I know her from kindergarten. We went to the same school and then the same pre-university college. We were friends, not thick buddies, not great pals..just friends.
Tall, beautiful, athletic, talented – She was all this bundled up in a strong charming persona everyone seemed to admire. I did too, but not in the same light. I secretly envied her for all she was. Not that I was lesser, but just because I could not be her!
We parted ways soon after college and went on with our lives. I lost touch with her, as with many from school until we bumped each other on a networking site sometime back. She was married and was living a good life. I went through her pictures and realized that I don’t feel the envious pangs anymore…but it had not died down either.
Yesterday, finally, the jealousy died. Just like that, it went away. It has since been replaced by a smug smirk 😉
Want to know how?
Out of the blue, she pinged me on chat yesterday. I was surprised since that was least expected. Not just because it was late at night in India. We were neither close enough nor bothered to check on each other by any means, anytime before that.
She started with a casual ‘Hi, Are you there?’ and I responded. It was all normal conversation for a few minutes. But, what followed later, totally took me aback! While I am still shaking my head in disbelief, the chat log tells me it did really happen.
Here are the excerpts from the chat for you. You will know why I am holding back a chuckle and smiling a vicious smile now.
She: Ok..going to sleep now
Me: Ok, Good night, Sleep tight and may the bed bugs not bite. Nice catching up with you today. 🙂
She: You are making Me hot 😉
Me: haha!! 😀 * ‘hehe..what??*
She: But me alone na
Me: oh..why so? where’s hubby?
She: 😦 He is out. So how about you?
Me: Its 12 noon on Monday and am at office now..
She: You in mood?
Me: * Gulp.What’s wrong with her?* Not really , especially when you are in office working on some boring stuff. But, looks like you are! Time to call up your guy, I guess. 😀
She: Will call him later. Do u know what dress I am in?
Me: * My tubelight brain just lighted up!* Hey, one question..
Me: You been drinking?
She: No..yes..I mean not yet. Why?
Me: You sound different than I used to know..
She: Oh, its all because of …….the mood 😉
Me: Ok, I get it *time to run away!*
She: what did you get?
Me: Chalo, will get back to working now, you get some sleep or maybe talk to your guy.Take care, bye now
She: mmm..so you are going??
Me: Sorry, am in office and got loads of things to finish. Monday today na 😦 * You better end it here miss or be prepared to be shit embarrassed tomorrow when you are sober *
She: Yes, Monday night for me…Ok, I had some wine.. nothing to hide..makes me feel gooooood.You know, I am just in my bra and panty.
Me: * OMG! Help!* Wine is fine, I have it occasionally too. But I think you have had too much of it ..go sleep now, ok? I have gottu get back to work, really.
She: I didn’t know when to stop drinking..but, it’s really made me hot 😉
Me: * Uff!! You really need help girl * Hmm.I think you should drink only when there are friends or people with you girl….getting drunk alone like this is not fun.
She: I was with my colleagues…As soon as I got home I removed all my clothes except bra and panty you know?
Me: * Gosh, this is getting freaky! * Hmm.. Take a nice shower then.
She: I feel so horny, not sure why..
Me: All the wine you had is acting up. Go take a shower and drink lots of water..will make you feel better. * Phew! I am tired trying to put some sense here *
She: Hmm..I am going to be on bed for some time and enjoy, ok 😉
Me: Go ahead, but I need to leave now. Bye * Run for your life! *
She: ok..catch you later..Good night
She: Tell na.. Good night 😉
Not sure if she even remembered this chat when she woke up next day.
I have two options:
Leave her a line asking to check her chat log and imagine her going red with embarrassment.
Act all zen by pretending nothing ever happened and move on.
The bad jealous part of me votes for the former, while the angelic halo part of me chooses the latter.
What do you say? 🙂