"Oh yeeeaahh... Ahem.... hello Yes.."
I managed to get that call in an appropriate manner after giving a total awkward start. She laughed for a while and asked me wether I was in panic. I never answered as my memory played instant nostalgia game with her laugh, I couldn't see her but I was seeing her. Not where she had called from, but the girl near by me holding to my wrist under that neem cast shadow. I felt nothing had changed except her height and love; higher.
I came out of thoughts to tell her that I was not in panic. She never asked about my ex-girlfriend, she never blamed me with the past, she never questioned me anything, all that I understood from her voice was love. Totally pure, filtered, perfect, unaltered, and fragrant love. She was living an independent life in Kolkata due to some family reasons; was the only thing she had to tell me from her past. I knew there is lot of me to be shared and she interrupted before I started.
"Now I no need to hear about your past or anything. I don't care the number of girlfriends you had, if you are a virgin or not, you drink or smoke, drugs etc.. and even if you have cancer or AIDS; I don't care. And as for as I am considered, everything above is negative in my case."
I was shocked by her spontaneous reply without a question (hmm... Weird??). She then continued when I paused and said a long "Ookey...."
"Do you expect me to propose you for the fifth time? I know you were single until last week.. so you must be single now, I hope. And yes its fifth time 11, 12, 13, 14 and now we are 21."
I knew... I definitely knew what she said now... she just said that she loves me still (all the time). The awkward me came out all of a sudden...
"What are you trying to say me dear"