Flight no.KF174 heading towards New Delhi has been delayed for 2 hours. It will now arrive at 1730 hours and depart at 1800 hours.
“Damn man!! What am I supposed to do for another two hours?”
The hurricane lashed out all along America, delaying flights and my plans of travelling back home.
Having no choice other than waiting, I started towards the waiting area, picked up some magazines on the way, wondering how to while away two hours with no almost no battery in my smartphone. Just Another day in paradise.
Making myself at home in the lounge area, I started flipping through the magazine. Soon, the magazine got boring, and I flipped around checking out the airport like I had something better to do.
Suddenly, my eyes diverted towards this young Indian girl, and an unearthly chill settled down upon me. I mean, I’m one of those guys who never believed in those “LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT’ stuff, but seeing that girl sitting right in front of me, completely oblivious to the world, headphones plugged in, a MILLS-AND-BOON in her hand, beautiful hair curling down at the ends with a little tinge of golden in a world of black, those big eyes filled with innocence giving a hint of her innocence, the black eye-brows guarding her eyes in an eerie yet amazing way, the lightly freckled face brimming with peace, innocence and compassion.
The more I tried to avoid looking at her, the more I dwelled into her, her eyes, her thoughts were inviting me towards her, and for the first time in my life, I wasn’t in control of myself. All voiced hushed and movement paused, as if time itself did not dare continue its incessant journey in the presence of such a creature. Her beauty was both unnatural and breath-taking-a nightmare in motion yet poetry personified, and none could tear their eyes away from her. From the first moment they were ensnared. They stood no hope of escape.
Suddenly, those big eyes looked up, catching me completely off-guard. My heart stopped, jaw dropped, but my eyes refused to look away. The eyes met, and a warm feeling surged through my body, a smile appeared out of the blue, and my heart elated. A smile wiped me of my worries, and all I could feel was happiness, love, passion in the world. Seeing her see me like that made me feel on the top of the world. For the first time, I really started to believe all the hype caused by love, the guitars humming, complete elation, no worries, only wish is to be with the other person forever, keep looking and admiring her. That look stopped the time in my world and all I could do was stare directly into her eyes.
*PASSENGERS FOR FLIGHT NK-54 HEADING TOWARDS MUMBAI ARE REQUESTED TO HEAD TOWARDS THE BOARDING AREA 4, IT IS SCHEDULED TO DEPART IN 10 MINS* The irritating voice ruined the “PERFECT” moment.
Looking flustered as well as disappointed, she started to wind up her things, and was looking ready to leave. And all that seemed to end up that moment. Watching her pack up her stuff, I opened up my magazine again. *SIGH*
Watching her go, felt like a blow to the heart. Our eyes met again, sadness also developed in her eyes, and there she was. GONE. And I was here with my stupid magazine. i again looked at the seat where she was seated just a few minutes back, and suddenly my eyes diverted towards the book she was reading. Getting up almost instantly, I grabbed that book and flipped to the last page, and there it was scribbled, Her name along with her phone no. And once again, that happiness and warmth surged through my body. FOr the first time in my life, I believed what it is like to be in love, and the notion of LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT, is correct.