If you haven’t yet, please read the first chapter of the story ‘The story of a stranger – #1‘ .
It was a new beginning.
That night the chat never seemed to end. They had so much to ask and a lot to share. She instantly realized they have a connection, she felt the click. Since that night she could not stop blushing. The night conversations continued the next day. She was either talking to him or talking about him. It was all about him. It was also mutual. He seized every opportunity he got to show her that he was interested in her. In a couple of days their likeness for each other only multiplied.
They felt for each other but the irony was that they had not spoken to each other, yet. He had an interview the next day in the morning, she realized that there would be no better moment than calling him up to wish him luck. Still sleepy, she called him. A ‘Hello’ from the other side woke every cell of her fiber. That instant she forgot everything else, it has to be the sexiest voice she has ever heard and ever will. She could feel those Goosebumps on her skin, each one of them. She felt the respite of a drying flower being watered. Somehow, she managed to gather all her strength to speak a few words to wish him the very best for his interview. Instant came the reply, “Iske liye tumne call kiya, pagal ho tum!” – “You called me for this! You are mad!” The voice still rings through her ears, she can never forget it even if she tries.
It was only three days ago that she was looking for ways to avoid him, and today, only three days of knowing him, and she crazily told all her best pals of him, to every person important in her life. She wanted them all to know him and eventually like him. By this time the parents had spoken to each other and were quite interested in pursuing the talks further, only if both of them agreed.
Everything was just so perfect, she could not have asked for anything more, she had not known of anything so perfect for her. He understood her like just like her best friends did, respected her thoughts and gave her glimpses of a happy forever. They complemented and completed each other. Deep down somewhere she was scared, scared of things going wrong with him, scared thinking that it was only a dream and one fine day she would wake up to reality.
After the Skype call the next day, if there was one thing she was assured of, it was that he is the guy for her. After all, he was the one to have made her feel that way “look into my eyes miss, stop staring at the fan, I want you to look into my eyes, yes! … I like you, I really do!“. With her heart beating so fast, pounding fiercely within her chest, she wanted to tell him the same, wanted him to know how he made her heart skip a beat. But all she said was “good”, laughing the whole time. “Really, that is all you got to say?” “Yeah! Good” “Miss, the revenge will be taken” She did not have to say anything, her flushed face revealed it all. The girl who considers “Fifty shades of Grey” her Bible, had her imaginations running all free and wild.
Everyone she knew, her whole world advised her to go slow; she was after all taking the decision of her life. She did not want to, she knew what she was sharing with him and only both of them were aware of what they had. ‘There was no in-between for her. It was either all or nothing. She hated with every fiber of her being, or loved with every piece of her heart.’ Without her telling him how she felt about everyone advising her to go slow, he told her the same thing she felt, “It is not our problem that we get along so well”. It might have been just five days of knowing him, but it felt like an eternity. She looked forward to knowing him better, learning his every secret and sharing the myriad mysteries of life.
But, destiny had something else in store for them, fate brought these two unknowns together not to be a part of each other’s life but to be a lesson that made you both weak and strong. Their story is like the quotes you loved but never bookmarked.
The Story of a stranger. This is only the second chapter 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 to stand the test of time.
Warning – All the characters and incidents in this story are imaginary, resemblance to any person dead or alive is purely coincidental. 😀 😀