February 4, 2013

Me and My Darling - 8

Click here to read from Part 1 to 7.

I felt bad for a long time for going almost near to my darling's place and not being able to meet her. However, I was happy that I knew where she is living, what she is doing and could talk to her whenever I want.

We both got busy talking on the phones for hours together like a newly engaged couple. Since there was a difference in the time zones and she was working, we could say we excused the telephone for a while.

After a few months, one day I got a sudden call from her saying, we are moving from Detroit. My face had all kinds of mixed feelings..Move?? Where?? California?? Hmm..Didn't I know that US had 49 other states than California?  She goes, no dear. We are moving to Seattle. Seattle??? You are moving to Seattle? Didn't you know that it is called a suicide state? The weather is too depressing over there. The decision has already been made and they moved to Seattle.

Whatever. We were again happy that we both were in the same time zone and could talk anytime of the day. If things don't happen as you want, better be happy with what has happened. :-)

After the Seattle move, our talks were limitless. All the roll over cell phone minutes that had been piling up for years melted like a snow mountain.

Due to my work, we too moved from the Bay area to the most beautiful city of Folsom. Life was stressful with the move in the middle of the school year, work, hubby changing his job. Due to some reason, I was going through an emotional turbulence in my life. Luckily, this time my darling was there to listen to my woes 24/7. I am not sure how much it disturbed her; one fine day in January, she said she is coming to stay with me for 10 days. I couldn't believe my ears. Ten days? Are you kidding? Then I realized that she could work from home and the place doesn't matter. So, she could work from my home too. I was literally counting each day, minute for her arrival.

We went to the Sacramento airport to pick her up. We were waiting for her. Is she coming? No. Is she coming yet? No. I looked at the arrival gate innumerable times. My feet were not on the ground. Is this all true? Is she really coming? I was wondering if it wasn't a dream. I am seeing her after how long? I couldn't even count at that moment. How much did she change in all these years? How did that thin stick like figure look now? While it was impossible to control my anxiety, there she comes. I spot an Indian in Blue Jeans and red sweater. That same close up smile :-). She has changed quite a bit. There I see that spark in her eyes on seeing me. That's my darling. Now, I wanted to run in slow motion like they show in our movies. Do you think I could have waited that long? I jumped to hug her forgetting the world around us.

The first word she spoke, "darling, you didn't change a bit. You look exactly like I saw you the last time". I replied saying she changed a lot. We started our clatter chatter along with the gush of winds and the downpour that she brought along with her from Seattle.

We reached home and darling had dinner with the yummy chicken fry I made and there was no stop to the flow of chatter. Poor S. He got tired of listening to our (s)tones and retired to bed.

Those ten days were the best of our lives. Her husband joined us after a week and both of them left to Seattle within a couple of days. Below is a glimpse of clicks of our re-union.




P.S: Thank you all for waiting so eagerly and patiently to read this part. Will be concluding in the next part for sure.  :-) Btw, it is two years for this weekend that she has come to see me.

32 comments:

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    1. Thank you so much, Roshni. That's a very personal picture :P somehow, dared to put it on the blog :)

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  2. Long live your friendship :D pls post the last part soon :D

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    1. Thank you Ramya for your wonderful wishes. Will surely do. Life got unexpectedly busy all of a sudden :(

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  3. Wow that is so sweet! I can imagine your happiness and excitement. And I love the pics. So finally both of you are within reach and can stay that way forever. God bless!

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    1. Hehe...you can see in our smiles..haa? Yep!! For now, we are at a distance of couple of hours by flight. She is planning on relocating from there...just hoping it would be somewhere near :) Thank you for the blessing, dear :)

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  4. Superb!! At last you met and in what a way!! :)

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    1. :) Yes, Shilpa. We did burn the midnight oil for a week :)

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  5. Wow..Nice to see you Latha garu..:-)Lovely post..:-)

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    1. Nenu evaro iddarilo ela chebutaru? Thank you, Nagini..btw, garu anoddu plss.. :)

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  6. It is great to know that you guys finally met and had a great time! The pics are very nice. :)

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    1. Thank you, Amit. Btw, me in purple shirt..hehe :)

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  7. I can imagine your excitement in meeting her, and it is also well expressed here. You both look very good and happy in each other's company. And now she has come again to meet you, that is great. Meeting friends is surely a unique thing, and I am very happy for you.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Rama. It is the wishes and blessing of my friends and readers like you that made us complete the story successfully. I'm indebted :)

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  8. Finally I see your darling's pic!!! Love it...girlfriends are always super special!

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    1. Aren't they? We wept on the pillows into the darkness of the night and unburdened the troubled souls..It was indeed special :) Thank you Bhavs.

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  9. Yours is a close up smile too. Lovely post and may u both keep smiling always

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    1. hehehe...Thanks a lottt Bhagya. We both smile (rather laugh) for no reason. We can look at each other and burst into fits of laughter.

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  10. You both look so comfortable with each other--it is easy to gauge the depth of your affections.It is a blessing to have such a friend-great series!

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    1. Your comment just makes me smile again and again. I feel all the efforts I put in finding her didn't go in vain after all. :) Thank you, Indu.

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  11. The pictures say it all. More power to girlie bonding.

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    1. Heheh...half the things we wear also is each other's. Jackets, hair clips..:) Thank you, Alka.

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  12. Lovely writing Lathaand that picture was well worth the wait:)

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    1. Every comment makes me smile again and again :) thank you Rahul sir.

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  13. Such a cute pic of both of you... and you are looking really nice :)

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  14. You do seem to love your darling more than anything :-), Been following the entire series, You guys are lucky to have friends like each other. Nice pics :-)

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    1. Sure, I do, Ashwini :)Thank you for the comment and also for following the series so patiently. :)

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  15. Generally time and distance erodes friendship.To retain it with same intensity is rare and admirable.
    It has been a heart warming serial.

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    1. Hahaha...shall we send the script to Radaan? :)Thank you KP sir, for following from the beginning and for the sweet comment :)

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  16. How sweet the reunion must have been!! It all shows on the expressions of both friends!! May your friendship be ever lasting. God bless you both.

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    1. It was the most memorable day. Thanks a lot for your blessings, Usha ji.

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