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HAPPY NEW YEAR to you. 🙂
Not much happened when the year changed for me. I was at home, sitting idle, watching the TV. Everyone else at home was asleep. I was the only one at home, waiting for the new year. The date changed with no big bang. After that, I switched of the rooms lights, and got busy with the movie. At about half-past midnight, my phone rang.
“An unknown number”. Must be someone from college, I thought. Without concentrating much on the caller, my eyes still focused on the TV, I answered the call while I lowered down the volume.
A girl answered.
She sounded very very familiar, and I almost instantaneously recognized her. She was Radhika, a friend from school. We weren’t really great friends, and we probably hadn’t talked for more than 10 years now. I wished her back, still trying to confirm if it was her.
Me: Hey, A very very Happy New Year to you. But, why are you here at this time?
She: Come down. I am shivering outside. We are going somewhere.
This was a mistake, I thought. It can never be her. Even if it were her, she wouldn’t be here waiting for me in-front of my house. I got up from the chair, walked towards the window and looked down. I could see the shadow of a car below in the dark. I could also see a girl inside the car, although it was just her silhouette.
Me: Ummm. Wait. It’s a mistake. Who is this by the way?
She: Come on. Be a sport. Let’s go now. I am shivering.
Still confused, I thought of going down and getting a better view of the woman waiting inside the car. And then I heard a big loud horn. Startled, I almost trembled and closed my eyes.
The TV was still playing that movie, and I was on my chair. I had dozed off.
I never knew anyone called Radhika. Huh…. Just to be sure, I looked down from the window. The roads were empty, and even the car. This time, the street lights helped me look inside the car.
I wished if she were a bit more patient and not honked so loud.
Dreams. Our minds can be so imaginative. I am sure, if she wouldn’t have honked, I would have celebrated the next year in my dreams as well. A whole year of thoughts, within a span of a few hours. That would have been fun.