What is Love? Short Stories: Part1
What is love? A very philosophical question right? And it's too hard to answer. You love your partner and you do love your parents right? But you also love your pet, your morning tea, your job. You love your friends and also that movie star whom you have never met. You love to help someone and at the same time you love to full fill your wishes.
Same Two Eyes with Different View
It's very quiet and beautiful here, far from urban life. And that's why John is anxious so much that he might find nobody to repair his car. He had come to attend a meeting and then took this shortcut. And now he is stuck in this middle of nowhere. Then suddenly a young woman who was passing through the path helps him out.
"Well thanks a lot, Miss Jones, it would have been a disaster if you haven't come."
"Please don't bother. It's my pleasure."
"No really, tomorrow is my wedding day and if I can't go back till this evening, you know what could have happened!"
"Thanks. Well...Please don't mind, but can I ask you something?"
"What? About this tiara? Well, One of my students have made this for me. So I have to, have to wear this. You know kids, right?" She smiles.
"So you are a teacher here?"
"Yes, and you?"
"Well I am an architect. I was coming back from a meeting. But it's quiet a remote place, isn't it?"
"Yes, it is."
"And I don't think you are being well paid here?"
The lady smiles. "Well, it depends on how much you want. Very few people consider to come here, you know? And most importantly I have fallen in love with these people."
"I think those people are wiser. All of us have a right to live a luxurious life and to secure our future. And neither these people nor your love for them can do that for you."
"Maybe, it depends on how you would look at it. Different views I guess."
Suddenly her phone rings. "Oh! Please excuse me."
John smiles by thinking that it's not about difference between views but to be smart enough. After sometime she comes back.
"It was my mom, you know, she keeps worrying about me, all the time. By the way I think your car is ready."
"Yes, I think so."
John puts his hands in his pocket, and suddenly he realizes he neither has his cellphone nor his purse. He looks at her blankly.
"I think I have left my purse and phone at the meeting."
"Oh! Never mind, I am paying."
"Oh! Miss Jones, I am really ashamed. I don't know how I could be so irresponsible!"
"Please, don't be. We are human after all. We do mistakes."
She smiles again. But surprisingly the shop owner doesn't take the money when he hears about John's loss. John thanks the shop owner. And in inside, he gets embarrassed like never before in his life. Few minutes ago, he was lecturing her against them. And now one of them has saves the day for him.
"Can I leave you somewhere, Miss Jones? And please give me your number as I really want to help you to continue this noble job here."
"Okay, then let's go. My house isn't far away."
After driving for nearly five minutes, she asks to stop.
"Where is your house?"
"It's beyond the field. Okay thanks. Have a safe journey. And best wishes for your wedding." She starts to leave.
"Hey, Miss Jones, you haven't given your contact number. Please write down on this paper."
She writes down and folded it. Then smiles and leaves. John keeps looking till she vanishes in the meadow. Then he unfolds the paper, and smiles.
She doesn't give her number. She writes, "I KNOW YOU HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE TOO LIKE ME. NOW, YOU HAVE THOSE SAME TWO EYES WITH DIFFERENT VIEW. I KNOW YOU WILL COME BACK AGAIN TO DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO. I WILL WAIT FOR YOU."
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