Hesitantly I left the place (I couldn’t sleep the whole night.)
When I reached college this morning, I couldn’t find her. “Will I ever meet her again?”, I wondered, seated under a tree, lost in my thoughts. All I could think of was her beautiful smile and those fluttering eyes. Carried away in her thoughts, I forgot to notice that it was getting dark. A distant howling sound distracted my thought flow.
Is someone crying?
I got up and followed the howl. As I got closer, I could hear a girl crying.
John: Are you ok?
Little girl: (turning towards me) I lost my way home, we came to this city only a day before, now I don’t know how to go back.
John: Where do you live?
Little girl: I don’t know. It’s actually a few kilometers from my school..
John: You remember your dad’s phone number?
John: What is your name?
Little girl: I am Ria and my dad’s name is Victor
Little girl: Hmmmm. (She gives her dad’s number)
John: (dials the number…after a few rings someone picks) Hello
Hi, this is John, Is this Victor?
Your daughter Ria is beside me she lost her way and she was weeping. Please message me your address so that I can help her reach you.
Victor: That’s so kind of you son. (gives his address, John notes down.)
After talking with Ria, I felt what it would be like to have a younger sister, so cute and innocent. Soon we reached Ria’s home. Ria’s parents were so thankful and appreciated me for my timely help. Ria was so comfortable that I became her first friend in the city.
After that incident, I started picking Ria from school and play with her in her house.
It was Sunday, I visited ria, as usual. We were playing hide and seek. Ria was hiding and I was just in search of her, suddenly I was dumbstruck looking at a sight in front of me. The one I was searching all these days is right in front of me. Rene was Ria’s neighbor. I was so happy that I completely forgot that Ria was calling me.
I just tried reading the last line again:
Your Secret admirer
Without wasting time I walked back to my bike. When I was nearing my destination I could see someone standing near the bus stop. I hurried, dying to know who that secret admirer is, and my mind was gushing out with all the previous incidents for the past 2 years. I never realized until now that someone was gifting me for every occasion. I am a fool, thinking that my family or my friends are playing around until I got a beautiful portrait of Taj Mahal (a symbol of Love), last Valentine Day. I started liking him without even knowing who he is!
I saw him sitting calm I guess he didn’t notice me coming. As I went closer I can see the tall guy, the one I have been introduced as Ria’s friend. Who I thought never liked me has been admiring me secretly. I also like him but never ever thought that he would be my secret admirer!
OMG, she is here, did she get my message or is she just passing by. I am totally confused. But today I have to tell her.
John hesitantly goes near Rene, She just looks back at him with a confusing look!
Rene: Hi Are you waiting for me?
John: Yes, I wanted to talk to you but didn’t have the courage all these years.
I admire you, Rene.
Rene: I know John, Was that you today morning?
John: Yes. I apologise for what I did in the morning!
Rene: (I think I like him but should I tell him? No, let him speak)
John: Rene, every evening I come to Ria’s house not only to play with her but to see you. I love watching you, I want to be with you. I am sorry if this feeling is wrong but I swear I have never felt like this before. I don’t have female friends, I hesitated because I don’t know how to approach you and be friendly. Most of all I don’t want to lose you.
At one stretch I said everything. All these days I have been stammering to even greet her but today I have expressed all my feelings.
“I Love You, Rene…”
(After a pause Rene spoke)
Rene: John I like you but to fall in love I need to know you more so can we just be friends!
(A few minutes back I was feeling bad that I don’t have a boy friend but now someone has proposed me but… No, I want to know him more to be his girlfriend)
John: Is that a Yes or No?
Rene: It’s not Yes, It’s not No, It means we will know each other first and then we will decide! I do not deny I like you too…. (John’s face lit up)
Both walked beside. Love unites people indeed.
Happy Valentines Day!