Lying on my bed I was reading a story on my mobile phone. I was actually tired. I felt sleepy, so sometimes I read and in flow of reading my eyelids were closing and the screen was becoming blur. This way I was going down the dense lake of sleep, slowly and slowly. This is not the first time this kind of thing is happening to me. But today what happened in my dream was different and good.
I and Avinash ( just a random name ) were walking in our hostel corridors . ” Hey Rahul, how’s Baati ? … “, asked a boy, Mr. Mcdowells. ” Fine ” I said, thinking why people asks me the same question everyday the see Me.
” Today you’ll have to drink wine with us !! “– yelled Mr. Mcdowells. He knew my answer. And was waiting to listen the same. He knew I never drink.
But Today I had plans to surprise them. ” yes, get a glass for me… “
— I yelled with smiles on my face. He was pretty shocked.
” Really ? ” asked Mr. Mcdowells getting closer to me.
I nodded my head in agreement but I was pretty nervous about what I’ve just now committed to do.
He grabbed my hand and was tugging me to their room. The room looked like a pub. Smoke and dirty smell of wine. I sat in between them like a special guest. Everyone was looking at me. Amusing how I’m gonna get drunk for the first time in my life. I was planning a way out to escape. I looked around and found a door open. It was like , a cat chasing a rat and a hole found the rat.
” I gotta pee ! “, I announced, stretching myself straight, making an excuse. As I moved closer to the door, I shuffled my eyes left and right at everyone. I guess no one has read my mind yet and I ran out of the door. Ran and Ran and finally found a room open. I get into that, shut the door. Fortunately the room was empty. I laid on the bed and I slept ignoring the knocks at the door.
Ripples in a lake eventually calm down if you leave it undisturbed. So I decided to sleep, thinking they will leave when they are tired. I was sleeping and then went inside another world. I was dreaming inside a dream. It was like each time you sleep you step into another world of dream.
In this dream, I lived in my hometown, jamtara. I was moving in the streets on my bicycle, just like ‘barfi’. Whistling, looking around talking to air. ” I love being myself. I do whatever I like. Nobody bothers. I’m happy. Afterall a free bird is always happy. “
when I noted I found my bicycle behind a car. I looked into the rear view mirror and found a girl driving the car. The special thing about that girl was that she was my childhood friend and my first crush. I followed the car and looked at the girl lovingly. She looked pretty beautiful. She caught me looking at her. I could see her eyes and she could me.
Then she turned around and looked at me constantly. She was lost looking at me. Lost in her thoughts. Sweet smile on her face. I slowly spell ” LOVELY “, making the movements of my lips clear to her. The moment was beautiful. For a while, it was just me and her.
But good dreams doesn’t last long ! I saw a car coming towards us. This was now a terrible thing. I pointed the car and asked her to look front and drive. But she was not ready. She nodded her head, saying no. She loved looking at me and teasingly saying— ” I won’t look forward, “- I interpreted this from the moment of her lips. Finally when she looked forward a for a bit, she was surprised. She applied breaks and her body went straight, her Hands tight and her eyes closed. I was smiling at her activity without noting that I also need to stop my cycle. My wheels banged at the back. I filed up in air, she opened the gate and I was in there safety inside the car.
What a timing. Really what doesn’t happen in real life, is possible in dreams. We burst out in laughter. Then we started talking and she was driving. We discussed our lives and we were so happy together. Sometimes we spent time which is so beautiful that we forget everything else. Lost.
I forgot that I left my cycle fallen on the road side. I realized it only after seeing a cycle passing us, on the road.
We then returned to the point where I’ve left my cycle and as expected, it was not there. We get off the car. I found a friend of mine there. He said he will help me out in finding my cycle out. Today I realized the importance of the lines in Aircel ad -” Har Ek Friend Jaruri Hai Yaar ! “
so we started moving through the field and farms. He asked me and I stupidly told him about the dreams for that girl. I realized my stupidity soon. When the boy left to one direction and asked us to go to other direction round a mountain.
As he left, she moved a few steps away from me. Backing her hands on her waist and her hair flying crazy. She was ready to announce something, which I guess she considered to be important.
” You are a stupid. Why did you told him about the dreams and about the crush. It wasn’t necessary. “— she said as she was a little bothered.
” I feel good, for your dreams, you looking at me, your life. And everything. I like you. But now you have a girlfriend. So your matter with me concerns me and the people around. “- she said in a soft tone trying to convince me.
I also realized this thing. Well this should concern her. I thought. Then I said, ” ok ! I’ll take care of this sweetie. “
” Keep an smile and be happy. You look really beautiful “- I said trying to relief her.
” Beauty of a flower is totally admired only when it has blossomed fully. It is cherished. “
” We need to go ” – I shouted as I hold her hand and started running and looking for my cycle.
Suddenly I found my friend rushing towards us. But I felt something was wrong. He was doing wired things. He was jerking his head and tapping his shoulders. Looking carefully, we found that he was being chased by bees, the honey bees which stinks.
We started running. Running so fast. We ( she & me ) reached a point after that there was no land. We lost our balance and fell down the valley. We held our hands together and were falling.
We were falling and I felt that in the last few moments of my life I’m holding hands of a girl who was once my childhood crush. Two persons with different destinations were holding their hands. Now it was upto life, where it takes them. We had smiles and tears both at the same time in out faces.