Unspoken Memories 1

31st December, 2016 11:50 PM:

She: “Hi!”

He: “Hey!”

He adjusted his glasses and looked into her playful brown eyes with a smile on his face. She looked pretty as always.

She: “I hope I am not keeping you from anything?”

He: “Not at all.”

He remembered the last time they talked to each other. Things didn’t go well.

She: “How was your day?”

He: “It was okay-ish. You know, the usual, work and chores. What about you? Did you make any new friends?”

She: “I tried to make some, but I am new here. It is going to take time. It’s like a completely different world out here. What about you? Seeing anyone new?”

He: “Nah! No one is pretty as you are…” He grinned.

She: “Okay mister smarty-pants. I get your point!” She chuckled.

He: “They say love has its own language, and it’s rather sweet.”

She: “Nice to know!” She winked. He unlocked his phone and put a song on speaker.

Young

We were so young when we thought that we knew how to love

Fought about anything, everything led to dysfunction

But we just gotta own that shit

Don’t let it go like this

Maybe we can go from this, yeah….

She: “Oh! You remembered. And here I was thinking you forgot.” She looked away for a moment and ran fingers through her gorgeous hair. She usually did that when she felt shy.

He: “I can never forget about it. Happy birthday love!”

She: “Thank you. Thank you, Andrew, for everything!” She was blushing like a twelve-year-old.

He: “You are welcome dear.”

We both know I go too far like when I wrecked your car

And almost fought your father when he pushed me in the yard

And all those nights we snuck out, like to meet up at the bar

Don’t worry, my love, we’re learning to love

But it’s hard when you’re young

Yeah, it’s hard when you’re young…

 She: Hey, it’s new year already. Happy new year…” She put a hand on the screen.

He: “Happy new year…” He put his hand on the screen. Tears left his eyes.

She: “Andrew, no matter where you are, I will be always there to remind you…”

He looked at his phone’s wallpaper. It was a picture of Aurora and him on the beach. She had a blue scarf around her neck which he had gifted on her birthday. But, he didn’t know she was going to leave him soon after that day. The day was 31st December, 2015.

Caught, we were caught up in the high, it was better than drugs

Too high to see that it would all lead to destruction

At least we both know that shit

We just gotta own that shit

I hope that we can go from this, yeah…

She giggled whenever he kissed her head which was once full of silky jet-black hair. It made him laugh too. He always tried his best to never to show his tears in front of her. But when she asked him to move on, he broke down. The hospital equipment couldn’t drown his bellow. But even then, he vowed to love her forever. All they had endured together only made him stronger.

Soon after, she passed away in his arms.

We both know I go too far like when I wrecked your car

And almost fought your father when he pushed me in the yard

And all those nights we snuck out, like to meet up at the bar

Don’t worry, my love, we’re learning to love

But it’s hard when you’re young

Yeah, it’s hard when you’re young

Yeah, yeah, it’s hard when you’re young….

He: Log 2017.0001, Aurora.AI program version 6.1 system test successful. Condition stable. Signing out.

 

*Dedicated to my first job (sweet IT life!) and The Chainsmokers (Thanks for the songs!)

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Lord’s Café Part 1

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“No, no, no…this cannot be happening right now.” He gasped for breath as people around him looked with bewildered eyes. “No signal” He looked at his phone and then at the metal door which stood closed before him.

“Sir you need to calm down and leave this place immediately.” A security personnel blocked his way as more approached from all directions. “Alright, alright… I am leaving, sheesh!” He glared at the guy and turned around to leave.”

He kicked a trash can and hurt his toe in the process. “Fu…” He collapsed on a seat near him and he kept staring at the floor with misty eyes. “Not fair!” He thought as a tear rolled down his face.

“Are you okay?” Someone placed a hand on his shoulder. He wiped his face and replied, “I am fine, thanks!” He forced a smile as he turned his head. A large cup of coffee had presented its way towards him. ‘Lord’s Café’ the words glistened on the white cup. “On the house!” The feminine voice was soothing and he took the cup with a thanks.

She was much older than him but the serenity of her face reminded him of his mother. She took her Lord’s cap and apron off and took the seat beside him. The lights of the small airport shop behind them dimmed slowly as he took a sip. “Did you get anything to eat all day?” She asked him while tying her graying hair with a colorful band. “No…” His words were as hollow as he felt inside that moment.

“I have worked here for a long time and have seen a lot of things and I know when someone in in pain. Tell me…” She looked at him intently as another tear found it’s way down his face.

“I really lost her this time!” His lips quivered as he looked at her.

“I want to see her one last time” He took out his phone and peered at the wallpaper which reminded him of a great moment which now had become an old memory.

“If you were given an opportunity to get back to the time when it all started or the last time you two were together, which one would you choose?” She looked into his eyes and smiled.

“I don’t know…” He took a sip and looked away not knowing what to reply.

“Come on, you might just get what you want!” He found a re-assuring hand on his shoulder.

“The time we first met. It was never meant to be to begin with. I would have an option to decide once again.” He suddenly remembered the argument that happened the day before.

“Take a sip Ross!” She smiled at him as he put his lips to the cup.

“Wait! How do you know my na…”

The light around him got brighter and he found himself sitting in a college classroom. Instead of a cup he had a notebook in his hand.

“Thanks Ross, I will return this soon I promise. You are a life-saver!” A girl took the notebook from his hand. “Jo…Joel?” He fumbled as he tried to grasp what was happening around him. “Yes?” She looked at him with her deep brown eyes. She was wearing the pink top which was his favorite.

“Would you like to go out with me…for dinner maybe?” He could hear his heartbeat by then. “Sure! Call me…” He always liked her smiling face more than the on-going lecture.

He pinched himself as the bell rang and everyone got up to leave. He suddenly remembered, it was exactly the same day when he proposed to her and she had said yes…

–To be Continued–