Yes, your sister is annoying.
No, I never liked your deodorant.
And yes, to quote Rachel,
"It's not that common, it doesn't happen to every guy, and it is a big deal."
Phew. I'm glad I got that off my chest.
The truth is, if I met you today, I wouldn't look at you twice. We only got together because I was stupid (so were you, but you still are, so it's not valid.) I believed in the universe, and butterflies, and soulmates. I believed in true love and saying 'forever' and the most widely accepted myth that 'Love hurts'- and that's why I 'fell' in love with you.
We went through the entire sequence of stereotypical movies: we had love triangles, airport scenes, late-night dramas, and emotional speeches. Hell, we even had a night of slow dance. It was the perfect plot- a womaniser who finds his soul mate in a silent, feminist writer. We never wanted each other. I knew what your best possible version could be, and I wanted him. You knew what a beautiful story I could weave, and you wanted that. You were searching for a writer to help make your 'Love Story' perfect, and I'd found a character of mine that didn't even exist. What chance did we even have?
The truth is, you were so busy in building the perfect plot, that you compromised on laying the foundation of the perfect love.
All you wanted from me, was the ability to cut my corners to fit the frame of the 'perfect female lead' that you'd already designed.
I tweaked myself numerous times in attempts to make you happy. It reached a point where I couldn't recognise the woman in the mirror anymore. That's when I knew I'd had enough.
The longest relationship that I'll ever have will be with myself- and I'm done cheating on me.
I'm glad our stories crossed paths, though. Without you, my character would never have gone through 'inner conflicts.' And without you, I'd never have decided to stop becoming a supporting character for other people- and start being the protagonist of my story.
Khushi Bajaj (@khushibajaj99)
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