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My Three Old Bitches

Short story By: shubham pandey
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it is a short story about four friends who get separated at a point of time and then......


Submitted:Nov 12, 2010    Reads: 198    Comments: 5    Likes: 1   


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"why the fuck people use the word fuck." Said Gerry. Gerry always had questions in mind, silly questions. Sara, Gerry, dino and me were eating lunch at a restaurant that day. Sara said, "shut up Gerry!......guys , when are we going to meet the next time?" No one had the answer. This was the last day when we all were together as the college life came to an end and we all were ready to leave our sweet and sour college life and take away all the lovely memories with us. It was not a big deal for me, dino and Gerry but sara was getting a bit emotional. Gerry replied, "we'll be in touch babe, don't worry." Dino said, "HaH! It's easy to say." Gerry asked, "what do you mean?" Dino answered, "Guys! It's very easy to make promises that we will be in touch but it becomes difficult to keep it,,,,I mean sara is going to London, you are leaving to kolkatta, sahil will be in delhi and I am off to goa." Sara jumped in, "But we can meet at least once in a month or two month." Finally, I joined, "it's not that easy sara as once you have a job then it increases your responsibilities, you forget about your past life and the people who were there." Gerry said, "Oh c'mon sahil! I am not gonna forget you guys,,not at all,,,you guys are my best friend and will remain one all through my life." Gerry - the bitch as we used to call him won my heart after saying this." All of us did the high -5.

We completed our lunch and then the time of paying the bill came. I said, "the bill is of Rs 800 guys…..200 from each one of us." Gerry checked his pocket. Sara, dino and me took our share of money. Gerry shouted, "Ah! Now I know why the fuck people use the word Fuck…..FUCK!!!!..... I forgot my wallet." Dino said, "As usual bitch….I knew that….let me pay for you….but remember I want my money back."

The next morning all of my friends were waiting for their respective trains at the New Delhi railway station. I was there to bid them goodbye. Sara was going to Mumbai as she was to fly to London the next night. Dino was going to goa and Gerry was going to kolkatta. Gerry was to leave first. The bitch was not showing any sentiments before but when the train arrived then he suddenly hugged dino and I saw those two drops of tears in his eyes. Sara , as usual cried too but I kept the tsunami inside me. Gerry left and after an hour or so, dino left too.

Sara's train was about to come. Out of the blue, she asked me, "hey sahil! Do you love me?" I thought that she was joking but in real sense she was serious. I answered, "I don't know but why did you asked me?" she replied, "I always thought in the college that you loved me and now that we are leaving each other, I felt that I must ask you." I said, "Of course I love you…you are my darling." She hugged me and I kissed her forehead. We were in each other's arm when we heard the sound of the engine as if it was saying, "Time to leave, no more college." Sara looked at me and then again hugged me. My chest consumed those tears of her. I still kept the tsunami inside as I did not want to bid her goodbye with tears in my eyes. I swiped her tears and then kept her bags in the train. I came out of the train as she stood at the gate.

The train started to move. Well, I used to laugh watching those emotional separating movie scenes but this time I was living it. It was a painful moment. The train picked up the speed but she still continued to look at me. Finally the train departed and the tsunami arrived.

After one year when I did not received a single call from any of my three friends then I decided to visit their homes. I sent letters to their home to inform them that I was coming to visit them.

I packed my bag and took the first flight to London. I reached sara's home and knocked at the door. Her mother opened the door and said, "Don't you see the bell?" I never met sara's mother but I was sure that she must had told her about me. I said, "I am sorry, I did not see the bell…..i am sahil." Her mother asked, "who sahil?" I was surprised but replied, "I am her friend." Her mother replied, "But sara never mentioned your name to me, I know her friends." I was shocked after listening this that sara never told her mother about me as I was her best friend. I asked, "I don't know what to say, is she at home?" sara's mother looked at me from top to bottom as if she was from FBI and I was the one deadly terrorist and then she replied, "No, she is not at home." Her mother did not even called me inside and I knew that it is better to step back and leave. I was hurt that sara did not cared to wait for me with the fact that I sent her a letter about my arrival.

I took a cab for the airport. I was feeling very bad. I never expected such a rude behavior from sara. I left London and reached kolkatta to meet Gerry. I was sure that Gerry would feel happy after meeting me. I reached his home and saw that his house was locked. It seemed if no one had visited the house in the past few days. I asked his one and only neighbor about him. He informed, "I don't know much about him but I have not seen him in the past 7 days." This was a second blow on me. I thought that Gerry had changed his house but why did he do that as I sent him a letter almost one and a half week ago. He should have informed me at least about his new home. This was another incident which was an indication that my friends forgot me.

I did not wanted to go to dino's place but somewhere in my heart I wished to know if dino remembered me or not. I reached goa by train. The cab driver took me to his home. I felt lucky as I saw his mother sitting in the garden. I went to her and greeted her, "Good Morning Mrs. D' costa, I am dino's friend, my name is sahil." She replied, "Oh yes! I got your letter, welcome to goa son….come inside." I was happy that at least dino's family recognized me. I came inside the house and asked, "where is dino?" she replied, "He has gone to Mumbai for some work, actually he is getting married after a week and this is the reason why he is so busy, I wished if his father was alive." I was sad, happy and shocked at the same time after hearing the words of dino's mother. I was happy that he was getting married, I felt sad too as his father was expired but I was shocked too as he did not told me about anything.

After few minutes I left his home too. I was deeply hurt as I never expected that my friends would forget me one day. In a matter of a year, all my friends forgot me. I was cursing myself to have visited their homes. I should not have done that.

I took the next train to New Delhi. All through the journey, I was thinking of our old college days. The days in which me, dino, sara and Gerry used to have all the fun. Bunking lectures, failing in the exams, studying together, roaming in the streets at 2 in the morning, drinking beer and then teasing sara and who can forget the song called 'SUTTA' when Gerry used to play guitar and all of us used to sing in the loudest tone as possible. Things change so drastically in one year and then I made some good friends but I still missed those three bitches. Those promises of meeting twice in a month seemed fake. All those moments of happiness had turned into sadness. I used to feel like I have the three best friends …friends for life but it was not like that. I was just one of their friends …to whom they have forgotten after the end of college.

It was 8 in the evening when my train reached delhi. I was all alone in delhi and did not wanted to go to my apartment. I took the cab for my home. The cab raced away to my home and I finally reached at my apartment's gate. Seven days before when I left to meet my three friends, I thought that I will return back happily but now that I have returned, I am cursing myself that why did I decided to visit them. I came to my room and what I saw was that my room was not closed but the door was open. I thought that my landlord must have come to take a look into my house in order to check if everything was fine. I went inside my room but it was all dark. I called, "Mr. Sharma! Are you here?" My landlord's surname was Sharma. I did not get any answer. I decided to switch on the lights but then someone started to play guitar. I got scared. The scenes of paranormal activity started appearing in front of me. I felt that someone was inside my house. The lights suddenly switched on and then someone started singing.

"dosto me baitha, mai sutta pee rha…….

Papa ne mujhko sutta peete dekh liya……

Ghar ko mai pahucha,,mai toh thanda ho gaya….

Bhenchod sutta,,,,mujhe sutta na mila,,,,bhenc hod sutta ,,mujhe sutta na mila……"

I turned back surprisingly and saw Gerry, dino and sara singing this song and Gerry was playing the guitar too. My happiness had no limits but who the fuck wanted limits. My three old bitches gave me a happy surprise. It was the time for the arrival of many tsunamis.

I asked them that how did they come to my place at once and together. Sara answered, "Dino came to London to invite me for his wedding and on that very day I received your letter too about your arrival. Dino informed Gerry and then we made a plan that we are going to give you a surprise." I said , "Your mother is a damn good actor, I felt so bad but now I am so happy." Sara laughed, "She is a good actor for sure….how was that sahil..hahahaha…" Gerry added, "Dude! We left each other in delhi, so we decided that the place where we all are going to meet again will be delhi only." I hugged them and said, "I love you all, thanks for all this." Gerry shouted, "Shut up bitch,,,no thanks…but I have one question for you?" I knew what he was going to ask me as he irritated all of us with that same stupid, silly question but I did not objected to listen to that old question of his. I said, "Yes, what question?" he said, "I don't know why the fuck people use this word called fuck." As usual, dino and me started beating Gerry.





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