She was broken by the beliefs of a
ridiculous society, and his heart by her submission to that force.
And then he watched his princess become a
Queen. He was still a Prince.
She read somewhere, "If your love is true,
let it be free. It will come back to you".
Decades later she realized her love was
true, the proverb wasn't.
As the dessert arrived they discussed the
sweetest thing each of them have ever tasted.
When his turn came he thought about her for
a moment, smiled and said, "A pair of lips".
That day they all showered her with
ridiculously expensive gifts. And yet nothing could compensate for her
Dreams don't have a price tag.
A billionaire physicist, he looked at the
final equation he has just written proving the relation between time and
space, one very similar to Einstein's equation explaining mass and
conversion. If only he could convert all the space he has into a moment
"What can I give to the man who has
everything?" she thought hard and long.
While saying good bye she kissed him once
and gave him a memory which will last forever (perhaps, she
As he adjusted his tie he remembered his
obsession with her, her smile and the musical laughter and the pretty
just like he had for the last five years.
A second later he opened the door responding
to the knock. She had a divine smile too.
A few days back he didn't have a second to
spare. Today as he lay dying from the wounds of a lost battle, he had
nothing but time. With a tinge of sadness he realized "sometimes an
is forever, sometimes eternity is not long enough". All he wished was
infinite instances for an eternity.
"Hey, nice bookmark".
Startled by the
interruption he looked up to see two pretty lips curved in a smile still
vibrating from inertia.
"Thanks", he said with a straight face and
back to his book.
Another potential love died uninitiated.
As he unpacked the last box
and put the things in places he realized though his body arrived here a
month back, the soul was yet to.
"Sup? By the way, I am in love."
Who is he?" He replied, half hoping it was a joke half hoping
it was him.
Her reply broke his heart just a little, for the n th
and terrified him. He knew, just like his this wasn't a story, it was a
tragedy in making.
"I hope he loves you more than me"
he said with a saddened smile.
"Didn't you say you love me
What could be more than infinity itself?" She said almost in an accusing
"You know how some infinities are smaller than others? I hope
infinity was smaller one.
She disconnected the call and cried her
out. That was her last conversation with him.
His was a soul trapped between
two hearts. He couldn't let go of the one he had lost and knew he
never possibly win the other one he has fallen for.
He loved her a lot, she
loved him back with almost equal intensity. And yet none of them
were in love. That was how beautiful/sad their story was.
He thought distance would do
the trick and hence moved as far from her as possible, to the
hemisphere of the world.
To his great dismay and relief he
realized, unlike gravity memories and love do not follow the
He wished to be her first
love. She desired to be his last.
way neither happy nor desired, both their wishes were
Drunk, he lit another
cigarette. Barely able to hold, he let it slid out of his
Next day the fire fighters tugged out his
body from the debris. He had a smile playing on his burnt
"At least he died happy", thought the
2012: He signed up for NASA's
mission to Mars.
2035: He stepped out of the Hab
to -130 degrees outside and looked at the stars.
sole consolation was, 225 million kilometers away no matter
where she was she would be looking at the same
He asked her the permission
to kiss her.
She said, "No!" with a smile on her
years later when he saw her, he asked the same
her silence for yes, he kissed her cold forehead and spread the
over her face.