High school - that is the time when boys start realizing that girls are not demons but angels. The time when they wish the teacher punish them and make them sit in between the girls. The time when guys are not anymore ashamed to say that he is in love with a girl. The first known proposal in my class happened when I was in 8th standard but only the guy, girl, their parents and teachers knew what exactly happened. But soon after that, in 9th, the following took place..
In the middle of History class Rahul asked me “Dude, What do you think of Love?? “.
I always had a ready made answer for that question.
Me: Love!!.. Hmm… It is stupid.. There is nothing called love.. there is only lust.
Rahul: Huh!!! You are insane.. Anyways, I am in love with Nayana..
Me: Nayana!!! The maths girl!!! She is the favorite pet bird of teachers.. You are killing yourself. Why not Jasmine? She is the perfect one for love – available for all..
Rahul: Stop kidding man. I am serious. I want to propose her..
Me: But you..
Hey, Vivek.. Get out of the class… teacher interrupted in between. That was irritating. Why only me?? Why most teachers act as if they don’t know that it takes 2 people to make a conversation?
After the class in lunch hours we took the last bench for discussing over the matter. Rahul was damn serious. I couldn’t convince him that Jasmine was better in *all* regards.
Me: Is it really necessary to let her know that you love her? As we see in movies, you can silently love her, right?
Rahul: No man.. That is cowardice. I don’t want to hide my love. I want her to know what I feel for her. I am a man.
Me: (MAN!!! from when?? ) ok ok. So, have youy got a plan?
Rahul: Yes! I will get a gift for her. And there is this Gireeshettan working in Galaxy video shop who is an expert in writing love letters. He will write one for me..
Me: And then.. (I was getting curious about the plan)
Rahul: Then… I will propose her and give her the letter and gift. Done!!
Me: You are a man!!. I think this will work. But what about the gift? What are you planning to give??
Rahul: Hmm… Haven’t thought about that. How about a necklace?
Me: Nah, it is kind of filmy.. How about Maths Olympiad reference material? That will impress her.
Rahul: Nah, It is full of problems..
Me: hmm. What about your Parker pen??
Rahul: Hmm.. that sounds good.
The master plan was set and the next day, he was ready with the letter and the pen beautifully packed. We just needed a chance to catch her alone..
-to be continued…
The second part of the story is here
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