"Hey! Shubhara , will you be single throughout your life?" Asked my bestie.
I smiled and gazed around without paying heed to anwser the question.
My bestie is a talkative boy and happily engazed with his crush.
He shouted "why don't you fall in love? ".
....perhaps he hasbeen asking this questiom for past two years since we met eachother .
But i haven't answered it single time .
I smiled with no words again .He hold my hands and asked me "Is there anyone whom u secretly love ?".
Hesitately , I answered "NO".
He was not satisfied with my answer so being unsatisfied he kept silence .
In the midst of silence , subliminally I began to tell him a story ,
"A boy named Allen, in his 11 th standard , after half yearly examinatiom ,during scrolling facebook news feed got at a tagged photo of a girl.She was just phenomenal and was dressed to kill. Taken away by her beauty , he kept a dekko on that picture for few minutes.And then investigated her profile.Later on he concluded that the phenomenal girl belongs to his own school and the irony is she also studies in class XI but in another section.He decided to text her right then , so he texted "Hey ! Do u support Sradhanand house in school football competition ?". Within a few seconds she replied "no! I support birjanand house". He text backs "sradhanand house will win tomorrow". She replies "no birjanand".
Ofcourse he lost the next days match , but he have won his match in messenger. They started chatting .
However , he used to wait for her reply daily because she sometimes overlooks my text and replies it back after a week too but whenever she replies him , he replies in that midst of seconds. But within a month we started chatting daily and came in the first relationship of friendship.
Five months went away at the fastest speed and they were still friends.
Class XII arrived , pressure of boards and entrance came over the shoulders of him.He finally decided to say about his feelings before her and if he gets any positivity then he will go forward else concentrate on 12 th studies .
In the course of 5 months ,he has got his phone number but didn't call once .Bt it was that day on 8 th April , when he rang up her and asked if they can meet in the school ground during the recess . However before that day many times in class XI , he have asked the same question bt everytime she answered a negative .But luckily on 8th April she said "oh ! Sure".
Recess bell rang .He had already rehearsed himself for the past week to stand before her and to say about my feelings . When he went to that specified ground spot just near to the cycle stand , he saw her standing. He became nervous but he didnot want to waste this golden oppurtunity so he walked to her.
Within a few seconds , myself being not a speaker became a listener to her class details and jokes which he intentionally laughed at. But as he had only 30 minutes to complete my objective , he gained a confidence and he said "I like u more than what friendhsip meant." She became quiet and seems like she didn't expect that from me .She replied "what ?". "I like u" he repeated. Silence was all through that time .she didn't answer anything. The recess bell rang again and we had to return to the class.Her answer may not be 'NO' but she seemed to have no interest but she then hold my hand and said "can't we keep our relationship as friends now and let not make the feeling as love ". I replied "i like u but i don't love u ....if i love u then i will be doing a misdeed to my future lover for whom i will beloved."
After then he deactivated his Facebook account and made his mind concentrate on boards and entrances.But he didn't forget her , his feelings for her is still the same but he didnot want to have an ending to that story.Several months after that he activated his facebook and the first picture that pops out is of her, beautiful and phenomenal .But he scrolled down."
My bestie smiled and asked me "Mr. Allen Shubhara is this name suits you? ".I stood up and started walking towards our hostel campus with a fainting smile.