I have waited anxiously and finally the day has come. I am filled with joy, and my heart fluttering like a butterfly in the spring, and these rays of sun in chilly morning are good omen for what lies ahead or at least what I hoped for. Life has never been anywhere close to bed of roses but those thorny paths had sculpted me into a man who could face worst possible wrath of the gods, provided I have the hands of my beloved. My body was only physical manifestation of my existence while my life would be incomplete without her love. For die we all must, to be loved are the lucky ones. My love and fondness for her exceeded these boundaries and realms of consciousness.
Together we have seen warm summer days and bitter cold winter nights. Together we have been through those seasons of life. I consider myself lucky to have our paths crossed. There were so many times in life, where I would have completely given up if it were not her support. The power of perseverance she exudes was otherworldly. Life has always been uncertain for me. Not knowing what will happen next has taught me to always be on the edge. We both were from similar backgrounds trying to survive in a foreign land, doing best of what we can.
But these past few months have been turbulent for both of us. It has tested us in ways we never imagined. I finally had my H1b filed and she was going to graduate this semester. Long distance relationships are never easy. We had our share of fights too. She always wanted more time to spend with me. She was really not happy with me deactivating Facebook temporarily. I know, I know it is great social networking tool. I just wanted to concentrate more on my career and Facebook was one of the major hindrances. Gaining 7 years experience in 7 months was no easy task. I had not even been able to talk on phone and on Skype. Thanks to poor service of Atnt in my areIa, I sometimes would not know that I got a call. It would go straight to voice mail. The pair of earrings I sent through USPS somehow never made it to her. It was either never delivered or one of her apartment mates took it. I have not been able to see her in about 6 months now.
My heart longed for her. I know I have not been able to meet her expectation for quite some time. It was about time I made up with her and rekindle the fire and passion we had between us. Finally I was able to manage this thanksgiving long weekend for her. Tonight I wanted everything to be perfect.
I was dressed in my favorite black tuxedo. In few hours time, I reached from San Francisco to Dallas airport. Today I did not forget to tip the Taxi driver really good. He asked me “Why are you so excited?” I replied “Today is going to be best day of my life.”
Thousands of thoughts were running through my mind. I wondered how she would look. Yes I did see her on skype, but I wondered how she would look in real after these 6 months. She has had tough few last couple of months. I remember her troubles with her slow pc while running her simulations. I am sure she will be surprised and happy to see new Macbook air. Besides she is also an avid apple products fan. Tonight I plan on taking on her to Boulevardier, the French place close by. I have even got tattoo of her name on my arm and would love to see her expression when she finds out. I have been planning all this in total secrecy.
I reached close to her doorstep and called her on her cellphone. She did not pick up the phone. I guess she was busy preparing for the exams and projects. After all this is her final semester. I knocked on the door and there was no reply. I still had spare key for the apartment and opened it.
To my horror it was Prerana with Adarsha on bed fully naked. There is only one thing they could be doing and none of them are Biology majors. I could not believe my eyes. I had to pinch myself. I know Adarsha as a freshman who would sometime come to ask Prerana for notes. I thought she called him a brother. The bouquet of flowers dropped from my hand and from corner of my eyes, a single drop of tears dripped. I said, ” Sorry, I should have knocked.” So much for my exquisitely planned surprise, I was at the receiving end. I took cab and headed straight to airport. Then again I changed my mind, I won’t let anyone ruin this night for me who is not worth me. “Taxi, what is your favourite Titty bar around here?”
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