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Friends forever. Lovers?

"I think I really like somebody," she yearned the other day, in a voice that was strangely innocent, but sulky.

"You, what?" he questioned in reply.

"I said, I LIKE somebody!" she said. "Is that so hard to understand?"

"Oh. Really?" he asked again, so simply.

"Look, don't mess with me," she warned, visibly irritated. "I am messed up enough already."

"You don't expect me to absorb something like this all at once, do you?" his now-irritated voice demanded. "And do you need a formal request now, to divulge more details on this?"

"Cool, don't yell at me! So I was saying..."

"That you like somebody," he interrupted again, or rather his impatience did.

"Precisely. Now if you could please shut your mouth for a while and let
me speak?" she gave him one deadly look. "Oooh...!" he mocked. The usual two.

"There are a few qualities that we all look or dream for, in our
special someone; don't we, Samarth?" he could notice a sweet smile light up her little face as she tried narrating her newly found feelings, all poetically. It was always a feeling so out-of-the-world for him, seeing her smile. But things were a little different right now.

"Oh hello, you've got to be quick! If you're going to swoon by the branches, dance around with the winds, sing romantic verses or do any of that ooh–lalala mellow girl-stuff, I am totally out!" With impatience at its peak, he went on, "As I'm curious, I admit."

"Alright alright," she continued, "I see all those qualities in him. I don't know him as a friend, nor is he one of those popular dogs all girls of a whole college will be after, but apparently, he is nice, as nice he ought to be, I guess. So I guess I like him."

"Aah, I knew it! I knew it that you wouldn't be able to escape my charm, like most other girls..." even as Sam pretended to smirk at the lame 'joke' he had cracked, he couldn't help looking deep in her eyes, as if hoping to read an answer his heart wanted to hear.

"Stop kidding Samarth! You've totally lost it these days," she

"Lost what?"

"Your sense of humor that once used to be kinda awesome", she yelled lightly.

"Well, at least you admitted that I'm a funny man. By the way, what qualities of 'The-Him' do you like?" he asked.

"Well, he is witty, to begin with. Very witty. He writes well, expresses well, emotes well. From what I've seen, he comes across as someone sensitive, yet honest. He is into music, big time. Plays amazing guitar too, hehe... and most importantly, he is strong at grammar! You know how important that is for me, don't you. Besides, even though he is no
Greek God when it comes to looks, but still, good enough to stay rooted. I won't talk of the intelligent, caring and all that stuff, 'coz I don't know him too well. So..."

All this while, Samarth, had been carefully listening to her, for though she didn't know, behind his amusement was a concern so intense, a grief so painful. He always thought he loved her, from the very core of his heart, every atom of his did. But never had he imagined he could possibly lose her. They were the best of friends, after all, closer than what two people not related by blood-connect, can be. So he had somewhere told himself, that they'd be the natural choice for each other, whenever it's time to take a stand, in future.

"So basically, I see in him the man I'd like to be with. The person I've always, not dreamed, but expected to be with!" she went on, not once caring to look at the moisture in his eyes.

"How close friends are you two? Strange I never sensed a thing. And I thought I was your best friend," the angst in Sam's voice was unavoidable this time, "And what's the problem then? If he is the 'one'?" he complained.

"Friends? Oh no! I just know him through a friend. You never sensed a thing because I never thought it could be anything more than just a crush. But then..."

"Then what?"

"I don't know WHY it hurts to know he has a girlfriend, a true couple they've been. Though perhaps, one of the reasons I began to like him was his immense love for his girl. Men who can really, whole-heartedly love one girl for such long a time, pretty rare, no?" she questioned, finally granting a look at his withered face. "Why the hell do you look so distressed, Sammy, been awake all night, huh? Checking out girls on Facebook or what?" she tried to tease him.

Do these girls really have no sense of humor, or is it just that they like hammering our wounds! She can like a random "him" who loves one girl, then why the hell can she not think the same about ME!
' Samarth thought to himself. "Shut up you mean Meenal. I snored off the whole night, so keep your imagination aside. Dumbo," he lied to her, not that she seemed to know or care about it. For he had really been awake all night, thinking about her, about their friendship and more. On Facebook, hers was the only profile he checked all the time. The day Facebook actually did something to let people know of who check their profiles and how often they do, it'd  get so easy to identify your admirers and crushes. Like this dumbo might just have known that way, what she means to me,' Samarth introspected on this pointless thought. 

"So, what next?", he asked her.

"What? Nothing! Are crushes meant to be taken seriously? It'll pass..." she replied, casually shrugging her shoulders.

"I wonder what and who is it that you girls take seriously", he remarked.



Some time passed and neither of them spoke a word. Samarth thought Meenal was lost in thoughts about her Mr.X and Meenal... actually was. Till Samarth decided to get back to normalcy by acting cool. 

"By the way, how did you get to know about him?" he asked her, though he didn't want to. Being Meenal's best-friend, Samarth thought she would expect some kind of interest in the matter, from his side. "Through Facebook," she replied.

Samarth's face showed interest once again. "What?" he asked with wide eyes. "
Arey, I said Facebook. He is pretty popular there, you see. Reema was a mutual friend. I've been thinking whether or not to send him a friend request. So confused," she explained very seriously, as if teaching rocket science.

he felt funny about the whole thing, really funny. Is this girl not as smart as I think she is? A Facebook crush! Hahaha! Samarth recalled Meenal say to him once, "You know, you are wiser and maturer than me." Her latest crush, to him, was testimony of the same. 

"How many times have I told you not to weigh virtual life as an equal to real life, idiot?" his face finally bore the liveliness it was best known for. "I know, but, how do I help it?" she asked with a helpless expression, "am I responsible for the way I feel?" Samarth was amazed at the way he was not affected by her use of the word "feelings" for this thing anymore. She is a kid he thought.

"No you are not. I just hope that you grow up soon enough and stop taking the internet so seriously. It is so easy to be who you are not, there. So while you sit here thinking of Mr.X as a very meek and sweet guy, he might be busy eve-teasing, or say, ogling at a hot girl right now. But anyway, you are learning, you will get back to real life soon enough, I know," he spoke at length, hoping she would understand but knowing that she would not. "I don't know," she replied. "It's okay," he concluded.

Once she gets over her imaginative crushes or fantasies, and gets back to the real world, she would stop escaping the fact that she and I are more than best-friends. Silly girl... was his last, pleasant thought. A thought of reassurance, driven by the fact that he knew her better than anyone else.
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Animesh Ganguly March 8, 2012 at 12:10 AM  

What a perfect portrayal of understanding and trust. The guy's side of the story is displayed a bit too perfectly.

Keep writing, you're awesome!

Sugandha March 8, 2012 at 12:11 PM  

Thanks a lot Animesh. I'm so glad that you liked the story so much.
I hope I keep writing, more and better. Thanks again. :)

alexandra June 14, 2012 at 7:58 PM  
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alexandra June 14, 2012 at 7:59 PM  

nice story!!! think it's a bit real for me... for 7 years now iam with someone very special.. he's my best friend my father and my brother the same time... we can talk for like hours.. we spend time doing things together... i always knew his girlfriends and he knew mine.. everything we do we do it together... but the last year things became more complex we both went to college in different cities like a day distance inbetween... but this didnt stopped us for being together and even more being a couple... this long distance thing its killing us... we know that we will continue our lives with separate partners but probably end up together... i just dont want to think about the day comes he will call me and say i met someone special... i know its selfish of me but its taught and unfair and we are just at the very begging another 5 years are yet to come... thanks alot for the opportunity to share my thoughts with you!!!! and im really sorry if i've overdone it!!!

Sugandha June 14, 2012 at 10:30 PM  

Welcome to my blog, Alexandra. I am so glad that my story motivated to share yours with me.While this was purely a work of fiction, it feels good to know that it is actually quite true for somebody. I just hope and wish you the very best in life. :)

Bhagawath December 28, 2012 at 11:42 PM  

Awesome.. It felt like I'm reading my story.. Forgotten memories came back..

Bhagawath December 28, 2012 at 11:43 PM  

Awesome.. It feels like somebody stole a piece of my life and wrote it down..

Sayan April 22, 2013 at 3:14 PM  

How do you understand the guys side so perfectly? Hmmm weird... :O

Anyway, there's this theory that's floating around inside my head: that males and females have different relationships with those of their sex. There's this book I heard about,

So, is the premise of this true? I'm exploring this with my girlfriend right now; but after reading your blog, I'd love to hear your perspective, if you have the time.



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