After that day, I and Raghav started interacting a lot and even in the office, we started having lunch together and spending time with each other. My liking for him increased day by day but I was not aware if he felt the same for me. I was happy for him as he finally started opening up and talking to me as a friend and I wished one day our relationship would become more strong. I don’t know if I was doing right or wrong but for me it was right. I did not know the consequences as well but love is a thing that cannot be in anyone’s control. It just happens.
It had been 6 months since I was working at Singhania Industries and my probation period was over. I had become a permanent employee of the company. Everyone congratulated me and I distributed sweets in the office.
I knocked at the door of Raghav’s cabin and he called me in. I offered him a sweet box and he picked up one, congratulating me for completing my probation period.
I left his cabin and while working, I over heard some people talking about a birthday. I asked the girl sitting besides my desk about it and she said that it was Raghav’s birthday today but he does not like to celebrate his birthday nor does anyone wish him on this day. I felt bad that I had just been to his cabin and I did not wish him. May be he must have felt bad. I told myself that I need to go and at least wish him on his birthday but he had already left the office. I thought if I wish him over the phone, it won’t look good as I wanted to wish him in person.
I went to a gift shop and wrapped a gift for him. I wasn’t sure what to buy for him as he might have everything he needs being a business man. I just bought him a birthday card with a small idol of Laughing Buddha. I was scared while buying the gift as he might find it weird but since we were friends, I thought it would make him happy at least.
Disclaimer: The character names in the story are fictional characters and owned by the creators of the show “Ek Mutthi Asmaan” on ZEE TV.