"When I was waiting for you this long I never realized when I fell out of love with you." said Mira with an air of indifference.
Sahil stood there dumb founded. He never had expected this. He sincerely thought it was something she will understand. He was tied up in other things and was so busy with life that he couldn't reach her any sooner.
"How can you say that?" was all that he could manage. His deep brown eyes now filled with tears till the brim. His beautiful mouth shivering to start a bout of sobs.
"I do not know twenty years is a long wait. I kept on standing on this gate keeping my end of promise. What took you so long?" She spoke as her black serpentine hair gently touched her dusky face. Those sparkling almond shaped eyes were so clear that Sahil would spend rest of his time just looking at them.
"You know what took me so long. I have...had a family and kids to take care of. I cannot leave them all for your love. Be reasonable." Sahil said a bit sternly trying to make sense with these feisty lady, the woman of his dreams.
"Yes, your family. As if I am not important." she said with anger
"How can you say that!" Sahil knew Mira was self centered but this shook him from with in.
"Because it is me who is standing at the gate for the past twenty years waiting for you." said Mira with tears in her eyes.
"But you loved them?"
"Yes, that was twenty years back."
"Don't you have a heart?"
"No, gave it to a stranger.....Hey you donated my Heart right?" said Mira giggling.
"We are meeting after twenty years and you are your usual prankster.....you haven't changed a bit." Sahil said tapping her head lightly.
"No, time stopped for me twenty years back."
"So, was my case." said Sahil smiling his signature smile.
"Hey! I saw you smiling after years! How are the kids?"
"Both are married and have kids of their own."
"Do they miss me?" said Mira eagerly
"Yes, they miss their mother every single day, hope I was a good Father." said Sahil smiling apprehensively.
"Yes, Honey you were."
As she opened the gates she kissed him with all the love she had fought to keep alive in her for these years. Once she left her mortal shell it was very hard to be attached to the man she loved when she was bound by the worldly body. Every moment one by one the memories would fade away but she kept it with her. It pained her a lot to remember to live in a state of mourning even when she was just a soul but she knew if she would forget he would also forget and she couldn't make that happen. She promised to wait and she did. Now as they walked hand in hand and entered the Gate, their children were preparing to cremate Sahil and bid the final goodbye.