All’s well that ends in love!

14 Feb

It was Valentine’s Day & the sight of bright red cardboard hearts, roses and other decorations at various places made Tia rather uneasy. She wanted to rush back home, so she could avoid seeing the various embellishments that celebrated love.

Tia wasn’t in the best of her moods as she going through a ‘not so smooth’ time with her fiancee- Rahul. A small misunderstanding was blown out of proportion & it was three days since she last spoke to Rahul. She was very upset with him & as a result, she expected an initiative for patch up from Rahul, but there hadn’t been a single call from him since morning & this, Tia really did not appreciate.

She was done with her classes for that day. Not the one to be excited about this day, she decided to head home to tend to her little pup that she had recently adopted. After spending some time with her best buddy Salma, Tia started for home. Just as she was about to board the auto rickshaw that would have taken her home, she heard her phone beep faintly from the abyss of her bag. Rahul! she thought, with a smile. No. It was her best friend- Akshay. Akshay invited Tia to join him at a cafe bar, so he could help her understand the basics of HTML coding. Considering the fact that it was a weekday afternoon, there wouldn’t be many at the cafe and the two of them could go about their business with little or no disturbance. This seemed like a great idea! Finally Akshay made time out of his ever busy schedule for her and she would by no way let this opportunity slip by.

Tia had always nagged Akshay, who also was her batch mate to help her understand HTML coding, which somehow she could never follow when it was being taught in the class, ‘cos due to unavoidable circumstances, she had to miss the first few important classes of this subject. However, with a degree in computer science already, HTML was child’s play for Akshay. And who better to teach her the subject than her best buddy?

The two caught up at the nearest Cafe Coffee Day and after some meaningless chat and a fight over who should order what, they finally decided to start with HTML. Tia hated the subject & also the fact that Akshay was its top scorer, which gave him an opportunity to pull Tia’s leg whenever there was a discussion on this subject. Since Akshay had a bachelor’s party to attend that evening, he had forewarned Tia that he’d only be able teach her the basics of HTML that day. After close to 45mins of HTML basics, Tia felt that she had studied enough for one day. Closing her books shut and thanking Akshay for helping her out, she was about to leave from there, when through the window of the cafe, her eyes fell on a familiar Hyundai car parked on the opposite side of the street and directly in front of where they sat. When she squinted a little to see who was behind the wheels of the car, she was in for a big surprise, though she wasn’t very sure if she had to term it a ‘pleasant’ or an ‘unpleasant’ one going by the situation. It was none other than Rahul and from his expression, Tia could easily say that he was heart-broken & fuming mad at her. She instantly realized why. Tia didn’t know how to react.

Rahul was always very protective of Tia & sometimes reasonably possessive of her, just as anybody in love would be. Being a little tom boyish and totally unlike any other girl, she always had many friends and admirers from both genders. Rahul, however, wasn’t very happy & appreciative of some her friends who shared their gender with him.

Tia knew what she had gotten into. Perplexed on reading Tia’s expression and mind, Akshay paid the bill and hurriedly left the place. Tia knew that Rahul wouldn’t have been this mad at her, had all been fine between them. Their current rough phase and a brief break up of three days would have made Rahul think that she has moved on & is currently dating some another guy on Valentine’s. How horrible! Tia rushed to Rahul in order to clear the air and avoid any further misunderstandings between the two. As she entered his car, her eyes couldn’t miss the huge bouquet of red roses and a gift box on the seat behind Rahul’s. He had come for a patch up, and what an irony, I’ve turned the situation into something that aided a break up, she thought. With her eyes welling up in tears, she struggled to talk. When she finally managed to, she found herself telling- ‘Rahul… look, please don’t jump into conclusions… Akshay is just a… ’ That’s when Rahul gestured her to stop whatever she was saying. Tia knew she was standing at the brink of a failed relationship. Her heart sank. She felt utterly stupid for having met up with Akshay especially on Valentine’s, without thinking of consequences. She knew she had to now prepare herself for an untimely & a very painful break up. Anything she’d now tell wouldn’t be convincing enough for a person blinded by rage.

Tia was wondering how to make Rahul see the truth & the innocence of the entire episode, when she felt his hand around hers. He kissed her on the forehead and said- ‘Tia, remember, you’ll never have to explain yourself to me & not even in my wildest dream would I imagine something like what you are trying to explain is not. The reason I was so mad at you, was because you did not call me, where I was actually hoping & praying for your call at least on Valentine’s, thinking here is my opportunity for a quick patch up. Moreover, you hadn’t picked a single call of mine since last two days… Tia, it’s you or no one for me & I can never live without you. I have always loved you unconditionally & will continue to do so. Explanations are for shallow relationships, and I‘d consider it as an insult to me & for my love towards you, if ever you try to explain yourself to me again.’

Tia dint know how to react, again. She was so relived & there were tears in her eyes, only this time, it was tears of joy & love. Rahul loved the Tia who was always bubbly, full of life & had a perennial twinkle of mischief in her eyes. Tears didn’t suit her too well & he couldn’t bear to see the tears, that had blurred his much loved twinkle in her eyes. Rahul hugged her tight in a reassuring way, so she’d feel fine again. Later that day, they set out for a quiet, open air, roof top, candle light dinner.

It was a very special day, not only because it was Valentine’s, but because it was on this day that Rahul had ‘first’ proposed to Tia. First, because Tia had taken a good 3 years to accept it & Rahul had to propose to her many times, before she finally accepted it. Tia however, was left with many questions unanswered, to start with, like- how did Rahul locate her? She decided to spare them for some other day, ‘cos that day was meant  for celebration alone. Celebration of trust, togetherness, friendship, companionship & of course ‘love’!

HaPpY Valentine's Day

HaPpY Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s day, dear friends. May love make its permanent abode in your lives.

35 Responses to “All’s well that ends in love!”

  1. Sumithra Sriram February 13, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    That was such a sweet story!! A very happy valentine’s day to you too!! 🙂

    • Teju February 16, 2013 at 11:18 pm #

      Hey Sumi, so nice to see you after a long time! Thank you so much dear, really happy that you liked it. 🙂

  2. Mridubala February 13, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

    Lovely story! Yours? Happy V-day!
    If possible check out my short story too, An accident

    • Teju February 16, 2013 at 11:15 pm #

      😉 Thank you dear Mridubala, I’m really glad that you liked it! Bleated V-day greetings to you too!

      • Mridubala February 16, 2013 at 11:37 pm #

        Would be great if you check out and tell me about it 🙂 Thanks

  3. anyone4curryandotherthings February 13, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

    May Valentine be with you as well tomorrow, Teju

    • Teju February 16, 2013 at 11:20 pm #

      Thank you soooo much! 🙂

  4. anjan roy February 13, 2013 at 10:34 pm #

    that’s a lovely story…and the name “All’s well that ends in love ” …is as always what i believe too…though there were many questions unanswered for Tia but what’s more comforting than a true love?

    liked it very much

    • Teju February 16, 2013 at 11:14 pm #

      Absolutely, Anjan. It makes you feel so blessed!
      Thank you for stopping by, it makes me so happy to see you around here & to read your very thoughtful messages 🙂

  5. Manu Kurup February 14, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    Nicely written story.

    • Teju February 16, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

      Thank you Manu. I’m really glad that you could stop by. Have a great weekend! 🙂

  6. Summer February 14, 2013 at 10:49 pm #

    This is for you, for being kind to others and me,

    Sweet Valentine greetings, Summer

    • Teju February 16, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

      That’s such a warm gesture from you Summer, thank you so much. Your lovely card just made my day! 🙂
      A very happy Valentine’s day greetings to you too.

      • Summer February 17, 2013 at 12:26 am #

        You’re welcome : ) And thanks to you too

  7. Where God Takes Me February 14, 2013 at 11:46 pm #

    LOL. Thank you for another classic Teju tale…I loved this very touching story of your courtship. A great Valentine’s Day post! Just an aside, my husband also proposed to me more than once over a period of years. I am grateful that I finally accepted and happier than ever.

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Teju! xo Viv

    • Teju February 16, 2013 at 11:37 pm #

      Wow, really!? so nice to know that! 😀
      Thank you dear Vivian, as always for leaving such a endearing message, though it really surprised me how you were so sure that it’s my story! 🙂
      Logging in to see your comment, always instantly brings a smile to my face.
      Much love, Teju

  8. soumyav February 15, 2013 at 12:13 am #

    lovely story Teju and a happy valentines day

    • Teju February 16, 2013 at 11:09 pm #

      Thank you dear Soumya, it’s always so nice to see you around here 🙂

  9. Shakti Ghosal February 16, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    This is a great story Teju. How else could have Tia acted to make Rahul see the correct picture ?


    • Teju February 16, 2013 at 11:07 pm #

      Thank you Shakti, I’m really glad that you liked it.

  10. Wendell A. Brown February 19, 2013 at 5:29 am #

    Many are influenced by the life – light you share in your words for your spirit brightly shines through it to all who embrace them…I feel you have so much more within you to give through your pen! Share, share, share the goodness within, you have influenced us all with your messages and poems. This is for you my sister, and may it bless you abundantly…I have nominated you at my blog site tonight for the Most Influential Blog Award 2012. You deserve it for 2012, and you will also continue I can feel it. Continue to share and lift hearts and minds around the world! God bless you Teju!

    • Teju February 26, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

      Thank you so much for the very kind, appreciative and motivating words, brother Wendell. I feel humbled to know you find my blog worthy of this recognition. You were right when you said that there are still lot of thoughts within me that’s waiting to erupt, and I’m really longing to share it all with my family, here on WordPress. Thank you again for this wonderful gesture. It’s the thoughts behind these awards that really matter to me. Stay blessed, dear Wendell.

  11. soumyav February 21, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    Here is an award for you Teju! check here

    • Teju February 25, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

      Thank you so much for the recognition, dear Soumya! It’ll be cherished always! 🙂

  12. Roger V March 28, 2013 at 7:27 am #

    A lovely story, you should consider writing a book, keep up the good work. Love from me.

    • Teju March 31, 2013 at 8:15 am #

      Dear Roger, thank you for the very kind words of appreciation & I’m really glad that you liked it! I’ll definitely consider your advice. Stay blessed. 🙂

  13. Dilip May 4, 2013 at 10:56 am #

    Interesting read. Many thanks.

    • Teju May 7, 2013 at 7:16 am #

      Thanks, Dilip, glad you liked it!

  14. Rahul Ranjan October 10, 2013 at 12:37 am #

    Hey dear where’re you? No posts for so long time… Is everything okay ??

    • Teju October 16, 2013 at 8:19 am #

      Hey dear Rahul, was held back with my law exams, 2nd year admissions and many things more… i’ll be back very soon! thanks, friend 🙂

  15. Vinodhiniharish October 15, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    Just loved it Teju 🙂 A beautiful love frame with lot of colors.. Loved every bit of it 🙂

    • Teju October 15, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

      Thank you for the kind words, pal! Stay blessed 🙂

  16. Bemse May 12, 2014 at 12:27 am #

    Hi Teju…lovely story…50% of your story is what i have gone through in my life but never patched up with my girl….wish i was matured enough at that time so that i would have not lost her for ever


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