And So It Goes

 

Their eyes met, her heart beat a little faster, “hi” she said.

He smiled quietly.

“You’re the one. The one I’ve been searching for all my life,” she said.

He smiled quietly.

“Don’t you feel the same? Don’t you feel the ache of it?,” she breathed.

He smiled quietly.

“You’re kind and sweet and gentle. I think I love you. No, I’m certain of it,” she said.

He smiled quietly.

“We’ve waited long enough. We’ve waited too long to find each other,” she said.

He smiled quietly.

“Let’s make the most of every second. Let’s dance and sing and love,” she said.

He smiled quietly.

“I’ll give up everything I’ve built for you. I’ll move, I’ll change,” she said.

He smiled quietly.

“I’m happier than I’ve ever been. My dreams have finally been realised,” she said.

He smiled quietly.

“Can life get any better? Is it greedy to want more?” she said.

He smiled quietly.

“You seem distant now. Have I asked too much? Is it me? Is there another?” she said.

He smiled quietly.

“When did it start? Who is she? Am I not good enough?” she said.

He smiled quietly.

“How could you do this to me? After all I’ve done for you? Is there no hope?” she said.

He smiled quietly.

“Is there nothing you can say in your defence? Can’t you be braver?” she said.

He smiled quietly.

“You’re not the one I thought you were. You’ve lied to me all this time,” she said.

He smiled quietly.

“I can’t continue with this charade. Let’s end it and go our separate ways,” she said.

He smiled quietly.

“How can you be so impassive? So heartless? So untouched? So cruel?” she said.

He smiled quietly.

“How could I ever have loved you? What did I see in you? Why did I let myself fall?” she said.

He smiled quietly.

“You’re unkind and cruel and heartless. I think I hate you. No, I’m certain of it,” she said.

He smiled quietly.

Their eyes met again, for the last time, filled with emotions old and new, words never said.

Her heart beat a little faster, “goodbye” she said.

He smiled quietly.

©Asha Rajan

I wrote this piece nearly 4 years ago.

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