An early marriage had turned me in to a disappointed and dejected person. A kind of callous mentality slowly developed in me. But I won’t blame Sunanda, my wife for it. She was a sweet person, from anybody`s point of view. But not mine. !! My mind was still meandering on Saakshi .Our get togetherness, her modern outlook, behavior sweetness and above all her splendid looks. `Wow what a delectable beauty! I couldn`t get over that experience. I was so madly in love with her.
But something snapped somewhere .I still couldn’t understand what went wrong between us .Why it all ended so abruptly? Or did it end at all. Now sitting in this lonely large house, I ruminated all those past wonderful happenings in my mind.
Saakshi was my junior at the College in Bengaluru. I was doing my final year post graduation there. Saakshi was a sophomore there. I met her accidently, when she was at her wit`s end with some mocking seniors. Her vulnerability made me run to her rescue.
“Ankith, you keep away from this. “Some showoff shouted at me. I lost my temper then “warning me? How dare you”. I over reacted and my friends came to my rescue. We were a popular` Gang of Five`. We were also known as “Famous Five` `in connection with the famous author Enid Blyton `s novel on famous five.
Saakshi`s tormentors dispersed off with another round of warning. I warded it off and walked towards Saakshi and she introduced herself. “I am Saakshi, from Delhi. Just joined here today. I am so grateful towards you for saving me. May I know your name please?” Time stood still for me as I searched her lovely looks. Seemed God had really taken special care and attention while creating her. Because she was simply perfect. Her mellifluous voice penetrated my inner being. A sensational situation.I didn’t hear her asking me my name.
My friend Vivek, who was watching me intensely sensed the delicacy of the situation and nudged me out of my day dreaming. “I am Ankith, the post graduate student here. ‘’I finished saying. “OH! Thank you so much Ankith. It was really great of you to have come to my rescue. ’’She sounded so sexy and mesmerizing. A mutual affection culminated at the very same moment between us……………
We made it a point to meet and talk, almost every day. And we had so much to talk too. My hostel was quite near to where Saakshi stayed with her paternal cousin sister.
Days and months turned to moments and fulfilment in no time. Yes we were madly in love with each other. Vivek and Ashraf, my two best friends often made fun of my drastic change in nature. Because I was always a fastidious person. Or at least that was what my friends thought. But on seeing me and my attitude, they themselves changed their opinion about me.
Day dreaming, meeting and heavy petting at parks and telephonic chats took away a major chunk of my time. But being an intelligent student, my studies never got meddled with my private life.