I Went, I Saw and I was Conquered…
I felt my presence in the room, when I heard a beautiful voice shattering the silence. Rubina was enquiring about my qualifications. It was the third time I was to reply her for the same question but lost in her charm I was spellbound. My senses clicked my ideas and I replied her.
I was discussing my qualifications and my expectations with someone as if things were laid down for me. As if I knew we were made for each other. She seems a dream wrapped in a light pink churidar. Her eyes were shining bright with life and I felt her presence as a mirage in the desert of this life. I was able to sense her nervousness as she was playing with her bangles and beads while replying to my questions.
We sat on the alternate side of a bed, exchanging our ideas. I met many girls before I met Rubina, but things were different this time. Her words were ringing clear and loud in my ears. I enquired her qualifications and she mentioned that she was a Physiotherapist. Since science and medicine was something new for me, I was quite unaware of that term. I lost my senses again to find myself before almighty. I was discussing with him in my heart about the possibility of an alliance with a beautiful and educated girl like her.
By now I was sure about my capabilities but was skeptical about intentions of her family members. I remember when we were in lift and had almost reached Fakhri uncle’s apartment when Gulam uncle revealed to me the condition Rubina’s parents had kept. He said “The girl’s mother has put a condition that if she finds you a suitable match for her daughter then only she will call her daughter”. I was a bit hesitant to continue since my education and job formed a bubble of ego around me. It’s very rare that I feel egoist, but the situation was such. I have seen a couple of girls before and had discussions with them, but such a condition was unacceptable to me. I showed my unwillingness to continue. Gulam uncle said “Come on Sajid, I know you since long. Don’t worry, I am there”. Those words consoled me.
I knew Gulam uncle since I came to Hyderabad for my education. He was a very rich man prior to been betrayed by his close aide in Gulf. He has always been a fatherly figure to me. Since I hail from Rajasthan, and my parents asked him to take care of me, he always helped me like his son. He is a chubby medium height person. His speech always consoled me and made me believe that his experience is final and fatal then my education.
We entered Fakhri uncle’s apartment. Soon my sister joined me along with Gulam uncle’s wife. We discussed about my job, suddenly there fall a silence. Rubina’s parents entered. After greetings, they sat down and enquired about my education. Within minutes they called her.
So now I was quite confident about my being an eligible bachelor at least in my mother in laws eyes. But still there was a long way ahead. Rubina was not sure about me, and true to my heart and soul, even I was not.
Marriage was a big decision of my life and I never thought of taking any chance. I expected same with Rubina.
We met twice before our parents concluded that we were made for each other. We were unsure until we found out good things about each other.
Today we are happily wed and live a life of contempt in Hyderabad. We believe that our parents helped us make this most important decision of our life. Every morning I wake up to find that I was rightly CONQUERED.