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“I love you, I really… I mean.. Really do” – I looked into Anushka’s dreamy eyes, and blurted out.
We had gone out to a restaurant. We were seated in front of each other in the 10th floor restaurant, looking down at the beautiful view.
“What? Are you nuts Ari… You are my BEST FRIEND… but I don’t see you that way. You know, I don’t want to get into love and all these things now.. I told you na… that we would be JUST FRIENDS.. Then, what is wrong with you?”
I felt like a knife had cut through me, shred me into pieces as I stood there listening to her. I did not want to live without her, anyway. What can I tell her now? Will we even stop being friends… I should not have done this, I should have kept my emotions in check.. Controlled myself.. Oh God! What now?
“I hate you, I don’t want to talk to you ever again…” Anushka said and walked away…
No.. No, don’t go away.. I will never do this again. I will be JUST FRIENDS… throughout my life. Don’t leave me…. Please…please Anushka!
I woke up, and sat in the bed… OH God.. Thankfully, it was a dream!! Correction – A nightmare!!
My head felt heavy, my heart ached – the thought of Anushka walking away… No.. No.. I cannot let that happen. Ever.
Sitting on the bed, that night, I had decided to do “The Right Thing”