Abhay is a very dear friend [name changed]. The story is inspired by his real life experiences and is being published in parts with his permission of-course. Names have been changed to hide identities.
It was a Sunday afternoon when Abhay looked at his whatsapp list, chose Naina and blocked her. It was a bold, painful but necessary. His thoughts wandered to what had happened just the last weekend...
Abhay had returned to India to attend a friend's wedding. He landed at Delhi. He had a couple of days to meet friends at Delhi, which he did. He then had to catch a flight to Bangalore for which he started about 2 hours before the flight. Somehow that day, there was too much traffic, and he missed the flight.He was determined to reach Bangalore before Wedding. He promised himself, "Even if I have to sit on the top of the airplane to get to the Wedding, I will". He knew that was physically impossible, but such was his determination.
While in cab, he had realized, he won't make in time, so he immediately booked a 01:00 AM flight. He reached the airport 15 minutes after the flight had departed. And he did reach Bangalore at 4 AM. He checked-in at the hotel at 6:00 AM and went to sleep. It was 9:00 AM when the alarms woke him up. He got fresh and called up Naina. She had promised to come and the plan was to go the Wedding Together. Abhay really didn't expect Naina to come, but she did!
Abhay and Naina had become very good friends in the last 6 months. They had been friends for about 2 years, but rarely met as Abhay had settled in the USA. About 6 months ago, Abhay had expressed his feelings for Naina.
When Naina came to the Hotel, Abhay was overjoyed. He asked permission to hug her and then kissed her... on the forehead.