I joke about my friend’s plot twist.
She says, “My life isn’t a drama. How can it have a plot twist?”
I say, “Real life can have plot twists too.”
She says, “What’s yours?”
I hedge and don’t answer, but the truth is, I know exactly what it is.
At the time of my cousin’s wedding, my sister and I shared a bed, so every night was like a sleepover. We used to talk and giggle together and until we fell asleep.
One day, out of nowhere, I told her, “I think our cousins have ruined Marathi men for me.”
She laughed and said, “Because they’re so awkward?”
I shook my head and said with complete seriousness, “Because they’re so amazing.”
She fell silent and stared up at the ceiling for a moment. Finally, she said, “That’s true.”