One long year since the colleges were being shut off due to corona. Destroyed college life and with this friends and love birds being separated. Everyone suffering due to snatched freedom and thus, newly introduced depressing mindset. Like others, they were also not untouched of this adversity. Back in college, not a single day passed when both of them didn't meet each other but this virus has really put their patience on test. They were always afraid of long distance after college life and now when there are still 2 years left, they have to live away from each other.
Starting days of lockdown were hopeful for them. They were connected through videocalls, chat apps and voice calls of course. They always said that lockdown will be over soon but 2020 was not gonna go easy on them. Days passed by and they started longing for each other. They have been so close in past like glued with an irremovable adhesive. After classes in college, they would sit in woods admiring the open sky with their 4 eyes and merged souls. They would talk for eternity : talks of philosophy, work, life and bonds. He being fond of her hair always admired them and when wind blew them in front of her eyes, he would gently tuck them behind her ear meanwhile she sat spellbound lost in the depth of his brown eyes and there was always a wide lovely smile on her lips and her cheeks pushed up in vicinity of her eyes, red, dressed up all in "the attire of blush" suiting just perfect on them. Her specs reflected the one she adored most, her world sitting in front of eyes caressing hair.
It was 21 march, 2020 when lockdown came in effect and ever since the corona cases rose, government kept on pushing the dates, extending it. It was really helpless for the government in action too. It was June and her b'day passed already but unlike other times, they couldn't meet but for greater good. He had strategy chalked out months prior and surprise was ready but now, it has to be digital means only. Everyday, both prayed to god of meeting asap as it has been really so long already. They never felt this helpless and low. Back at hostel they were just one call away. Celebrated love was being nurtured everyday and they were so clingy to each other, everyone admired them and their love in the friend circle too.
After 5 hard months of torturing distance, ruined college life, seized quality time and digital dependence, there came an opportunity like a tiny hole of light in a dark cave. It was a job interview to be held in his city. Corona was still there and there were lots of second thoughts about the job as the money they offered was really less but above anything, they were perceiving it as an opportunity to feel each other's physical presence, touch and warmth they were so used to once. The memories of togetherness of theirs have already started to fade and they were about to get a perfect chance to revive all of what was lost.
She was in a bit of turmoil though as cursed virus was there and her parents were concerned so she thought that it would be bad to just carelessly travel for love to a big city from small town and put all others over there in danger when she comes back. Her moral values were pulling her backward and he on the other side, having his finger crossed praying for her to come. A deep discussion, he telling her to choose of her own free will, she being stuck in a dilemma and a followed silence of half an hour resulted in her heart's victory and she was prepared for travelling back to the city where her love was and also, she will be staying alone for a night at her place when the interview will be over and that would be her first experience of doing so. But she was all determined now and nothing could stop her.
Finally in September 2020, they got to meet on 9th. He was on his way to pick her up wearing best of his formals for interview and she was dressed at her level best too. It was probably the best morning for them in past 5 months. Soon as she saw him arriving at rendezvous spot, her eyes turned teary and his eyes though inside the helmet and pressurized by face mask were wet too. They didn't take their mask off till she sat pillion to him and they got to a calmer place. Meanwhile they talked to each other with choked throats due to loads of happiness. Under a shady big tree full of leaves and to them, the greatest achievable refuge given the time constraints, it happened : "PRECIOUS RENDEZVOUS."
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