A Tale Of Hearts
“Don’t put it on me, I have nothing to do with it, it’s your child, and you can do whatever you wish to, with it, just leave me alone for God sake!” shouted Karan, as he gripped her hand and pushed her out of his home. Tears running down her face, makeup ruined, she tried to hide her face from the curious onlookers who looked at her with expressions that ranged from concerned to questioning.
As she walked down the road, all she could think of what he had told her countless times they were together, “We will be together till we grow old and even then, I’ll still love you just as much as I do right now”, and yet the day he got the news of her being pregnant, he threw her out like garbage. “Lies”, she whimpered to herself, as she again broke down into tears. She was a long way from home, having left behind everything for her dreams of being with him. And it all came back to haunt her now, exactly a year ever since that.
She had tried to contact her parents after she ran away, but to no avail, the people she knew as her parents, wanted no part in her life, for she had bought disgrace to them, running away from her own marriage. And here she was, alone. Alone for she had no one to console her, she had seen her dreams being crushed like they meant nothing, and that was a shock too big to bear for her.
“I don’t want to live anymore, without him, without my parents, it all means nothing” thought Anuradha, with a heavy heart and tearful eyes. If only she had listened to her friends, who warned her against him, but it was too late, nothing could be done now.
She kept walking, walking in the hot sand, punishing herself, for believing in him, for listening to him, as she approached the sea, the waves were upto her knees, but she was in no position to help herself anymore, for if there wasn’t him, if there wasn’t ‘us’, then there was certainly no her.
“I love you, and since you can’t accept me anymore, I don’t want to accept myself too”, were her last words, and then she lost conscious.
“Quick, she might be saved”, exclaimed Ravi, as he pulled her out of the water, and all she saw as she opened her eyes, was a silhouette, and she smiled, and with her last iota of strength, murmured “thank you, but it’s too late now” and with a smile, she went, and with her went, her aspirations and her love.