Tender Love

Sameer reached the bus-stop early, in-time to see her walking towards him. Aparna always waved and smiled at him, but then she did that with everyone on the stop. From a boy whom the bus driver cursed for being late every day to a boy, who reached the bus stop 5 minutes early, Sameer was a transformed boy.

Nowadays, the school didn’t seem so boring nor did talking to girls seem weird. He took extra care of how he looked while going to school and intently watched all the advertisements about male grooming products. He religiously finished all his homework and even did some extra reading to look smart in class. Though they were in the same class, took the same bus and lived in the same society, Sameer wasn’t able to grab her attention. He wanted Aparna to spend more time with him.

As they entered the bus, he stumbled and fell flat. He was embarrassed and crushed.  Who would be friends with a goofy guy? He was gloomy the whole day and refused to look in Aparna’s direction for the fear of disapproval in her eyes, but after school she came and sat next to him in the bus smiling and just like that something tender and pure bloomed.


Post Author: nehagpatwardhan

Neha Tambe is a freelance social media marketer, writer and influencer. I studied mass communication and worked in various capacities spanning from journalism, copywriting to social media marketing. Blogging from the past 4 years. Founder and Owner of nehatambe.com.

20 thoughts on “Tender Love


    (April 24, 2017 - 4:12 pm)

    First crush awwwww….this was so cute…
    It reminded me of ‘Pehla Nasha”song


      (April 25, 2017 - 12:13 pm)

      Yeah! Those were the days of innocent love


    (April 24, 2017 - 5:28 pm)

    Ah teenage crushes were so life fulfilling and exciting.


      (April 25, 2017 - 12:13 pm)

      So true, Shalini!

    Charan Deep Singh

    (April 24, 2017 - 5:34 pm)

    That is a beautiful story


      (April 24, 2017 - 5:40 pm)

      Thanks Charan Deep Singh 🙂

    Roma Gupta Sinha

    (April 24, 2017 - 6:19 pm)

    Aww the infatuation stage, how the world was so rosy then…..😊


      (April 25, 2017 - 12:14 pm)

      So true Roma! Thanks for reading 🙂

    Tina Basu

    (April 24, 2017 - 6:37 pm)

    that is so cute Neha!


      (April 25, 2017 - 12:14 pm)

      Thank you Tina

    Mayuri Nidigallu

    (April 24, 2017 - 6:50 pm)

    The innocence of this love made me smile and sigh. I visualised a scene from a Hrishikesh Mukherjee film as I read this. Lovely writing, Neha:)


      (April 25, 2017 - 12:16 pm)

      Thanks Mayuri! I love Hrishikesh Mukherjee films, so subtle yet powerful and fun 🙂

    Durga Prasad Dash

    (April 24, 2017 - 9:06 pm)

    Adolescence is a very typical period of transition. That last gesture must have meant a lot to Sameer


      (April 25, 2017 - 12:16 pm)

      True Mr. Dash. Those were the days of innocence.

    Barbara In Caneyhead

    (April 25, 2017 - 11:21 am)

    Was the fall simply something that made her notice him for real, or does she posses such a sense of empathy that it drew her to him?
    Perspectives at Life & Faith in Caneyhead


      (April 25, 2017 - 11:31 am)

      I would prefer empathy, but a story leaves a lot to readers perspective 🙂

    Anmol Rawat

    (April 25, 2017 - 1:09 pm)

    Ah! Reminds me of innocent teenage! Those were the days, right?


      (April 25, 2017 - 1:13 pm)

      Yes Anmol, those were the days


    (April 25, 2017 - 1:40 pm)

    Dedicate song… Pehala Nasha, pehala Kuba… first love… then see if this goes somewhere? …(:


    (April 27, 2017 - 6:09 pm)

    Teenage mushy mushy feeling.

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