I had never seen her before but in a photograph. To me, she was just a voice over the phone, someone I had spent hours on Yahoo chatting with. That was all going to change tonight. I was finally going to meet her.

I was on a business trip to her city, but she was reluctant to meet there. So we decided on meeting in a nearby town instead. I dressed casually. She liked that. I reached there half hour before and waited for her, at the fountain in a park. Fifteen minutes later, she came walked in. I knew her instantly. She smiled and came to my side.

We sat on a bench, silently for some time. I broke the silence and introduced myself like it was the first time we were talking. She laughed, and gave me a friendly punch. We had a fantastic day after that. We went to the beach, had lunch from a roadside vendor, and talked so much.

Reluctance now gone, she actually invited me to her home. I accepted, and drove us back. Her home was small, but simple. She told she’d get coffee, but a cry caught my attention. She took me inside, and in a cradle was a cute little baby girl.

I took her and held her close. Her eyes were smiling at me. I knew my friend was not married. I walked to her side, and whispered in her ears, Now I love you more than ever before”.

Prompted@ Tell-A-Tale

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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