“I fell in love how we fall asleep, slowly and gradually and then all at once.”
Hostel life has its pros and cons. Some days you are so engrossed that you cannot even find time to have an appropriate meal and some days you are so free that getting up from the bed seems futile. There was one weekend when everyone left hostel to go home, and me and my roommate decided to stay back because my friend’s parents were out exploring, Kerala. So, I decided to not let her stay alone and be her partner in crime to enjoy the weekend together.
Throughout the day, we were using our respective phones while gorging on the namkeen to satisfy our hunger. Suddenly she suggested that I should to talk to a new guy and I agreed that I needed it too. After the absinthe breakup I had a few months ago and it’s been too long that I have been single. So I had a plan, that we both would set each other with a guy.
Sounds alluring, well it’s exceptional, how even the smallest of decisions can change the course of your life. We called our friends and asked for a guy who is single, and tried our best to sell the qualities of our friends. After a while, we both accomplished our goals and started talking to the new guy. We had the best of time while laughing about the conversation we both had with our respective guys. I don’t think that the two of us has ever chuckled this much while chatting.
And that is how I started talking to the Love of my Life. Since that day we started to get to know each other. We both were in same year of our respective studies. We both had a broken heart and tried to mend it. We both were looking for a friend to confide in. Instead we found Love.
We used to chat daily which later converted into phone calls. Making fun of each other, talking about daily happenings and taking advice from each other, were the highlights of our days. After meeting each other the infatuation grew stronger. But our lips could never cumber up to say the words our eyes were talking about. There was no way I wanted to sabotage the best thing that ever happened to me.
After about 8 months of chatting daily, came the dry spell. I was going on a trip with college friends at a higher altitude and we made a pact to “stay away from internet. The distance was much needed to comprehend the true feelings.
Distance did exactly what I wanted. As soon as I came back from the trip, I was astonished to find him at the Delhi Railway Station waiting for me with bananas in his hands. We had a little banter once, and the bananas mean much more to us rather than any elementary fruit. He didn’t propose or ask me anything. Our eyes again did the talking and our Forever commenced.
“Forever is a long time; but I wouldn’t mind spending it with you.”