This is the fourth part of the series "Love Story 2006".
For the first three parts :-
All the four parts on a single page ----> Part 1 to Part 4
Quite a few days passed.It was mid-July.As per the assurance,Jamie neither called up,nor even sent a forward message.Rachael also never tried to do so.
They met everyday at the institute,talked a bit of the assignments and GRE preparations but nothing beyond that.
Rachael was kinda used to meeting him.She had got used to sharing the same bench & to his "Who Cares" attitude.
On weekends,she used to miss him but she never bothered to entertain those feelings & ignored.
One fine day,Jamie did not turn up at the class.Rachael was worried.She wanted to call him up as soon as she would reach home.She couldn't even concentrate to what was being taught.
She reached home & immediately dialled the number.[She had many many thoughts while dialling the number.She was calling up the guy she had utterly despised,the guy about whom she hardly knew anything,an enigma she couldn't understand and most importantly she did not know why she was calling him up & why she was so worried for him...Was it just a concern for a
classmate or something else was going on deep down in her heart.]
Her hands were shaking.She was feeling very awkward to call him up and her EGO also did not want her to do so but she still wanted to talk to him...
"Hey Rach!!"He said as soon as he received the call.
Rachael heaved a sigh of relief on hearing his voice.She said
"Hie Jamie.Are you fine?"
"Yeah,I'm absolutely alright.What's wrong with you?Why's your voice trembling?"
"Oh Nothing Jamie,I was just wondering why didn't you turn up.That's why I called you up."
"Oh That's very nice of you,Rach!Actually I was a bit busy at the site 'cause of an emergency technical problem so I couldn't make it at the classes.Sorry,I couldn't inform you beforehand.Thanks for calling up.I shall talk to you later.See you tomorrow.Bye."
Rachael did not want to hang up.She was somewhat upset that he hung up so abruptly.She wanted to hear the line
"Hey Rach!!"once again !! :)
Nonetheless,she tried to divert her mind.
Few days passed....
They were just so-called acquaintance-type friends.They did not know anything about each other other than the fact that they were studying at the same institute and the information shared at the first meeting.They did not even try to know more.
Finally it was August.It had been almost 1 month and 12 days...
6th August 2006
It was friendship day.Rachael was going to spend it at a friend's farmhouse.She did not know what Jamie was going to do that day.None of them bothered to ask each other anything about it.She did not even know whether he had friends or not.
Rachael enjoyed a lottttt.It was "THE BEST" friendship day of her life that day,but still SOMETHING was missing.She wanted to know where was Jamie,but her EGO did not let her call him up.She wanted him to call up.
You'll have to wait to know if he called her up or she called him up overlooking her ego...