Tuesday, October 7, 2008

For Now And Forever - II


Josh strolled silently towards the river. He could hear the water flow.... dancing to its own rhythm, flowing like an elegant performer, reflecting turbulence and tranquility in tandem.

He spread a sheet right next to THE tree, alongside the river shore and cozied it up with a warm blanket. He lay there staring blankly at the sky, seeking something, without blinking. He closed his eyes for a while, trying to recall what he was searching for, trying to capture what it was that felt amiss.

He opened his eyes to a dark night sky with a thin crescent moon. It was clear and sparkling with stars, exactly what he wanted. He smiled and closed his eyes again trying to go through his plan once again.

She looked at him mystified and asked him "And why are we here?”

They used to come there often but NEVER in the middle of the night. Unlike every weekend that they spent together catching up on movies, talking, driving, backpacking, trekking, cooking, kissing, cuddling and making love... this time he chose to drive her to the place where they had met for the first time. This was exactly where Tanny, her 10 months old pug, was rescued from drowning in the river by a handsome stranger - now her best friend and her perfect mate too.

He smiled at her. "Come here! Sit down and wait"

She quietly sat next to him speculating why he was being so secretive. It was so unlike him.

Just then, the spark in her tangential view took her completely by surprise.

"There!" she shouted, gesturing so swiftly that her head nearly hit the tree.

A band of luminous white glow shot overhead and vanished, so ephemeral that it seemed scarcely an afterimage on his eyes.

A second meteor emerged in the sky - like a line drawn with fire, uncanny in its absolute silence. "Another!" she pointed in amazement.

That is when she realized that it was a meteor-shower night. Soon the stars were flying their magic dust across the black sky. It looked like as if golden and silver water sprays were cascading downwards from far away in the sky leaving a trail of sparks. The sky looked like a gallery of bright flash bulbs falling one by one as silver stars wriggled and swam away from the sky in a silent mesmeric dance.

He knew this was the moment and so right under the spectacular celestial light, he held her hand and said "Grace, I love you"

She looked at him as hot tears rolled down her cheeks, wetting the collar of his shirt. She knew what she wanted to say but she did not expect her dream to realize so soon. It all seemed like a reverie, an illusion... she was at loss of words. She felt like she was in a trance. A thousand thoughts ran through her head in that one second and she stood there perplexed with her tears flooding her eyes.

Standing up and gathering her sobbing body into his arms Josh said "Sugar, I just want you... right here... just like this... next to me always!" He caressed her cheeks, wiping her tears away. “I love you honey, I really do"

The warmth in his words melted all her fears away and she laid her head on his chest, pressing her head into the crook of his neck. He enveloped her in his arms without more ado and placed a soft kiss on her delicate cheek, entwining his hands into his soft brown hair. He smiled and said "Oh now look what you did to my Gracy! You smudged all her kohl... not fair"

She smiled softly up at him "Josh… I love you too!"

…and they lay their watching the cosmic down pour in its full glory.

He opened his eyes again; he had found what he was searching for. It was this moment that he wanted to relive - the most precious moment of his life – the most cherished and the most haunting. He had never felt so much love in all his life.

His vision blurred as he lay there reliving the most joyous moment of his life once more - sans Grace, sans love – but the down pour deep inside his heart.


More from the series - For Now and Forever:
For Now and Forever - I: If Only...
For Now and Forever - II: PS: I Love You
For Now and Forever - III: You've Got Mail
For Now and Forever - IV: Shall We Dance
For Now and Forever - V: A Lot Like Love
For Now and Forever - VI: As Good As It Gets
For Now and Forever - VII: Gone With The Wind
For Now and Forever - VIII: Message In A Bottle

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posted by Heart'n'Soul at 10:35 AM


**…and they lay their watching the cosmic down pour in its full glory.

Cute lines,Divu!


Btw..if this is part II..where is part I? :O

October 8, 2008 at 4:02 PM  

@Aayushi - Part I was tht long story woman... mybe u missed it

check in my archives

October 8, 2008 at 4:16 PM  

Thaz an amazing love story girl. Nicely written. Love the picture posted too.

October 8, 2008 at 4:24 PM  

hmm...hmm...you are making remember too many dreams :P funny enough three is only one girl about whom i have had a really profound dream..i wonder where she is..i still love her...ha butterfly....

October 8, 2008 at 5:33 PM  

I know its just a story but :(

Loved it mate...

have a nice evening.. cheers...

October 8, 2008 at 5:45 PM  

loved this one, girl..!!
the first para was superb...



October 8, 2008 at 5:51 PM  

aww...luvd it. lemme go read de 1st part nw.
& all ur oter posts too..i seem 2 hv missed quite a lot

October 8, 2008 at 6:33 PM  

that article is sooo tender and beautiful!

October 8, 2008 at 11:08 PM  

@Priya - thnks priya ... glad u liked it :)

@Vishesh - loves not easy... butlove u must, cuz else u wud nevr know hoe it feels... rite? Hope u find ur love soon....god bless:)

@Arv - all stories orignate from reality, someday will tell u the origin of this one :)

@Vinu - comin from u, i am honored tht u like it...thnks

@Enchanted - thnks, glad u came by n liked this one :)

@Dips - muah girl... thnks

October 8, 2008 at 11:14 PM  

DivKiran, hi!

We can view the story thru ur wordings, that's great thing abt it.



October 8, 2008 at 11:21 PM  

@Roy - ah such a sweet comment...thnk u...glad u enjoyed it

October 8, 2008 at 11:26 PM  

You know what. when I was reading this, I was also listening to a song by Kabir Suman. And I was smiling to find an interesting similarity with the topic:

Firstly, I want you.
Secondly, I want you.
Thirdly, I want you.
Till the very end, I want you.

In the quiet of the dark, I want you.
At the turn of dawn, I want you.
In youth of morn, I want you.
In the leisurely eve, I want you.
In April storms, I want you.
In July clouds, I want you.
In August deluges, I want you.
In October festivities, I want you.

In the fatigue of city-life, I want you.
In a droplet of calm, I want you.
At the end of a long walk, I want you.
In my love for life, I want you.
I want you, want you, want you!


October 9, 2008 at 12:20 AM  

Hey super romantic loved this....

October 9, 2008 at 12:39 AM  

i love romantic stories, was great to read, and the pic is really cool too.


October 9, 2008 at 1:12 AM  

@Roy - love those lyrics... but guess wht we want is not wht we always get... similar to ur recent post :)

@Chaggoholic - thnks, glad u liked it :)

@cess - me loved the pic too, was confused b/w 2 pics but thn picked this one finally :)

October 9, 2008 at 1:25 AM  

This post is full of emotions! Loved it. Took me bak to a time when I knew what it was to be in love...

I sometimes re-live those moments even today...sans him...sans love...


October 9, 2008 at 4:37 AM  

B'ful :)

I dont think...i need to say anything more.

see see, um still smiling!

October 9, 2008 at 11:57 AM  

Ah! tat was so very touching.

Haven't read the first part though.

i wud juss say tat its has bcome one of ma favs frm ur collection

October 9, 2008 at 4:13 PM  

Wow..!!! Superb! W o w !


October 9, 2008 at 7:31 PM  

Why dont you write a script for hindi movies.

October 10, 2008 at 12:07 PM  

Astounding !

So you finally came up with a sequel...and a marvelous one at that !!!!

Kudos girl ! Loved it absolutely !

October 10, 2008 at 5:01 PM  

@Keshi - its sad how love takes away so many things with itself when it leaves... but thn thts love isnt it?
All i can say is tht sans wtever you, me, josh or neone else maybe.... lts just cherish those moments n smile.
Its like this song - dar ein bhi yeh lab muskura jaate hain, beete lamhe humein jab bhi yaad aate hain - which means that even in pain i smile, everytime i am reminded of the moments tht went by.

Keep smiling Keshi Kins

@Deb - awwww, nice to u know i am makin sum1 smile :)

@Priya J - thnks sweetie, m glad u like it this much :)

@Kartz - thnks... i had my own apprehensions bout this one but glad to know u all likin it :0

@Cindy - yessssssss, finall its done :D
n thnkoooooooo... such big wrds from a creative writer is an honor babes :)
thnks again

October 11, 2008 at 1:31 AM  

Oooh yess!
I caught it up..needless to say..you're wunnnerful at it,Divz =)


October 11, 2008 at 11:41 AM  

i thought he was going to share with her the perfect sandwich...nicely done meat in layers of sauce between bread...

but this was better :P

October 11, 2008 at 3:43 PM  


If we get everything we want, there is no excitement in having anything:)

We need to miss hell of things so that we can shout to the top of our lungs, when we achieve something.

Warna kuch pane mein wo maja nahi aata :D

Just think, every day is sunday, kya hoga?

October 13, 2008 at 2:44 PM  

joyous moments..

but sometimes they are so painful when you look back at them, right? i always feel hollow and a sense of loss when I recollect such happy moments, be it with a bunch of special friends during college days, with that special someone that used to be, or even life in a certain city which had its own charm.

beautifully written, this one is, divs! :)

October 13, 2008 at 4:09 PM  



October 13, 2008 at 8:22 PM  

gooood story!!btw did anyone send you the pics?? I did not have your mail id!!:P

Scribblers Inc.

October 14, 2008 at 4:51 PM  

hey ty Div HUGS!

**which means that even in pain i smile, everytime i am reminded of the moments tht went by.

I agree...cos when u know too much pain, u learn to make it ur happiness too.


October 15, 2008 at 6:58 AM  

aww...I was chkng by fr ur reply and I realized di that mera comment toh submit hi nahi hua....hai!!!!

Socho.....itna lamba chauda aur aaya hi nahi :(


Love this post.....aur aage yaad anhi kya kya likha tha....xpt...I miss u di :)

October 15, 2008 at 4:45 PM  

@Aayushi - awwww thnk u thnku thnku

@Mystique - gawd - u n ur imagination...LOL

@Roy - so true Roy... but its like no sunday is also not good rite?

@Usha - Thnks Usha, m glad u liked it :)

@Vinu - ya, cousins weddin n now a deadline this weekend so... shll update soon though

@Scribbler - ya man, got the pics from Viks n u had my no u cud have smsed!!!! LOL

@Keshi - bang on :)

@Megs - miss ya too gal, shall be back soon n whn ur exams r done u can always mail me :)

October 15, 2008 at 5:01 PM  

very touchy post! really liked the way u put the whole thing in words. very beautifully painted.kudos!

October 15, 2008 at 9:12 PM  

@ DIvi di- already over an mah blog's updated :P

October 15, 2008 at 9:42 PM  

This is what I call romance

October 16, 2008 at 1:44 PM  

i missed part 1 , but wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww :)

woman, ya made me go all mush, n relive similar times..

sometimes, just that tingling memory is all you have from a person, n sometimes, when life has moved on, and you move along with it, those tingling, special memories are all we need, to make us feel loved n special..

there's ajosh in each of us :)

October 16, 2008 at 9:44 PM  


Why do some love stories end thus?

Very well written sweetie!

November 26, 2008 at 4:06 PM  

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