In our time, we have heard a lot of love stories. Some have ended with pain and some have ended with happiness. We believe that the best type of stories are the ones which involve conflicts and grave risks. Danger keeps life interesting, it seems. Imagine a story that starts off as something and ends up as something bigger and better.
One such story that we came across also has the feels of childhood, romance, love, separation, angst, support, danger, risks and the last part....LOVE. This isn't your average love story. And the best part is that it isn't fictional. Hang on to your heart as we take you down this memory lane of a certain boy and girl who grew up to be something much more than any of them had ever anticipated.
Who needs a movie to end the monotony when your life is a roller coaster itself!
They were classmates in a school in Haryana, a state in India. At those times, they did not have any soft corner for each other. They were just like any other classmates that we generally see. In class 10th, the boy left for coaching in Kota, Rajasthan while the girl remained in Haryana.
When the boy started his college life in SRM University Chennai and the girl went to college in Delhi, social media came into their life. Being in different cities, they kept in touch via Facebook.
They finally started feeling for each other and couldn't believe the fact that they never earlier felt for each other the way they were doing then (after social media happened).
They connected the most when they tagged each other in posts that they couldn't express themselves. How sweet! We have only this one thing to say for them!
There was a twist, it was this another girl in the boy's life. But, he still couldn't get that girl (his class 10th mate) out of his head. 'I feel strange and warm whenever I think of her,' he thought. He couldn't stay with that other girl anymore.
He was too stubborn and she wanted him to say the first words. This led to a lot of fights and they stopped talking.
Days went by like years and they missed each other terribly. Finally...
A very bold step was about to be taken by the boy, keep reading!
Soon, the boy got busy in his business and the girl indirectly helped him in every way she could. The boy shifted to Indore for work and she stayed back in Delhi only to move back to her hometown.
They wouldn't let her go anywhere. It was almost like she was in prison, and without him, she felt like an inmate. She was grounded and she wasn't allowed to step out of the house, let alone apply for a job. Her life was a living hell, yet they kept in touch via social media. Hearing his voice and the assurance he gave her was nothing compared to the beatings she suffered. She stuck to her decision and he stuck by her.
Things became difficult for them because there wasn't any space for her to talk. He would talk to her on Skype while she would listen. She would communicate back via signs as she couldn't speak freely. In a world filled with miscommunications despite having the freedom to talk, these two showed zero signs of giving up!
After a lot of convincing, the girl's family allowed her to work as a teacher in a school, only on the condition that her younger siblings were still studying in that school. So, they could keep an eye on her. She taught in school but she was smart enough to find time to talk to him.
Was the decision to go to Haryana easy? No! He with his buddies was knowing it well that it can get really bad with the atmosphere of honor killing already budding in the state.
When he reached, his heart was pounding and so was hers. This way they were at least in the same rhythm.
They sped away to Delhi and did a court marriage followed by a union of hearts in a temple.
What followed later were days and days of terror as her family believed in honor killings. Their threats were very real on the phone and that scared them even more. They were aware of this fact because before leaving, the boy looked at his parents in the eye, and said: "I may or may not come back." These words made his parents shiver in their bones, but they were still proud of him for taking a stand.
Even after being so far away from home, they wanted the girl's parents to agree.
After a lot of convincing, they were invited back to Haryana. They were still doubtful if they were being tricked but on the 24th of May, they still went ahead.
Yes, the girl's family actually agreed to their love and this is when love defeated fear.
The two brave love birds who showed us that whatever be the age or time, it take courage to wear your heart on your sleeve and just go against all odds.
A bold move is bold, however rare it may be.