Little she knew that the stolen glance was the beginning of a new story.
Like any other day Ayesha stepped out of the house. The sun shone brightly as she walked through the streets of the city. With thoughts running in her mind, she reached the place where she was supposed to be, wiped the tiny droplets of sweat and sat down to think what has life come to. She knew her day would end in a similar fashion waiting for the rise of another day.
The little world she was a part of seemed the perfect place to her for she has never seen the world outside. She was scared to join a new story, to write a new story for herself. Everything seemed right till she realized that the magic was in the making.
Ayesha lived an unreal world of her own, where everything was nice and the world was the perfect place. Where everybody was happy and life was the best thing that happened to anybody. She wouldn’t accept the harsh realities and would overlook them as an unreal dream. She wouldn’t let that tear in the eye soften her or that demand for happiness weaken her. She knew what she wanted from life, she knew how she would want to grow old till that magic finally took shape.
A lot of things in life happen without any rhyme or reason but then he would tell her that everything happens for a reason. He was beginning of the other story she was becoming a part of. The stolen glances when around, the meeting at every li’l minute they would get, the talks kept adding to the unexpected change.The pictures in the frame were changing and new memories for lifetime were getting added. The pages were turning and the story was growing. Every walk together seemed right, all the efforts seemed worth it, everything seemed right in place till she realized that this was a different life. A different life that seemed right but then it was not the time to make the change. She searched for the reason for how she felt but what was happening was beyond any explanation she could find. She was falling yet again. Her pre decided plans urged to change but she was too scared to accept the change.
She had a decided flow to her life but then he was a fresh breeze. She liked the change, she was changing, the way she looked at things changed. She knew at the back of her mind that this was not how things were supposed to be but this new change fit well in her little world. She knew it would not last but she was in love with life all over again. She was enthusiastic , the colours around seemed to have renewed themselves. This was a pleasant new twist in her story.
He was becoming a habit, a habit she would not want to get rid of. She called him to talk, to tell him, to request him to stay there but it was time to let go. It was time to step out of her unreal world and to see that things are not as simple as they seem to be. The unexplained was happening. Ayesha was out of expressions, she had lost the sense of understanding yet again. But then it was time to take a stand, time to let go and let things be, time to wait and see.
With a half heart she accepted his proposal to stop the change and to let things be as they were. This was late for things had already changed. The added memories of the happy moments with him had made their place. She didn’t know what to do but then she smiled and let things be. In this time when he was around life took a turn and came back to what it was. As they say, life takes a complete circle and everything comes back to you. He walked off leaving the story incomplete.
Under the grey sky she sat thinking of all that came her way, she just smiled and thought of the role he had to play. She wandered in the world of unexplained thoughts wondering if the story is over or it’s still there, she sat there all by herself waiting for life as it is to come to her. She laughed for everything that had happened was just another happy dream to her.
“Never expect, never assume, never ask, and never demand. Just let it be. Because if it’s meant to be, it will be.”