There’s something I want to share with you. Something that is straight from the heart.There’s a confession that I have to make. It is about Ranbir and I.
Ranbir and I used to work in the same office. All this while when Ranbir and I weren’t how we are, I always used to get a kick each time, I saw him around. I would not say I was very much into him, but I wouldn’t deny of my infatuation towards him. There was something mystic about his presence, I just could not focus on work each time he was anywhere around me, probably because I was busy observing him more than looking at my laptop screen. He was always a sight to delight.
Hold On! Let me just introduce you to Ranbir. Do you know how mesmerizing it is to witness the breaking dawn, and looking at the Sun lightening up the whole sky. In my world full of darkness, Ranbir was the Rising Sun. I had never seen a man like him. He was just so different from the world. He was extremely professional person but at the same time so calm and composed. He was so passionate about learning new things each day that he never had time to socialize much. He Loved English Rock Music, and the melodious Golden 70’s Bollywood Music. An MBA pass out from FMS, he was just so intelligent, smart and most importantly matured. He wasn’t a part of the Salman Khan league, but Akshay Kumar. Yes, he had a strong and toned built, and was physically fit. He was everything I ever wanted.
Eventually, when we started exchanging text messages, as in when I started texting him and he reverted in his calculative manner, which were not more than the day greetings of course owing to his less social nature, my infatuation grew even more. And he became the last person I thought of each night and the first each morning. It continued for days until one day. One fine day, at 10pm, my phone rang with the screen flashing Ranbir’s name and I just didn’t understand how to react. I was excited, nervous, baffled all at the same time. For a couple of days, we had started exchanging more texts than usual greetings, and I had assumed Ranbir might not really be excited about this change.
Somehow I gathered myself and too the call, “Hi Ranbir“. “Hi, I just thought of talking instead of chatting as he had been exchanging quite a number of texts recently“. Well, I just couldn’t reply to him maybe because I was blushing or because I didn’t know what to say. “Hello, Naira are you on the line?” he asked to check if I was on the phone. We talked for almost an hour that night.
It was the first time we had talked on phone of course, besides the official communications we must have had. To be honest to God, I barely forget things, and that they always stay with me. But that night was different. When he spoke to me for an hour, although much pertaining to life in general,even then I could not really recall much. It was because the entire him when he was on the phone talking, I could not concentrate on a lot of things he said as the feeling of him talking to me felt just so amazing. In fact, I had a smile on my face for that entire one hour. I barely understood what he said, but the way he said things got imprinted on my heart. He took me to a different world altogether.
But that made me realize something that pushed me to hold myself back because there was a lot more than I had thought……
Read Part II here