She smiled as she read the chat.
Just one word, yet, it made her smile. While typing out a yes, she wondered whether or not to add a smiley to go along with itâ€¦ whether just the yes would sound rude to this overtly polite guy, or would the smiley give him an impression that she was anxiously waiting for his message. She chided herself for not having been active in the dating game in her younger days so she would know the nuances on how to, what to and what not to by now.
To her dismay, he found Milan to be a very nice guy, who spoke and behaved well, she felt quite comfortable around him. After lunch, they went to the nearby park and from there chose to walk back till her apartment. On their way back, Milan asked her if she enjoyed the afternoon with him, though she answered a simple â€˜it was fineâ€™, her smile revealed a lot more and he caught the twinkle in her eyes and smiled back. That cute boyish grin, again. Something happened to her when he smiled at her like that, her tummy was feeling all queasy.
â€œMay I have your gtalk id? I assume you do come online once in a while.â€
What!! Asha was expecting him to ask for her phone number, but here, this guy was asking for her gtalk id.Â
Maybe seeing the puzzled expression on her face, he offered an explanation, â€œIf I take your number and call you, you wouldnâ€™t be able to avoid me without feeling bad about it yourself; but if I ping you when I come online, you can always go invisible or blame it on the bad network .â€œ Asha couldnâ€™t help but smile and gladly wrote it down for him.
She replied, â€˜yes :)â€™
She didnâ€™t care what he thought of her, she was glad he pinged her and she would show her true feeling no matter what he thought about her.
She could tell by his reply that he was glad too that she replied and they talked for a long time after that, discussing books, music, politics, her dreams on being a journalist, his dreams on making it big in advertising. She felt good about it all, till now, she found no blemish on his character, or as much as he showed to her.Â