Until I Met You

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Chapter 1


I took a cab from the station to my college hostel which was about 2 km away from my college. After a one hour ride in traffic, I reached there.It was 6:00 in the evening. I paid the cab and reached the reception.

Me : Hello mam. I am Ananya. May I know my room number?

Receptionist : Hello Ananya. Your room number is 420 and here are your keys.

She handed me the room keys and so it is pretty much clear that my roommates have not arrived yet. The room number looks a bit funny though. I looked around the hostel. The corridors were empty, Only few girls have arrived because there is still one more day for the college to reopen. My room was in the third floor. I reached my room and opened it. The room had four cots which means there are still three more to arrive. Four closets and four study tables were there, the room was painted pink and was spacious enough. I liked it. I kept all my baggage under my table and jumped on to the bed. I called my mom and informed her that I reached the hostel and then plugged my ear phones. I did not know when I dozed off, when I got up it was early morning 6:00. I have never been alone. My family is a joint family and so I was never left alone. The biggest problem of being alone is that I am afraid of the dark but I love being in my own company. I took a shower and opened the window screen to enjoy the sun kiss. The view outside was breath-taking. Our room gave us the total view of the college. It was awesome, a huge old building surrounded by nature. The building was old but very well-designed. There were 5 blocks each connected by a bridge. I started to unpack my stuff, arranging them in the closet.

I kept all of my novels in the top and the dresses in the rest of the shelves. I placed an alarm clock, a pen stand and a picture perfect frame of my family on the study table. I took out a wallpaper and was sticking it on the wall when I heard a knock.

I opened the door to find a damn beautiful girl who seemed innocent and was short in height. She was wearing a blue colour knee-length frock.


"Hii I am Ananya", I said observing her. She pulled me into a tight hug and said "Hey I am Naina, nice to meet you. Hope we enjoy our time."
I helped her to get the luggage in and we started unpacking it. She was quiet and so was I. After putting the things in place she turned to look around the room and looked at the wallpaper that was half stuck and that's when I realized I haven't completed my work and I went on to stick it. She hugged me from back and shouted "So we are best friends from now ". I was puzzled , we hardly spoke. Reading my expression she showed me the wallpaper and said I am his fan too 😆😆. The wallpaper was Mahendra Singh Dhoni's picture with a quote said by him. I turned around in joy and said her, "He is not just a cricketer to me but my inspiration".
She said me,"we sail in the same boat" and laughed as if it was the joke of the year and that's how our journey started as friends - best friends 💗💖

Harshini Vaskan

Edited: 02.03.2019

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