As much as I’d like to give Instagram the credits for how it all started, to me it felt like destiny pushing it through, ok yeah I’m not going to deny that it had a crucial step in forming this relationship but there was more to it than just chance.
I thought I’ll stall him a bit before accepting the request but somewhere I knew if there’s anyone meant for me, there was a high probability of it being him, and so I immediately accepted his request. Within a few hours, he texted and without wasting more time I asked if we could text over Whatsapp.
What followed was countless hours of getting to know each other, pausing every other distraction along the way, just us, in an invincible bubble of curiosity about the other.
I’d go to work with a transfixed smile on my face and a tickling sensation in my stomach even at the slightest thought of him. It felt like how all the love stories make you feel; warm and cushy.
Barrage of Question popped up, he more into it than me, going over and over about every doubt one could have if this went forward.
Somewhere both were very clear about what we wanted and at first nobody was willing to budge from it, clearly meaning that what we thought we could create went spiraling down both our minds.
A lot had to be compromised on both ends but somehow we pulled each other up again and before we knew it, we were in a relationship and what’s funny is we never even had met after we began texting, strangely we didn’t know how the other sounded as well. He, a bit hesistant to call and I was ready to video-call. So clearly we went at snails pace to get comfortable speaking to the other but we had already given each other terms used when one is in a relationship.
The day had come when we would finally meet each other, and without even realizing a lot of dimensions opened up. Arriving a few minutes earlier at the consensual place we decided on, gave me a good head-start and I almost immediately adapted an unflappable demeanor, didn’t want to make a bad first real impression.
He walked in looking for me and once our eyes interlocked a smile erupted from both our faces. Sitting opposite to me now, but rarely even looking up, it was clear that he was nervous and all I could do was be as comforting with my gaze and aura as possible so that he eventually would calm down. I explored his entire face without looking away only to let him know that I was all in. He is oh so romantic with every thing he wants to say that I didn’t realize time flying. We had a good couple of hours to ourselves until it was time to depart.
With our parents in the blind, we spoke again at a cousins wedding amidst my entire family’s presence and he was concerned about me getting into any sort of trouble for this, knowing the sort of rumors that can spread revolving around us for just talking to each other. It was a comforting factor that he cared.
And then we had to get back to our normal lives where mine demanded me to be back in bengaluru and his demanded him to be back to his business. Slowly upgrading to calls, I thought we were doing just fine, the kind of pace I wanted to go in.
When we were just getting comfortable around the fact that this is it, we were meant for each other, I get a phone call, saying a proposal has come to my family from his side and I was unaware and felt like I was kept in the dark by him. Later I got to learn that it wasn’t under his control and was left with no choice but to forgive him. Things escalated at a lightning speed, families got involved and suddenly we were now an official couple with our parents consent.
To be continued…