was well known as Richie more than his real name. David was
the first one to join Abraham Men's Hairstylist and now that
the institute had a strength of 2500 with 250 branches around
the State, David used to boss around though everyone knew
he was little rattle but a cool guy to be around with his
happening new innovative hairstyles on his customers which
mostly started with unwanted cut at the ends, so called ERROR
which he confessed to most of his customers. He was a lovable,
fun loving handsome guy. And, since the parlor was unisex,
we would have a doubt if he didn't have enough girl friends.
He's simply the sweet next door type who'd buy flowers for
anyone who caught his attention! Presumptions aside, he was
a great worker and used to forget to even talk to his girlfriend
who was going to be his beloved wife soon!
Every evening Milton,
his colleague in the billing section would say, "Hey Linda
called thrice on the land phone." Richie was restricted to
take his hand phone inside. He would not be worried to see 25 missed
calls to find out who called him as he knew that it came only from
Linda. Linda did not do to find fault with David. She wanted to
express how much she loved him. and she thought that a playful guy
like David would definitely understand it one day! She would always
say-"I love you more than anything else in this world"
when she used to hang up when he would say, "Grow up Angel.
That's not true."
She loved to be called
as Angel by David. Linda used to act so matured. She would say,
"I don't want to disturb you. Go to bed lovely! I know it should
have been a tiring day!" David would have been half asleep
by then! This beautiful couple decided to get married. "It
was David who said that. This is a bit fast for me. I never expected
David to come up this quick about our settling down!" Linda
exclaimed to Mary, her close friend.
In the event of their
marriage, both the little ones did lots of planning secretly to
make this day a simple but a memorable one for one and all who was
to come to their wedding. She planned to buy some special red roses
for the couples who came for the evening and a card to all showing
their thankfulness for making it a DAY. Right from the apparels
to the hairstyle, Linda decided it for David. Linda was too possessive
of David however the sense of maturity in her made her silent in
many occasions, as David was the heartthrob of many girls in their
There was ten days left for the special day, when the couple decided
to take break by being together after tiring and busy working schedules.
Linda never liked when David said-"Honey, we will meet Rocking
restaurant." She hated to meet in restaurants, as she was one
waitress herself. The meet this time was at the Eve's Lake -A romantic
place that was not too popular place in such a small city. David
wanted to give his angel a surprise for the first time. He bought
her a diamond pendant with silver plated thin chain. He was awaiting
her presence this time. He wasn't patient as this was the first
time he waited, as it was only Linda who used to wait and had never
complained. He knew now what it was to make the other person wait.
The clock struck 6.
David excising his head and eyes in the urge to see his girl was
becoming restless. He didn't want to buzz her in her hand phone.
At the opposite, he wanted her to call him as he had changed his
dialer tune to a very favorite number of Linda-"I would do
anything for you" and wanted to give her a surprise. It was
half past six, which ticked seven and then eight. Wanting to know
if Linda was alright, he called her on the hand phone and was amused
to hear the IVR which said the phone was switched off. David was
desperate now. He called up the restaurant and heard Mary's voice
and said. "Hey Mary, this is David!
Mary interrupted him
and said- "Hey thanks David. I know that you have called to
wish me. I knew Linda would tell you.give the phone to her quickly.
I have got to tell her something. Through this nonstop talk by Mary,
David realized that his angel wasn't there and paused for a moment
and said- Hey I just called to say that I m held up at my work place.
Tried Linda's Hand phone. She is not reachable." "But
she left at half past four itself." This phrase brought little
tension to David. With a trembling and disturbed tone, he said"
I think she would have reached the place where we decided to meet.
Anyways catch up later and you have a great evening. Bye."
Now that he not only
lost his patience, worriedly took his bike and started riding as
fast as he could. His eyes waving around, his heart beating fast,
made him difficult to analyze what might be the problem. It was
almost ticking 10 when his hand phone buzzed. With little bit of
sigh that it was Linda who was calling up, he picked up his phone
to see that it was a call from his office. He picked up the phone
in tension and said "Hello" in a gruff voice.
Hey Dude! Said Milton.
Waiting for your girl friend? Don't worry Dude; she is here since
5 pm. I dint know that you left early today. I was told that you
were with Franklin." Franklin was the oldest client and David
was instructed to handle whenever he was in. I made Linda wait here
and warned about Franklin. "She was worried and called me to
find out if you were still busy." I just enquired to know that
you left early." Tears dropped down David's eyes for the first
time. He didn't realize that if it was his fast heartbeat or that
painful love brought that tears. He has happy now.
The cold breeze brought
out the chilled sweat off him. He closed his eyes to wipe off his
love tears. When he reached the end of the street, he saw his angel
waiting out the door with little fear, as it was too dark. Not even
halting the bike, David just threw his bike and ran towards his
beloved and gave her a tight hug and said." I have never felt
realized that I was so madly in love with you. I prayed to god for
the first time in my life." After a deep breathe, he said,
"I love you more than anything else in this world." Linda
who was watching this, not too tensed, smiled and said, I love you
Contributing Story Teller
Amritha Hari is a character who has recently started loving
writing and reading books. I am interested in reading short stories
with happy climaxes.