Violins were not playing in the background nor were maple leaves gently flying around in defined patterns. Still, the effect was the same. I realized it was something serious when I went to sleep one night and actually dreamed about him. Seesh, a boy in a dream was a cardinal sin. Till 7th grade, guys and girls were usually at each others throat’s. If not that literal, at least not on friendly terms. Guys thought girls were shreiky and show-offy (i am ignoring you mr. spellcheck ) while girls thought guys were untidy and unruly!
One outgrows that whole boy vs girl divide in high school. That is when you start talking more often to your guy classmates and realize that they can be funny. And for a change they are not being sweet to you just to borrow your geography class notes. That is also when you tend to have infatuations. So as hard as I tried to shake off the dream as a one-off incident, I realized that I had had my first crush. I was like every one else now. Darn it.
Well it was not a school mate. No, it was not a teacher nor my building friend with whom I played, or at least tried to play cricket. It was not a sports person.
It was Raj. The guy from DDLJ. Do not roll your eyes. He was/is awesome. I mean Raj was everything I ever thought I wanted in my dream guy. Funny, charming, a go-getter and a total romantic. Everytime I see DDLJ I manage to fall in love with Raj. When I first saw the movie, I was too young to understand Raj :). But, as I grew up and saw the movie tens of times on television, I realized he was the perfect guy.
PS 1: Was talking to a friend yesterday when the topic of ‘first crush’ came up and hence, the post.