Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Chennai Egmore – Journey 10

Jegan boarded in the train. He messaged Mona saying after TTE comes and checks, I will come to ur seat. Jegan is preparing himself for the moment of his life. Jegan is practicing the words to be used. He was also little worried about how Mona will react. Jegan decided to go by “Fortunes favors the brave ;-) ”. He also got the gut feeling that Mona will accept. But Jegan feels butterflies flying in his stomach, he is breathing faster, biting down his nails. This is getting even worse when TTE entered the compartment. TTE asking for the Ticket, he is showing his License. When TTE again asked, he gave him the ticket. His mind is not listening to TTE at all.

Once TTE went, he took long breath and started walking slowly towards Mona’s seat. He was thinking like, can he open the conversation by saying love? Or after few mins of normal talk can he say love? He decided to go for the second option.

Jegan entered her compartment and peeped thru entrance. He saw Mona standing there. Jegan took all his courage and went near Mona’s place. Mona smiled at him and invites him. Jegan with little nervous entered her cabin and he was silenced and stunned by what he saw there.

Any Guess?????





Mona welcomed Jegan and she introduced Jegan to her parents. Jegan has no words. Jegan thinks of a famous scene in movies, birds stop flying, sea waves stop waving. Jegan was initially disappointed and in few minutes he found the humor in it and starts to enjoy the moment.

Mona introduced Jegan to her father as he is my friend; we are working in the same office. She didn’t tell many since she assumed her father don’t like this all. Mona’s father asked Jegan about his professional life, his education, his native. Jegan politely answered all his queries. Jegan saw Mona sitting very close to her mother. Her mother was very silent so he asked, ‘How are you aunty?’ She replied, ‘I m good’. Mona said,’ I love my mother so much’.

Jegan asked Mona’s father about the reason for their travel. He said that they r going to attend a marriage in vizag. So they ll be in Chennai for 2 days and then from there they will be going to vizag for a week. Jegan asked, ‘Mona also joining?’

Mona father said, ‘We also asked her to join. But she said she has some important work in office’.

Jegan said, ‘Oooh fine’. He was happy for Mona not attending the marriage.

The thing about boys is even if they didn’t give respect to their relatives, they ll give importance to their friends family. Also if he is a guy from south tamilnadu, then will give so much respect, care and love. These guys will be one member of their family in just few minutes. Same thing happened to Jegan also. He was talking to Mona father as casual. Even Mona was surprised by his father. She thought her father won’t like her talking to guys.

Mona’s mother interrupted and said, ‘her father will continue talk like this, if he found any guy. So can we sleep’?

Jegan said, ‘No problem aunty, uncle was talking nice things only.’ Jegan was trying to impress Mona’s father, filling every gap he got. Mona’s father said, ‘She ll be like this pa’.

This conversation was ended happily. Jegan told good night to all and messaged Mona ‘Good night’ and went to his seat. Mona replied, ‘U r amazing, Good night’.

Jegan felt happy. He began the travel in a dream of getting a place in Mona’s heart instead he got a place in her family. Even he lost one; he got another which he never thought of.

Jegan slept happy and he woke up late in the morning, he found many left the train. So he got up and went home.

In the morning, in office he narrated the incident to Aruna and Ganesh. He told them how he felt before going to Mona’s seat. With all excitement both Ganesh and Aruna asked, ‘Have u told ur love?’.

Jegan smiled and said, ‘there I saw her parents’.

Both blasted out to loud laugh and laughing like anything. Ganesh was laughing and said, ‘Rasana keta Mammy Daddys ;-)’. All 3 were laughing for some time. Then Aruna said, ‘that’s Y u should ask for our help’. Ganesh just keep on laughing whenever he looked at Jegan and said, ‘I m thinking how u would react in that situation. Very funny da’.

Jegan said, ‘Next time I ll take chances at correct time’.

That day went quietly as Mona left early from office to see his mom and dad. No calls and messages too.

Next day both Mona and Jegan were having lunches. At that time Mona phone ringed, she got a call from her father that Mona’s mother was not well. She needs medical attention. On hearing this, Mona got nervous, tensed and sweat a lot. She asked, ‘what happened?’ Her father replied, ‘hey she is ok. She got a fever and jus vomiting.’ Mona asked, ‘Y suddenly, did she eat something in the morning?’

Jegan on seeing Mona tensed, he asked for the mobile.

Mona gave him the mobile. Jegan asked her father, where he is staying? And Mona father replied the place. He thought for a second, and asked them to go to a particular hospital nearby. Also told, ‘we will be there in an hour or so’. Jegan asked Mona to get her things and come. He told her, ‘We shall go in my bike.’ Mona, ‘In bikeeeeeeee’.

Jegan said, ‘Ok u come in auto rickshaw I follow u’. Mona didn’t reply. Jegan called Ganesh and asked him to inform the PM that he is leaving now. Ganesh asked for the reason, for that he told he will later.

Jegan got an auto and told Mona, ‘Hey don’t worry.. I talked to ur father, he told its jus normal’. Mona angrily replied, ‘Don’t say it’s normal’. Jegan has no words and asked the auto driver to go first and he ll follow the auto.

Auto went through the heavy traffic of Chennai and reached the hospital by almost 3 o clock. Jegan gave the amount for auto and both entered the hospital. There Mona went straight to her mother and asked how she is now. Her mother said, ‘I am good. Why u come here from ur works and u also bring Jegan too’. Mona, ‘No ma once I heard u r not well na, I m worried’. Mona’s eyes become wet and drops of tears come out. Jegan saw this and liked this and smiled little. Mona father told Jegan, ‘Sorry Jegan, ur work has been spoiled by us’. Jegan replied, ‘No problem uncle’.

Jegan asked, ‘What doctor told? Is she ready to travel tonight?’.

Mona father said, ‘Yea he told no problem’. Tat time a nurse came and gave them the prescription sheet and asked to buy this. Jegan and Mona’s father went to medical shop in the hospital, bought the medicines and before Mona’s father pay the bill, he stopped him and said he ll pay this.

They all stayed there in hospital for another 30 minutes and started moving to the hotel they stayed. Mona’s parents have their train at 9 PM. Jegan helped them in all ways, jus he took care of them as if they are his parents. By 8.15 they reached the station and the train was already there.

Mona was talking busy with her parents; Jegan was standing aside with few feet’s separates them. He doesn’t want to disturb them. He took his mobile and seeing the screen as it he was busy. Mona looked at Jegan when ever possible.

Now their parents boarded the train and both of them said Thanks to Jegan. Jegan replied i was happy to help you. Mona father said, ‘U treated us like our son pa. So thanks a lot’.

Jegan thinking kizhanchathu poo… enna koduma ithu..

Jegan said, ‘I ll do whatever for my friend’

Train started moving and Mona just waving her hands till they lost the sight. Once they gone, Mona looked back and saw Jegan there. She come close to him and said, ‘Thanks a lot, U don’t know how I love my mother. If anything happens to her I ll be like this. Sorry I scolded u’.

Jegan said, ‘No its ok. Even I shouldn’t have told that’.

Mona, ‘No probs. I thought u ll be a lazy guy but u r actually good’.

Jegan, ‘Ooh is it.. luckily I was there when ur father called’.

Mona, ‘Oh Y?’.

Jegan, ‘If I was not there with u, I might not come with you. If I missed tat opportunity, I might ve missed that beautiful nurse’.

Mona, ‘Ada paavi.’

Both come out of the station, Jegan was about to catch an auto for Mona. Mona stopped and said, ‘Drop me in ur bike’. Jegan replied, ‘Is tat fine?’.

Mona replied, ‘Hmmm’. Jegan was so delighted (No reasons required).

Jegan started the bike and come to where Mona standing, Mona asked him, ‘How much u spend today? My father told u only paid the medical bills, call taxi bills and even the auto bill.’

Jegan replied, ‘Jus leave it mam’.

Mona told, ‘No tell me, I ll give u’. Jegan smiled and asked her to get on in to the bike. Mona again said, ‘Thanks a lot for ur timely help. If u couldn’t there, dono how I would have managed’.

Jegan said, ‘comon mam, u r saying this second time. And u r making me **********’.

Mona said, ‘U know what my father said. He now feels very confident that I m having a good guy like u.’

Jegan, ‘Oh Really’.

Mona, ‘Hmmm.yep.’.

Saying this both started moving, Jegan was driving the bike slowly. His few mins of driving Jegan reached Mona’s place. Mona said thanks again. Jegan said, ‘Plz mam jus go’.

Mona entered her room and she was dreaming all that night about Jegan. She got a feel like, ‘Do I love him?’ Only last week she told her bus friend that both were friends only. But by seeing the activities of Jegan and his kindness and his care he showed towards her, she knows she is losing her to Jegan slowly.

She is now dreaming, whether Jegan also feels the same? Or he just sees me as a friend.

Mona decided Jegan was not just a friend anymore.

Journey continues…………

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Chennai Egmore – Journey 9

Jegan got up early and saw the good morning message from Mona, he all set for another exciting day with Mona. He started his bike, going pretty fast on the roads. While driving he started to observe natural things on the way, he watched the trees moving in the winds. He watched the school going kids boarding the bus and saw few kids cried and their mom trying to console the kids. Jegan thinks really cute. These scenes happen daily in this route. For him it appeared new.

Jegan reached the office and messaged Mona, ‘When u reach office?’

Mona replied, ‘On the way … in 15mins...’

Jegan went to rest room, washed his face and make sure he dressed neatly. He went to the cafeteria, got the foods. He is looking for a seat. There he saw Ganesh and Aruna who already came there early. So he rushed to their seat happily.

Jegan said, ‘Hey guys good morning, u guys came early today…’

Ganesh said, ‘Hey man Good morning’.

Aruna just glanced at Jegan.

Jegan told them immediately, ‘Hey yesterday Mona and me was on call for than 2 hours. I started to like her much. She is actually very good than I thought. I fell fantastic u know. Seems everything in life is new and beautiful. ‘

Ganesh just scratched his head. And Aruna didn’t reply either.

Meantime in Mona’s bus, her friend asked,’who is that?’ after seeing the message. Mona said, ‘He is Jegan; u might have seen him in office. I met him in the train. He is a nice guy, very funny. Our friendship is jus 2 days old’.

Her friend replied, ‘Oooooh k k’.

Mona, ‘Hey cha not like what u think. U also can talk to him ‘.

She replied, ‘Oh wat I think?? Ennaku vendam pa neeye pesiko’.

Both ended the conversation with smile.

Now bus reached office, Mona messaged Jegan, ‘Hey wer r u? I reached office..:-)’.

Jegan showed the message to his friends and replied, ‘In cafeteria, waiting for u… he he.. :-) ‘

Mona, ‘Mudila, Coming there’.

Jegan asked Aruna, ‘what happened you are very silent today. Are u ok?’.

Still no reply from Aruna, Ganesh jus told him, ‘She is having severe headache, we will talk it out later. Now we are going… bye’.

Jegan confused and asked, ’What to talk?’

Ganesh showed the entrance and said, ’Ur girl is coming alone.. We are leaving’.

Jegan, ‘I cant get wat u r saying. Anyway we will talk during break’.

Mona saw both Jegan friends were leaving. Mona got her food and come to Jegan seat and asked, ‘Y ur friends left after seeing me?’.

Jegan said, ‘Hey no, Aruna is having some headache seems so they went.’

Mona replied, ‘Ohh ok. Actually u didn’t introduce me to ur friends'.

Jegan replied, ‘Hmmm u want to talk to them ah.. It’s easy we all can ve lunch today. Ok?’.

Mona was happy, ‘Hmmm… :-)’.

Mona was smiling and said, ‘Hey my friend thinks we both loving each other. She saw ur message today and asked. Very funny na’.

Jegan had no words to say, he said ,’Yaaa yaaa’ and thinking her friend got it correctly, she is a stupid. Ila ellam therinchu theriyatha mathiri nadikirala…

Jegan asked, ‘Whats ur weekend plan?’.

Mona replied, ‘Weekend plan ah? Today is Tuesday still 3 days more na’.

Jegan, ‘Aiye. I know still 3 days left. Jus tell ur plan?’.

Mona said, ‘I m going home this weekend also.. :-) ‘.

Jegan, ‘Hey you went last week only rite. Again this week?’

Mona, ‘Hmmm.. Y I can’t go there ah? It’s my hometown. ‘.

Jegan replied, ‘Hmmm. Again same train?’.

Mona replied, ‘Yea’.

Now an idea struck Jegan’s Mind. He first met her in train, how about he expresses his love to her in train itself.

Jegan said, ‘Actually I am also going home this weekend.’

Mona surprised and asked, ‘ooh Y?’.

Jegan replied what Mona said earlier, ‘I m going to my hometown. Y I cant go there ah?’ with smile.

Mona, ‘Ssshh.. ‘.

Jegan want to give some reason and said, ‘k k. One marriage function, so going there’.

Mona asked, ‘Wat?... Marriage? In this month.. Excuse me in this month people normally wont schedule any marriages..’.

Jegan vaziyiran, And said, ‘Ohh is it. Then I don’t know. My mother asked me to come. So I m going’.

Mona smiled and first time she caught Jegan and said, ‘OK’.

Both finished their breakfast by the time and went to their seats. Jegan immediately planned to book tatkal tickets tomorrow. He called his friend who is having net facility and asked him to book the ticket and asked him to book ticket only on that train. His friend asked him to remind him tomorrow. So he set remainder in his mobile.

Jegan entered his bay and went to aruna place and asked, ‘Have u taken medicine? R u fine? Else we can go to doctor now’.

She finally spoke to Jegan, ‘no need. I m ok’.

Jegan asked, ‘Hey Mona wants to meet both u and Ganesh. I told her we can have lunch nu. R u fine with this? Ganesh saw both were talking and came to that place and straight away asked, ‘Seems like the cat and rat fights are over’.

Jegan looked surprised and asked, ‘What u said? Fight ah?’.

Ganesh thinks ‘Oooh hoo.. Naana than sollitena’ and looks back at Aruna and said, ‘Sorry I don’t know what u both spoke?’

Jegan asked, ‘What u guys are speaking. I don’t understand’.

Aruna said, ‘hey u both go to ur seats, we talk later.’

Ganesh said, ‘Hey Aruna its time to talk. Sorry’.

Jegan said, ‘Wat. Did I do anything wrong?’.

Now Aruna was really angry and asked, ‘What ? u r asking what u did?’. Ganesh prefers to watch this and hopes it comes to conclusion.

Aruna started blasting Jegan, what u think of us? That day u didn’t talk to us properly. I was almost begging u to speak. You didn’t say a word and once mona come and talked with u, u r speaking, and u forgot us and u didn’t talk to us. And Now too u ve come and talking to us since Mona wants to meets us. And for formally u r asking how I am feeling..’

Aruna just went wild and continued questioning Jegan.

Jegan stopped Aruna and said, ‘hey u both know me na. U and Ganesh are the guys who know me better than anyone else. Even I don’t have any friends in office beside u. How u guys can think I m going out of you. Hey Ganesh u too. ‘.

Now silence between them…………..

Jegan said, ‘Sorry guys I can see from ur side. How big the mistake was. I am so sorry’.

Aruna still not pleased.

Ganesh just placed his one hand on Jegan Shoulder and asked Aruna, ‘Hey Aruna come on yaar He realized and asking Sorry na. ‘.

Aruna after few seconds of silence said, ‘I don’t want ur sorry and puri. Jus know the importance of us’.

Ganesh said, ‘Ssshhh happa mudiyala… enna importance ohhh’.
Now all smiled and Jegan politely asked, ‘Excuse me sir, mam.. can both of join for lunch?’.

Aruna said, ‘hmmm.. sure’.

Ganesh said, ‘Yea very much. Hey ask her to come with her friend. She is cute ‘.

Aruna, ‘Alaiyatha Ganesh… :-)’

Jegan said about his weekend plan. Ganesh said, ‘Good Man, Way to go!’

Lunch came all had a happy lunch. Jegan as usual wondering how beautiful Mona was.

Later he continued his late night mobile calls and messages. Days went on like this…

And now its Friday, Jegan planned to express his love on that day; Mona was on leave that day. Jegan called her and asked, ‘Hey u going to home tonight right?’ Mona said, ‘Yea Coming’.

Jegan can hear break in Mona’s voice and asked, ‘R u ok?’

She told him that she is suffering from fever. Jegan was little worried and told her take care.

Jegan got a tatkal ticket to travel. Evening he went to the railway station and directly went to Mona’s coach. There he saw her dull. He bought her a water bottle and biscuit. She said thank u. He exchanged the tickets with the guy who was next to Mona’s seat. He talked to her for few minutes. He decided it’s not the right time to tell about his love.

Then Jegan told Mona, ‘If u want anything just ask me. Ok?’.

Mona Said, ‘Sure. Now I want to sleep’.

Jegan helped Mona to sleep, he moved her bag and gave his pillow to her and asked her to sleep.

Jegan was sleeping opposite to Mona seat. Mona was impressed with Jegan’s Caring nature.

Morning Jegan woke up earlier and saw Mona sleeping. His station came, he woke Mona and said, ‘My station has come I am leaving, Inform me yaar, after u reach’. And worriedly went home.

Jegan was worried and thinking about Mona all time. Later on Sunday Mona called Jegan and said, ‘I am now 100% fit’.

Jegan said, ‘Ohh gr8 to hear.’

Mona said, ‘Ok I will see u later today. Hope u r are also in the same train isn’t it?’

Jegan Said, ‘Hmm yea’. Both ended the calls.

Jegan was little nervous and excited and decided to tell the love to her. He was little worried if she will never talk to him again. He decided better to tell the truth instead of hiding.

Time went Jegan was tensed and waiting for the train. Train entered the station and Jegan heartbeat was raising and he boarded the train with the hope of saying the love.

Will he???????

Journey continues…………