Romantic by heart, she had always imagined that a knight in shining armor was there for her somewhere-the one with whom it would seem that the pieces of the jigsaw would fall together. She- a beautiful young girl who had not seen much of the outside world was ready to embrace it in all its glory- was shocked when her marriage was fixed with a very studious serious looking young man. For no specific reason that she could point her finger to,she had this feeling in her heart that this was so not meant to be. She being utterly carefree by nature never gave a second thought to her grades, he on the other hand was pursuing his doctorate in astrophysics while working as a professor. While she would like to discuss about the latest movies, he would like to talk about the “Theory of Relativity”, while she would devour the likes of Ray and Bibhutibhushan, he would turn the pages of IEEE Transactions. But, he was smitten by her beauty and her fiercely open nature. She on er part did not know whether to be thankful for the personal space he was providing her with or to be scared by his ever present somber expression.
Being the pampered child that she was, being matured was new to her and she was not handling the pressure well. After some initial adjustment issues, he felt that the two of them needed some time together-away from the rest of the family where neither could one make her feel sorry for herself for having to do the household work nor could one make her feel sorry for herself for having to do the household work nor could one point out her mistakes at the tiniest little things that she did. Upon landing in a strange city and entering into the strange house that he had rented for them, she went to freshen up. In the washroom she cried her heart out not knowing how she would survive in this strange city that was so far away from her home, how she would survive in this strange city that was so far away from her home, how she would manage the household-all these things were new to her. Never before had she come out of her comfort zone and this was not only coming out of her comfort zone but also living in it for God knew how long. After having spent the better part of an hour being immersed in the thoughts and fright of what her future had to offer, she came out of the shower to find her favorite food- chilly chicken and hakka noodles laid out in front of her on the table with her husband eagerly and patiently waiting for her.
The look in his eyes made her take a vow to herself-she might loathe every moment of this new life, but she would try to adjust and not let her inner sadness become a hindrance to this new phase of her life, even if she did not know what maturity was, she would try to act matured.
The two of them sat down to eat from the disposable plates and cutlery to start a journey more permanent in nature.
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