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Friday, 1 November 2013

Fate ...

They were kids when they first met in school. Young and innocent. They didn't talk immediately but suddenly, one day, he came up to her and said, "I don't know you, but you have pretty eyes."
She said nothing and simply looked away, smiling, blushing and blissfully happy.

They became friends. Over the years, their friendship grew stronger and stronger. They were bigger than any force in the world. Nothing could bring them down or apart. And as time went by, they fell in love. Such a strong, powerful love that cannot be defined and the mere touch of its beauty can take you away to a world, unknown, unheard, pure, serene, holy.

Then one beautiful day, he popped the question, "Will you marry me?" There were no words except for a loud and joy filled, almost ecstatic "YES!"

A few days before their marriage, she gets a call from the City Hospital informing her that he is in a critical condition. She held back her tears, her emotions, everything and rushed out to meet him. On reaching the hospital, everyone pointed to the ICU room with helpless emptiness in their eyes.

She entered very slowly, fearing the worst and with a million thoughts spinning through her head. She felt so nauseous she thought she would faint at that very moment. But she kept her calm, and with shaky-steady feet walked in.

He was there, lying on the bed. Motionless, as if someone had pressed the pause button as in a dreadful dream but the constant beeps of the numerous machines attached to him reminded her that all this was real.
She went closer to him, very very gently held his hand and whispered, "Please..." and almost broke into tears.

That's when his eyelids moved briefly, slowly opening his eyes he stared blankly at her. He had forgotten her, himself and everything he had known. His eyes were hollow with no knowledge of his own being.

She hoped and prayed that he would be okay, but in this condition ?
He drew closer to her and with the awfully faint voice he could manage to bring out he whispered, "I don't know you, but you have pretty eyes."

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