I see she see
Can eyes talk this much?
It all started some 6 months back. This girl N joined my office. Those days my office cafeteria food was good, and I used to have lunch there along with my friends. One particular day I was standing in the line, waiting for this rumali roti. I heard 'Excuse Me' and turned back. There this girl N was standing, and she wanted to take an extra spoon.
She was fair, bit plump, and very cute. Expressive eyes! I had no clue to who she was. Thats it. I completely forgot about her.
One week later, I saw her in my floor. My GM was introducing her to some project manager. She got her workplace and it was some 3 to 4 cubicles away from mine. Everyday we used to cross each other. The ladies loo was to the right of my cubicle, and the gents loo to the left of hers :-)
One day it so happened that when I was going to the other side, she was coming towards my side. We (and ofcourse our eyes) crossed! It happened for 3 times that day. Call that timing!!
The 3rd time, I saw that she bit her lower lip to control her smile. Coool. She was also thinking the same as I was.
From then on, I used to have direct eye contacts with her. I never smiled, nor did take any initiative to talk to her. This is very unusual of me. If I find someone interesting somehow or other I get to talk to them. Or I create opportunities ;-)
I started hating days when there used to be no office. I didnt want to talk to her, nor do anything. Just look at her. Thats it! We had a common friend AK. It so happened that one by one, all of my lunch partners went abroad. I was left alone.
One day AK saw me having lunch alone, and she joined me. I was talking to AK and having my lunch. After sometime N joined us. AK introduced us to each other. And we just smiled.
From then on, we used to have lunch together. We sit in the 1st floor and the cafeteria is also in the 8th floor. AK used to sit in the 7th floor. So everyday during lunch, AK used to call me and call N as well. I used to get up from my place, go near the door. Looking at me, N will follow suit. Both of us will take the same lift and reach the 8th floor. Just exchange of a single smile. Nothing else. I think after the first few days, N understood that I wont talk to her and at same time wont stop looking at her.
This was an interesting situation for both of us. We both longed to look at each other and smile. Sometime in the middle I had taken a break and gone to mumbai for 10 days. AK told me that N asked her around 4 to 5 times, where I was and when I will be back.
And boy wasnt I glad, when I came back and saw her face.
I dont know whats going on! Everyday I keep thinking of her, after I reach home. I smile whenever I remember something. I take care of my appearance very well these days. And whenever I wear a new shirt, I cross her cubicle more often. And same with her. Her eyes will tell whether she liked it or nor :-)
Staying all alone, it really helps to have such a crush. For all known reasons, she might get married tomorrow. Or resign and go away. Whatsoever. It doesnt matter. I dont have any special feelings. Its just a crush. And this is one main reason why I dont plan to talk to her. What if she turns out to be a boring person with great looks. Or vice versa. The charm and thrill will go away. It will never be the same again!
P.S. This is an imaginative story. Just felt like scribbling something
Cut and Pasted by F e r r a r i at 6:59 AM