Clock shows: 11.45am / Date:02Feb13
Singlehood ends in: 25 hours
Shakespeare Idioms Used: Be-all and End-all, Budge an inch, Bag and Baggage
Still no messages…. Wow!!
With a heavy heart, I turn to Mom.
“Mom, how will he be?”, I asked.
I don’t know him- a typical arranged marriage with all its flaws. It’s been about ten months after the engagement, but still I don’t know him. Yes, 10 MONTHS! All I know is that he is not the “romantic show-offs type” who constantly called or text-ed. Forget calls, he hasn’t even met me once in these 10 months!!
I remember, it was in October and was one of those days, where he texts Good morning, by say 11am, and a Good night at 11pm. Yeah, that was all I got. And I couldn’t take it anymore. I never wanted him to send me lovey-dovey messages! I didn’t want him to call me every single day, every hour of the day! But yeah, a little consideration that I am his fiancee! That would have been okay for me. So, after shedding much tears and deliberation, I decided to give him an ultimatum. I texted him (read a long message) stating that if he is not interested, we could always call off the wedding. I had then kept my phone in silent mode and slept through the night. I was amazed to find 36 missed calls and messages from him the next day, trying to woo me back. And yes, I had received that little consideration then!
And now, on the eve of our wedding, he hasn’t budged an inch. Hence, the dilemma in my heart was pretty natural.
Mom says, “Darling, it’s not the be-all and end-all. There is a long way to go and it has not even started. I guess he is more like Dad- who never brought flowers or chocolates or took us to a movie or a restaurant unless we probed him for days or weeks. But you know something Molu, there is so much love in his heart for me and for you both. The same will be with your man as well. You’ll have to trust me in this. He is going to know everything about you..how you sip your favorite cup of coffee every evening, how you dance, how your face looks underneath your makeup, how you love chocolate, how you can be hyper at times…actually most of the times…, how you love your TV Shows and make you really happy, how you cannot keep a book down until you read it till the end, how you get cranky when you’re tired. He’s going to know everything about you. But you know what, as I said, I’m sure he’s going to adore you and love you…like no one has ever done or ever do!”
I am very sad. I will be leaving home bag and baggage with ‘him’. But, he!
I weep like a two-year old….
P.S: Extracted from my post- Lessons of Love
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‘Written for the A-Z challenge 2015′