By the lake side…. :) :)

It was 14th April, 2013 (a day before my birthday 😛 ), when Nick had planned a date. So i met him in the afternoon and we left for the destination, HKV (Hauz Khas Village), a shopping complex cum a great hub of so many great pubs, cafes, and lounges.. We reached there by around 3 pm in the afternoon and both of us were hungry. But instead Nick insisted that he wanted to go to the lake and sit by the side for sometime. So i agreed to that, thinking it would just take 15-20 minutes.. And let me tell you that i was completely unaware of what was about to happen next…

We went down to the lake and started walking by the lake side while enjoying the beauty, the migratory birds and the weather. Just when we sat by the lake side, Nick pulled out a small box from his pocket and said “Happy birthday Baby.. 🙂 “. I was so surprised ’cause i didn’t see coming. On the box, there were few lines written on each side of the box.. Those were the lines which i said to Nick while i proposed to him an year back (which reminds i have to write  a post for that also.. 😛 ). After reading those lines so many times,  i  finally opened the box. It was full of around 12 small folded pieces of paper with something written on it. I opened all of them one by one and realized that nick had written the most special moments both of had had in the past 2 years… He reminded me how he felt when we used to study together and how even he used to try to hit onto me while i was trying to do the same… lol.. (hahahaha 😀 ). I mean i got sooo emotional and overwhelmed that i so wanted to kiss him just by the lake side.. But alas i couldn’t.. My baby that has been the best birthday gift i have ever received in my life.. Love you.. :-*

After this, we decided to try some new place for lunch. So we went to a Himalayan Food restaurant. Both of us were quite apprehensive about the new place. And surprisingly, that place turned out to be great. with good food, good ambiance,  and a great lovely company, my Nick.. 🙂 This followed another walk session by the lake side.. This time we sat a little high up and saw the setting sun. It was so beautiful. Nick also clicked a few pictures of that..

later in the evening, we went shopping for my birthday. Oh shopping with me is such a difficult task  but still my supportive baby never says anything and is always patient with me while shopping.

Later in the night, i had to go to my college to meet a friend of mine, my best friend to whom i am out. Her name is G. She had made a small lamp for me to surprise me. Although her gift didn’t turn out to be what she wanted, but her idea was good and that also made me so happy and i felt so special.. 🙂 🙂

The next day was my Birthday 15th April.. Yay..!!!!  I had spent the day with my friends, family and with Nick as well.. 🙂

Thanks a lot Nick for making my birthday and pre-birthday so special.. 🙂



Rhys.. 🙂

Some recollections……

This post is in continuation with  How it all Began or its the rest of the story about how Nick and I got closer and got committed. 🙂 hope u will enjoy it, it will be a bit lengthy this time as it is going to cover 8 months of how i finally had the courage to come out to Nick.

As Nick had ended the Post by saying that a text message “i’m sorry” marked the beginning of s deep friendship, it wasn’t so. After that message chat, i assumed nick to be my very good friend only to find out recently that he hadn’t considered me that good a friend back then. We used to meet up and hang out occasionally in college since we are in the same class. Had a few text message chat over phone sometimes and that was pretty much the same for around 3-4 months. After that he left for his hometown for vacations. During those vacations i had been stalking him on Facebook (lol i was so desperate to see him) and messaged him once or twice during those vacations.

After the vacations, i decided to study with him (and that was the sole purpose, I did NOT study with him for any other ulterior motive.. lol .. 🙂 ). We started studying together and surprisingly our frequencies matched and we could study very well and efficiently, though most of the time he used to take small naps in between as i am slow reader compared to him. Anyways, we had studied together for around 2-3 months and during that time, we both got a bit closer to each other (in terms of feelings, not physically.. 😛 ).

We started talking to each other more frequently on text messages. It gradually increased, as i would message him a soon as i left his room  after our study session. Once we had our special chat when either us were Dis-inhibited.

After all this playful act (or strategic plan of mine, whatever u wanna call it.. 😛 :D), we finally had our “face to face talk” where we both came out to each other. He started with his past relations, followed by me confessing about my only serious relationship of past. This was followed by a lunch at a restaurant which has now  become one of our favorite places to dine when we go on a date.. 🙂

That very same night, i texted Nick saying “ It was a good day today. We told each other everything about us. Except one thing.” Nick replied ” what’s that ?? ” To which i said ”  I have some feelings for you, from the past few months since we started studying together. I kind of like you.”  At that time, Nick wasn’t into me as he had been waiting for a positive response from the girl he liked since high school, lets call her K. Since he was still hung up on K, he replied to me “ See i appreciate your feelings for me. But I don’t think you cane make my heart skip a beat like K does when i see her. ”  By then i was so desperate to get Nick, that I replied ”  i know that. I won’t expect anything form you then. But lets just spend a night together. No strings attached”  This was CONTRARY to my nature as i don’t believe in  one night stands or hooks ups. I am a relationship guy. But I said this to him because i knew i could change his mind about me. He replied positively for that one night.

After  a week, we spent our first night together , not as a couple but just as “friends”.. Lol.. He left for his hometown the next morning. For next 10 days while he was home, both of us were dying to meet each other. We even had skype chat many times. And it was during this time, that Nick realized even he had developed feelings for me.. In one of our chats during vacations, i had referred to Nick as my boyfriend, which he pointed out and said “ You haven’t proposed me yet. So we are not boyfriends officially. Propose to me and do it well.. ‘coz if i don’t like ur proposal, i will reject it” (he still is such an arrogant ass .. lol .. 😛 :D). So I started planning on how to propose him. I searched net for ideas since it was my first time.

After he returned from home, I decided to propose to him.

How i did that, is also very special for me. I will tell you in detail in my next post.

Do let me know what do you think of our story…. 🙂


Rhys…. 🙂