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"I love you," she whispered into her pink cell phone. Nothing but music and the rustle of paper returned what she thought was an open and honest expression.
"Did you hear me?" she paused. "I said I love you."
She put the phone down and took a long sigh. There are another few hours before she meets him at home. She tries to spend more time but the work commitments always play a spoilsport.
At night, they sat in silence and ate their dinner. While clearing the table she thought of indulging into some conversation but he was lost in his own thoughts. She bent upon and removed the hair locks from the forehead and kissed him.
Looking into his eyes and repeating her words again "I love you". She got a meek smile in return. The eyes were still blank, with the loss of a dream.
She turned back and came out closing the door behind. The strong woman inside the room had moisture around her eyes.
It's been more than 8 months and the young man had forgotten his smile. The days are long and nights even longer as the physical pain has healed up but the emotional pain is hard to overcome.
Life is tough but then you have to be tougher. A banker by profession her days are long too. How she wishes to be with him and hold his hand and talk to him again just like old times.
But times change and situation demands to make him self sustainable again. With his own grit and determination without any one's support. He can do it once he decides. "The cycle of karma has to be accepted and you are meant for something else my love. Search for new goals and keep your eyes on it. Just like Arjun." She gave a peck and ruffled his hair before bidding him Good night today.
The next day came up as usual. The same silence prevailed around the house. She saw him sitting in his room. She said goodbye to him and went to work. From the parking, She looked up as usual and saw him. After months he came to the balcony to wave her goodbye! Oh it a good omen.
She was smiling the whole day and decided to head home early. That Good bye needs to be celebrated. She picked up his favorite pineapple cake just in case... As she entered home, she saw a hustle bustle in the house. His old friends were there and he was holding an archers bow and discussing archery with one of the instructors."
"Oh! After months he is talking happily. He had his friends over and he is so happy..." She trailed away
He turned to her with a smile on his face and determination in his eyes, said: "Ma, I resolved to become your Arjun now."
She had a flashback in front of her eyes. That fateful accident where her son lost his legs and also his dream of becoming an international boxing champion. He was confined to a wheelchair but now the boxer is back with grit.
She had tears in her eyes, a smile on her lips and prayer in the heart. The cycle of karma turned full circle as she looked upon the frame of medals of her late Archer Husband.