‘’Love at first sight’’ also known as ‘’Pehli nazar ka pyaar’’ is a very clichéd phenomenon everywhere nowadays. It’s a very gooey and mushy feeling that only very few people get to experience in their life as not everyone believes in ‘’love at first sight’’.
It’s like a when you see any guy / girl for the first time, and you automatically fall heads over heels in deep love with that person and violins start ringing in your heart for that person. I know it sounds very filmy like the violins and all but you just love the feeling of being in love with that person.
On the other hand ‘’Companionship’’ is something which stems out of friendship or even being a friends with a person from many years where after some period of years have passed you just start liking that person’s company and think of him as a companion. You even start liking that person and vice a versa for that person as well when it’s about you for him/her.
Some people are hopeless and mad believers of ‘’Love at first sight’’ and some people are more open to ‘’Companionship’’ when compared to love at first sight.
Now you are thinking why am I suddenly just out of the blue going on incessantly just blabbering and rambling about ‘’Love at first sight’’ or ‘’Companionship’’ and telling my readers about it … Well put on your thinking caps and try to guess …. Still not able to figure it out …. Well stop thinking too much now, the reason is that people need to know that whether ‘’Love at first sight’’ is better or ‘’Companionship’’ in today’s time.
(Lol 😀 I know I tell you all a lot to do the thinking work every time but what to do as this is me as I am raw and original unfiltered completely).
‘’Love in diverse and unexpected ways !!’’
‘’All the characters, incidents and places in this story are purely fictitious. Resemblance to any person living or dead or any incident or place is purely coincidental.’’
So now I’ll tell you my story about it. This is a story about three characters i.e. Alina, Ibaad, and Subair.
It’s set in the year 2011 when Alina and Ibaad are in same college in Mumbai. Alina is a girl born and brought up in Mumbai. Ibaad is an international half Afghan / half American student who came to study aviation in Mumbai on scholarship since he wanted to work in that field after going back to Middle East.
Where Alina is a true blue Muslim, even Ibaad is an Afghan Muslim by birth. One day when Alina was walking inside the college campus with her friends while bunking the lectures, suddenly she just saw that Ibaad was sitting with his friends and she just fell in ‘’Love at first sight’’ with him. Ibaad was a very tall, fair and handsome guy which is an exception from tall, dark and handsome guy phenomenon that’s a very clichéd concept in India.
Slowly Alina started developing a crush on Ibaad. She thought that Ibaad was the perfect amalgamation of dreamy looks with killer physique, very fair, tall in height, good by nature, genuine, decent, street smart, helpful, caring, understanding, compassionate, bold, aggressive, confident, straight forward and loving as well.
Alina started thinking more and more about Ibaad with every passing day. Alina had her own list of things her dream guy should know, have, and be like and Ibaad completely fit her descriptions of the same.
Cherry on top of the cake was that he had dimples both sides which made him look very cute for her and she wanted this in her dream guy. Also his lips were pink like completely real and natural pink which was a very rare thing to find in any person but Alina found it just hot and interesting in Ibaad.
Another thing that Alina just loved and admired in Ibaad is that he’s very straight forward by nature. He doesn’t like to beat around the bush at all. Whatever he says it’s just straight from the heart directly and there’s no fakeness or sugar coatedness that can be sensed in his talks.
Alina secretly started seeing Ibaad from her classroom corridors every day when he would be sitting downstairs with his friends talking, laughing, and playing naughty pranks on them. Seeing all this she started falling more and more for him. Ibaad was totally unaware to all this happening around him for many days as well.
One fine day Alina decided that she would talk to his friends after lectures and she did. She talked to Ibaad’s friends and inquired all about Ibaad from them. His friends thought that something is very fishy, and told her all about Ibaad. Next day Ibaad’s friends told him all about what happened in college when he was absent the day before.
Then one day Ibaad sent her a friend request on FB (FaceBook). Alina was on cloud nine that day. She couldn’t actually believe that her ‘’crush’’ who she crushed madly on, has just sent her a friend request. She immediately accepted the friend request on FB.
After that Alina and Ibaad met each other regularly every day in college campus after lectures, in break time, while bunking lectures, etc. they became friends and slowly started interacting and talking with each other. As time passed by, they became good friends, then close friends after that best friends forever as well.
While Alina and Ibaad also used to chat on FB with each other every day. One day as both of them were chatting, Ibaad suddenly proposed Alina saying that he likes her very much like more than best friends, so will she be his girlfriend ?
Alina was totally frozen and shocked. She didn’t type anything for a minute or two which was making Ibaad very impatient on other side to know her reaction and reply to his proposal. He was getting nervous like will she say yes or no?
It took time for Alina to absorb everything and after that she replied as Yes to his proposal. Then they started going on dates with each other to get to know each other and their likes / dislikes in a much better way.
Alina and Ibaad had never thought that their only ‘’Crush’’ on each other would turn from that to ‘’Love at first sight’’ for both of them. They both just loved the feeling of being in love with each other.
Then as time passes by, the day of their graduation in their respected courses came. Ibaad successfully graduated with flying colours in his degree in Aviation and Alina also graduated with flying colours in her degree of BAF from college.
More than that Alina and Ibaad were completely smitten with each other and they just loved each and every thing about each other to the point of insanity. They had just totally accepted each other the way they were with their good and bad points, pros and cons, faults and shortcomings. They didn’t felt the need to change themselves for each other. They were ‘’imperfectly just perfect’’ for each other.
Alina and Ibaad were a type of girl and guy who thought that, ‘’my only love at first sight would be the true love of my life. He/ she would be my only soulmate and my everything’’.
Basically they both were a one man / woman who’s the only true love type of persons to be more precise. They both didn’t have many friends but just a few selected ones which made Alina / Ibaad the most important person in his / her life after their families.
Ibaad and Alina after their graduation started working professionally where Ibaad went to Middle East and started working over there in Aviation since his family business was the same. On other hand, Alina started working in a well-known MNC in Mumbai.
After that their relationship became more like a Long distance relationship where both of them worked it out in their own ways like Ibaad used to come to Mumbai only 1 time in a year where the first time he came straight after 2 years and that was a very long and painful wait for Alina / Ibaad mainly.
Whenever he used to come, that time both of them would go to small trips in many new places and hill stations in and around Mumbai just to spend some quality time with each other.
Ibaad and Alina had gone to movie date in 2011. The movie was ‘’ Rockstar’’. During the movie there came a scene where Nargis and Ranbir were kissing each other, at that time Ibaad was all engrossed in movie but Alina just felt like kissing him at that very same moment and since she was an extrovert, outgoing, very romantic and frank person she herself just went to Ibaad and kissed him on the lips. That was the first kiss of Ibaad & Alina which for her was a very magical moment in her life.
When they both were not present in front of each other physically, they both didn’t even think about any other person other than each other. Their longing and craving to see each other and be with each other could be seen on their faces but due to some circumstances, Alina couldn’t apply for Visa to Middle East.
Ibaad then told her that work over here in Mumbai for some time, gain some work experience of like 5 years and then apply for Visa so that after going over there (Middle East), she would get job instantly at a good reputed company due to her work experience.
They both in 2016 completed 6 years of dating with each other and by now both the families knew about Alina & Ibaad’s relationship and were pretty okay and damn cool with it. Surprisingly in 2017, both their families decided to get them both engaged with each other and Alina & Ibaad got officially engaged with each other.
After this phase, as it is said there comes a rough patch in many long distance relationships. Suddenly the spark and attraction that Alina had felt for Ibaad till now, had started just fading away and fizzling out since Ibaad’s looks had changed completely by now. One of the first things that had attracted and intrigued Alina like a moth is to its flame was his amazing good looks.
Ibaad was very bold, aggressive, and confident and loving while Alina was the part two of him. May be that’s why they gelled up well with each other and it just clicked between them since ‘’Like minded persons always attract to each other’’.
Now Alina after being recently engaged to Ibaad after 6 years of their relationship and dating was suddenly feeling like she was going away or drifting away from him. She being engaged to Ibaad was living life of a single girl or bachelor in reality to be more precise.
She still did love Ibaad deeply and madly but the physical distance between both of them was so much and on top of that it was a long distance relationship which was becoming a cause of concern for her now.
Here in Mumbai, Alina was getting messages on FB messenger from a guy named Subair from past many years but every time she just ignored him and his messages to her.
But then after much thought and thinking, finally this year she decided to be friends with Subair and started chatting with him. One day Alina and Subair decided to meet each other after many weeks of just chatting with each other.
They met and went out in his car for a long drive. Alina and Subair just enjoyed and had fun time with each other. Subair and Alina before telling their good byes to each other just hugged each other. It was a long and intimate hug for both of them especially Alina as apart from Ibaad she has never been intimate with anyone.
She had got a warm and fuzzy feeling in the pit of her stomach after that hug. She started comparing Ibaad and Subair, and she found out that she’s getting attracted to Subair more than Ibaad and the attraction that she felt for Ibaad till now was fading away slowly.
The spark that was there in Alina and Ibaad’s relationship till now, was really just starting to fizzle away slowly with each passing day. Alina had started liking Subair as her companion. She liked being in the company of him now more and more with each passing day.
Now this really got Alina in deep thinking mode and she was pissed off that actually Ibaad was never there for her physically when she needed to see him, when she missed him, felt like going out with him to movies, pubs, long drives and felt like hugging him as well. Whereas with Subair, she did all these things that she wanted to do originally with Ibaad and started liking him more and more.
She knew that now after being engaged to him (Ibaad) with their families also involved in it, she can’t just back out from this as if she does this Ibaad will be hurt very badly and be completely broken and she doesn’t want to hurt him at all.
Ibaad loves her to the point of insanity and would be like just a corpse without life in it if she leaves him or even thinks about leaving him. Ibaad is very bold, aggressive and overconfident in the sense that he has blind faith that Alina will only be his for the entire life time. She wants to do anything and everything that she can do to save this beautiful relationship from falling apart.
It’s like she’s getting churned in the grinder with both of them (Ibaad and Subair).She feels like she’s getting pulled from both the sides. It has become like a messy, gooey, complicated puzzle for her now.
She still loves Ibaad to the point of insanity same as before but now she’s in a kind of dilemma of what to do and who should be chosen? It’s like there’s a war going on in her mind and heart about who should she choose … few months old companionship or something more with Subair or 6 years old of her fairy tale love and relationship with Ibaad ?
There are a few things which she wants to change in Ibaad which originally were not a problem but now is a deep cause of concern to her. Like Ibaad is not very responsive and attentive to Alina’s romantic side or her advances in that way as well. She wants him to become more responsive and attentive towards her. He’s very shy and introvert by nature, so she wants him to become extrovert and very frank as well.
She doesn’t want to just give up on their beautiful relationship of 7 years now with their families now also in sync with each other but also she can’t just help but accept the fact that she is becoming more close to Subair as he’s always there physically in front of her whenever she wants to go out with him and is feeling like she’s suddenly drifting apart from Ibaad?
What should Alina give more importance to ? Her relationship or the companionship ? Who should she choose and why? What will her decision be ?
Give your answers in the reply box below guys !! If I get massive replies from everyone out there reading my blog, then there might be a part 2 of this story in the making with the proper ending as well. Till then keep reading ..