Hostel life is more about exploring new things. So here our girl, open to exploring, explored internet. Internet chat was the new things then. Cyber cafes were making loads of money with mere internet connections. The girl tried chatting on internet. One hour usage of internet charged around Rs. 40-Rs.50.
She met many people there. But the time was limited. So she filtered to few people. For few days, it continued. It was like an addiction. Finally after few days, she was talking to only one boy who was from reputed college. Something new was happening in girl’s life. Soon the hostel numbers exchanged. Now the centre shifted from cyber cafes to STD shops. STD (Subscriber trunk dialling) centres were the places from where we can dial the phones. Remember, in early 2000s, mobiles were limited to few people only. The girl used to spent lot of money on talking to that guy over phone. Finally they decided to meet. Girl invited the boy to her hostel.
A new friendship was blossoming. The girl was really excited. Her internet friend. She could not think anything bad, only good. The girl was busy deciding the dress. She wore a dark navy blue colour suit. The guy came on bike. The two internet friends met for the first time.
They decided to sit and chat in nearby restaurant. The girl sat for the first time on bike with a boy. She was afraid.
They sat, talked and ate. Time ran by. They were enjoying each others company.
What happened next.
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