Monday, April 21, 2008

Silver lining...



"Final call for the flight LA345...passengers please proceed to gate number C15" the crew lady announced on the microphone.

"Excuse me...excuse...." Divya waded her way through the people who were busy waiting for their flights and those who were busy walking around the terminal..

Finally she managed to squeeze herself just in the nick of the time before the hostess could close the door of the flight.

"I am sorry!" Divya smiled at the hostess...

"That's ok M'am can i see your boarding pass?" She was polite and looked at the pass Divya showed her.

"This way to your right m'am, fourth row on the left she pointed towards the seat on the economy class.

"Thanks very much!" Divya walked towards her seat.

The flight was not full due to the off season. Divya made herself comfortable in her seat and turned to the guy sitting next to her and said "Hey! am i late ? sorry..."

"That's okay dear, i was little worried that you might not turn up..." the guy said.

The guy sitting next to her was none other than Shekar, smart, athletic and had that special something that every girl would find it hard to resist. No wonder Divya couldn't resist either. Divya and Shekar were in love and they both had planned to get married.

"Are you tensed?" He asked her

"A lot, not sure if i am really ready for this..." Divya said searching for something in her handbag.

it turned out to be a tissue which she used to wipe her forehead and turned back to Shekar and said

"Strange to see the flight empty..."

"Yeah, weekday and not a season time also...but why do you think you're not ready" he came back to the topic.


"I dunno..quite a few things..." she was in a thoughtful mood..

"like..."

"What...." she missed his question....

"I asked like what.." he was not ready to leave either....

"Like....would i get the same love and affection that we shared all these days after marriage....like would i get the same sharing and caring that you gave all these days before marriage..."

"why do you think you'll not get these...." he retorted

"Don't you know Shekar...what's wrong in me getting worried about things not to change" she argued...

'Divvy...nothing would change..everything would remain same.....dont you have to worry..." he comforted her...

"Everything...how can you say that?" She seemed tense...

It took lots of time for Shekar to convince divya for this marriage. She was vehemently against this and was worried that her life would change completely upside down once she gets married. Shekar used to be surprised how Divya can be so against marriage after being in love with him for more than three years. Shekar had to spend so much of time with divya to make her understand marriage is aprt of life and no one can escape that. Also, he had to tell it's such a nice bonding between two people which every person should go through in life. And, finally one day he was able to break the code and make Divya accept. Here they're leaving to India for marriage.

The next couple of hours went in silence with Divya closing her eyes thinking about the marriage to come and Shekar. Shekar didn't want to disturb her and so was watching the silver lining on the clouds through the window.

"Passengers attention please..." the stewardess announced bring back Divya and Shekar to thier senses...

"We're starting the landing procedures, kindly keep your seat belts fastened and bring your seats to a upright position"

Divya was watching the stewardess checking each row by walkin on the aisle.

Shekar turned and looked at Divya, she seemed little clear from her face.

The flight landed with a heavy thud....and was slowing down...

"outside temperature...." the announce ment continued...

People were busy getting up from their seats to pick up their luggage....

Divya looked at Shekar and said "This is it..."

"Yes sweety, this is it....no turning backs now...we'd decided on this together" he held her hands....

"Yes no turning backs..." she hugged him tight....

After a while, when the crowd had cleared a bit, Divya got up and took her luggage and got ready to move...

She turned back and said "I hope you'd be watching every moment from now on....Though you're no more today it was your words that kept me driving in life and now this marriage too...It was you who showed me that i had the strength in me to see life without you...I love you and would do so till i breathe my last..." tears were rolling down her cheeks as she saw the faint image of Shekar vanishing before her eyes...

Divya wiped her tears and kept walking towards her new life thinking about her love life with Shekar, the accident that took the life of Shekar, the days when she thought her life had come to a standstill, the days when she imagined Shekar to be with her and the words Shekar told to convince her for a marriage with Rishi. Everything was like a dream to her. As we walked out of the airport lounge, She saw Rishi waiting with a flower bouquet in his hands waving at her.

She saw the silver lining on the sky......

1 comment:

Shylu said...

A masterpiece!!!

Surprised on seeing no comments here!!

I am a proud

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