Day of love.

They were madly in love, but at times, just love isn’t enough to be able to stay together, forever. They had to shelve their ‘togetherness’, their relationship, due to emotional constraints. Her dad did not approve their relationship, and they could not marry each other, but as it is said, love knows no bounds. Her dad could forcibly end their relationship, but not their love. Her parents married her to the man who was best suited to her, according to them.

With him, her life was suffocating. Eventually, she learned to adjust, she learned to live, without love. Though the man she was married to, took care of all her needs, but something was missing. The love was missing, the charm was missing. After 2 months of their marriage, one fine night, destiny decided to play tricks on them. She went to sleep, according to her routine. He was working in the next room, on some presentation, which was to be submitted, the next morning. Late that night, she got a call. Even those sleepy eyes, at once, could recognize that number. The call was from her ex – boyfriend, the only love of her life. Train of thoughts went through her mind. She couldn’t decide whether she was still eligible for taking that call or not. Then something struck her mind – taking that call would be analogous to cheating her husband.  She, in a breath, remembered all the care and concern, her husband showers her with. She couldn’t be that ruthless. Flustered by the chain reaction of her emotions and thoughts, she got up to look for her husband.

 She stood at the door of his room, when she saw, he was busy over a phone call. She eavesdropped on his conversation – 

“But..but try and understand, it is not possible now. You have to move on. Listen, I loved you truly, but now I do not. It wasn’t our mistake but perhaps we weren’t meant to be. I am married to a beautiful woman. She is innocent and she trusts me, I can see that in her eyes. I cannot hurt that pure soul, I cannot break her trust. She loves me and I can never  think of betraying her. Please, for heaven’s sake, never try to contact me. Goodbye”, he said, over the phone.

Without uttering a single word she went back into her room.

She now knew, her marriage wasn’t a mistake. They were destined to be together. She realized that sometimes, the things we think are best for us, are not, and that second chances are special. Destiny always has better plans. She knew she was going to fall for this man, for his loyalty and for his truthfulness, over and over again, all through her life. No longer, did she need to hold her breath. The air around her wasn’t suffocating anymore, it was rather comfortable and warm. She, finally, inhaled her present, and exhaled her past. 

(What has to happen, happens. They finally, found their day of love.)

© Naina khare

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