Posted: 04 May 2011 at 3:24am | IP Logged
I've been a silent member of the forum and other forums on IF till now. So this is my first post. So I hope it goes well:). Anyways personally I've been through this exact same situation. Ok not exactly the same. So let me write out my story first and then my take on ANYA's story...
I'll tell you guys. So I am a college student. Unlike Navya, I go to college in a different city than the one that I grew up in. My parents always believed education was a great asset for anyone and so they always sent me to the best schools,thus ensuring that it was nearly always co-ed schools. Some of my really good friends have been guys but I've always tried to keep my distance (physically that is- avoiding hugs- although I generally don't like hugs anyhow:P, staying a little far away in pictures, etc). But they're still as good friends as some of my girlfriends are. I had always been really active in school and quite a bright student (those were the days:P) and so my parents decided that since I got into a good engineering school far away from home, it would be good to send me there. My parents had their full trust in me and they knew I would never break their trust.
My school best friends are still my best friends even though I've just graduated from college and I know that we'll always be together no matter what.
Anyways, so came our first few days in college. Me and one of my best friend (girl) from school went to the same college, and we made this really good set of friends and I made another best friend (guy) who I knew from day one would always stand by me no matter what. It was and will always stay as friendship, but now it has become even stronger since we were there for each through so much. And he's my only guy best friend who I've been consistently close to since we met. (will call him Rahul:P)
Anyhow, I made this great bunch of friends thanks to my best friend (the one who came with me from school, she's a lot like Ritika and Appy and so I'm just going to refer to her as AR from now on:P). Anyhow, I'm really shy especially around new people or lots of people, though I do take a lottt when around people I'm familiar with (a loottt = tens of hours at a stretch:P). But thanks to her we both became pretty social and likable and so we made this awesome bunch of friends. Anyhow, then came along this guy (I'm going to refer to him as Anant although he's not quite similar but yea close:P).
Oh there are some other important people related to the story too. One is Anant's best friend, who was also dating one of my really close friends from college, so refer to him as Ranbir. But his relationship with my friend didn't end so well:P (I hope Ranbir and Ritz's does!:D). Then there's my college friend who dated him so let's call her Ritz (though she's a bit like her, but not much. She used to great friends with Anant for the first year of college and we ALL think that she's secretly always had a crush on him from the first day:P). Lastly, there's my roommate for my 2nd year in university, whom I was just hi-bye friends with although she was a good friend of Anant and whom we'll call Songun because she's a mixture of both Sonia and Shagun in the way that's she's always really liked Anant. Otherwise she's nice and I like her).
Anyhow for those who didn't understand all that long stuff I wrote above, I'll draw out character sketches:P
Me- Girl next door. Not too pretty (Gained SOOO MUCH weight after going to college, must lose it all now:P). Study really hard to get my good grades. All nighters are the most normal thing for me:P. Go to an engineering college with my best friend. Made a lot of good friends in college although Rahul is clearly my best college friend, excluding AR. I believe in the phrase "put yourself in other people's shoes", and so try to understand everyone's point of view and so not be partial to anyone. I really care about my reputation and don't like people talking about me even one bit. I'm really shy arounf new people or a crowd or people. However, I talk a lot when I'm alone with people I'm really familiar with. I come from a more conservative background than most of my friends but I'm really close to both my parents, expecially my mom who's like my secret best friend too. Love giving surprises to people and getting smile on their faces, especially on special days like birthdays. Love to be and I was majorly involved in college clubs, although my shyness sometimes used to become a barrier.
AR- My bestest friend ever. We had seriously fought once in school. We didn't talk to each other for a whole 3 months but started talking again after holidays. We NEVER fought in college. She's the more adventurous part of my advice-seeking duo (i.e the 2 people that I always take advice from). ALWAYS was there and supported me through everything I've gone through in like since 6th grade. Her department had a lot of labs and so was always stuck there and used to miss out on some hanging out times but was always on the phone with me even while in lab.
Rahul- My best guy friend. I tell him everything that I tell AR. He's really smart and focused. Doesn't tell his personal stuff or share his feelings with a lot of people. I'm the only person he genuinely shares everything with. He's been in a relationship with his girlfriend since the first year of college. She goes to a college that's on the other side of town and so they jokingly call it "long distance". He's the more practical and down-to-earth part of my advice-seeking duo. My rock and emergency support system during my college days.
Anant- For the first 2 years of college, he was as close of a best friend to me as Rahul and AR were. Him and Rahul don't really see eye-to-eye though he gets along (REALLYYY WELL) with AR (including them jokingly flirting sometimes:P). Very sweet and always told me that he "learned to be a sweet and nice person while being friend" but I think he was always like this. Extrovert though he had a very small group of reallyyy close friends. Very hard working and smart. Was involved in a good number of college clubs and helped that he was such an extrovert. Always supported my college club events, etc. Comes from a conservative background as well. Has had one girlfriend in school though they broke up within 3-4 months because it was right before he was leaving for college. Always said that he'd end up with an arranged marriage and he was fine with it since he loved his family more than anything.
Ranbir- Initially he was a shy boy but then he became a lot more open. Started dating Ritz a month into college and they broke it off at the end of the first year. Their breakup was really bad as they both still don't even talk properly to one another. Best friends with Anant. Has been in 3-4 relationships but is still stuck over his first love who's never considered him anything more than a friend.
Ritz- An extrovert. Doesn't care what everyone else thinks about her. Always does what she wants to. Very focused and hard working. Always tries to achieve the best in studies, really high in class ranking. Not involved heavily in college clubs, etc though. Focused more on Anant than any of her 3 boyfriends in college years. To bring herself up in front of Anant, she used to try to bring down other people especially those that didn't say anything back to her (i.e me because I knew Anant didn't take things like that too seriously when she said them and because I didn't want to say anything since I was always sure she liked Anant). Didn't get along with Songun at all.
Songun- Anant's lab partner from first year. Good friends with Anant from the start. Got assigned as my roommate in our 2nd year. Always had an evident crush on Anant, though she never directly told me so (in fact she told me that she liked someone else, a family friend from home who studied in a college nearby and we all were friends with him). Never got along well with Ritz since she thought Ritz was not sophisticated enough and was a little bit "gavaar" types. Initially didn't like Ranbir since he had dated Ritz and because she thought he was very "chipku" type but later got along with him. Had a best friend who lived in our hostel, 2 floors below ours.
Anyhow, after the initial character sketches I will tell you guys the rest of the story later as I really need to get going somewhere. So just wait for me to come back in a few hours and I'll update this.
Leave your comments pls!:)
(Just in case; I'm not the real Navya:P)