It’s as quiet as ever, (I look around) it’s a fairly big room and just the two of us. I keep my mobile phone on the table, you know..I don’t want it vibrating in my pocket.
The moment I keep it on the table, the next moment it vibrates. I look at her
“I’ll just take that” pointing at the phone
“It’s your phone”
I quickly unlock the phone with the pattern, I can see that she’s looking from the corner of my eye..the phone isn’t getting unlocked.. “damn”, I try two more times. I look up to her and I smile, she isn’t smiling. I try unlocking again, this time slowly, it unlocks
“yes” I say in my mind
It’s a message from my friend..I open to read it
“howz it going bro? any bells ringing?”
I smile to myself and then realize she’s sitting in front of me. I quickly turn the phone off and keep it on the sofa by my side.
“A funny joke?”
“a friend, normal message” I paused a little more before I finally asked
“So, how do we start?”
“I ask you a a question and you answer, you ask me a question and I’ll answer and let us try to be honest with each other”
“Sounds okay to me”
Her name is Manisha and she is well, okay looking I would say. I thought she’d look better in jeans..Oh well!
“you wanna go first?”
“no you go first”