The way we, (Ashu, Kavi & Me) enjoy our one hour lunch break is as if we would never get it back again ever.
It has become an everyday scenario of my friends getting personal calls during the break. When they are on calls, I relish my lunch as I am always a hungry kid.
As usual, we were having our lunch, chitchatting & laughing.
Suddenly I noticed Ashu disconnected the call. I ignored her action considering it as her personal matter.
We continued with our giggles on Kavi's pjs. We were on our way back to our lab, when again she got a call. This time she disconnected and looked at us. We both were already looking at her.
She said, from the past one year she is getting a very strange call. Strange......sounds interesting. Soon will be part of my blog.
She then started narrating like a flashback.
One year back, a boy had called and introduced himself as Sunil.
"Hi, I am Sunil. Can I talk to Reshma?" (In a typical North Indian bhaiyya accent.
"Sorry, this is a wrong number", and Ashu disconnected the phone.
Few months passed by.
Again she got a call,
Again she got a call,
"Hi, I am Sunil. Can I talk to Reshma?"
"Sorry, this is a wrong number".
After some time again,
"Please, can I talk to Reshma. It's urgent, please".
"I told you this is not Reshma. Which number you want?"
He narrated the number.
"Yes, the number is right but I am not Reshma. She might have changed the number and I must have got her number".
and Ashu disconnected the phone.
Next day he called again.
"Please arrange our meeting. I want to talk to her. I can't live without her. "
"How can I arrange your meeting? I don't know any of you. Who are you and why are you after her?"
He then narrated his long love story to Ashu.
"I am from north India. Even Reshma. I am a driver here and
never liked to study. I didn't complete my school also.
Padhne ka mann nahi karta......kitabe katne ko daudti hai( I don't feel like studying....books suck)
I like Reshma and we were soon going to marry.
The only problem with the relation is she is Muslim and I am Hindu.
Her family shifted one year back to Mumbai. Since that time I am trying to contact her. She gave me this number before going and I am searching for her since past one year. I am really afraid and dont know what to do. "
Ashu was shocked after hearing this. She told him to have faith in God and wait patiently for her call.
"Its already high time. I have been already waiting since a year."
"Why didn't you convey this situation to cops? They would have helped you and by now you would have got Reshma back"
"I dont know anybody and I am afraid to take any action."
"Don't worry, you just concentrate on your job. She will come back to you if she's in your destiny."
and Ashu disconnected the call.
She compared the number with the one he had called the day before. Both the numbers were different.
"Intriguing!", I exclaimed.
"I don't think so it is intriguing in any way. The guy is just playing a prank or else flirting.
In order to hear your voice he is creating a story and finding a reason to talk to you", said Kavita.
One fine day, he called again. Instead of Ashu, Kavita received the call.
"We have already told you that we cant help you. If you call again, we will complain about you to cops."
The boy got frightened and disconnected the call.
In an early morning, a woman called Ashu. She introduced herself as Sunil's wife.
"What does my husband talk to you? I have seen your number many a times on his phone."
Hearing this, Ashu found the situation very much fishy.
"Why don't you ask your husband?" said Ashu.
"Please tell me quickly now before my husband comes".
Ashu disconnected the call.
Late in the evening, he called back, this time with another different number but with the same story."This is too much." Kavita gave his number to her uncle who is a cop in Mumbai branch.
Investigation is going on with the number. To be continued....