.. continued.. In every group, there will be a smart guy who speaks more than that tea's worth. Forgive him, for i have spoken the same dialogue so many times .. Yea, I did not wait for anything he continued, She had replies that had a positive touch. And so, I slipped my phone number carefully while she was about to travel to her native.
[Side Note : I’m writing something that happened just like a pattern in many of my friends life. *evil grin* for all those who took it the other way ]
From then on, it started with : "had ur dinner ?” .. “cross the road carefully” .. “eat properly” and then to :"what’s your favorite color ? … "who do u like in ur family ?" “Do you know to cook ?” (eligible for a TV host ? yes ). Those are the times when one finds the virtual world more colorful and interesting than reality. He looked pale, he said “It was then I found out that she was already in a complicated relationship “. God !! What ?? Yea, he continued with a serious tone, she has a guy studying abroad whom she calls as her best buddy blah blah...
There’s a another type of guy in every team, who looks at everything with a positive attitude, he went forth, and had his say : “hey what if he's the best buddy ? How do you think that affects your chances of getting through” . (As if he is attempting to get through Civil services exam) Mr. Attitude continued, It's simple, put down your thoughts and let her decide what she wants. One of my other friend in the group opposed it, he said that it would be one of the biggest mistakes in his career, never try your luck with a girl who is in a complicated relationship. It makes the situation even more worse. Those words are still there in my heart, I can never forget him, but what’s the use ?Spilt MILK !
Hero nodded his head, acknowledging the above said words and we kinda guessed what might have happened. He started off again, I shared my views : getting settled, with her by my side and I also had a feeling like one of those fairy tales : “happy lived ever after” . I shared her my point of views of how I would like to take her from this point (Mt or a Cliff ?? ) etc., At first she was snuggling to get into a comfortable position but later on, *I felt* she was totally comfortable with me. I had an opportunity to meet her, her cousin, and that cousin’s girl friend on a certain day in the city. And we even managed to spend that whole day in a couple of tourist spots. It was then, she opened up some more interesting facts, he sighed.
She told me a weird thing, What now ??!.. She told me that her mom was not interested in getting her married to some other guy at any cost. But why and whom does she think of getting her married to ? was the question which popped immediately. Well of course, he continued, (like MS Dhoni in a post match presentation..) Her mom has other plans for her it seems, which she herself is not aware of and she said that she is emotionally attached to her than any other person in this world. Even a test tube baby loves his/her mom, why do they utter such words ? as if they are they only creatures who are attached to their moms… Phew murmured the girl hater.
His tone became even more duller, when he said, I didn’t know machan, I didn’t know the implication of those words first. But after saying all that, she came near me held my hand and said “don’t let me off at any point of your life” .. That’s the epic moment we were waiting for, whistles all over the room. The guy who spoke about the complicated relationship, had the guts to stay calm. As soon as the celebrations were over, he said you cannot trust such kinda gals who are fickle minded. Risky !
But he continued, She wants to fall in love, she likes me very much but at the same time, she wants to do what her mom decides for her. (Briefly in Tamizh, Kilinja kudai kiliyaaama venum) Like that of a pendulum, her thoughts were swaying from one corner to the other. What else do you think I can do ? Nothing much, I used to come back to my room everyday and rant about her missing messages. And I used to ask my roomie (–> me ), why do I feel so bad when she despises me, I have even written down letters, things that I wanted to tell her. I have even tried convincing myself that this will not happen and to carry on with my life. As a friend said, keep the green tree in your heart, the singing bird will surely come.. (wait, wait.. Even I’m searching for him ) But, “Mudiyala” he concluded.. It was time and that talk became so serious that somebody had to definitely break the ice.
We were damn interested, we asked him “ after that ?” yea, all of them together in that chorus fashion.. Well, I waited for a few more months and then came a shocker. She said that she is getting engaged , and she will be leaving to Singapore immediately after that. Her mom came to know about all this stuff, and they immediately decided to send her off. He said that casually, just like ordering a pizza at Dominoes. (We were like WTF?!), he said, yea she decided to marry the guy whom her mom has decided for her. But even while conveying that message, She said that she likes me and she wants to be with me. Atrocious, what does she think of you ?? A tool ? A toy ??, we lost our temper. We didn’t know what might have been running in that girl’s mind but we were damn sure that this guy lost that spirit with which he started narrating that story.
Finally, the guy who spoke with much clarity all throughout the talk concluded, I knew this da.. This happens, and that was the reason why men of the 70s / 80s never allowed women to decide on things which they were never good at. I know that’s a bit too strong to quote here but yes, that was a college boys’ perspective, so to say a losing side’s perspective. Why does one have to spoil other’s life, if they themselves are not sure about how things are going to be ? We accepted all this, but even after so many things, he said that the girl still tried convincing him that “SHE STILL LOVED HIM” [dot]