The phone call...and the sighs...

'Hey! How are you?'
She called me one late evening...
At first I couldn't recognize the voice
The phone was in my pocket and my handsfree device never show the number...
So...
I parked myself by a less boisterous place...killed the engine...
And brought the cell out...
Raising my back a bit...
'Hey! you! How are you?'
I asked, feeling elated to hear her voice after a long time...
'Fine...'
She said....'What about you? on the road I guess...'
'Yeah...thinking of returning home...'
I said;
'O...Sorry...I might call you later on...You're driving, I suppose...'
'Was driving...not now...I am now stagnant by a lonely park...'
'Which park?'
She asked...
'Millennium Park... '
I replied, casually...
'Milliennium park? Is that you said?'
She asked;
'Yes...'
I replied, a bit loud;
There was an awkward pause at the other end...
'Hello...'
I thought the line hung up...
'Yes...'
She said...stretching the word as if she was going to doze off;
'What's up? feeling sleepy suddenly?'
I asked, curious;
'No...actually the name of the park...Millennium...it reminded me of a wet afternoon...I went there with someone...we were then living in the same city...we were then meeting all the time...we went to so many places...together...me and he...we went to the park...we had taken peanuts in paper bags...we chewed and munched on them so happily...someone held the umbrella over my head for hours to save me from the drizzle, though I actually wanted to be drenched...someone ...'
She stopped saying all these, in fits and starts, ruminating...
I fell silent...
I looked out of the window-
To see the park in the evening;
It was closed...
I looked at its main gate...
The white and blue gate had remained the same...
The benches were still there...
I noticed a peanut seller going home with his empty basket...
The other end of the phone was silent also...
Only I could hear heaving of a sigh...
Me sighed too...



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