Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Manipulator



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To change or not to change...it was never hard to make a choice. The galvanizing fact that I was alive meant I could change. ‘Who would turn the key’ was the million dollar question. I would either let Time do the magic or I would let my brain do the manipulation. Naturally I chose the second option. How could someone blame me? I am a human...within the trillions of neuronal circuits rests all...man, beast, and god. They would fight each other all the time...victory would never rest with one for eternity...it keeps on changing. But I would never know who won...The end product is never merely a physical change that a mirror would reflect.

This time, however, I assumed the beast had won. How else could the thought of breaking a promise made years back pop up in my brain? Just like anyone around, I had a reason...just to substantiate my stand...’betrayal of a friend’ was hence easy. After all everything happens for a reason...good or bad.

Unknown and unseen forces conspired and a multitude of traits mixed up in magical proportions and a human form sprouted up...took the form of the lady of my dreams. I realised she was the one for me at the very first sight. It took me ages however to manipulate myself and her and the entire milieu, and the purpose was served... We married...every one concluded our chapter with the words ‘and they lived happily ever after’...

The immortality of our love would someday end up just like any other fact that fills the universe...’another fallacy’. What is a ‘fact’ anyway? You prove something to be true today and Time or another petite mortal proves the opposite, some other day. Not even science can fill gaps. The very gaps that science leaves are filled by deadly lies...or soothing lies. The ever soothing God, or a plundering demon, or a weird superstition, are all proofs for the weaknesses of science.

The very truths I had spun myself would someday shatter before her innocence. But the very fear that revelations would drive her away prevented me from spilling the truths. All I wanted was to win the prettiest damsel my eyes had ever seen. I didn’t care about the true inner beauties that adorned her. But there was someone who loved it, the closest friend of mine who introduced her to me years back. Naive he was...ignorant he was about the devil who took birth in me the moment I saw her. The poor chap didn’t know how to propose. The princess never had a clue about the place she had in his heart.

He was a moron...winning his trust over matters took seconds. I brilliantly penned the rest of the tale. By the end of a month...I ‘made’ her realise that all he wanted was her body. Just like a complementary gift came her trust on me. Everything worked so well.

With time I realised she was much more than the sexy curves and charming charisma that lured me. She taught me to respect the inner beauty of womanhood. Remorse began to flood my heart. I would give her the love and warmth that no one else would have bestowed her with. That would be the only holy water that can wash my sins.


My poor friend still lives somewhere...probably still unaware of what had happened...Heaven or hell...wherever you are...my friend, let me spill the truth...I had to kill you...your attempt to suicide never worked out...I rushed you to the hospital...you were put on dialysis...the toxins flushed out...the doctor put you on iv infusion. I had to push some potassium into it when no one else was looking so as to bring the sudden arrhythmia that none could save you from.

No one would figure things out...but I fear...someday...I would tell her the truth...but by that time, I’m damn sure she won’t think that she missed you. Love is all that matters dear friend...

See you in hell or heaven,

The Manipulator


51 comments:

SMRITI said...

Goodness!!

This was awesome. My dean (who teaches the ART OF WRITING, by the way), would love this. I LOVED IT!

Reminds me of some filmy story, but the narration was awesome! Now I wonder why did I ever come here...I could have spent all that money to come to Kerala and stay there for a year. And learn good writing at least :P :P

But seriously. This was very good. :)

P.S.: First comment after a really looooooooonnnng time :)

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

@smriti

omg...itz gonna rain 2day...smriti first..after ages..!!! filmy story ha !!! :)

vision2eyes@gmail.com said...

great blog keep up the good work

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

@vision

thnx buddy

ammu said...

That was an awesome post...:)
loved it totally...

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

@ammu

thnx a trillion dear!!

Priya Joyce said...

tat ws so very very beautifully narrated..
ter wer certain parts in the post wer I felt like "oh wow amazing"
n most of the were coming frm ur medico background (heh)
I mean tat really adds...to the beauty...
"I am a human...within the trillions of neuronal circuits rests all...man, beast, and god."
yeh this appealed...


n yah the end..well...love is wat matters the most...
n love has the power to forgive all mistakes..
watever however grave it is..
love is bling..or rather..love blinds
beautifulllll

Destiny's child... said...

Fulltoo filmy! But then there is something about it which I liked. The way you have put it down on paper (or blog;)) is commendable. :)

I hope it's just another creation of your imaginative mind. Your face looks too innocent to be that of the manipulator! ;)

Athulya said...

um.. beast never won ya ,i dont think so because say one simily bad and gud are mixed like water added in the pure milk ennalum arayannathinu athu seperate chayan kazhiyum.. , i agree with her taught,life is like a piano how it can be worked that upto the person who play that instrument,any WAY I FOND THE WAY OF THINKING.......

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

@priya

thnx a tonne m8...so happy dat u actually picked up de essence :)

gr8 review :)

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

@destiny's child

he he innocence deceives..!!! n yeah this is 'entirely' fiction..usually i have de habit of presenting real life stuffs wid lozz of masala!! if my greycells speak right this is my second 'complete pure fiction'...

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

@athu

ahem ahem im still trying 2 decipher de comment!! :) thnx he he

V. Archana said...

whooaaaa.. Amazing! :-o

what a write,doc!

when do u get time to think of all this?
every time u prove a good medico by adding something from your stream into the write. kudos :D

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

@archana

hittin cloud nine..
n hmmm dis one took 3 hours from my luvly sunday :)

Hemanth Potluri said...

wat a post sir :)...simply marvelous :)...and yeah nehi filmy style kya :)...just loved it man...manipulator title suited it perfectly :)...

urs..hemu..

Hemanth Potluri said...

smritiji first kya bat hai :) :P....

urs..hemu..

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

@hemanth

omg itz gonna storm in kerala..!! smriti commenting first..hemanth visitin my blog after ages...o oo...evrythin in a day..!!

hey da.itz been ages since i saw u here..missed u idiot..!!

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

@hemanth

n yeah de 'filmy' style wasnt planned..!! it started another way..then went outta my hands he he

Me said...

All is fair in love..isnt it.. ;)

Shhhh..man.. dont post abt potassium like this...i mean how r we supposed to kill people nw..eh?

Brilliant post!

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

@me

he he true true shhhh no more potassium :)

ARJUN MS said...

Brother Great as usual.
Amazing narration............
Keep it up.
Great idea Dr.

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

@arjun

hey hey thnx a tonne m8..!!!!11 keep in touch!

Diva said...

I am certain this is copied!!! If is not, then am REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY jealous of you for this one piece of writing..... It is just brilliant!!!

Parv Kaushik said...

i have one word for this and tht word is AMAZING... ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! it was mind blowing dude!! have been reading ur blog for quite a while..

it smells of autobiography.. is it true? is tht you? the manipulator after all isnt really the "bad guy" !!

lovely.. keep blogging!

†J said...

Man's the ultimate Manipulator !!

Interesting tale, true to the current scenario...'Love's ALL that matters !' :-D

‘Who would turn the key’ was the million dollar question. I would either let Time do the magic or I would let my brain do the manipulation.
Naturally I chose the second option.'

:-)
Amazing write-up !

Amal Bose said...

DUSHTAAA!!!!
that was awesome man.. brilliant work..
one thing i found in ur posts is that whatever the theme is, u tend to find ways to sneak in some tough medical terms ;)
that was beautifully written. well done n take care :)

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

@diva

yeah yeah itz copied,,grrrrrrrrrr...slaaaaap

:) :)

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

@parv

thnx a tonne m8...oo no it aint an autobio he he...poor me :) cant kill a person (evil smile)

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

@tJ

:) on cloud9 woooooooooshhhhhhh.. :)

keep in touch !!!

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

@amal

hi da...after a long time !!! :)

damsel in distress said...

liked this a lot.it felt different..so u r not that bad as i thought..will drop by more often..:)

cheers!

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

@damsel

he he well ma'am if u r dat gud enuff keep cumin bak !!! de fittest alone survive na..!!! hu knows hu ends up as exceptions :)

Kadambari said...

Absolutely amazing! I can relate to it somehow and that makes it all the more eerie! :)

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

@kadambari

thnx ...my sole complaint being de requisit 4 repetitive requests n 'tweets' 2 summon people like kaddu here...hoooooo 'target acquired' :)

peter said...

Man seriously, you write ups are either way to extraordinary or I am a moron. Teach me re how do u come up with such concepts :O
you are talented doctor ..! very very talented !

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

@peter

o..o...bro...i donno wat 2 tell...bumped my head ....rooof... :)

thnx a lot !! keep in touch!!

well dont worry u aint a moron hehe afterall u realised my wisdom na..u brilliant child ...kiddin k..!!!

gayatri said...

Wonderful story and an amazing narration.though the end was bit eerie but the complete conceptualization and execution of the story was awesome.

Wanted to check out the fellow story writer on blogadda's tangy tuesday and I must say I came out imprerssed with your writing prowess.

Cheers,
Gayatri
http://www.loveacrossbridges.wordpress.com

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

@gayatri
that was a great feed back :-) absolutely lovely ! Thanks a tonne...keep in touch

reshmi said...

Hey!good!!

your's has got that perfect pace that suits.
nd at the end everything comes flooding in.. quiet and clear!
Geat narration!

A guilty heart is the heaviest thing;
but the way you said the concept of weighing it with love is interesting.

keep writing!all the best!!:)

nikhil said...

awesome dude, it ws rly nice.... Itil engane kuttam parayanamnu ariyilla :P, nice language!

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

Reshmi...wow thnx a tonne 4 datcool review! keep in touch

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

nikhil..... At last hi hi! I was wonderin wat yer response is gonna b. Rakshapettu

joie de vivre said...

m here finally

one thing for which I always admire you is "you have the ability to find third angle in every point."

Life puts up 2 options either Choice or Chance..we should decide wisely the better one for us...

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

@joie

:) omg..at last ms.brevity is here :)

admiration accepted :) :)

Atul J G said...

Never expected it to be this good. Cool!

Netha Hussain said...

Amazing work..very thrilling..Sure, you're going to be a talented doc..With all these concepts in mind, you'll surely find the best solution for all problems you encounter..Loved the post very much..:) Keep blogging, brother..

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

@atul

aaha allelum nan oru sambhavamalleda athinte ahankaram illa enkilum ;) lol

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

@netha

ahem ahem ;)

ariyathe said...

Dude, you're scary! But well-written!

Aparna said...

What an Ass :D I can relate this Manipulator to one holy soul among us!
Brilliant stuff Homie :) Nice concept and pretty dramatic!
After all 'Love' is all about *Survival of the Fittest*
I really do appreciate Manipulators like this :) they have real Ballz!

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

@aparna

eeswara ;) aa thery enne udheshichallathathu bhaagyam!!he he cheers