It was the first day of medical college. She woke up to the sound of alarm in her new hostel. She felt sad when she remembered it's not her home where she would be lovingly woken up by her father and handed over bed coffee by her mother as her father would be removing the curtains of her beautiful bedroom windows letting the sunshine rays fall on her rosy fair skin. Anupriya snapped out of her memories as she heard her mobile phone ringing. Her lips curved into a wide smile on seeing her father's name flash on her calling screen. "Hello my princess! Goodmorning. Time to wakeup. It's your first day of college." "Hi dad, goodmorning! I knew you would wake me up. I love you dad." "I love you too princess. Now go get ready. Don't be late on the first day. And yes, your amma has packed prasadam in your blue color luggage bag. Do take it and I have kept new pen in the same bag over front pocket. Start your new journey with it and make us proud parents of a doctor soon. God bless you dear." " Dad....!" Her eyes swelled with tears and her throat was lumpy. She was overwhelmed with her parents' love and missed them around her. As she tried to hide her tears, her mother snatched the mobile from her father mumbling "Did your father made you emotional? ... See he is sitting with a sad face like a baby from whom his fave toy is snatched!. ..." She teased her husband while trying to sound normal to her daughter. Her father, Mr.Raghuram was a retired principal of school. He had been strict and disciplined person who never shown his weak side... Except today, when his little princess is away from his eyes. Her mother, Mrs.Lalitha was also a retired teacher. "Amma, please take care of dad. And I know that you are no strong either. I'm sure by now you would have already irritated God with giving Him long instructions to look over me and probably by now you would have sworn to do a thousand of vrathams for my safety and wellbeing!" Anupriya said trying to make the enviroment lighter. Her parents smiled and blessed her. She told them to take care and not worry about her. Anypriya is the apple of eyes of her parents who have pampered her like a princess but at the same time, they had instilled in her, strong values of morals and ethics that she has grown up to be an honest, mature, sensible and responsible young woman who spread happiness wherever she goes. She loves to play with kids and even kids get naturally attracted towards her. After the call ended, she wokeup her room mate Sneha and got freshned up. Together they both attended the first day introduction class by the principal of the college. End of the day, she managed to break the ice with quite a few of her classmates and after brief acquaintance, they decided to leave for hostel before the seniors catch them in campus and do ragging. As she was walking by, there was a guy who was sitting alone on a bench in the garden which was between the ladies and the gents hostel. The guy was dark, 6 feet in height, wearing unflattery clothes, seemed to be lost in thoughts. She remembered that the guy is her classmateas she saw him in the classroom during the introduction class. Anupriya went over and introduced herself and asked him his name. "Hi...Im Siddharth" he said hesitatingly as he stood up and was seeing her fair rose skin glowing under the sun. Her big eyes were sparkling and a cute innocent smile made him feel his heart beat skip. He quickly turned his face away feeling shy. Siddharth is a sensitive young guy who is the only son of his parents who were not that educated but somehow managed to give their son a decent childhood and education. However, being overly pampered in an orthodox family where son is treated as a king, he had never been broughtup to be confident to take decisions nor was ever scolded for anything wrong done by him. Because of which, he is always confused, insecure and doesn't know how to handle situations. Seeing him looking low, she asked " umm...is anything wrong?" "No, why?" "Okay! You seem to be sad. Are you missing home?" He stood there surprized staring at her deep eyes, wondering who is this angel? How could she know he is sad and how did she know he missed his home? Is she for real? Is it just coincidence? His eyes were searching for the answers in her eyes when she shook him by the shoulder and said loudly " Hello??? What are you staring at?" "Oh!Sorry....you are beautiful!...oh sorry...I mean....I love you...ooops" he shut his mouth with both his hands and closed his eyes thinking she is gonna beat him black and blue and report him to the principal. She stood there wide eyed in shock at what she heard just now. Seeing no reaction from her, he slowly opened his eyes and looked down and sincerely apologised to her. "I'm sorry ... I'm really sorry! I...I don't even know you... This is first day of our college... I....I...just spoke what my heart said..." Before he could continue, he was waiting for her reaction. She came back to her senses but she neither had any frown nor any emotion on her face. "Are you even sane? Did you look at yourself in the mirror? No, I'm not saying to look at your external appearance...i mean what do you even know about me to love? Or are you the type of 'love at first sight' guys who just see the outer beauty and propose?". "Look, Anupriya... I'm genuinely sorry for conveying you my heart feelings suddenly like this...but I'm not sorry for what I feel for you. It's not about your external beauty. In front of you, I'm not even worth to stand maybe...I don't know how to explain..." She felt disgusted but at the same time she felt connected to him. She left from there straight to her hostel. After changing into her casuals, she laid on her bed and started to wonder... Why did I even go to him? Why did i want to know the reason of his sadness? Neither I knew him nor he knows me. How did he propose like that? There were so many good looking guys who were trying to befriend me. I didn't even bother. Why did I walk over to this guy? Why am I not angry at him for proposing his love to me? On the other side, Siddharth went to his room where his roommate Ravi who is also his childhood bestfriend greeted him. "Hey Sid! Where were you man? After that boring intro class, I and few of our batch guys went over to meet our class girls. Some are so hot and some are quite average. I know you don't even look at girls as you are always the shy and introvert type....so I didn't ask you to join us." Ravi observed a rather silent Siddharth and knew something was wrong. "sid, are you fine?" "yes Ravi, I'm fine. Just missing mom dad." "Oh. Comeon Sid...be a man now. Atleast you and me are together evennow in college. Isn't it great coincidence?" Ravi took Siddharth to his other batchmates room to get to know other guys. When everyone called it a day, Siddharth lied on his bed and wondered about Anupriya. What was she? I don't know what she maybe thinking of me. But how do I explain her that it's not a love at first sight? How do I tell her that amongst the unknown crowd in the new college apart from Ravi, it was she alone who knew what I was feeling without even knowing me?. Why did my heart want to be with her? Why did I suddenly feel as if I have known her for ages and she is the missing puzzle of my life? Ravi, though is his childhood, is not aware of his inner insecurities or feelings. But Anupriya, came out of nowhere and filled his heart just with her presence.