Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Some Kind Of Fool

When I was younger, I never really had female friends. I was in an all-boys school ever since coming back from the UK and then went on to another all-boys boarding school for the next five years, what do you expect?

But when I was 14, a friendship developed with this girl I shall refer to as D. How? Long story. We started sending letters to and fro, and an awkward beginning soon bloomed into a very cherished friendship. She was the only girl I would call during the weekends and school holidays. So much so that even her mom knows about me and would sometimes chat with me before letting me speak to her. Safe to say my eyes were on the credit indicator on those public phones while the mom was talking!

But anyway, it was a cherished friendship for she was articulate, funny, and knowledgeable. Didn't hurt that she was cute as a button too =P

Met her for the first time when I took the bus to see her in her hometown. It's not that far though, only a 30mins bus ride away. Then met her a few times more after that.
Yes, I had a crush on her by then.

This friendship lasted for several years until one fateful day (chewah!). I hope I'm wrong since it's corny as heck but I called her on one Valentine's Day just to chat as usual and she rejected the call. Thinking nothing of it, I resumed watching TV. Then an SMS came.
"Sorry I can't talk to you anymore, I'm married".

She went incommunicado from there on and I made no more effort to contact her. Truth be said, I guess I was heartbroken. Not just because I had a crush, but because I felt I deserved better.

That was the story of my lost penpal, crush, bestie.

Until now.

She found me on FB a few weeks back. She messaged me and asked if I still remember her. She's got a common name, so it took a while for me to connect the dots. Then it hit me. It was D. So I asked her to be sure, is she who I think she is. She said yes.

She told me that throughout all these years she has been looking for news of me. Only now did she found me. She apologized.

To me, it's all water under the bridge. It hurt then, but the wound has scabbed and peeled. She's now a mother to a little boy, and is working not far from where I am. Funny that.

Anyway D, if you are reading this you know who you are. Thanks for making the effort to find me and apologize. I really appreciate that. Say hi to that little boy of yours yeah?

T,M,D, (ha, I bet you don't remember these now!)
Me.

5 comments:

D's ex-school mate said...

hohoho..long story..am I part of this too...her hometown is my hometown too...weeekkk ! =p

kidd said...

Lelaki muka jambu menjadi idaman dara.

Such a beastie,eh, ending those long years of friendship with just an SMS. I'll put it down in the jotter, in case I need it. A quick kill is better, ain't it?

The Banker said...

kutahu siapamu: haha, shuhhh

kidd: cerita lama, with time the pain has softened enough to be forgotten

amcek dan kehidupan said...

menulis surat? pen pal?

bagi aku, aneipe adalah jejaka tak tertewas. dalam meja, penuh surat.

oh. science 1. kelas florist.

Yours Truly D said...

Hah!!Big fat factual error.
Last time I checked, I dont have a son.Nor am I planning to have any.
I think the things that you've been hearing abt me from people claiming to know what I've been up to are pure baseless shit!