We bid each other a good bye and took our cabs back home. I had put-on my earphones and was staring through the glass. Suddenly, the city with it’s night lights looked awesome. Every person passing by looked happy. I even loved the traffic that day. As soon as I reached, I texted her:
Me: “Reached safe?”
Her: “Hi..yes ..thank you ..you too must have reached by now ?”
Got an immediate reply. God! You don’t know how good it feels like.
Me: “Yup reached… Had a great Sunday evening 🙂”
Her: “I too.. feeling light now 🙂”
Me: “Hope it helped ur decision making 🙂”
Her: “Yes..got inputs to feed to my decision making program 😉”
That was too software-ist, although both are Software developers. She is ‘C’ and I’m ‘Java’
Me: “Haha… I guess embedded C programs r complex than Java ones 😉”
Her: “Haha you are not wrong 😁, getting late good night 🙂”
Me: “Looking forward for our next meet. Good night 🙂”
And then I waited for a while, seeing her online, waiting for one last text. I really wanted to extend that conversation. She went offline. Huh!
I think I had an explosion inside and my happiness hormone must be oozing out. By this time, you must be guessing what I would do, when I cannot contain my emotions. Share them with my art. I pulled an all nighter, recorded and mixed this and sent it with a tag line:
“Now this one is actually to impress 😉”
It had her eyes as the cover picture for the song and sent this early in the morning. She was alarmed seeing it.
Her: “Hey! Why my eyes!?”
Me: “😀 Just like that. And don’t worry, I wouldn’t post it publicly, exclusively for you mam!”
Me: “You got such an awesome eyes! They helped me reduce my retakes while recording”
Her: “Haha! Thanks for the compliment 😊. I am getting ready for the office, will listen to your song and let you know your marks 😉”
Me: “😁 Ok have a good day!”
Her: “You too 🙂”
My days were no more routine, although they actually are routine but I was different and everything around looked different. Whenever I listen to some romantic music, it felt like those love fairies flying around my head. It was a long day and I was eagerly waiting for her message. Late in the evening, she pinged.
Her: “Your song has been ringing in my ears 🙂”
Me: “Thank you, such an honor 😀”
Her: “Loved it!”
Me: “How was your day?”
Her: “Pretty tiresome! Had to work late. What time do you usually sleep?”
Me: “I am a nocturnal, I love night time, so would like to spend as late as I can”
Her: “Oh! I am already feeling sleepy. I at-least need a sleep of 10 hours a day 😁”
Me: “haha! I sleep late and wake up late!”
Her: “Hmm..early to sleep.. early to rise 🙂”
Me: “Nocturnals r Brainies u knw 😎”
Her: “But they are not the only brainies 😉”
Me: “Ya I guess sleeping 10 hrs gives Brain with Beauty 😉”
Her: “Haha! Good one! bed time now..need to get some beauty sleep 😉. Good night 🙂”
Me: “Good night 😇”
Those were the days I felt like sleeping less and living more. I use to jump out of my bed early, and she was the first thought every morning. I use to open my eyes to her picture.
Me: “Good morning Cinderella 🌞”
Her: “Cinderella 😯”
Me: “Haha! She is a sleeping beauty”
Her: “Trying to flirt huh!”
Me: “Ayo no! excuse my rookie skills 😛”
Her: “hmm got up so early!”
Me: “Yup! Having my morning coffee. I have this fantasy to wake up before my wife and brew her a cup of coffee. Now that she is an early riser, I got to habituate that too! 😉😁”
Her: “Over-confidence! 😁”
Her: “So you drink coffee daily?”
Me: “Hmm! Ya I’m a Java developer, they say coffee is good for code 😉”
Her: “No no! Caffeine is not so good…it makes your bones brittle in long run ..as it doesn’t allow your body to absorb vitamin D”
Doctor mode on!!
Me: “Oh! Really!”
Her: “It’s like a drug which instantly activates your brain nerves and when they become Normal, it actually strains it”
Me: “Oh! is it! Ya, it is a drug for sure. But if you want me to quit, I will do it right away! 🙂”
Her: “😁 You’ll make any promise at this stage”
Me: “I shall stand by it as well! Bye bye coffee.”
I just took one more sip and poured the rest of my cup in sink.
And hence proved, a lot can happen over a cup of Coffee! Although, for many days it felt like the coffee machine was calling me like those Conjuring dolls in horror films.
To be Continued…The Uphill (The Arranged Love — Part 5)
Originally published at munnuwedsgopal.happyforever.com on February 14, 2018.