WISH YOU WERE HERE

She was ecstatic! She was on her way to the airport to meet him, he was coming to meet her.

The cold wind was stinging her cheeks, but she didn't mind, she was too thrilled.

After six months, they were finally going to meet for the first time, and she'll be able to touch him and get lost in his scent.

They're going to be together!

She smiled as she thinks about him singing Pink Floyd's "Wish you were here"... He sings it all the time on the phone. He loves Pink Floyd. Now she'll be able to see and hear him sing for real.

They've been kissing each other on the phone for too long, she wanted to kiss his sweet lips and hug him so tight when she meets him.

She felt as if her heart was going to leap out of her chest, the excitement was going to kill her.

She tried dialling his number to see if he'd arrived before her, but his phone was still switched off...

"Good", she thought, she had skipped supper and was now starting to feel hungry, "I can grab a sandwich or something before he reaches".

The cab pulled up in front of the terminal. She paid the driver and hurried inside without even bothering to take the change.

The air inside already smelled different...

She rushed to the cafe n bought a vegetarian sandwich, the most edible airport food she could find, and took a hesitant bite...hmm...not too bad.

When she was halfway with the sandwich, the news came...

"IC- 414, the 9:00pm Indian Airlines flight from Bangalore to Kolkata has exploded in mid-air... Indian Airlines deeply...foul play....no survivors....."

The words were fading, she was numb.

She felt as if something inside her had just died.

She dropped the sandwich and walked dazedly outside.


Beep! Beep!

Her message tone rang and she slowly took her phone out, her hands cold and shivering.

ONE NEW MESSAGE FROM Jay

Her heart was pounding. She opened it...

"Wish you were here..."

Comments

  1. wow.
    this is so ...i dunno..
    and jay!!!
    and he dies too.
    :(

    and i loved the last part..

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  2. wow....simply...wow!!!!i lubd it..

    p.s ill cum by train....and nhot dying so soon..b4 kissing u..um,..ummah

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  3. I thought the sms would say "Sorry missed the flight!"

    Anyways "wish you were here" sms from his ghost is a bit selfish. true friend/lover wouldn't want her to die for his selfish ghosty comfort :P

    Or maybe it was nothing supernatural. A lesser disaster preceded the greater one. Perhaps before he boarded the flight, Jay's mobile suffered the same fate as yours did at Underground. After stealing, the thief expectedly and obviously switched off the mobile. But just before throwing away the SIM card, he thought of having some sick mindless fun, and was sending out messages to people (especially females) on the contact list. Perhaps "wish you were here" was a message Jay had previously drafted for her or even sent to her on previous occasions.

    Heck, why am I trying to rationalize a fiction and ruin its art value! :)

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  4. if the above is trying to be funny... umm he is not...and even though his logic makes sense... u r not supposed to judge a short story like this, forgive me but i have a habit of correcting people hu r begging to be corrected..

    anywas...

    poooof*****

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  5. if the above the above is trying to be funny... umm he is not...and even though his logic makes sense... u r not supposed to judge a long comment to a short story like this, forgive me but i have a habit of correcting people hu r begging to be corrected..

    anywas... <---What was any?

    poooof*****

    ;)

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