Hello guys! I was not available for the past two fridays due to internet problem. Otherwise, who would miss a friday?!
So today I have a short story for you guys. This is a small experiment as I have never written in this genre before. Fingers crossed!
The wind played with her hair like he used to. He saw her beautiful face through the black locks that were trying to shield her face. He remembered how much he loved her cascading hair, and her. She sat beside him, near the shining lake, gazing into infinity. She was much too occupied within herself to respond to wind’s graceful attack. Oh! How badly he wanted to play with those black locks, and how badly he resisted.
She finally decided to defend herself, collecting all her locks into a nice bun. He saw those locks getting caged against their will.
“You know you look more beautiful with open hairs”, he said, swift as the blowing wind.
“It doesn’t matter”, came the instant reply, with a voice fighting to stay put.
“Matters to me”
She looked at his sincere face, with eyes so intense that you just don’t want to miss any moment, and she knew that it did matter. With one swift moment she removed her hair pin, and her black locks were back into the battle. A decent smile curled upon his face. She still cares.
He picked up a small stone from the vicinity and threw it towards the shining lake surface. The small rock piece bounced-off the surface 5 times before finally meeting its destiny.
“Why does it have to be this way?”, she spoke in a voice so innocent, even the most sinful of beings wouldn’t dare to break her heart.
“I don’t know…”, he said, lost somewhere in between random thoughts. But he knew she deserved some sort of explanation.
He continued, “You see, our destinies are like that small stone. We can dare to rise against the mighty water, we can even survive for a bounce or two,but in the end…”, he paused, realizing the sudden silence around them. The wind had stopped blowing and the insects and animals were on a surprise break. It was as if the whole universe was silent, silent for them. In that moment, his eyes met hers, and the silence of the universe spoke for the both of them. None of them blinked, for this divine moment didn’t allow them to. He could only see unconditional love & kindness hiding behind a thin veil of anger. She could only see true love bounded by helplessness; stale mate.
In that moment of silence, their souls exchanged loud memories and moments. He knew he was going to lock away his heart forever, but there was one last thing.
“You know… I still love you… I always will…”, he said, gazing into the blue sky, trying to figure out its boundary.
She looked at him for one last time, her face dressed with a beautiful smile, putting the key into the lock. She silently took his hand in hers and joined him in search of sky’s limit. The universe was back on its regular track. The gentle wind blew once again, playing the songs of nature, bidding farewell to the love which traveled on water, unlike the stone.