p

SLOGGER said...

Girls and their phones!!!! But the ending did take me by surprise though :))

Chriz said...

bill crosses a grand every week... the credit limit is always going high..

Nitu said...

Lol..twist all the way..
This piece hs thrown me to the floor
“Other women today control with a stick in hand, in style”
Stickà stylus-->writing stick in PDA’s

I luved it..mwaah..:)

The Techno Maniac said...

hola janey,

i expected that. and i was right. I agree with all the other types, except the missed call ones.. tho u do call these days. missed call and sms are preferred style of communication amongst the fairer sex. esp when they are studying!!

and you have dropped the poor guy down on numerable number of occasions, and its a miracle tyhat he is still functioning!

Good one though!
Cheers,
Teddy

Gonecase said...

You got me there Miss....very well written, very witty write :)

priya said...

Oh boy!!! U made me wait to the last romance but whew a cell phone.
Good mystery and interesting. I think u know how to catch the lines exactly...

Thanks for visiting my blog girl.

Crimson Feet said...

lol!!

one can see you are so obviously kicked and proud about the way you pulled it off!! (and then explaining each of the symbolisms!! just in case someone missed! )... but then, ya... hats off! :)

Chriz said...

next blog ..... waiting for it....

Prathi:-) said...

heyyyy baby:)
amazinnggg one:) really :) i kept wondering what ur talking abt... but the last bit was supppeerrrr :D
really di... good imagination:)
love ya baby:)

crasiezt said...

LOL very very unexpexted babe! Awesome!

Casperbaba said...

hahahahhah! this was a gud one.... literally like "gottcha"!!! i almost thought i m gonna b in tears by the end of this.. but indeed a nice surprise...!!!! :) very very imaginative i must say.. keep on the gud work dear.... till nxt time v meet..
take care..
god bless! cheers!

rantravereflect said...

mishra-->
i'm wowed at ya comment : more posts cumin up

elusive-->
well, haaa haaa:) see i dried ya tears in the end :)
n yeh,the next one is abt love..

nitu-->
got ya rotfl- tat was the intention:)geeeeee

slogger-->
yeh, women n their phones are bonded indeed:)

rantravereflect said...

mishra-->
i'm wowed at ya comment : more posts cumin up

elusive-->
well, haaa haaa:) see i dried ya tears in the end :)
n yeh,the next one is abt love..

nitu-->
got ya rotfl- tat was the intention:)geeeeee

slogger-->
yeh, women n their phones are bonded indeed:)

rantravereflect said...

chriz-->
ya're proof tat men pine on teh ohone as well :)

technomaniac-->
ya :) n yeh, i dropped 'him' many a time, n he's loyal as ever :)

gonecase-->
thankyou for this cooment n the one on teh next post:)

priya-->
gotcha! n thanks for visinting mine as well :)

rantravereflect said...

crimson feet-->
yehhhh, i was totally bloated up :)
ya got my air tweaked out a bit :)

chriz-->
next post out

prathi-->
i'm glad i kept you wondering: ) heeee.. ya n i are phone paithiyamz!!!

crasiezt-->
LOL :) gotcha!!

casperbaba-->
buhahahahahah..
i loved ya hindi poems in english- iwishi had gotten those tears out :)
read my next post,ya might need a hanky :)

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Girl you had me fooled nice and good!

You write awesomely!One lucky phone that is ;)

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