It was pretty cold that day. Misty.
The gods were pretty not in the mood that day, so wasn't I.
Ahaana didn't wish me.
Was I such a ragpicker for her..? Was the friendship we shared from Pre-Nursery times to date, fading or rather it had faded into oblivion.? Was it because some common friends had leaked my feelings to her and she rather felt disgusted with the idea..?
BREAKFAST IS READY.! My mother screamed.! And all the grave thoughts vanished with the tempting thoughts of the highly calorific diet waiting .
I was already late for office and the cab could be there any moment I gulped everything down.
Office cabs are a zoo always, because
One: They are stuffed par capacity.
Two: They have all breeds of people, from a snobby bitchy bahu, an egoistic moron , to a balding gay, to a hot babe.. Yaa I had one..!!
I entered the plush building and I shared glances with Asmita.... IGNORED LIKE DUST(not anything new for a loser like me).
Asmita Narula was the blood pumping machine at office. All of my Intern gang would skip a beat every time she giggled childishly while having conversations with her other contenders. Yaa , her gang had girls contending for the hottest girl at the office tag, but she was the goddess . She was from my deptt, from MDI ,super hot. She didn't know how to tie her hair though, she used to always keep on dressing them. How Sushmita Sen from Main Hoon Naa type.
I had just kept my laptop bag and checked in the intercom, when Ankur's message shook my ass.
He wanted to talk of something serious. Serious in boys, just to define is not the serious for girls.
We have different definitions.. like MHH(Manager Harami Hai) , BKN(Babe Kamini Nikli) , GKY (Ghar Ki Yaad) , PKK ( Paiso Ki Killat) and the rest were usual stuff , not so serious.
We went to the outside dhaba for maggi and chai. Food for thought as they say. We called up Vineet and Prashant too to join us.
So Ankur started and within moments I understood it was a BKN issue. His Fantti ( equivalent of a GF in punjabi ) had apparently ditched him because of long distance relationship issues.
Ankur wanted advice on how to get over it.
Our answer in rhyme came. Lets go over for a night out at Sankalp's place.. desi dance and vodka makes you forget the worst woes.. this was "just" a girl. I needed a break from Ahaana too. A break from her thoughts. Ankur readily agreed to forget his sorrows in exchange.
So plans were made, everybody convinced their parents that it was Raju's birthday and that he was alone in Gurgaon m as his family was in Jaipur so to not make him feel left out we were going over his place.
Everybody's parents agreed too,none of them retaliated with counter questions.
During the day Sana kept me updated about how left out she felt in a girls college and how only high end shopping helped her. She was going again today with her mom. ZARA and Mango. were going to mint money again today.
Some formatting work kept coming in to me , during the day at office and I was free by 5. We waited for Raju and Rohit to get free and by 7:30 we were roaring for fun.
We hopped on to Raju's personal CRV and left for his Flat. Raju led quite a lavish life it seemed but it was more than that, he was indeed alone. He missed his familly big time and looked on for excuses to go back to meet his family.
We had kebabs at his flat,vegetarian for me and Ankur. Another reason why we are such best friends.
At around 9:30 we left for Sankalp's flat.
Vineet and Sankalp asked us to stop on way for some namkeen,burgers,"soft drinks" and other stuff.
So we stopped at a plush mall in gurgaon and searched for groceries. Nowhere . stupid fools we were. We collected burgers and on way I and Ankur went in S. Olivers' showroom , Ankur had to buy a present for his elder brother.
Just when I was sorting the variety of T-Shirts, I spotted more than hosiery. The similar mane I was acquainted to from school times. It was Sana.
Sana shrieked with joy after she spotted me.Ankur stayed at a distance, watching me and Sana hug.
We exchanged pleasantries and Ankur stayed where he was. I pulled Ankur towards where we were standing and introduced him. Sana was more than delighted to meet him,I had bugged her big time in the past 4 months with Ankur's stories . Ankur the babe with brains sucker he was , he was thrilled too. It was evident.
The other brothers started searching for us and my phone started buzzing. We paid for a T-Shirt and left after exchanging good-byes.
So we reached Sankalp's flat and installed the hookah. Ankur,Rohit,Vineet and Raju thrived on it.
We started with beer , I had one and felt dizzy. Yup, I am bad at drinking, I behave like a 6 year old girl, ready to kill you with her bedtime sweet bitching after one beer.
I did that for the whole night,that's what the rest tell me. From how "CUTE" Ahaana was to how Raju resembled Aamir Khan to how I wanted to kill the senior at work to how Prashant was hiding about his girlfriend from us to how I kissed for the first time and to how much I liked Dal Makhani( We had some ordered from Pandara road). I remember being fed like an infant by the brotherly gang and how I hugged and kissed each one of them in exchange.
I was also told that I was even interested in why Rohit had his fly open after he came back from loo.
One beer it was.
All of us woke up in the morning and I had pain in the head. I went in the loo to discover half an inch high swelling. What was I doing..?
I was informed that I tried to dance and fell with my head crashing on the floor.
I promised never to drink "TOO MUCH" after that night. We got up and rushed to office at 12. Ha ha ha... Yes..! And luckily none of our managers noticed. Smart and blessed all of us were.