‘Did you find her?’, the old woman eyes waited for a 'Yes' desperately
‘Yes... I was lucky enough to find my girl’
‘That must be the moment of your life right? Where did you meet her?’ the old woman said with a happy face…
‘Hmm... I met her in a beautiful place known for its maritime history, the town that became the site of Royal Palace, Greenwich’ I was excited on seeing her so even the place became close to my heart.
‘Wow! Great!’ The old woman became excited!
Just for a minute my eyes froze, heart started flying towards her but she broke the silence, ‘Hi!’ she said with tears
‘Hi’ I said with tears of joy. (PS: These moments cannot be expressed in words so try to imagine it) I hate the big gap between us because I wanted to hug and kiss her completely.
‘I never thought I will meet you in London’
‘But... I was sure that I will meet you because my love is true Hassini!’ she became silent...
‘How are your parents?’ she said…
‘Good. How are your parents?
‘They are happy because her daughter hears to what they say?’ a teardrop fell down when she said this. I kept silent because I was not sure what to say because I was happy to the maximum.
‘So... Did you achieve your dream? Novelist?’
‘Yeah... Dream Love. I will be publishing the book in a month or two.’
‘Cool... Finally, you have done it. I am happy for you!’
‘Thanks....’ I was waiting for a single word but...
‘So... Dream love! Good who is the special girl? I know you should have fallen in love with someone.’ I wanted to slap her at that moment itself but I didn’t do it so I kept silent.
‘What? I am waiting for your answer but you are silent’
I was about to say, ‘it’s U’ but she said… ‘Please don’t say it’s me because I…’
‘Sid, what are you doing here? We are searching for you for the past two hours even we tried to reach you on your mobile but it is not reachable. Everyone is waiting for you at the convention centre for the novel release.’ Aamir, my friend said.
‘I just realized it Aamir, come let’s start.’ I stood up, ‘Grandma, I have to leave now because I am already late. We will meet here tomorrow evening.’ I said
‘But... I will be waiting for you son....’ the old woman said with tears.
I was not sure what to say so left the place because I know the old woman understood her answer. Aamir raced his car to the centre because we were already late by half an hour. ‘You... Come out of the dream world. I have agreed to the publication request of 100 signed copies. I mean I have said that you agreed to it over phone.’
‘That’s cool dude.’ I said happily. We reached the place within ten minutes. The function started with special events and followed by the release of the novel.
‘Are you happy?’ Aamir asked me after the function.
‘Of course I am happy because my first novel has sold good. ’
‘You are a lucky writer man... Stay happy! PS: Always…’ he said and drove the car to the pub. After enjoying the evening in the pub, Aamir dropped me in my home by 11 in the night. I was so tired but my heart wanted to check the mailbox for mails from the readers. It took almost an hour to read the mails that made me to sleep late. As soon as I woke up, I learnt it is raining heavily. I waited for the rain to stop but the rain God does not wish to stop. I know I will be meeting the old woman one day to disclose what had happened in my life.
‘Someone has come to meet you Sid. Come soon.’ Aamir shouted.
‘Whether it could be the old woman?’ my heart was wishing so but that someone was…
Author Message: My dear friends! Wish you all a very Happy Diwali! Convey my wishes to your family and friends! It is my pleasure to have you all here, thanks for blessing me and for the encouraging support :-) I roamed in London last weekend and clicked few pics. I will share the same in my next post. I have happy news for you; yes, Part 7 will be the last chapter :-) Enjoy :-) Once again I, Saravana Kumar Murugan and Someone is Special wishing a very very Happy Diwali! Stay Safe and enjoy the holidays PS: I have to work here :-(