Tie that binds

by - Saturday, December 31, 2011

She was strong, thoughtful and independent lady. A professor of English. She was not an introvert but that compromise she did four years before ,her marriage lead her to be sequester rather to be open. She was not happy with the man she was engaged. In four years of their married life they never discoursed anything between like normal husband -wife ,never tried to know each other either. Both of them were financially independent.
They were still stranger to each other. 
One Sunday morning,when her husband was out for his customary jogging, there was a knock at the door. A letter with a label addressing her Smita. She thought it would be from institution and kept it on the table to read it after completing her household work but then the telephone bell rang up.

Hi Smita ,I'm...  (from the other side)
A well know voice ,she apprehends and utter surprisingly, ''Is it you Rahul?'' 
Wow! How are you? You know how much I missed you..Galvanized Smita
I'm fine Smita, I've planned a luncheon meet tomorrow ...Will you be coming?
Ya sure, I'll come ..said Smita excitingly !

Next day she took a leave from her institution pretending like sick so that she could join Rahul, her friend at lunch. As soon as her husband left the home ,she attired and reached at the location.He was already sitting there at a corner side buffet.He greeted her with a smile.She passed a smile and surprised reaction at seeing him after so long time. They ordered few things and then after both of them started their harangue over many affairs and in that hot discussion the waiter's hand serving coffee smashed with Smita's hand and tumbled upon her jacket!
 Oh! No ,my jacket! said Smita in a fumblingly voice
 Sorry Mam! 
 It's Ok! you can leave now..
 Rahul ,Wait for just two minutes I'm coming from washroom
 Ok, But make it fast ! Do not forget someone is waiting for you here ,said  Rahul teasing Smita

While removing the coffee stain from her jacket she gazed at her face in a mirror .Her eyes were red and filled with tears.There was no charm at all on her face.Her mascara disseminated on her cheeks. The pain lasting within her since four years was now bursting out in her eyes in each pearl of her tear!
She was fed up with her life and a man who even don't care or love his wife.A silent scream within her,suffocating her with darkness and shattered future with loneliness. Suddenly when she came out of her thoughts and saw Rahul standing at the door staring at her , a feeling of disguise ran into her veins.
Now don't hide the fact from me ,Smita!
I want to know what's the reason behind your tears and lips wearing false smile. Said Rahul in-order to scrutinize the matter.

She hesitated a bit to tell the quandary going on in her married life but the very next moment she thought sharing the pain would make her feel better and she opened the book of her life before him!
She was still in tears, unable to utter the words clearly.
 Rahul, I will be not able to live with that man anymore! take me away..Please!!
Embracing her in arms he assured her that there is someone who really cares her.
 Yes Dear, I'll take you..Don't worry! I can't see you in tears. A man never cared or love you won't stop you from leaving him because there is no affectionate tie that could bind you both in a lovable bond.

She was waiting eagerly for her husband to reach at home. As the clock struck 8:00 PM , there was a knock at the door.It was her husband.He was too tired from the whole day's hard work and asked for a glass of water  from her wife,Smita.
Giving him a glass of water she said, I want to tell you something!
Ya tell , he said with no interest 
I don't want to live with you anymore. You made my life living hell ! never cared of my happiness and willing.
In four years of our married life I gained nothing but the pain, suffocation. And now I've decided to dwell my life with pain and troubles no more. I'm going to give you divorce. There is someone better than you to love me. She was in tears and guilt

He was perplexed and amaze to see her sudden reaction but that was unreadable on his face.
He said softly, 
Smita, I'm sorry for all the pain and hardships you faced because of me. I never intended to do so! but you know my present is still conquered by my past. Yes, my past about which I never shared with you but today before you go I want to make you face the reality ... The girl to whom I loved so passionately is  now no more. I promised her that no one would ever replace her from my heart. That's the reason I made distance from you. I'm helpless ! I couldn't love you. I'm happy that you realized the way of your happiness and frankly  shared your thoughts with me in-spite of dwelling with agony. I'll not stop you today ! Go and start a new life where your love is waiting to tie you with love and fulfillment.

It has been 5 years passed of Rahul and Smita's happy married life. They have a sweet family consisting of  four years old elder daughter,Prerna and a little cute son ,Sahil !
Now Smita was back into her life and all of them were bind with a tie of Love!    

“No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread”    -Robert Burton

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Keep loving and smiling my dear friends..
Wishing you all A Very Happy New Year ~ 2012~

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  1. Glad she said it to her hubby and happy she finally found the one who deserve her.. Beautifully penned.. and Wish you A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR...

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  2. lovely romantic sweet vibes at transitional phase of old and new year gave an awesome feel after reading the story.


  3. Nice....:-)Very romantic too. Happy new year.

  4. Vow! My sweetheart you amaze me. What a beautiful story, lovely read.
    God bless U!!

    Love U!!

  5. What a sweet story. Glad it all worked out with a happy ending.

    Still curious about the letter though . .

    Happy New Year.


  6. that is how it should be BEFORE the marriage. Lets hope more people realize who they are to marry !

    you are a sweetheart :)

  7. Lovely story. Happy ending. :)

    Happy new year :) xx

  8. Hi Simran. I'm glad you posted for Ties That Bind. This is a beautiful love story showing: “No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread”

    I think in the telling of your story you went well over the 400 word limit though. We try to keep stories short as there are quite a few to get around to reading.

    Thank you for participating!

    Happy New Year!


  9. Very impressive plot line. Full of emotion and a deep longing.

    Can you please write a sequel talking more about the man ? After all he also has a life and it is his sacrifise that makes the life of Smita fulfilled.

    May I know what happen to him ?

  10. nice one simran.. loved the story happy endings are goood .. I like them if mine was not happy so what :) he he he

    Happy new year to you and family and everyone around you..

    Have a great year


  11. What a wonderful story! I love happy endings and New Beginnings!

    the best to you and your family in 2012 Simran!

  12. Hello Simran, dear. Happy New Year!
    This was such a compelling love story. Both husband & wife suffering in the marriage & unable to relate their true feelings until it was too late. I'm glad you gave it a happy ending...proving the ties of love are everlasting.
    Very nicely done dear one!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  13. fantastic, love solves most things :)
    happy gooseberry day!!

  14. In a life of disappointments I'm glad to see a happy ending for all three of them.

  15. I'm glad that everything worked out in your story. I like happy ends!
    Best wishes,
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  16. This is a wonderful story, well crafted.


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