Thursday, November 6, 2008

good catch

She frowned. And then some more. 

Tucking a fly-away wisp of silky hair behind her ear with her hands, she adjusted the phone, cradling it in her neck, while using her free hand to mark on her checklist. She was on phone with her aunt, giving her the news of her unofficial engagement. Her aunt was, predictably, excited. A bit too much. But she soothed her and comforted her. She told her about the guy, about how he had proposed, and promised to email his pictures to everyone asap. 

And called the next number. 

It had been two days now, and her phone was ringing off the hook. Congratulations were pouring from every side. 

"He's so handsome!"
"What a catch!"
"Lucky bitch, hid it well from us.."

Her frown was etched deeply now. Their remarks made her feel like a gold-digger, and she was tired of every one's repeated questions about marriage. The reason that she didn't want to marry right now, just because they both didn't feel like, wasn't acceptable to anyone. They called her day-in, day out. 

"...But beta, why not now? You have got such a good guy. Marry before it's too late..."

"...But why wait for another year...?

"...He'll be snatched by another...and then you'll repent. A year is too long..."

Her protests that he had been with her since the past 3 years now, fell to deaf ears. All they cared for was that the boy was a good catch and they both should marry quickly, the sooner the better.  

She was now on phone with her cousin. 
"Look, mummy is saying you two should fix up a date now.."
"What's the hurry guys?" she was irritated now. Angry even.

"You really shouldn't have sent his picture, you know..."
"...why..."she was puzzled now. His picture?
"They say he's too good-looking, and, well, they think you are...." he paused, embarrassed...

She disconnected the call angrily, her nail digging into the plasticated button of the mobile, half wounding it. Her flicks flickered about, but she didn't notice...

18 comments:

•♥•♥[V]♥•♥• said...

are yar..kyon tension leti hai..
bhaadh mei jaye saaaare..

u know i am with you...

u guy take ur time...let them say what they want to..take a stand.
come on

take care

marvin the paranoid android said...

verrry good catch indeed... mind you, there are others interested...

AakASH!!! said...

Very stark, and very well treated.

Fiction innit?

rain girl said...

@V...
i know bro.. u r there >:D< *hugs*

n don't worry..noone has the guts to say anything to me

rain girl said...

@marvin... that's the whole problem.. ;)

rain girl said...

@aakash.. a bit of fact, a bit of fiction... go figure! :)

good to c ya here...

Does it matter said...

Isiliye bade buzurgone kahaa hai - rishte hamesha baraabar walon mein hi hone chahiye!
Lol!

Nice story if fiction. All the best if not!!

rain girl said...

@DIM... lolz @ DIM.. :P

this story is fiction. any resemblance to anyone's life is sheer coincidence.

AmitL said...

haha..Rain Girl,that was nicely written,indeed.And,frankly,I could imagine it being a real life situation too!!

rain girl said...

@AmitL.. that's the tragedy of all this. it can so easily be a fact, rather than fiction.

Beauty and the BEast said...

Phew!! well...

Very very well written.. .

I pitured it all unravel and then I felt sad :(

Shoe Girl said...

heyyy! very crisp and well written... although a bit 'emptiness kind of feeling' in the end. would you want to write a sequel?

:) Btw.. loved the shoe post on your other blog...

rain girl said...

@B&B...

oh, don't worry sweetie, it's fiction.. :)

rain girl said...

@shoe girl...
i guess the empty feelin came coz there was sth missing in the way i wrote it. but i am too lazy to write a sequel (read out-of-ideas)

welcome here :)

Prakhar said...

True reflection of our society...sad but true!...neat post

rain girl said...

@prakhar... true indeed. especially if the girl's own family has such mentality.

..good to c you here again...

Red Soul said...

oh my god. this story is so real life. I know these emotions the girl feels and I know these bitchy people. Oh god, there are mean people out there, in our own families! And they aren't polished enough to cover it up. Why the F couldnt that gud-for-nothing aunt keep quiet? Guess she was just jealous and couldn't see it happening. They get pleasure in hurting others, making stories up since years to make them believable - like making that girl feel unlucky or unbeautiful.

I dont know if this is fiction or non-fiction, but it makes me really upset. And makes me think of my cousin who is so pretty and lovely and brilliant, only if the relatives left her alone to figure her own stuff out!

rain girl said...

@red soul... kahani ghar ghar ke. :P
tell your cousin to pull up her socks and deal with them politely but firmly.

but it's sad, our own families..all they care about is look, status and money... no one asks whether the guy's nature is good or not.