Crush

College canteen. Rhea and two of her friends sitting on a corner table by the window opening towards the college football ground.

He was right there, standing amidst the group of football players, towering all. What an athlete body! But so sad that he never looked towards Rhea. No one knew about her crush on the star player. Not even she allowed herself to acknowledge her true feelings for him.

A big White House.. green lawn with rose hedges lining it. A white wrought iron coffee table and chair sat in mid of the green lawn. A man sipping on his hot brew looking sharply over his shades, at a man standing in uniform in front of him. There was exchange of heated dialogues between them.

Somedays later star player in his father’s office. ‘I have a task for you. You remember that guy, the other day at our home?’father asked. He nodded. Father continued,’ So this man is not agreeing to work on our terms…you know what to do with him.’ The meeting was over without another word.

Back in college. Rhea was standing in her griends group. Her face was tensed. No one knew the reason. The star player passed from there giving her a slant look so no one can notice. Her friend was able to make her speak about her problem. So it was not the boy but her father, who got a threatening call.

Next evening she and her friends followed her father without him knowing. He entered in a cinema hall which was running a flop show, so there was not much public. Rhea and her two friends entered after him and sat just behind her father. There was another guy sitting just next to her father but she could not see him properly in the dark. He was whispering to her father.

She bent forward in an attempt to hear what they were talking but she slipped off of her seat and before anyone could understand anything a sharp pain shot through her head and she fell unconscious. There were tears in her eyes and disbelief.

The moment lights turned on the other guy was gone. Father and her friends somehow managed to take her to the nearby hospital. Somehow player managed to notice them running to the hospital. He followed them back…his heart throbbed out of his chest. The thump was so loud that he thought anyone near him could hear the beat.

The girl took her last breath holding her hand holding an envelope towards her friend. It was addressed to the player. Heartbroken friend took and stared at it. He didn’t know what to do with it now. The player entered the ward and was dumbstruck looking at the lifeless body of the girl, he many times noticed looking at him. The girl who made him feel life.

Rhea’s friend noticed him and gave the envelope. Player was shocked to see his name on it. With trembling hands he opened and took out the letter. He was crying reading it. And in last screamed hard and loud. He shouted why didn’t she tell him earlier this she felt about him. He could have stopped all this nuisance. Life would have been different with her.

He stopped going to college. His life as player smashed. One day there was news that he surrendered for murdering her. All were shocked.