A phone call from a long-lost friend.
He was just checking up on me. We were friends since Form 4, got closer by Form 5. Went separate ways after that. Silent. Until last night.
Of course, as expected, he was wondering (no, CURIOUS would be a better word) on where am i going next. Next destination. Where am i taking off to.
"BILA FLY? WHERE TO?"
OMG you just asked the wrong questions, dear.
Spilled the whole thing to him. Fortunately he's a none IB student, so his words were truly unbiased. (though it took me quite some time to make things clear like, what on earth is TOK, IBO etc etc) He didn't seem judgmental. Not towards me, let alone the IBO (OBVIOUSLY). He said nothing much, some soothing words (as everyone else did, THANKS).
"kalau ada rezeki, adalah. God has some better plans for you, who knows."
Yeah, right. Understood, Sir.
At the end of the conversation, I went like, "Thank God I am not in the grieving mode tonight. Or else i would just easily cry my heart out during the whole conversation, especially when explaining the whole silly thing."
He was like, "Really? Knowing you, I don't think you'll do that. You'll just act like it's nothing and keep talking, though it hurts you like hell."
"Well, knowing me, you know I can if I want to. Plus this is not a small thing. I mean, I already GOT the unconditional offer! And it wasn't even my fault, the whole thing was unintended, and silly, and a TINY MINY one! What kind of person will not be devastated by that?"
I started becoming emotional. (finally)
Until he said;
"Oh yes, but knowing you again, NABILAH, you would cry your heart out one second, and laugh like mad the next, without even realizing it."
We don't really know each other that well, and he realizes THAT. After years of MIA. Wow, I have to say I'm impressed.
It feels good when people realize small small things about you. Not because they remembered, but because they NOTICED.
Ever had this kind of moments when you never thought such small things matter and touch your heart to the core? Well, that was mine. At least I know I still have a friend who truly cares even after almost three years not talking to each other.