Ved came back to his house. He was lost somewhere. “When you can’t find a solution, try solving other problems. You may find the solution to it on your own, at the end.”- Read a message from Lavanya on his phone. Ved wanted but failed to gather the courage to reply her back. But this message reminded him of their past. It was a time when Lavanya used to be a girl who knew nothing but to “live”. She never disclosed her other side to anyone. But Ved was the one, with whom she revealed her hidden side, but still not everything. One day, Ved called and asked her to meet- “Where?” “The Coffee House.”
Next day, Lavanya came before the time and was waiting for him. After about half an hour, Ved came. She smiled and didn’t say anything. “Sir, ma’am, your order?” “Two cups of Mocha”- Replied Lavanya to the waiter. Ved begun to speak. “Lavanya, are we good friends?” “Yes.” “Then would you mind if I say something wrong to you?” “Why, are you going to abuse me?”- Lavanya asked with a laughter. “No, not at all.” “Then tell me whatever you have to say.” Ved gathered a lot of courage and proposed her. He seemed to be scared and his eyes were closed. Suddenly a voice came- “Your order sir, two cups of mocha.” Ved slowly opened his eyes and looked around.
Then he looked at Lavanya, she was smiling but didn’t say anything. Suddenly, the phone rings and Ved comes out of his past. “You met her even after my warning, now you see how I will punish you both.” -said Abhay on the call. “No, please don’t hurt her anymore. You can punish me but forgive her.”- Ved requested. But Abhay disconnected the call. Ved wanted to kill Abhay and make Lavanya free of his grip. He wanted to call her and ask whether she is fine. But he didn’t want add to her troubles.
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Lavanya became absolutely quite for a minute. Both of them were feeling the same at this moment. Lavanya broke the silence and asked – “For how long are you supposed to be there?” “They didn’t say anything about it.”– Ved replied. Lavanya’s hopes were dead after this reply. Every corner of this place was mocking at her. Ved was sitting still beside her. Suddenly he said- “I think I should reject their offer. I can find some other investor and…” “But it’s quite difficult to get an investor once you reject them. Because they’re very powerful, I don’t think any other investor would ever go against them.”– Lavanya interrupted. “..Yes you are right Lavanya but I can’t leave you alone here.”
Ved was puzzled and he didn’t know what should he do now. Suddenly Lavanya’s phone rings. “Will you let me know where the hell are you?” Lavanya was numb and her hands were shivering. Looking at her condition Ved realized that it’s Abhay on the call. “Ved I need to leave now. I’ll see you soon.”– Lavanya says with a fake smile and leaves. Ved’s eyes turn red but he feels helpless. He keeps staring at the door even after Lavanya had left. He was thinking something while sitting in the coffee house for a long time.
Finally, it was the closing time. So, the manager requests him to leave. Meanwhile, Ved looks at the two cups full of coffee on the table, left untouched. He comes out of the coffee house and sits on the stares outside. All the employees looked at Ved. It was absolutely cold outside. “Sir you won’t get any taxi after sometime, you should go home now.”– said the manager. “I don’t have a home man, it’s a house..lonely house.” “But sir…” “You please go to your home. You people are best at your work. I liked your coffee.” The manager smiles and replies- “Thank you sir. People say that our coffee smells really nice. But I guess you would have liked it more if you would have taken a sip.”
Manager leaves in a taxi and Ved is left alone. A feeling of fear of losing and a guilt of missing something filled his heart.
Abhay, a new character in the Coffee House?
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While siting in a coffee house, Lavanya’s eyes were fixed on the entrance door. Suddenly a voice is heard, “ma’am, here’s your order.” Her eyes were still fixed at the door and she replies “..but I didn’t order anything!”
But suddenly Lavanya’s pink cheeks turned red and she looked at the man behind. “How was the meeting? What did they say about the idea? Why didn’t you reply me Ved? I texted you more than 30 times…” “Calm down Lavanya, please take a breathe and let me speak. Everything went well and they liked the idea. Infact, they’re ready to invest in the plan. But…“- Ved replied. “But what?”- Asked Lavanya.
“They loved the idea but they said that I lack experience in the field of business. So I have to learn something about it and then they’ll invest in my plan.”– Ved seemed to be a bit disturbed.
Lavanya tried to cool him but while looking at his face, she realized that there’s some bad news for sure. So she took a long breathe and asked Ved to tell her what’s the matter. Ved looked at her. An innocent girl who cared about nothing other than their moments of togetherness was constantly looking into his eyes. It seemed as if she was trying to solve the riddle herself.
“They offered me to work under them for some time. They said that I’ve a mind of a businessman and all I need is some experience. But investing in the plan of an inexperienced person may not be a good deal, according to them.” -he replied. “Okay then that’s great! I knew you’ll make it out. You should accept the offer and definitely gain some experience. It’s so kind of them that they thought this.”
“Yes of course.”- Replied Ved in a low voice. “You should start this job as soon as possible. By the way where’s the office?” Lavanya felt a little bad as they won’t be able to meet so often as none of the company’s branches are located in this city. But she was happy for Ved. “London“- replied Ved.
Why “The Coffee House” today?
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