Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Final Application.

A flaming hot, summer night. A tiring day. 

She was fooling time by engrossing herself at her work-place, by dancing her worries off and by hitting the shots of the tennis balls.

Unwanted menaces - those creepy thoughts of the past and future were pumped up with cutting-edge brain patterns. Sometimes she wanted to get hold of those neurons inside her tiny little brain and make them believe that she owned them.

Did it matter - if it just lay there - did it matter if there was nothing she could do about it ? Nights used to grill her from the within. 

Was she at the place she desired to be ? 
This Void feeling, the emptiness A blank future, a Tangled past, Loose ends of the present. WTF!!! Is this me ?

That was the 15th application she was making it tonight. It was already 3 in the morning and she was insomniac since the past six months. 
Her life was stagnant and Miracles seemed Mirages now. 
Faith choose to shook itself from within her.

Images from the past used to be her daily slide-show. 
Life on the thin ice made her shiver to death.
Her hands would reach out to hold on to something, feeling vulnerable - a Point where she would break-up while treading on this estranged lanes.

She clicked on the Upload CV button,choose her resume and hit submit. 

That was her last application. Her Last effort.

The Resume just converted itself into billions of data-bytes trying to make a way in the high-trafficated internet and reach to the Recruiter, that's the way She wanted to transform herself into a free bird and travel across the globe to a never-ending Destination. 
She did not want to stop a destination, rather she wanted some stations in between.

It was the umpteenth time she had seen her cell. The picture of the elephant-god lived on her wallpaper for years. She dared not to change it. It was her strength.
Her power in those days when nothing seemed to be hers. But now, she was losing it too. There were no calls all day. 

It killed her. She felt Useless. She was just like those extra letters "ueue" in the word "Queue". No value, Just an add-on to something.

As she Clicked on the shut-down button, it felt as though one more day of life was shut-down for her. One more ray of hope just ended like the sunset. 
One more disappearing act of bliss.

Midst of the contemplations, her Smart-phone just decided to vibrate itself. "Another Credit-card company, too late for an interview call !!!"

She slid her finger towards the answer button, to hear a voice say 

"Well, Last night, your resume transferred itself in a trillion data bytes and reached to my professional inbox"
"Oh, pardon me!!"
"And, Our Kundalis do match up, Would you want to take this further ?"

Chaos, Always-in-a-hurry, Miss Dis-heartened had picked up the matrimonial resume instead of her usual professional one.

A Miracle was paving its way towards her. Time again,when she could hear her own heart-beats.


Saturday, July 6, 2013

Scented beginnings :-)

This post is part of the contest at Indivine - The Perfect Road Trip

He hasn't touched the beauty in the last 12 months.
She's lying covered under a custom stitched canvas,waiting for her once enthusiastic master.
Back then, he had toiled hard to bring her home and now the guilt was apparent.

As he moved his trembling hands over the canvas, trying to pull out and look at his black beauty, he embarked himself on a journey that was about to uncover the million memories that lay tangled there. He never knew why he din't take a landing step towards untangling his life. 

"Let's explore the unexplored, in the world and within us", were his first words when he drove the beauty to the only sunshine of his life. 
It had taken years, he wasn't the guy with the golden spoon. He had left no stone unturned to reach to the top and there it was - He was living the dream, most importantly living the dream with her. 
With that royal machine of his and a royal princess like her, There were no places in and nearby the city where they both had not ventured to. It was a picture perfect life. And a Life that he commanded to.

Everytime it was a tantalizing experience, His one hand on the steering and the other tightly clasped by her - He felt he was driven, and he let her drive him. Her soft touch and most importantly her aura, her smell - It was among those moments which surpassed all exotic moments. 
Everytime she used to smell differently, and the smell was all settled within the black beauty. Her absence still made him feel her presence, her existence within the royal black machine.

He was never alone - There were always the the three of them - He, the machine and her smell.

No scents or perfumes within her caused it. It was just her. And he loved that moment.Loved so much, that he was obsessed about it. 

He never liked the idea of putting air freshners  because he lived that smell. It made him go weak in his knees. 
Everytime he missed her, he would take a ride alone to just be with that smell, just enjoy that lovely moment of imagining her with him.

Allthough they had been together for years, it was afresh. Everytime he saw her walk towards the car, he could imagine the machine turn into fiery red from her original color of matte-black. 

He used to console - "She is my first love, but you are something really beyond forever."

As he finished removing the canvas, he could see - there she was, really something beyond forever still waiting for him.
                  No complains,No questions and LOYAL forever.

As he tried to make his attempt to settle inside her, he remembered how he used to earlier open his one love to the another one.  
      Its amusing - he thought,"I am riding both of them at the same time". 

As he looked at the front-seat beside him, vivid images cropped up in front of his eyes and try as he might, he failed to stop himself from going into that flashback night.

There they were going for the weekend getaway at lonavala and her cell had rung around 3 AM. 
"Who is it at this time", he had asked - out of worry. And she did not answer. She slid her hand towards the reject option.
and it rang again - This time he could not hold his patience. And grabbed the phone from her, clicking the answer button. 

"Where are you, I have been waiting all this time?" You were supposed to come tonight ? How come you never inform me? How come you make me feel terribly waiting all the time? And don't tell me you could not find an excuse to get rid of that emotional fool...He is just a small baby - you could have told him any damn thing in the universe and he would have believed it. Now, will you..." and she grabbed the cell.

The brake was the only let out where he could have vented out his anger. He hurt the Machine - unknowingly.
He din't speak anything and nor asked her. 
It was all there. She was cheating him and he did not even know since when. 

It was like a volcano and yet he was cursing himself in bits and pieces.Love was blind, it had black sunglasses as well. 
He had just one question - Was his love not enough for her ?

He pulled her out from the car. And he knew pulling her out from there will not erase the memories, will not in any case diminish her smell from his royal machine, it will not separate her from him. 
It will never ever separate the smell from his black beauty and everytime he would ride, he would be enforced to smell her.

He had left her stranded on that street, without asking anything. Without even looking back. 

          That was the last day - when he had touched both of them. 

12 months is huge time. She should have been gone. As he kept his eyes on the front road, thinking whether or not he should go for a date with his machine. His hands still tremble with that smell, Her smell. It was still within it.

Wierd connections - these both had. He had thought - Her smell atleast would have been evaporated by now. But it had not and he sat there thinking how is he going to cope up on this. 
He tried to divert his mind by tuning in the city's favourite radio station and out there he heard the RJ sending out voices on a new air freshner.

Crazy - He thought, but something inside him made him hear that advertisement and it was Ambi Pur Car Aqua Air Freshener. He recalled, the last time he had watched the advertisement was when the guy tries to take her for a ride and she gets uncomfortable. 

                     It was wierd, but I am going to try it. 

He drove to the nearest shopping mall, considered the various options he had got for Ambi Pur  - his mind was now more actively involved on how to remove her smell, which had accumulated over the past 12 months and in his memories over the years.

After trying out the various scents Ambi pur had to offer, he settle for Ambi Pur Set & Refresh Spring & Renewal. 

Autumn was over - time for a new spring, Escaping into Freshness.

There it goes - he had now fitted the Ambi pur car aqua air freshner in his black beauty. This was his way of evading her smell from there. He wanted not a single particle of hers to belong to him.

The feeling of freedom. A final freedom from pain, a final freedom from her thoughts and a final freedom from the smell of hers had now made him the for real.

It was time for a perfect ride - not with anybody. Only the three of them - He, the black beauty and his new partner Ambi Pur Car Spring freshner :)

A freshner that was created just for him to eliminate odours which had accumulated over time and providing new scents with freshness - was on his mind. 
The trigger carved itself to the journey of pure fragnanced mist and had the power to remove extra-tough smells - like the smell of your ex-girlfriend who cheated on you. 
Remember, If it can remove that, It can remove all the odours from your beloved machines.

No destination, his lovely black majestic beauty on the road and his forever scented new companion - AmbiPur.

        This was actually a new beginning - A Perfect Ride for a lifetime.
                           Escape into Freshness - AmbiPur

Images from google.