A long time ago the mountains had wings. They would fly and land everywhere uninvited to create trouble for the people. So Indra, the god of Firmament cut off wings of the mountains and the wings turned into the clouds. Even today, clouds still hang around the mountains due to the eternal love for them. And when there is a collision between the mountains and the clouds, they cry.
“Hey hello. Sorry to keep you waiting.” Finally, Meera arrived after 10 minutes.
“I will wait for you for years.”
“Wow, such a lovely weather isn’t it? It looks as if it is gonna rain,” she said completely ignoring my statement. That’s what girls do right?
“So how are you doing?” She asked.
“I thought I’ll never see you again,” I replied.
“How could I not come after what you tried to do to yourself? I wanted to meet you. I felt it is necessary for us to talk.”
“Is there anything left to discuss? I don’t think so. There is nothing to talk about.”
“You still think what you did was right?”
“Yes, I had no other option.”
I could not make an eye contact with her.
“I still can’t believe you could do such a thing.”
“You left me suddenly. Why would you bother?”
“Because I still care for you Rohan and it breaks my heart to see you like this.”
“But why do we have to meet here?”
“Because this was your favorite hangout.”
“I just hate this place.”
“Why? You have always said that this place is very special to you, this was where you proposed to me at this very table remember.”
“Yeah but now this place just reminds me of all the false promises you made. You promised you would love me forever. We would get married, have children and a sweet home. You promised that we would be together but you broke all my promises. You cheated on me.”
I couldn’t speak anymore. My eyes were filled with tears.
“How is the wound healing?” She asked looking at my wrist.
“Good,” I replied
“Is it hurting too much?”
“But I still can’t believe you did such a thing. Only cowards take their lives.”
“No, they do it because there is no hope and life is not worth living. For me, it was the only option that I had to get rid of this dreadful loneliness.”
“Life is a precious gift. Don’t waste it by being unhappy.”
“Are you happy like this?” I asked making a strong eye contact.
“Yes, I am.” She firmly replied.
“I still don’t understand why I have to move on suddenly. We had such beautiful plans together but now none of them will come true. I just can’t live without you Meera. I can’t bear this separation anymore.”
“Come on. You need to accept this. This is realty.”
“I just can’t forget anything. I still reach for you in the bed beside me in the morning. Each time the phone rings, I wish it is you. I miss your smile. I miss your hugs. I miss everything about you Meera. I’m just hopeless without you.”
“Time will heal everything. You’ll get a good time.”
“Wounds may heal, scars will stay and memories will remain forever.”
“I think you should meet some new girl. Only new experience will help you get over old memories and will help you move on.”
“I don’t wanna move on without you Meera and I don’t want anyone to replace you.”
“I am not the end of your life. I am just a part of it. It is time you turn the page.”
“You are the only meaningful part in life Meera. Why don’t you understand? Even death could not take me away from you. I just can’t imagine life without you. I just can’t live like this. I feel so lonely. Why can’t we be together again? Please let me be with you. I just wanna be with you Meera.”
“Listen, don’t cry because it is over. Smile because you said such beautiful moments. I never wanted to see you crying on pain. I always wanted you to be happy forever. Don’t ever feel like you’re alone because I’m always gonna be with you until you love me. I am gonna wait for you no matter how long. Until then just be happy and cherish all those beautiful moments that we spend together.”
Why God takes our ones away from us? Only he knows life may end but love doesn’t because people continue to live in the hearts of the loved ones. People only die when they are forgotten by the people most dear to them. Love is stronger than death for true, love is eternal like the clouds around the mountains.