A meeting at the airport

“Dear passengers, Indigo Flight Number XXX from Ahmedabad to Chennai has been delayed by 1 hour. Sorry for the inconvenience caused”. This was the announcement which made her move restlessly in her seat. She was already tired after the big what-are-you-doing-with-your-life lecture from her parents all the way from home till airport. Frustrated, she took out the newspaper from her bag and started pondering over the half-solved Sudoku.

“Can I help you with that?”, came a voice from the next seat. She looked to her side and there he was! A handsome man. She smiled on the inside and said,”Sure”. She looked back to her puzzle and wondered,”Really! A good looking man beside me!? When did God become so grateful towards me”. They finished the puzzle together and then they got to talking.

He was a Merchant Navy officer posted in Chennai. Both of them were going to the same place but on different flights. During all these talks, she realized she had a crush on this guy. She kept smiling all the time. She hadn’t felt this way since a long time.

One hour had passed and there was an announcement for boarding. She had to go. He pleaded her to take a flight with him. She stood up to leave. He held her hands and said,”Just stay.” She said,”I can’t. I have to go.”

“At least give me your number”.

She looked at him for a while and gave her old number which she knew she won’t be using. He still didn’t let go of her hand. It was the final boarding announcement for her. An attendant came and requested him to let go of her.

She boarded the plane. She took her seat and her phone rang. “Hey babe, did you board?” “Yea I did”, said she “See you soon. Love you.” She disconnected the call and looked at herself on the phone and cringed. “It happens once in a blue moon that a handsome guy sits near me and that’s the only time I have to look so messy”, she sighed “Eh, whatever!”

She put on her seat belt and looked outside. The plane took off and she looked at the clouds and smiled and felt good. It wasn’t necessary to act on her emotions. It was the feeling of being desired that counted.

In response to The Daily Post Discover Challenge: CHANCE ENCOUNTER

Through my eyes

I am someone whose mind never rests. I don’t remember a time where I had absolutely nothing on my mind. Not every thought of mine is useful or productive. Most of them are crazy or don’t exist. I am way too emotional and up to the extent that I get restless if somebody is hurt remotely due to me. And I do care about what people think of me. I seriously wish for moments when my head is clear and free of any sort of thoughts.

Writing is my way of venting my thoughts, my emotions and a trial at clearing my head. I like observing people. Random people I meet on my way. And weaving stories around their expressions. If I could just capture the emotions of every single person and write a story behind it, I would. I have traveled on buses from the starting station till the end just to observe people. Although it would be quite creepy if I get caught someday staring at random people. But till date I have been lucky.

I believe everyone has a different story to tell. We don’t know their perspective but what if we actually could know it.

The other day, I was with my friends enjoying my coffee break at work. Few of my friends were having puff pastries. After finishing, they jerked the remnants off their clothes. And then I saw this:

IMG_20160331_174445-001This crumble was of no worth to us but this ant surely had something to party. I was just imagining what would be like in his world. Maybe he will go and tell his friends “Yo dudes! Party at my place tonight” or “My girl is gonna be so happy. I will take her on a surprise date.”

When I told my friends about this, they had a pretty good laugh at me and I was deemed crazy but it doesn’t hurt to be fun, you see.

I am an amateur at writing and photography and the purpose of this blog is to improve at both.

P. S. My friend stamped on the poor ant’s food or else he would be having a hell of a party tonight!

The Daily Post: Discover Challenge: “PERSPECTIVE