Love never left us..

Love never left us..

Do we really fall out of love? Umm no, you just fall deeper and deeper in love ..But yea you do learn to live without your “soulmate”, with days passing by.. Drenched pillows, sleepless nights, and what all followed those days were just nightmares in short.. Mother’s lap nor her hands gently brushing over his hair,  nor a talk with her bestie could fix the damage they felt! They knew it was the end of their journey together ..Yet, their heart stayed well connected.. They shared a common lie when they met even after years, “Yes, I’m fine ” ,though the words muffled and their eyes spoke density… All they longed to see was each other’s smile and they didn’t mind fighting back the stream of tears for that moment.. Priorities never changed.. They remained at the top of each other’s Facebook search list even after months, just the way they used to top each other’s chat list few years back.. Late-night surprises and wishes on birthday changed into statuses or unwritten messages stored deep within themselves..

She wished for “online” to change into “typing” , each time she stalked him in Whatsapp .. Little did she realize that, the person on the other side of the screen wished for the same too.. Love never left them, but ego walked in.. She searched for him in each and every guy she encountered later.. But it was all in vain !! Her flawless smile could be only seen in his dreams and in the photos that filled his mobile gallery.. He longed to feel her soft fingers in his hand and hold her close to him and so did she wish to melt in the warmth , his arms provided.. She knew his love was the drug she needed to cure her insomniac nights and that no psychiatrist in this world could prescribe it correctly.. So did he know that she was the reason for his existence in this unfair world.. They were  two people helping each other ; which couldn’t be done by anyone else so flawlessly like they did …

She remembered those days with tears in her eyes,  where she secretly wished him to stay every time she said a “bye”  .. That night where they bid farewell to each other for one last time, never left her mind..Who told boys never shed tears??  Little did she know that , each time he put a smile on her face while she felt sad , he was giving away his own smile and that he slept with damp eyes on the other side of the phone.. She wished to be his backspace to all the frustration and depression he felt at 2 am.. He had always kept his word of taking care of all her problems and assuring a goodnight sleep to her..  Yes he lied that he was fine each time she sensed a change in his tone.. But a lie to keep a person happy was not a sin, he believed..

He never fell so hard as he fell every time he saw her smile.. Since the day they didn’t hear each other’s goodnight, restless nights had crawled in.. Each time they heard each other’s name , it felt like thunder to the ears and their heart skipped a beat.. After every fight they had had, they came a bit more closer to each other .. Every sacrifice, compromise, adjustment and the long wait to meet each other was worth it, once upon a time.. But now they could live together only in a parallel universe which their hearts made .. :’)

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Aiswarya Menon
" Writing is the painting of the voice"... - Voltaire
"Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go" - E.L.Doctorow
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