I saw a different gleam in his eyes. My sixth sense was telling me that something else was coming. This vague statement that he wanted us to be together was just not enough. It was something else also.
I gave a curt nod for him to continue the conversation. And as expected it came;
“You are a very nice girl, who would always keep me and my family happy.” Oh God, where was he taking the conversation, I started shaking my head. “No, I am telling the truth, any guy would be lucky to have you as his wife.”
“What?” I literally shouted, I was completely confused. I was thinking, if I was so good, then why I didn’t fit in Vikas’s life.
“Do not get me wrong, I have always admired you, and I am sure, this is why I am telling you this.”
And it all unfolded slowly and slowly in his words. That day during birthday celebration he was looking at me because in the first look he liked me. I suddenly remembered the impression he had on that day but I shook the thought quickly. Then he started liking me more and more with each of our coffee breaks together. Often, we used to go to walks after lunch and during that time I used to seek his advice on numerous things. I used to treat him not like a friend but as guide. I was starting to respect him for his experience and the way he shared it with me. I always thought him to be a serious guy who meant no nonsense and no humour. But I could never believe that he could actually have a crush on me. And on the top of that he could be all sweet and soft with me. This was a different person altogether. This was the Kunal that I never knew. With each sentence that he said, he was converting my dislike of his brand conscious air to something humane. I was starting to like this person more and more with each passing moment. I still couldn’t believe when he finally said,
“You would fit very well as my wife. You are the most appropriate person I can think of, who could be a part of my family. What do you think Kim?”
I came back from my own thoughts in a jerk and my sudden reaction was,
“What, Kunal I am sorry, I am already engaged, I told you this.”
“No you are not. Remember, you told me that you guys already broke up”.