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July 18, 2009

When Harry Potter Built The Castle Of Love.....

"Alright, see you then at GIP (Great India Palace, Noida) at 4pm, bye", Tushira chuckled with child like excitement of Hermione as she almost hung up to get ready so that she could be on time.

"Listen...Listen sweetie, what are you wearing today?", Swapnil literally barged into the phone to stop her from putting the phone down, just like Draco Malfoy bumps into Harry Potter at times.

"Clothes Swapnil, what a stupid question!", replied Tushira with a straight face trying to show bit of anger, just like fake anger of Arthur Weasley at times.

"Oh really, i thought people at GIP would have the time of their lives today had you decided otherwise, gosh, how unlucky they would be, poor fellows!", Swapnil retorted with a Hagrid alike grin on his face.

"Shut up, you pervert, now get ready and reach soon, I don't want to be late on our first date, neither i want to miss the starting of Harry potter and the half blood Prince, because if i do, then your are as dead as Voldemort, got it !", Tushira replied with a frothy smile on her face, and put down the phone.

First dates are always special, in anticipation of the unknown, in confirmation of the known, in retrospection of the previous experiences, in introspection of your own thoughts and desires. First dates gives you an idea that sometimes two people are just not meant for each other, or they were always meant for each other. First dates makes you oil those levers and gears of love potions, which makes you snuggle into a wizardry world of playfulness. Tushira and Swapnil were set out today for their first date....

4 hours later....

"Alright, here is your butter popcorn, with an extra spoon of caramel, be happy now!", Swapnil was irritated as it took him ages to get that one packet from the counter.

"oho, sit down na, to hell with pop corn, look at Radcliffe, man he looks so cool while flying", Tushira was flustered as to which place she should concentrate more, the man of her dreams or the man on her date.

"what the hell yaar, it took me good 20 minutes to get this one, and now you don't want it, craap!", Swapnil was fuming with anger, more with a spectacle ridden Harry Potter than with Tushira.

"Oho sweety, we will eat na, i am sorry it took that long, come lets eat", she tried to pacify the situation, not because she was actually worried about him, but because she didn't wanted to miss a moment of Ginny kissing Harry.

Two rows ahead, a couple was sitting who was least interested in the Quidditich match between Gryffindor and Slytherin, they were more interested in exploring each other bodies, the hands were playing a more ferocious game than the on screen match, their tongues were exchanging saliva which surely was more tastier than the pumpkin juice Harry gave Ron Weasley, their fingers wanted to search the zips and the hooks of each other clothes like Ron was searching to stop the goal as the keeper.

Having seeing this uninhibited public display of affection, Tushira was startled, and she came close to Swapnil and whispered..."what the fuck they are doing, I mean look at the boy, he is literally forcing himself on to her, you all guys want one thing kya, anywhere and everywhere, just like hungry pack of wolves".

"So what yaar, they are in a relationship and they have every right to do what they want. And let me tell you God has made us like this, Man falls for physical beauty and women falls for emotional beauty, I can't help it. Didn't you notice how in our Hindi movies, the songs are always in praise of women's physical features, her eyes, her lips, her face, her skin, her hairs.", Swapnil shot back as if someone has shoved a bezoar down his ass, like Harry shoved it down the throat of Slughorn.

"What, does that mean you got attracted to me because of my physical attributes, and not because of what i am as a person, how cheap!" an irked Tushira questioned him back.

"Oh yes baby, you completely butt-fucked me, i was totally gone insane with the machinating mechanism of your swinging ass, it drove me nuts!", Swapnil was getting as sarcastic as possible, akin to Professor Snape.

Tushira passed a wry smile, looked at him and kept quiet. She was happy about one thing, whatever may be the fate of this relationship; Swapnil will always be honest with her. They know each other for three years now, and after months of dilly dallying about their feelings for each other, now they are on their first date. His love towards her will be free flowing like Zambezi over Victoria falls, his love will surely come to her in regular fits and spurts, not like guys who have been hit by the mighty great dam of unfaithfulness. She thanked her stars, and got engrossed in watching the adventures of Harry Potter on screen.

4 hours later...

"Oh so how was your date today evening,
baby", Swapnil mouthed into the mobile due to tiredness.

"It was ok, nothing special, i mean not that special", Tushira replied with a half smile on her face.

"So, what you liked in your date today, the drive, the popcorn, the pepsi, or the man." Swapnil asked with a big question mark in his eyes.

"I liked the man. Well, yes and no actually. Yes, because he is a nice person, and No, because he is not like Harry potter. I mean kahan Harry potter, aur kahan My date, not even worth comparing you see.", Tushira replied as if ridiculing her date.

"What the fuck, Harry Potter sucks and you know why, because he can't love you more than me, he can fly on the broom but can't give you comfort there while holding your hands. He can do amazing acrobats using potions, but he can't give you the love potion which keeps you grounded in this materialistic world. He may be brave enough to defeat Voldemort in the end, but he will never be strong enough to defeat our Love for each other, ever in this lifetime."

"Aww, so sweet, I am lucky to have you in my life Swapnil, thanks a lot for a wonderful evening today. It was a real pleasure to be with you." Tushira replied back ecstatically.

"All the pleasure is mine sweetheart, lets sleep and mind you, dreams permitted only with me, no more Harry Potter dreams, alright, sleep well, good night !", and Swapnil disconnected the phone.

Tushira put down the phone, and with a smile on her face opened the laptop, googled "Harry potter and the Half-blood prince free download", started searching for the online version, and said to herself, "Sorry Swapnil, but Harry potter may not be in my dreams, but would surely be in my world when i am awake" and got busy with the downloading the movie.

PS: As the sixth move installment of the Harry Potter series - "The Harry Potter and the half-blood prince" releases worldwide this Friday (I know, i am a bit late in writing this :D), just a small ode of remembrance from my side :P (Btw, i have not watched the movie till now, but having read all seven books, it was a good exercise to recall the whole series in a fictional story :D)

PPS: When i first started writing a fictional story keeping Harry Potter as the background, i created an alternate parallel story - "When Harry Potter Destroyed the castle of Love", But seeing the comments on my last post and having run the risk of people unfollowing me, I decided to change the storyline and post this one :D


roshwrites said...

This is a new style of writing I've read :) It's great how you used a story/film as the background!


so FINALLY i read a post on ur blog which after having completed leaves a smile on my face... it is not that i detest u writing stories which dont end on a perfect note as they all are special in a way... and the colaboration of the HP movie in this story was really done in style... the description part of PDA at the theatre well its only u who can write it so well!!!....first dates r beautiful arent they? :) ...i saw the movie yeaterday ...after having read all the buks i think i reli expected a lot from the movie and thats y was left tell me how u liked the it...

Netika Lumb said...

You know what I liked most.. the description of First Dates.. though, it did give me an impression that you've been on many :P, but then you're hopeless sure have to have an idea:)

The Rat... said...

wah wah... loads n loads and rite comparisons... :P

and hey, Harry shoved the bezoar down Ron's throat not Slughorn.... remember, Mrs Weasley says that Harry saves Ginny, Mr. Weasley and Ron...

:-) HOw are u battling the cold, dear.... hope u took warm cloth with u.. just hide under the Comforter and don't emerge out at all... :-D

Hopeless Romantic said...


Thanks, its the magic of Harry potter which took over, not sure i can repeat it for anything else ever.


Hopeless Romantic said...


I have not watched the movie yet, just busy with a few assignments here. But, i have read all 7 books and watched all 5 movies before, so it was easy!

Thanks for all the compliments,PDA part came very instantly and first dates are special, well don't know, haven't dated anyone for a very long time :D


Hopeless Romantic said...


If i am writing about AIDS, does that mean i have AIDS. If i am writing about a rapist, does that mean i should rape first and then write :D

Being a Hopeless romantic and being on "quite a few dates" CANNOT be termed as synonymous. It's just an illusion, don't worry, it would fade away soon :D

Thanks for the nice words!


Hopeless Romantic said...

@The Rat

Thanks for the compliment and apologies for the mistake, slipped off my mind. I just wrote from the memory !

I have brought warm clothes from India, but in night it gets really cold. I have evening classes, so comes back often in night in cold at around 10pm. Also, to study at night at times means you are battling the cold all the way. But, i love winters, more than the summers, so not many complaints till i don't fall sick :D

Thanks for your concern!

Keep in touch!

Miss Sunshine said...

*All hail Harry Potter*

and ahmaazing! I love the way u intricately weave everything with love! :) :P
Stupendous :)

It feels as if I have a cheering charm on me..i feel so happy reading this.. :) Nostalgic too.. ;)

Keep writing :D

gargi said...

i wasn't that excited this time..reading ur post..u know y..??..right?? ;)

if u want..u can leak more of those story-lines/titles to me.. =P

but who doesn't love harry potter eh??... i have never felt "that" way about him actually..but last night..i was watching Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (was on channel 9 =D).. man..harry's lips are so damn red!!!..i mean FUCK! hot was that! turned me on =D
hehe.... and the rest of my feelings ill keep to myself.. =P

And im so glad...ur still writing!!!.. ur the only person i guess who fulfils my dose of love stories.. =D
Fank U.. =D


BrownPhantom said...

Nicely written.. And very true to your blog's name :). said...

hey thanks for the visit ...
please visit again
nd u have a nice blog!!!

nsiyer said...

But you write so well especially while describing romance. Paradoxically, still Amit, you call your blog ' hopeless romantic'. What am I?

Shruti said...

That was nice. The GIP movie hall and the couple was too apt. It always feels like watching porn with such couples all over. Anyway, I dont like Harry Potter at all. Haven't read any book. Haven't watched any movie.

But your piece was interesting. (:

Hopeless Romantic said...


Well, thank you, I guess now you have resigned to the fact that I am truly hopeless romantic and can write on any topic intricated with love :D

Harry Potter Fans, we 2, Hi'5

I know why it made u nostalgic, good luck for the next HP movie, in Nov 2010


Hopeless Romantic said...


Well, i have an option, i won't tell you any more details to keep you in the excited state, I love girls being kept in that way, and i am not going in details now :D

I also saw bits of HP4 on channel 9, My Canadian flat mate was watching it in the living room, i just watched a few scenes,in any case i have all the movies in my HDD, i can watch it any time.

Till i can manage my studies and writing, i am sure you won't be deprived of your dose of mushy love stories.


PS: Keep your hormones in check, even a HP lookalike can make you turn on :P

Hopeless Romantic said...


Hey, good to see you back here. Thanks for the compliment.

Keep coming back!

Hopeless Romantic said...


Thanks for following my blog. You have a nice blog. Keep visiting again!


Hopeless Romantic said...

@Iyer Sir

Lol, well that's all the more reason to call myself a Hopeless Romantic. I can see romance in anything, movies, music, society etc. I don't know its a good thing or a bad thing, but yes surely it keeps you on tenterhooks to write.

Good to see you here after a long time!


Hopeless Romantic said...


Aww, you don't know what you are missing in Life by not liking Harry Potter :D Kidding, lol

Well, i also had friends who completely detest it, find it childish, but then HP is way beyond his ages, its just that story is set in so called "school". But if you have not read or watched any HP books/movies, you may not appreciate the subtle nuances in the post completely.

I have literally seen soft porn movies inside the Cinema hall, try some movie halls apart from the hot shot multiplexes some time, and you would know exactly what i mean. I have literally seen people fucking each other, gross!


Little Girl Lost said...

amit- sorry man, i didnt like this. the language and style didnt suit you at all. i know you can do much better.

talking of HP, come and see, new post :)

Hopeless Romantic said...


lol, well honestly speaking i know too this is not my best work , but then this was written more for fun and to get rid of the HP mania :D

I have seen your new post and commented too. Btw, you have come around after a long time, may be if you get time, check out previous posts. Seems you have loads to catch up!

I appreciate your honesty!


Babli said...

I liked your blog very much.Its very nice and I appreciate for your beautiful post.Now I have become your follower so I will be visiting your blog.You are welcome in my blogs.

Suresh Kumar said...

Hmm.... thoda different... but it was good... Pehli date kie magic, Harry Potter can't create with his wand....

Now I need to searh utorrent if a good copy is available for download :)

Hopeless Romantic said...


Hey, welcome to my blog space! Thanks for following me, i would surely check out your blogs.

Keep coming back!

Hopeless Romantic said...


It was just an experiment i guess, more for fun. I agree about your statement about first dates, they can be magical !

Surely, i guess you can get an online version of HP7, though personally i always prefer to read from the book, and NOT in laptop.


Girl Next Door said...

Hey ! Your story made me remember my first date with my online Buddy !!

It was Sweet ... Keep Writing :)

Priya said...

That was a good story on another storyline...liked it pretty much... :)

Hopeless Romantic said...


lol, cool it made you nostalgic, i had another blogger who went to see HP5 on her first date, so i have 2 now in total.


Hopeless Romantic said...


Thanks, glad u liked it!

Keep coming!

mysterious gal said...

wow this was just so creative!
I haven't read HP and have just seen 1-2 of the series so don't know much! But the way u used HP was amazing...beautifully creative and a new style! Thoroughly enjoyed it :)

Srishti said...

Eeee! I love it! Happy Ending!
And Harry Potter RULES.

And its funny, that whatever you write, I find a way to weave that story to my world.

Like the DPS thing first. And today I was in GIP too...and I love Harry Potter too!

Haha...keep bloggin'

bondgal_rulz said...

Awwww!!! This was such a cute one!!! LOVED it!! Especially the first dates' paragraph. :)

The movie sucks big time btw. :(

And hey! Wouldn't mind reading "When Harry Potter Destoyed the Castle of Love" Why not write and publish it too?


Hopeless Romantic said...


Hey, good to see you here after a long time! Thanks for the compliments, you should watch/read more of HP, surely you would enjoy the post more as you would get hold of the subtle nuances of it.

Keep visiting!

Hopeless Romantic said...


It is really nice to know that you can relate to something i pen down. Thanks for the nice words. Keep coming back for more!


Hopeless Romantic said...


Oh sahi, first dates para u like, ic :D

I haven't got the opportunity to watch the movie, but hearing/reading things about it, makes me detest the idea of seeing it here in Brisbane. But then its HP, who cares about the rest!

I was not able to finish the other story properly, somehow it was not coming out to be painful enough, so i decided to change the story and post this one, but who knows i may post it when the next HP movie is out in Nov 2010 :D


CutePriya said...

Dude I really love the way you write...Loved the comparisons you made...

keep posting with such true emotions...


Hopeless Romantic said...


Aww, thanks for the compliment, glad u liked it so much!


Mahesh Sindbandge said...

beautifully written..

reminds me of my date that i had last week :p

Hopeless Romantic said...


ohooo, kya baat hain, dating n all....hmm, good!

Keep rocking!