Saturday, November 9, 2013

His & Hers . . . Plans

His
She didn't remember anything . . . Not him, not their home, not even the life they had built together. She didn't even mourn the death of their little baby growing inside of her. He felt so alone. She was his best friend, his only friend and now she didn't remember him. He felt like crying. An anguished sob escaped his lips. He saw her move a little. He stared at her. She was sleeping... peacefully, as if she didn't have a care in the world. One moment, he wanted to touch her, stroke her cheek, kiss her lips. And another, he wanted to shake her till she recognized him. The doctors had told him that she had had a nasty fall. Not only had she lost the baby but also her memories. They had consoled him saying she might remember him tomorrow . . . and then added in a whisper, 'or maybe never'. He could just hope . . . And pray. He held her hand in his and cried softly. After what felt like hours, he got up from her side and walked out into the well-lit corridor of the hospital. As he trudged along, only one thought ran through his mind... How his life has transformed in one instant. Last night, around this time, he was elated. His future looked promising. He had had a promotion, they were expecting a baby. And tonight, just 24 hours later, he had lost his baby and his wife of two years couldn't place him in her memories. He looked back at the empty corridor, 'How can just one night change everything?' 
Hers
She remembered everything . . . Him and the fact that she was no longer pregnant. She was elated as she had managed to kill two birds with one stone. As she lay there, on the uncomfortable hospital bed, pretending to be asleep while he sat there next to her, holding her hand in his. 'Crying like a sissy', she thought with disdain. She diverted her mind to more happy thoughts, to her brilliant plan that had made it possible for her to break the shackles of unhappy marriage to a man she didn't love anymore, as well as terminate her unwanted pregnancy that tied her to him. She smiled to herself as she remembered how just last week, everything looked hopeless and her future, bleak. How while channel surfing, one movie caught her attention. How she researched all evening about retrograde amnesia, and how she decided to go through this one-time pain for a lifetime of happiness. She remembered how she had deliberately missed a step while walking down the stairs. How she positioned herself in such a manner so as to make sure her head hit the floor. It was all cakewalk after that, a little acting, a lot of confusion and she was free. She could feel him getting up and walking out. She opened one eye to confirm. As she saw him leaving her room, and possibly her life, one thought ran through her mind... How can just one night change everything!

8 comments:

  1. A bit scary. but you written it brilliantly.

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  2. Very brilliant piece of writing

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  3. Very good piece of writing

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  4. omg.....quite complicated the female seems to be.....if she could go through all the pain and get out of a marriage, she could have done it much earlier by being brutally honest.....considering, the man is not portrayed a tyrant in your post :)

    Anyways, keeping the analysis aside, a brilliant post overall! Any continuations? Would love to read.....

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    1. Women are a mystery, are they not! Hehe

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  5. This post has been selected for the Spicy Saturday Picks this week. Thank You for an amazing post! Cheers! Keep Blogging :)

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  6. Brilliant .. simply brilliant. What a story !!! loved it

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  7. Thank you everyone :)
    Keep reading...

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