The Day I Started Loving You(Revised)

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This is the revised version and its purely dedicated to my friend Ikky2000...I would love your comments,share and likes here...n Ikky2000 I am sorry...

Submitted: December 09, 2013

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I saw him from the library. He was sitting near an old wine shop. I always see him sitting there. I wonder  if he ever goes back home. But today something was different. He was looking sad and lost somewhere deeply. I noticed the weather was about to get rough. It was likely to rain heavily. Rain??? Yes, you heard it right! Rain in this chilly cold winter! What gave God an idea to drop rain down? I was thinking where he will go or stay. He went inside the coffee shop a few moments ago, saving himself from the rain.

I forgot to introduce myself. I am Zumeina Jones. I am 19 and doing Psychology Honours at Lombardy University and studying human behaviour is my passion. I do part time job in Joe’s cafeteria where this guy went just now. I love talking to unknowns and learn about their lives. It’s my hobby you can say.

It was today that when I went inside the shop, I saw him clearly. He was wearing a pair of dark blue jeans that hug his legs perfectly, a plain black pretty tight fitted t-shirt . He was thin and seemed as if he hadn’t eaten much from ages. Seeing him I could make out he was attractive and his age probably would have been  around 20.Joe was there. I asked him about this guy. He said he is Ronit and an old friend. I went straight to him. I am very frank sort of person so I don’t mind starting a conversation with a stranger myself.

“I have been seeing you near that old wine shop since last week”

“I know, even I have been seeing you near that library. “he said

It was a smart way to start. Well, I am good in catching  people’s attention ..hahaha..let’s not go off track.

“So what makes you stay in the streets in this chilly winter?”

“I don’t like to go home”, he answered.

Why??, I asked further .

‘My mom died when I was just born and my dad is a drunkard man who can just have fun with girls. It was hard for me to live with that man who hardly bothered that he had a son. As he never cared, I left when I was 16.’

I couldn’t believe if such parents existed too and I was upset to hear his words.

“I know about you Zumeina. I firmly know that you wanted to talk to me for so long. It’s  just that  I am a lonely guy and I hardly talk to anybody except Joe. He told me about you. I work in that old wine shop, live there, eat there and sleep there. And I forgot to tell you my official name. I am Ronit Kharbanda.”

I listened to him patiently. I felt my senses getting numb while hearing him. I was feeling bad for him. I asked him about his friends. He told me about one whose name is Ray. He had been with him for 10 years but when he started abusing him for being physical, Ronit left him.

I couldn’t sleep the whole night. I was thinking of him and when I slept I came across a very stupid dream. I dreamt that  he was crying bitterly and  I was trying to console him. He hugged me and the feeling of his hands on my back was great. It was a heavenly touch. I felt healed. I woke up with a shout, “what was I imagining!” Next day I went to meet him. I wore a purple top with black skirt. Just before leaving I checked myself in the mirror and remarked, “You are looking  gorgeous.” He was attending the customers at the wine shop. On that day he wore a white shirt and blue jeans. I must say he was looking stunning. He winked at me and gave me a naughty smile. I blushed.

“Let’s go shopping and please don’t decline the offer because I have already asked Charlie for it.”I said

“Why girls always take interest in shopping?”,he asked

I laughed out loud and said, “It’s not for me, it’s for you. These are chilly winters and you hardly have a jacket to wear. You’ll fall sick.”

“So, somebody is getting worried about me! Eh!.”He chuckled.

Even I didn’t know why I was behaving like that. But all I wanted to do was make him happy any way.

We went to Magritte’ showroom. It was my favourite. We directly went to Men’s section. Ronit told me he had hardly done any sort of shopping in  the last 4 years. I was again stunned as I was a shopping freak on the contrast and extremely crazy about trendy clothes. “His environment  makes him boring”, I guessed. However, he was a good company. He complimented me very well. I chose a few jackets for him and finally I selected a leather  jacket that was black in colour. It was quite cozy, Ronit told me, when he wore it. Obviously he was conscious of the price but I paid for him. He wanted to pay but he couldn’t help it. We went in my car and I stopped the car at Penzie stalk’s Restaurant and there I ordered my favourite Mexican Pasta and a diet coke. I asked for his choice. He  hesitated but I insisted and after five minutes of struggle, he ordered some French fries and a diet coke. We had our food and after that, I took him to my all time favourite Ice-cream parlour , Lizzonie. I wanted him to taste my special treat so I ordered two Blueberry Sundaes. He was quite impressed by my taste. At the end of the day, it was fun being with him. I was driving and slow music was going on when suddenly he told me to stop the car. I asked him, “What happened? Is everything okay?”.He said, “Let’s sit in the fresh air for some time?”.I agreed. He was looking at the sky. He uttered something  but I didn’t hear anything as I was stuck in my own thoughts.”A lonely person understands well the loneliness of another person”. I looked at him in a state of shock. A battle of questions initiated in my mind.

“How come he knows this?” “Is he an astrologer?” “What makes him say this?” “Is it by chance?”

He held my hand into his and said, “I know you are very lonely inside and just in order to keep yourself safe from it, you try to keep yourself involved in something, isnt it?”His words passed a freezing current through me . I felt stuck to the ground. Our eyes met each other’s and I tried to turn my face away in order to avoid the eye contact. He softly rubbed my hands with his and my heart was pounding in happiness. I melted and hugged him. He embraced me so softly and gently that I forgot all my pains and sufferings. I dropped a tear on his shirt which he came to know immediately. I started telling him about myself. I mumbled, “His name was Rommel and he used me in order to reach my friend Kelly, I was 16.After that, I never made friends and got attached to anybody. I just meet people, talk to them, solve their problems and detach myself from their lives. That’s me, a lonely girl, who has nobody to share her sufferings with, no true friends, just nobody.” I made an eye contact with him. He kissed my lips softly.

On that day the weather was romantic. Soft breeze was blowing and touching the cheeks of the two young lovers. You can say love was  in the air and in such a situation, nobody can avoid kissing their loved ones.

Suddenly the sound of an aeroplane shook my body. I pushed Ronit away and went inside the car. We both sat in the car. Nobody spoke inside the car. There was complete silence in the atmosphere. I dropped him and went to my house. I couldn’t sleep the whole night.

(The same happened with Ronit. He never thought he would end up kissing Zumeina.Yes, it was our first kiss, unexpected, yet it was the best moment of our life. I guess nothing better would have happened in our lives.)

I met him in the morning. I went straight to him. Before I could say anything he spoke, “ It’s my first time when I started talking to a girl whom I don’t know. I started depending on her. I felt she is of my type,  felt she understands me, that I could rely on her, kissed her and now I don’t know what’s happening. I can’t move my head and think of anything else except her. Zumeina, that girl is you. I have started loving you. I haven’t got anything good but I want you to get everything because you deserve it. Zumeina I don’t know how to be like those fairy tale Princes but I want to tell you that I really love you. I may not give you all the riches and luxuries but I have my love to give you as that is yours”. I remain there fixed to the ground.”Did he just propose me in front of the whole restaurant.?”I got my senses back when Joe shook me and told me to reply him. I was in tears. I replied, “I started loving you when I saw you for the first time. My love for you never changed and nothing matters to me, neither the riches, nor the gifts, nothing now, all that matters is you and your love. Yes, I do love you”. We hugged each other.

############### 8 years later##########

Ronit and Zumeina are a happy couple. They got married 8 years ago and now Zumeina is going to have a baby.

“You think taking these labour pains is easy?”,I shout in pain.

“Zumeina just calm down baby. I know it’s not easy but you have to be strong.”Ronit says holding my hand.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...

Push baby..Push!!!

I just screamed at my heights and suddenly I heard the cry of a baby and I went off to sleep.

When I got back to my senses, I saw a little baby lying by my side. A baby boy! Wow! I am so happy to see him. Ronit held my hand and said,” Thankyou for this wonderful gift baby. I love you.”A tear dropped down my cheek and I said, “I love you too, shona. This baby is a symbol of our love, I ‘d like to name him ‘Ezaz’.” “Sure baby! I love the name”, he said smiling.

 

 


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