Oh… How I love being in love! True…there ain’t a thing better than falling in love; my life cannot get more beautiful than this!
Darling… My heart has never been so restless and keen; it longs to be filled with your love, more love and only love! It longs to be with you – now, today, tomorrow and every second! You know, the world shrinks into a minuscule when you are in my arms… my thoughts are arrested; they don’t fly out of the window and I love being confined in you!
My not-so-fancy life is all set to grow wings as you step into my small world; let us together conquer the romantic terrains to make all my dreams come true! Oh… how madly, deeply and truly I am in love with you!
Holding thoughts about you tight… here I go to sleep looking forward to a bright and a lovely tomorrow.
Nik closed his diary and went to bed …and she danced in his dreams.
Nik is my best friend who is going to get married in a few days. A couple of days back, I was at a coffee shop with him. I have never seen Nik so happy and excited; and I cannot believe even he is stung by the love-bug! I was so surprised to see him in the new romantic avatar; the once-upon-a-time prankster Nik has become a hard core Romeo! Over a cappuccino with me, he talked volumes about his girl. However, seeing her photograph, I felt she looks more like a school teacher and very little of a Juliet. And like an idiot, I called out my mind to him! Anyways, my comment was totally ignored as he was profoundly involved in raving about his love for his to-be-better half!
Nik’s girl, the only daughter of her parents was a pampered baby …hey! but, never a spoiled brat! She belongs to the category of ‘very good, no-nonsense girls’. And this only added to Nik’s concern and anxiety about post marriage days. He wondered, “Appa’s apple of the eye she is, what can I do to keep her cheerful? What do I do so that she doesn’t miss her home?”
Finally, the wedding day!
The 3 days long Tam-Bram wedding happened with much splendor and celebration. The bride and the groom were dressed up in the most exquisite outfits; the couple looked overjoyed… well set to embrace the life that lies ahead of them.
Nik still had a tinge of worry… about her wellbeing in the new home!
Blessed by near & dear relatives & friends, holding hands, the both of them entered his house …flowers & well wishes showered on the two!
Suddenly amidst the crowd, Nik found her missing. He knew she would be crying. Good bye to parents on the day of the wedding is a painful thing indeed! Any girl would shed tears. However, Nik is a smart boy! He has foreseen this and already knows how to pep her up! Nik dashed into his room, opened the cupboard and grasped the surprise gift he secretly bought for her – a stunning diamond pendant tucked in a heart shaped box, beautifully wrapped in red velvet!
He went to all corners of the house looking for her.
…however was shocked to find her in the least expected place - jasmine flowers drooping down her hair and gold bangles tinkling, she was washing clothes in the bathroom, in her kancheepuram saree! Amazed and not able to hide his expression, Nik asked her, “When the house is filled with guests, what are you doing here?” Casually she replied, “Give me just 5 more minutes please… What an eventful wedding it was - three days of changing clothes umpteen number of times! If I don’t wash my under garments, I will run out of them!” With his mouth open wide and the diamond pendant hid inside his dothi, Nik stood there staring at her, speechless!
P.S - This post is specially for Nik’s girl, now my very very good friend! J