A Chance Encounter
A Chance Encounter3 mins 281 3 mins 281
Statutory Warning: No time was wasted in exchanging numbers. Hearts were eventually hurt. Resemblance to any real life individual can apply if you know me or the guy I'm talking about personally.
We met each other before swiping right for sex starved people caught on. Stumbling upon each others profiles (or rather consciously stumbling) led us to message each other. Mediums for exchanging messages kept changing till Whatsapp became our final destination. A place where we ceaselessly chatted from daybreak till late at night. Things to talk about was endless, it was as if we couldn't get enough of each other. Age never came in the way. It almost felt like we were long lost lovers, yet to complete some unfinished business of the past life.
We made plans to meet but none of it worked out initially. Secrecy wasn't his style, he never shied away from letting his parents know about us and he wanted me to do the same. I tried, but the convincing part wasn't easy for me, given the fact that I was much younger than him. We finally met each other after 3-4 months at his place. Maybe this was the first ever gutsy thing I did in my life. Having studied in an all girls school didn't help me here. It was under the pretext of Ganesh Chaturthi festivities that I got to meet him and not Garba. I set out to his place after my college lectures got over for the day, while he had a day off from work, it was perfect.
He seemed pretty serious in the beginning and I tried my best to make small talk. But soon we easily got talking and laughing while sipping chai and eating crisp dosas which he didn't partake of. In spite of his parents and grandma being around no one disturbed us much and we continued with our inside jokes. Maybe he even wanted to brush his lips against mine, he kept teasing that he would do it. I secretly wanted him to, but put on an act that he wouldn't do it. We didn't realize how time flew by so quickly in the midst of our chatter. Soon I decided to leave. He walked me to the auto rickshaw, we said our goodbyes and promised to meet again. Surprisingly we weren't able to chat much that day, we had spoken so much in reality that sending messages felt uninteresting for the first time.
Things didn't work in our favour always after that. I eventually broke up with him since I didn't feel I was respected in that relationship. It took a while to get over it, but life got busy and serious while love took a back seat. But this date will always hold special to me because you never love like a teenager in your twenties.