Anu was going to return her home. Today was her last day of stay at her uncle's house.
She never knew that, this holiday vacation would become so special for her. She actually started liking this place and friends. She made so many new friends during Holidays.
As she was packing her bags, she realizes that she was missing something very intensely.
All her new friends have visited her and they promised her to come and visit her in Bhopal. She almost cried when they said –“we will miss you, Anu.” But the most dreadful feeling was getting parted from Sanjay . He lives next door from her uncle’s house. He was the first friend she actually made during her vacations. Then he introduced her to the rest of the friend circle.
In these few months she didn’t realize the bonding she has made with Sanjay. Although she promised that she will be coming next vacations ,but she don’t know what future could turn into.
And she was crying. The sudden bulk in her heart made her cry. She didn’t realize how many hours she was standing and sobbing , while all her belongs are still left unpack.
Someone called her “Anu! Are you there?.”
She turned ,it was Sanjay who was calling her…maybe he came to return her book/novel that he had borrowed to read.
Yes , he was standing there with the novel in his hand. It could be the last time she was seeing him. She wiped her eyes and smiled with a reply –“yes, I am in here .”
“ I forget, to return your book earlier. Here take this.” He handed the book in her hand. She don’t know what was it …but she felt that Sanjay was hesitating . As if he doesn’t want to give the book. “You could keep it if you have not finished reading,” she said. “No ,this book belongs to you.” He said. “I have finished reading , and by the way you are going to come back.” She doesn’t know what to say –“ yes, sure I will.” These were the last thing she was able to say….
Years later …when Anu thought of reading the book she gave to Sanjay …she found something inside it… there was a letter and dried rose flower… the letter was already crumbled because it was folded up with the dried rose petals. Now she smelled the faded thing and smile .
PS:- Dear reader, this story is inspired from a real incident happened with one of my friend.. although things were opposite for her. Sometimes, you really get a little chance to confess it . Never ever lose that one opportunity however it maybe.