9: Epilogue

>> Saturday, August 15, 2009

Spoiler Alert: Please don't read this epilogue if you intend to read the story. There's a whitish kind of box on the left side of your screen containing the links to the storyline. 0:Prologue is where the story actually starts. (Well, I had to put up this spoiler alert as a few of my over-enthusiastic friends actually read the epilogue first! And then cursed me for it!)

9: Epilogue

She slowly came out of the water. Waves slashing against her glowing tanned skin. Sand desperately trying to cling on to her, as if it didn't want to let go. The sun beating down on her, making the sand particles glow. She pulled back her hair. And just whipped them around in the most nonchalant manner possible. Sid looked at her and sighed. This is the life! He grinned as he lay on a hammock sipping on his drink. He looked around. He could just see the virgin beach stretch to eternity on both sides. She came up to him. In her peculiar Carribbean accent, which Sid just loved, she said, "Sid! Naughty boy! What were you looking at?"

"You know what I was looking at. Don't you?"

She laughed out aloud. And lay down on the hammock besides him.

Sid looked at her. He looked at his surroundings. And he sighed again. He had done good. India, Pune, Big Mac, SecureSoft, all seemed so far away right now. But he was in the midst of it all - just a week back!


He had planned it perfectly. He had destroyed the DVD. He knew he had to. He couldn't risk it falling into Big Mac's hands. But Big Mac didn't need to know that. He had sent across the mail to SecureSoft. He knew they couldn't refuse his offer. Big Mac and the two gentlemen, whoever they represented - all to be caught redhanded. Sid's freedom and a new life in a country of his choice was a small price to pay in return.

And then there was the dealing with Big Mac. He had known Big Mac long enough to know his pressure points. Once he had told Big Mac that he just wanted more money for the DVD, Big Mac had agreed. Again, a few million dollars in a Swiss bank account was small price to pay in return for the DVD and the bounty Big Mac would earn from the two gentlemen. It never occured to Big Mac that Sid would have had a deal with the police. Big Mac walked straight into the trap. Thereafter, tracking everything else was pretty easy.

Meanwhile Sid was on the flight to the Carribean. He had always wanted to come here. He loved the carefree life that people led here. There was just one thing that he wished he could have done. Meet Neha. Whatever they had, it had been special. He would have liked to say good bye.

But maybe, it was better he had vanished the way he had. He didn't really know what he would say to her. And how would she react? Oh, what the hell! Sid thought. Let bygones be bygones.

As he looked into the sunset, with a drink in hand and a Carribean beauty besides him, Sid couldn't help but remember one of Big Mac's special ones, "Sid, my boy! It's always better to leave a girl's bed without waking her up and leave a country without telling anybody... Saves a lot of explanations!"

The End

10 comments:

Av 1:13 PM  

I was waiting for you to finish so i could write a good comment, but now i have nothing to say but

Abso-fuckin-lutely brilliant!

Its been a pleasure following the whole way!
Kick that job and write the next bestseller, bro!

Keep 'em comin'!
Av

Jinie 4:21 PM  

Amazinggg...
Glad that Sid finally had an idea and Neha can continue with her life.
That sure was a long long wait but it turned out worth the wait!!! :P

Caught Offside! 10:30 PM  

@Av: Thanks a lot dude! It's been fun for me doing this too - especially with friends backing up with such comments! :)

@Yamini: Hehe... I know... It kinda petered out in the end... but what the hell, I had to finish it :)

Yamini 4:05 PM  

You already had a comment-reply for me....

I was about to say that you kinda rushed it to the end.. .But it would be a critic-yamini saying that...the reader-yamini would say "Thanks for letting out the epilogue. I was dyyyyiiinnngggg to read the climax....." waise bhi you have tested our patience enuf...sadly we had no pages to turn to let go off that impatience...
i am sure that won;t work when i have your novel in hand!!!

It was AWESOME.. Period.

Yamini 4:06 PM  

I think the comment reply was for jincy!! :D :D...

;)

Caught Offside! 11:21 PM  

@Yamini & jincy: You keep changing your tag names! I have a difficult time placing who's who!!! Sorry Jincy!

@Yamini: Sorry for testing the patience so... Actually, in a weird pseudo-sick kinda way, I enjoyed a little the torment caused! ;)
And about the novel - well, that's a big ask!

mau 5:21 PM  

I never commented while reading .........as was too excited (& full of ?marks...wot next?) to write nything.....
Nw dat it's done I fall short of words to say nything..........
brilliant...........
ppl like u do nything just amazing...
waiting for next....don stop writing.............

Caught Offside! 9:39 PM  

@mau: Thanks a lot!! :D

Mystery Girl @ HYD 9:15 AM  

I came across your blog in a random search but6 glad to read your period.Its awesome but the way it ended did torment the filmi buff in me...But may be I cannt expect nothing more from sid the flamboyant .....

Sudip 4:37 PM  

@Mystery Girl: Pleasantly surprised to see a comment on this story after such a long time!

Really glad that you found it enjoyable. I have almost stopped writing for the last two years. Your comment definitely gives fuel to the tiny flicker that wants to write again! Thanks a lot :)

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