She looked at him all amazed.
He was the heart and soul of the party.
Jovially surrounded by his friends.
She sat there looking at him. Her two kids played with each other, while she tried to hide her tears. Her eyes still fixated on her him.
What went wrong? She contemplated.
When the whole world finds a friend in him, then why can’t she?
Is the world wrong or is she??
Why can’t she love him like before? Or the day she met him for the first time?
The first time when their eyes met. Was it love at first site or did she just just assume so?? Where did she go wrong in judging him?
There love story was one which their friends could swear by. Something that could aspire generations ahead. Then what went wrong?
Why was she sitting aloof, away from the sacred crowd hiding her tears??
Abhi was the man of her dreams. Sheetal never imagined that she could ever find a life partner like him. They were head over heels in love from the very moment they saw each other.
They got hitched pretty soon.. rather too soon.. may be, they should have given more time in knowing and understanding each other rather then jumping in for marriage.
Only hell knows how eager she was in getting married. And so it happened.
Love. Love. Love. Love in the air. So much love that she couldn’t hold with two hands. She felt blessed. Lucky.
But then, one day, they had an argument. Abhi lost control and hit her for the first time.
She cried, he too cried. They kissed and made up. She thought of it as an one time thing and forgave him.
A few years later, the same thing was repeated. Abhi lost control, couldn’t manage his anger and Sheetal had to bear the consequences.
She forgave once again for the sake of love.
Time passed. She gave birth to two beautiful twins. Forgot what happened in the past to decorate her future.
But, yet again. The same thing happened. But this time, she couldn’t forgive. She just couldn’t. Every time she saw Abhi, she shivered. Every time he came near, she felt suffocated. Communication collapsed to zero. She hardly talked. He tried to speak. At times she spoke, but soon succumbed to the ongoing pain in her heart.
She wanted to leave him and go. End the so called fabulous- too good to be true love story. She had a flourishing career. Financially secured. She could have easily filed for a divorce. But her twins loved their dad like crazy, unaware of their ongoing Cold War.
Sheetal herself was from a broken family. She knew the pain, she could feel it till date. She didn’t want her kids to feel the same. She wanted them to have a daddy.
So, she sat their wiping her tears, hiding her tears, watching her husband enjoying the party.
His friends saw the fun Abhi in her husband, while she saw the punches, the thrashing, the beating, the abuses.
How could the world not see the dark side of Abhi? When she could feel it gruelling her every second. Was she wrong? Or the world was too blind to see? Or was Abhi’s pretence camouflaging the real Abhi?
She didn’t know whether she loved him anymore. But, she wanted a father for her twins. Cause, Abhi was a wonderful father. And she didn’t have the heart to take that away from them.
P.S. This is a fiction or may be a reality in many households. Women adjust a lot for the better future of their kids.
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