(As told to Amandeep Kaur)
The clock struck eight and I hurried with the lunchbox, as Sameer hated being late, and apologised, but the response I got was more agreeable. He planted a kiss on my forehead and said “I’ll ask the driver to bring the children back from school and before I forget to tell you, I might be running late tonight” and waving goodbye, he went. Something was different in his behaviour, and he was doting on me from the past few months. I joked to myself that maybe it was 10 years of harvest that I was finally reaping. Actually we were not this happy couple always. Back in college, I stood by him as his best friend while he enjoyed his relationship with his long-term girlfriend Sushmita.