Monday, August 06, 2007

The Date

That was the beginning of it.

He was new in the class, and she was already having her gang. To put it mildly she was different. No, not of stunningly beautiful kinds. Her laughter could be heard from half a kilometer, and one could count all her teeth when she just smiled. She at first looked to be a ‘don’ to him. That was the image that first attracted him, his complete antithesis.

Just a month had passed and they could feel a special bond. She was still always surrounded by her numerous friends and he was always trying to get her some time; alone. It was really difficult to do so. At times she made it easy for him, and at times she did not.

So that was the time when it was the game round, when they were not ‘just’ friends and not yet something else. Everyday he went school praying that he will get some of her free time. Those were the only days when he liked going to school.

It was the month of August and one day when he woke up, it was raining heavily. It was difficult to go to school, as he used public transport. The attendance was meager on such days and teachers never taught. Thus, in way it was worthless to go to school on that day. Or was it?

He decided to call the school to check if rainy day had been declared. Oops, the telephone was dead. So he decided to go to a PCO. Even if in heavily raining morning at 6:30 AM, the chances of getting an open PCO are nil, only those who had been in such a state could understand his perseverance.

After walking for half an hour he found an open PCO. He called the school and it was open. Then he dialed ‘her’ number. But alas, her phone was dead too. Now there was going to be no confirmation.

His mother told him to sit at home that day. But for some reasons, he explained to her that something important was going on in the class and he cannot afford missing a lecture (see, he did not lie :) ). His mother was too pleased to see his devotion.

So he somehow managed to reach school, of course completely wet. His heart was beating fast when he approached his classroom. But then a smile came on his face. He could hear the familiar laughter.

They shared a mischievous smile when he entered the class as if this was perfectly preplanned. That was the day when it became clear that they really shared a bond; and an understanding too. Only seven people were present that day and two were 'them'. He sat with her for eight periods, of course with none of her friends around. Oh yes, that rainy day was his first date.

12 comments:

Chandana said...

...one of the most romantic first dates I've ever heard of...it's awsome!!

Karthik said...

And then they went away to different schools, and had only slight memories of each other... after a looong time they met one another in orkut by which they were both hooked up, and their first date looked like a silly crush at that point of time...

Anurag Srivastava said...

@Chandana: Was that really romantic? I thought girls took it to be flowers, chocolates etc :P

@kartik: So you have extended the story. But, that was not what happened :)

Shailesh said...

Cool!!

WHy cant karan johar think of such sequences?

too romantic..

Karthik said...

oops I meant by which time they were already hooked up with someone else and so remained friends thereafter, and their first date looked like a silly crush at that point of time..

@Anurag: So what did happen....

Anurag Srivastava said...

@Shailesh: Great, now I can claim even to write romantic stories :P

@Kartik: One clarification, the class was 11th, so they were not that small :P

The boy was quite perseverant, he never allowed the girl to go away, now after nearly nine years, they intend to marry :)

Chandana said...

@Anurag: I sure vouch tht it is romantic...u knw I liked the 'special understanding' part a great deal!! flowers n chocolates r for silly lovers n romeos...

@Karthik: They weren't in class IV :P...do u knw whom Anurag is referring to???

Saagar said...

@Anurag: Congrats Anurag on your success in love life...

@Chandana: No idea whom Anurag is referring to, but this was the general scenario in many cases, not just in Class IV scenario :)...

PS: This is still Karthik by the way, had to change my Display name in blogger due to my take in certain posts in my blog...

Rahul said...

Well i dont know who the she is but for sure know who the he is :)

well my story started in School too but the real chapters started when we went out of school to different colleges.. Romantic as well but not to be shared now .. :)

Anurag Srivastava said...

@Rahul: i will wait for the details :)

Rahul said...

@Anurag .. well it will be worth the wait :)

ALOK said...

i m sorry for being a complete stranger and yet butting in.saagar is,imho,right when he presumes anurag to be one of the protagonists.i guess there is quite a bit of circumstantial evidence.anurag is around 25 now and should have been in class 11 nine years ago.having already realized his ambition of getting into the ias,the fairytale must now reach its logical conclusion with the "intended" wedding.