Ritu Mishra

Abstract

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Ritu Mishra

Abstract

Journey was beautiful!

Journey was beautiful!

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I was on a journey heading back to my hostel. Half worried, bored and an unwillingness to go backfilled my mind.


It was around 6 a.m and the train was on halt for ten minutes. I came out for fresh air and some tea. It wasn't available nearby and I was afraid of missing my train, having left with few minutes in hand. At that moment, I found someone having tea. I approached him to ask where he got the tea from. I knew it was a silly thing to do but I was being desperate for my morning tea. He had two cups with him, he offered me one saying, "I bought this for my friend but you seem to need it right now". I was in doubt to accept the offer or not, but to hell with civility and I accepted it finally. I thanked him for the favor and got back on the train. Little did I know that he too was on the same train.

We started chatting with each other. He told me that he was a software engineer. We were involved in our crispy conversations and I adored his company. He told me about his past, hobbies etc and I shared some of mine. Being in the same compartment, fortunately, we spent most of the time together. We used to have tea together, chatting, exploring, actually we were truly enjoying our journey and didn't want to reach our destination. I was glad to experience this.


I was scheduled to reach my place in the evening. From morning onwards, we were quiet and talked little. I thought to ask for his number so that I could contact him after I reach. He was silent and lost somewhere. I asked him, " Is everything okay?". To this, he replied, "yup, it's nothing". At that moment, I gained some courage to ask for his number, but before that he shocked me by saying, " I never felt so sorry but I'm feeling now. I'm not so comfortable in revealing out that I'm engaged already. It's arranged by my parents and I don't love that girl". Having heard this, I didn't want him to feel sorry by stating my feelings for him. I comforted him and lied that I was going to get married too. Both of us were sorry for each other but could do nothing. He said just one thing, "though I can't have you in my life, this journey will always be in my heart, I'll miss you". I tried to hide my tears upon reaching the station. I got down and replied back, " me too". Thereafter the train left and we parted ways.


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