After being in communication through emails and phones for more than a month, we met each other during the boy-comes-to-see-girl-with-family function. I was so damn nervous even though I had been talking with this guy regularly. When I went to meet him and the accompanying guests in the hall, my heart beats were so fast I was sure it would show in my face. I took my seat and looked around for the first time seeing who all had come to see me.
Peripherally, I saw him. I mean I did not meet his eyes 😛
The talks started along with the snacks and juices. The families exchanged histories and origins 😀
Suddenly this guy announces – “I want to talk to the girl alone”
After the initial hesitancy(which lasted like 1.99 sec), we talked face-to-face for the first time. Well, actually I did the talking and he was listening 😛
During that 5 minutes itself, he received 3 texts from his cousins asking how was the ‘meeting’ going on. Giving that happydent smile which always manages to blow me away till date, he was multitasking between replying the messages and listening to me.
The high point of the meeting was not us coming face-to-face.
While he left the home, he almost reached the gate. He turned around, not finding me at the door, he asked my mom to call me. On seeing me come out, he gave his brilliant smile, lifted his hand and half-waved saying ‘bye’. That was my high point 😛
After the first call, there was a lull. No communication from him. Neither did I write or call back. In the mean time, both the set of parents agreed to let the boy see the girl. The typical boy-comes-to-home-to-see-the-girl-with-family scenario was playing in my mind. Not knowing anything about the guy while I meet him was definitely uninteresting. Since papa had given me his profile, I had his email ID as well as his mobile number. But the first call was pretty awkward, not knowing what to say we both had almost hung up.
So I wrote him an email. Introduced myself and said this is my email ID. Yes, I send him an email only to mention my email ID 😀
Then the next day his reply comes.
And so we communicated through emails for the next month or so.
We came to know about each other quite a lot during that period. Likes, dislikes, future plans..etc..etc
I tried to find his qualities and nature through the words he wrote to me. I was actually expecting a call from him before we met face-to-face. He never even hinted that he wanted to talk to me. Just to see his reaction, I asked him in one of the emails – “Ever thought of calling me sometime?”
Ever the smart cookie, he said he did not know the correct time when I would be free to answer his call(Later I came to know that he was damn nervous in making the call :P).
But once the calls started, it has not stopped till date. I can say since that day, I have been hearing his voice every single day. Even if there is nothing to be told, discussed or asked, I simply call him to hear that smooth and silky voice.
I got an email from Zack after I finished a call with him. I was missing him and had written to him about it some time ago. Since he did not reply, I called him.
His reply to my email:
It was nice talking to you, loved to hear your voice as well.
As if he is writing back to a person after the first meeting 😀