He believed that she was chosen for
him and him alone. That she would
be his wife, the change he needed,
the miracle. So when she took another
lover, he was distraught and began
questioning his faith. “Why Lord, Why?”
he would cry out again and again. Finally
he got his answer. She had rejected the
will of God by choosing another and the
relationship she was in would end soon.
She was destined to be his and would be his.
So he waited, day after day for signs of
turbulence. He would watch them in class,
follow them whenever he got the chance
and talk to her friends, hoping to get some
information. Finally it happened, they
broke up. Overjoyed he did not waste any time.
He became her friend and got to know her better.
He wanted her to make the move. He was absolutely
sure she would when he found out that she was
actively involved in church. “It’s all coming to fruition,
thank you Lord!” he shouted with joy one day when alone.
Soon she took another lover again and this time he was
livid. He confronted her and made known his feelings.
But she simply laughed it off. Told him he was never in her list.
Then shattered he began to see reality for what it really is.
“Dreams don’t come true and nobody gives a damn, not even
the man upstairs” he said in between sobs and walked home,
the layers of naivety slowly peeling off
© Nitin Lalit