heylooo ppl this has been a long time coming… you(M especially) were waiting eagerly.. and tbh even I was waiting for the story to visit me.. and we are all glad it is finally here😂😂
Previously on Quiet..
The door opened before we rung the bell, and there was my surprise. Anshita’s almost boyfriend Indranil was standing there, grinning creepily.
Indranil is a senior, and apparently, he’s also a modern prince. I must admit he has a nice house, but other than that, I don’t get why she likes the guy. Also, they never told me he was rich!!
He leads us to the rooftop where a bunch of strangers were gathered. Some punjabi song was screaming through the speakers. People had already emptied a dozen bottles. He tells us we just HAD to view the sunset from there and disappears in the crowd.
And because Ansh is crazy for him, she disappears behind him.. but I would like to think she went away because of our fight.
The rest of the night went as I would’ve expected-
- Ansh remains pissed, and stays away from me.
- I get angry at her, for breaking her promise and blame her for bringing me here.
- Nobody approaches me… so no small talks(huh.. lucky)
- Then, I am left alone with my thoughts.. so I have conversations with myself.
- I complaint about Indranil and Anshita’s stupid complex non-relationship.
- I admit that the sunset really is wonderful!
- I complaint about the dancing, about the people, about the drinks.
- I declare countless times that I was leaving. Then, I blame Ansh some more.
- And I blame myself for coming here, and sulking/hating every minute.
But today, there is something else on my mind. My next thought would usually be creating an excuse to get home.. but today it is different.
Ansh’s voice is screaming in my head-
Its not nothing. You are hearing things, crickets, whistles and now bees! My nani says these things can be warnings from the..
these things can be warnings..
My nani says.. Warnings!
Dude, am I not loud enough?? Warnings!!
And her voice repeats itself.. Ok I got it! Warnings! But about what?
Indranil? Ansh? The house? Party?? The drinks?? (I gulp down my glass) What were all the weird sounds?? Crickets, whistles, bees?
What? Ughh these songs!! (another glass down) Pretty sure no one here even understands Punjabi! Can’t everyone just shut up! My mind requires some quiet! I can’t concentrate. ( one more)
“Hey there, Pari. My god.. take it slow..” said a voice outside my brain, it was Sam, short for Samiksha, very short for the girl, I ignored for the last 5 months, and the person you must avoid at all time because she makes you want to be murderer.🙂
“Hello, sam. How are you?” I asked her, eating the rest of my sentence- What the hell are you doing here, and what the fuck do you want?
“Ah..I am excellent. At a party like on every Friday night. Fancy seeing you here.. I know this is not your scene.”
I just wanna strangle her neck so bad! “Heh, right.”
“Who are you with? I didn’t think Indranil would know you.”
“I am here with ansh- wait are those sirens? Why are the police coming here? Or is it an ambulance?”
“Girl, come on! If you don’t want to admit you are alone tonight.. its okay but excusing with police and stuff is too much.”
“What excuse? do you not hear.. (right… warnings) uhmm nevermind Sam. I am alone.. who are you with?”
I think she babbled about some “awesome-cool-handsome” guy for 10 minutes, but fortunately I have learned very well how to shut her out and I could think clearly!
I think about the siren sounds. The warnings have become way louder and more intense.
“Anyaway.. thanks for listening, Pari. See, this is why I like you, you never say anything, nothing good nor bad. You are not judg-ey at all! Everyone here is able to tolerate you..“
“Anytime, Sam” I mutter. “See ya later(never).”
She gets on my last nerve with every letter that leaves her mouth. Everyone can tolerate you.. huh .. bs. Do they really believe I am that ‘shy and good’ girl?
“Aahhhhhh” I massage my head as I hear loud ringing. I run towards the restroom but a crowd had gathered by the terrace door.
I hear angry voices .. I try to scan the scene, while a huge migraine starts blowing up my mind. Ohh what a sight! Ansh and Sam shouting at each other. And Indranil was trying to calm them down.
“Its about my friend” shouts one of them.
“Well its about MY BOY-friend!” and I am pretty sure it is Sam and not Ansh who pulls Indranil towards her.
Wait.. .. did she say boyfriend? Indranil is Sam’s boyfriend? Is that why they’re fighting?
“Owwww” I shout. “Ansh.. help.. its hurting.. plese listen to meI am sor- sorry .. hel- help.”
But everything was too loud. No one could hear me, hell even I couldn’t hear myself, the ringing was SO LOUD!
I drag myself towards the three of them, and I hold Ansh and say, “y Bink barn- ils bout tis height. be top“
“Oh my God! Pari, are you Okay?? What are you saying?”
“I – I think the warnings are bout- about this fight.. pl-please stop“
“Okay.. okay.. Indranil, we will have a talk later and Sam.. piss off.”
Sam leaves and I see Indranil follow her. Ansh asks “Is it better now, Pari? I am sorry too I should’ve list-“
“No.. its still too loud. I was wrong..” I say.
“Pari.. its okay, it will be okay, I hear you.. I am calling for help” she softly replies.
Suddenly, it was all quiet. No punjabi songs. No shouts from Sam. No crickets. No whistles. No bees. No sirens. No ringing. Only Ansh’s voice- I hear you. I hear you. I hear you.
And then- Quiet.
But there will be an epilogue out soon.
Hello again guys.. welcome back to reality. Pls understand when I say soon, I mean whenever I finish it! A day, 3 days, a week, whenever but within 10 days.
What do you think has happened? I hear you? Quiet?? What.. why?!! Let me know you thoughts and one thing you’ve loved the most in this part.
See ya.. SOOOOOON 😉😂