I was doing my graduation in engineering in one of the top college of our state. When I first entered this college, I swear I felt I was in the most beautiful college of the world. The large gate was very attractive. The long corridors, the great auditorium, the soccer ground, the basketball court ... It made me feel as if I could stay here, forever. There was a feeling of fun mixed with determination that filled the air with positive energy.
Apart from the games and sports, I would spend most of the time in library. I was a sophomore. George and Hunny were my best friends. We were more like brothers from different mothers. They were very studious and devoted to their goals. The goals of the three of us were same, to get the best grades in engineering and achieve the trophy of student of the year, awarded to the first three toppers of the college.
Apart from that, there was one peculiar thing we always noticed. Wherever we went we would often hear some girls saying, "Look, the triplet of handsome and intelligent boys is here !!" And they would chuckle and giggle and smile at the blushing girl, whose crush was someone from our group.
We never gave a thought at that, until one afternoon, when an incident happened with me. The incident engaged me into some other thoughts that distracted me from my goals of becoming a successful engineer and to achieve that trophy.
That afternoon, at about 2, George, Hunny and I were sitting in the library, completing the assignments together. The dead silence in the library was broken by the creaking of the glass door, followed by the tick tock of high heels. Nobody could resist and everyone's eyes rolled in that direction. There she was, Shanaya, the Miss Freshers of the college. She was indeed beautiful, but for me beauty didn't matter much, as I was focussed on studies that time. She came and sat at the table right beside me. I peeped through the corner of my spectacles and saw her reading a magazine that she carried. After about half an hour, she got up and started to leave. Before crossing me completely, she slided a little piece of paper under the sheet on which I was solving my assignment. I gasped. Before George or Hunny could notice anything, I quickly placed my palm on it.
After finishing the assignment, I asked George and Hunny to go ahead and wait for me, and also assured them that I will be back in a few minutes. I made up an excuse and stayed back in the library. I quickly removed that note.
To know what was in the note, please read further in the next chapter...