The day was 21st Jun 2015, I was having my plan ready but was not sure whether it is going to work or not.
We were on the Lohgad fort, one of the ancient fort in pune district. It was heavily raining and in that heavy rain we all were trekking that fort. I was only finding ways to talk to her. But there she was running all the miles away from me. It was frustrating moment for me. But still I was trying my luck to get that one golden opportunity. We were total 14 friends and only three best friends knew that I like neetu and I was going to propose her on this picnic.
We reached on the fort, I couldn’t get any chance to talk to her in private, there was a little disappointment in my eyes, I looked at my three best friends they were signing me to relief as I was having one chance. I decided on way back to home, I will do my task. But my bad luck I didn’t get any chance to propose her. I was totally disappointed. And after this incident I gave up the idea of proposing her.
The whole night I was cursing myself, why didn’t I ask her. It was best opportunity for me. But the time was gone. It was gone forever. I spend my whole night sleepless. Next morning I woke up at 7.20am, straight away I took out my mobile phone and then started typing message to her.
I wrote an essay to explain how much I love her. But there she was again, no reply after reading the message. I thought I would go mad; this waiting time was killing me. But I left that decision with her.
Something around 7-8 hours later, there was beep on my mobile screen and it was from my expected one. “Yes. It was her”. But again she was like a typical girl; she need some time to think. She is not ready for this and all. After this all drama my life was just a routine, it was not at all interesting, I was just dreaming about her, only about her….
Then after some days, somehow I managed to convince her to meet me with the help of my friend. My luck was with me she agreed to it. The place was finalized; it was pallidium mall just near to her office. I was tem up with my three best buddies who were supporting me all time. I was so nervous that I could not even think of, what gift I should present her on my first date. Shubh told me to go for teddy bear; I bought one teddy bear some chocolates. Now I was waiting for her call. She did not know that I was team up with shree, shubh & vaishu.
After some time my mobile screen flashing her name “Neetu Calling….” I picked it in one ring.
‘Hey, Hi’ Where are you? I asked her
She said she is in phoenix mall, I said ok, I will come there.
I dropped the call and said ‘what the crap!’ I was so fool I was in palladium mall and I text her address of phoenix mall. The confusion was because both mall shares some common area. As I hanged up the phone, I ran towards the phoenix mall. I searched her and suddenly she came in front of me, she was more beautiful than usual, she was more attractive, she was even more gorgeous.
I greeted and then words were not coming out of my mouth, I was blank, I was just standing as a dumb guy in front of her and was just smiling. She said “should we sit somewhere”
I simply nodded for yes. We found one restaurant; it was pretty much empty to make me comfortable with her. We sat in the restaurant and we ordered two coffees, I was not sure from where I should start. She was looking here and there just to avoid eye contacts, I thought in my mind come on, buddy this is the time, If not now then she will never be yours. I gathered my courage and started:
Neetu, Listen I don’t know what will be your decision. It is your life and you have sole authority to take your decision, I am not going to force anything on you. You take your time but answer me soon (I know it was too much confusing but this is what I could say at that moment).
And after very next moment, I took out the gift gave it to her and said “will you marry me?”
She was like awwwwww, what was that? Somehow she managed to answer me from that awkward moment, ‘I am not sure about my decision, I need bit more time to think’. I said back in my mind, is it a tough math’s question or any kind of GATE exam preparation that she requires more time to think. We finished our coffee and we chatted for 20 minutes and left that place.
I dropped her to the home; in the whole journey we were having general talk. I knew that she was intentionally not discussing about that topic. But I was option less, the only one thing I can do was just waiting and waiting……….
Story continues in second part ..
© Mayur Gavhane