Their lives revolved around each other. But their friends couldn’t be more surprised to see them as a couple. Tia was outgoing and gregarious, and Roy, serious and reticent. Their professions were like chalk and cheese and so were their aesthetic choices. To an observer, they didn’t have anything in common.
And yet, they fit like two pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.
Over time, however, the internal turmoil couldn’t be ignored. There was a time when Roy, a sports fanatic, was a regular at live cricket matches. However, for the last three months he had been turning down all such invitations from his friends. He had even opted to work from home, cutting down on the little bit of socialising he did indulge in. While Roy turned into more of a recluse, Tia, a complete people person, was missing from almost all social events.
When friends questioned the couple, they were told this sudden seclusion was to spend some time together.
On evening, since the internet was down Roy had to step out for groceries instead of ordering online. He ran into a friend who happened to mention an upcoming cricket match in the city.
She blew him a kiss and signed off. For the first time in months, he disconnected the video call with a smile.