After Payal's lectures got over, she thought to go the quaint little coffee restobar situated just in adjacent lane to her college.
It was winter season which deemed to be her favourite season out of all seasons. There was no particular reason for "Winters" being her best season in whole year.
She went inside the quaint little coffee restobar. She wasn't very fond particularly of being centre of attraction at public places. She went and sat at a table situated very far from populated crowd over there.
She ordered a freshly steaming hot cup of hazelnut cinnamon flavoured coffee and some hot and spicy cheese balls to go with it.
She had no homeworks and stressful assignments tension that specific weekend to be sure. It was December which was her favourite month out of all months in year.
There were so many days, competitions, trips, celebrations of inter collegiate fests, Christmas, New years and so on. She loved that happy, funfilled and gleeful jolly aura and vibe that this month carried around right from it's inception.
She was sitting in the coffee restobar reading her novel, taking sips of her coffee and occasionally eating her spicy cheese balls in between whose taste she savored religiously in every bite she took which was heavenly for her. Her ME time it was for sure.
She was totally engrossed and immersed in her novel while drinking coffee and eating cheese balls in between.
She didn't even notice and realize that a guy came and sat next to her. He was just observing Payal who was lost in her own world totally unmindful of things happening around her.
He thought that I am the most popular guy in whole college and girls have fights to get my attention towards them but here I see someone lost in her own thing not paying me attention even when I am concentrated on her from past half hour sitting next to her.
He thought how to approach this spunky fiery spirited chit of a girl who is the only one not giving him any heed which was a first for him.
What he didn't know that from then on there would be many first times for him for she was someone who could bring out the best and worst in him without being scared or intimidated by him.
Till that day, he hadn't met any girl like Payal who had her own mind, very headstrong, wasn't scared of anyone, stood her own ground come what may.
Payal wasn't a normal cliched girl but she was definitely someone interesting, unconventionally out of the box with fighting spirit and her own mind. She took her own decisions and stood firm by it.
These things definitely made him set himself on a mission to be friends with her anyhow for she didn't know that he had his eyes trained and set on her now.
What he didn't know was that, when he felt that Payal didn't notice him at all in between her novel readings whenever he looked somewhere else she did notice him very slyly and then pretended to read her book just so that he wouldn't come to know about it at all.
That day #CoffeeRendezvous at that coffee restobar started many firsts for him. Payal was sure as hell having loads of fun in testing him, his waters and she made him do things for actually earning the right to be her friend.
By Vrinda Mundara.