‘You’re not serious…. Are you? ‘,asked Arjun to shreya. She merely smiled sadly and shook her head. Arjun stared… He was lost and dumbstruck. He have no clue what to say. Their relationship is 7 year long and he love her with all his heart and he have no doubt she felt the same way. He pleaded with his eyes, asking her to not to do this to him but something in her expression told him it was too late now. He blinked back the unscheduled tears. ‘ Are you sure? Give me some more time, Just don’t leave me’ said Arjun. Shreya glanced at him quickly and then she closed her expression again, staring straight ahead. ‘ you know it can’t be helped. They disapprove of you. They want my stability and I can’t deny them their happiness’ said Shreya. Arjun felt trapped then…. This relationship was the only other thing he was holding on to other then his very ill mother. He is 28 years old with a engineering degree and no job currently. He never wanted to be engineer but his father has always wanted him to pursue the degree. All those years he has been studying half heartedly but he thank God and his father for if nothing the course has given him ‘Shreya’… The fire of his winters and the breeze of his summers. 7 years they have been together. The time which he was able to give her because of the lack of job was boon for a year…. Crowding another year… Problem another year… And now it’s a curse. Arjun felt ashamed to have achieved nothing. She has every right to dessert him and he knew it. Shreya’s parents had rejected Arjun as a choice for husband for he is unstable financially. And the crux is Shreya also had started believing them hence their relationship is on the verge of ending now. He knew he has no say now for he has been losing chances after chances in life. ‘I love you now and I will always’ said d Arjun as he turned from her and started walking in the opposite direction. Shreya stood there saddened by the destiny. Arjun waited and desperately wished she would call him and he would turn and they would hug then and he would wake up from this nightmare. Alas it was reality and he realized it soon enough.