Him and Her

Phase One
His eyes are randomly surveying the crowd hanging around. Usual boring stuff,nothing special. As he is about to take his gaze back and shake his head disapprovingly, he checks himself.
Did he catch something....He turns around his gaze again. There is she - This girl. She is really beautiful ,and there is something about her that makes his eyes stick on her face. He starts looking at her everyday for next coming days. But she shows an utter disinterest. She would look away and leave the place he is around. He tries it for few more days but in vain. So he gets upset and irritated,and at the end stops taking interest in her!

Phase Two
He is sitting at his usual place. He feels a familiar feel of eyes staring deep into his eyes from a distance. He comes out of his numb state of mind to look whats bothering him. Thats the same girl looking at him. He ignores her completely.
Next day, same thing happens. There is no smile, there is no feel or invitation in her eyes - Just a blank look, the same he used to give her. Sometimes the yes would lock up, but then again he would remember the old days and ignores her constantly.


Phase Three
He is once again hanging out with his friends. She too happens to pass him by from distance at times.
He would look at her thinking what to do.
She would look at him thinkin what kind of guy he is.

And then both of thm look away and go on with their lives!

Any idea, Any guesses about the Fourth Phase.....?

72 comments:

Sharad Mathur said...

how did u know my story that well??
the fourth phase never came as they did not see each other again!!

sharad

DJ said...

exactly
i agree with sharad...
no space for a fourth phase...

Ashar said...

Okay, I want defer from sharad's opinion..because this happened to me too.(EXACT-even the details match)

The fourth phase was this complete 'lull' ie a series of blank looks, something both are trying to convey, ignoring each other yet observing their presence through the corner of the eye. One day, the girl confronts the boy. He is walking down the lobby, and she says "Hey, stop! Can I ask you something?". He paincs, almost immediately, like a fire alarm has just struck. But there's that glint in his eye.."Umm sure, what?". She stares deep into his eyes and asks " Do you have any grudge against me? I mean I get this cold vibe from you, which is very unnerving". His impulsive reaction is "WHAT?".

That's the fourth phase, my friend, the girl has conveyed very smartly, that the right approach would be to 'approach', rather than just sit and stare! That's what happened to me...

Aditi said...

the story is itself over in third phase. if you wish you can restart it in fourth phase,

new beginning, Ist phase starting again in fourth, loop mein ja rahe hain...
:)

Nithya N said...

phase4: she and he are engaged in their staring into blankness yet again. and i shout into their ears "for holy heavens sake will yo guy stop staring and you bloody fool,will you ask her out?"

Shruti said...

Forth satge wil be as usual, they both wil met and then stare from the distances but cant able to gather the courage to speak...so the story wil continue like this only..and one day, one of them will leave the place...

StandbyMind said...

@Sharad
That well...Lol..Just doing a bio on you man:)

@DJ
May be there is

@Ashar
Now now now..You make me smile, A big smile infact..Cool to know the story is Urs man...
And thats what I intended to do in the story..thats what was going thru in ma mind..
(Btw that would have been one helluva exp man...U gat the gal?)

@Aditi
Loop...LoL Aditi!!

@Nithya
Well,that would b good to have a character like you in the phase!

@Shruti
The EnD...!!! :)

Jimmy said...

Phase Four
Twenty years later, he sees her in a restaurant. She's older but still retains that spark of beauty in her. The very spark of beauty that had made him fall for her in the first place
"Maybe she's married, maybe she's not ... but one thing's for sure - if I don't tell her about my feelings now, I may never get the chance to do it again."
So he moves towards her, and she seems to become beautiful with each step he takes. Anxiously, he reaches out his hand...
But at that very moment, the walls shakes and the floor crumbles. Apparently, the earth is being destroyed by Vogons to facilitate the construction of an intergalactic bypass.
The moment is lost ... but so is she, so is he and so is the universe.

Princess Banter said...

The fourth phase is the part where the guy meets a new girl who wouldn't be playing those games with him... and is actually more frank and straightforward :P Is this based from first-hand experience? If so, is there a 4th phase? Do telllllll! :)

Protegeoflife said...

gr888 story lovely description but shud there be fourth phassee it wud be rewinding story to new flare

Jeya Anand said...

Thats the usual crush everyone has atleast once in a lifetime...

Phase I,II,III were the same with me...
Phase IV is kind of an anticlimax... A small fight comes in the way due to misunderstanding (for wrong mobile sms) Then no looks (hard to resist)...after a long time now back as friends ...

How could LOVE develop from a single sight of a beautiful girl without avtually knowing her interiorly ? ?
NO WAY!! Its just a crush ...

DJ said...

nice...
love proposal on doom's day sounds kewl... :)
either ways, any proposal makes the day doom... LOL

Ashar said...

Heya firstly, am really amused that you thought i was the 'guy'...fortunately or maybe unfortunately, am the 'girl' in this story...

The current scene now is that we're good friends, and Hopefully atleast in this decade, he shall ask me out...if not, time for another "scare-him-till-he-pees-in-his-pants" confrontation! Lol

And lastly, just want to say that you write really well, not saying it outta some vague formality, just sheer geuniness! Great going dude!!

Dawn....सेहर said...

Fourth approach ...I think the gal will teach him how to approach a gal...and just walk away :)
Cheers

Mona said...

i dont think, the story will take another turn..we do this kinda stuff in our collage timings...where me and my 2 frens use to stare a guy bcoz whenever he sees my fren whe always stare , so we all decide to stare him back so that he dont do that again..and the time came, when he is not able to raise his eyes in front of us...may be the girl will take the same action...

Lucifer said...

Good scenario. Something like the story "The Lady And The Tiger"....

I, personally, don't really know what may happen in such a case. I have a very shallow understanding of simian psychology. But yes, a happy ending is always expected. It all depends on the definition of happy, you know.

Macabreday said...

fourth stage.....
they are both married to someone else..and meet face to face many years ago.....they gaze at eachother for a while..and walk away...this time only wishing they had done something about this years ago...its too late now..
haaa....!!

kaavya said...

Fourth phase? well, it would be first phase again with two more people, but not like the ones you mentioned but this way "a gal n guy meet thru common frnd & strt gelling wid each other n realise they shd get married,tell parents n get them to same restrnt" her mom n hid dad are your story gal n guy. so the shock the excitement & yes being proud parents coz the children did wht they cldnt!!! imagine the trauma.... :)

Puneet said...

hi buddy, thanks for visiting and liking my blog...

StandbyMind said...

@Jimmy
Awesom..I would like that to happen...Can almost imagine it..The bypass f Vogons..cool

@Princess
Now I like that..Learning from it..Sounds good.


@Protege
Not necessarily man..see FEW ppl do have idea..

@Jeya
Love? did we mention love anywhere...? lol

@DJ
YOU said That man...U said it all;)

@Ashar
Thank you MISS....:)

@Dawn
Kya baat..nice idea!

@Mona
But these stares are I mean different..mutually i mean!

@Lucifer
Lol man..LAdy and Tiger..U have one real way to put the thngs..!

@Mac
Aint there a old Hindi song like this one? lol

@kAvya
Applauses Kavya...
Really awesome....we can make a movie!

@pUneet
Welcome mate

Hershey said...

I hate this type of phase one..this phase sucks.

now phase two wouldn't happen to me...if you notice her staring at you(in a nice way) for two days straight..you get off your butt and go talk...sometimes you have find out whether she is interested or not, by look at her posture rather than her eyes.

well...the fourth phase can be anything...depends on the guy(which somehow I think is you). The guy should decide, "is she worth talking to? Will I regret not approaching her later in my life?"
if the answer is yes..then the guy will go and talk to her,
either one of two things can happen..she can ignore him..or she can talk back.
So either the story ends or it just begins.

Devil Mood said...

First of all, your blog is so nice!!
The 4th phase could be a period of loneliness and 'what ifs'...Maybe a little regretfulness as well. There was something in those vacant stares that told them they should take a step but they never did - how sad!
I think this interactivity you're promoting here is fantastic and thank you for reminding me of those Limp Bizkit lyrics - next time I'm mad, I'll listen to that song :)

tilt_ya_back said...

brilliant blog man.......!
n d LP update ws quite cool as well......

shikha said...

fourth phase...


that gurl start dating guy's best friend and the guy realises that actually she was staring his best fren n not him!!!
the guy kicks his own ass and start staring some other gurl...

daman kohli said...

i dont know what happens in the fourth phase ,but i hope the story follows mine where boy meets the girl and its a perfect ending

Jyoti said...

fourth phase: boy dared to propose her on one fine day..which even the girl was waiting for at hidden corner of her heart..she accepts the proposal and they start going around..then series of long calls, gifts,rides on bike n dates then turn comes..they start loosing interest, querrels over small issues, no time for each other, finding short comings then no calls, no message..finally break up, then depression for both...finally getting practical start living normal life and again lookin for friends with wounded heart..,making the theory of "we meet to depart and we depart to meet"...but your composition is worth admiring!! keep it up

diyadear said...

ok let me c how we can script the fourth phase..
after many many yrs.. the boy now a man goes to the mall,his mind filled with nostalgia..
a little gal(trying to catch the balloon that flew out of her hand) of 3 or 4 comes running and crashes into him..after havin made aquintance with the child, he asks her "dearie, who r u here with?"
the little gal points her fingle to a woman now walking towards them..
n yes as u have by now guesses its the same "she"
howzaat??? filmy rt??? ;)

whiskypriest said...

4th phase is that they suddenly meet in a hotel in shimla. the man is married and with his wife. the woman is married and with her husband. they introduce each others spouses. and in their mind they are sorrowful kaash i had taken the initiative to speak!

Dreamer said...

4th phase...

And they lived happily ever after.

Minakshi Singh said...

hmmm interesting... very interesting. Leave it at this... :-)

Zee said...

there is a fourth phase???

Me said...

4th phase according to the unromantic me: Another day, another chance, the same pair of eyes... Till one turns cock-eyed! And the other forever blind!

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humbl devil said...

fourth phase...
they meet at an eye donation camp...
get an eyeful of each other...
and then break the eyes(pun intended...)


:)

Anshul Agrawal said...

I think Fourth Phase will be similar to the First Phase, where the boy's eyes will start again the search for another suitable girl... :)

Aditi said...

most of the people agree that 4th phase will be similar to first phase..

now what do you have to say about 4th phase, dear aman

Vibhanshu said...

Stage 4: Boy starts ignoring girl. Girl gets restless and starts missing him.

Stage 5: She bumps into him at the market and asks him out for coffee :)

Howz that??

StandbyMind said...

Alrite....nice Imaginations and nice next phase Predictions..

@Hershey
Well thats how it seems to everyone here...I know that phase sux man...

@Devil
Hey thanx man...that song rules;)

@tilt
:)

@Shikha
REally..that can be a possibility...mmm

@Daman
Lucky you!

@Jyoti
Ya thats what usualyhappens in relations...rite said!

@Diya
Filmy...damn yes filmy..!

@Whisky
Kassshhhh...Lol

@Dreamer
I like that thing you said..may be they werent meant to be together..
cool one man!!!

@MInakshi
As you say Minakshi...:) Left..

@Zee
may be..may be...

@Me
he he...

@Devil
Lol man..thats nice..!

@Anshul
thats all have been sayin man..

@Aditi
Well Dear Aditi...Should be giv it a lill time?

@Vibanshu
ANd guy says NO..?
Howz that now pal...

Irreversibly Screwed said...

omg.. u could give Karan Johar a run for his money!!!.. lol..

well methinks, that they both move on in life and though their paths never cross, they still remember that stranger they used to stare at... maybe a song or something to bring back old memories...

Rajeev said...

lol bro!
I guess everyone has alreay said about the fourth pahse ;)
I have no different answer for that :D
but very nicely written! :P
If i hadn't read others comments then i surely wud have thought of some stupid answer :D
thanx for the visit. keep comin back! :P

Peace & Love
JeeVY

sushant said...

4 th phase :

boy and girl happen to cross each other again at some vegetable market and since they no there is nothing actually coming out of this blank-gazing, and are already quite bored of doing it so many times, both of them yawn deeply . this induces a cyclone of boriyat in the already overworked sabzi mandi shopkeepers who yawn too and feel sleepy. in this sleepiness, they allowed the moving cattle to eat their vegetables. consequently, the vegetable prices of their locality rise. and in a decision to maintain expenses constant, both the boy and the girl start eating less and turn slimmer. and they meet again in the

5th phase

and actually find each other attractive. and fall for each other.

Ashar said...

You have to announce a winner dude! Your entry is getting wayy too popular ;)

StandbyMind said...

@Screwed
Well we ve been already considering makin a movie outta this...lol

@Rajeev
anytime man..would have loved the stupid answer though...

@Sushant
Kudos man...That is some Imagination and some innovation....Smiles...Lol

@Ashar
Well..You see we need to See who has Done the Correct prediction...
So will hafta wait a lill..
Even I wann see the NEXT PHASE...

Priyanka Sarkar said...

Hey thnks for stopping by!!!
the optimistic "me" says 4th phase starts with a smile and the pessimistic "me" says it does with a snarl!!!

nikhil said...

considering my track record..there is no fourth phase..either i try my luck again in the third phase or else I just go back to first phase with someone else....lovely blog dude!

phoenix said...

hmmm 4th phase??well...i guess there is no next phase at all...because sometimes the 3rd phase drags[happens with me and a rfiends turned foe] if at all there is a 4th phase[that is whether the proximity that the two share is a a forced one and that too for a long tme]then i guess it would be a peaceful co existence..with the initial need to look and stare blankly phase just wearing out...after all how long can you continue hold someone in your deathly glares...your attention id bound to shift when you realize there is nothing much to this interlude...

Cyberkitty said...

Next phase - he sees her with another guy and a kid ... ha ha

vishesh said...

still at stage three...if i happen to go to the next level i will tell you...but.....

Nabila Zehra Zaidi said...

In my opinion...Sorry Dear...but it is the end of another 'possibly potential' love story!!

These phases come in people's lives too often...it is a cycle...after phase three...you are back to phase one...you never know when you may get lucky ;)

Lord Jim said...

Thanks for visiting...well, the phases are universal with small alterations...ur time will come too if it hasn't already

priya said...

fourth would spoil the beauty..
left as it is, its wonderful.

Sifar said...

Reminds me of "Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa", where may be there is a fourth phase where the Guy (like Shah Rukh) meets some other girl (like Juhi).... hahaha...

Janani said...

Hey blog hopped here. From ur comment!!!! Nice blog and cool posts.

Fourth phase: They end up talking to each other. Are yaar... How long can one stare. Bas kar

the walker said...

oye sabdi eho kahaani hai...
4th phase never comes. EGO or SHAME or REMORSE

bhupi here

Aberrant said...

aaahhh...
the usual gal/boy story...
thers no 4th phase is ther...
:-)

Hershey said...

oh...still on this post are we...ah well..see you next week...hopefully you will have updated by then.

Richa Bhardwaj said...

I don't think they'd ever meet again.

fullmoononearth said...

This, I must acknowledge, is a very interesting blog.
I've bookmarked the space, so please update it as frequently as possible.

And finally, thanks for stopping by.

Vibhanshu said...

Even Better :D

The Acid Tongue said...

HOLLYWOOD
she'z a spy, and she knows he's one too just acts she doesnt know. He's a spy and doesnt know she's a spy and acts like he knows. Haha

Bollywood
They meet at a common friend's wedding/birthday party and she's the sexiest gal in the crowd, still only HE takes an interest in her.


Your Phaze 4 is my Phaze 5 :p

The Acid Tongue said...

Phaze 5 is buying the OC13 tickets and reaching an hour early, to find another beautiful girl, and hoping she doesnt gimme that hollow look in return.

AWESOME BLOG man, pure and connecting.

The Acid Tongue said...

*Ocean's 13.

maybe you need to realize it just like neo did. The answer lies in imbalancing the equation. maybe There is no spoon.

The Acid Tongue said...

it's the most common co-incidence. If she knew what she was giving was a look as hollow as mine (or urs, whatever pleases u :p), she (sh/w)ouldn't have returned it. i expect a girl i like to be ATLEAST this smart.

The Acid Tongue said...

the worst is what you already are with.
QUOTE: She would look away and leave the place he is around.

Hesitation can;t make things better. and there's no being worse than this.

PS: Except you use a really really bad pick up line. the truth usually works.. unless its saying i'd love to fuck you for the rest of my night.

The Acid Tongue said...

haha.
"The Last Resort" is my caller tune :p

The Acid Tongue said...

its 3.41 am
Pink Floyd time, whats on your playlist??? for i cant guess:p

The Acid Tongue said...

thanks..
work of another night i missed no calls and no messages.

No sleep at Night's a boon sometimes.

The Acid Tongue said...

duality is a personal favorite.
you should give "heaven's lie" by lucuna coil a shot.

The Acid Tongue said...

depends
u wouldnt want to be web designing when your girl needs a shoulder to cry, thru the fone ofcourse, we're not lucky enuff for live in relationships to be socially acceptable here haha

The Acid Tongue said...

PERFECT!
Your Heaven's a Lie!

The Acid Tongue said...

cant say i'm very happy.. personal rialries fucked the cricket real bad again. Gavaskar shouldnt hav denied Dave Whatmore a chance.

Best of Luck Grahm.