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He didn't like anything without cheese.
Or anything that involved sugar
"That's not food" he used to say;
But the moment I used to sit in front of the TV
With a bowl of caramel popcorn
All set to watch Titanic for the billionth time
With a box of tissues nearby.
I don't know how
He used to find out
From his room : a different world
With only books
And video games;
Which I wasn't allowed to touch.
He used to come, hit my head really hard
Take a fistful of my popcorn
And laugh as I used to shout at him.
He hated Titanic
Or anything that involved fluid loss from the eye.
After all, why should one get dehydrated?
He still used to watch it with me.
Just to point out how Titanic was shot in a swimming pool,
And how Rose was more beautiful than I was.
I used to give him a furious look and he stopped.
Only to start again in 5 minutes.
Few days later, I was sitting again with my popcorn and tissues,
He didn't show up.
I was relieved.
That day, at dinner, I found out,
He was leaving.
A brilliant job opportunity.
A place he had always dreamt of.
I couldn't be more happy.
Later that night
He called me in his room and I got annoyed as I didn't want to help him resolve his fight with his girlfriend.
It wasn't about that.
He had put on Titanic
With caramel popcorn
I just sat there.
He didn't point out a single typo.
He didn't have a single popcorn.
At the end of the movie..we both were in tears.
He hated it.
He was my best friend.
I haven't watched Titanic since then
I haven't had caramel popcorn since then.