first day with my Love- by NaliniRungta
I still remember the first day when Ajay proposed. How can I forget the day, when he took me out for having some grub and coffee together, and silly for myself, I thought it was a mere coincidence. It was raining in cats and dogs, when suddenly I decided to leave the office a little early. Just as I was packing, Ajay (he was just a next door Chartered accountant and a good colleague), approached me. I still remember that naughty smile on his lips. He said, ‘Madam, are you in a hurry?’ I took some time in answering, as I did not know what to speak. I said, yes, it’s raining and maybe I need to go out a little early. Ajay said cordially, ‘I can drop you as I have the car today. I did not want to take undue favors but then again at a second thought I nodded, thinking that I might not get a cab on a rainy day.
We left the office together.
I still recollect, that while driving we were chatting with each other. In fact, the day was wet, and there was a heavy traffic. We both were sharing our dreams, our career, our ambitions and what not. This was not that I was talking to Ajay for the first time, but, somehow I felt he was very open minded. I knew him for the last two years. Suddenly, he stopped the car, at the roadside. As a matter of fact, the car screeched to stop itself, and before I could react, Ajay said that it was a technical issue. I froze inside. As it is, it was raining, and I was quite faraway from my residence. Utterly confused, I asked, ‘What shall we do? ‘Ajay smiled naughtily, and said- ‘Nothing Mam, let’s have a bite and by half an hour I’ll take care of the car engine,and will make it going.’
As we were near a CCD (Café Coffee Day) outlet, we made our way inside. As it is, the shop was crowded. We sat at a corner table. We ordered for two sandwiches and two cups of coffee.To recall on the facts, while talking to each other, I was a little uncomfortable. Ajay suddenly, brought out a small packet, and asked me, to give my hand. I was taken aback. Before, I could say anything, he had put in the cute piece of diamond engagement ring on my ring finger. Trust me, I did not understand, what was going on.
Could you imagine, that Ajay, my husband proposed with his head bowed down and asking for my hand.
I had always, wanted to marry a doctor. But, suddenly I realized something called true love! Ajay had always been more than a colleague. He cared for me, he spoke to me with compassion. But then again, I never knew that he really loved me so deeply.
We still cherish the first day of love, whenever we sit together to share a cup of coffee. The bright diamond on my right hand ring finger remains a witness, towards the lifelong bondage that we even share today.