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I Will Play For You

I Will Play For You

A man playing the guitar secretly in his house hums happily with such joy that anyone would know that he is an ardent lover of music. As he leaves the house with the guitar on his back, a girl beams into him. He sees through her while he moves to the car. The car moves and as a sad song plays through. His moods were quite quickly modifiable, it seemed. By the time, he reached office, he had a very calculated and unfathomable expression. The guitar he carried was as if a part of him, always with him but was never played. He was a star performer in the confines of his mind and probably just his house. The girl who bumped into him that morning had been secretly stalking him and had noticed everything about him. She was his neighbour and wondered why should he play secretly and not share such a treasure he owns. And also that why does he leave the happiness in the room while going out. One day, she gathered courage and knocked at his door. She requested him to teach him as she admired the music coming from his house. He refused. She was surprised but did not lose hope.

She was quite patient and decided that no matter how long it took, she would learn from him and nobody else. She knocked every day until six months. The man finally agreed in response to the tears in her eyes.
She started coming to his place every third day for Music classes. These were the most beautiful moments in the day of the girl, though there was little or no communication between the reluctant tutor and the student except music notes. One day she got a diary on his table. Reading it, she smiled and shed her closest tear. As he entered the room, looked at her holding the diary, he was very angry with her and sent her away forever. The girl turns to him, says, “I will play for you”, smiles with a resolute expression and walks off. She had learned some good music till then and was quite talented too. So, she started playing in her college fests and soon became insanely popular. As she attended bigger concerts and drew more fans to her, she once said in a Press conference. “Fredrick is the man who has made what I am today. Though he is not in my life he is in my music. I love him and my love for him lives in my music.” Fredrick shed a tear as he watched the TV show though it was not clear whether the tear was from a memory or merely due to regret. On the TV screen, the Girl’s smile was of a proud win.

In the house, Fredrick silently smiles and with an unreadable expression, opens his Diary which read, “I will never play for anyone, without you.” This was for his girlfriend, her partner in playing music, who died and then he had promised to himself that he would never play music again for people. He tore off the page and wrote there -“I will play for you”. He started playing, teaching and within days everyone knew his talent, loved his music. And his lost love was brought back to life; he started living her memories every time he played. He felt happy as he could feel her presence whenever he played.

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Priyanka Kanjilal

Priyanka Kanjilal

A computer graduate who is now a full-time writer, Priyanka feels that stories are a medium to narrate and share the various experiences of life.

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