A number blinked and she heard “Summer has come and passed..” and she smiled and picked up the call. He wished her happy valentine my love. How have you been in these two days? She answered “Not so good without you. Tell me when are you coming back to hold me in your arms tight?” He said honey I will ring you up in twenty minutes as our flight will land and then I can talk without any network break. She replied “Ok”.
And the call cut. She held his pillow close to herself and longed for the moment that really had him holding her and not she holding his pillow.
She was called down by her mother in-law. “Aditi…Come down fast” she said in a serious tone on the call. She rose from the bed hurrying down the steps of the stair straight to her mother-in-law. She briefed her up and Aditi became silent. After some moments of standing there and witnessing something which she didn’t have the courage to understand, she walked back up to her room in the apartment.
She started thinking of the day she had lost her parents when they committed suicide just because they thought they could not suffice on what her father earned. She had hated them for doing that but was very sad as she lost them. She was just 10 years old back then and had just known what actually ‘Suicide’ meant after what her parents did. She lived after that with her grandmother and had the least longing of love from her. So she just used to feed all the good things her grandmother used to tell her and love her just for the way she had given her all the needful after her parents died. She was getting old and knew that she could not be taking care of her granddaughter so she decided of getting her married when she was completing her 2nd year of B.com. She barely knew what marriage was but she was told by her grandmother that her to be husband would love him more than anything..He would give her love more than her parents gave her. So with this thought she was married to Mrinal and left her education halfway in expectation of love that was negligible in her life till now.
After marriage she saw the words of her grandmother were true he loved her more than he did himself. And she was very happy and she knew no one could ever love her more than he did her. But today it was the hell that broke loose on her. It had been two years she had been feeling like heaven with him. What all she asked for, what all she longed for, what all she craved for, her every need and most importantly the need of love was fulfilled by him. She was informed by her mother-in-law today down the other room “Your husband is no more he has died in the flight landing crash” And after that her ornaments were removed, her mangal sutra was taken off, her vermillion was wiped away.
She sat on the chair which was placed in front of the mirror. She saw herself, she looked at her face it was in pain, grievance and bore the agony of loss. She stood up and walked towards the cupboard taking out her bridal dress, the jewelries and the ring she had been presented by Mrinal as a token of love they shared. She wore the dress, adorned herself in the jewelries, placing the ring in her ring finger and lastly putting the vermilion between her parted hair she opened the door of her room.
Walking past the corridor, climbing up the stairs she reached the terrace. She looked up at the sky, the stars shined brightly, the moon glowed. She looked at the brightest star and said “You have loved me the most and You will be the one to love me the most forever.”
And she walked off the edge of the terrace. Flying in air She landed 10 floors down on the ground. Covered all in blood she took her last breath smiling and whispering “I Love You”. And she proved her last lines right..She met him up above in the heaven to be loved forever the most by only him.