That's why I like her!Happily walking along the beach road, the two friends were discussing various topics of general nature and sharing their views. It was not a regular routine but a finest moment of their meet after a long gap of years together. Both were room-mates in the University hostel during their Postgraduate course of study. Raj and Kishan had their bond of friendship very stronger and it continued longer. But Kishan had more bondage with the 'Muruga' apartment lying on the roadside opposite to the 'sea' where his fiancé Pravalika was staying with her friends to pursue studies. The rose of love blossomed well and turned into a marital bond after Kishan got selected as a Probationary officer in a bank. They spent their happy days together. Destiny decided different careers for them. Raj shifted his study to BITS Pilani to do MCA and settled down in US later.
Time and tide wait for none. Kishan became a Chief Manager and got an opportunity to serve at the same place where he did his PG course and fallen in love with Pravalika. After all, it is destiny who decides our fate and Pravalika unfortunately reached the Heaven adobe leaving her two children at the hands of Kishan.
Now Raj returned to India and took over a lucrative job in a MNC in Bangalore. He was meeting all his old friends and relatives.
Raj was little surprised to look at his friend with his normal composure. Finding it very difficult how to start with, he looked around. The Muruga apartment was no longer there and he couldn't recognise the place as a five star hotel by name Novetel occupied the entire space.
"What are you looking at? No Murugan or Armugam... Everything has vanished in the name of development", Kishan intervened.
"Of course, the lady after whom I was also vanished from this earth too...", suddenly he broke out.
Raj patted his shoulder and took him to the shore. Both of them slowly settled down watching slowly upcoming waves towards the shore which they enjoyed and got thrilled during the days of hostel.
Raj tried his best to back his friend to normal and enquired about his children, continued his talk about his old friends.
Finally he tried to convince him about his future but Kishan responded,
"Who can fill the space? She was the one who understood the sorrow behind my smile; the love behind my anger and the reason behind my silence.
Let me live like this and I will carry the sweet memories all along."
These words were ringing with double sound in his ears. A true love and marriage are built on trust and the bond never breaks even when one of them leaves amidst of life. Raj finally recalled the quote- 'One beautiful heart is better than thousand beautiful faces'. Yes, his friend is looking more handsome now and a symbol of 'Eternal love'.
An entry for Shorty story writing contest