This Short Story Of ‘Is Love More Important Than Career?’ Will Hit You Right In The Feels!

 

Naa peru Abhi. Two months back B.Tech final year complete ayyindi. Naa B.Tech ayyesariki, naalugu samvatsaraalu ga nerchukunna chaduvu, moodu samvatsaraalu ga Sruthi paina perigina prema, rendu samvatsaraalu kashtapadi techukunna M.S. seat, chivari samvatsaram lo hadaavidi ga complete chesina project naa chuttu naalugu sthambhaalu laaga unnayi. M.S kosam america veltunnaanu. Kaasepatlo flight undi anaga, cab vaadu hand ichaadu. Chaala sepatiki kaani next cab dorakaledu. Anukunnna time ki ara ganta mundu modalu avvaali ani Amma eppudu cheptu untundi. Kaani eroju ara ganta mundu kaadu kada, ara ganta venuka padipoyi bayaluderaamu. Cab lo amma padutunna kangaaru oka pakka, naanna cheptunna jaagratthalu inkoka pakka. Naa rendu chevulu vaalliddariki appaginchesaanu kaani, naaku maatram flight ekkemundu inkokkasari Sruthi ni chudaali ani undi. Anukunnattu gaane MS ki vellipoye rendu vaaraala mundu maa prema vishayam memu iddaram maa illallo cheppaamu. Oppukoledu. Anduke Sruthi airport ki vachi send off ivvadam kudaradu ani, ninna ne tana hostel daggara kalusukunnaam. Kaani eeroju malli tanani okasari kalavaali ani anipistondi. Luggage anthaa jaagrattaga sardukunnanu, tickets pettukunnaanu, kaani edo marchipoyaanu ani anipistondante ade kaaranam.

 

Airport ki vachesaamu. Naa naalugu trolley bags teeskuni hadaavidi gaa entrance daaka vellaamu. “Inko 5 minutes lo lopalaki vellipovaali amma”, ani annaanu. “Sare, anni luggage lu vachay kada, water bottle edi?” ani amma adugutondi kaani, amma kallu vere edo cheptunnayi. Indaaka antha kangaaru padindi kaani, amma lo entho kontha saatham flight miss ayithe inko rendu rojulu tana chethi vanta vandi pettachani, inko gudiki teeskuni vellachani aasa padey untundi. Thelivi tho kaakunda prema tho aalochinche praanam prathi manishi lo lopala ekkado tappakunda untundi. Kaani amma lo unna aa praanam ippudu tana kallallo kanipistondi. Naanna kalla jodu teesi tana jebulo pettukuntu, naa bhujam meeda cheyi vesi, edo cheptunnaaru. Naanna vaipu chudagaane, aayana venuka konchem dooram lo Sruthi kanipinchindi. Naa kosam hadaavidi ga vachindi anukunta, aayasa paduthu, nannu chusi navvindi. Tanani chudagaane, flight ekki vellalenemo anipinchindi.

 

Ventane airport time chusaanu. Inko 2 minutes lo nenu vellipovaali. Tanu kooda time vaipu chusi, em cheyalemu annattu moham baadhaga pettindi. Edupu control cheskuntondi kaani, vanukuntunna tana pedalu chudagaane naaku ardam aipoindi. Moothiki cheyyi addam ga pettukuni edustondi. Tana kanneellu thudavaali, dhairyam ga undamani cheppaali, rendella paatu gurtundipoyelaaga rendu seconds tana nuduru meeda muddu pettukovaali. Kaani amma vaallu tanani chudatam, vaalla amma naanna laki tanu vachinattu teliyadam ivanni tanaki kottha thala noppulu ga maaratayane raavaddani cheppanu. Chethi sparsa pondey avakaasam lenappudu, kanti choopune sparsa laaga anukuni vellipovaalsindey. Maaku ee dooram thone aa dooram ruchi ela untundo teliyadam modalayyindi. Naa friends kooda vachaaru, bahusa naa kante munde vachaaranukunta. Prati weekend skype lo palakarinchakapothe champestha ani cheppi gattiga hug chesukunnaanu. Andarini baaga miss avutaanu ani naaku ippudu gnaanodayam ayyindi. Kanneellatho amma, pakkane, urukomantunna naanna, iddariki madhya dooram ga cheyyi ooputhu tata cheptunna Sruthi. Bag bhujaaniki tagilinchukuni, bye annattu tala ooputhu Sruthi vaipu chusaanu. Chethulu kattukuni unna tanu, kudi chettho tata chepthu, edama chethilo unna kerchief tho kallu tuduchukuntondi. Naanna bhujaala meeda amma thala pettukuni edustondi. Naanna vaipu chusaanu. Aayana navvi, shake hand ichi, “velli ra”, annaaru. Friends ki tata cheppi, Sruthi ni inti daggara jaagratta ga dincheyamani saiga chesaanu. Vaallandari vaipu chusthu, choopu tippukuni venakki tirigi vellipovadam naa life lo toughest moment anipinchindi. Security ki ticket chupinchi lopalaki vellipothu, chivari saariga venakki tirigi chusi, andariki bye cheppaanu. Dooram ga unna Sruthi ki kooda cheyyi paiketthi bye cheppesi, lopalaki vellipoyaanu.

 

Nenu flight vaipu adugulu veyyagalugutunnanu ante, daaniki kaaranam nenu project kosam padina kashtam, GRE exam kosam miss ayina parties, university applications kosam naanna pettina kharchu, ive kaaranam. Amma baadha padutunte, urukopettadaaniki naanna unnaru. Naa friends, okariki okaru naalugu joke lu vesukuni maamulu ayipogalaru. Kaani Sruthi ni odaarchadaniki evvaru leru, okkatthi naa kosam vachindi. Tana daggaraki velli bharosa tho naalugu maatalu prema ga maatlade time, dhairyam naaku lekunda poindi. Sruthi tho prema lo padinappudu manasu ki unde andam ante ento naaku telisindi. Career lo parugetthinappudu kashtam lo unna garvam ante ento naaku ardam ayyindi. Innaallu naa career ki naa prema, naa prema ki naa career okadaaniki okati thodu ga undesariki, renditini kashtapadakunda enjoy chesaanu. Kaani eroju prema pramaadam lo undi. Career maa madhya dooram penchutondi. Mugguru friends lo iddariki godava aithe, vaalliddari kante ekkuva baadha padedi moodava vaadey. Ala prema ki, career ki madhyalo, common ga naligipotunnadi, nenu. Ivanni naa sakthini minchina samasyalu, annitiki samayame samaadhanam cheptundi. Kaani okkasaari Sruthi tho maatlaadaali, kallalloki chusi “I love you” malli cheppaali ani undi. Enni sarlu cheppina bore kottakunda undevi, okati mana peru, inkokati manam preminchina vaallaki cheppey “I Love You”.

 

Flight ten minutes late ani sudden ga telisindi. Naa daggara ten minutes unnayi. Yess !! anukunnannu. Luggage akkade vadilesi parugetthukuntu entrance daggaraki vellaanu. Aayasam thono, tension thono, Sruthi ni chudagalanu anna aanandam thono, naa gonthu aaaripoindi. Amma vaallu atu pakka tirigi, airport display lo flight status chustunnaaru. Kurchi lo Sruthi kanipinchindi. Chethullo moham pettukuni, kurchuni undi. Inka 8 minutes unnayi. Sruthi pakkana kurchuni, mellaga bhujam meeda cheyyi vesi, “I Love You” ani chevilo cheppaanu. Sudden ga naa gonthu vinapade sariki, kaasepu kallu peddavi chesi chusindi. Sannati kanneeru venuka unna tana kallallo mellaga navvu modalayyindi. Appatidaaka edchindi anukunta, okkasaari ga mukku egaresi, nannu hug chesukundi. Kudi chetthoo naa bhujaanni gattiga ga gillestondi. “Sshhh .. Sorry soryy sorryy .. oyy vaduluu !!” anesariki aapindi. Naa vaipu kaasepu chusindi, nenu navvaanu. “Enti tension lo unnav ?” ani adigindi. “Adem ledey, ye ?” ani annaanu. “Nijam cheppu” ani malli adigindi. “Nijam !” ani cheppi, tana nuduru paina muddu pettukunnaanu. Naa kallallokey chusthu, “Nuvvu MS chesi, baaga chaduvukuni, tirigi raa. Nenu em jarigina, ne kosam wait chestaanu”, ani cheppi navvindi. Appudu naaku gunde thelika gaa anipinchindi. Naa life lo MS ki velladam annadi most important career decision. Decision teeseskunnanu, bayaluderipoyaanu, kaani, ippudu naa decision meeda naaku nammakam vachindi. Manam edaina saadhinchaali ante, mana meeda manaki nammakam undaali. Kaani manam edaina saadhinchadaniki dhairyam kaavali ante, manam preminche vaallaki mana meeda nammakam, manaki ichey bharosa undaali. “Velli raana?” ani adigaanu. Tana kallu vellaku ani cheptunna, moham paina chirunavvu tho “Good Bye” cheppindi.

 

Amma ni kooda navvinchaali. Amma vaalla daggaraki velli, “Amma, naaku vellaalani ledu, intiki vellipodaam pada”, ani annaanu. “Adentra .. emaindi?” ani malli kangaaru paduthu kallu peddavi chesesindi. Naanna navvuthu, “Luggage kooda techukomanu mari, car lo petteddam”, anesariki amma luggage ledani gamaninchi, “Edava, flight delay ayyinda??” ani amaayakamga navvuthu adigindi. Thala oopi kannu kottaanu. Friends kooda navvuthu daggaraki vachaaru.
“Indaaka antha baadha ga vellav kada ra, ippudu intha uthsaahamga unnavu enti?” annaaru maa friends. “Em ledu ra, indaaka edo marchipoya. Ippudu dorikindi le”, ani navvuthu cheppaanu. Amma ki ardam kaaledu. Naanna vinipinchukoledu anukunta. Friends maatram naaluka bayata petti navvuthu bye cheppaaru.

 

Lakshya saadhana lo niraasa, nispruha kaliginappudu mana tho unde mana kutumba sabhyulu, snehithula tho maatladi tirigi uttejam, utthsaaham ponduthaamu. Manushula meeda kopam, aluka vasthe, lakshyam meeda drushti petti ekaagratha saadhisthaam. Life lo manushula kosam lakshyaanni kaani, lakshyam kosam manushulani kaani aadamarichi nirnayaalu teesukokudadu. “Pekaata pekaate, baammardi baammarde” ani anduke annaaru.
 

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