She sipped her favourite double shot cappuccino sitting at the table of her favourite place and opened her laptop and checked the emails, suddenly she glanced at the date it’s October 26, 2016. A strange sudden feel passed through her veins. It’s his birthday and it’s been five years, but still, she feels the same for him and this day reminds her of her nostalgic moments!
She closed the laptop, finished her cappuccino and lost in thoughts to the past days where they met at the same coffee shop, spent hours together holding each other hands, took pictures of themselves, had silly fights, spoke dirty, planned their future at the same table and the same place.
It’s January 3rd, 2009 on a sunny morning he entered into a coffee shop to have his expresso, he ordered for one and settled at a table and involved himself in a magazine. As its weekday coffee shop is not much crowded and then she enters with a beautiful smile ordered her double shot cappuccino and sat at another table. They both had their coffees and when she was about to leave a voice called her from behind
He: “Excuse me?!”
She: She turned back with an attitude and said “yes”?
He:”when you ordered coffee and passed through my table, an earring of yours fallen at my table and this is the one” and he gave her earring to her.
She: In a surprise, she checked her ear found the empty ear, smiled and said “yes! It’s mine thank you”.
He:”Pleasure is all mine to meet you and you have such a beautiful smile, i have ever seen!!”
She: blushed slightly by his words, shook hand and introduced her.
They both introduced themselves and left the coffee shop. Days passed by and they met in the same coffee shop often and exchanged numbers. Both started to like each other and started introducing each other to their friends and started hanging out with each other. One fine day on a cool rainy evening on October 10, 2009
He: “can I ask you a question, dear?”
She: “yes! Sure. Why are you hesitating?”
He: “I just don’t know how to start and I’m not good at expressing thoughts, but I have to today. See, I have met many girls in my life, but never ever connected so much with anyone as I did with you. I don’t know where this goes and the first time when I saw you in the same coffee shop, I felt a special bond between us.”
She: Staring at him with her puppy eyes and in a husky voice she said: “complete it”.
He: I really can’t imagine your absence in my life and can’t express how much your presence means to me. I can’t promise you but I will take good care of you for the rest of our life. I can’t imagine you getting married and being in the arms of some other man. Just be my side on every single day of my life and make it bright!
He took a bouquet of roses and her favourite chocolates from his bag and gave her. He took her hand in his and said I love you, please accept my love, I can’t live without you. Be as the mother for my kids and please consider me as another kid and bear me for the rest of life.
Tears rolled out of her eyes for his words and she said “I love you more than you do, I was waiting for this moment. This is the awesome moment of my life and you are the man of my dreams and fantasies”.
He bent forward and kissed her on the forehead and that day it started like that where they laughed together, spent time together, kissed each other even at public, cooked for each other, surprised each other, showered each other with gifts, planned fantasized dates, many moonlight dinners.
It’s their one year anniversary of love and she invited him home and planned a romantic dinner. They had dinner sat in the balcony and gazed stars, spoke about their future. She said that she is going to surprise him and took him to a room of scented candles. She wanted to show how much she loved him and they ended up making love. She said “This was the gift which I wanted to give you on our anniversary. Nothing more than this can tell how much I love you”. He kissed her softly and their bodies entwined with loving souls. Months passed by and he got a call from her to meet him immediately at the coffee shop.
He: He kissed and asked, “what’s the matter, honey?”
She: “I don’t know how you will take this but I’m not happy as well as not sad, but I’m worried because of this. Don’t get panic by this. I got conceived and it’s the second month.”
He: “what’s the f**k? Oh my god! It’s all because of your surprise, I didn’t plan any precaution and I couldn’t do anything! Are we really ready for this!? How can I tell this at home? ”
She: “I don’t know! We are well settled financially, we love each other but marriage is the only thing which we didn’t have and I can’t tell this at home and they can’t take this. But I need this baby because it’s the symbol of our love and I don’t want to kill or something.”
He: “Okay! Don’t worry, I’ll tell at home, even you tell about our relationship at your home and try to convince them. If they are not okay with this we should get married without their permission as we are majors and we love each other and if we drag like it will be a problem because we can’t hide the truth!”
She: “okay, but we need to do something soon” she smiled with tears and hugged him. He hugged her back and kissed her.
He went to his place and told his parents about this and they are okay with this and for the marriage but her parents are not okay with this and she fought at home and left her parents. When they met after meeting their parents, she hugged him and explained what has happened and he took her to his home where he stays and they are now being in a single home and it’s all his love which is making her happy!
It’s the 7th month for her and her on maternity leave. One afternoon she is waiting for him to come home, but he didn’t come. She called and couldn’t reach his number then later in the evening she got a call stating that he met with an accident, his head got injured, due to heavy bleeding from the head and he passed away on the spot and they asked to collect the body from mortuary! She remained breathless for what she heard over the phone and suddenly the world seems to be upside down for her. She ran to the hospital and collapsed on seeing him in such a state. She couldn’t face and cried like hell. She doesn’t want this to happen and she wants her to be in his place instead of him. She called her parents, but they didn’t turn up. People are now calling him a body that was once her soul mate, love of her life. She called his parents and they blamed her for everything and did the funeral.
Life became so tough for her, she is unable to eat, sleep and survive. She cried like there are no more tears in her eyes, she couldn’t stay at the place where they lived happily. She hates God, her life. She cried in the darkness and remained all alone. She used to scream at nights and used to go mad literally. She wants to die and try committing suicide two times but failed. She became weak physically and mentally without any moral support. Some of her friends admitted her in the hospital. Due to her ill health, baby’s condition is not proper inside and doctors took out the baby at 8th month itself. It’s a premature tiny baby wrapped in a cloth, lying beside her with closed eyes, tiny ears, and tiny lips as his father’s. She touched his fingers and kissed him. Cried hard for her loneliness. Scolded her luck and fate. Prayed God to give strength to fight for her tiny little one.
She felt happy on seeing the tiny one and understood why she has to still exist. She faced a lot of problems, she couldn’t get any help financially from both parents, heard many rumours of the society, faced worst situations, became stronger by each passing day and hide her tears to see the smiles of the little one. She worked hard just to fulfil all the needs of the little one and brought him up same as his father. She is happy to see their loved one to grow in front of her, but she has this missing feeling of the person once she loved the most.
She is now transformed into a strong single parent and owned the same coffee shop as remembrance of her love, where was once she used to be a regular vendee, a girl who was young and innocent, a girl who was childish, who was once thought of committing suicide for life’s injuries and girl who was once left alone by everything and everyone, even by fate!