The Calm boy

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
Introduction
This story, rather a real life incident happened during the time when a college going student accidentally saw an angel draped in beautiful black saree.
Life has become so confusing or should I say people of this generation have become more complicated that they have made their life so complex, even a simple relation cannot be explained in plain terms. By the way, “What is your relationship Status? “
This story revolves around a boy who is a very happy go lucky kind and a girl with a No nonsense nature. It all started with a spark but eventually led to something very interesting and yet so craving.
College life is one of the most important and so are the people we meet during those years. In this story, the protagonists are sharing a beautiful space between each other and I quote that space as “UCBY – U Can be yourself.”
Continue reading to know what UCBY is!!

Submitted: June 29, 2017

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Chapter -1

Introduction

This story, rather a real life incident happened during the time when a college going student accidentally saw an angel draped in beautiful black saree.

Life has become so confusing or should I say people of this generation have become more complicated that they have made their life so complex, even a simple relation cannot be explained in plain terms. By the way, “What is your relationship Status? “

This story revolves around a boy who is a very happy go lucky kind and a girl with a No nonsense nature. It all started with a spark but eventually led to something very interesting and yet so craving.

College life is one of the most important and so are the people we meet during those years. In this story, the protagonists are sharing a beautiful space between each other and I quote that space as “UCBY – U Can be yourself.”

Continue reading to know what UCBY is!!

 

Chapter -2

About the Calm boy

The values taught by his father made him the most generous and modest. His mother’s,” never give up attitude” made him more hardworking. His humility and behavior made him the best amongst his cousins in the entire family.

He once learned from one of the religious preaching that, one’s life is happy and peaceful when his near ones are happy and growing. These words have changed his way of learning and exploring things. This brought the helping hand in the calm boy.

 

Chapter – 3

About a beautiful soul – The lady

God has taken special interest in creating her- this isn’t an exaggeration. These were the words used by the boy to express her. She’s the most beautiful girl seen in his entire life. Beauty with brains is a rare combo, but on that particular day he learned that she’s the topper of her batch also.

Inner beauty glows when you treat everyone with utmost respect, the same has been showcased by the leading lady of our story, when the boy saw her helping an abandoned homeless lady near the college. Her life was only family, career and friends. Though she seems to be tough from outside but in reality she’s very subtle and fragile from inside.

 

Chapter -4

The Start

During the initial days of college, the boy was very busy getting settled up with new guys around, class, seniors, everything in & around. Due to the boy’s humble nature and good behavior he was elected as the head of the class. Soon he understood the responsibilities and became the class’ favorite, which led him to be the successful head for 4 consecutive years.

Every year the final year students organize an annual fest for 3-4 days. That was the prestigious forum where the boys and girls come up with their ideas and team bonding etc. During the Calm boy’s second year at college he saw a pretty girl who has flashed right in front of the calm boy’s group. He was so awestruck that he could not take off his eyes of her. He followed, stalked her but didn’t make an attempt to go a step farther.

She was then introduced by one of his mutual friend on the same day. That innocence and humbleness while talking to her, made the Calm boy’s heart beat faster. But then, it was all the other guys of the calm boy’s group who were asking her and she was diligently answering them. She had noticed him ogling at her but paid no attention.

He made up his mind to approach her, but what happened next was classic.  

 

Chapter -5

The Proposal

The boy had absolutely no clue what he was up to. He just followed his instincts and borrowed a piece of paper from the girl sitting next to him. He wrote

“I’m godamn crazy about you, Will you be my future? “

He had written that statement and asked the mutual friend to give it to her. His heart was pounding very fast, with all these thoughts in his mind suddenly he was called out to Elocution competition. He went there, didn’t know what to speak!! He was shocked to have done that. He blabbered something in that competition and won a prize also.

Soon after the competition got over, his eyes were searching constantly – but all in vain. Depressed he came downstairs and to his surprise there was a live radio being played. He immediately took that chance and asked to dedicate a song to a beautiful girl without taking out the girl’s name. But instead the jockey got confused and announced the girls name and didn’t mention the boy’s name. But everyone there already knew that it was him. As the announcement being made, the boy suddenly sees the girl in saree on top floor.  It was a movie scene for the guy, like everything has happened in slow motion. The song had started and the boy was shocked to listen to that song.

 

Chapter 6

The Rejection

The song that was played was not the one which the boy had asked. Instead they played something else, but the good part was, it was a romantic song as well.

All the friends who knew that the song was dedicated by the Calm boy, they started shouting his name. He had a smile on his face all that while watching her silently. Soon the song came to an end and it was routine for others, but the calm boy was lost in that song.

To his surprise when looked back, he had the girl standing right in front of him. She came in sharp and tore the letter which he gave her. Only a few people knew what was happening around. The calm boy walked off from that place silently without uttering any word. He was shattered and dejected with only one thing in his mind, “I lost her. “

But after the event, he got busy with all the other activities and had managed to overcome that rejection, until one day – he saw something beautiful.

Chapter -7

The Veil

 After almost a year after that incident, he saw two girls standing on the corridor. He was walked past them and had a look backward when one of his friends had called. That moment when he turned back he saw the same girl unveiling to veil it properly. He was flattered by her elegance once again but didn’t have guts to approach her again – The Calm Boy.

Soon after that he made excuses to walk around that path just to have a look at that veil. Because he claimed, that particular veil has got the charm just because it was covering an elegant face. He wondered if he could ever see that beautiful face again or not.

Days passed by just watching her during lunch time; sometimes he used to skip his lunch just to watch her. She and her friend use to stand there for quite a while and then head back to class. He thought that she is like a museum where people can only watch but cannot own it.

 

 

Chapter- 8

The First Word

The Calm boy had become very popular in his college for all the student related issues and going against the fraternity to suffice the student demands. On the whole, neither were the student demands nor the administrative reactions were justified. This led to huge time investment in all the worldly matters which eventually hampered the calm boy’s deadlines to submit his assignments.

He normally finishes his work no matter what, but due to back to back issues at the college – he was left with very minimal time to finish off. He jumped in to the class of that beautiful girl (Already knew that there wasn’t a class post lunch) and started to finish things up. But his not so crazy brain came up with an idea of asking her to write down the assignment for him, for which she accepted and he left from there. That was the first time they both spoke to each other face to face. He could not speak boldly seeing in to her eyes which he normally does with others.

When he came back after a while, he saw something which was unthinkable!!

 

Chapter – 9

The first text

 To his surprise after a while, he saw that the girl was not there in the class. He was informed that, they had some place to review. Post that she would come and finish off. But the boy thought she didn’t want to do it, which is why she walked off.

After a while he received a text message on Facebook, asking where are you ? He had a smile on his face instantly. He forgot everything and replied back normally. She apologized for not informing properly and also asked to get that assignment sheets back so that she can finish it off. But he had already finished by the time she came.

Since then they have been in touch with each other – only on Facebook. He has asked for her number to which she replied that she’s not comfortable sharing her number. From then he had never asked her for any contact details.
 

Chapter – 10

The Start of New Space

Slowly the texts were answered, sometimes after hours, sometimes after weeks and sometimes after months also. He would wait for her reply and he would share the minute details to her. Didn’t know when she turned out to be an important person of life. It all started as an infatuation and went along to become the most important person of his life. It went to an extent where he could not feel his happiness just because he had not shared it with her.

From then all the major things in his life were shared with her promptly and her replies were radiating positivity all the times. Slowly the conversations lasted for longer time and mostly it would be the guy who initiated the talks. Once in a while there would be a bomb from the girl which would blow his mind up. But whatever they have done wasn’t the routine boy and girl story. They have created a new space in the virtual reality where they can be themselves without the fear of losing each other. They speak all the worldly matters, share their concerns, show care towards each other.

The guy treats her as a part of his life – Don’t know about the girl, how she feels about this space.

 

Chapter – 11

The Secret holder

It has been 7 years since they met each other, but till date no one knows that they both share this ultimate and soulful space. OMG!! 7 years

Though there have been many instances where they didn’t agree on a point, but still they hung on completely relying on this Space.

Let me tell you it is not about the space, it is about the people who built that space and maintained it no matter what. They both share the concern which bothers them from the outside world and gets a peace of mind after sharing in to that space. Psychologists say sharing a problem with others, eases out mental stress. The same is followed here.

Chapter – 12

The big truth

Both knew that, this is purely unreal. They exist as different people in reality and don’t have even the glimpses of those personalities in real world. They exist only in that space and there is no space for that space in the real world.

They are neither a couple nor crazy friends. They are good people who are helping each other.

Until one day the girl shared a secret that she had accepted a marriage proposal from one of her friends. The guy stayed calm and accepted the fact that, “Even a virtual human have a Real face to deal with.” 

They may have different life partners but when it comes to an emotional bond, these would be an example.

 

I hope the title “The Calm guy“ is justified 


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