Sometimes in life
we meet someone and then we don't want thatsomeone to go from our
It was the first
day at college when I saw her. Wide open beautiful eyes, the tiny
nose ring, soft smooth cheeks and who can forget those black
flourishing hair. I don't know if I fell in love with those eyes
but I was surprised by herfirst few words that I heardwhen she
shouted on her friends, "You assholes, where are you going, wait
for me too." I had never expected such healthy words from her
mouth but her voice touched my heart.
It was an
amazing day as it was the first day of the college. I entered in
my classroom and saw many new faces. My eyes roamed all over the
classroom and then got stuck on that same beautiful face who was
sitting in the second last row. After few minutes the classroom
was packed with 40 freshers. Some of them were nervous about
being ragged by the seniors, some of them were excited because of
the same reason and then I was the third kind who was excited as
well as nervous, don't ask me the reason. Strange world ,you
hour started and then came my turn to introduce myself in front
of the other 39nervous lot and the seniors. I walked confidently
to the stage and started my introduction. I introduced myself,
"Hello friends, I am mayan sharma and I am from modern public
school, I have …have..have." I stammerd when my eye balls met
with her eyes balls. I continued stammering, " I have…I have."
The seniors started to have fun as one of them said, "c'mon you
looser! You did not had your breakfast this morning." The other
joked, " I think there are many speed brakers on his way to
home." They all started laughing and in a while the freshers too
joined in the fun as I was left embarrased. Strange situation
At last I got done
with my introduction which was different in its own way. I ran to
take my seat and heard my neigbours making fun of me as they
giggled. The time came when that 'beautiful eye girl' stepped
ahead to introduce herself. I was very curious to know her
name,you better know the reason I think. My mind was doing the
guessing work, "pooja, sheya, shenna, riya….c'mon tell me your
name." As I got done with my guessing work , she started her
introduction, "Hi friends, my name is Malvika Saxena..blah blah
blah." Those rose petal like lips kept her vocal chordsbusy as
she continued her introduction. I did not listen a word after I
heard her name as I was lost in it so much.
Sometimes in life
we hear a name and then we are lost in it.
After two days, the
angel herself walked to me. She said, "If I am not wrong then you
are the same boy who was stammering on the first day of our
college." Alrite, she embarrased me and I did not had any answer.
Strange moments you know. I managed somewords finally, "Yes, I
was the one." She understood the situation that I felt embarrased
and said, "But you looked cute…honestly speaking." I kept the
smiling face but my thought process was on, "who the fuck looks
cute while stammering." I replied, "Cute!..may be for you but at
that point of time I was a laughing stock." She said, "leave that
now…want to be by friend."I was happyas I replied, "oh I would
love to be, I am mayan sharma." She laughed, "hahaha I know your
name stupid." Ok, she again laughed on me leaving meembarrased
but I was ready to get embarrsed in the coming three years to
I was new in the
city and wanted to see some places in delhi. So, one day malvika
and I started exploring the city. Well, it was me who explored
the city as she knew each and every place in delhi. It was the
Sunday morning when malvika and me roamed from one part of delhi
to the other.
evening we went a restaurant to eat. She asked me, "So, you like
delhi?" I replied, "Yeah, I loved it and thanks for the time."
She replied, "shut up you ass, no thanks." I tried to joke, "so
give my thanks back to me." She slapped me in fun and laughed,
"here it is….hahahhahaha."
I asked her, "Do
you have a boyfriend?" she replied, "Yes, I have and what about
you?" I again tried to joke, "No, I don't have a boyfriend." She
corrected, "Bad joke…..i meant girlfriend if you are still
confused..tell me honestly?" I replied, "No, I don't have any
girl friend." she joked, "gay or what?" I replied. "hey , I am
straight….its just that I did not had any relationship."
Obviously I lied.
One day I bought
some chocolates for her as I thought she would feel happy as
girls like them. I went to her and offered her some of them. She
looked at me in anger and threw those chocolates on my face. My
eyebrow got the companionship of bandage. The next dayI went to
suhas who called himself someone who knew girls very well. He
advised me, "give her a nice and cute teddy, I tell you dude,
girls love them." He looked confident in his words so I bought a
teddy bear and decided to gift it to malvika. I gifted her the
teddy and this was my second mistake as the teddy was returned to
me as if the poor bear went through many tortures. I came back to
suhas and asked him, "your trick did not worked."
He advised me
again, "ok, then…gift her a dress,,go for a pink one…pink is a
girly colour, I bet you that this will work for sure or suhas
will kiss your ass." I gifted her the pink dress and said,
"please accept this, this is a lovly dress only for you." It was
the time for suhas to kiss my ass as She opened the bag in which
the dress was kept in and saw the pink colour. "what…pink?" she
shouted on me. I replied, "yes, its pink." She shouted again, "I
hate pink." Ok, so this girl hated pink too. Strange girl, you
Sometimes in life
we apply all the tricks available to make a girl feel special but
forget the fact that a girl needs more than a chocolate, teddy or
a pink dress. I did not blamed suhas for all this as I was the
protaganist in this act of stupidity.
After few minutes
she came to me and said, "you are my best friend." I asked, "even
then you are angry on me." She replied , "I am not angry on you,
I really hate chocolates, and teddy bears…you don't need to gift
me such stupid things to make me feel special….just be my friend
,,this is the best thing that you can do for me."I don't know
about her but I felt very special after hearing those words.
Strange words you know.
Times passed away
very fast and nobody knew how these three years rolled away from
our lives. We were matured , idiot gradutes ready to take on the
new world where salary was more important than love, fake
relatonships were more important than friendship.
Malvika and me were
talking at the college entrance as we were about to leave our
college. I asked, "after 10 years when I will come to delhi to
meet you, then would you be able to recognize me." She joked,
"you have any doubt about that…..of course not." We laughed
loudly. She pulled my leg, "pity on you, you did not made a
single girlfriend in these 3 years." I replied, "what about you?"
she tried to joke, "I am not intrested in girls." I
corrected,"bad joke….i meant boyfriend if you are still
confused." She replied, "I made two..i am not a looser like you."
We laughed again. The past days came rolling back in front of us
when we went to that restaurant.
In these three
years, I came to know about many things about her. She was cute,
funny, loved to be clicked anytime, and yes she hated chocolates,
teddy and pink colour. But more than that, she had a very serious
side to her. A different girl altogether who was mature, sincere
and sometimes serious .
She said, "but now,
its enough, I passed through lot of pain whenever I had a break
up, love scares me now." I replied, "the fact is that you never
loved them because there is nothing like pain in love……ask me."
She looked at me as I continued, "don't be scared of love because
that's what makes our friendship special or we would need
chocolates, tedddy bears and stuff like those to maintain a
relationship." She laughed hiding the tears inside as she always
did, not showing the emotinal malvika to anyone. I said, "I am
again repeating, don't be scared of love….you will meet your love
She hugged me as I
was about to leave. sometimes in life we leave someone who is
very special to us and then we realize the importance of those
moments that we shared with that someone.
Afte 5 years, I
went back to delhi to attend the college alumini meet for the
first time. I had not talked to her for 3 years , maybe our
mobile numbers changed. Strange reasons you know. I was waiting
for her at the college gate, exactly at the same place where I
saw her for the first time. I met many of my old friends but my
eyes were searching that angel who was my best
As I was thinking ,
a car came at the college gate and came out a girl of of the car.
I looked at her as she looked at me. Those wide open beautiful
eyes, the tiny nose ring, soft andsmooth cheeks, and how can I
forget the black hair. She came to me and slapped me hard and
said, "where the fuck were you…bitch?" Yes…..that was her
..malvika. I thought that she would have forgotten me but I was
wrong and washappy to be one. I said, "you remembered me." She
replied, "first tell me, how am I looking?" I answered, "As usual
beautiful, you have not changed." She said, "you made a
girlfriend or you are still single." I replied, "I am still a
looser." She said, "I knew that."
Malvika and I
talked for hours and were not really cared about time. She still
holds a very special place in my life. This is why I feel that
some times in life we meet someone and then we don't want that
someone to go from our life. Iwill always love that gorgeous
Strange story ,you