How strange destiny is? It was just another day and the same route the bus took her every day after work, she was tired and longing to reach her destination. Out of boredom she kept scrolling something or the other on her phone before she accidentally opened an email from one of the matrimonial websites. This is something which she always avoided, it was her parents who wanted her to get married and she as usual ignored them. This time, just to distract herself from the nagging headache she looked into the fortuitously opened matrimonial request. Without any thought she also responded to the request and within minutes she exchanged phone numbers with the guy.
It was only a few minutes after she reached home that the guy pinged her on WhatsApp, and it was then she realized what she had done. She was in no way interested to talk to any guy for the purpose her parents wanted to, and she did not know how to ignore the person who was at no fault. The conversation started, the guy messaging 3-4 sentences and she replying back in 3-4 words. It was weird.
When she did not know what else to do, she called her Dad and told him about the guy. Her dad was in a state of shock as well as excited, for he could not believe it was his same daughter who was always in denial about the subject ‘marriage’. Her mom felt all her dreams turning into realities; well this was her only dream since the last couple of years.
The reaction of her jubilant parents only added to her fear. She was left clueless, so she thought of giving it a try. She was still messaging in 3-4 words and he in 3-4 sentences.
It was her birthday the next day. Her friends were over her place celebrating her 25th while without any knowledge of this he was still trying to build a conversation with her. Even though she tried not to, she disclosed it to him after her friends were gone. The day was bright and she was all dolled up for a day with her friends. He once again very sweetly wished her before she started her day out and gave her the space she wanted. Just before the midnight, when the clock struck 12 and she would have to wait for another 366 days to celebrate her birthday, her phone beeped. The phone lit up with the message “Wish you a very happy birthday once again.” and so did her face. She could not help but smile.
It was a new beginning.
The Story of a stranger. This is only the first part of I do not know how many. I still do not know what the ending to this story will be. Some things are meant to be, but they also need time.
Warning – All the characters and incidents in this story are imaginary, resemblance to any person dead or alive is purely coincidental. 😀 😀