Hey guys! I’m back! Summer holidays just started and I’ve been hanging out with my friends so I completely lost track of time (We went to watch infinity war and my sorry heart cried at the ending. Literally the entire time I was like “What just happened?!?!”). So I wrote a short story sometime back and I thought I’d post it. Here goes nothing.
She walked through the halls. It had been ten years since she had been there. There was a party, but she had strayed away. She preferred to walk the corridors of memory than talk to others about how she’d been these past years.
Of course, everyone knew. The quiet and silent girl who not that many understood or liked had been one of the most successful. Releasing books from the age of sixteen and a successful music career. She was happy, she supposed. She could help others, give them belief that happiness could be found, that everyone had a second chance, even the most unfortunate. But did they really? She had won at life, but lost at love. And everything else didn’t seem to matter anymore.
She trailed her hand along the windows as she walked, thinking. The first time she fell for someone, it ended in heartbreak. All because of one tragic accident on a rainy night in a different country. So she locked everything up and changed everything. Determined.
She finally found true friends and thought she could go on. Until she met him. She knew him before, the idiot. Just another boy. Perhaps too cruel as he rejected one of her friends. She thought he was cruel not because of the rejection, but because of how he treated the poor girl after.
He began talking to her and she kept her guard up. But slowly, she could see that he was not that bad. And, she realized that she was letting her guard down. He cared, that was for sure. He wanted to know everything about her. And slowly she told him her deepest secret. And he was angry.
Angry on her behalf. He said that her past wasn’t her fault and was furious that she had given up on her happy ending. He promised that good things were coming.
And for once, she believed. But without her knowing, she had fallen for him. Her friends approved. But she was terrified. Of losing him. Of how he’d react. She knew everything about him only because he thought she didn’t feel that way.
And slowly the two years came to an end. On the last day, they sat together, all of them. Except him. He was talking to someone else. Another confession. The reply was as expected. He then came over. They spent the rest of the school day talking about their memories and laughing. She remembered how the first time she went over to his place. She left her kerchief and he still had it. And she still had his birthday present to her, a bracelet. He never knew that she carried it around with her.
On the day of the last exam, everyone especially crying. So was she. She remembered how she had hugged all her friends goodbye, thinking that she’d never see them again, perhaps except for a reunion. And she was right. All except her best friend, she’d lost touch with. The two of them had truly been inseparable. She’d been going on tour and they even shared an apartment.
She remembered how the two of them had hugged and he’d asked her “What’s wrong?”. She’d simply replied “You’ll never know, you oblivious idiot.” But the way he’d held her told her otherwise.
After all these years, she still felt the same way. But she hadn’t seen him.
She noticed another had trailing the windowsill opposite her and looked up. It was him. He still looked amazing. In heart and in looks.
He saw her and they came to a stop in front of each other. She held up her hand. He saw. The bracelet was still there, and he understood. She simply stated “I still carry it with me.”
He patted his chest. She looked, on the pocket of his coat was her kerchief. After all these years. “I know. Me too.” he replied. They finally embraced.
He said in a matter of fact tone “You know, I knew that day that it’d never work with anyone else.”
“Yeah. You and your idiotic smile stole my heart.” she said.
“I don’t even know how I fell for your depressed self.” he retorted. After a pause, “I guess we have to tell Arthi and Indra that their ship worked.”
“You knew about that?!?”she asked, surprised and embarrassed.
“Yeah. And I didn’t say anything. It was kind of cute… But also because it had been you. Always.” he confessed.
“Same.” she didn’t have any words to say. She was speechless.
And they walked back together to the party holding hands. Her best friends were shrieking with joy.
Forever began now.
So that’s the end. Unless, you guys don’t want it to be. If you guys want more of a backstory, like their school memories and stuff, let me know. Thanks a lot for reading.
Xoxo, see you next time.
P.S. Would you like some fries will all that cheese? 😉 (Yes I do realize that it is a very cheesy, fluffy story. :P)