My friend and I decided to go to this park. It’s a huge park. We took a bus all the way to the landmark. As soon as we landed there, I mentioned my name and I was offered TWO park tickets for free. And we both entered the park as if Bambi was learning to walk for the first time. Wondering, confused, watching around and then we found this seat and just sat there. After a while, we saw a bunch of kids playing “Ringa Ringa Roses”. Aww, it was so sweet! I decided to give ”the muffin guy” a call..
He: Hey, so are you at the park?
Me: No, I’m in states waiting for you.
He: *laughs* I’ll be right there.
After a while, he spotted us..
He: *proceeded for a handshake* Hello!
My friend: Uhh hmm, hello! *she was almost about to faint*
Me: Hey there! How come we got TWO free tickets?
He: First of all, HI! You suck at conversation starters. Second of all, I knew you’d bring a friend along.
My friend: *whispering to me* He’s so yum!
Me: *to my friend* Shut up. *to him* Thank you again, for the tickets.
He: *to my friend* What’s your name dear?
My friend: Nnn..N.. *I pinch her elbow* Nandini. And you?
*I give him a look because we haven’t exchanged names yet*
He: Well.. you’ll know it soon. Shall we?
Both of us: Sure.
Me: Wait wait, shall we what?
He: Would you relax? Just come.
He took us to this teeny tiny party hut with bushes and shrubs all around. It felt like heaven. I wanted to stay in that garden paradise forever. There was this cake placed on a table and the kids gathered all around it. The cake had “Happy Birthday, Rehaan” gelled on it. Yes, it was the muffin guy’s birthday. And now I knew his name. He entered with a bunch of candles and let the kids plug those on the cake.
Me: *to him* Erm, rehaan?
He: Yes! That’s my name.
Me: Happy Bir..
My friend: *interrupts me* HAPPY BIRTHDAY *screams*
He: *laughs* Thank you, dear.
Me: Happy Birthday, Mr. Rehaan.
He: Just call me rehaan.
Me: So, you’re *counting the candles* sixteen eh?
He: You should get an award for your PJs. I’m twenty four. I wanted to place one candle but the extra ones are just for the kids to blow.
We all sang the birthday song. They even ordered pizza and biriyani. Everyone had their own preference. It was a small party for the kids. There was music. There were games!
I felt kinda bad because I didn’t even get a gift or anything. But why should I? I hardly knew this person and he invited me to his birthday. That was huge! Or, maybe it wasn’t ..No no, it was huge! And so I kept thinking.
My friend: This guy is so cute! I think I’m in love with him.
Me: Nandu, I’m so glad I brought you with me.
My friend: Let’s invite him for a treat. We must treat him.
Me: Why don’t you ask him out? That’d be a treat for him.
My friend: I’m serious!
Me: When did I say I was joking?
*He overheard us*
He: What’s going on? What are you both talking about?
Me: Umm..I feel kind of bad that I couldn’t get you a gift.
He: What?! You girls are unbelievable. Why do you worry so much about stuff? Just enjoy the party! I’ve another surprise after this.
Me: Look, Mr Rehaan..
He: It’s just rehaan.
Me: Yes, rehaan! You’ve done a lot for me and my friend apparently. I think any more surprises would just..
He: Look, *trying to motion a name* .. You haven’t told me your name yet.
My friend: What?! Her name is..
He: *smiles* Okay, that’s a nice name. Anamika, just stop thinking and let me do this.
Me: Alright, if you say so.
The party was almost about to get over and he came up to my friend and gave her two tickets to the movie “Avatar”.
My friend: *almost hugged him* Oh! Thank you! Thank you so much, rehaan!
He: You’re welcome, Nandini.
Me: Thank you.
He: What are you thanking me for?
Me: Erm, for the movie tickets.
He: Those aren’t for you. They are just for nandini and anyone she gets to bring. *motions to my friend* Do not take anamika to the movie.
Me: *almost about to get mad because I wanted to watch avatar* Alright, fine!
He: *gives me a wicked smile* Don’t be mad, dear.
And we were about to take off..
He: Alright, so this was fun. It was nice to meet you, nandini. And I’ll see you later, anamika.
My friend: It was nice meeting you too.
Me: See me later? Where?
He: You can’t even bid a goodbye, can you?
Me: Hmph! Goodnight, rehaan.
We were at the bus stop and he sms-ed me to meet him at the gate once. I asked nandini to wait for me and I rushed back.
Me: What is it?
He: *gives me a black envelope* Open it.
I opened it and found a ticket to Shaan’s musical in Dubai’s new year’s eve party. I was so happy!
Me: OMG! You must be really rich.
He: No, I’m organizing this event. That’s my night time job. I’ll see you at the concert. Will keep you on the VIP list. And this is a date. Don’t bring any more Nandinis with you.
Me: *kept looking at him in a weird way* Huh?
He: Don’t do that. Goodnight *smiles*
I end the muffin guy series right here because I discovered his name. Rehaan asked me out. And I bored you all to death. Please visit iThoughts again 😐
P.S: Don’t ask me what excuse I made to my parents to go to this park.
P.P.S: I don’t think I should go. Give me suggestions on how to be polite and say ”no” 😐