#303. HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS

Finally! I am going to meet her, after six long years!

I couldn’t afford to fly back to my high school sweetheart until now. Our twenty minutes per week phone call was never enough.

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Toiling for over six years to get my Medical degree from a prestigious college overseas, I had worked doubly hard during the Summer breaks to gather funds and she had waited patiently for me.

‘It’s high time we married!’, I longingly thought. ‘I have earned enough for us to start our family in a new city’, I smiled broadly.

As the bus neared our village, I jumped even before the bus could stop properly, took two steps at a time and wished for my legs to reach her already.

‘What? How?’ I could only see rumbles where her house once stood. “Oh Richard! Tsunami struck and has taken Rachel from us forever!”, cried our common friend. I stood there transfixed.

For Crimson’s Creative Challenge #103

Word Count-150

Published by Ramya Vivek

Formerly a Software professional, I have been a homemaker for a while. My life revolves around my two daughters. Having started writing only recently, I just discovered what I have been missing all along in my otherwise almost-perfect life. I want to create postive content inspiring minds across all age groups.

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