Continued from here...
After one year...
I was in the middle of the meeting in the conference hall, looking around the faces of the new recruits who were listening with all their ears and eyes open. I saw myself in their position couple of years back when I attended my first meeting. It was Friday afternoon and I haven't planned anything for the weekend yet. I browsed for the movies which were releasing today, and I see all no good kind flicks. Now that movie plan is flushed I could just think of my cosy sofa where I could just slip into sleep in no time.
It was twelve in the night and my mobile was buzzing restlessly. I saw an anonymous number in the caller ID of my mobile...
"Many many happy returns of the day idiot...",
"Sameera, wow, that was a surprise and thanks for the wishes...", I said.
"And, so, I wouldn't ask how are you because you sound to be be fine...", sameera said in lower tone.
"Hmmm, can we talk about this later and how are you guys? I guess I missed many things in this one year...", I said in a guilty tone.
"Well, all are fine and healthy and don't worry you didn't miss many things as everyone have become busy with their own jobs, now that we all are not in one team after you left to b'lore..."
"oh ok, and... 'sup for the weekend?", I asked trying to change the topic.
"ahh... well, I'm coming to b'lore to meet a client over there and will have to come back to Hyderabad next day morning..."
"Oh, that's a breezy trip... and will you be having time to meet me?" I asked.
"Oh shut up! you idiot, I thought you have changed but you proved me wrong and yes sir! I have time for you!... (pause for few secs)... Avi, sorry yaar, I was so rude on you, sorryyy... "
"That's alright I understand... so, tell me your schedule tomorrow, so that I can figure out where to go ... and teri flight ka time kya hai I'll come for the pick-up..."
"Haan, 9 AM and meeting is scheduled at 11:30, probably up to 1..."
"so, you are free after 1 ..."
"I can't say, we might wrap up early also... anyways call karlunginaa... aur missed you so much dumbo..."
"yea... me too, three, four, five and a zillion..." I said with a smile on my face.
"Hahaha... tu sudrega nahi... acha chal main rakhthi hunn, have to finish something, I can't wait to see you tomorrow and good night and many happy returns of the day once again...."
"Thank you , thank you, ok then cya tomorrow... bye , good night."
After that call, I felt like some kind of happiness creep into me, a feeling that I was searching for one whole year.
I reached the airport at 8:55 and waited for Sameera at the arrivals lobby. Last night Lucky, Raj , Uma, and Rachana called one by one to wish me and I was wondering since last night how did I survive this one year without seeing them for once.
I was trying to call Sameera to tell her where I was, I saw a lady waving at me from distance. I couldn't recognise her. As the distance reduced I saw a familiar face, she was Sameera, she has changed so much that I could hardly recognise her, her new hairdo, her dressing style, I mean literally everything looked new in her.
She came close and we hugged, tears rolled down our eyes. I drew back and wiped her tears, we walked out of the airport. We drove to a restaurant for breakfast and then I took her to the office where she had the meeting. I said I would wait for her in the lobby for her till she finishes her meeting. After she went in I slipped into the sofa and started rewinding back thinking what happened in the last one hour.
I feel I'm in love with Sameera...
... to be continued