It was never about love

Shiv: It was never about love I just wanted to spend some pleasant time with you and I m done now. I can’t fake all this anymore. I love someone else who is waiting for me in the car. Let me go. ( A girl was sitting in his car behind him )

Anya: What? Have you gone crazy? Do you want to leave me at this point of life when I have seen the dream of marrying you? You love someone else and want to live with her now?

Shiv: Yes I want, in fact, what’s wrong in this? It’s my life I can choose with whom I want to live.

Anya: ( crying badly ) You lied to me throughout these five years. Why Shiv?

Shiv: Come on Anya. Grow up. Go and marry the one your parents want you to and let me also live peacefully with the one I want to. Bye, be happy forever.

Anya: ( Trying to hold his hand but he refused ) Don’t do this to me, please. ( She sat on the floor, crying hard )

Shiv: I have to leave now. Please leave me and don’t ever try to contact me again. Forget me, my words and all the time we spend together. Move on. You deserve much better.

He went ahead towards his car, leaving Anya the love of his life behind. He didn’t turn back to watch her even once. Every step which he was taking away from her was making him far from her. Every moment they spend together was flashing in his eyes, the eyes filled with tears but not a single drop falling down. He went inside the car, he hugged the girl and started to cry loudly.

Jiya ( The other girl in the car ): Stop it Shiv, you did what you felt was right. Now don’t break down like this be strong.

Shiv: No Jiya I can’t. She was my life. How would I live without her?

Jiya: Okay than lemme go and tell her everything.

Shiv: No please ( wiping his tears ) I will be fine after some time.

Jiya: If you love her so much, why you left her? Why you told her that I m your lady love when I m just an ordinary friend. Why ? <br><br>

Shiv: I did all this for her only. She deserves better . I never want her to be with a loser. What I can give her? Her parents want her to marry an IPS officer, who can provide her everything and she would be super happy with him. I neither have a job nor a house, how would she walk proudly with me in this society where everyone is judged by their status? She would be ashamed of me and her decision one day and then it would be too late, and now she is not understanding it. So I have to do this for her.

Jiya: What about love?

Shiv: Love can happen twice and to live a happy life we don’t only need love.

Jiya: Do u think you did it right lying her?

Shiv: Yes, because I know she won’t ever accept the truth. I love her and always want her to be happy with me or without me.

Again a love story left incomplete just because of the measures of the society has set for the happy married life. Everything he did was about love but he did it saying it was never about love.

Note 1: It’s better to be with the one you love in 2 BHK than to be alone in a bungalow. Love is not everything but it can make everything beautiful and happy.

Note 2: Never leave anyone you love for their happiness because you may take away their happiness forever by doing this. Their happiness belongs to you, not the materialistic world.

Thanks for giving your precious time to read my words. 

By Anjali, India

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