First of all, I had food as soon as reached home because I was starving like hell and then I spent some time with mom and dad. Then finally I lay down on my bed in the duvet after turning on the AC.
Coaching Center remain closed on Saturday and Sunday, and today is Saturday and I’ll take rest. Tomorrow, I’ll go to watch movie with Anu, then I’ll visit to parler for waxing and threading, and at night, I’ll spend time with mom and dad. I give myself full time in these two days. Saturday and Sunday are my favourite, no work and no stress.
But that monster professor has spoiled my whole Saturday. I really don’t know, what happened to him suddenly in the library. His behaviour was completely strange. Oh god, Why I’m even thinking about him?
“Hello.” My phone rang up and I answered the call without even seeing the name.
“Hi, Princess.”I instantly calmed down and my lips curled into a cheerful smile mechanically as I heard the pleasant voice of Mr. Stranger.
“Oh hello, Mr. Stranger.” I replied back, smiling.
“So how was your day?” He asked, sounding excited to know about my day.
“Mr. Stranger, professor Manik is not my crush anymore. He’s completely crazy, really.” I told him disappointedly because I wasn’t accepting this kind of behaviour from professor Manik.
He chuckled. “And why so?”
“You know, today I got stuck in the library with him. I was so happy but then I don’t know, what happened to professor Manik. He suddenly became crazy. You know, what he did? He broke the glass window with the chair. I tried to stop him a lot but he didn’t listen to me. He’s a weird person.” I told everything to him and he listened to me patiently.
“That’s really strange.” He answered back after few minutes of silence.
“Maybe he has Nyctophobia or claustrophobia.”
“No, no, he behaved so strange. I didn’t feel like he is claustrophobic. Okay, now leave this topic. I don’t want to talk about him.”
I really don’t want to talk about that weird professor.
“Okay. So what are you doing?” He asked to change the topic.
“Lying in the blanket on my bed. What about you, what you’re doing?” I asked.
“I was thinking about you. You’re really so sweet, Nandini. You’re an amazing person. I’m glad that you accepted my friendship proposal.” I smiled broadly.
“Don’t you think, you praise me too much?” I chuckled.
“Not at all. You’re a precious person. No matter how much I praise you, it will be less. You’re really a great person.”
Really, am I so great?
“Are you trying to impress me, Mr. Stranger?” I doubted him.
He chuckled. “I’m just saying the truth and Why will I try to impress you?” He asked.
“To win my heart. I mean to make me your girlfriend.” I said directly because I want to clear my doubt.
He laughed. “I just want you as my friend, Nandini. Not more than that, never.” I don’t know why, I felt hurt deep inside after knowing this.
“Why?” I asked instantly.
“Are you planning to make me your boyfriend?” He asked.
“No, no, I’m just asking.” I answered him back instantly.
Why will I want to make a stranger my boyfriend? I can never think about this.
He laughed. “I was just kidding. I can’t make you my girlfriend, even if I want.” Suddenly his tone became serious.
“Why? I want to know.” I really want to know.
“My life is complicated. Just leave it, I’m happy to make you my friend for now.”
“Will you never meet me?” I asked out of curiosity.
“Maybe, I’ll meet you or maybe not. I can’t say anything for now.” He’s sounding confused. He’s a confused soul like I was before.
I talked to him for an hour. I always feel good after talking to him, I don’t know why. I want to talk to him more and more, I don’t know why. What is happening to me?
After taking a nap. I called Anu to discuss about our tomorrow’s plan. We talked for fifteen minutes, then I went to cook dinner after meeting mom and dad.
I’m cooking yellow dal with rice. Dad’s favourite. It’s a surprise for him.
I took one spoon of dal from the cooker. I blew before taking the spoon inside my mouth because the dal is hot. “You cook amazing, Nandu.” I praised myself after tasting the dal to check the salt.
I called dad after arranging the dinner on the dining table. Dad walked out of the room, holding mom’s hand firmly. I smiled at them. I pulled out the chair and dad made mom sit down. He settled down beside her and sat in front of them. Mom is silent like always and she’s staring straight like a lifeless soul. I’m strong but I always become emotional after seeing mom’s condition. It hurts me, a lot.
“Wow, Dal chawal, my favourite.” Dad squealed with happiness after removing the lid of the bowl. I smiled at him blissfully. I can do anything for his happiness.
He closed his eyes and inhaled the smell of dal. “It smells so good. I just can’t wait to eat.” He’s like a small kid.
I chuckled. “Then eat. What are you waiting for?”
He excitedly put it in the plate. I’m just smiling at him, seeing him happy.
“Anju, our daughter is a great chef, right?” He fed mom and asked from her. My mom name is Anjali but dad calls her Anju with love. They’re so adorable.
After taking the dinner, I came back to my room. I lay down on the bed and started listening to music after wearing my AirPods. After listening to music for half an hour, I thought to message Mr. Stranger.
Nandini : Hey..
Mr. Stranger : Hello, Princess.
He replied me instantly like always.
Nandini : What are you doing?
Mr. Stranger : I’m in the balcony and staring the sky full of stars. I love this view. It is beautiful.
Nandini : So you like stars?
I asked excitedly because I love them.
Mr. Stranger : They were my only friends before you. I talk to them. I share everything with them.
He always sounds so lonely to me and it hurts deep inside, I don’t know why.
Nandini : Now, you can share anything with me too.
Mr. Stranger : I know and I’m glad. You’re the brightest star of my life, Nandini.
I smiled after reading his message.
Nandini : So tell me something about your complicated life.
He’ve been typing from five minutes. What he will be typing? I wondered.
Is he going to tell me about his complicated life?
Mr. Stranger : It doesn’t matter now because somebody is there with me now, with whom I can share everything, my pain, my sorrows, my happiness, and that person is you, Nandini. From day, you’ve started talking to me, nothing bothers me anymore. Really, I’m not lying. I’m happy from inside. My heart is happy and my soul is happy. I don’t feel lonely anymore. I don’t feel depressed anymore. You’ve really changed me so fast. I’m myself shocked. You’re like an angel for me. Thank you so much.
I felt something in my heart after reading his message. I can’t explain. It is the feeling of joy. No, no, more than that. I’ve overcome somebody’s loneliness. I’m overwhelmed by a feeling of utter contentment.
Nandini : I’m glad to know this.
He sent the smiley emoji.
Mr. Stranger : Tell me about your life.
Nandini : I’m happy with my life. I’ve everything.
Mr. Stranger : That’s amazing.
We talked till late night. We shared so many things. Today I’ve seen a different side of him. He’s quite funny and flirty. He was sounding happy, today. I like talking to him. I feel like there is a strong connection in between us. He’s completely a unknown person to me but still It doesn’t feel like this. I feel like I know him from ages.
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