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Oh! My God! This is terrible!
Realization had suddenly dawned upon him. And he could scarcely believe what he was thinking. There must be some other explanation.
He went over all the facts again, mulling over each one slowly in his mind. Again and again and again. Nothing changed. Her face kept popping into his mind. He tried to push it away, and yet cling onto it at the same time.
How can this be possible? It just wasn't supposed to turn out this way.
It had all started a couple of weeks back. That's when he had first seen her. Hmm... not bad. God must certainly have been in a raunchy mood when he created her.
He saw her on quite a few occasions in the following fortnight. They spoke a bit. Of general stuff, nothing too personal. She seemed extremely nice and a lot of fun. And he knew he was falling. And falling fast!
With the passing of time, he began to sense a slight reciprocation of his sentiments. There wasn't much - just the subtlest of hints. But that there was something, he was certain.
And now this!
In a way he should have seen it coming. But then he had been too focused on her to see the signs. Now when he looked back, they were all there. Harbingers of an impending truth.
He had just become aware of the fact that she was going out with a friend of his. Since a while. Since before he had even met her.
How the hell can they be going out? He still didn't believe it. Or rather didn't want to believe it. It all makes sense though. Everything fits. And they are great together. Damn!
This guy wasn't a particularly close friend. But he was a friend. And that's all that mattered. It meant he couldn't do anything, as long as they were together. Not a damn thing.
Except turn on his computer and write about it on his blog...