Ting. My phone buzzed again. 92 likes and 20 comments in under ten minutes on a throwback photo I posted on facebook. It read ‘Chilling in Goa with my best buds’ and tagged in that photo were the three musketeers — Kajal, Meghna and me.
Exactly three years ago, 25th August 2015
Today is a very special day. I am going on a road trip to Goa with my best friends on my birthday. They had been planning this trip for a long time. When they told me to pack my bags a day before, I thought it was a joke. But the next morning they stood waiting in a car under my building with their bags packed. And I hurriedly got ready and stuffed whatever clothes I could find and raced to the car. We didn’t realize how quickly our one week trip ended as we repacked our bags for return journey.
My phone rang. “Thanks Ma. I am fine. I am..with Kajal and Meghna. They brought me cake. Ma I’ll call you later”, I cut the call as I couldn’t keep up the lie anymore. The notification on my phone read — two likes on our photo from Kajal Sharma and Meghna Bajaj.
I smirked a little. When did my best friends become just my facebook friends, I couldn’t figure. Time changes people. I thought to myself.
Ting. Another notification. Kajal was tagged in a photo that read — hanging with my best pals and tagged in it were two of her friends — Sapna and Sakshi.
I sighed. I liked her photo and scrolled ahead.