She took a sigh of relief as she heard him say that they have come close to the place.
She breathed in the freshness. Everything smelled so homely and heavenly that she could picturize the feeling in her mind. Imagining what it would look like.
The train stopped and her heart too skipped a beat feeling the inner joy.
There was quite a rush. He took her hand and asked her to follow. But she said – “Wait… Let them all go.. I am not in a hurry, but just can’t resist the excitement of being here…”
After a few minutes, they stepped out.
“Here we are.. Should we take a rickshaw?” asked he
“Let’s walk till there..” asserted she
The weather was cool and they walked hand in hand. She could still feel the shivers she had the first day they held each other’s hands. These shivers did undermine the bitter-sweet coldness of the surrounding.
He was constantly looking at her face, making him love her even more, and she was reminiscing their lovely memories.
Then he told her that they have come under that tree. She smiled and picked up a leaf from the ground. She then, enveloped it carefully with both the hands.
They sat on the bench under that tree. She then, reached to his hands, placed the leaf on his hand and said – “I can’t see the color this li’l thing holds, but it seems that it has become stronger than ever before. It seems that it has overcome all the ordeals and that has made it even better. Isn’t it?”
“Yes dear… That’s truest of the truth” said he
They smiled and he kept that leaf in his pocket.
She then, ran his fingers over the bench, feeling the inner soul of the cold and sturdy bench and said – “…and this is our ever so strong epitome of love…”
“Yes dear. It is just the same” said he
“…and so you are, my love… But unfortunately I don’t have my vision anymore to stare at you the way I used to…” uttered she
He took her hands, kissed them and said – “I am not sure if this tree, its leaves, this bench or anything else is same or not, but what I am sure about is you.. I know that your feelings for me haven’t changed a bit. Our love for each other is more than enough to reignite and strengthen our souls, and that’s what really matters.”
She smiled and they let the love flow through their veins once again recapturing the lost moments.