It took us ages…

 

The waiter pointed to the far corner.

I looked around the cafe; it was mostly filled with young crowd. I walked to table no.19.

I sat down and wondered – “Will I recognize him? What if he looks different from his photo?”

“Hi…” hearing his voice, I looked up.

I smiled nervously, dropping my eyes. He sat down across from me and asked – “Tea, right?…you always hated Coffee…”

“He still remembers…” my heart whispered. “Yeah…without milk and sugar.” I said softly.

We sat silently; He stared at me, whereas I avoided looking in his eyes.

“I see you looking at your watch…are you getting late?”

“Actually they’ll get worried if I don’t reach home before it gets dark.”

He laughed out loud – “Nothing has changed, right?…except now you’re 60 and I’m 65. Before it was our parents and now it’s our children.”

I started laughing too and looked in his eyes for the first time after 42 years, 5 months and 10 days.

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– Chirasree, a dreamer.

(Word count – 164)

Photo credit: Dawn Miller.

Thank you Dawn for the photo prompt!

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38 thoughts on “It took us ages…

  1. So lovely. 🙂 True love exists till the end of time. 🙂

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    1. 🙂 …true it is…thank you 🙂

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      1. My pleasure. I am starting a challenge too. Do participate. 🙂

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      2. Okay…that’s great..I will 🙂

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  2. Writings By Payal Tyagi April 26, 2017 — 6:42 pm

    Surprise was at the end

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    1. 😇😇 yup … thanks for giving it a read

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      1. Writings By Payal Tyagi April 27, 2017 — 8:18 am

        My pleasure ….It was lovely

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  3. Beautiful, as is a love that never fades.

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    1. 😊😊😇 thank you

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  4. This is my favourite concept on love. Something that lasts beyond time and beauty. Excellent Sree. It’s as if I have to appreciate each one of your posts😊. You write too well!!

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    1. 😇😇 thank you…

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  5. Lovely story. True love never fades. 🙂

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    1. Thank you…happy that liked it😇

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  6. Ahhh, that is so sweet! Love never changes even after 42 years! Great story!

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    1. Thank you 😇😇 glad you liked it

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  7. I forgot to welcome you to the FFfAW challenge! Welcome! We are happy you have joined us!

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    1. Thank you 😊😊

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  8. Wow! Amazing Sree! Best one ever!

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    1. Thank you 😇😇

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  9. Reminds me of my ex 😦 😛 😀

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    1. 🤣🤣 😇 thanks for giving it a read

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      1. I read loads of time, just didn’t got time to reply, specially these days.

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      2. 😊😊 that’s fine..

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      3. Thanks for your understanding, appreciate it.

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      4. I left your write up, where the girls, was looking at the random guy outside and if I am not wrong she left with him on a train. That’s the last one I remember.

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      5. Okay😇 when you get time do read the other stories as well😊

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      6. O great a new series has started. Excellent

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  10. Such a sweet story. I enjoyed reading it.

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    1. 😇😇 thank you

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    1. 🙂 thank you…your feedback matters a lot

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  11. It’s always such a nice little escape to get caught up in one of your tales 🙂 I love this one – so sweet especially the end 😊

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    1. 😇😇 thank you…

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  12. Loved the dialogues. It captured the story well.

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    1. Thank you 😀😇

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