The love life of the beautiful Jennifer! (Chapter 7-Team Wordoholics)

Posted: September 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

Team Wordoholics

Chapter 7

Do check out the previous chapter – Chapter 6 by Gitanjali !

Jennifer walked towards the lake shore, with the camera, her most faithful companion,
dangling down her left shoulder.She sat down at her favourite place on the beach and tried to pushed the bitter sweet memories to the back of her mind as she focussed her camera. She loved photography . Her DSLR, a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, meant more than anything else in the world to Jennifer. Yet another passion of hers was travelling.She loved going places and meeting people, it also let her capture countless beautiful moments in her camera to last a lifetime.

She was once featured as one of the top photographers at the National Geographic channel for capturing the beauty of the Himalayas. But all that was past. Despite being a well-known face in the blogger community,she was missing in action since quite some time. The sun-rise she captured from the peak of Mount K2 was her best shot till date. It easily qualified as a postcard perfect picture. Like each of the mere mortals,she had her own share of ups and downs. Her past haunted her .

Jennifer had lost both her parents in a car accident as a child and there after was raised by her grandparents. They never let her miss her parents and she had an almost perfect happy life.She loved photography ever since she was a child,thanks to her Grandfather who himself was a camera freak. Inspite of being amazingly beautiful, Jennifre always preferred to be behind the lens. Her love for photography continued to grow with her.And once her Grandfather bought her a DSLR,there was no looking back.Her joy knew no bounds as she learnt the nuances of photography soon enough.

A young college girl studying Mass Media and Communications, she was one of the best students in her choice of profession. Full of energy and craving adventure, she was always on the move

“Grandpa!!!!!! I’m off to Srinagar for the National Geographic photography challenge contest!!” shouted a young Jennifer.

“Why child? You just returned a week ago from Udaipur na? Have some rest at home ?” replied her grandfather.

An elderly choked voice comes from behind, “Oh you,just leave my daughter alone! Let her live to the fullest! Do you even know what National Geographic channel is? Its not like any of those lame channels you keep watching all day!”, her grand mother said, while she cooked pancakes for breakfast.

As usual, her Grandfather gave in, not before he gave her his fair share of advises and warning. Jennifer left for Delhi for the grooming camp.

It was there that she met Darius.A handsome guy full of enthusiasm and amazingly sportive nature.

Jenny first spotted him in the reception of the hotel while she was waiting to check in. Leaning carelessly on the wall,cleaning his 50mm lens with a cloth. Jennifer felt butterflies in her stomach as she saw him. The sun shining on his Aviator sunglasses left a beautiful glaze on his face. Though she fell for him the moment she saw him,Jenny was reluctant to approach him. She was one of those girls who would never dare to open a conversation with anyone.

But Jennifer was lucky enough,as Darius approached her and said ,” Hello,beautiful lady! You seem to be confused much! Your face tells it. May I help?”

Jennifer tried to be cool,”Ah,Yes sure, it would be great .Thank You! I am Jennifer”. She extended her hands.”Darius” ,he introduced himself as he shook her hands.

“Nice meeting you,Darius!”

“Same here Jennifer. I like your name.”

“Ah thank you so much”. she felt her heart flutter with joy.

Darius was one of the groomers and he introduced her to the rest of the team.

After the orientation where the officials explained the rules for the competition commencing the next day, the contestants were instructed to relax in the rooms alloted to them.

That evening Darius reached Jennifer’s room and knocked,”May I come in?”.
“Oh yes” Jennifer replied.

They spent the whole night talking about this and that. Darius shared incidents from his life and Jennifer felt quite at ease in his company.
As the conversation wandered to Darius’s profession, he skillfully avoided the topic and just hinted that he worked for the government. Jenny noticed his reluctance to talk about his job, but let it go.

A week later, the contestants left to hilly areas of Srinagar for a photo shoot.All the young photographers were quite thrilled at the prospect. The team divided into smaller groups and each of them set of into different directions, clicking to their heart’s content as they climbed the mountains and crossed beautiful valleys.

Ranging from peaks of the mighty mountains to the crossings of the scenic valleys, Srinagar is a photographer’s paradise.All the contestants were busy clicking , wishing to out do others.

The photo shoot was to last four days.After the shoots on the third day, Jennifer not at all pleased with her shots. Darius noticed the uneasy feeling on her face and asked, “Hey Jennifer, what’s the issue?”. Jennifer showed him the snaps she had taken since the last three days, and exclaimed, “You know Darius, something is missing in all these pictures. A picture should have a soul, and none of them looks alive enough. Do you feel anything at all when you look at them? ”

Darius replied calmly,”Oh Jenny, relax. You might not be the best photographer in the world. But you have come this far, isn’t that enough? With experience and time, you are going to be better” .

Jennifer shrugged impatiently, “I need to win this contest, okay? If a picture lacks life it fails to be a piece of memory! I know I can do better.I need to concentrate,now if you could leave me alone,please!”.

Darius left her and retired to his bedroom. Jennifer felt bad later but she never liked to be anything lesser than the best.

On the fourth day, she planned to take a shot of the rising sun basking in the glory of thousand shades of crimson.She set of in the early morning to the hill side. Darius who was at the top of the hill clicking pictures spotted Jennifer in his viewfinder. He watched her for a moment and did not like what he saw. Jenny was heading towards the steep slope of the hill.It was dangerous.

“Jennifer don’t go there! it’s steep!” he shouted on the top of his voice.The wind was strong, and she couldn’t hear him.

Darius, packed the camera bag and rushed towards Jennifer.

Jennifer was oblivious to her surroundings as she was busy clicking her shots and checking, getting more frustrated when she failed to get her perfect shot. She went a step ahead on the slippery mountain edge and exclaimed. “Yeah, this is perfect!” No sooner than she clicked the amazing shot she was waiting for, her feet slipped and she fell. Darius just reached in time to catch her firmly by the arms.

Jennifer was taken aback, and, she said to Darius, “Hold on tight.I don’t wanna die so soon,Darius!”.

Darius replied,” As if I’m gonna let you die, pretty lady!”.

In spite of the danger they were in, Jennifer smiled.

Read the next part – Chapter 8 by Depanjan

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