Posted June 16, 2008on:
“What are you doing here?” I asked, bewildered. “Aren’t you supposed to be at your office?”
He smiled his usual smile. I started melting once again. Even after 10 years of our marriage he still has this effect on me.
Apart from this small incidence of puppy-love (that too from my classmate’s side!) my school years were uneventful as far as my love-life was concerned.
But when I went to college I fell hard for my best friend. But as fate would have it, he never showed any interest beyond friendship….
“Why was I thinking about it now, after 10 years?” Probably the atmosphere was making me romantic.
He never went beyond a buddy-back-slap or a friendly hug. We were best friends and that was all! At least for him!
My legs would melt even if he so much as smile at me…
College years flew by (in slow motion for me!) and it was the last day of college. The whole group of friends was melancholic. Now that we will be going to the real world we will not be able to meet each other the same way. Everybody will have their own responsibilities and career plans.
I looked at him. As usual he smiled at me. But the smile was a bit sad. Or was it my imagination? Whatever, I decided that if I didn’t tell him today, I will never be able to. To hell with lady-like shyness and such crap!
But at the same time I was scared of his rejection. So, I poured all my feelings on the letter that I held. I went to him slowly and gave him the love-letter (Calligraphic and scented!). I almost ran back to my room. Didn’t want to face him in-case he felt otherwise…
Ting-Tong… the bell rang!
I came back to the reality. There was still a small smile playing on my lips when I went to open the door. I was surprised to see him standing there with a big bouquet of flowers and hair studded with dew-like rain drops! Even after so many years he still looked so gorgeous! My heart skipped a beat looking at his handsome face.