“Are you sure You have packed everything properly?” Her mom asked as she closed the bag completely.
“Yes Mom, Chill! Don’t worry.” She said giving her mom a side hug and a kiss on forehead.
Taking her bag down the house, she pulled her suitcase towards the main door. She turned around at the voice of her brother calling her name.
Before she could utter a word their mom interrupted,”Don’t stop her while she is on the doorway.”
Both of the siblings sighed at the old myth. Sana, for she didn’t believed in this stuff and her brother, for he forgot about these myths.
“Sana listen don’t..” Her mom began to speak something but sana continued.
“I will take complete care of myself. I will call you as soon as I reach. I will call you daily. I will be safe. I will eat on time. I won’t eat unhygienic food. And? Am I missing anything else now?” She asked.
“No. That’s enough. I just wanted to say, why don’t you go after some days? ” Her mom asked with teary eyes.
“Mammah.” She hugged her tightly. “I need to go. I will be fine. Please?” Sana pleaded.
“Don’t worry about me and take care of yourself and have meds on time, Okay?” She said backing off.
“Ok. Now go or you will miss the flight.” Her mom smiled this time, a genuine one.
“Bye.” She whispered and walked away towards the lift, Without looking behind, because she knew if she will, again everything will get her emotional.
As, for the first time in 19years she was going away from them. Each step, she took, took her towards her new journey of life.
Walking out of the building, she spotted his volvo near the stop.
“You! Here?” She asked surprisingly as he got out of the car and approached.
“Why? Were you expecting someone else?” He asked, unsure of his tone, bitter one or a mischief one.
“Uhh, No. I wasn’t expecting anyone.” She stated.
He took her bags and kept it in the trunk of his car and soon they drove off to the airport. The car ride was silent. Sana tried to start a conversation but it went in vain as his mind was set again, to not get attached to her in anyway. Times have changed so much and even their bond. No matter what nothing could be there same again. But something or the other always pulled them back together, cus of their rare connection. But now, the ways will be parted again, unsure about getting back again.
“Okay So..” Sana trailed off being short of words. The situation seemed awkward to her. It was always easy to talk to him, but this time simple things seemed to be complicated.
“Go. You are getting late.” He said curtly. Obviously he didn’t want her to leave, but he didn’t have any right to stop her.
She stared at him, his impoliteness was unbelievable. As, she knew, she wasn’t that much late. There was still time for her flight and she expected her bestfriend to not leave her this way. She was going far away and she wanted their last meeting to not be so atrocious. She opened the door to get out of the car unwillingly. As, when he saw she was about to leave, he stopped her by catching her wrist in a tight grip. She halted back shocked.
“Stay. Few minutes.” He whispered and entwined their hands. His in hers. Hers in his. Just like olden times. Their hands fit each other like a jigsaw puzzle.
She closed the door and waited for him to say something, which she knew could be something important. But, she only wished, his words or the conversation they would have should not hurt her or anyone. As, she wasn’t ready for more emotional drama at this time. That was the main reason for her changed attitude. She wasn’t ready to get hurt herself. And, for that she was ready to let go of anything which could be hurtful.
“I need some promises from you before you leave.” He said breaking the ice of silence.
“Promises?” The word tasted bitter to her lips some times. As she wasn’t still completely over her past. She was still stuck between her past and present, And, that was the main reason behind this step towards her new future.
“Yes, you gotta promise me somethings before leaving.” This time his voice was much like a command and she knew he was serious so she just nodded.
“But, what if i break them?” She asked horribly scared.
“Shut up tubelight. You won’t, I know that.” He assured and she trusted him and his words more than anything.
“Promise me to love yourself more than anyone else.” His words shocked her completely. She thought he would take promises from her for himself. Indeed, his selflessness had no limits.
“Come on, Promise me fast there are other promises too.” He said taking out his little finger in front so that she takes it and gives him a promise. Slowly, her little finger made its way and fitted with his finger perfectly. Her other hand travelled automatically to her stomach as she whispered,”I promise.”
“Promise me you will now work on yourself more than you have worked on any one else.” He spoke and she gave him another promise.
“Promise me you won’t let yourself be played by anyone and get over that lame stupid asshole completely.” She could definitely understand the anger in his voice.
“And most important and the last one, Promise me, When you will return back, you will be the old you. Promise me, you will find yourself again.” He asked and she promised.
He took back his little finger slowly and she felt incomplete. She never understood their rare connection. She couldn’t name it with love, it was a nameless bond. But a perfect one.
“That’s it?” She asked unsure, as she thought he would atleast take one promise for himself. But, they were all about her.
“Yes. Take care of yourself please. And…” He stopped before completing his sentence.” And if possible, Leave a text if I cross your mind anytime.”
“I will.” She smiled sadly. How could she tell him? Every now and then he would now cross her mind. Not just the promises but she can’t tell anyone the real reason of her leaving everything behind. It was not about her broken heart and past. It was about him, she didn’t want to hurt him more. But, she didn’t know she was hurting him either way.
He opened the car door for her to come out and took out her baga from the trunk and pulling it, he walked towards her.
“Take care of yourself, please.” He said and she nodded, pulling her bag she took two steps backwards and turned around, ready to walk away. But, he stopped her by holding her wrist.
“I don’t want you to go away but I don’t have any right to stop you.” He finally spoke out the words he was holding in his heart. Hearing his words she couldn’t take it anymore, turning around she hugged him tightly . He was surprised at first but then embraced her into his arms protectively. The time stood for them.
“I will miss you.” The words left her mouth uncontrollably but she covered it by saying, “All.” She didn’t want him to know what was going on in her heart.
They stayed like that for a good moment but they knew even if they want, they couldn’t stay like that for forever.
She broke the hug and took some steps back and without saying anything she walked away. As she reached at the entrance of airport and turned around, he wasn’t there near his car. Her curious brown eyes searched for him rapidly and caught him taking a selfie with a little baby girl. A tear rolled down her eye and her hand clutched her stomach.
“I am sorry Anas. I am sorry to both of you. But I will make sure, this baby knows that his dad is the best dad in the whole world, no matter if he meets you or not.” She whispered and he turned around towards entrance. He spotted her there standing but before he could come and ask anything. She smiled and walked away. This time forever.
Three lives which were destined together parted completely. That guy who played her so well is going to come across one day. Where, all he would need would be only her pure love. She knew the strongness of her love will pull him and she will cross his mind again and again. But he lost her. He lost true love. And he knew, liars and betrayers have always been unforgivable for her.
While, she left. Anas drove away from airport as soon as he saw her flight took off. Unaware, she didn’t leave alone, she took a little part of him away with her. While, He regretted as he was the only one who blamed himself for her broken heart. He thought, if one year before he wouldn’t have left her side when he realised his feelings. She wouldn’t have gotten so much hurt by someone else. She wouldn’t have gone away from them. Unaware, that he was the only reason she got her life back. If she was smiling, happy and stronger than before than it was only because of him. Because he loved her truly he freed her in a way she could fly. As he knew, if she was meant to be, she will return again, just like fate united them again one year later. And they lived the best moments in a small period of time. Which will make them smile even though they would be miles apart.
And as the clock strike twelve and she was finally nineteen. Switching her phone off she removed her sim and throwed it in trash. For the first time in her life, she was going to spend her special day away from them all and only with herself. If she wasn’t happy, she wasn’t sad too. She felt content. Because she knew in this journey of her new life. Something amazing was on its way.
Just imagine. If, She loved the wrong one beyond ethics. How much she would love the right one, words couldn’t describe.
Where Ever she is, Happy Birthday to Her and Her new life.