It had been a month since Swara last met Sanskar
Their results came and now Sanskar was in last year while Swara was in third year
Day by day Sanskar was becoming more restless
Until the day Swara decided to part their ways he never realized the importance of Swara in his life
Things were gradually entering his mind that his life was so colorful with her, and now when she is not by his side everything looks so faded and boring.
Her talks, her thoughts, her actions and small small gestures were what made his day bright.
No matter whatever the problem was they both always found the solution in together.
The saying is absolutely true “We don’t know the value of a person until he is gone”. He was missing her with each passing day,hour, minute and second he was gradually learning her value, her absence left a void in his life.Once his life which was filled with HER PRESENCE, was now empty not empty hollow in HER ABSENCE
Today was a Saturday evening and like any other week he was moving towards the beach, the only place where he feels relaxed.The beautiful sunset somewhere gives peace to his soul.
He was sitting on the sand when his eyes fell on a girl who was running with an ice candy and behind her a boy was running
This scene made him remember how much they enjoyed when they came here together
When her ice candy fell down she took his ice candy and started running across the sand with him chasing her
He closed his eyes and a smile appeared on his lips remembering their little moments. Now that she was no more bedside him he realized the worth of moments they spent together.
Swara was sitting in her room engrossed in her books when she heard voice of a cuckoo. She went towards the window and closed her eyes remembering something
( FLASHBACK STARTS
Swasan were siting on a bench in college garden, they were just talking randomly when Swara heard a Cuckoo’s voice
She immediately closed her eyes and started praying something by joining her hands.Sanskar was looking at her confused trying to understand what is she doing
The minute she opened her eyes sanskar asked her
Sanskar: Swara what were u doing?
Swara:I was making a wish!
Sanskar: Why? Suddenly?
Swara:I heard a cuckoo singing and people say that if we make a wish at that time it gets fulfilled
Sanskar narrowed his eyes:You believe this?
Swara:Ummm to be true I don’t know, but what’s wrong in trying, there is no harm if your wish gets fulfilled.
Sanskar: You and your beliefs (smiling genuinely)
Swara (monologue):Sanskar I don’t know whether this wish would be fulfilled or not but my all time wish is your happiness
Swara opened her eyes and a tear rolled down her right cheek remembering their moments
No doubt life was beautiful having him by her side
She remembered the several encounters which she had with him in these last 35 days, where,each time Swara ignored him or simply looked somewhere else and moved from that place.
She also had her own life and gradually she was learning to stay without him.Life never ends if you don’t have someone in your life. Moving on is another name of life.
She was just happy that everything was falling in place now, she was no more an obstacle in his life. She’s content with it.
However she was upset, it was difficult for her to stay without him, each time she thinks that he would be no longer by her side,this lone thought breaks her heart into several pieces.. She is just trying to believe that everything will fall at it’s right place sometime.
Her thoughts were disturbed by a phone call.
Swara:Han Akii Bolo (Yes Akii say)
Akii:Cupcake we have to go their house in evening.Inform Aunty-Uncle too..
Swara: Oky Akii, I’ll tell them..
Akii:Hmmm…(after pause) Cupcake listen
Akii:Swara elders have to reach there till 8.How about we go a little late.You know I’m not so comfortable with these functions…and… (Interrupted)
Swara: Han Akii, no problem even I don’t want to go early. Even I don’t like getting trapped between a bunch of elders with no way to escape.
Akii:Hahaha … okay so see you in evening… Bubyee
Sanskar was down near the main gate, he had some work in the secretary’s office that is near the main gate, when he was coming outside he saw Swara And Akshat coming there, he was mesmerized to see Swara she was in Pink and white Anarkali suit. She was walking in a weird way as if climbing a mountain with a pair of heels. Sanskar chuckled.
He could hear them talking
Swara:You idiot who told you to park the car outside han.(Slapped his head)
Akii:I was in hurry to drop mom na.
After taking few steps
Swara:Akii suno, I know this is not the right time to ask this, not even the right place but I think I should ask it before reaching there
(Sanskar came a little near to hear what Swara is saying)
Akii: I know what you wanna say cupcake, but do you think I really love her?
Swara: According to me you do, but you should be knowing it well Akii,not me..(she sighed)
Swara:Achha tell me one thing you would be meeting her after 2 long years.So did you miss her?
Akii:I did cupcake, I missed her a lot, every time we did something I remembered the same with her. When we ate her favorites I obviously missed her
Swara hummed thinking something
Swara: Well this is quite filmy, but you may try it.Come on close your eyes and see whose face appears before your eyes!
(Hearing it Sanskar too closed his eyes and Swara’s smiling face came in front of his eyes followed by her sad face with tears in her eyes when they parted the hug a month ago)
Sanskar:(monologue) That means I love Swara, I love her (but suddenly realized ) no no how can it be it is just friendship nothing more.(he came in senses when Akshat shouted)
Akii:Swara… Swara (sanskar became tensed listening Swara he thought her face came in front of his eyes) Cupcake it is Aditi’s face.That means I do love her?
Swara: Akii this was just to satisfy you, it doesn’t matter whose face appears in front of yourur eyes when you close them..But the feelings that you have for that person matter. You miss her when she’s not with you, you remember her while doing small small things, her smile her happiness are important for you…you don’t want to see her with any another boy.That’s it Akii, now also you’re confused that whether you love her or not..Don’t waste more time Akii (starts walking again) You never know what happens the next second in your life, you’re there with someone now but we never know if destiny separates you from that person the very next second..
(Moisture appeared in her eyes)
Swara: And Akii, her parents are soon going to find someone for her soon. You better confess your feelings because she also loves u.(Said the last line very slowly)
Akii nodded but as soon as the last words got registered in his mind he ran behind Swara with a happy face, who was now running towards the car..
Here Sanskar was in deep thoughts,he was just trying to decide what he feels for Swara, he started walking towards his block absent mindedly. He almost bumper into a kid who was playing badminton.
Sanskar was walking to and fro in his room, he was unable to sleep. His thoughts were completely occupied by Swara today.He was bus6y thinking wat is correct and wat is incorrect. Just then his eyes fell on his diary .
Sanskar picked the diary and got seated on his bed.. He started reading his diary from the day he met Swara
He was going through the diary and while turning the pages his smile never left his lips.
Just then something struck his tube light brain. He realized that Swara is the same girl whose assignment he returned, when she was in first year. The same girl who denied to follow the command of her seniors, and the same girl from whose boldness he was impressed
He was smiling like a imbecile
He continued reading the diary. With each passing page, he was getting sure of his feelings.
After one hour he got up, and moved towards the balcony.He raised his head to look in the sky, which was twinkling with millions of stars, and the moon was almost full as the next day was full moon night.
He smiled broadly looking up,
Sanskar:So Sanskar Maheshwari is in LOVE finally.Miss SWARA DIXIT you’re successful in making this jerk fall for you. iChat describe my feeling in words. I love you Swara
Hey sorry for the delay. My exams finished today so here comes another update.
P.S– The story is moving towards its end. Hardly three chapters are left.
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