I meet Aakriti when we were kids. We were classmate and for me she was the most beautiful girl in the world. We used to sit together, eat our Tiffin together and play together. Slowly, we reached class 8 and it was the time to say good bye. Her father was in USA and he got a green card so he called all of his family over there. Although my heart was weeping I was happy for her. Because, it’s somewhere I would definitely want to go some day. And now, I will be going for sure as my love is going there. With this thought, I departed her. After that we two had no contact. I completed my schooling and entered +2. One day I was just going through my Face book profile. And whom do I meet Aakriti. I quickly send her a friend request and she accepted. I was more than happy. I send her a message. It read- “Hi Aakriti. It’s me, Pramod. How are you? Do you remember me? I used to read in your class when you were here in Nepal. “After 2 days she replied and fixed a day to chat. I was dying to chat with her and every single day I used to message her. Finally, Sunday came and we both met at chat. I started asking her what she was doing all these years. She patiently answered my queries. She said she was surprised that I had been so talkative. She added that she remembered me as a very shy and less talking boy. I blushed. Slowly, we started chatting once a week and later almost daily. We were now close enough. We used to tell each other about the whole day sometimes discussing some problems, sometime laughing and so on. One day, I told her that I was trying for visa to USA for further studies. She was happy and encouraged me to try. After I completed my 12, luckily, I got Visa but unfortunately, I was going Texas and she was in Connecticut. But she said that though we were in different cities, it was not too far as Nepal. So, no need to worry. I was happy.
On June 14th, 2009 I took off for USA. For almost 6 months it was hard for me to find friends and start living in rent. And my earning was also very poor. But slowly, everything settled. Aakriti helped me a lot and after a year I transferred to Connecticut for her. But she was unknown about my feelings. I never expressed. One fine day, I called her and we decided to meet over a coffee. That day, I was so excited and was hoping to express my feelings to her. So, I got best dressed and brought a bunch of flower for her. I reached the café first and waited for her. After a while she came, My God how beautiful she has been. I have seen her in face book. Her pictures are awesome but she is so different from her pictures. She is even more beautiful than the pictures. Oh, God I was speechless. She came forward hugged me, Never hoped for that. The whole day we chatted along about remembering the days of our school, the long night chats on Face book and she went on and on. I quietly listened to her. It was too good too be true. Finally, It was time to go home. Her mother called her showing her concern.
With her permission, I walked her home. The whole time, I was waiting for chance to express why I was here. I had a bouquet of flowers that I brought for her in my hand, finally, we reached a bridge near her house so, I collected my courage and lean down on my knees and whispered, “I love you”. She seemed shock. She was speechless. It was some time when without uttering a word, she said she had to go and left. I cursed myself. But felt happy inside as it was all about what I came here for. I reached home and decided not to force her for anything. I will respect her decision. I tried to call her but thought that she needs some time for herself. After that, I called her continuously but she did not answer my phone. After a week she called me and said that she wanted to meet me. I said “Yes”. Later that evening we meet. I was very nervous but she was cool. She said she can’t believe what had happened. She said she never thought that I would approach her like that. She said I was different and she was very upset. Hearing her say all this, I was feeling sorry for what I did. Because of my stupid fault, we will now be no longer friends.
Finally I stood up from my chair, and said her everything. Why I came her? How I used to love her and like her from the very beginning? How once she terribly got injured after falling from swing and I was crying? And said, “I am sorry if I have broken your heart and trust but it’s true that I love you, I have always loved you from the beginning. But if you don’t love me then its ok, I would never force you for anything. I came here for you.” Hearing me say that she burst on laughter. I was shocked. She said she loved me too but never thought I would react like that. All these days she was thinking of me. She said it was Ok. Finally, I was relieved and yes, we are a couple today. While I am writing this, Aakriti is on her way to my house. We have a celebration. My house is filled with my friends and my birthday girl is on her way. I am more than happy. *door bell rings* Oh, looks like she is here. * stands up closes the note book and heads towards the door bell*