I entered my office, and the cool air of AC made me feel better. “Oh it’s so nice inside, It is horrible to walk in outside in summers.” I said to my cubical mate and opened my mail box. It was flooded with mails asking for status update, bugs found in my code, meeting schedules etc. “It is going to be a long day” I thought and started working on my code, and then I heard the beep of a new mail. I was suspecting it to be one more meeting request, and when I saw the mail I was surprised.It was from one of my dearest friend Kyra.Kyra and I studied in the same college, and she was my roommate in the hostel. She was a fun loving, outgoing, bubbly and beautiful girl. We had a group of 6 girls, all of us used to have so much fun together that we used to wish that the college life never ends. But like all good things, our college life also ended. We all moved to different paths to make our careers. Kyra was very much interested in photography, and she decided to make a career in that. Later I came to know from Suman (one of the girl from our college group) that Kyra got job in a leading magazine, as a photographer and she lives abroad.
As the year passed we all got busy with work, and lost touch with each other. Today when I saw Kyra’s mail that she is coming to India for a photo shoot, and she wants to meet all her friends, it took me back to all the good time we had together.
One more beep, and I came out of my thoughts. Richa (one of our friend) replied that she is in for the meet, and we should plan to make it more fun by doing some trip. I thought what fun we can do, when it is so sunny outside. And one more reply came, one by one all the friends agreed for the meeting and they were pouring ideas for fun activities. Someone said we should do some street shopping & go to our favorite food joints like we used to do in college. Few wanted to go to a resort and have fun in the swimming pool. After some 9-10 mails, they decided to go to Goa.Till now it was just me, who has not replied. “Is it just me who is scared to step in sun?” I sighed. “And why not I should be worried of getting tanned in sun, I have my sister’s wedding to attend, just after a month.” I thought and decided to say no for the meet, though the tempting beaches of Goa were making it difficult to say no.
I was composing the mail; somewhere I was feeling bad for missing out all the fun with friends, and the chance to meet my dear friend Kyra. I had no other choice but to skip this meet. I was about to send the mail, when my phone rang. It was an unknown number, I received the call, and it was Kyra’s call.“Hi Sweety, what’s up?” She asked me in her own casual style.
“Oh my god! I am so happy you called. You had my number?” I was very excited.“No I did not have but I managed it somehow. You know, when I did not see your reply for my mail, I thought how come my roomie is not game for this fun meet. So I called you to check that you saw the mail or not.” She said.
I kept quiet for some time, I was feeling bad to say no to her, at same time I was not sure about going for the trip.“What happened, any problem? You always used to be the first one to jump in for any fun activity. Common, tell me is there something wrong?” She sounded worried now.
“Actually Kyra, I would love to join you guys. And I so much want to meet you and have fun as our good old days. But I have my sister’s wedding to attend next month. And you know, she won’t like me to look like a burnt chicken in her marriage.” I explained.“Oh so you are scared of sun. Common girl, you can’t say no to the trip for this small reason.” She giggled and said “Stop worrying about your skin and leave it on me. I have a magic wand to solve all your skin issues.”
“Are you sure?” I was worried.“Of course darling, Trust me on that.” She smiled.
Kyra used to take very good care of her skin and she knew quit a lot about different skin care products, so I believed her words. “Okay, if you say so. I am in for the trip” I said.
We promised to meet next week and disconnected the call.
We reached Goa, It was very nice to meet all my friends and my sunshine girl Kyra.It was again me and Kyra who were sharing the room. “It is so sunny, Kyra where is your magic wand?” I asked her while removing my scarf. She smiled and opened her bag and handed over a gift box to me. “What is this?” I asked her while opening the box. I opened the box and found some Lakme sun expert products inside it. I looked at Kyra and she said “This is what I was talking about, my magic wand to keep your skin sun-safe”. Then she explained me about each product, how to use them and how it helps. It sounded so good and tempting.
I applied the product and got ready to hit the beach. We played volleyball, had fun in the sea water, and did some beach side shopping also. In evening when we came back to our hotel, I saw that my skin had no signs of tanning. I was amazed. I hugged Kyra and said thanks to her, for sharing her magic wand with me.We were talking about our old times and how life is going now, and then I got a call from my sister.
“Hello, Miss Bride to be. What’s up?” I asked my sister.“Oh… don’t ask me how difficult it is to do all the wedding shopping in this sun. I am so much worried about my skin.” My sister sounded worried.
I giggled and put her on loudspeaker and said “I have a magic wand, which will protect your skin against sun.” Then I and Kyra explained my sister about the Lakme Sun expert products and she agreed to buy them and use them regularly.After the call I told Kyra that because of her I and my sister came to know about the Lakme Sun expert products, and now we can step out in sun without any fear of skin damage. She smiled and said “I told you, you will love it. Now let’s sleep, we have a long fun filled day tomorrow.”
I smiled and said good night to Kyra and a silent thanks to Lakme Sun expert.