'I HATE YOU !'
People often treasure SMSes which are very close to their hearts. Similarly, this post is dedicated to my Best Friend who has promised to treasure the SMS that I sent him a few weeks back saying 'I HATE YOU !' forever. This post was supposed to be out a few years later but, Fate can never get rid of its habit of bringing highly unexpected twists to me every now and then, so here I am writing for the most irritating friend of mine who knows exactly how I feel at any given point in time.
A couple of years back, we cursed our luck for not having met earlier and an year back, we happily retorted that the delayed meeting was to be compensated now with two years of togetherness. But, none of us knew the two years were never meant to be.
When my place would be changed because of his excessive comments during the lectures, I would get angry with him; when he would continuously tease me and link me up with every random guy, I would give him disgusted looks; when I would try to concentrate on the lecture and he would keep on hitting me, I would be highly irked; but I never could contemplate my college days without all these. At times, I would seriously threaten him that I will not sit next to him anymore but those were mere words, never uttered seriously.
When he asked me to pray for him, he says he himself didn't know for what reason he had asked me to pray. Nevertheless, the next evening he tells me that he detests to cause grief to his few special friends and yet he couldn't delay in giving me the news that has left him with mixed feelings and emotions beyond comprehension. It was one such news that made me fly without wings to see my best friend get what he always wished for. It was one such news that meant I would not get to see him everyday anymore and yet made me feel delighted and ecstatic. He got through the interview in the college he always dreamt to be in and amidst of all the happiness, it left both of us upset for quite a few reasons.
We suddenly realized that we need to finally make some new friends because till date, we never felt the need of another friend as long as we both gave each other company. Immediately I started imagining my Andrean life without his comments, his taunts and nevertheless his care and thoughtfulness. All of a sudden, the innumerable moments we spent together preparing presentations and projects crowded my mind. He was, for the first time in life, scared that he will have to enter an alien classroom with too many faces giving him various queer expressions; to enter a place where everybody knew each other while he was alone knowing none of them there.
But, he certainly forgot the most important thing.....that he is really quick at making friends and adjusting to any given surrounding. People cannot avoid him and they definitely feel bad detesting him and hence, hey my irritating buddy! wear your 'enigmatic' smile, march towards the classroom and shine brightly like the Sun...afterall, you are the 'SUNSHINE' and you know it, don't you?
Lastly, My Irksome Best Friend, your 'Sangad ka Asar' has indeed changed me for the good, in too many ways and I do not know who will bear my nonsensical talks about Astrology during literature lectures and I do not know in whose ears will I shout early in the morning...'Ghum Pachhe'. Honestly, just like you, even I am wondering who will be my partner now; I do not know who will be my team partner for any of the team events; I have no idea who will remind me to collect the notes before the exams and I simply am clueless as to who will help me during the presentations when none of my team members move a single muscle of theirs. But, nevertheless, we both knew this day had to come if not now, an year later when you would head on towards your dream of becoming the sports journalist and reporting straight from OLD TRAFFORD and I would stay here with Advertising and the Camera in my hands. So, lets leave the upsetting factor behind and make our lives more adventurous and exciting with new friends around. Though, am sure I will never have another Best Friend like you and I hope you do not find another Arundhati in your new college, who will bore you all day long, chattering incessantly.
To conclude with, you have always called me the Ditcher whenever I left you online and went back to my work without informing but this time, you are the real Ditcher and am happy that you have ditched me as it gives me a chance to get free passes for Blitzkrieg and to proclaim that my Best buddy is the best student in KC!
Never forget..I STILL HATE YOU BIGTIME and now you can treasure this token of best wishes forever with a lot of Hatred included which I know you do not mind when it comes from me. Cheers to you and always remember, this has happened for the best, though a bit sooner than it was expected, still, it's going to pave the perfect path for you.
SEALED WITH BEST WISHES AND LOTS OF LOVE COVERED WITH IMMENSE HATRED,
Your genuine and crazy friend,