Finally the day came and she arrived around 10pm on a Saturday night, let me tell something about her. Swapna is a bit short around 5feet 10inch, medium built and very fair. She was wearing a nice t shirt and a jean when she arrived. Since we are meeting after a long time, I went closer and gave her a hug, she responded by a hug too. She looked bit tired from her 22 hour journey, so asked her if she wanted to eat outside or get some take away. She suggested take away. We were talking on the way home and once we reached she refreshed herself and had some dinner. While dinner we sat together and we’re talking about childhood, almost spent couple of hours. We both felt very good after the conversation and I asked her to sleep as she looked tired and arranged bed in the guest room.
On Sunday I woke up around 9am and went to see how Swapna was doing, she was still in deep sleep. She only got up around 12pm. After she woke up it was usual and we spent some time talking. Finally it was 8pm and I asked her if she wants to have some wine, she said yes. So I poured wine in both our glass and started to drink. I poured the 3rd in about an hour time and now both we’re getting bit tipsy, slowly our conversation went about my marriage
S- so when are you going to get married, you are wasting your time
R- I want to, probably next year.
S- You had a girlfriend, what happened there
R- yes and now gone our separate ways, it’s been a year now
S- what happened between u both?
R- it’s a long story, maybe for another day.
R- enough of me, tell me about you, how have u been doing?
S- She paused for a while and said after uncle passed, it was not the same.
But since I had great family members, it was much better. They supported me and without them it would have been difficult. Saw tears coming down her eyes
R- I said sorry, it was a big loss for everyone. Can’t imagine what you have been through.slowly I wiped her tears and bought her head towards my left shoulder and consolidated her.
I told Swapna forget all that has happened and enjoy your time here, I will always be there for you.
S- Thanks for asking me to come here, I really needed some change.
R- You don’t have to ask permission to come here anymore
S- lashingly. Once you get married , it will not be the same, you will forget all of us and listen to only your wife
R- no I will not, I will only marry someone who respects me and my family, someone like you
S- me”. Why like me
R- you have always been a good friend to me and you are always liked by everyone in our family. By now we were done with our 4th glass. Said lets have dinner and have 1 more last drink.
S- I like to have 1 more, I am really enjoying today with wine and your company.