She was looking absolutely ravishing in her heavily embroidered golden lehnga. Her happiness was unbounding. She was surrounded by her female friends who were lavishing her with compliments on her beauty but she still felt like something was missing. She was missing her best friend, Ayan. She had informed him about her marriage and he had reluctantly agreed to come.
He looked at her from a distance. He felt disturbed and angry but there was nothing he could do. It was a one sided love. She didn’t felt his love while he was madly in love with her. He hadn’t expressed his feelings to her but today, he couldn’t hold on anymore.
As soon as he entered the room where she and her friends were sitting,everyone looked at him with surprise. She told her friends to leave them for sometime.
“Hey, it’s so good to see you here. I knew you would come.” she said hugging him
“Good to see you too. I am happy for you.” he said
He didn’t quite reciprocated the hug with the same warmth. The tears started building up in his eyes. She saw it.
“Hey, Are you alright?” she asked
“Yeah. I’m fine.” he replied avoiding her gaze
She held his chin and made him look towards her.
“Tell me.” she said looking straight towards him
“Alizeh, I have been in love with you since the day we met first but never told you about it. I love you alot. I know it will change nothing now but.. ” he couldn’t complete his sentence
She was out of words on hearing him. She tried making up in her mind about what to say.
“But Ayan, I have always seen you just as my best friend. Never more than that. Even you know that. I have enjoyed each and every moment with you but never saw you with that view.” she said trying to make him understand
The anger, the pain and the helplessness he was feeling was just so much than his bearing limit. His red eyes filled with tears clearly showed the pain to her. He was a strong guy but seeing the love of her life getting married to someone else just broke him down from inside. He looked at her with love and hate, with care and anger, with happiness and tears. His heart was torn between friendship and love. He couldn’t make out which side to be on.
Just then, her friends entered the room and he just went away from the room with questions in his heart and tears in his eyes.
P.S – The names and scene is inspired from the movie.