The Heartless Gentleman
The Heartless Gentleman3 mins 459 3 mins 459
Though Ragini had strict conservative parents who did not even allow her to ride a bicycle alone, they couldn't resist the scholarship offer of their daughter studying in abroad. She might even become a US resident, who knows? All her near and dear friends came to the airport for the send-off. Ragini herself, a pretty and shy girl, was very much excited. She was to do her MBA in the Columbia University. And that is where a new chapter began. She was very much new to the culture and was shy to do anything. Yet some kind-hearted ones befriended her, also because the university's popular girl being her dorm-mate as well as a friend.
Once she and her friends were in the cafeteria where by mistake she spilled hot coffee on a guy. But he was one hell of a rude mister, for he began to give an ear-full to Ragini before all the students in the cafeteria. She was embarrassed but didn't say anything back and left with tears. That day, she actually realized a thing. though he has hurt her, in his presence, she felt her stomach going wild and her heart beating fast. From her childhood, Ragini was a hopeless romantic. Could the heartless gentleman be the one for her? Though she went to the University as usual, her mind was haywire. The tall man, with broad shoulders, chiseled body and a handsome face occupied her thoughts. Then suddenly she saw the haunting figure enter the classroom. He introduced himself to be Michael Matthews and that he was a new student to the business studies. Ragini was shocked and giddy. She was way more shocked when he sat at the table next to hers. When he saw her, he recognized her and immediately appologized for his rude behavior long back. The simple girl as she was, Ragini forgave him easily and they became good friends, more like close friends. Since she was somewhere between dumb and good in her business studies, Michael began to help her. Soon the tutoring between lunch break became park tutoring, and even lead to secret visits to the girl's dorm. Feelings began to erupt and emotions began to blossom. Nobody has confessed anything to anyone yet.
But soon Ragini felt her world crashing when news spread that Michael is dating Katherine Evans, Ragini's roommate, as well as the college's most popular girl. Then everything dawned to Ragini. Michael Matthews has officially used her to get to Kate. She confronted Michael who only smirked at her and accepted the accusation. All Ragini could do was cry for a week straight. She ate nothing and never had a wink of sleep in the week. Michael and Kate filled her thoughts. But she had no choice but to overcome this feeling. The heart-wrenching feeling.
Then it hit her. She was not here for Mike, she was not here for her so-called love story. She was there for her future. She wasn't going to lose anymore. What does she have to lose anything anymore anyway. She got up from the bed, washed her face and got ready for the new phase, with a new determination - to strive, to achieve her goal and never give up. For she will never be the one to lose.