A Love Story — Part 2
‘Avinash weds Nisha’, the card declared in big bold letters. Every time Nisha saw the words, a big smile came on her face. Avi was the reason she believed in destiny. She knew him from the time they went to school together, she sitting behind him on his bicycle. They were the best of friends when they were happy, worst of enemies when they had a fight, but everyone who knew them, knew that whatever future they had, they would be in it together. She didn’t need a choice. She was happy when the cards were printed, and he put a ring on her finger, smiling with his eyes.
She took her mobile, swiped the screen to unlock it, and his face smiled back at her from the wallpaper. His smile… warm, comforting, sure. And looking at it made her feel sure too. Only few days remained for their marriage, and she could not wait for them to get over. She had written a poem for him, and to her delight, he had got it framed, even though she felt it was a silly poem.
She hummed to herself, as her words turned to verse again.
Not many days left, till I’m forever his
None love me more, for sure is this
On the first night, his passionate kiss
Can’t wait for that, that marital bliss
Soon-to-be king, my all he will be
I’ll love him more, each day happily
Till death do us part, is too less for me,
Every life together, I pray let us be.
A beep broke her thoughts and she picked up her cell again, hoping it’d be her Avi. But it wasn’t. It was her best friend. She and Raunak had been best friends since a few years now. She felt comfortable talking to him, and only Avi mattered more to her than Raunak. He could make her smile effortlessly, and stayed with her through her mood changes. He was the support she needed when Avi wasn’t around, someone who understood her more than her parents could.
“Will our lunch meets stop once you’re hitched?”
She laughed reading his message. As if she’d forget friends just because she had a husband.
“Stop asking silly questions, you silly billy! Is it something you must do every day?”
She remembered the questions she had asked before and laughed even more. It was funny to see her best friend feeling so insecure about their friendship. It felt unreal.
“It’s not silly.”
She wondered why he was being so adamant, when he knew her better than most others. An answer immediately popped into her head. But she wasn’t sure.
(19th November 2014)