Susan and Anusha were best friends since kindergarten. Both of them were crazy for each other. Entire class or rather entire school boasted about their friendship. It was few of the most popular friendships in their era. Both of them were from completely opposite background. Susan belonged to a simple middle class family with conservative parents and family members. She wasn't beautiful. She use to find herself ugly. The only thing she had, or the most prized possession that she had was her friend Anusha! She loved her (no she wasn't gay!), she valued her, she cared deeply for her, she shared everything with her. Her tiffin box, her water bottle, her stationery, her secrets, her feelings.. just everything. Susan's entire life revolved around Anusha and so was Anusha's.
While Anusha, on the other hand, belonged to a real sophisticated family. She was wealthy. She had everything. Ample no. of friends, nice relatives, fans in school, etc. She was one beauty in school since childhood. Even she was very close to Susan. She cared, she loved, she valued.
Though, their friendship didn't last long. They had some serious issues and it was good for both of them to end it mutually. Susan was traumatized!
Susan being a little more emotional suffered the most.. she felt completely lonely. She spent countless nights weeping for whatever happened. It was difficult for her to get through this. There were so many issues she was fighting with. Alone. Her low self esteem, her dark complexion cause of which girls never found her good, her stupidity of forgiving people over and over again, her short hair (which she wanted to grow and thus, use to put oil in her hair!),her flat body. Girls in school always made fun of her. They never encouraged her.. in any damn thing! It was this kinda friendship that she shared then.
She wanted die. she wanted to commit suicide. She felt she can never do anything with her life. Her confidence level had gone to zero. She stopped being happy. It was like a morose in her life. There was not a single negative thought that got spared when it came to herself. Her classmates assumed shes a lesbian and this made her life worse in school. She had other friends too, but all of them were her so-called friends. She was a very sincere teenager. She wanted to study well and make her parents happy. That was the only purpose of her life. But her group including Anusha, was into boys, wasting time in useless gossips and making boyfriends coz that would be cool to have one! When being so negative about her looks, she always felt no boy would ever ask her out or every wanted to be friends with her (Thank to her best friend Anusha!). But Susan wasn't like this. For her, love was important and she felt it will come with time. Now is not the right age. She was too young to understand this paradox.
She worked really hard for her terms, but this incident took a toll on her. She fucked up her board exams!
Then, time started changing. She made new friends. Who were her REAL friends. She had a few wonderful teachers in her life who helped shape her career and also, become a positive person. Friendship became the most important relationship in her life. There was nothing in the world that was more important to her than friendship. No, not even the relationship that she had with her parents! Coz of this (friendship thing), she started to believe in herself. For the first time in her life she felt like confident person. Of cors lot of efforts and pushing had been done in her life by her mentors and friends. Susan never felt any of this before. She kind of blossomed. It was all sunshine that she chose. She did well in her boards. Now this is the rapport that she shares! :)
She went to college. Made the bestest friends of the world there. And got like hundreds of proposals year on year!! Falling in love was always a big time no-no for her! Yet she did. It was true love. It was the most beautiful thing that had ever happened with Susan. This relationship brought out the best in her. And sadly, it broke up! :(
But Susan was now a confident woman. She stayed alone, had a job, was independent and there was no room for love in her life now. She was happy. She was contended with whatever life offered to her. She was a fearless female.
She reached top heights in her career. And one fine day, she accidentally met Anusha. She was perplexed. She didn't had words to say. She was just astonished looking at her. It reminded her of all the school time memories that she had buried deep down her heart. Anusha cried and said sorry like a zillion times but it was hard for Susan to forgive her. She was numb. She changed.. for better.
Currently, Susan is settled abroad doing significantly well with her work and life and yes, is still single!
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