Sunday, 21 June 2009

Old Crikey Part III

“But Antoine what Carla?” asked Philip. “He is not Lady Victoria’s son! In fact he is not a person at all! He is a stupid dog. A bad dog. A very, very, very bad one!” Carla cried. Philip was just gaping at her. He had lost his sleep and then traveled to paris for a dog? Good lord! No!



“Its true Philip and shut your mouth now. I gave him away to a breeder. This is not the first time. Every time Antoine was lost, the Lord would replace him. The lord of the house knew we hated him but he loves the lady so... But this time I had had enough. It tried to bite my leg off the other day! So I let him run away and did not speak of it to no one. Hence, the kidnapping was reported!” Carla told Philip.


“And what about Paris then?” asked Philip still dizzy. “ Oh that, well I made up the whole thing about the torn ticket because the driver mentioned I was the last one to leave the room. And I have always wanted to go to Paris. So I am here and I have you!” cried Carla.


No more words were exchanged as Philip blushed a beetroot red when Carla kissed him. They planned to buy another Antoine. They would marry in a little chapel and settle in that cosy cottage, Philip had always wanted.


PS: Antoine, was named Antoine as Lady Victoria once had a lover by the same name but he never proposed!

14 comments:

Mihir said...

Nice twist and ending! I had vague idea that it would be a dog, but had kept me guessing. :)

Rash said...

Woman! day by day your story telling skills are getting better n better...i thoroughly enjoyed this piece :)

As the Mind Meanders said...

Nice end...

But poor Philip...

Dhiman said...

A very nice mystery story with a good twist but I felt the suspense ended little early ...
actually it was good because I couldn't have waited for more had it ended in another part :D
having said that I am reading your other stories as well

Nikki said...

@ Mihir

:) thanks!

@ Rash

Thank you! Thank you!

@ As the Mind Meanders

Why poor Philip?

@ Dhiman

Thank you Dhiman! Keep visiting!

Iggy said...

i knew it!!!! :D

Nikki said...

@ Iggy

I am going to surprise you the next time round! :D

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Why poor Philip?

The poor man traveled all the way to Paris for a dog...

If he had solved the case back home... he would still have his love.. and he would be traveling to Paris with only romance on his mind...

And yes... he has also gone and found himself a woman with a very creative imagination :-)

Nikki said...

@ As the Mind Meanders

Lolz true! But hey, it was his destiny! :)

Himanshu said...

All is well that ends well. I loved the outcome. Nice :D

Vinnie said...

yay! i knew he was a dog:)
but i still read the piece in wonder thinking that there would be a twist inside another one!

u weave great stories...i love them all...keep them coming...

Nikki said...

@ Vinnie

Thank you!

sujata said...

I had guessed this!!! yayyy!!! but brilliant indeed. The style very mature and propah English!!

neeraj said...

hehheeeee... that was funny and really better to understand than kira photographer wala...
sabse mast line last wali ...she named her dog after her lover..
hahahaaaa..:D

happy writing :)

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