They had been in a long distance relationship for three years. "Hi, what's up?" "I miss you. When are we meeting? Come over on Valentine's?" "No baby, Valentine's won't happen, but I'll try to come over next month." They met in college and fell in love, thanks to the conversations they had over tea and instant noodles. Back then, they always managed to find time for each other. But their jobs threw them in two different parts of India.
She got placed in an IT company in Delhi.
He got placed in a start-up in Bengaluru.
It's not like they never met. Despite everything, they managed to meet once in a while. Sometimes, she visited Bengaluru to spend a weekend with him. At other times, he visited Delhi & spent the weekend with her at a hotel.
Valentine's Day arrived. Alone in the city, she decided to kill time in the nearby market.
She wandered about, her mind set on shopping but her heart asking her some tough questions.
Was she really happy being far away from her home and from him? Was the job and the money worth it?
She looked around and saw couples holding hands everywhere. They were doing everything that she wanted to do.
Yes, they were meeting every few months, but not always when they wanted to. Their career had started taking a toll on their relationship.
And just then, her phone rang. It was him. "Hello," she said with a heavy voice. "Hi love, why do you sound so sad?" he asked. "It's nothing. I just..miss you." "I miss you too, but we'll be meeting soon, no?" "Yes, but sometimes, 'soon' isn't enough. I wish we could meet sooner," she said as her voice broke off. "I'm really sorry, love. Tell me where you're now." "I just came to GK-1 Market," she replied. "Why don't you do one thing. Book a cab & reach OYO in Safdarjung Enclave?" he said. "What? But why?" she asked, unsure. "Because only they allow unmarried couples to check-in?" he replied cheekily. "I know, but..." she tried to reply. "Ha ha.. I've booked a room there. I've just landed in Delhi & will be there in an hour. See you!" "Wait, what?" "Happy Valentine's Day. I love you." "I love you, more. Stupid." #OYO #ValentinesDay #RelationshipMode #CoupleStays - 2 years ago