When it rains.. #WordsMatter

When it rains, I feel the weather gets romantic. I know it is a cliche, but I love the feeling of anticipation, new beginnings that rain brings. Many of our hindi movies have a romance blooming in the rains and Yash Chopra movies are masters at it. Think the ‘Pyar kar liya toh kya’ song in the rain, even ‘Kabhi Kabhie’ has snow falling, songs in Chandni in the rain saying ‘Lagi aaj saawan ki phir woh ghadi hai’. And another song which shows Kareena dancing in the rain. Kareena has a whole lot of movies in which she is finding love by dancing in the rain like Jab We Met, Chameli, Asoka and more. But, when I saw this prompt, all I could think of was writing a love story set in the rain. Here’s a start of a love story set in the background of rain. Hope you enjoy it and let me know your love story in the rain.

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Varsha hated the rains and especially if she had to ride on her scooter.  The sleets of rain on her face felt like needles.  But,  one needs to go to work and therefore to commute.  As she was rushing to cross the traffic signal,  it turned red.  With a sigh, she turned off the scooter engine and looked at the signal which was counting down from 180. 

Looking around Varsha stared in wonder as she saw a guy cycling towards her, breaking the signal.  He was dressed to the nines in office wear with a helmet and sneakers.  What’s more,  the helmet was pink.  She stared and it looked like he was moving in slow motion, towards her.  He was saying something,  but she couldn’t hear.  Was he speaking to her?  He was gesturing wildly with one of his hands.  It all looked a bit silly.  She looked away as she felt a laugh creep up on her throat.  

Bang.  She felt a jolt and there it was.  The bicycle and the man had hit her scooter and were now sprawled on the floor.  Stunned, the man got up and started shouting at her. 

‘I told you to move away, foo..ool.  Didn’t you hear me?  What were you looking at?’

Varsha gathered her wits and retorted, ‘whoa..hold on? What happened? Why are you screaming at me?’

The man ignored her to pick up the bicycle, looking for damages.  He didn’t bother that one side of his formal shirt was muddied.  She couldn’t hold back her laughter any longer and burst out laughing.

This angered the guy more.  ‘What makes you laugh? My plight?  I have to get to office for a meeting.’

‘Coffee?’ she asked.

The man now stared at her, registering the sequence of events, and felt a bit foolish.    

‘Sorry,’ he said, ‘I need the coffee.’ 

And thus started another love story…

I received this tag from Dr. Amrita Basu at HealthWealthBridge and it’s my pleasure to pass this on to Esha at MySoulTalks . There are a bunch of us on this Blog Hop posting our stories and thoughts over 3 days – 6, 7, 8 September. Do follow the #WordsMatter Blog Hop and prepare to be surprised! Are you a blogger and visting the first time? Join CorinneShalini and yours truly for the second edition of #WordsMatter.

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44 Comments Add yours

  1. Apeksha Rao says:

    What a sweet start to their story. Would love to read more.

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  2. I hope something wonderful happens over that cup of coffee! Enjoyed this, Lata.

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  3. I believe there can be much more to this story. Why was that man, dressed up for work, riding a cycle wearing a pink helmet coming at the woman from the opposite side? Why couldn’t he apply brakes on his cycle? I think you must surely expand on this one.

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    1. Lata Sunil says:

      Thanks Anamika. Yes.. the story can have many scenarios ..

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  4. shravmusings says:

    Please make this post into a series. Would love to hear further about this story

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    1. Lata Sunil says:

      Thanks Shravs. Hope to write soon.

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  5. I would love to know the sequel of this story! It was an interesting way to ask a guy out for a coffee, didn’t expect that for sure…

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    1. Lata Sunil says:

      Thanks Keerthi! I love the smart heroines.

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  6. Ha ha, I dont think I would have turned my attention towards what he was speaking too – with that kind of a dress! very interesting Lata!

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      1. Vinitha says:

        Oops! Looks like the guy was in a super hurry to get to his meeting and look what that hurry cost him! At least the girl was gracious enough to offer a coffee to save him from the whole embarrassment. Would love to know what unfolds during the coffee session, Lata. Do write the series. 🙂

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  7. Sweet?? After that uncalled for dressing down, he owes her coffee. And a sincere apology! (I do like the image of a well-dressed businessman on a bicycle, in the rain, wearing a PINK helmet. But if I were our heroine, he’d have to work super hard to get a date out of that scene, and I might still be laughing at his plight.

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    1. Lata Sunil says:

      Thanks Holly. That’s right. The image of the guy with the pink helmet is all against what we normally see. And the girl loved the humor in it. Probably, she wanted to know what was he doing.

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  8. Modern Gypsy says:

    A guy dressed to the nines on a bicycle with a pink helmet? I wouldn’t have heard anything anyone was saying, either! 😉

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    1. Lata Sunil says:

      Haha.. so very true. Thanks Shinjhini.

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  9. Rajlakshmi says:

    hahaha that’s a super cute way to ask out for coffee. Rain and romance do go hand in hand.

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    1. Lata Sunil says:

      Thanks Rajlakshmi. Don’t we all love silly romances?

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  10. Parul Thakur says:

    This was cute, Lata. I’d love to know what happened next. You did well here with the prompt.
    Thanks for joining #WordsMatter and making two people fall for each other 😉

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    1. Lata Sunil says:

      Thanks Parul. I am enjoying WordsMatter too.

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  11. Unishta says:

    Interesting….. when are we getting the second edition of the story? Please write it soon

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  12. Shalzzz says:

    Aww.. isn’t that ridiculously cute! I love mushy romances and I am glad you penned down one. Make it into a series, Lata 🙂 Thanks for joining the blog hop again. Hope you have fun 🙂

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    1. Lata Sunil says:

      Thanks Shalini. I love mushy romances too. And I am reading now Anna Karenina based on your recommendation. Loving it so far.

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  13. So that love story started with a bang! What happens next?

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    1. Lata Sunil says:

      Thanks Sunita. I love to have strong, smart heroines. This one (hopefully i will write some time soon) will be full of fun.

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  14. The coffee does start many love stories and rain is a cute cupid.Enjoyed the breezy storytelling

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  15. An@m! says:

    Rain and romance. Wow.. a Lovely story. I am surely waiting to see what comes next.

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    1. Lata Sunil says:

      Thanks Anami.. I might just write what happens next.

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  16. Ramya says:

    The story is cool and ofcourse practical. A good coffee and rain make a great beginning.

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    1. Lata Sunil says:

      Thanks Ramya. Coffee and rain, two loves of my life.

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  17. Shilpa Garg says:

    Aha! That’s a sweet story and a beginning of a rainy romance. Next part of the story please…

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    1. Lata Sunil says:

      Thanks Shilpa. This is just a teaser. Hope to write more on it someday.

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  18. Vinay Leo R. says:

    This could use a sequel I think 🙂 Lovely tale. Coffee makes for a good meeting during the rainy season no?

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    1. Lata Sunil says:

      Mm.. yes. I have loads of ideas but strangely, they arrive at 11 am and by morning I have forgotten about it.

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  19. Obsessivemom says:

    Aw that’s a sweet start to a story. Rains and romance do go hand in hand.

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    1. Lata Sunil says:

      Yes.. so much agree with you.

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  20. Shalzmojo says:

    Well that certainly was interesting. Wondering about his pink helmet and so hoping you will continue the tale to tell us more about this.

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    1. Lata Sunil says:

      Really, a cycle is unusual for an office goer atleast in our part of the country.

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  21. Esha says:

    The next best thing after hot chai and samosas on a rainy day is a romantic story and you’ve crafted one so effortlessly, Lata! I’m so keen to see what follows next. Agree with Kala that rains and romance do go a long way…Btw, my all-time favourite rainy day song is Rim Jhim Gire Saawan!

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    1. Lata Sunil says:

      That’s my favourite rain song too..

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  22. Shilpa Gupte says:

    Most of the love stories happen when it rains, thanks to our Bollywood, I guess. They seldom show the potholed roads and the muck and the flooded streets in those love stories, else we would have kept our heads firmly on our shoulders and refrained from falling..in love! 😛

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    1. Lata Sunil says:

      A potholed road is perfect to engineer a fall into the arms of someone you have a crush on.. The rains are just giving me romantic ideas.

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  23. Kala Ravi says:

    Rains and romance do go back a long way! Especially for us Mumbaikars ingrained with rainy monsoon numbers! Loved your rainy love story Lata, hoping to read what happens next…

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    1. Lata Sunil says:

      I too liked the start of the story and have many ideas coming up.. But, really a lack of time is keeping me away. Plus, all ideas come at 11pm in the night!

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