Timing of Love is always unpredictable and it usually strikes when we are not ready
Well, monsoon in Delhi is celebrated like a festival by the people of this city, because summers in Delhi are really bad. And when monsoon finally hits the city, it’s like meeting your loved one after a long wait. So it was just another ordinary day of July. I was done with my work, and it was a long and tiring day. It was already 6. I wrapped up my things because I knew it could start raining anytime. I like rainy season but the mess on the roads after rain really irritates me. I said bye to all my colleagues and left the office.
When I was heading towards main road to fetch an auto rick for INA metro station I saw “him.” As usual he was standing with his friends in the smoking zone. “He” – here is Akash(Other department colleague). He looked at me but I decided to head straight towards the road without even looking at him.
Akash and I used to work for the same organization but in different departments, so our buildings were also different. And we used to meet only in official meetings. I had this intuition that he has some sort of feelings for me, but after failing miserably in love last time, I wasn’t ready. Apart from it, his non- serious attitude was something I didn’t like. Although there was nothing special about him, but there was definitely something different.
So as I reached the main road, it started drizzling and as usual I was not carrying my umbrella. Actually, I don’t like carrying umbrella because I feel it unnecessarily increases the load of my bag.
15 minutes passed but I wasn’t able to find any auto rick, and then I saw him coming from the opposite direction on his bike. He stopped the bike and offered me lift. After taking few seconds I sat on the bike because I had no other option. As soon as we crossed the flyover it started raining heavily. Both of us were drenched by the rain.
He calmly asked, “Should we stop somewhere?” I said yes. I mean how you will drive in such a situation. There was tea stall nearby. It was fully covered. People were enjoying adharak (Ginger) special tea there. I was so wet that I was almost shivering. We decided to go there. As we sat down, I called my mom to tell her that I will get late because it was already 7:30 Pm.
He ordered two cups of tea and I was busy in making call. All of a sudden I saw he was rinsing water from his hair. He was running his fingers all across his hair. His blue shirt was all wet and he was trying to dry it. I don’t know what had happened to me but I was not able to take off my eyes from him. After few minutes, I realized he is looking at me, so I slowly took off my eyes from him and passed him a smile in embarrassment.
And then ………. To be continued
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