Moving On – Flash Fiction

There she lay lifeless because something had broken inside her. Thousands of memories rolled back in her mind. She wanted to scream, let out her pain, run across, and lock herself in the room, yet she found it hard even to shed a tear. What is this weird feeling?

Aarohi…Are you okay?‘ Noor cried, breaking her thoughts.

She looked concerned. But Aarohi was still packing the bundle of memories that got unleashed.

Aarohi, will you respond?‘ Now Noor’s voice demanded an answer. But Aarohi did not utter a word.

Back of her mind, she knew one day this was about to happen, but what she didn’t know was, how she would handle this news.

It’s been more than a year Rehan left her, but somehow, she still couldn’t let him go of her life.

Move on, Aarohi!‘ Her friends joked about it.

But deep down, only she knew how much difficult it was for her.

Is it really easy for people to give up on people they love the most?

She remembered every night, making promises to herself to let go of things and start new. And yet she found herself caged in those same walls of love and affection. She screamed and cried for help at the top of her voice, but it was as if the world had become deaf to her voice.

But today she smiled at the pain and at those walls that no longer hold her. This was not the end for her but a new beginning. And, as the world started to fade in her eyes, she took the last look at the paper in hand which read ‘Rehan weds Mithali’ and closing her eyes she embraced death with open arms.

A Letter to a Bride-to-be Sis

Sisters Love

Dear Didi,

The years have just flipped like the pages in a book and here we have our life turned completely upside down. Even though it still feels like a moment of two or three days but surely it holds much more to it. I still remember the time when this marriage proposal came walking towards you. You were so excited and at the same time nervous too. For us, the feelings were mutual. There were differences in our thought but nothings bad that end well. And here we are there beside you, supporting you and there for you always. That’s what sisters are for, right? I still remember the time we were small and I being the youngest had all the perks of it. The time when I use to persuade our aunt that I’m not feeling well and she use to convince you to do my homework. Remember, how much pissed off you use to get on me? haha. All those memories are safe in our heart right from playing ghar ghar, draping mom’s dupatta as a saree, studying together to holding each other’s secrets. But now is the time when your life is going to change completely – A new place, a new family, new traditions and a new life. We can understand the pressure upon you and believe me someday or the other, every girl has to go through this strain. It is astonishing how a girl melds herself in her new life. A girl who never thought about the time has now become responsible and puts her family first in making any decision for her. I can’t imagine what feelings you must be going through at this particular moment but I just want you to know, we are here for you now and forever. You might go distance apart from us but our hearts are and always will be connected to one another.

Your Notorious Lil-Sis,

Vrushu