The Morning

He sat at the edge of the large window of the penthouse. He was in boxers,looking at the rising sun over the beautiful city. The face was emotionless,just staring at the scene in front of his eyes. It all looked enigmatic, but his mind was somewhere else. There was nothing good about this morning. Ordinarily, it would have made a perfect morning to sit here and look out. But not today, not now, not for him!

She stood resting with the wall of kitchen. She had smiled the moment she woke up today. She was in his arms, and he slept like a baby. It was the best feeling ever,it always seemed better than the last time when she opened her eyes in the morning to find herself wrapped around in his arms. She kissed him on his cheek and slowly got up.
And it suddenly disappeared...
It just went away in one swift second...
The Smile was gone!

The kettle whistled! She came out of her thoughts and poured the tea into the cup.She tapped her shoulder and gave him the cup. She tried to give a smile to him. She sat beside him and rested her face on his shoulder.

Only last night they were happy. They were dancing together. They were close. The eyes were locked in each other all the time. They were smiling. Eyes were doing all the talking. They sparkled, they twinkled,they shined.
Later they had talked on and on and on for hours all together. They had eaten together and had gone for a drive. They had felt each other. They had touched each other. They had said all the unsaid things!
Only last night...

Now,she drove silently and he sat along. They reached and got out. No word was spoken. They stood looking at people,looking at things,looking at nothing.
She looked at the watch. She moved closer and hugged him.
And one fell...
then another.....
and another.......
Tears rolled down from her eyes!

They moved apart,she turned and started walking back.

"Don't look back. No, you can't." She told herself. She cried. And she walked.

"Look back once and I would stay back...forever." He thought.

He could still see her, but he turned too.... He turned and walked too!

27 comments:

Phoenix said...

hey im the first on to comment.!!!


welcome back aman... thought your hibernation is going to last forever....

the walker said...

post after a long time..
Wassup Bro...

Nikki said...

Good to see you back!

Where have you been?

Standbymind said...

@Phoenix
Hey you are !! :)

Thank you!

@Walker
Yeah man..real long!
all fine..you say!

@Nikki
hey thanx!
been here n there!
how r ya!

swatimala said...

longgggg time....
anyway, nice 2 read ur blog agn..keep writing!

missyP said...

.....Last few sentences r vry much similar 2 few of ma mornings....

Standbymind said...

@swatimala
hey ..I know long long time!
good to see ya!

:)

@missy P
O yeah?

humbl devil said...

bohaut dino baad...:)

adhura nahi lagta???

Standbymind said...

@hubl devil
haan bhai mahine infact!
aap bataiye..whats up?

humbl devil said...

bas changa...
waiting for the study leave and then the exams to finish...hehe

Indrajit Ghosal said...

Long time..
:)

Rockingly touchinlgy amazing man.
:)

Standbymind said...

@humbl
cool man!
Best wishes!

@Indrajit!
Hey how r yaaa!

:)

Nortehanon said...

Hi Aman!

Glad that you're back. I've been absent from my blog, too, for the longest time. I saw one of your comments at my previous blog, http://mystillwaters.com and I was reminded to make my way back here again :) It's good to read some of your words again.

I have now got an own site and I am in the process of integrating and transferring my posts from mystillwaters to my new site.

I think I haven't got a chance to thank you for your old visits but I hope it is not yet too late. Thank you very much, my friend.

Adi Crazy said...

Touching.
Superb.

Oracle said...

missed ops in life , a moment's recklessness!

Indrajit Ghosal said...

Me doing good friend .tahnks for aksing.
Chk my new lyric whn u get time..
Ciao..
:) tc

lukkydivz said...

i wonder how u guys get ideas for short-fiction :|

nice one mister!!

Keshi said...

WB!

Very well written. Reminded me of a moment from my own life...


Keshi.

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

very touching.

d gypsy! said...

it happens a lot many times, no? kudos to you for picking up a common theme but representing it in all a new way...

Standbymind said...

@Nortehanon

Congrats for new site!
It is wonderful!

@adi
Glad you liked it!

@Oracle
yeah!

@Indrajit
checked out man..awesome!


@lukky
ty miss!

@ Keshi
Thanks Keshi!
t:)

@Raaji
:)

@gypsy
Yeah right!
thanx!

Impressionist said...

that was a nice post man!
glad to have u back!
make sure u stay a bit longer this time!

-I

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

very nice :)

arre update karo na bhai

humbl devil said...

devil'z in santa mode...
come collect the goodies at my abode..
:)

Avaran said...

well well dude... wassup long time! nice story as always...
but somehow i dont see it as a sad ending.. i think, its just life!

Winged Fantasy said...

:-)

Raz said...

first time here and i am in love with this blog. love it.