Love is the most pristine and divine emotion one can ever feel in their lives. It is something that makes our world go round, stars twinkle in the broad daylight, the heart skips a beat on seeing their loved one, those sleepless nights and romantic days are some of the things people experience when in love and to top it all if it’s the first love then it is an altogether different feeling.
A pair of beautiful eyes was busy gazing Rhea in a huge room and now this was disturbing and distracting Rhea from what people usually do in a coaching class – studying.
Rhea was in her 10th class which meant boards and so she was busy trying to focus on what she was worst at – Mathematics, but somehow those constantly staring eyes in a room full of twenty students for the past fortnight was too much for Rhea to digest and so she finally decided to confront Arjun and try reasoning with him but before she could even think of doing the same. She was faced with what she feared the most, Arjun on his knees right in the middle of the road expressing his love for none other than Rhea. Now this was a little too much for Rhea to take as neither did she know what love was nor had she ever experienced it and so the most outright and rude reply followed the most romantic proposal ever thereby shattering Arjun’s hopes. With this Rhea walked past by Arjun vowing not to ever talk to him again, but little did she know of him and his ways, now that he was in love with Rhea, he will chase her for as long as he doesn’t get her. (I mean that’s how men are, aren’t they? chasing everything for as long as they don’t get it and once they have it they start taking it for granted)
With this begin Arjun’s quest for making Rhea the love of his life. He constantly started following Rhea to and from the coaching classes and back home again sometimes silently staring at her beauty and sometimes chattering all the way down explaining how much he was in love with her and that he can’t live without her but Rhea was in no mood to change her mind for she couldn’t afford to stake her board exams for a stupid one time feeling called love for she hadn’t experienced the magic of the love.
Rhea stopped going to her coaching classes and started studying at home. On the other end Arjun was desperate to meet Rhea as with each passing day love was taking its toll on him. He started following Rhea’s school bus and went all the way down to her school just to catch a single glimpse of her; he was after all in love with her and the feeling of seeing your loved one smile is way too precious. This continued for days, Arjun waiting for Rhea next to the entrance of her school in the morning and then again in the afternoon. Now Rhea was realizing what Arjun felt for her as she herself was falling for him slowly and steadily.
One fine day right outside their coaching classes Rhea came rushing down to Arjun’s arms all in tears confessing how much she was in love with him and that she can’t live without him anymore.
Arjun and Rhea were finally in love with each other. Nothing could stop them now; this was the perfectly scripted love story ever. A dumb Arjun and an intelligent Rhea, a simple and sweet Rhea and a naughty and arrogant Arjun, a rough Arjun and a gentle Rhea. The lists of their differences were endless but there was one thing that bounded them together – their love for each other.
Arjun and Rhea’s love for each other was at its peak. Those never-ending long drives, those endless and meaningless conversations, the late night chats, those sweet nothings was all a part of their routine lives now. They were just as aliens to this world as any lovers could ever get, least concerned of what is happening around the world. Happy and contented in their own world they had created for themselves.
But, every tale has its own twist right? And then how could this one be left behind. Fate had spun its own twist and delivered it in Rhea’s life one fine day. Just when she was completely dependent upon Arjun for every little thing in her life, when she failed to see anything beyond Arjun, Arjun meant everything to her –lover, best friend and more than anything her life. It was exactly when Arjun left her life for reasons not known to her even today.
Yes, just like one of her usual days when she called up Arjun to be able to talk to him, tell him that how much she was in love with him, in the course of their conversation she realized Arjun was a little off-color today on asking him why? All Arjun could answer was, “we need to break up” and that “we can’t be together”. “I may never be able to call you from now on and also you need not call me anymore”. Before Rhea could even react the call got disconnected from the other end. She tried calling back but the phone was switched off. Rhea was shattered coz she hadn’t imagined in the worst of her dreams that man who taught her the meaning of love would leave like this and that her love story would get such an abrupt ending.
From then on Rhea’s life was no more the same, she has moved on in life, not that she wanted but she had to but then her heart is guarded with walls which never opens up to anyone no matter what.