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.
20 Replies to “Tender Love”
First crush awwwww….this was so cute…
It reminded me of ‘Pehla Nasha”song
Yeah! Those were the days of innocent love
Ah teenage crushes were so life fulfilling and exciting.
So true, Shalini!
That is a beautiful story
Thanks Charan Deep Singh 🙂
Aww the infatuation stage, how the world was so rosy then…..😊
So true Roma! Thanks for reading 🙂
that is so cute Neha!
Thank you Tina
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:)
Thanks Mayuri! I love Hrishikesh Mukherjee films, so subtle yet powerful and fun 🙂
Adolescence is a very typical period of transition. That last gesture must have meant a lot to Sameer
True Mr. Dash. Those were the days of innocence.
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?
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I would prefer empathy, but a story leaves a lot to readers perspective 🙂
Ah! Reminds me of innocent teenage! Those were the days, right?
Yes Anmol, those were the days
Dedicate song… Pehala Nasha, pehala Kuba… first love… then see if this goes somewhere? …(:
Teenage mushy mushy feeling.