Friday, April 23, 2010

The Geek & The Ghost - 25

Bangalore, India
April 4, 2020 A.D
8.00 pm

“Next Stop CMH Road”
..announced the Namma Metro in its sweetest electronic voice. DJ got up from his seat, while checking Twitter in his ADAM tablet PC.
ShashiTharoor: in bhurj khalifa ..Excited abt today’s meeting between our PM Rahul Gandhi & his Pakistani counterpart
An old uncle who lives nearby DJ’s place looked at it and said..
“these guys will never get it over with ..will they??”
DJ smiled and said in mocking military ton
“No Sir. Never”
DJ reached his apartment on the 12th floor ,let himself in and announced
“Honey, I am home”
“welcome dear”
As DJ entered the living room, He could see the familiar sight of Mrs.Geek setting up the dinner table.
“Hi dear.. how was the day?”
“Well the stocks went down by 2 %, our logistics dept messed up so the shipment will be delayed by 2 days by which our stocks will crash and I almost punched a MBA candidate who asked for stocks options post interview”
“hehehehhhehe just another day in office I guess”
“ you bet…coffee??”
DJ came near to the table and got the coffee cup from her.
“Where is she?”
“She is in her e-class. Have coffee and shower up dinner will be ready soon..”
“hmm before that can I get some sugar?”
“ but I already put two cubes in that”
“I wasn’t asking it for coffee”
DJ settled the cup on the table, grabbed her by the waist , leaned in and planted a wet kiss
DJ got startled and quickly let her go.
“Hi Cupcake”
Their daughter was standing in a frock with orange flowers on it.
What were you doing with mom??
Nuthn nuthn just saying hi…come here beautiful
She ran towards him and he took her in his arms
“aah…yes..give daddy a kiss….hmm good…how was school?
“School was good but short”
“had eclass today??”
“yes..Mrs.Nokumara from Japan taught us History”
“really…good wat history world war? India’s independence struggle?”
“ no rise and fall of 8071 Microprocessors…it was history of electronics”
DJ turned towards his wife
“honey are you hearing this…plzz tell me I am dreaming”
“hehehheeh …like father like daughter..she herself opted for extra e-class electronics”
DJ let his daughter down from his arms
“off you go sweety will call
when dinner’s ready”

He then said “I just hope she does not become a geek like me”
“Don’t worry, even if she did she will still be you sweet little cupcake”
“Hmm ok I will go shower”
“Ok…oh ..before I forget your Ghost had called”

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Geek & The Ghost -24

This story is based on some true events, however it has been fictionalized and all persons appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real people, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.


No I am seriously are you holding up?

RJ repeated his question. This time DJ looked him with a question mark.

DJ: Is it a trick question?

RJ: no..i really want to know

DJ:of course its a little tough..but I knw its just a matter of time..before I get a job..u knw eventually

RJ: I knw abt the job issue is not a big issue…I was talking abt the other thing

DJ: wat other thing?

RJ: um..DG?

DJ: DG? Y wat happen?

RJ: isn’t she getting married ?

DJ: yeah..u did get the invite rite?

RJ: yeah…but ..

DJ: wat is it RJ?

RJ: aren’t you doing sumthing abt it?

DJ: u mean gift? Yeah I haven’t decided yet let’s see..i am broke already ..contributions are welcome

RJ: oh god!! DJ.. don’t act smart with me…

DJ: wat are u talking about

RJ: I thought u were going to do something about

DJ: uh? Like?

RJ: are you going to delhi?

DJ: no why would I go to delhi?

RJ: uff….everything wont come to you DJ.. sometimes you have to go get it

DJ: wat has not come? Wat shud I go get it?/

RJ: its ok to lie to me…don’t lie to urself

DJ: ok now I am seriously confused…

RJ: have you told her how you feel abt her

DJ: yeah

RJ: u did?? And wat did she tell?

DJ: she feels the same way

RJ: then?? Y are u still here?

DJ: dude ..i think we are having a miscommunication here..

RJ: even I feel the same ..let me ask plainly you love her?

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Geek & The Ghost -23

This story is based on some true events, however it has been fictionalized and all persons appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real people, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

How long to wait??
5 mins on the way….
DJ was waiting in Garuda. It’s been more than a month since the ‘unusual day’.
1 msg received ….DG

Reached coming up..plzz don’t laugh

DJ was wondering what was that supposed to mean and as soon as he saw her , he knew what she meant.

DJ gasped “OMG”

DG was wearing a sari. He was seeing her wearing a sari for the first time. She wasn’t the DG as he knew her.

Suddenly DJ got reminded of Steve Martin and his movie Father of the Bride. When his daughter walks up the aisle in the wedding dress, she still appears to him as the little girl playing bride. DJ was feeling similarly and he was very much surprised to actually think like that.

DJ thought “wow..if this is wat it feels like …no wonder dad’s cry at their daughter’s wedding

DG came towards him.

DJ: You look great

In all these days…DJ had never voluntarily complimented her

DG: really? Thanks….but I have to say .u look awful