Save the Date – I (Short Story)

It’s November& isn’t a sweet November yet, with no travel assignments, no girl around & aah.. weddings to attend in queue. Marriage, the word itself is all to scream anyone who is a free soul, loves his/her space, wanted to explore the world as the idea of getting married is the end to all liberties of life. The practice of caging an eligible bachelor itself starts from these weddings and if someone falls in age group of 25-30 should be cautious enough of attending any wedding as in Indian weddings you cannot expect any personal space because the oldies will show no mercy on your “Happily Unmarried” status & will fire back to back rounds of bullets like most personal questions on you with no escape route. They will scrutinise & qualify you for some third person without caring your concern.

Take 1..Delhi💬
“Your lipstick stains…”all of sudden I am back from wedding trauma as this sweet track gazed me towards my phone that is ringing ..Its Tarun
“Shubh, please be ready by 7 pm..I’ll pick you up and for god sake be ready means ready to fly..i am hoping for some mercy before my wedding” he said in so fast & furious way that I won’t be able to say hello to him.
“Mercy on wedding..Are you serious??”I replied & we laughed.
I show some mercy on him getting punctual for the first time in life and here we left Delhi for Tarun’s wedding. He is my best friend & will soon be getting trap in wedding affair and interestingly the arrangements of funeral to his freedom is arranged at Jaipur for a week long spree of functions and I am accompanying him in this traumatic cause for moral support. After a drive of 4 hrs we reached Jaipur.

Take 2..Jaipur💬
“Hi!! Brido..oh! Shruti, You’re getting more & more beautiful everyday…what’s the secret of this glow Ms.Fair & Lovely”…I said in a witty manner loaded with laughter blast & in less than a second found myself embraced between so many red-hot cruel eyes starring & asking for my exit plan.
“It is just like your bunk comments those are getting more annoying & irritating with everyday” she replied to save my exit & then slowly whispered in my ears “Don’t worry I’ll find one for you, glowing more than Fair n Lovely..”
It’s a lovely evening in Jaipur & I am expecting a buzzing night as its bachelors party of Tarun.
“Why Jaipur..I mean Tarun can manage to explore a Palace hotel of your choice in Delhi” I questioned Shruti
“Fool its not about fort or’s about heritage & its not about finding palaces, its about finding souls. Wedding happens once in lifetime so make it most memorable experience ” She replied philosophically.
“Lol!…Once in life..”I laughed sarcastically and she added “Actually its our dream”
“Tarun never told me about his wild dream of making memories..” I replied
“Our means me & my best friend Surbhi…she arranged everything and I’ll arrange her dream”Again philosophical Shruti
“Shubh..” Tarun shouting behind me
“What man…why are you shouting”..
“Oh! My god I thought you are still sleeping” he laughed and we followed to the venue of Bachelor’s Party that already spoiled the heart and soul of our friends sailed from Delhi because it looks like a Ladies sangeet(music) with allowance of men.
“What is this…you got engaged”Tarun inquired as I am wearing a ring on that special finger indicating red signals for old aunties to avoid their unwanted questions about my wedding status.
“yeah!! I am and I am not a monk like you..falling in love then travelled odd 250 kms. away to attend his own wedding”I replied with agitation and sense of no mercy.
“You ass-hole..enjoy its my Bachelor’s party”he said stressing on Bachelor word
“Tarun…I don’t mind enjoying but please don’t call this Mahila Sangeet(Ladies Music) a bachelors party…for God sake look at the pale faces of your friends from Delhi”I said in serious tone.
“Give me ten minutes Bro!”Tarun smiled like he will wind up everything
like we Indians manage everything on jugaad(alternate solutions),some punjabi songs followed with drinks are enough for fetching the treat hunger of friends.
While people are busy in enjoying vibes of punjabi music I kept my corner meanwhile Shruti waved me & calling my name loudly..
“Shubh..She is Surbhi undergoing similar project as yours so I thought you’re the right person for her to help on it..”Shruti introduced us & left…like somebody is introducing me first time to her.

There is always a first time, for everything provided it comes in life for once..

Read further in next part that will disclose the first time moment between Shubh & Shruti..till then Save the date!

Author: Prashantt

🔭A hotel sales professional, food & travel lover, published travel & leisure writer. Chef Gordon Ramsay & Chef Ranveer Brar are favourites. I love to read indian authors, Nikita Singh the most favourite with John Green & Nicholas Sparks are my kinds of reads. I hope you will enjoy visiting my blog. Open for suggestions & advices. *****This is an AWARD FREE BLOG, your love towards my writing would be my reward so your feedbacks & suggestions are always valuable for me***** Have a great day & smile a lot😊

17 thoughts on “Save the Date – I (Short Story)”

  1. Prashaaaant! You finally uploaded the fiction and it’s relevant (most people suffer through this!) And it’s a fun read! You know what, now that I’ve read it, of course I’m hooked and want to know what happens next but I’m also looking forward to reading more fictions from you!
    Ps – set up date, let’s see how that goes for the guy. Wearing a fake wedding ring. Hahaha!

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    1. Hey! Vageesha..i’ll upload the parts in gap of 2 days however your feedbacks always cherished my day.
      I’ll post here three stories that stood in editor’s choice category.
      Fake ring is the root of idea behind the story took from real life experience😂

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        1. Haha..this was done by my cousin on my sister’s wedding but abhi bechare ki shaadi ho gayi😂 I keep distance from family social gatherings instead of doing tantrums😅


    1. Thank you so much, glad you liked it.
      The concept came from real incidence, found it funny to write a cool story.
      I will look forward to your view on its 2nd part that is uploaded again.
      Stay safe & be well!😇

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    1. This one is published story and won editor’s choice in a competition longvtime back, after some years I did cut copy paste & posted here in parts.
      That fake wedding ring idea came from real life observation😂😂😂

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      1. Ahannn😂😂😂, I must say real life observations are the best😂😂 and I can really see that here..!🤪
        I really loved that idea..
        Also the piece deserved to be won an editors choice.. damnn good🙌🏻💞

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