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Loving You…For Not Who You Are


She woke up to a perfect bright day. Her room was illuminated with the beads of golden sunshine filtering down from the translucent window glass. The wind chimes had never been out of their symphony as they were gently swayed by the humming wind. This was another perfect day.

She could hardly concentrate on her work as the thoughts of meeting him later on were too captivating. There was a certain evident restlessness in her which she tried her best to hide. She would smile just by thinking of him and try to conceal it at the same time. She was cautious enough not to let anyone know the reason behind her new found anticipation.

The weather had taken a change of emotions suddenly. Dark clouds had arrived uninvited and the slight breeze had taken the twist of nuisance. Her trepidations became louder and she could hear her palpitations as she approached the corner of the street where she had been meeting him since the last one month.

It was already raining heavily when she noticed him standing with his back against the wall. He had arrived early as always and was drenched in the drowning downfall – dripping wet as he waited for her to come.

They could meet only here everyday and this moment was something none of them wanted to miss. After these 10 minutes or so together, they had to go their ways apart with the killing uncertainty of tomorrow.

The best part about being in love is that you would never know when it happened, how it happened and what made it happen. It just happens.

She hugged his shivering frame tightly as they met. He tried to show that it was not a big deal getting drenched. But he also knew that he cannot fake it in front of her. So, he didn’t try too hard to either. She took her scarf and gently wiped his hands.

He was just in awe of her being so beautiful and innocently true.

Suddenly, she saw her father standing on the other side of the road watching them both. Worried about his daughter, he had come to pick her up. She could see the lack of expression on her father’s face which spoke of only one thing – discomfort.

Frightened, she let his hands go. Taking small heavy steps she started walking towards her father.

Heartbroken, he could just watch her go.

She sat inside the car, avoiding any eye contact with her father. Her father gave a stern look at him. Surprised that her daughter could sacrifice her comfort and gentleness for someone like him.

He sat next to her and closed the car door. One look at her beloved princess and he could feel her heartbreak. Something he never wished her to know.

Her father gave a look at the wet and grimy frame of his. Then turned slowly towards her daughter and said, “You can get that puppy home, if you wish.”

A large smile conquered the face of his 10 year old daughter.

He, unknowingly, just celebrated her first love !

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  1. Asifa Zunaidha
    June 7, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Very poignant 🙂

  2. June 7, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    what a cutie! 🙂
    thats a sweet father.

    • June 7, 2012 at 12:54 pm

      ya ! sweetest of them all ! Thanks for dropping in !

      • June 19, 2012 at 11:45 am

        hmm 🙂
        the pleasure was all mine.

  3. June 7, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Some twists you add man!! 😛
    And i was absolutely thinking of something else!!

    • June 7, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      😉 there has to be the trademark me na !!
      glad you liked it !

  4. June 7, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Innocent love…love in any form always has the excitement,joy and is always inspirational…love for anything,for a person, for a being, for nature,for an art is a form of passion… loved your passionate tender pure love story!

    • June 7, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      So, this was OK, I guess ? 🙂

      • June 7, 2012 at 2:15 pm

        of course! 🙂

  5. June 7, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    few lines for your story….

    Purest form of feeling,

    expressed tenderly,

    for any living being,

    definitely is the most gracious thing…

    • June 7, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      I bet you liked it !
      I guess i spoiled a lot of moods by the last one ! 😉

      • June 7, 2012 at 2:14 pm

        Hmmm! read my comment again ,I said I loved it… 🙂

  6. thesubterraneanworld
    June 7, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Now what are ya trying to prove eh?? Are ya attempting to crown yourself with an angelic ring narrating such beautiful and innocent stories? Darn! This one was a THRILLER! Suspense just took my breath away for a moment and I continued reading the last lines over and over again in my head as somewhere I know love is innocent, it is naive and it is unconditional!
    Thumbs Up! Thank you for making my day when these hot days tend to do the opposite!
    -Naima.

    • June 7, 2012 at 4:09 pm

      Woahh !
      One of the best comments I ever got !
      Thank you so much Naima for being able to find a hint of connection with that story.
      Well, the only thing I am trying to achieve is to evolve as a human being and have fun !! 🙂

      • thesubterraneanworld
        June 8, 2012 at 1:00 am

        Prashant, you certainly know to make my day!! Now a praise in the comment telling me how it is one of the best you got until NOW, you cheered me once again!!
        As far as the story is concerned, you have proved yourself in defining the true definition of LOVE which ain’t a lame relation between a guy and girl but it is GLOBAL; it starts from the day we come in this world and it ends the day we depart – NOTHING IN BETWEEN AND NOTHING AFTER!!!
        Blessings,
        -Naima.

      • June 8, 2012 at 8:30 am

        I am nothing but infinitely motivated to be more unadulterated and sincere after these inspiring words ! 😉

      • thesubterraneanworld
        June 8, 2012 at 8:51 am

        Inspiring – that is WHO you are 😉

  7. June 7, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    That’s so cute and beautiful ! Very nice brother!

    • June 7, 2012 at 5:18 pm

      thanks ! was already missin your comment !! 🙂

      • June 7, 2012 at 5:19 pm

        Sorry about that.. my internet was killing me since morning 😦

    • Kharma
      June 7, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      Pretty fab, pretty fab twists.

      • June 7, 2012 at 7:04 pm

        thanks Kharma ! wonderful you stopped by !

      • Kharma
        June 12, 2012 at 1:50 pm

        Of course! My pleasure!

  8. June 8, 2012 at 3:15 am

    You had me hook from the first sentence. Great story!

    • June 8, 2012 at 8:32 am

      hope rest of the story was also worth !!
      Thanks for dropping by ! 🙂
      warm regards and have a good day !
      Happy blogging !!

      • June 8, 2012 at 8:49 am

        Absolutely, the whole story was great! I loved it! Thanks for making me smile.

  9. June 8, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Lovely story..! So many thoughts crossed my mind while reading the story but you shattered them all the end! 😉

  10. June 8, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Very suspenseful and coherent. It seemed as if a movie was playing before my eyes. Really appreciate the way you carve the background of story. And your last sentence surprises. You must write a novel, thriller of course!

    • June 8, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      would surely let you know when I’ll write one ! thanks for dropping by Amit and thanks for those motivating words !
      Happy Blogging !

  11. June 8, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Bundles of appreciation ! might be overwhelmed! 🙂 well! let me add more… click for the surprise! http://wp.me/p1Zs7k-qQ

  12. June 9, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I got off guard on this piece!!the suspense of being beaten by his father for I thought it was a you-and-me-against-the-world tale and the fact that it was a puppy really melted my heart!! why I haven’t read this in my email notifications???steeshhh!! my heart is on the ground right now! 🙂

    • June 11, 2012 at 9:10 am

      you speak for your passion and love for good stories !
      Thanks ! 🙂

      • June 11, 2012 at 9:15 am

        i kept on reminiscing the first time I read this piece, it is crazily dramatic!

      • June 11, 2012 at 9:26 am

        🙂 !!

  13. June 11, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    This was beautiful prashant!
    You have to tell me how do you write so beautifully. C’mon spill! 😀

    • June 11, 2012 at 6:24 pm

      see, the beauty is not in the writing part….but in the interpretation and the connecting part – which you have done !!!

      so, the credit is not for me – but goes to you !

      For being a beautiful reader with appreciation !

      • June 11, 2012 at 6:40 pm

        Aaah. *honoured*
        I do love all your stories though. 🙂

      • June 12, 2012 at 9:11 am

        thanks a lot !
        Happy Blogging ! 🙂

  14. June 11, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Loved the mystery about it …well written!

    • June 12, 2012 at 9:12 am

      thank you ma’am….hope I can get some tips, though ! 😉

      • June 12, 2012 at 10:18 am

        Hum ek lekak tho nahi hai, Prashant Sahab… Khabhi khabhi shahiri likhne ki gusthaki kar bhait they hai…;-)

  15. Ryanka
    June 12, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    awwwwwww ❤ puppy lol

  16. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words
    June 14, 2012 at 8:54 am

    You captured a little girls first love PERFECTLY…
    I loved all of it and the ending was the best …wasn’t expecting it, but
    know it well!…
    Take Care…
    )0(
    maryrose

    • June 14, 2012 at 9:05 am

      thanks a lot ma’am ! The previous story did hurt a lot of readers emotionally…no writer means to…but we have to go through every bundle of emotion ! So, wrote a lighter one instead !

      • LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words
        June 14, 2012 at 9:09 am

        oh I think the other one made us Feel her and his pain, not many can write words to bring about the depth of emotion you wrote…
        yes it hurt, but I liked it very much….
        keep writing…all your stories….you are one gifted young man…
        Take Care…
        )0(
        maryrose

      • June 14, 2012 at 9:11 am

        made my day ! thanks !

      • LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words
        June 14, 2012 at 9:13 am

        you are very welocme!
        )0(

  17. June 14, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Aww.cute. Nice post

    • June 14, 2012 at 6:53 pm

      thanks Audrina…and welcome on board !

  18. Roshni
    June 17, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Loved it. I liked the way you weaved it on, finally revealing the surprise twist. Cute, lovable and touching. 🙂 I can relate to the kid so well, since I LOVE puppies too. I’d have been just like her!

    • June 18, 2012 at 8:25 am

      stories are not far from being real in touch !
      Thanks for dropping by Roshni !

  19. preety92
    June 24, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    What a sweet father! 🙂 and I must say, you’re very good in twisting stories huh? I thought of something else at the beginning of the story until the middle, and at the end, it came out to be a puppy she wanted.. I was like, aawww, that’s cute…

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