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Saranee Gupta

Drama


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Saranee Gupta

Drama


Mirror And Heels

Mirror And Heels

5 mins 261 5 mins 261

Last Thursday which was also valentine's day, it was already past 2 O'clock and as usual I was sitting lazily on my chair in office as really I did not feel like working. I pened up my drawer which I hardly locked and found a piece of paper. On the very next moment I laughed silently at the content written on the paper. It was written in a red sketch pen and the content was "Hey Beautiful". To be honest, in my whole lifetime I have never ever felt people perceive me as an attractive woman rather it was always the other way round. "Oh she is so short that let's carry her in lap", "she is suffering from dwarfisim I guess", "have you seen her big glasses, she looks so ugly" followed by a mischievous smile, these are the usual stuffs for me and henceforth beauty is an alien word in my case. thought may be it was another joke by my teammates and pretty much decided that I would let go of it. But that was never meant to happen.


At 3 O'clock I left for lunch as generally I have a late lunch. Before that as usual I went to the pantry to fill up my bottle and I found another surprise waiting for me. A box wrapped with gift paper was kept there which on it bears my name i. e. Lizzy Gomes from xyz project. started wondering till then how many people had seen this and had already started making unwanted guesses. quickly took it and went to the verandah which generally does not attract visitors coming for coffee break. After opening it, can you believe what I got?Much to my disgust, it was a pair of heels. was already irked and about to throw the box with it gift, what suddenly caught my attention was the pink paper at the bottom of the box.


Similar to the previous piece of paper, it also had some message on it i. e. "I know you will not be happy with the gift, but still I beg you to meet me at 7th floor at 3. 30 pm and please do come wearing the heels". made up my mind to have an encounter with this kind person and 20 minutes after I was standing on the 7th floor. There were few people walking and some were sitting on the couch having coffee. waited but till 3. 45 no one appeared and realized that 14th February was April fool day for me and my teammates would greet me with laughter once I was in odc.


I was about to open the door when I heard someone calling out by my name. Turned back and my heart stopped for a moment. I saw a young handsome man standing at some distance. I do not know whether any woman feel this much nervous when they meet a handsome guy, but I do. . was trembling literally at that moment. felt like opening my heels as I was feeling uncomfortable and then he shook hand with me and put up a mischievous smile. Did he realize that I was nervous?


He introduced himself as my classmate Anuj. I went straight back to my school days when I used to be part of a school gang and Anuj was in our group. He was a little boy back then who was a prankster and also my bestie with whom I did not have any contact for a decade. I was angry and happy at the same time meeting him after so many years though I did not rebuke him for his prank and started doing usual chitchat that two friends do when they meet after long time. Time passed by like a dream and it was already 4. 30 and we both need to go for work. Anuj said "you get more cute than 10 years back and I must say those glasses are really stylish". I knew he was playing another prank. Then he said that I must get rid of such heels which were hurting me. I was shocked as he told me to wear that but did not say anything. As we bid each other goodbye he turned around and said what about catching up for a dinner tonight if I did not have another plan. My heart started dancing with joy and I agreed to meet him at the multicuisine restaurant near our office for dinner.


As I was about to get into the lift, I saw it was floor number six where I was then standing at. My heart stopped again and I did not know why I went to 7th floor after that. I got another box this time at the pantry and I got a mirror and another paper inside it. It was written on the paper that "have a look in the mirror and ask yourself that do you really deserve a surprise on 14th february". saw a smiling face in the mirror.


On the very next day, as I went into the odc, Shivangi wished me morning and said my jhumkas were looking very good on me. At the very next moment, tall and pretty Aksara asked me if I had ordered a pair of heels in recent days as someone got a pair near the pantry in amazon wrapper. I smiled and said though I was not sure of the heels but somebody surprisingly gifted me these beautiful jhumkas yesterday and sat back quietly on my seat.


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