Disclaimer: All characters and events depicted below are purely fictional. Any resemblance to a real person, living or dead is purely coincidental. Check out Layla: Butterflies (Click here), Layla: Untold Story (Click here) and Layla: Reunion (Click here) before proceeding any further.
He: So I am just another guy from your college, huh.
She: Yup, you think you are special
(They both laughed. He points towards the friend)
He: Okay, you both look like good friends!
She: Yeah, she is a good friend of mine. We both did our MBA together and got placed at Ignited minds. She is more into business analysis and I got into what I always wanted. Human Resource.
He: Yeah, you always wanted to interact with Humans and break their heart. I have experienced that before.
(They both laughed.)
He: By the way, from where did you do your MBA? Did you get into IIM after college?
She: Yeah, I made it on the second attempt.
He: That’s awesome. So how was IIM, full of geeks?
She: Haha, nothing like that. People who come to IIM have vision. They actually know what they want in their life. They are more focused, career oriented…
He: Geeks! Or Nerds! Whatever you wanna call them.
She: For a change, I would let you win the argument, for this time.
He: Finally, that day has arrived. I reckon the world is going to end!
She: Now don’t overdo this. So what did you do after college?
He: I was never into studies. You know, I had a bad relationship with classrooms. They were never meant for me. I always wanted to become independent, I felt ashamed asking for money from my mom-dad. So I started working. I joined an IT firm. I worked my ass off for three years. Here I am.
She: Yeah, you barely entered the class. And if you do, you used to spend half of your time with your stupid friends and the rest staring at me.
He: Staring at you! I was a daydreamer. I was actually looking out of the window, what can I do if you were sitting in the same direction!
She: Blah, blah, blah…
He: Haha, Okay, I was.
She: I knew.
He: Oh, this is awkward.
He: Hey, you want a drink? Do you even drink? Shall I get you a Mocktail?
She: You have no idea!
He: From when did you start? Beer!
She: Scotch, large, please.
He: Woah, are you sure about this?
She: As I said, you have no idea!
He: Okay, your majesty. Your wish is my command
(He goes and gets two glass of Scotch)
She: This is good
(He starts staring at her)
She: What, why are you staring at me?
He: Nothing. I never thought we will cross paths again
She: Crossing our path again! Let’s say cheers to that!
She: So you got a girlfriend? Let me guess – “No…”
He: What if I say – “Yes…”
She: Then you would be lying.
He: How can you be so sure about it? You never know what happened in the last 3 years!
She: But I know you.
He: Really! I still remember you saying “You hardly know me”
She: I never said that.
He: Yes you did.
She: I may have said, “We hardly know each other”!
He: Poteto, potato, whatever! It doesn’t matter now.
She: Yeah, so what did you do after “That”?
He: You mean after proposing you, LoL
She: Haha, yeah. You got drunk, screamed from the rooftop, called my name in your sleep and wept like a child! What did you do?
He: Haha, why do you wanna know? Now you care about me!
She: Haha, nope. I am just curious.
He: So you want to know, how I suffered, huh. You cruel, dragon hearted b****.
(They both laughed)
He: Okay, I will tell you. There was this bug in my mind that you are the most important person in my life and I wanted to convey my feelings to you. Once I did, that bug died. I felt relieved.
She: So you mean to say, that feeling was becoming more of a liability to you?
He: Haha, no I didn’t mean that. Now don’t try to twist this. I mean, I was sad and happy at the same time. I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life thinking, it would have been different if I would have told you the way I felt about you. I got your answer. So no hard feelings.
She: We were just two dumb kids who didn’t know what life was all about.
She: Have you ever imagined what would have happened if I would have said “Yes”!
He: You know me, I don’t think a lot, I just do
She: Yeah, I know, you are dumb. But I thought about it, you are coming from an orthodox Hindu family and I am a Christian. Our parents would have never accepted each other.
He: The matter never got escalated till there. You resolved it in the initial phase itself.
(Conversation went on and six pegs went down)
She: I need a minute
He: Are you going to throw up?
She: Excuse me!
(She comes back after 5 minutes)
She: I am done for the day. Let’s hit the road
He: Okay, let me call a cab.
She: Cab! I have a car.
He: But you are not in a state of handling a car
She: That’s why you will.
He: Do you have insurance.
She: Yes, I do. Here is the key.
(They both laughed, said goodbye to their friend and came out)
To be continued.
P.S. Wear your seat belt folks, it’s going to be a long drive 😀
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