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Rahul was handsome and it was the first time I was seeing him, but probably at the wrong occasion. He must have seen me holding Riya's hand, luckily she just pulled her hand out at the right time.
"Would you mind if I join you", he looked at us and asked with a straight face.
" Oh why not, please ,we were actually talking about you," I had probably spelt out a blunder, had he asked what we were talking about him, I would have been screwed. But he seemed calm and composed. By then it was almost 8 and we thought of having our dinner together. It was probably the worst dinner I would have ever had, Riya didn't talk at all , Rahul asked one or two questions and I answered politely. Probably what should have been a wonderful evening was spoilt to the greatest extent. After the dinner, we exchanged a diplomatic hand shake and went to our homes, Riya didn't look me at all. I guessed all my plans have been ruined. She would never be mine again.
Next morning in the office, she was there, but this time she didn't smile at me. As soon as I entered the cabin and got seated, she came in. I knew she was not in a good mood, I said, "hope everything is ok".
Then she explained to me what had happened since we parted after the last day night. As expected , heated word exchanges, arguments and finally ends in a thrash at her face. Rahul decided to divorce her, even she wanted it badly. Her eyes were brim with tears. Finally she looked at me at asked," Do you love me".
" I do", My reply brought a rainbow of colours in her smile, she hugged me; I was wearing rose coloured glasses, my dream has been painted on the canvas of reality within no time. I thanked God, finally I felt I had found my soul mate.
Time had flown away so fast. Meanwhile my parents were busy finding a girl for me. I thought I should make their job easier. I told my mom that I had found my soul mate, probably the most loveliest and the most understanding girl I had ever met. I couldn't ever think of a better girl, God has exclusively made her for me because she is the synonym of soul mate for me.My mom asked her name.
"Annie , she hails from Cochin, I would want you and dad to go to her home and talk to her parents, of course they have no objection", I replied. It would be an inter-religious marriage, but it wasn't anything new. I met Annie two months back and her impact on my life has been beyond words. She has given me a reason for existence.
As far as Riya was concerned, it was later that I felt I never loved her, it was just a mere lust and I found out that it was better for me to be away from her. I found Annie better than Riya; as in our corporate structure, your favourite client is best served. Fortunately I could find reason or I could cook up one to avoid her. I created justifications for my comfort. Soon she switched into a new firm. Thank God for getting me out of the trouble. Might be she would have been hurt, but I don't care, for me, my life was important. I don't know if I have done a Sin to Riya, but I certainly follow my heart.
BUT Deep down my heart, where all my selfishness, diplomacy and hypocrisy lie aside, I know I have done the SIN...