Untold Love

Jaibala/ August 6, 2014/ Short Stories/ 14 comments

Pari smiled as she hit the accept button. She had been searching for his profile on the popular social media networks forever, and the strange thing was that Jigar had found her.Β  She immediately clicked his profile when the chat window popped up.

Jigar: Hi. How have you been? It has been a long time.

Pari: Yes pretty long for two people who were inseparable.

Jigar: Well you left

She could feel his questioning eyes, even though the words were typed in the chat box. Well she could imagine him, and his reactions. She had been his best friend for 21 years before she left Mumbai. She left him. She loved him but she could not say that. He was her best friend, she did not want to lose him, but in the end she did.

Pari: Yes I did. But I have been looking for you online.

Jigar: You know I was not a big fan of social networking.

Pari: Yet you are here

Jigar knew she would have a slight smile on her face now. She would be pleased that he had done this, created a social media account. He wondered what she would do if she found out it was only for her. He wanted to find her, just like he had wanted to tell her he loved her. He never did, he could not risk so many years of friendship. He waited for her to give some indication, and then Shikha came into their life. Shikha had truly loved him and he had tried to love her back.Β  But Pari was who he always wanted.

Jigar: Yes, I knew this was the easiest way to find you. I was right. πŸ™‚

Pari: Β πŸ™‚ So how is everything with you, family and all?

Jigar wondered what the answer to the question was.Β  Was he okay, and was his family alright? Should he tell her that Shikha left him because he could not love her the way she wanted him to. That after all the years and all the time he had spent with her she was still jealous of his best friend.

Jigar: All is well here. Everyone is fine. You tell me what about you? I am sure you must have found your Mr. Right there in California. πŸ˜€

Pari did not know what to say. She could not tell him that she had found her Mr. Right and he was unavailable.Β  She had left him long ago so that he could be happy with his Miss. Right. That is what Shikha had wanted, that is what Pari thought he needed.

Pari: No Mr. Right. You know how high my standards are. πŸ™‚

Jigar: Yes your man does not exist right, that is what you used to say.

Pari: Yes Of Course!!! And when he does, he will be mine.

Ok it is quite late here. I will take your leave. Now it will be easier to stay in touch.

Jigar:Β  Unless you run away again. Β Talk later?

Pari: Yes, and this time I won’t run away, I am already too far away.

Jigar: You never know.

Pari: πŸ™‚ Bye.

Jigar: Bye.

Pari wiped away her tears. She knew she would speak to him again. Right now she was just happy that he was back in her life.Β  She would have him as her friend rather than not have him at all.

Jigar smiled, thinking at least he had his best friend back, even if that was all there was to their relationship

Β Signature

About Jaibala

Academically a Microbiologist, I am a Web Columnist for popular magazines and websites, Freelance Writer and a Blogger. Words define me and writing and reading compete to be the love of my life. My biggest belief is that there is something good in everything and I always looks to highlight the best in things. Creative writing is my forte.You can reach me by dropping a mail at contact@jaibalarao.com

14 Comments

  1. Hmm. In a way, I can relate. But didn’t have a happy ending though. But being friends is always a positive thing, so I think the story had a happy-sad ending πŸ™‚

    1. Yep happy sad. I hope they realise it though. I like happy endings

  2. Aww. πŸ™ Hope they meet soon and lead a life together.

    1. Yes Pooja I hope so too πŸ™‚

  3. Sad but how true about life. You narration have it a touch which affects so many of us. I wonder, why do we harm ourselves as human beings.

    1. True we do that so very often. But sometimes it cant be helped I think. It is not always easy to say what you feel.

  4. That one went straight to the heart.. it seems to be exactly my story before this scene happens and I do wish and hope it happens soon

    I guess I need to get on ot the social media sites then ..

    BEAUTIFUL LOVED IT

    1. I do hope this scene happens soon Biks. Yep get on social media, you may find what you are looking for. And Thank You πŸ™‚

  5. Relationships are so complicated at times, aren’t they? You seem to have captured the essence of the “untold love” almost perfectly. Well done, Jai.

    1. Thanks Sid πŸ˜€ Sometimes we complicate the simplest of things.

  6. oh damn that is sad… but I guess sometimes we do not read the signs.. have you seen the movie He is just not that into you? this nuance of relationships is touched upon in it…. I hope Pari and Jigar get back together because seems like they were meant to be.

    1. I hope so too. People who are meant to be together should end up together πŸ™‚

  7. awww.. how sad :-/
    I hope they realize their love for each other soon!
    nicely done Jai!

    1. Yes it is so difficult to realise some things that are right in front of you. πŸ™‚ Thanks Pixie πŸ˜€

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