By Shaloo Tiwari There are some love stories that are Bollywood-like, one that initiates with the eye to eye love, confessions and all things pretty and perfect, and then there are some that turn out to be an ode of patience and triumph. Today on our Naari story series of ‘#Vdaycountdown: How I met the one’, we are featuring an unsung tale of such love birds who showed the real meaning of patience and heart to heart connection! 12546264_908356565944396_1860558762_o How I met him: In between the continuous lecture sound and college hustle-bustle, there was my heart which skipped a beat each time he saw me. Maybe I hadn’t even confessed it to myself yet but yes I wanted him to notice me. But it’s rightly said that while we are busy planning for our self and make life happen god has his own plans. Masterplan! After a year or so he didn’t even exist in my mind for a sec because I was too busy noticing the cute gestures of someone else! Amit was his name. We were given some project to complete, we never knew that was the project of our life. What happens when a timid boy falls in love? His gestures alone were enough to tickle my fancies. But whenever I was around he would act simple. His heart would beat loud enough for everyone to hear, but when you ask him he would only stick to his answer. Somewhere my heart began listening to his beats. His expressions began speaking to me. It felt like we need no words to talk to each other. Days passed by and we fell deep in love. His one gaze was enough to let me know how much he missed me every moment. Of course, each and every person around us, the whole of Carter road, the air, the flowers he gave, even the Panipuri we ate knew we were in love, the only confession that was left was his. 12557638_908356582611061_1372066339_o How he proposed: I began to suspect my instinct. Maybe I was over thinking. But somewhere my heart was not ready to give up. It was one of our usual Carter road hangouts and we were leaving for home after that, as usual in a rickshaw in which we usually sat on the two ends on the seat. I was gazing outside thinking if he didn’t confess today, I would explain my mind to not over-think. Of course giving up was not even an option. And then something happened, something atypical. He sat close by me and held my hand. ‘Yes!’ I thought, ‘Say it!’ my heart shouted. And what he spoke that makes me laugh even today. He asked me why I wore my watch with the dial on the other side of my wrist. His innocence made me love him to the moon and back. What was amazing was he didn’t leave my hand after that, my heart knew these hands are meant to be together. I held his hand tight, tighter with an affirmative expression. And that was it, he said it and I realised those words fell short to explain our love. It was on our faces then, now and forever. 12596997_908356539277732_1233901972_o (1) Happy Valentine ’s Day, love! I promise to never leave your hand. I will never let go...