Sakhi's Laghukatha

Best Friends!

Posted on: April 15, 2008

It was the first year of MBBS. I was new to the place and came from local language school so had difficulty in understanding the language. But then I met this character who was always jovial and put me at ease. Initially I was a bit skeptical but later on got used to his antiques. Never realized when we became best friends.

We chatted about anything and everything in this world. Loved gossiping and poured out our hearts when somebody hurt us. We shared our fears of settling down in this big bad world of professionals, with our values still intact. We discussed cases of different subjects and shared notes. We cleared the graduation with flying colours. It was now time to go back to our native places for the internship. I hated it. I cried through my heart. Never wanted to let go! But we had to go. We promised to keep in touch.

And keep in touch we did! Shared so much, from gorgeous babes to handsome guys, from new exotic dishes to roadside ‘dhabaa food, from new fashion on the roads to the latest movies, and of course, the challenges we faced during internship at remote villages and the types of patients we encountered. And this was either over the phone or letters (we never had emails or chats at that time!).

Time flew; we joined different post graduated courses at different hospitals in different cities. But time could not dampen our friendship. It grew even stronger. Though now we hardly got time to chat everyday, thanks to our grueling schedule. We cleared our postgraduate degrees and our parents had started pestering us for the marriage.

We started exchanging the notes on our prospective beaus. It was fun dissecting the future spouses (!).

Then one day in the post I received an air-ticket to Sidney (Oh, I didn’t tell you there’s where my friend was!) It was mentioned in the letter that a surprise awaited for me there. I was thrilled. It was about four years since I met him. I was on the cloud nine.

And yes, I could see sky full of fluffy clouds from the air-craft window. As the plane landed and I was out of the customs checking I almost ran to him! I was soooooooooooo happy!

But then I saw somebody else at his side. A beautiful young lady!

That was my surprise!

They were getting married and he wanted me to be his best-woman! It never occurred to me that there could be somebody else to whom he could be so close. After all, we were “Best friends”!

But then, I realized one more thing. I was actually happy for him. I loved him so much that I wanted him to be happy, forever. And no, I was not heartbroken or anything. Come on, yaar, he was my best buddy!

And 20 years, two teenage kids and a successful marriage (not necessarily in that order!) later he still is my best friend!

Love you a lot, friend! Thanks for being my best friend!

17 Responses to "Best Friends!"

nice story…

even you show quite good maturity…

and maturity makes long-term relations…!!🙂

कुछ भी हो…. Happy ending..🙂🙂

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Thank you so much! Happy reading!

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nice one!!
that makes our relationship stron and mature!!

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Thanks a lot! Do i know you, yashvee?

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sometimes, losing is the best way to gain. i respect u….ASN

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Thanks for the respect.. i think i am suppose to know you but i am confused! Anyways, thanks for the visit! Do visit again!

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ya we know each other…
may be what u r guessing is right!!
ok let me give u a clue…
mainly we have communicated through mails, messages etc…

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@sakhi ,
nice one …🙂

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@ yashvee

know u for sure… keep reading and commenting.

@ Anubha

thanks. shall keep visiting your blog too. enjoy the comments section of yours and rj’s blog more than the post itself.😛

dont kill me for this.🙂

lol

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“But then, I realized one more thing. I was actually happy for him. I loved him so much that I wanted him to be happy, forever. And no, I was not heartbroken or anything. Come on, yaar, he was my best buddy!”

was it deep friendship or teenage crush promoted to great friendship?

hmmmmmmm🙂 i think u should write a post on ur medical school life,have u written em already ?i havent chkd d earlier ones..

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No i havent done that yet, and frankly speaking my medical life was not as spicy and juicy as my short stories are😉

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every1 should have a frnd like you….superb…

story seems like a bollywood movie…

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or probably bollywood thinks that its like sakhi’s stories!! (aisa sochne mein kya jaata hai!!🙂 🙂 )

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hehehe..kuch nahi jata…mann key ghode..jaha chaho dodao..

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😆 sahi hai!!😀

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Guess what…….4 days before, it happened in my Life…..My best buddy found a girl!! Yeeeehaaaaaaaa……I am sooooo damn happy and I was so excited when he told me on phone….that I jumped and danced in middle of road in a foreign land…hehe it was mins later after I kept fone I realised….

“They were getting married and he wanted me to be his best-woman! It never occurred to me that there could be somebody else to whom he could be so close. After all, we were “Best friends”!

But then, I realized one more thing. I was actually happy for him. I loved him so much that I wanted him to be happy, forever. Come on, yaar, he was my best buddy!”

This is so very true……….expressed my feelings!!! Muaaaah!!!

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😀 😀 i am happy for your friend and you too!!

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