While Sumit and I became Facebook friends some four years ago, it was only last year that we started talking regularly. We would talk about our crushes and I felt a connection with him. It was so easy to talk to him about my feelings. I am very shy about sharing my pictures with anyone, but with Sumit it was different. I kept sending him pictures daily when I had gone to my hometown for a vacation. Slowly, a strong bond developed between us.
One day he texted me saying that he has feelings for me. I was shocked, we hadn’t even met yet. So, I friendzoned him saying I could not think about being in a relationship with someone I hadn’t met in person.
After a week or so, we decided to meet and he came to my college. It was really awkward; we could chat for hours online but when we met in real life we had no idea what to say. After that rather uncomfortable first meet where I acted really weird, I was sure he wouldn’t want to meet me again. But to my surprise, he told me he wanted to meet the very next day.
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However, we could not meet often because I had a very tight schedule in college. So, he started accompanying me during my commute to and from college - it was really sweet of him to make such effort to spend time with me. Gradually, the more we met and kept chatting, the more I started falling for him… the way he loved me made me fall in love with him.
On my birthday he gave me a four-page long letter describing how he fell in love with me. I couldn’t stop my tears when I read it, it was the perfect gift. Though we hadn’t been together for too long, but during this time I had to struggle through some personal issues and he was always there for me.
A month or so after my birthday, he confessed his love for me again through a text. While I was ready to tell him about my feelings, being the drama queen that I am, I just told him that sending a text was not the right way to tell anyone about your feelings. He should do it properly.
His birthday was in December and I had planned a surprise party for him. All our friends were supposed to meet at this mall nearby and I had prepared handmade gifts for him. However, when we reached the mall, my bestie blindfolded me and made me sit on a chair somewhere in the mall. I could hear them whispering and laughing but I had no clue what was going on.
When she removed my blindfold, I saw that I was sitting in the middle of the food court with our friends standing in a circle around us and Sumit right in front of me, on his knees, with a bouquet of red roses and the most beautiful ring that I had ever seen.
During one of our conversations, I had told him that I have this liking for bows, and he had a silver bow ring in his hand. Everyone in the food court was staring at us. My heart was beating so fast and so loud, I felt like people could hear it. He said, "I love you" in the sweetest way and my stupid reply was, "Tu pagal hai kya?"
All our friends started laughing as he put the ring on my finger; we hugged and then I finally said, "I love you too yaar."
He’s a bit of a shy guy so I know how much of an effort it took for him to do that in front of random strangers. He quickly gave me an envelope with a letter in it.
The letter read:
This is our special day.
Today, I promise to be yours FOREVER and NEVER LEAVE YOU ALONE. From today, there will be no you and I, it will always be US. The happiness is OURS and the difficulties are also OURS. I LOVE YOU NOW AND ALWAYS.
I gave him another tight hug after reading the letter; I could not believe that someone could love me this much. It’s been just 7 months but we’re already sure that we want to spend the rest of our lives together.
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They say that once in your life you will meet someone and then you'll know why it never worked out with anyone else. I'm so glad that I accepted his friend request four years ago that day. We are complete opposites and often do not agree on many things, but then again, I guess that is just the thing about love. You don't need to be a perfect couple. All you need is two imperfect people to be in love with each other’s imperfections.
* Names changed to protect privacy.
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Published on Aug 10, 2016