Rahul and Rita were inseparable friends.. They had a lot in common.. They were neighbors, studied together, had same aspirations and almost all their hobbies were similar..
They were friends from when they learnt to walk and talk gibberish.. They trusted each other to the core and swore not to leave the other’s side.. While kids, they spent most of their time with each other and while in their teens, they did have other friends but still refused to budge from each other… They were often subjected to ridicule from their other friends about talking too much with the other gender and as it happens often in schools, rumors spread like wildfire that they were in relationship. But still, they cared not about anything their classmates said about them, and their parents too trusted them because they have known each other for so much a long time…Once, while studying in class 10, they were playing cricket.. It was only the two of them because the others were playing basketball and these two deplored the game.. Rahul was bowling while Rita stood ready with the bat… A ball was bowled and Rita hit it with a dang force that it went straight for the principal’s window and shattered it into fragments.. They immediately went to his office to apologize.. The principal asked them who was the culprit..
Before Rita cold say anything, Rahul prompted “sir, it was my fault. I didn’t bowl the ball correctly.. I’m sorry”
Rita wasn’t going to give her friend up so she said, “No sir, Rahul bowled it correctly.. I wasn’t attentive enough..”
They kept backing each other and finally, the principal himself calmed down and said “you two are so much a good pair of friends that you refuse to put the blame on the other.. How can I punish such a pair of good monkeys?? Go on, enjoy playing…”
They shuffled gladly out of the office and Rita thanked Rahul profusely…
Time passed by, and the duo finished schooling.. right from their childhood, the journalists appearing on TV have been a fascination.. They decided to opt for an English course to gear up for an appointment…
In this span of two years, Rahul got a girlfriend.. Rita was so happy for him but their happiness was short lived as Rahul’s girlfriend got frustrated seeing him always with Rita and finally one day, asked him to choose between her and Rita.
Rahul said “Rita has been my best friend for more than a decade now and I cannot leave her friendship for an unsteady relationship”.They broke up. After two years, the course completed and they decided to opt to work as partners in crime dealings.. As their parents were dead by now, they always vowed to be together.. They submitted their applications in a reputed news channel and stated their line of interest..
The chairman requested Rahul to wait outside and asked Rita “Can you leave your friend and join here?? I’ll pay you double..” But Rita refused and said that she wouldn’t leave her friend at an cost… When Rita went outside, he called Rahul in and asked the same question and got a similar answer… Then he called both of them inside and said “to become partners in something so trivial needs harmony between the duo.. I see it in you.. You are appointed”.. The duo were happy beyond words..
Time raced by, and they became accomplished senior journalists.. They were present in every crime scene ranging from normal murders to terrorist attacks.. They had become quite famous in their field.. And neither thought anything about getting married…