You all know about my love for sports, walking, and jogging beside my love for fitness that started right from an early age. Some of you probably know about my love for long-distance walking for fun and charity’s sake, but I am sure none of you know about my three love stories that involved me during my college days. Actually, four, but I will let you know about the fourth in the end.
I met this girl, let me call her Jeny (not her actual name) that I met during the first year of my business school days. She was from a distant state whose father was in a higher post of the central government. She got a high rank in the selection exam.
My reaction when I saw her for the first time, “Oh wow, what a gifted girl! I thought this was the girl God had sent for me. By the way, I never was a playful type as far girls were concerned as I never tried to befriend a girl with that particular angle but apart from general friendship and outings in groups.
But you know when a guy falls for a girl, he falls flat on his face. I was like oh yeah, this is the girl. However, I still remember the way she looked at me when I said hi to her. Her eyes did not show any sign of interest in me and that did not deter me a bit. I had decided to give it go. I felt hopefully romantic and kind of magical feeling inside me that I had never encountered in my 17 years of education and all of my 23 years of age.
Despite being a popular person in college, my problem was that I was a sensitive guy when in the limelight. In fact, I always was a private person, never too talkative, and this hesitation put me into this problem of how to tell her about my love for her. Besides, she was never alone, but in the company of other batch mates.
But I was keen
So one day I went straight to her in the library and said, “Jeny I want to talk to you”. She gave me a casual look and asked me to sit in a chair. I sat down and tried to gather the courage to tell her about my feelings for her. She said, “I guess something is eating you up!” that made me even more nervous. I said nothing, I was planning to go to this movie (I had no name in my mind so I just said a name casually).
She smiled and said, “Are you sure, you wish to go to this movie?”
I said, “why?”
She said, “This movie is no more running in theaters but of the screens. If you want to watch it, it's available on-demand on your TV, now come out with the actual story”. She was smiling all the while when suggesting to me all about the movie.
I said, “Actually, I wanted to watch a movie with you”
She laughed aloud and said, “I was expecting something similar from you, but why do you think that I would be interested to go to a movie with you?”
I was disappointed a little, but I asked, “If she would like to accompany me for a dinner?”
She smiled and said, “Okay if you insist”.
I immediately gave her the names of some of the best restaurants of my choice, but she declined all of them but gave one of her choices. I agreed instantly to her choice and made an appointment for a 7.30 pickup.
That was our first outing, and that was not the only one, but we kept meeting often and almost in the category of relationship. Then the relation changed to hand-in-hand. We went for outings and talking about serious topics on matters of life. As a matter of fact, we talked about almost all subjects under the sun. My curiosity knew no bounds about her, her family, and whatnot.
We even worked together on many projects that gave us even more time to stay together. So, the entire duration of two years of business school passed, and when the time came for campus selection. A multinational selected her in the USA and she was happy about her success story. I was going back to my job (I was on stipend by my company I had joined after my engineering degree).
So when I met her before she was leaving for her home expecting to hear her future plan and also expecting to be a part of her future plan too. But nothing like that. She said everything, but nothing about anything about our future together.
We are married now, and still, good friends and we talk to each other, but the only difference is that we are not married to each other. She is happy with her hubby and her job, and so am I. And then the next two years passed, we were married and living in different countries.
As far I am concerned our lives are full of adventure, but separately. We've traveled the world but not together, again separately with our respective spouses.
Note- I will tell you about my three other love stories when the time comes, so long...
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