My quarantine seemed to be never ending.
As my 14 days quarantine was about to be over, our doctor extended it.
It was for dad’s sake. He had systemic illnesses which was why we had to take some extra precautions.
And the wait to actually meet him in person didn’t seem to end anywhere near.
Obviously I wouldn’t get permission to step out of the house when the doctor herself denied. So we waited a little longer. And once I felt okay to step out, I asked to plan a meet.
Well actually I sneeked out.
And I was so excited that I can’t even describe in words.
It was the rush of adrenaline to sneek out, and to step out after a complete time of 8 months. Added excitement was to meet him finally.
We were 4 friends who planned to just go out and have a great night roaming the streets of the city and that is exactly what we did.
I had always imagined him to be a chubby little guy because that was how he seemed when we had team meetings and his voice was always so soft to hear.
But! I was totally wrong!
And I realized that when he actually got off the two wheeler after spending a couple of hours talking and roaming the streets.
He was particularly talk and had an amazing personality.
The way he talked, the way he laughed, the way he respected and took our care with atmost responsibility, he really did stole my heart.
Well of course I knew he was a foody but I think it was where we actually connected to each other.
That first meet even if it wasn’t a date seemed like one.
I don’t believe in love at first sight but I do believe in connections, and I felt so deeply connected to him.
But you see I met him at a point of my life when I’ve already had a very toxic relationship and it had been only a year since I walked away from it.
So was I scared? Yes.
The connection I felt between us was very new to me. And I’ve never seen a guy this humble before.
They say do what excites you and scares you at same time. But here, along with the excitement and fear what I felt was a kind of calm. I was afraid but at the same time I felt secure.
We spent the whole time chit chatting, singing songs out loud in the middle of the streets and talking even the nonsense stuff. We went to eat a little and went to city’s most preferred lake.
It was a dream come true.
In India you don’t get to spend time at lakes in the middle of the night admiring the beautiful moon and the stars and the quiet.
But I kinda got to experience it.
Being a person who is excited by the moon, the stars, water, and the person who you feel connected with, this moment was indeed a dream come true. Obviously we weren’t alone at the moment but this was the moment I could never forget my entire life.
The night went by even before we knew it. And it went so fast that it felt like only minutes have passed since we met.
After the sunrise we went to another lake before I went home. And that was where something special happened.
He held my hand.
And it was like he had touched my soul.
You might say what special is about holding a hand is?
I thought so too but it was.
His hands were so warm and the feeling was the best in the world.
And honestly, this was the moment I knew I’ve met that one person with whom I want to spend the rest of my life with.