Missed Opportunity – Part 2

Note: If you’d like, listen to Ed Sheeran‘s cover of “Make it Rain” while reading. You’ll get a different feel of the story. 

Pia and Karan were both slightly flushed from the hug.

Feet shuffling, eyes down, Pia stood in place for a few seconds.

Meanwhile, Karan stood with his hands in his pocket and a tiny grin spread across his face.

Realising they were still standing in the hallway, Pia said, “Hey! Why are we standing in the hall? Come in!” and walked ahead. Quietly, he followed her in. They walked past the living room into her tiny bedroom.

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Missed Opportunity – Part 1

*Beep* *Beep* *Beep*

The alarm started to ring loudly, just as the clock struck 10.

Sleepy and cranky, Pia pulled her phone out from beneath her pillow and hit snooze. With a satisfied smile, she returned the phone to its hiding spot and snuggled into her pillow.

30 minutes later the alarm buzzed again.

Pia slid her hand underneath her pillow, groping for her phone. Seconds later, her hand brushed the hard, outer cover of her phone and she pulled it out in a flash. In an automatic gesture, she hit snooze yet again.

This time though, she peeked at the time.

“10:30 am”

Her screen displayed brightly.

Groaning loudly, Pia thought, “Shit. He’ll be here in 90 minutes. Get up! Get up! Get up!”

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​Love On My Mind

“Omnia vincit amor; Et nos cedamus amori – This Latin saying is among my favourite phrases. What does it mean? It roughly translates to, ‘Love conquers all; Let us too, yield to love.’

Love is that magical, mystical, warm, fuzzy feeling that many of us have experienced at least once in our lives. In fact, we are surrounded by love on a daily basis. From movies to books, quotes to poetry, photographs to letters, love overflows amidst us. 

I for one am a complete romantic. I love romantic movies; cue ‘A Walk To Remember’, ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’, ‘OK Kanmani’ and ‘Thattatin Marayathu.’ I swoon over those magical first kisses. I day dream about those perfect movie proposals. I even waltz alone to the soundtracks from these movies. 

In short, I’m a big fan of romance, even though I have none in my life.

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