“No..My life is not as simple as yours. I am not born rich with all the luxury at my feet. I have many responsibilities which need to fulfill. I cannot think of my life without you but cannot be with you for always. I need time and your support. There are some relationships which cannot be named but are precious of all. And You are really very precious for me. I cannot think of my life without you. Believe me I won’t be same without you but for the benefit of my family, who is totally dependent on me, I have to be and live without you. His memories and words are still fresh in my mind as if something had happend yesterday only” saying this Neha broke into tears. She was looking very feeble and struggling her last few minutes to life on hospital bed.
living the life of a “half married” woman. She says she is half married to Nikhil and will wait for him till her last breath.
Neha is one of my best friend whom I know since my college days. A very cheerful girl who always used to say “Love is for fools and is a total waste of time”. She is one of the beautiful girl, I have ever seen. 5.6′ long, black beautiful eyes, and always dress to the best. At times I and other girls used to envy her for all the good luck she have. A rich father, chauffeur to pick and drop from college, good in studies, beautiful with good height and what else can a girl can ask for. But unlike any other girl of her age, she is away from all the vanity of life. I remember, how she used to laugh loud and innocently like a child whenever I used to call her “Madamji”. But who knew today same Neha will be fighting kidney failure and waiting for a last meeting with Nikhil.
It has been 5 years, Neha living the life of a “half married” woman. She says she is half married to Nikhil and will wait for him till her last breath. And that is what she is doing. She first met with Nikhil in college during freshers’ party. A very simple looking, brown guy whom anyone can predict from his looks that he is either from a poor family or villager. A studious guy, always seen indulged in books and nothing seems to attract him except books. May be that is what being liked by Neha in him -you know opposites attracts.
From very first day she is attracted to him and used to says if she has to marry she will be marrying him only. Unaware about this fact, Nikhil admire her as a true friend who cares for him. She even used to keep “karwa chauth” fast for him and almost everyday get home cooked for him. She is in love with him but was never able to tell him until the last day of the college. Though she knew Nikhil has many responsibilities of his 4 other siblings and bed ridden father but then also she gathered the courage to propose Nikhil. But as expected Nikhil said “No, my life is not as simple as yours. I am not born rich with all the luxury at my feet. I have many responsibilities which need to fulfill. I cannot think of my life without you but cannot be with you for always. I need time and your support. There are some relationships which cannot be named but are precious of all. And You are really very precious for me. I cannot think of my life without you. May be I wont be same without you but for the benefit of my family, who is totally dependent on me, I have to be and live without you only.”
Since that day she is waiting for him like his woman who is half married to him. Suddenly Neha started feeling breathlessness and her pulse rate started to drop. A number of doctors, nurses rushed into the room and asked us to vacate the room as soon as possible. Anyone can predict that something is seriously wrong with Neha. I can still see there were tears and wait for Nikhil in her eyes. As guided and escorted by nurses and her family members, I came out of her room and stood in the balcony. Like everyone else, I was too waiting for the doctor to come out and to inform us about her latest condition. How eagerly, I wanted to tell her that Nikhil is soon coming to meet her but hardly got any such chance. Today morning only I got a call from him saying he is back from USA and is settled with all his duties. He wants to meet Neha and propose her. Suddenly my phone rang, a call from Nikhil. This really made me happy thinking Nikhil has finally reached the hospital. Everything will be okay now but as soon as I pick up the call someone else started “Nikhil has met with an accident. He has just taken his last breathe requesting to make him meet with Neha.”
I wanted to but could not stop my tears and started crying. The same moment Doctor finally came out of Neha’s room declared her to be dead. It seems both of them has finally met in heaven. May be their relationship was Half or unnamed in real world, but their was pure love without any expectations or conditions. Their death has proved that they were made for each other.