The story revolves around a college goer, 20 year old Rheta. She fell in love with a boy, older than her years back in school. The narration traces their relation through the transition periods of their lives. Teenage prepares a cast of what a person will become in the coming years of his/her life but what happens when a confused teenager, who is standing on the crossroads of life falls in love with a boy who is well past that age, successful in his own terms and determined. Life unfolds itself suddenly and most of our reactions are so impromptu that even we fail to analyse those while reacting. The protagonist, Rheta writes a letter to the boy and signs it as – with love, Rheta. The content of the letter, is what, will tell us the dynamism of their relationship. Captured moments of the mind amalgamated with Rheta’s perception of those moments forms the essence of the story.
What Makes This Story ‘Real’:
Almost all of us can relate to the tantrums of teenage and the nuances decision making brings along with it. This story is not a fantasy of an young girl but a real life situation.
“Rheta grasped his arms, her eyes wide open, moving around to check if someone can see them here. She can feel him breathe on her, on the side of her neck, she wraps him tighter, slowly her fear has started to subside and the feeling of the first physical intimacy has spread its wings over her senses. A silent teardrop slips out of Neel’s eyes, as he kisses the girl for whom he waited so long, so patiently.”
“I never came to you but I crawled, slowly, took my time to find my way, to you. You were already in love, no denial was ever seen in your eyes. They all said that you loved me but I still wonder, why did you have to lock me up in a cage? Is it how love should be? I don’t have accounts to settle neither I have questions, all I have now is a void, numbed are my limbs and my emotions. I can still feel you beside me but I can see you fade, as if, you are crawling away.”