Sunday, 11 September 2011

Mysterious Person (chapter 2)


Mysterious Person in Jessica's life


Chapter 2


"Oh....this headache is gonna kill me one day..What time is it?" Jessica fumbled with the blankets and managed to get out of the bed. She opened the window, "hmmm....its dark, cold and breezy outside" The wind in her thick black curly hair made her look breath-takingly beautiful. The clock struck two in the morning. "I feel butterflies in my tummy, oh yes ofcourse I forgot to have my dinner" "Time to have mommy-cooked delicious dinner" Jessica decided.
Her long white silk laced gown brushed against the staircase as she descended down to the kitchen. "I am just too bored to microwave food, cold food might be good for this stupid headache" she laughed on her silly joke. As she started with her delicious cold food "Why is it that I cant stop thinking about Mike? I feel like talking to him ...rather complaining to him, what was so important that he had to leave me alone for so long. Did he even cared about me all these years? Or Am I over-reacting to this situation. I need to get some rest." Jessica rushed to her bedroom and wrapped herself up with the blankets.
Tring......Tringgg....
"Huuhhh...I dont believe someone is calling up so late."
"Hello?..........Hello?"
No reply. 
"Is this Mike?"
The line disconnected.
"Someone is just fooling around me" Jessica tried not to think about Mike, but all her efforts were in vain. She even dreamed of Mike !


Next day...


Jessica woke up with a big smile on her face, "Merry Christmas to Me !" she whispered.
Christmas has always been a big day in Jessica's life. As a kid she used to spend her Christmas holidays with her parents, friends, relatives and yes, not to forget lots and lots of gifts!
But this year is different. It would be just she and her mom. 
She quickly stepped out of her bed, had warm water shower, put on her favorite lavender colored dress that she gifted herself as her Christmas present. 
She hurried down the stairs to the living room.
"Mom..." 
No reply
"Mom, where are you?"
Jessica searched the entire house. All in vain.
"Why did she leave me alone today ? Why she always goes out after every few days? And when she comes back, she doesnt let me know about her whereabouts." the thoughts made her feel sick.


The door bell rang.
Jessica was lost in her thoughts. The door bell rang again.









Saturday, 10 September 2011

Mysterious Person (chapter 1)





The Mysterious Person in Jessica's Life.


Chapter 1


This all started 7 years back at the time of Christmas. Jessica, a young and vibrant lady in her late twenties, working as a HR consultant in a reputed Bank in South California. She is a gem of beauty, fair complexioned with high cheekbones, straight nose and deep blue eyes. People simply loved her for her simplicity and honesty.
24th Dec, 1988, On the eve of Christmas, "Jessica, if you are done with your decoration, can we have supper?" Mom yelled.
"Sure Mom, five minutes more.." Jessica replied Politely.
"I had been getting these blank calls all day, and when I call back, the person doesnt attend my call" Jessica was murmuring to herself, "Oh God, please no headache tomorrow, I need to enjoy my Christmas Party". The Phone rings again. 
"Hello?"
"Hi, Jess" a deep husky voice said.
"Yes. Who is it?"
"I guess you dont remember me anymore. Its Mike."  the voice was filled with pain.
"Oh Mike, Where have you been all these years after college? I tried to contact you so many times but just couldnt reach you."
"Sorry Jess, for making you wait so long. I had some unfinished work to complete. But I havent changed my phone number"
"What? ...." (but I used to call on that number everyday for last 2 years, the number which was out   of service for all this while) 
"Anyway, I am glad to hear your voice, Jess. It feels as if nothing has changed"
"Mike, I need to meet you as soon as possible".
He could feel the eagerness and enthusiasm in her voice, but he replied coldly.
"Well, same here. Oh I need to go now. Will call you later..." The line disconnected.
"Jessica, We are done with our supper, If at all you are hungry, the leftover is kept in the refrigerator." Mom yelled again.
"Alright Mom, thanx." Jessica doesnt mind her Mom being angry all the time. She loves her just the way she is.
"I am too thrilled to be hungry, thought Jessica. Was it Mike who was calling me all day? What made him hung up so soon, he dint even wait for me to say bye." Jessica was lost in her thoughts and fell asleep.