While he helped them say their final goodbyes, deep down he was not prepared for this unwanted farewell. His life has revolved around her and he became frantic imagining the world being so colorless and soulless without her presence by his side. Her eyes had shone brighter than the million stars lightening the gloomy sky.The searing pain seeped through his soul when he realized that her eyes would not be able to brighten his dark days ever again. Her warm summery smile had made his heart melt and his blood ran cold thinking that his heart would freeze without her heart-warming smiles. She had been there for him at each step of the way. She had not only taught him to tame the flight of his dreams but also the world of their reality. They had been deliriously happy together and it was unbelievable that she would decide to embark on a new journey without him.
He held her hand in his hand, kissing the fingertips but not for one second had he stopped praying for a miracle. He was crying his eyes out. He was not ashamed of his tears today because he was desperately waiting for their magic to seal the moment so they could stay together for eternity. Since the past forty-five minutes, he had sought various means to communicate with her: through his tears, the melody of his voice, the tranquility in his silence and the fire in his touch. His fingers had been interlaced with hers for the longest time and he hadn’t stopped mumbling in her ear but nothing seemed to be working. It killed him a thousand deaths for every second which brought them closer to the explosion of the ticking clock. It crushed his heart to see a part of him being taken away from him so ruthlessly but he couldn’t do much about it so he begged for mercy. He felt utterly powerless against the bullet of time. He was trying his best to stop her from abandoning his world and he wouldn’t give up until the very end.
She would never wake up again and machines wouldn’t be breathing for her anymore. However, they battled the last minute of their union with courage and strength that set an example for the soldiers in the war-zone.
He had lost more than a wife today — he had lost his soul.
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This just made me so sad. The emotions are so palpable. I am going to stop reading your blog early in the morning 😛
The last bit of your comment made me laugh. I think I should put that as a *warning* for the readers.
Thank you for your kind words, Karthik. I appreciate it.
Yeah like those cautionary notes on roller coasters – “Kids below 12 & people who can’t hold in their emotions, Please DO NOT continue reading. Or wait, here’s a tissue” 😀
Hah, interesting! I will have to sign some contract with a tissue-paper company if I have to go on offering them to people so I will stick with the warning =D
If I may pollute a girl’s blog by quoting Star Wars, “The Force is strong with this one” 😀 Your words always make emotions so tangible. So yeah, I look forward to more of your posts, tissue or no tissue 😀 Take care you 🙂
Star Wars — I am practically illiterate when it comes to star wars. However, it means a lot that you’d be sticking around.
Wishing you a great day.
Hmm..this is deep. Naima..reading it again
Thank you for reading (again), Nidhi :))
Blessings and love,
My pleasure my love…❤️😘
Touching & beautifully expressed!
Thank you Hargun for reading and your kind words. I truly appreciate it.
This touched my heart. Amazing Naima!
I love your blog and writing — your feedback is always greatly appreciated, Ritika.
Blessings and love,
“It killed him a thousand deaths for every second which brought them closer to the explosion of the ticking clock.”—- beautifully expressed, very emotional.
Thank you Pragati. I appreciate your kind words.
You just ripped apart my heart, Naima!
I think I will have to read it over again. Thank you for your comment.
This is heartbreaking. Wonderful writing !
Ah, so good to hear from you. It makes my day when you take the time to read and comment.
I hope everything coming along good (is it?)
Naima I am always reading your posts, I just sometimes am too lazy to click and comment, so terribly sorry! But I love your writings, always!
Nah, you don’t have to be sorry about anything. You being out there reading my stuff makes me happy — you are one soul in my WordPress family who I genuinely admire for standing up for herself!
Some things are.
By the way, thank you Kritika.
Oh my god! The ending was drastic, it made my heart wrench for that moment. And the way you’ve described a moment in so many words is beautiful. ♡ 🙂
Thank you Archita. Endings can usually be drastic because they project new beginnings so we should always be prepared.
Welcome Naima! How optimistic that was, very true.
What a touching story, Naima. Very well written too.
Thank you for stopping by.
so touched story
Gut wrenching but beautfiully penned.
You are a sweetheart, B ❤
Farewells are, aren’t they?
Yes – mostly yes.
I thought it was going to twist at the end and show that he was sad for her because HE was dying. I was getting a bit emotional anticipating that lol! Still, this is a heart wrencher.
I didn’t even think about that!! Wow, that would have been a twist but well you saw a twist in the end with not getting what you expected (lol)
Thank you Travis for writing to me, it’s always great to hear from you. I hope everything is well with you.
It is like a twist within a twist! I should be bent out of shape. It is always a warm welcome to hear from you as well.
I got all teary and sent but everything i.e emotions ,people are temporary and we have to just flow with it
I know it’s all about time and we are bound to certain decisions taken for us by the supreme Nature.
yeah! at the end its always for our best 🙂