I wish I could see you right now, hold your hand and look into your eyes. Hug you, kiss you and cuddle with you, and might be, get to live the days, that I’ve spent waiting for you. I want you to come back, and we will go to the worlds, we wished to visit.
An Excerpt from
The Perfect Couple
She was sitting on the bed with a closed pizza box on her lap, staring into space. The television set played one of our all-time favorite movies.
“God! It took you an eternity to get out of there!” she said lowering the volume of the TV set to a bear audible. I wiped my feet dry and tucked my towel in my wardrobe.
“Pizza,” she said tapping the box when I turned around to look at her. She opened the box and there was an entire pizza. She hadn’t taken a single bite. I slowly pushed the box off her lap and rested my head on it. I didn’t face her but her toes.
“Are you okay?” she asked and I nodded. The standard one and a half-nod saying leave me alone but please stay. I held her by her waist and tightened around her.
“Okay,” she said and started caressing my hair.
Not that she didn’t know something was wrong, but that I wasn’t going to say a word. She knew the more she pushed for it, the angrier I’d get. For this was not the first time and wasn’t going to be the last either. She had seen this side of me earlier, and, well, that was the first time that she saw me at my worst. We don’t talk about it. For both of us know it isn’t to be brought up. I tossed and turned a million times, but she just kept stroking my hair.
I got up, looked into her eyes, and then rested on the pillow beside her. I pulled her close, she didn’t resist, instead rested her head on my chest. I saw her fall asleep and wished to see her till the end of time.
“I love you,” I whispered and kissed her forehead.
“I love you too,” she said, her eyes still closed and kissed my neck. She snuggled up to me and we hugged to sleep.
“These silences between us, were where we talked,
These moments were where ‘we’ met.”
“Then why did she leave you?” She asked.
“Some people leave, just because they want to” I sighed.