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An Untold Love Story

The Innocent Sanam and the School's Famous Sports Player Henry

By Lily💜 Published 20 days ago 4 min read

Sanam, an 18-year-old girl, was known for her innocence and simplicity. Her world revolved around her small circle of friends, her studies, and the dreamy books she loved to read. Nestled in the quiet corners of the school library, she would often lose herself in tales of romance and adventure, dreaming of a love story as beautiful as the ones in her books. However, reality had always been quite different for Sanam—until she met Henry.

Henry was the school’s famous sports player. Tall, athletic, and incredibly charming, he had an effortless magnetism that drew people to him. Whether on the football field or in the school corridors, Henry’s presence was always felt. He was admired by many, not just for his sporting prowess but also for his kindness and humility. Sanam had admired him from afar, her heart skipping a beat every time she saw him. She knew it was a one-sided love, a secret she kept close to her heart, fearing the judgment of others and the possibility of rejection.

Sanam’s fascination with Henry began on a rainy afternoon. She was in the library, her refuge from the storm outside. Absorbed in a book, she didn’t notice Henry entering the room until he sat at a table nearby. He looked different away from the sports field—quiet, focused, and immersed in a book. Seeing him in this light made him even more appealing to her. He was not just a jock, but someone with depth and a love for literature, just like her.

Over the next few weeks, Sanam found herself in the library more often, hoping to catch glimpses of Henry. She watched him from a distance, noting his habits, his favorite books, and the way he smiled at the librarian. Her heart ached with a bittersweet longing, knowing that her feelings were unlikely to be reciprocated. She was just another face in the crowd, while he was the star everyone admired.

Despite her reservations, Sanam couldn't help but fantasize about moments they might share—studying together, discussing their favorite books, or simply sitting in comfortable silence. Her friends noticed the change in her demeanor, her frequent trips to the library, and the distant look in her eyes. They teased her gently, trying to coax the name of her crush out of her, but Sanam remained tight-lipped, guarding her secret fiercely.

One day, fate intervened in an unexpected way. The school was hosting a cultural festival, and students were encouraged to participate in various events. Sanam, usually reserved and shy, was urged by her friends to join the poetry competition. Reluctantly, she agreed, seeing it as an opportunity to express her feelings in a way that was safe and anonymous.

The day of the festival arrived, and the school auditorium buzzed with excitement. Sanam's hands trembled as she took the stage, her heart pounding in her chest. She began to recite her poem, a heartfelt ode to unrequited love, capturing the beauty and pain of loving someone from afar. Her words resonated with the audience, and as she spoke, she felt a sense of liberation, as if she was sharing her soul with the world.

In the crowd, Henry listened intently. He had always appreciated poetry, finding solace in its rhythms and emotions. Sanam’s poem struck a chord with him, and he was moved by her sincerity and depth of feeling. After the performance, he approached her, his curiosity piqued by the quiet girl who had poured her heart out on stage.

“Sanam, right?” Henry said, his smile warm and genuine. “Your poem was beautiful. It felt so real and honest.”

Sanam’s breath caught in her throat. She nodded, unable to find her voice.

“I’ve seen you in the library,” he continued. “You’re always reading the most interesting books. Maybe you could recommend me some?”

Her heart soared at the thought of spending time with him, even if it was just to talk about books. “Of course,” she managed to say, her voice barely above a whisper.

As days turned into weeks, Sanam and Henry’s interactions grew. They shared book recommendations, discussed their favorite authors, and found common ground in their love for literature. Sanam’s feelings for Henry deepened, but she kept her emotions in check, fearing the fragility of her heart.

One evening, as they sat in the library, Henry turned to Sanam with a thoughtful expression. “You know, Sanam, there’s something special about the way you see the world. Your poem, the way you talk about books… it’s inspiring.”

Sanam blushed, her heart fluttering with hope and fear. “Thank you, Henry. It means a lot coming from you.”

Henry smiled, reaching out to gently hold her hand. “I think there’s a lot more to you than meets the eye, and I’d like to get to know you better, if that’s okay.”

Tears welled up in Sanam’s eyes, a mix of joy and disbelief. She had never imagined that her one-sided love would find a voice, let alone be reciprocated. In that moment, she realized that sometimes, even the most untold love stories can find their own beautiful endings.

FictionYoung AdultRomanceFantasy

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