Saturday, 4 August 2007

Love as it is supposed to be...

From the very beginning, the girl's family objected strongly on her dating the guy; saying that the girl and the guy were from two different worlds and incompatible. They looked down on the guy's poor background and told the girl she would never have a good future with the guy. Due to family's pressure, the couple quarreled very often. Though the girl love the guy deeply, she often asked him: 'How deep is your love for me?' The guy was not good with words. This often caused the girl to be very upset. With that and the family's pressure, the girl often vented her anger on him. He endured it in silence for he too,loved the girl very deeply and understood her sacrifices to be with him.
After a couple of years, the guy finally graduated and decided to further his studies overseas. Before leaving, he proposed to the girl: 'I'm not very good with words. But all I know is that I love you. If you would allow me, I will take care of you for the rest of my life. As for your family,I'll try my best to convince them. Will you marry me?' The girl agreed, and with the guy's determination,the family finally gave in and gave the couple their blessings. Before the guy left, they got engaged.The girl went out to the working world, where as the guy headed overseas,continuing his studies. They sent their love through emails and phone calls. Though was hard, both never thought of giving up. They looked forward to the day when they would be reunited.

One day, while the girl was on her way to work,she was knocked down by a car that lost control. When she woke up, she saw her parents beside her bed. The intense pain she felt told her that she was badly injured. Seeing her mum cry, she wanted to say something comfort her. But all that came out of her mouth when she opened it was just a sigh.She had lost her voice......

The doctor said that the impact on her brain had damaged her voice box and caused her lost of speech. The girl broke into heart-wrenching sobs. During her long stay in the hospital, she spent her time crying silently and refusing visitors,even her boyfriend;who had rushed back upon hearing the news. Her spirit was crushed. The days ahead seemed dark and silent to her....

When she was discharged and sent home, her family tried to make things as normal and easy for her as they could. Her attempts to continue life like nothing had happened were punctuated with the constant ringing of her hand phone.The guy was frantically trying to reach her. She had shut him out ever since her accident. She did not want him to see her in her voiceless condition. Her parents tried to convince her to see the guy but she turned a deaf ear to their advice. She wrote a letter to him saying that she did not wish to wait any longer and sent their engagement ring with the letter. The guy had eventually had to return to his studies overseas but he wrote many e-mails and letters to her,begging the girl to see him at least once. The girl never read any of the mail. She would only look at the unopened envelopes and sob silently while deleting the mail.

Her parents had a talk with the guy. The mail stopped. The girl's family moved to another state,hoping to give the girl a fresh start with a new environment. The girl learned sign language and started a new life,happy with her new surroundings. Her tranquil life was only upset once a year,on her birthday;when she would receive a birthday card from the guy. She never talked about the guy and her family never brought up the topic;fearing it would have a bad effect on her mental state.


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5 years passed without further incident. One day, an old friend came with an envelope. It contained an invitation to the guy's wedding. The girl was shattered. She stared at the white envelope in her hand like it was an invitation to a close friend's funeral. Trying to appear composed before her friend,she open the envelope seal. Her hands were shaking as she opened the beautifully decorated card inside. Her eyes grew wide.

"What is this??!!" she thought.

In ornate,swirling gold letters, her name was written as the bride next to the guy's. Before she could locate a pen and paper to ask her friend what was going on, the doorbell rang again. In a very dazed state,she hurried to open the door. What she saw made her sway on the spot and clutch the door for support.

There at the entrance stood the guy. He stood there smiling the smile she knew so well and had missed all those years. Her friend helped her back onto a seat and the guy came in. The girl was thoroughly confused. She could only stare at him. The guy was looking at her very tenderly.

Slowly, he lifted his hands and used sign language;telling her, 'I took sign language as an extra subject and managed to finish my studies. Just to let you know that I've not forgotten our promise; I have worked hard and now i can provide you with the good future i promised you years ago. I Love You.' Reaching into his pocket,he pulled out the ring she had sent back. The girl was clutching him;to feel his nearness and still trying to get the realness of what was happening. Slipping the ring on her finger, he whispered in her ears,'Let me be your voice....'

Too overwhelmed,she loosened her hands only to sign,
'Yes....forever'
before enfolding him in a tight hug, laughing and crying over love;lost and found again......

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We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.



*adopted from a story found on the friendster bulletin board

1 squeaked:

soon ying said...

damn touching eh the story..
hehe

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