He- so are we meeting today ?
she – yeah , you already informed me ! 7 sharp right ?
He – yah okk…CAFE PLAZO?
SHE – Humm..yah! I will be right there !
He- don’t be late ..at least today !
she – yah yah , what – so -ever ! This time I will prove you Ajay , that Riya can even come on time !
He- oh !! good then !! Let me see ..I know you will be late , anyway I will be waiting !
She – Yah fine , this time you will be late! Get ready to loose your bet , and this time you have to pay the whole bill !!bye!
He- yah ! with pleasure Ms. Riya ! See you , bye !
I have been thinking about her day and night . I don’t know how we became so close .We were friends from our school days , best friends ! It’s 4 years from then now , and we are together , still the best friends …Playing together , talking together , fighting with each other , getting angry with each other , and then coming back and saying sorry !…but my feelings for her are more than just friends . I use to admire her from the beginning , the way she does her every work so perfect . The way she reacts like a matured girl and then sometimes a child in her comes out . The way she sees me and gives her lovely smile , the way her eyes speak to me …I loved everything about her . But today I was going to say her my feelings ….
I was waiting for her at the same place where we always use to meet . Riya loved the coffee of this cafe . It was 7:20 in the evening and Ms. Riya was already late by 20 mins , as usual ! As I saw my watch the 22nd time , I saw Riya entering the cafe . She was wearing her Navy blue short frock , which she usually wears it to her salsa classes . As she entered , she gestured her move and brought her hair front . She came to me , smiling and started with her chain of sorryssss…She was looking so beautiful at that time , that for some time I never stopped looking at her . Her pink lips , her black shining eyes….all were so perfect . My Riya was looking gorgeous that day . I would have seen many beautiful girls in my life time , but no one could match my Riya . Some or the other way she was better than any other girl . She didn’t change from the time we became friends , just that she became 1000 times more beautiful to me , more loving to me .
She – Look it was heavy traffic , and see this time too I am late . Now I have to pay the whole bill . Not fair Mr Ajay ! Anway did you order my coffee ?
It was when I realized that she asked me a question .
He- Yes I did !What is this you are wearing ?? You are looking so fat Riya…chiii….Still you are looking the same , chudail to me !( even though she was the most beautiful girl that day I have ever seen , I teased her in the same way ).
She- Haww..how mean yaar Ajay …You see , two months and I will look not less than a model , seriously I hate you !
He- ha ha.. just joking ! but I know you can not loose wait , you will always be the moti for me .
The waiter brings the coffee ….
I was still admiring her . Her pink lips were sipping the coffee slowly . I wanted so badly to tell her what I felt for her. I was hating myself that time. I planned so much for her , I even tried repeating lines by seeing myself in the mirror . But all I did was in vain . Mr Ajay , the best basket ball player , the best hockey player of the college was sitting with the girl he loved the most in the world but was not able to speak anything ! What if she says a no?? Oh god…..what if our friendship breaks ?? What would she think of me?? ahhhh…I was going mad . All the moments I spent with Riya were rotating in my mind. I was seeing the way she smiled , the way she would enlarge her eyes out of excitement, the way she called my name , the way she gets angry and stop talking to me , the way she scolds me . It was when I realized , Ajay , now or never !!!
I gently took her hands in mine and said ,
He- Riya I wanna tell you something …
She- what ? really ?? Mr Ajay wants to say something to this fatty ??
He- Riya ,you are not fat . You are the most beautiful girl I have ever seen . Yes there may be many beautiful girls than you too, but for me , everything you do is more beautiful than anything. Riya , we are friends from past 4 years …but everything for me was not just friendship except for the starting . You mean a lot to me Riya , although I never expressed it to you .
She- Ajay …I know …But…what you want to say Ajay ??…I mean..I can not understand you …
(HER HANDS STILL IN MY HANDS ..)
He- Riya , my life is incomplete without you . From morning to evening , I try every little thing to be closer to you . You are the reason to my smile , you are the reason why I have become such good person in my life. You taught me that life not only revolves around books …you gave me life Riya . Every time before I close my eyes in night I think about you , I see you smiling and laughing . Even if I try removing my thoughts from you I can’t . I don’t know why !!??? You are that confident girl I have seen breaking so many times but raising back with a smile . You make everyone smile .
She- Ajay …You are making me cry ….
He- I would never let that happen Riya . I want to tell you something today Riya that I have been trying to say from past 4 years ..
( I kneel down on my leg , ….the waiters start the music , I take out the ring from my pocket …)
He- I know you never like me wasting money ….But I could do this for the girl I love .
Riya , I LOVE YOU RIYA, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH , You are the reason to my smile , my life. ..I LOVE YOU THE MOST IN MY LIFE ,….You mean a lot to me ….do you love me too…???
She- Ajay …you know that I don’t believe in relations.Relationships doesn’t lasts longer . People do false promises and they change and more importantly we need to change according to them .Everything won’t be like before Ajay , you will change . You deserve someone better Ajay . Not me !! I am liked by none ! Everyone sees me with eyes down ….You know everything but still…?? You deserve someone better Ajay , don’t ruin your life because of me….
He- Riya we will be the same …our college seats , our long drives , our fun moments , everything will be the same ….You are not just any other girl for me Riya…I know your importance in my life , and I promise that I will keep you like my princess , I won’t change you Riya , the one mad girl I love the most . I love you the way you are . There exists no better perfect girl for me than you Riya….I Love you …( saying this I went to her and hugged her..she broke down into my arms …there was a smile on her face and tears in her eyes., It was like she badly needed me…..)
She- I love you too Ajay….Don’t leave me ever…..
He- I won’t even if you become fat as pumpkin ..!! (I slipped the ring in her ring finger)
She – ( smiling) …How mean you are, you always tease me……You won’t change na…..
He- I will never …Even when we become oldies…I will still love you like how I love you now…
She -hey what about the bill.???..
He- ummm..take it as a treat from me …..Mrs Ajay …
She- OH REALLY Mr. Ajay..??Then..I would love to have this treat of coffee for lifetime…
He- And I would love to have you for my lifetime Mrs Riya Ajay…………..