It’s amazing how she spent every moment of every day and night thinking about him and waiting for him. She forgot everything else except him. Her studies, food, friends, family, everything. She even forgot herself.
She craved for his sight all through the day, and when he stood in front of her, she ignored him. She kept a safe distance, and satisfied herself by stealing glances at him secretly. He was her cute little secret and she was totally happy with it.
But, secrets don’t live a very long life.
Just when she was convinced she will never meet him again, he began returning her glances. He smiled at her more often. Whenever she was out with her friends, he was always coincidentally around. He kept finding ways of trying to strike a conversation with her. But, she was satisfied with the distant bond they shared. Slowly she started making up her mind to talk to him but by then, he was disheartened. He turned his attention to others. She kept waiting for his signs but never found them again.
She secluded herself. She spent days and nights in his thoughts, waiting for him & crying over his absence. These cries once passed through the ears of her friend and her dream world shattered.
Her li’l secret was out.
The friend immediately approached him about her deteriorating condition. About her friend’s obsession of him, and he out-rightly rejected the idea of ever falling in love with her. He rejected even having thought about her ever.
Her world shattered around her and she could do nothing but watch helplessly. She was labelled as a dreamer and her love story… just a dream!
She sat up hurriedly and realized her heart was beating fast and she was short of breath. She slowly calmed herself down and soothed herself. “Relax, It was only a dream! Calm down. ”
As she gulped down a glass of water, the two painfully happy years of her life flashed before her eyes. One glimpse in a dream, and all the emotions that she had been suppressing for so long surfaced immediately! The pain shot through her soul and a tear rolled down her cheek. But, she wiped it away immediately because she couldn’t afford to think of it all over again!
The time was gone..and now it remained just a bitter dream. A dream of a dreamer!
it’s wonderful how one li’l scream can turn the whole house upside down! How one li’l smile can make everyone around squeal into peals of laughter! One li’l tear can make everyone frown!
It is such a beautiful time of life…the infancy! No worries, no fears and no sorrows! Do whatever u want and be pampered…hugged and kissed in return! Spend ur leisure time making hoo-hoo and haa- haaaaa noises. Eat, sleep and Repeat!
Such splendid carefreeness! And the innocence in the bright-shiny li’l eyes…what a beauty! Ever wondered how the world might seem when looking through those innocent eyes?! And the peaceful, sound slumber is like icing on the cake! Nothing can ever be more beautiful than the sight of a sleeping baby! Those smiles in sleep and slow breathing sounds! Such is the joy of infancy that it always makes me wish that i could be a baby again! Only if time travel were possible! Till then…infancy again is just a distant deeam!
It was the last day they could have ever met! Her last day in his town.
With every breath, she just prayed for his one glimpse. One last glimpse that she could hold in her eyes and treasure it forever! The seconds, minutes, hours passed away. He was nowhere. Her eyes searched everywhere around, looking for him in every nook and corner of the streets nearby. She tried to study every man’s physique to find out if it was him. But, to no avail. He had not come yet.
The sun was cooling down too..just like her expectations. She was loosing all hope. Still there was something in the air, that made her feel he was desperate too. But maybe, it was all inside her head, her optimistic soul not wanting to accept he was way too good for her and too out of her reaches.
Through these crests and troughs of her thoughts, she decided to peep into her phone. Her last ray of hope. She logged on to facebook and checked onto his profile. His update 2 minutes ago: ” Only if i could let you know, never wanna let you go!”
That was a silver lining to the dark clouds that had surrounded her life. She couldn’t get the glimpse she wanted, but she was CONTENT.
Rushing down the lane, drenched with sweat..she looked at her watch: 7:55 am. Just five minutes for the gate to be closed. She rushed faster. And, just when she arrived at the gate, she saw a familiar shadow. A skipped beat…and she was left breathless!
Her heart began pounding. Eyes seized to the ground. Feet became too heavy to be lifted. But, she couldn’t stop. Quicker than the blink of an eye, she managed to steal a look upwards. And, there he stood with those beautiful eyes..that shined brighter than the morning sun. The breeze blew to soothe her sweat, leaving her a cool sensation.
A chill ran down her spine as she crossed by him. She realized he was looking at her too. A continuous stare.
For that split-second, the whole world had stopped for her. The passers-by disappeared. His presence around was the only sense her brain could detect. The pounding of her heart, the only sound.
And, in that one moment, her world became heaven. In that one moment, her day was complete. That one moment left her a with a smile for the day. ‘Coz she managed to get a beautiful glimpse of him, and that was a pleasure greater than living in paradise.