The last meet..

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Girl – (exasperated) You’re incredulous!

Boy – (trying to keep his calm) Spare me the sarcasm..

Girl – (raising the voice) You totally deserve it!

Boy – (staring coldly) What? The sarcasm or…?

Girl – (calming down) Both..

Boy – (anger mounting in his eyes and stare turning even colder, takes a step closer)

Girl – (suddenly feeling scared) You….You aren’t gonna do anything stupid, right?

Boy – (confused at first, then comes even closer when true meaning dawns of him)

Girl – (heart-beat becoming louder and trying to take a step back) Hey..

Boy – (comes even closer, holds her hand and ends up laughing on her face)

Girl – (astonished) Holy shit! You scared me!

Boy – (turning serious) You should know me better than that..

Girl – (embarrassed) I know..

Boy – (turning even more serious) So, did you mean it? That I don’t deserve…. (he couldn’t complete the sentence)

Girl – (regretting her outburst) I..I’m sorry.. I din’t mean it..

Boy – That’s alright.. Anyway, so is that your final decision?

Girl – (agonisingly) Do I have a choice?

Boy – Of course, you do.. Simply walk away..

Girl – Easier said than done, sweet heart! (with a melancholic smile)

Boy – Well, then, this may as well be our final conversation for time being.. (speaking in a-matter-of-fact manner)

Girl – (widening her eyes) What do you mean!

Boy – Just like you, do I have a choice?

Girl – Yeah.. So, you mean to say, you won’t attend….

Boy – (cutting her short) No..

Girl stared hard. Tears welling up in her eyes.

Boy – ( trying hard not to show any emotions) You can still… You know..

Girl – (loosing it) Dude! It’s not possible! It’s just not possible! You are a couple of years younger to me, we aren’t of same religion, am gonna get engaged in a week, we don’t even stand a chance, damn it! And, we…

Boy – (being wiser and not loosing his calm) (raises a hand to stop her) Do you love me?

Girl – (takes a deep breath to calm herself) Yes, I do, but..

Boy – (cutting her short again) Do you think you’d be happy with me?

Girl – (realising that he won’t let her speak) Yes.

Boy – Are your parents fine with me?

Girl – Yes.

Boy – Are they happy getting you married to him? Now that they know of…us?

Girl – No.

Boy – Did they protest when you talked them into calling this off?

Girl – No.

Boy – So, it means they left the decision on you?

Girl – Yes.

Boy – And you won’t just because you’re afraid of the society?

Girl – Yes. I know the repercussions damn well!

Boy – I know them too.

Girl – (silent)

Boy – I am with you. I will respect any decision you take and my love for you will always remain the same. But…we can never be friends.

Girl – Is that a threat of walking out of my life, if I….? (she left the question hanging midway)

Boy – (staring silently for a moment) No. It isn’t a threat.

Girl – I am damned! If I say yes, I invite the risk of losing you forever and if I say no, I get to live with the person that I love the most but I end up hurting and humiliating my parents and family’s name in the society!

Boy – You realise that you will have to live with me and your parents for the rest of your life but not with the society, don’t you?

Girl – Yes, I do.

Boy – You also know well that you can’t keep everybody happy in your life, don’t you?

Girl – Yes, I do.

Boy – You also know that your parents will prefer to see you happy than the society, don’t you?

Girl – Yes, I do.

Boy – So, it’s done then. It’s your call. This way or that way. 🙂

Girl – How can you even smile in this situation?

Boy – I would’ve cried if it helped our cause. But, I realise, it doesn’t.

Girl – You and your sarcasm!

Boy – You…totally…. (deliberately slowing down)

Girl – Deserve it, I know.. (she finished the sentence for him)

Boy – Alright then, adios amigo. All the best!

Girl – Didn’t you promise me to always hold my hand, no matter what? And don’t you think you’re leaving me alone when I need you the most?!

Boy – And I also promised that, no matter how hard or unfair it felt to you, I will always try and make you choose the right path. I’m not leaving you, I’m just keeping my word. I am going far so that it’s easier for you to go on with your life that you’re about to chose, since, clearly, am a distraction and a hurdle for you now.
I always told you that I’d walk away the moment I feel that am being a problem to you, didn’t I ?

Girl – (tears rolling down her cheeks) I can’t..

Boy – You’ll have to.. Unless of course….. (he left it midway)

Girl – (she knew what he meant) If there is something called an afterlife, I’d always pray that we get to be together in our next lives at least.

Boy – (smiles a melancholic smile and leaves)

About Jigar Doshi

M.B.A. Blogger. Love to watch movies and read fiction. Occasionally, dabble with writing some fiction too. Spend most of leisure time on Twitter and Quora.
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