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Navneet, Pallavi and Rishad were my partners in crime at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management…
They were my best friends in the two years of that torture called M.B.A.
I was basically from Ahmedabad and I had completed my Bachelors of Science from St. Xaviers college.
Pallavi was my school friend and I knew her since I was 8 years old…
Pallavi had introduced me to Navneet and Rishad on 2nd July 2010.
22nd July 2010…
We were sitting in the canteen and God knows why I suggested – “Let’s play “truth and dare” …”
Navneet immediately pulled out a pen from his pocket.
He turned it round and as usual my bad luck never left me at peace…
The pen was pointing at me and Navneet…
I had to answer and Navneet had to ask…!!!!
“Truth Truth Truth… Anydayyyy…”
“Ummmmm… Okay so Anki… Have you ever loved anyone”????
“I hate this thing called love, Navneet… It sucks.It doesn’t exist and even if it does it only makes you cry.So basically “no” I have never fallen in love…”
“So true Ankita…Love is a nightmare,I swear…”
“Ohhh so we have many similarities… We both hate love…Same pinch”
I pinched him a bit too hard…!! ^_^
“Gosh.. Ankita… Konse janam ka badla utaara tune ye????”
“I’m sorry Navneet…”
“It’s okay Ankita… Okay so next turn now…”
Pallavi knew about my past… She knew what I was going through.
I had just broken up with Rohan in June 2010…
That night I received a text from Navneet…
“Hey … Wach yu doin??”
“Nm… You say… Not sleepy??”
“Not at all… Can I ask you something?????”
That line invariably manages to scare everyone… and I was no different!!
I panicked at that text and simply typed “Oh of course… go ahead”
“Why did you lie???”
I was surprised. I could not understand when I lied…
“About what Navneet??? Why would I lie????” I replied back
“You’ve loved before, right???”
I did not know what to reply… Pallavi had already dozed off; otherwise I would have asked her for a diplomatic answer…
Navneet and I had never interacted through text messages before. The only communication we had was in the canteen during the lunch break.
I hardly knew Navneet… but somehow my gut feeling was provoking me to tell him the truth…
“Actually Navneet.. Sorry I lied, but it is a long story… To cut it short, I loved a guy and got cheated on by him…That’s why I hate this thing called love…Sorry again…”
“It is okay Ankita… I can understand…”
“By the way, why do you hate love??? Any specific reason???”
“I also loved someone but she did not love me back… That’s it…”
“Anyways go to sleep… We can talk tomorrow… Cya at college… PMCC”
“Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte…. :)”
That was the first text message conversation I had with him…
I still missed Rohan whenever anyone asked me about love.
I said I hated love, but deep down that was the only thing I wanted… but the problem was I wanted it from someone who had already found it in someone else…!!