She was Awake. Her eyes Red, Puffy by now. Her body moving back and forth with each tear that rolled down her cheek.. Enduring the emotional pain that engulfed her. Her blanket was wet stain with endless tears. Her mind wandering with pain thinking of him and the infinite questions.. Did he really cheat me? or M i Interpreting him wrong? Is there some other reason.. N number of questions penetrated into her mind by each passing moment. But some were she knew how much he loved her..
Her world of grief was distracted by the ringing doorbell. Somehow gathering all the leftover strength she opened the door. There was his Secretary at the door step in a knee-length black skirt, high neck light blue woolen top, a smiling face with little blush on the cheeks, a dusky brown lipstick offering her a beautiful yet professional looks . “Mam, I am here to collect Laptop, Sir is supposed to leave out-of-town urgently. Would you please accompany me with his Travelling bag to Airport “she uttered. A lightning stroked her mind, she nodded and left to get his stuff. The laptop screen while packing reflected her crinkly hair, lifeless eyes, a shabby look.
She was accompanied by jealousy to her room, Is his Secretary the one.. She was determined to clear the matter now. She dressed up herself in a white one piece, tied her hair in a French bun, and applied a cherry red gloss that gave her rosy lips a buoyant look. Gorgeous she looked. But her reflection in mirror was not pleasing her. Something was missing she thought. She hurried and left with his travelling bag and laptop. On the way, in the rear view car mirror, she observed his secretary and herself again, blush was something she missed. The war of thoughts continued in her mind.
The car stopped, but it was not the airport she noticed. Connaught Place she wondered.. Before she could ask secretary about airport, there he was, he opened the car door for her.. she was surprised to see his party dress.. he escorted her to the party room. The party room front wall had text written “Happy Anniversary” with her name in bold.. she was astonish to see her parents, her in-laws, her friends. The party continued… with friends, relatives, parents, in-law’s… food, desserts, drinks. And then began the dance.
All the couples were on the floor including them. The lights were dim now. The silent romantic music was on. He wished her “Happy Anniversary Darling” and then he offered her a gift which was tagged with “Missing Her” she opened it. It was beautiful digital frame with their pic with text i miss u every moment. Be with me forever
Everything she learnt from previous night made sense.. There she melted. She felt sorry for her interpretation but she was Awaken again. She was awaken with Love.. Now was not the time to apologize but to live the moment. The most precious moment.. The front mirror reflected her face which was more bright than ever.. she noticed the charm, the blush was back on her face again.. Nothing was missing now.. a tear rolled down her cheek.. he wiped the tear… they embraced.. The background music played.. “I can be your hero baby… I can kiss away the pain… I will stand by you forever… You can take my breath away“