I am sure that each and every one of us have encountered this situation: a love left unspoken. I did.
When I was a school girl, I secretly admired a guy. He was three years older than me. A budding athlete.
My life then, evolved around schools and tuitions. And, him. We barely spoke. Only exchanged glances and smiles.
Until one day, he sent a messenger. My own brother.
But it was just that... A mutual liking. Nothing beyond that.
Just a love left unspoken.
In those days, when a boy was interested to get to know a girl, it was always a movie date. Classic boy-meet-girl date. Simple. Cheap. No expectation. The movie would always end with a light dinner at a fast food restaurant.
A fast food restaurant would always be the best bet. It is cozy, airy and air-conditioned. For a boy with a limited budget, it would be the perfect place. To get to know the girl.
The girl would try her best not to look back - to see the guy, still waiting at the station. But, at one point, when she does, it was too far away. And, she turned again. Sitting next to the window. Building a hope. That one day, they would meet again.
Today, when my friend and I have the urge to indulge in fast food, we would bump into these young couples in the restaurants- you name it - KFC, A&W, Burger King. And, I just smile. Because, seeing them, reminds me of the days when life was just a simple story. A boy met a girl for a movie. And french fries and burgers. And bus station. No expectation. Just follow the flow.
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