A love story
Rebecca started walking backward, as she came to learn that the pen was not on her pocket. She kept eyes on the street, searching every inch, in hope, if she could get back the pen. She was sure that she took it on pocket from the desk before leaving the room.
It was holiday but she started for office, where she worked as secretary. There was important board meeting about the company's new project She was more wanted for the meeting as her duty concerned.
Rebecca ended searching as she reached the gate of the house. She entered the gate and started searching again till finishes to the desk. But she couldn't find out the pen. This was very special pen for her and she didn't want to loose it anyway.
The pen was special because someone gave it to Rebecca as gift. Red colour ballpoint of renowned company was precious for her. She had been carefully possessing the pen for long time. The pen was a gift from John, who was her friend from boyhood. They were known with each other from the time when they both met in a toy shop. Both on the same time went to the shop with their father. From that day they were friend.
She tried to remind where she left the pen last time. She was not writing with it.But she always kept the pen with her, ink was though finished.
One year before, John left this city and went to another city. He told Rebecca that he was going there for job. Since then he had not came here. John gave the pen on that time of leaving.
John, a tall handsome guy, had weakness in his heart for Rebecca. Rebecca, the beautiful lady, knew this very well. But she didn't care for this because she thought that she couldn't be more than a friend, in relation with John. John expressed his love in so many ways, tried to make her feel his fervency, but didn't get any response. At last, he decided to live outside the city and by the time he would forget her.
Rebecca, at the beginning.,did not feel anything as John left the place, where they both were living together for years. She was busy in work. In leisure, reading books and listening songs.But slowly she started to feel him and his absence. She started to feel isolated. And with time, she became impatience, when she would see him again!
She even did not know his address, where he was living on that time. John knew Rebecca's address but he did not send any mail to her. For Rebecca, there was no way to communicate John.She started to search in memory, if any contact, any link she could find out. John had no relative. He was an orphan. The man took him adoption also died two years before john left the city. Here in this city Richard built a hut where John was living with him. John got father, shelter, love, affection everything. He became educated, became human. After the death of his father, loneliness was eating him up. He comprehended the significance of family from the relation with foster father. He then decided to marry Rebecca. But Rebecca could not understand this. She just wanted to live free life.
The pen she could not find out. She became mad, cried lying on bed, threw flower va's, book that she was reading, her pen for writing. In the dinner time, she did not eat anything, and slept away becoming tired. She slept the whole night very deeply.
Next morning she woke up. And after finishing breakfast ,she decided to go to the hut, where John was living with his foster father in this city.
Rebecca's parents were on a tour to Nepal. There they were going to stay there for few more days. Then after they will return home. Rebecca was their only child. She had to stay alone in home until her parents return.
Rebecca with black long hair, big black eyes, pink colour lips and slim figure was a very lovely looking lady. Very calm and very emotional. She had all the features and qualities as to be considered as ideal lady. But she was a little heartless too. How she forgot to keep address from John? And kept no communication with him at all? John, such a good person, who loved her so much, how she ignored him! She thought, this could not be excused! She regret for what she did .She realized that she had done very wrong.
This feeling was hurting her so much that she cried sitting on the bus. She was looking disturbed. Tears were freely flowing on the cheeks, nose became pink. A lady suddenly started to feel for her man, grown up sapling of love for him, a little conceited for the mistake of her own.And all of this had reflex on her face. Op In a word, she was looking very lovely. If the readers could see her or could sketch her face and imagine! They must have shown empathy. Her look grew sympathy within the old man sitting next to her. The old man kept his hand on Rebecca's head, rubbing, consoling, and asked why she was crying. He assured everything would be all right.
Rebecca could not know the whereabout of john. She went to the hut. But could not enter because the door was locked. She asked people living nearby the hut, If they knew something about John. But did not get any result.She came back home. She was almost breaking up.
She could not decide what to do.She took a book of poetry from desk, tried to read, but mind could not get into it, failed to capture in brain. It was quite impossible to pass the time.She made a cup of coffee and drunk.She felt on that moment that everything was impossible for her to accept.
She decided to take leave from office for few days. Once she was devoted to work, now she was ignoring.In the meantime, parents came back home. Rebecca felt happy . She got released from isolation. She was dying living alone in home.
Rebecca cried embracing her father. She talked about John with him, and felt release from heavy load of pain. She smiled again, joined office within few days and started behaving naturally.
The pen she found. The clerk of the office collected the pen when he found it in garbage. He knew the pen belong to Mrs. Rebecca. He gave it back after her return to work.Now, the pen is only memorabilia of John.
The day came, the day gone by. Thus summer went and the rain came in monsoon. Thereafter, autumn, winter and spring, and the changes in nature. Year started and ended too .But her long waiting for the man did not end. Green leaves became yellow, then brown and fell on ground. Bird tweeted peeping through the window "how are you Rebecca?" Tear drops fell from her eyes. She fell on pillow,
holding the pen on hand, bursted into tears. Mind questioned"Have you forgotten me John? Why you don't come here.Can't you come back once again?" Stars glittered on night sky like they were washed away with tears. The moon silently looked on Rebecca on earth.