It was 1 o’clock in the night in the winters of Delhi.
Winters in Delhi particularly get harsh with temperature falling below 5 degrees. After a long walk round the park, boy and girl- who were supposedly a couple- took the seat on a white bench beside the street lamp.
“I have to tell you something”, the boy said to his girlfriend.
“What?” Girl said.
“We have been friends for 6 months now” Boy said, looking down.
“I know” Girl said with a smile while holding his hand and expecting a proposal.
“It’s all a lie. I like someone else!” Boy said, looking at the grass.
“Wait, what??” Girl said, looking at him. She was startled!
“I love someone else and we are planning to get married in some months now!” Boy said and felt her hand slipping from his. “You’re lying right?” she asked while her face turned bloodless!
“I’m sorry, I use to like you but I changed my mind in between and now I like someone else. Now you mean nothing to me”, the boy said, feeling relieved that he was finally telling the truth.
The girl shouted “How could you do this to me??” In the reply boy said “I never gave my commitment. We were just friends, right?”
“You don’t love me? You never did??” Girl said in a low voice. “No!!” boy said while she was all quiet.
“I’m really sorry!” Boy said while looking at the girl, who was by now crying, when his phone rang.
“I have to get this.” Boy said and left the park.
The girl was sitting on the bench all alone wondering if time could be turned someway.
As time walked by swiftly, the boy forgot all about her and that little friendship or a fling so to say! He got fully involved with the girl whom he loved and cared for, and who of course was prettier looking and came from a rich family!
They decided to marry. On the day of his wedding, he received a letter. He opened it up and almost fell from his chair.
“Congratulations, you’re getting married to the girl of your dreams. I hope you cherish the girl you’re going to marry and spend the rest of your life with. I hope she gives you everything you wanted and more. I hope she’s by your side and takes care of you. I hope she gives you the life you wanted but there’s one thing I hope she doesn’t. I hope she doesn’t love you as much as I did. I wanted to tell you that I’m sorry you had to waste 6 months of your life with me. But for me those 6 months were the best in my life. I’m sorry you had to kiss me, but those kisses were the best I ever had. I’m sorry you had to see my face when we met, but your face was always on my mind day and night. And I’m sorry that you had to pretend to love me, but I loved you in reality for I couldn’t fake love. I will always love you forever and always. You might not see me ever, I will be gone, forever!”
He ran out of the reception hall and drove to the girl’s house. The Girl’s mother opened the door, but was about to close it after seeing that boy.
“Where is she?” Boy asked
“Cemetery, Plot 182, and take this” the mother said while handing him a letter and he rushed to the cemetery. He tripped and fell near a headstone saying.
“Here lies the person who was loved by everyone except for the one she loved”
He looked at the date and realised it was the day he told her the entire truth, exactly a year back. He was about to touch the headstone when he remembered he had a letter in his hands. He opened it.
“Thank you for the best 6 months of my life.” It said!