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All started from my home town Rourkela. I took the morning train to Mumbai. Me, my Di, my Bhanjii and my mom were going to Mumbai. I always wanted to go to the city of dreams and here I was just a day behind reaching to the city of dreams. Actually I was going for my di, she was not here in India since 2013. After a long time she came to Rourkela, so we were going to say good bye to her because after this day she would be here after two years. She lives in Boston, USA .
I was in the train full of new people around me, wondering from where they were,what they did, where they were going but my eyes were searching for a person of my age group, to feel comfortable because my compartment was full of oldies like my mom. The train stopped on an unknown station and there came a girl, a beautiful girl. She was wearing a saree and that made her look more beautiful. The blue saree with some awesome art done on it, an orange hand bag and a trolley suitcase. I was in the side berth and saw her searching for her seat. I was thinking what if she had her seat beside me or in front of me, well that would be ..........AWESOME.
There she was searching her seat and gradually comin towards me, slowly, cautiously, finding the seat mentioned in her ticket. I was wondering what would be her seat number so that I could find out. She took the seat in front of me and settled herself there. She spread the green bed sheet on her seat. Shit! my favourite colour was green. Was she the one I was searching for? Was she the one meant for me? All these questions were rushing inside my head like a superfast Rajdhani Express on the tracks. During all this I was lost from the real world and floating in the virtual world of imagination, and I was loving it. At the mean time, I felt the girl in my dreams was in reality, asking me something. I shook-up myself a little bit and returned to the real world. She was asked me for the fifth time to put off my legs so that she could take the blankets and pillow given to us in ac compartments as I was seating over them. I was embarrassed on this weird behaviour of mine and everyone beside my seat were looking at me with weird eyes, I said sorry and jumped of my seat and while doing so, banged my head on the upper seat, OUCH. She asked, " are you okay?" I gathered myself scratching my head " yeah yeahhh.... I am ...I am ok, here are your blankets, sorry again for all this." Questions again flooded my cerebellum " what a mess you are AMRIT, what a mess." My di looked at me and gave that weird looks she used to give when any beautiful girl came around me. She took the seat and I rushed to the washroom to see any injury or cuts on my head. I found no signs of cuts, only a sprain which would be okay after applying tiger balm. I returned to my seat, took a sip of water and sat, she asked, " is your head okay?" I was like "yes it is beautiful know coz you are inside my head." I kind of proposed her hundred times inside my head. I said " yes I am all right " followed by a smirking smile. I thought of all strategies to impress her by my acts like to open a novel, use my laptop and pretend doing work or watch a movie or listen songs in my cell phone. All this weird shit was going inside my head and I coudln't concentrate on anything. I took out my cell phone, opened the train schedule of my train and asked her " aap kahaan jaa rahe ho" I felt awkward but as we were both travelling so that's an obvious question came to my head. She replied, " I am going to Mumbai, what about you?" Listening Mumbai made me jump of my seat again but the pain of the first jump made me not to do that. JUMP CANCEL. " I am too going to Mumbai." "Oh, that's great ", she said. Again the dam of questions opened all their gates and flooded the field of my brain ,all imagination. She opened her bag, took out a book and started reading it. I hanged to my phone listening to songs. I peeked through my eyes a couple of times to see what she was doing and she was still on that book like she had dived into the depth of it. With her specs on she looked more beautiful. " I want to hug her, right know" but that would be rude. The train moved at its own speed swinging a little bit left-right which made some people feel dizzy. She looked so beautiful and the sun rays falling from windows on her skin made her look like an angel, straight from heaven perfected by god himself. Her radiant hairs, little brown and more black, made her face more beautiful then Angelina Jolie. Her pink nail polish, her hair tied to a Guccha like a bundle and i loved it. Her spared hair strand falling on her face and she tucked them back of her ears. ufffffffffff........ she was beautiful. Whenver our eyes met each other, she gave that awesome smile of hers....MADE ME JUMP IN THE AIR.
There i was sitting on my seat and listening to those edm (dj songs) tracks, and i felt a touch on my hand, someone pinching me or tapping on my hand like sensation. I half opened my eyes and I saw the most beautiful face I ever saw in my life, staring at me and murmuring something to me. I jolted of my seat from sleeping position to sitting position and i again banged my head on the seat up on me, but the pain went away seeing her face. She was worried, obviously anyone would be. "ARE U OK!!!!!!!! CAN U HEAR ME?" she said. " yeah yeah I ......I ammm fine" I replied rubbing my head. "U WANT SOMETHING?" I asked her, but in my mind I was thinking "plz propose me plz.....plzz......plzzzz........." but that would never happen. " I was saying, you have a laptop, will you please lend me it? I have forgotten my ticket on hostel and it was on my email. Please help me! please!!!" I opened my bag and gave my laptop to her, thanks to AIRTEL, I had networks and internet was working. She accessed her email id got the PDF file showed it to T.T. and she relaxed on her seat. Phewww....... I felt like superman at that time serving people but I didn't want to end up helping the whole bogey, and i didn't even had that much data. She said thanks to me, i said " no worries, it is my pleasure and would like to help further if I got the chance." Shit!! Did I just flirted with an unknown girl, what would she think , " YOU ARE A MESS AMRIT" . She talked a little bit with me about my studies, with whom I have came here, where I was going etc. etc., but not once she asked my name nor I asked hers. We talked a little for about an hour and she told me she was going to sleep now, I nodded and plugged on my headphones, listening to my music and i slept with that.
When I woke up in the morning, I found no one in front of me, her luggage was gone. I thought her stop was in the middle of the night, so not worrying about it anymore I seat up (carefully), and I felt something crunchy below my pillow, I put my hand inside it and found a dairy milk chocolate. I asked mom and di about it they denied and I concluded that the unknown girl was the person who kept the chocolate below the pillow. I felt awesome that a girl, an unknown girl gave a dairy milk to an unknown guy for just helping her with a laptop, i felt jumping japanngg. That feeling will never vanish, it is an inner joy, inner satisfaction that you have gained respect from an unknown girl of some unknown city..........FEELS GOOD ;)
The train was moving on its way to Mumbai and so does the passengers in front of me. At some unknown station near Nagpur, an old lady boarded the train finding her seat around and I was like praying please god please not her. Then she found her seat which was in front of me. Shit!!! She settled down with her luggage and gave me those weird smile which my neighbour gives on the day of my result. After crossing Nagpur, the train halted on an unknown station. There boarded two young boy and a girl, cute ,handsome, beautiful they were. I felt jealous of seeing such a handsome boy, later I found that they were couple, an unmarried one. Cute couple. They took the side berth and sat on the seat holding their hands. They had independent seats too but they sat together as one in a single seat. Such a loving couple, but not everyone thought like me. The aunty in front of me was looking angrily at them, like her own son or daughter was sitting there. She suddenly stood up and asked the boy to sit in her place, being gentle the boy thought she wanted the window seat, so he moved there, but seeing the lady bringing her belongings to his seat he inquired " Are you going to sit here for permanent?" She replied," Yes, obviously! IS there any problem?" Boy said " Yeah, there is problem. This is my seat, I only allowed you to sit here because I thought you wanted the outside view, but you are going to sit there permanently, and the girl beside you is with me and I can't leave her alone with some stranger." The lady got fired on him said," How dare you talk to me like that and how could you even think of sitting with a girl on the train, don't you know manners, Tumhare ma behen ni hai kya?" The boy replied, " MA'AM SHE IS MY GIRLFRIEND, I AM SEATING BESIDE HER WITH HER PERMISSION, NOT FORCIBLY." This whole conversation was going on a very fierce mode, people of the whole section gathered there, and as I said all of them were oldies so they took the old lady's support as I was and my di were the only below 25 in that train including that boy and girl, we gave our full support to them, I called T.T. He said to the lady," You can't forcibly remove them from their seat, they have reserved that seat so who are you to say, you can't sit here." The lady again started giving lecture on sanskar to the T.T. , and the T.T. face palmed her and said," will you please return to your seat or should I stop the train and throw you out or call RPF. Hearing this, she jumped on her seat and murmured and cursed the couple, the T.T. and me. The couple thanked us, they were between 19-21 on age. Tthe boy hugged me with tears in his eyes and the girl called me bhaiya, hugged me like a cute kid with saying 100's of thank you and I embraced both of them. Meanwhile, my mom was looking curiously at me, seeing a girl hugging me but she would be ok. She is more younger than me(by thinking). The lady asked them to please shift to her seat because she didn't wanted to see me and my di's face nor those two boys and girl's face. They agreed and shifted to our berth. We talked like hell till morning, I opened my laptop and watched lots of funny movies and laughed till our stomach ached. It was hell of a night full of tension, anger, hatred, love, mutual understanding. It was a day of the youth and I just LOVE IT.
They were sleeping now as one in one blanket with the girl resting her head in the boys shoulder, such a lovely scene, even CHETAN BHAGAT or DURJOYY DUTTA can't even explain this love in their outstanding novel's. This kind of thing is only experienced by most lucky persons and i felt lucky and blessed that day. I thanked god to make my journey so much beautiful, such a lovely and gorgeous journey, even ETHIHAD AIRWAYS 1ST CLASS seats can't give this awesome journey pleasure like have got today.