Heart'n'Soul

Thursday, April 9, 2009

For Now and Forever - V

A LOT LIKE LOVE

Ding Dong - The huge clock tower struck 7, startling Josh.

Josh leaned against his car, nervous as hell... waiting for Grace to come out of her office complex. His eyes constantly shifting between the exit gate and his watch. He felt the same anxiety every time he came to see her… Every time.

Moments later, Grace emerged from the gate. Smiling, as always. Grace, not just by name... but elegance personified. Something lit up inside him the moment he saw her walking towards him.

She came and hugged him "Hello Happiness!” planting a cheerful peck on his check.

Amused, he asked "Oh Wow! What was that for?"

Grace "Just like that!"

Josh "Oh Common, you never do that. Now out with it."

Grace looked at Josh, her grin widening "No really, for no reason."

Josh "No No No. There IS something, tell me... NOW"

Grace "No"

Josh "Yes"

Grace "No"

Josh "Yes"

Grace "No"

Josh "Yes"

Grace "No"

Josh "Yes! Yes! Yes!"

Grace "Well! If you really want to know..."

Josh "Yeaaaah... I really want to know..."

Grace moved closer to him and murmured softly in his ear "I just had a fortune cookie" and handed over the fortune paper to him.

Josh looked at her surprised and mystified "So?"

Puzzled, he opened up the crumpled paper to read it. It said "Stop searching, happiness is just next to you."

He looked at her with all the love in his heart and smiled with all the warmth in his soul. He gently held her hand and locked her close to his heart, in a tender embrace.

In this moment, he knew that it was either her or no one.

In this moment, he did not know why and how... but he just knew.

In this moment, he knew he wanted to hold her, just like that, next to his heart... For Now and Forever.




Ding Dong - The huge clock tower struck 7, startling Josh as always.

He looked at the exit gate, not nervous at all… waiting for her, as the crowd started pouring out.

In this moment, he knew she would never surface from the crowd… he knew that his heart will always long for it but he will never be able to hold her again…

In this moment… he knew.

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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 12:00 PM

36 Comments:

too good a post :)

April 9, 2009 at 12:49 PM  

@Divay - thanks... glad u liked it!

April 9, 2009 at 1:20 PM  

dis was awesome..i like such ndings..

April 9, 2009 at 1:26 PM  

totally awesome post .....
probably , u need to make this into a compilation , and call it "A Page of Love" . would be a major bestseller , i am sure.....

(cos most of these articles come more or less to a page na :P )

April 9, 2009 at 1:44 PM  

I have heard the DING DONG 1...

I never want to hear the DD2 :(

take care mate... cheers...

April 9, 2009 at 2:02 PM  

@Anwesa... thnks, for lkin it :)

@Karthik - well its already a series, bu m not too sure bout te book, needs to much patiencec:(

@Arv - amen, hope u nvr hav to!

April 9, 2009 at 2:36 PM  

so he realized...good for him :P
Kash everyone cud daydream like him and realize who's the one for them

April 9, 2009 at 2:48 PM  

Lovely as your all other now and forever stories:)

April 9, 2009 at 4:56 PM  

Really nice!

April 9, 2009 at 5:38 PM  

@Peter - he realised and then found nothin at the end... stupid, theek se padho :P

@Meera - thnks a lot for the encouragmnt

@Blogeshna/Sudu - thnks, especially comin from u...muah

April 9, 2009 at 5:46 PM  

Awwww!!!
bt y dos it hs to end so sdly all d time???

vry wll exprssd

-Simi

April 9, 2009 at 5:55 PM  

This is Beautiful.. Visualization is extremely wonderful..I loved it to the core..

April 9, 2009 at 5:59 PM  

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April 9, 2009 at 6:16 PM  

quite beautiful

April 9, 2009 at 6:17 PM  

tha twas beautiful till d last para...mujhe endin samjh nahi aayi :(

April 9, 2009 at 8:21 PM  

oooopssss...that hurt! Lovely series. And I really like the name 'josh'

April 10, 2009 at 1:19 AM  

beautiful post... loved it... how do you come up with all of that??

April 10, 2009 at 9:23 AM  

i so wanted to believe it will have such a beautiful sweet happy end!!
too bad it was not!

but beautifully written as always :)
loved it!

April 10, 2009 at 1:39 PM  

wha kya baat hei supaa as always.
:)

here after a long long tym :(
:P

April 10, 2009 at 7:52 PM  

itna sad?
happy ending bhi kardo abhi..

April 11, 2009 at 1:03 AM  

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April 11, 2009 at 4:12 PM  

dat was b'ful...lovely...

awesome...m fallin' short of adjectives...

April 11, 2009 at 4:13 PM  

heyy.. i love open endings.. therez always so mch to picture evn widout de pictures..sparks d imagination and brings an upper curve on my lips..fanx :)

April 13, 2009 at 1:17 PM  

I luv Grace.
Really!

:)

April 13, 2009 at 5:19 PM  

Awww... so touched..beautifully written.
I could only sigh at the end...

April 14, 2009 at 12:13 PM  

just came ard to check on ya...Im glad ur still writing :)

Hope all is well with ya too.

TC
Keshi.

April 15, 2009 at 12:23 PM  

amazing! no words...

April 15, 2009 at 1:29 PM  

Amazing...!

April 17, 2009 at 11:28 AM  

I am shocked.
Reason : why dont you and few others write movie script.
You are excellent.

April 20, 2009 at 1:31 PM  

Wonderful..
the realization part of Josh was written superb...
Loved it...

Though it ended in a sad note, my imaginations went ahead and ended up with a happy note..

:)

April 27, 2009 at 12:16 PM  

i always end up with a lump in my throat everytime i read your posts..
how d'u depict pain in such palpable words?

April 29, 2009 at 12:39 AM  

@Sims - thnks darling...luv ya

@Charu - glad u likeds it

@Niti - thnks a ton, n thnks for visitin

@Mayz - yeh thoda flash back type tha...LOL

May 1, 2009 at 4:43 PM  

@Rachna - its actually shrt for Joshua :)

@Swayam - lets just say that i am inspired by real life

@Lena - i wish life had a happy ending too :)

@Priya - thnks... n now i am back aftr a looooong time :O)

@Fali - jab hogi to kar denge!

May 1, 2009 at 4:44 PM  

@Pooja - thnks, m glad u like it

@Aint no saint - thnks for visitin, n welcome :)

@Deb - u love grace??? for ditchin Josh?? LOLz

@Charmed One - thnks

@Kesh - thnks gal... not been too gr8, but back for good

May 1, 2009 at 4:44 PM  

@Vishesh - awww...thnku

@Nithz - thnks for visitin :)

@Hobo - thnks, but not tht good :)

@Vinu - atleast imaginiation is no slave to realities of life :)

@Usha - thnks girl :)... life teaches a lot of stuff i guess

May 1, 2009 at 4:44 PM  

Although it had a sad ending, I really like this short story that you made. It's like you can put emotions into words and I'll give you props for that. Keep writing =)

May 22, 2009 at 6:41 PM  

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