Dear Pen Pal

Dear Pen Pal (Chapter 2)

Continued from Chapter 1…

 

Sameer, a very regular guy from Chandigarh met Anjana, a not at all regular girl from Cochin in the year 2008 because of their one common hobby… blogging.

Sameer used to be an avid blogger during his college days, and it was then that one day he came across Anjana’s blog and found her content to be really interesting. The innocence and sweetness with which she would put across the deepest of thoughts in her short stories were simply mind boggling.

Sameer was instantly impressed by Anjana, or at least her way of writing and decided to invite her to write some such stories for his own blog. It was then that they exchanged their e-mail id’s, and what initially started off as professional and serious mails, soon dissolved into casual and friendly mails.

Anjana was a more fun and filled with life person, and maintaining a professional tone for too long was not her cup of tea. So it was she who took the first step into breaking the ice and gave birth to a relation which was soon to become one like no other.

Sameer was more of a calm and composed fellow who loved humor and fun, but was not much of it himself, while Anjana was high all day and all night. Well, she wasn’t high on drugs… but her way of speaking would definitely suggest otherwise. She was fearless, bold, lively. One fine day, out of the blue, she informed Sameer that she got inked… An anchor near her ankle. Why did she do it? No solid reason. On her 22nd birthday, she donated half her hair to a cancer institute just because she had always wanted to. And when Anjana wanted to do something, there was nothing or no one to hold her back. In other words, she was the most fun and dauntless person Sameer had ever known in his life. She was his joy of life.

Yet, the weirdest thing about their relationship was that inspite of being so close and having known each other for so long, they never fell in love. While many of their friends were rest assured that these two would eventually flee from home and get married, that never happened. They were friends… and their friendship was like none other.

As a matter of fact, Anjana had just been married four months back. She had now settled down in Bangalore with her new family and was working as a professor at a reputed college in the city.

Sameer had also moved to Kolkata and was now working with an IT company.

Yet, these changes in their lives did not bring any difference to their weekly mailing habit… until the 5th of April, when Sameer had last responded to Anjana.

 

To be continued…

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