northern lights

northern lights
image

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Love for all seasons

Neeru,  and Jatin, were childhood friends.They were separated when  Neeru was eight and Jatin twelve.Neeru's one leg was shorter and therefore she limped while walking. All  the children used to bully her and made fun of her. Neeru did not mix with others and remained aloof. She always missed Jatin. Time passed. Neeru was in college studying in second year of B.Com. She had a photograph of Jatin and herself,which was kept hidden beneath the cover of her text books. She saw it occasionally and remembered the days,  she and Jatin played together. How nice were those days! One day after she reached home, her father's words gave her a shock. He said,''From tomorrow you are not going to college. Your marriage has been fixed for Sunday.'' Neeru wept but no one was there to console her. Within a week Neeru was married. At night she was sitting on the bridal bed. Her thoughts were in the past. Oh God, she wondered, why was she thinking of her past.Tears were flowing from her eyes. She heard  the sound  of someone's  footsteps.  She heard the sound of the closing of the door latch. Her heart was thumping  hard. She hid her face with her palms. The groom came and stood by her side. The perfume of his shaving cream and scent filled the whole room. Without a word, he held her hands and tried to remove them away from her eyes. He did not succeed. He sat beside her  and whispered in her ears,''Neer.'' The  word acted as  magic! She looked at him and uttered softly, 'Jatin!'. ''Yes my dear. I am your Jatin. I am a lecturer in your college. You did not recognise me.'' She was about to say something, but Jatin did not allow her to speak. He spread his arms around her and locked his lips with hers, which seemed like eternity.
                             It was Valentines Day, a symbol of Love for all seasons!!

Written for Wordless  Wednesday, #  4  prompt, 'Love for all seasons'

BAR_WW_Badege


  
  




  

21 comments:

  1. Oh such a sweet story Usha and I didn't know you wrote fiction! ;) <3

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Elly. I do write fiction but very rarely. Glad you liked the story.

      Delete
  2. Oh! A romantic story nicely told.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love happy endings. This was sweet.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Such a sweet story! ☺ "And they lived happily ever after."

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Debbie.Welcome to my site.

      Delete
  5. Such a sweet story! ☺ "And they lived happily ever after."

    ReplyDelete
  6. Replies
    1. Thank you Sanch Living.l Welcome to my blog

      Delete
  7. Oh that is so romantic and so sweet. i love happy endings.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Suzy.Romatic stories are good to read and write.

      Delete
  8. A lovely romantic tale! I like happy endings :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Sulekha.Happy that you liked the story.

      Delete
  9. Utterly, butterly Romantic. +Usha Menon

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Ajay Pal.Glad you liked the story.

      Delete
  10. Great she met Jatin as life partner, lovely story :)

    ReplyDelete