College days are always remembered as the most memorable days of one’s life and that too when they are full of fun, spontaneity, liberty and pranks. In my case, my experience has been quite strange.
Ryan my best friend was a handsome hunk and the heartthrob of the college. Despite being arrogant he was the Romeo of many female hearts, but no girl could ever strike the cord of his heart. One day as a ragging game Ryan bragged his group that he will play a prank on Sally and will trap her in his love; if he succeeds then they will accept him as their leader.
Impressing Sally was not a cake walk, but after trying too hard Ryan accomplished in his mean task at last. They dated each other and came closer within sometime…Sally was in love with Ryan.
On that fateful day Ryan revealed the reality shamelessly. Sally couldn’t face that humiliation, and with her broken heart ran back to her hostel. She left the college and didn’t appear ever. We finished our exams and bid farewell to the college. Ryan was my friend, but I never appreciated his nasty act of pulling the prank on that poor girl.
I was now trying to settle in my father’s office and was not in touch with my college friends. After a gap of two months I started getting messages from Ryan. We were getting connected again like before. One weekend he wanted to have a video chat with me; it seemed that he wanted to share something with me.
The video chat started, I was surprised to see Sally sitting on the sofa behind Ryan; I was so happy to see her with Ryan that it seemed like a big burden being offloaded my heart.
“Ryan hasn’t changed a bit,’ I told myself and waited for him to give the good news.
‘Hey buddy, I want to tell you something,’ Ryan started. In the mean time Sally got up and went out of the room. Ryan continued, ‘you know “Sally”…after that prank she got so disturbed that….’
‘That…..’ I was keen to know his twisted love story…
‘That last month she committed suicide…’ he was uncomfortable.
‘Since then I feel a burden on my heart and sometimes I feel claustrophobic….I don’t know why?’ Ryan’s voice started becoming unclear …
Suddenly the power supply stopped. I came out in my balcony, breathed deeply and started thinking about Ryan and Sally episode; ‘what was it that was visible to me today,’…my body shivered ‘ it was good he didn’t know that he is being watched by someone from the parallel world…otherwise….’
Disclaimer: This is the work of imagination…maybe inspired by Halloween activities 🙂