Summary: So remember that girl from that God awful date his parents had set him up for? Yeah well after three of years of avoiding him and his obsession with 'grasshoppers' she's back! Just not for him though...but for a certain colleague of his whom till this day dubbed her as the Indian Princess of his favorite childhood fairytale. Will she be able to catch his attention yet again? But most importantly will he still remember Princess Panchali?
A/N: So this is literally my first attempt at writing so please feel free to drop a review it would help me know on how I'm doing so far for my first time but please no rude comments if you don't enjoy my story then be mature and just move on to a different one. And as usual I do not own TBBT, if I did I would want Lalita to return, anyways on with the story!
I have no idea what I'm getting myself into but let's just say that I had nothing better to do at the moment so I decided 'why not? Maybe he'll be more decent to me this time instead of our last encounter together. So I packed my bags called my professor at USC informing her that I'd be taking a few days off for 'personal purposes' and that I'd be back as soon as things are cleared out between me and the dilemma I'm facing with right now.
Luckily I found a flight that was affordable enough to travel all the way up to Pasadena thanks to the extra cash saved up in my account in case of emergencies such as these. After almost three years from that horrible date, which I still force myself to forget about in the back of my mind, set up at the designated restaurant our parents arranged us to I haven't talked to Rajesh since then.
Especially not after he claimed me to be 'his woman' in front of his group of friends, did he actually believe that he was allowed to take advantage of me whenever he felt like?! If so then he had a whole other thing coming right at him, I never saw him as the ideal man for myself nor have I ever as a matter of fact.
Ever since we were children he has always been too quiet for me to be around with, I enjoyed someone who was able to hold a conversation not cease to create one! Our parents just decided that since we've known one another for so long that it'd be 'logical' to set up a date with each other to see if after many years we'd be more compatible and finally come to a decision of creating a relationship of more than just acquaintances with one another…and look how that turned out.
I loved my parents dearly but they were never good at matching me up with a partner whom I felt most comfortable with, for every single one that they've introduced me to have been less satisfying than the last.
Almost a week ago Rajesh's sister Priya sent an email explaining to me that he wishes to express his honest apology for his obnoxious behavior those few years back by inviting me over to a grand anniversary party at his University. I actually thought about just deleting the message right then and there but knew that deep down it was better to just come into terms with the man and soon ended up on giving him a second chance this time just to see if he'd behave a bit differently this time without any alcohol in his system, Priya also mentioned on her pushing him to take his medication more often than not since she knew just how embarrassing her brother could be at times, but of course I'll be the judge of that.
During our childhood Rajesh was known to be very respectful especially towards my parents though when it came to myself well he'd just speak a few words here and there or none at all, it must've been the fact that my older sister would always tease him about his lack of socialness with women, or could it have been that she had a fascination over him? Any who his sister would always criticize me in every way possible yet was willing enough to sit down and listen to the many issues I was facing with at the time.
Believe it or not, Priya was actually the one who assisted me into losing weight during my teenage years with the many diets she's learned about through one of her foreign friends. I was always a rather burly girl at such a young age and was often teased about it by the kids in my town thanks to my mother's many servings of Indian cuisine, though when puberty finally hit it was a totally different story.
I didn't necessarily hate Priya she was pleasant enough to speak to at times but I don't exactly enjoy being around her for too long either, she slept with way too many men and was known to leave them right after she was satisfied with what she craved from them.
Which was why I tried my best on keeping distance from such women, they created nothing but trouble for those that they've befriended and I wished to not be one of those friends. My mother always told me that no good ever came out from a loose woman, yet even though we've had our ups and down's in the past we always stayed on good terms with one another whenever we met up at a family gathering.
So here I am on a plane in second class reading an airline magazine and waiting for my 4:00 departure at the Pasadena airport. Yet going over to visit my childhood acquaintance and accept his 'apology' wasn't exactly my only anticipation on going back. I still remember his tall charming friend with the bright colored clothing who flattered me with his flirty compliments and close attention.
I simply couldn't stop staring at those deep azure eyes of his; I've never seen such a vibrant shade of color in all my life. He was a fairly handsome man and an intelligent one at that more so than Rajesh if I may say. It would be something that my family would be most impressed by if I were to ever bring home such a man in the near future. But I mustn't overlook it so much it was only a compliment and nothing more…even though I truly wished it was. It wasn't until I came into meeting Sheldon Lee Cooper that I've realized that there is hope left for me.
I mean come on how do you forget about a man who just called you the Indian princess of his childhood dreams? Even so he was one of the oddest people I have ever encountered with yet he had a very passionate air to himself and stood out from every man I've met.
He was also very committed to his career which drew me into more; I've always loved it when someone was able to take their career seriously. Though he didn't seem too interested in me personally when I invited him over to dinner after dumping Rajesh at the restaurant, except being a remarkable resemblance to his childhood heroine was all that seemed to have attracted him towards me. Which brought me down a bit at the moment and the fact that he "already had a dentist", being a dental student and all in South Carolina, even though I enjoyed seeing him look so animated when talking about his studies I really would've loved to have known more about his social life instead of his many lectures on String Theory and the Higgs Boson.
Though that never stopped me from thinking about him from time to time; I'm actually very excited on seeing him again. Perhaps this time I'll be able to show him who I really am and possibly have a chance to talk about my career for once; maybe then he'll change his mind about not being interested...then again I've heard from Priya that he's not exactly very easy to impress no less if it's from a woman not to mention his stubbornness…then again I was known for my rigid attitude as well so that makes two of us. But that's not going to stop me; I still have a few tricks up my sleeve that'll surely have him turn his head so let's see how it all goes.