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Friday, August 2, 2019

A lot can happen over a coffee : Chapter 6 ~ The END

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Friday Evening,

The sun had set and the clouds finally broke out into rain.
Diya loves rain and whenever it rains, it made her energetic and her day ends in a positive note. But today it wasn't just that. She inhaled the fresh smell of the soil. It made her feel sad. She was getting genuinely concerned. Karthik had read the message, but he hasn't replied anything yet. It's stupid to expect a reply too.

She felt restless and could feel a void. She took measured, deliberate breaths to calm herself. She was missing something  and someone. She didn't want to be alone. She called her mother, watching the rain through the windows.

On listening her mom's voice, she felt like seeing her in person. Without second thought she decided to spend the weekend with her parents at Coimbatore. It was a one night journey from Bangalore. She packed her clothes quickly and went to the bus stop. Since it was a sudden plan, she could not get a bus ticket at the last moment. She waited, hoping to get atleast one seat in some bus.

While waiting for the bus, a car stopped right in front of her. Diya bent to look at the person through the passenger seat window. It was Karthik.
“Diya!” he exclaimed cheerfully.
“Hi,” Diya said in a more normal tone.
She was surprised, how he was still normal after the chaos.
“Are you travelling to Coimbatore? Even I. Can I offer a drop. Just think you are using Bla Bla car. You can pay me at the end of the trip” He chuckled.

He opened the door for her, without waiting for her response. She could not miss the moment of going for a long ride, that too with a person she liked. She stepped in to seat beside him and it started to rain heavier then earlier. Diya was able to enjoy the rain now. Sitting next to Karthik and watching the rain, she didn't feel so restless and hollow anymore.

After few minutes, he stopped the car in front of another girl and said to Diya, “ I think she is travelling to Coimbatore let’s take her in a car. Atleast I will get Diesel amount”.

When he was about to call her, Diya covered his mouth in her hand and requested him to move the car.  Diya pretended as if she has not sent any message, but it was too hard for her to hide when Karthik was also acting normal. Finally, she decided to bring the topic, but she found it hard to speak.

“Regarding the message I sent... I am.. I meant to…” She struggled hard to find words.
 Karthik laughed, “Hah, I never pay attention to any of that nonsense. I knew you will come back"
“How do you know?” Diya asked looking partially worried and partially hopeful.
“Because of the high probability ratio”
When Diya could not understand him, he continued, “I mean 99.99% let’s hope this relationship ends in a positive note. But if 0.01% doesn’t work out, let’s be good friends and No hard feelings.”

Karthik mimicked the exact dialog that Diya said on their first meet and Diya broke into laughter when she watched him talk enthusiastically. All she could think was how perfect it would be if she could just sit with him and spend the rest of her life with him.

He continued, “I still see the sparkle in your eyes" 
They spent the next few minutes in a more comfortable. Deep down, she knew that he is right person.

“I am afraid, this relationship might fail and love will fade away with time,” Diya said, her eyes not leaving his face for a second.

“See, you are too young to decide that. You can’t give up hope. You need to give me that chance. Diya, you so beautiful from within and confident.” His voice became soft towards the end.
When Diya was in silence, he continued, “I think you are exactly the person I need in my life and I am pretty sure that you like me too..." 

Karthik studied her. He wanted Diya to be comfortable and let her decide the final decision regarding their marriage. Diya knew she was going to say yes, what else could you do when he was the only person tinking all day. But she did not answer. The rest of the drive was spent enjoying the rain, halting at coffee shop, relishing the weather and night ride.

Their mind was buzzing with how quickly they had become comfortable. Finally, they reached Diya house at 4:40 am. Diya unbuckled her seatbelt and turned to him. The roads were shining with Moon light, and the after effects of rain, locked inside the car filled with romantic car scent, Diya could not leave him. Diya fell sideways into his shoulder and clutched him around the hands. He pushed her hair back and patted her face slowly and stayed like that for a long time sharing the deepest heart to heart connection.
“What if, your dad comes outside. Won't it be overdramatic to see his son in-law in this romantic position”
“Let him see. It will make him happier”
True, Diya parents would be shocked, but happy when they see Diya with Karthik. Before he said any more, Diya got out of the car and walked to her house.

 “That’s all? I don’t get anything” he asked, his face falling.
Diya turned back towards him, “What?”
“Nothing” He said hiding a smile.

She opened the gate slowly, trying to minimize the sound, and once inside, she turned back and waved Karthik bye. When he didn’t drive away, she waved her hand to leave.

Finally, They got married and lived every happily ever..

EPILOGUE

We all need a person in our life and we all yearn for it. Of course, We need a partner whom we can happily have fun, go out, talk everything. But don’t be in a rush to choose the person.

My junior is getting married, 
I am getting old, 
my parents are aged, 
society pressure 
...these are not the reasons to get married. Wait for the right person, because you are going to spend the rest of the life with him. Those age factors, society will not help you, when you are not happy.
Be patience, things will happen at right time. Life will be easier when you have someone.

And a successful and happy relationship doesn’t mean that it was always perfect from the beginning to end. At times, we will hate that person. It is easy to take only hateful incident and hold against it for the rest of their lives. But we all are normal human beings. We need to get go off few things. Always Minus the unhappy Incidents happened in your life. Life will be peaceful and colorful.

Finally, A marriage requires not only falling in love, but also committing to a lifetime of togetherness. And when you find your better half at right time, those commitment and falling in love will be natural and effortless.

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