Mind's true Marriage I


She stood gazing at the blue sea. It was still early in the morning and the beach was quite deserted. As she watched foam emerged from the sea and was coming towards her. As it came nearer she could make out the shape of an oyster shell. From inside the oyster shell, a pure white dove emerged out. Seeing the dove, unconsciously a song began to play inside her mind – ‘Ja Ja, Ja Ja, Ja Ja, Ja Ja Kabootar Ja Ja’. She smiled to herself. She wondered if the dove was going to bring her a message of love. She then laughed at her own silliness. She was too old for all that now. More likely it was a promotional gimmick from the manufacturers of dove skin care products, she thought. Age had made her cynical. How she wished though, she was still young, silly and could believe in love.

The dove by now had come near her and alighted on her hands. It did not carry any message. “Just a stray pigeon, eh?” she mused. But she liked birds. As she put out her other hand to gently caress the bird’s smooth feathers, the bird struck the ground. And where the bird hit the ground, a seductively beautiful woman stood before her. She seemed to have just appeared from thin air. The woman’s beauty was such that Shruti could feel nonexistent lesbian tendencies stirring within her. If this was the effect she had on her, she wondered how a man would fare in her presence.

I am an ancient Goddess. You have called me to you and here I come to you, daughter.

Who the hell was this? She had called no Goddess. And she knew no Goddess who looked like this. Most of the Goddesses she knew were more modest. Then she realized with a start that the woman had spoken in Greek. And strangely Shruti had been able understand. How was that possible? She did not know a word of any language other than Hindi, Kannada and English. From when did she start understanding Greek?
I am Aphrodite, the Goddess of love. Your heart’s yearning for love drew me to you.”
My heart’s earning for love! Indeed! You must be joking!” she laughed nervously.

My dear, you forget that I am a Goddess, a Goddess of love. You can hide your feelings from anyone. But not from me! You still have not forgotten Shabir, have you?

Shruti felt as if a group of goons had stopped her on the road and stripped her of all her clothes. She did not like her innermost desires to be so transparent for people to see. Shabir had been with her at college. The day she had stepped into college she hat set eyes on this dude, six feet tall, athletic figure with well sculpted muscles and the most captivating eyes. It had been love at first sight. But she was a shy girl and had never managed to express her feelings for him. Her best friend Salma had seized initiative where she had failed and had reaped rich dividends. Shruti was heartbroken but she was not the kind to steal her friend’s boyfriends. So she just buried her love deep inside her heart and got on with life. Ten years had passed since. But the love still remained untouched by time like non-bio-degradable plastic. And the previous day, she had met him again!

I know how you are feeling, dear. But there is no shame in love. Learn to embrace your feelings. Love is the most primitive feeling. Don’t deny it. You can’t stop the tide of love. Go with it. Confess your feelings to him.

She was by now getting used to the fact the Goddess could read her thoughts right off her head. What she said did make sense. Shabir was now working at her office. He had broken up with Salma, still unmarried. Her heart still fluttered when he spoke to her like it did when she was in college. And what more he had taken the initiative this time. “It has been such a long time. We have so much to catch up. Why don’t we catch up over dinner tomorrow,” he had said in his usual flamboyant style.

But as her friends always said the problem with her was that she thought too much. If it had been someone else, she would have just gone with the flow. But Shruti was given to too much analysis. She wondered what his intentions were. She tried to peer into the future to see where this would take her. She tried to balance the pros and cons. She wished her creator had paid less attention to her brains and instead focused on her other assets. Ignorance is bliss they say. Why couldn’t she have been a dumb blonde? It would have saved her so much trouble. It was always the bimbos who did well in life. Brains always brought only trouble.

The Goddess smiled sweetly at her as if encouraging the current line of thought. The Goddess walked close to her and put her arms around her. The tide was rising and she could see a great wave coming towards them. She felt a greater surge inside her. Then she felt the sensation of something breaking within her heart. The beast had finally broken its shackles. Her passion was now in full flow.

The sound of the sea waves was broken by the mobile phone ring tone. Some chap wanted to sell her a credit card. It was half past six in the evening. She had come home early from office and dozed off. For the first time she was grateful for a call from a credit card company. She now had enough time to dress up for her first date with Shabir.

Next Part of Story:  Mind's True Marriage II

26 comments:

N.S.Kirti said...

Its great to read a romance from you TF! the first part was really good and the emotions were done soooo well. i really loved some lines especially the part where you describe how the tide of her passion breaks. LOVED reading this and waiting for more!! :D

PS: thank you for the tall, handsome sculpted hero :P and yes for the captivating eyes too :P :P

The Fool said...

Thanks, Kirti. Interesting that you were the first to comment on this. I got the descriptions of the man a girls' point of view from my chat with you only. Otherwise I would have no clue what girls think about men. And till you mentioned I never realized I am writing romance. I was just thinking about contest topic, got an idea and started writing. I think I told you I will never write romance.

N.S.Kirti said...

Yeah(sorry for replying back to your comment but i really cant keep my comments short :P) that's why i was wondering how come i get to read something like THIS from you. not that i am complaining, i enjoyed every it of it. and i know it is going to be great!
and me giving description of the man? oooooh. i am honored for sure :D

The Fool said...

Thank God you are feeling honored and not slapping a plagiarism suit on me, Kirti for stealing your ideas from Indichat. Glad you enjoyed it because you are the master of this genre.

Rickie said...

Of course my next question will be - Aagey kya hua?
Waiting for the next instalment :)

The Fool said...

Thanks, Rickie. I am hoping to complete this series over the next week or so. All the parts need to be submitted for the contest as well

dreamer said...

unconventional fairytale romance....liked it

Blogwati Gee said...

hmmmmmmmmmmm...what next? This is like waiting for the maha episode of a serial ya!! Tell, tell ...fast...fast!

The Fool said...

Thanks Tanaya.

The Fool said...

I am hoping to finish it within the week, Blogwati Gee. Hope to see you reading till the end. There won't be too many episodes like mega serial.

C. Suresh said...

Mmm! Romantic start with the customary mythical flourish! What next TF?

The Fool said...

Trying to go full gear on emotions this time, CS and Kirti herself has given me full marks for that. And of course need myth for myself.

umashankar said...

Mythical dieties, dreams, aspirations and unrequited love beautifully woven into a fine gossamer. Liked the dash of reality brought in by the pesky caller.

The Fool said...

Thanks umashankar.

DS said...

This sounds quite different from what your earlier stories were. But a great start and the choice of names and religions will have a part in how the story pans out, I guess.

Maitreyee Bhattacharjee Chowdhury said...

Lovely one. Brought a smile :)

The Fool said...

Definitely, DS. I keep trying to experiment with different types of stories. You have noticed right indeed.

The Fool said...

Thanks Maitreyee. Do check out the next part of this story as well.

Farila said...

So I know what happened next. I will wait for the Maha episode now

The Fool said...

@Farida - Please do check out the last 2 episodes. I hope to finish them over the weekend.

indu chhibber said...

I love the way you imagine the unimaginable(for me at least)& weave it so imperceptibly into your stories.This assigns them a different class altogether.

debajyoti said...

absolutely gripping story! loved the start. will go through the rest gradually.

The Fool said...

Thanks indu. I always liked this kind of fancy things.

The Fool said...

Thanks Debajyothi. Do go through the rest as well.

Saurabh Chawla said...

nice post :) all the best!
here look at this one when you get time :) and yeah do promote it on indiblogger if you like it :)

http://saurabhchawla2345.blogspot.com/2012/08/love-is-arranged-by-god-4.html

Jasmeet Kukreja said...

wow this one is different than your other hilarious tales :)
All the best!

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