Tired and exhausted.
I came home from work.
Threw my bag and sat for some peaceful breathe.
My mom came nervously,
A smile on her face,
Hid a mystery phase,
She asked about my future plans.
I said, am happy with my job.
So she held my hand,
And said now it’s time to get married.
I went blank and worried.
She said, a family is coming to see u tomorrow.
She left, and the room filled with sorrow.
I started searching for my phone,
And texted my 1821 kms away boyfriend,
Yes it was a long distance relationship.
I typed," Someone are coming to see me tomorrow"
“Isn’t it so early” was the reply.
“Doesn’t matter. I love you, and I want you by my side” I texted.
" I love you too, but darling it’s too early for us" was his reply.
“Am going to inform my parents” I texted.
“About what” he replied
“About us my love” I texted.
“You are not going to do that. I can’t take any risk, u will ruin my job” was his reply.
I felt like, am no where in his future.
Maybe he is not so in love with my nature.
We gradually went into an argument.
“Get married, I don’t care” was his last message.
My love for him was treated like a garbage.
Next morning, while everyone were happy around.
I was broken and helplessly drowned.
And mom said they came.
Tears were stuck at edges of my eyes.
Scared to come out .
And hard to stop my uncontrollable cries.
There was a knock at my door.
Cousin came and whispered, he is coming to meet you.
My hands went numb, and shivering like hell.
I lowered my gaze to hide my wet eyes,
And figured a pair of shoes walking inside.
He sat beside me in some distance.
And there was a unwanted conversation amoung us.
After 20 mins of his efforts.
He asked “look at my face”.
But my love for him stopped me to look at anyone else.
He again asked, “you won’t regret it, just look in my eyes”.
I gradually calmed myself and lifted my eyes.
There was a guy I know very well.
My controlled tears now weren’t under my control.
I started crying, but not in pain.
Those were my happy tears.
Coz he is none other than the love of my life.
He hugged me hard and came to his knees.
Took a ring out and asked.
“Will you marry me?”
I happily smiled in tears and gave a yes.
We kissed in love.
That was the first time we saw eachother personally.
The first time I touched him physically.
Our families clapped from back.
And I would say, it’s not a happy ending.
Coz it’s just a happy start of my new journey.