Thursday, May 13, 2010

Romance In the Rain


It was a taxing and stressful day brought about by the chaos in her office.  She needed some refuge, someone who could be man enough to ease her of some burdens in her heart, someone to whom she can share her work and who could help her.

The young man who was sitting adjacent to her had been transferred from another office and had joined last week. He was possibly shy as he made no attempt to talk to her even when she smiled at him a couple of times. She felt rebuffed. He looked tall, dusky and handsome. She actually wanted to cultivate his friendship. But he was aloof and distant making her gradually dislike him. She had also found him always staring at her whenever she glanced at his side.

As she stepped outside her office building that evening, she saw thick dark clouds gathered in the horizon, threatening to break into heavy rain. Her house was only two blocks away and she had to be at her home to meet someone. As she ventured out, a strong easterly wind started to blow furiously followed by a heavy downpour. Thank God, a small umbrella was always in her bag in cases like this. She braved the strong wind and the ferocious downpour when she unfolded it. The small umbrella was fragile and opened outside drenching her completely.

She heard some footsteps running behind her. She turned to see but she could not make out in the blinding rain and darkness. There was practically none in the road except occasional passing cars. She was scared and she quickened her steps. The man behind also hurried. She started to run. Very soon the man behind caught up with her.

It was her new colleague in the office. “Madam, you forgot your phone and the keys to your house. I saw you already out on the road and so I had to come running behind you. Come closer, I will accompany you up to your house.”

“How sweet of you to have drenched yourself only to hand over the keys and mobile? I thought you were rude as you never smiled back or befriended me. How wrong I was”, she said as she extended her hand. He took her hand and they walked together hand in hand under the heavy downpour smiling and giggling. She had found a new friend she had been wanting, thanks to the rain. A new romance blossomed as his arms wrapped her tightly.


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Love,



Written for Thursday Tales (Tale No. 7)
Photo Courtesy: Nilgunkara

23 comments:

  1. simplicity and love can make a post intriguing too. and a plot needn't be complicated to spark interest. so often, a gesture of help can lead to love n romance. u written it well.

    keep writing, ur stories are indeed getting better.

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  2. A lovely post,most enjoyable to read.

    Take care and have a lovely day.
    Mommy Yvonne.

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  3. A great beginning to a romance story. I want to know more about these people. =)

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  4. Good one Amity.. simple..cute..well written..I enjoyed it.

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  5. Beautifully written, Amity...the love and hope is truly uplifting. I really enjoyed reading this and finding myself lost in the rainy romance.

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  6. How often we misjudge those faces around us. Your simple tale told a profound truth. Thanks for sharing. Roland

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  7. very beautiful story :D
    i love happy endings

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  8. Hi Leo;

    Thanks so much for your encouraging comments, glad you like it!

    Yeah, I am trying my best to improve on my short story writing, as I am not as much good as like others and you!

    That's a resolution! :)

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  9. Hi Mommy Yvonne;

    Thank you so much!

    Hugs! ^.^

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  10. Hi Carina;

    I will try to write some more about them soon... and hope you will like it!

    Thanks Carina....:)

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  11. Ramesh;

    Thank you so much, glad you like it and enjoyed it!

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  12. Hi Sam;

    Yeah, it is fitting for you as you are still very young at heart!

    Thanks so much you enjoyed my simple story!

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  13. Hi Roland;

    Yeah, you are right, but deep inside this face hides a very special feelings for someone...only it must come out for real!

    Thanks and welcome to Dreams...:)

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  14. Rajlaksmi hello;

    Me, too, I love happy endings but more often than not my tales seem to end poignantly...:)

    This time, I did it rightly, on a happy ending...:)

    Thanks to you, hope you will come back again...:)

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  15. I enjoyed reading your story Amity. I love rain and would be most delighted to walk in it with someone special. You've captured the moment quite beautifully with a promise of new beginnings.

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  16. I think we all fear strangers but once we get to know them, we will see they're not as bad as we imagine

    good story

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  17. Hi Sharla;

    Me, too I love rain and it feels kinda so romantic walking with someone special, hand in hand under the rain...:)

    Thanks Sharla, glad u love my story!

    :)

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  18. Hi Sharla;

    Me, too I love rain and it feels kinda so romantic walking with someone special, hand in hand under the rain...:)

    Thanks Sharla, glad u love my story!

    :)

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  19. Lissa;

    yes, it is...and it depends also on the kind of a stranger...but with a colleague, he could not be completely a stranger!

    thank you so much Lissa!

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