When you’re in your first year of college, you’re young, wild and free. You attend more parties than you attend lectures. Speaking of parties, I remember this one bash that I got invited to, it changed my life forever! One of the popular kid’s from class threw a party at his pad when his parents were out of town. Everyone I knew was attending it and so was I!
I told my parents that I’m working on a class project at my best friend’s place. They didn’t seem to have a problem with it because they trusted and loved her to bits. Anyway, I packed my bags, caught a rickshaw and waited for Aakriti, my best friend, under her building. We quickly changed at her building washroom, hopped into a cab and left for the party.
As soon as we reached our friend’s place, we could hear loud music coming all the way from the seventh floor. Aakriti and I stepped into his house and it was packed! Everywhere we looked, there were people dancing, drinks being spilled, games being played and in a few corners, couples making out.
A classmate walked up to us and offered us both a can of beer. We popped it open and chugged it straight down, and got the feeling that the night was going to be a good night. An hour into the party, Aakriti and I were mixing with different groups of friends.
Games like ‘spin the bottle’, ‘never have I ever’, ‘truth or dare’ and ‘jenga’ kept everyone on their toes. We even played seven minutes in heaven! It was the first time I played this game and it was the most awkward experience I’ve had till date.
The game rules were simple, a player picked two people from the group and sent them into a dark, small room for 7 minutes. In the room, the pair could do anything from making out to talking or simply keeping mum. As luck would have it, they chose me and a very shy guy from my class to play this game.
He was quiet, reserved and coy. I’m the complete opposite! I’m talkative, extroverted and chirpy! There was no way in hell that we could survive 7 minutes together. And besides, I wasn’t even attracted to him. I just felt that all of this was a bad idea. I even tried to bail out from the game but everyone kept teasing and pulling my leg. After giving myself some pep talk, I mustered the courage to play the game.
I caught him by his hand and lured him into the tiny, dark room. As he locked the door, my heart started racing. I didn’t know what would happen in those 7 minutes. I tried to talk to him, but he didn’t reciprocate at all.
After a point, I simply gave up. We anyway had 3 minutes to go and I wanted to get this done with as soon as possible. Just when I was about to place my hand on the doorknob, he wrapped his arms around my waist. It was dark and everything looked blurry. He rubbed his beard on my neck and started kissing me on my lips. He then whispered into my ears that he’d been an admirer of mine since I joined college. He later went on to confess that he didn’t strike a conversation with me because he felt I was out of his league. Just before I could say another word, he shushed me and kissed me again. And it was so good! I didn’t want to leave after he got me addicted to his touch. We didn’t even realise how fast those 3 minutes went by. It was only after the lights came on and after hearing several knocks on the door that we decided to head out. Everyone in the house gave us this flirty smirk (like everyone knew what we did in there). Well, they thought darn right.
That party was not only super duper fun, but it also made me meet my boyfriend in the most unexpected way possible. From 7 minutes of passion to 7 years of dating, I’m in love with this guy from the bottom of my heart. A piece of advice for all those girls looking for love, let it find you. You’ll bump into it when you least expect it and trust me, you’ll know you found love when it feels perfect. Good luck!
*Names changed to protect privacy
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