Maya was going through Delhi Delight Cafe’s Facebook page where she found a picture of where the three owners of the place, Anil, Abhishek, and Z were tagged. She thought of checking out their profiles as she hasn’t seen the remaining two except Anil in the restaurant. As she was checking out Z’s profile, her best friend P called, what Maya didn’t realize was, that accidentally she had sent a friend request to Z. After all she was using android for the first time after a long time of using the iPhone.
The next day, Maya sat at her usual place in Delhi Delights, working on her novel when Anil and Z approached her.
Anil: Hey, hi… This is your 5th coffee already within 30 minutes, all well?
Maya: Yeah. Thank you for asking.
Z: Thanks for the friend request, I got it last night.
Z: Yeah, on Facebook…
Maya: Well, I really didn’t… Sorry about that.
Z: No no… I was obliged. I knew you were a regular customer at ours, but you are a counselor too?
Anil: Yeah, even I didn’t know that.
Maya: Yeah, I am.
Anil took leave and Z sat right in front of her.
Z: And you are a pass out of Delhi University… Which college by the way?
Z: Oh God! I am from KM too. Which year?
Z: You must be kidding, I passed out a year before you. How come we haven’t met earlier?
Maya: Maybe different departments?
Z: I was in Hotel Management, same building as yours but yours was 3rd floor and mine was 1st.
Maya smiles as she did not know what to say and at the same time she did not want to sound rude.
Z kept on talking and Maya realized that all the places she loved, was his favorite too, but weirdly they never met. But, Maya being Maya got bored too quickly and wanted to leave from there, but Z now was sitting in front of her and it would be pretty rude for her to shoo him away.
Z: It might be fate you know, that we met here in Vadodara, after so many years.
Maya: I don’t believe in fate.
Z: Then what will you call this?
Z: Well there is nothing called co-incidence, everything happens for a reason.
Before Maya could answer it seemed like God had heard her prayers and Z got called in by Anil for some work. Maya just asked for the bill and as it came she rushed out of the café.
As Maya walked out she checked her Facebook and saw that Z had accepted her request. Maya murmured herself, “I just hope you are just a coincidence, Mr. Z”.
Was it truly a coincidence or was Maya’s life was about to take a turn?
to be continued…
Delhi Delights photo courtesy: Owner of the place.