I was sitting at my office desk in Pune and I got a text from one of my friends, she was planning a birthday trip for one of our common friends. She was planning a trip to Hampi from Bangalore for the weekend and she asked me if I could travel from Pune there to join them. I figured out my weekend schedule and instantly booked my return journey tickets from Pune to Hosapete which lies on the Hubli-Bellary Highway and nearly 13 km from Hampi. The destination and my inclusion in this trip were kept a secret from the birthday girl.
I started my journey from Pune on Friday night, traveled nearly 600 km overnight and reached Hosapete in the morning. My friends had already reached there before me since my bus was running late due to bad weather. By the time, the birthday girl knew that they're going to Hampi, then suddenly I appeared in front of her and she was overwhelmed to see me there, the smile on her face was as beautiful as it could be.