Few things left Unsaid
How unexpected it can turn to break up from a relationship of the time which can really unite you in one. In spite of being loyal and desperate enough to hold the relationship and push the wheel of the cart a little longer till it can be tied in the rituals of marriage, there are several relationships which break right at the point when the couple needs the most of care and concern for each other. Same was the case with 23-year-old Neiya Malhotra and Saed Khan.
Teenage love never looks at the fate or destiny of anything all it cares for is just that infatuation which he finds in the counterpart. Saed never knew that the step which he was taking was going to be a matter of concern for society, later on, all he was thinking was that smile which he gets on his face when he thought about Neiya.
Like any teenage boy he was just there with a part of his infatuation and those 3 simple words "I love you" for proposal , he thought that it would be enough, enough to impress her, guided by his friends at school and those daily chants of 'I love you Kiran' from old Bollywood movies, love for that eighteen-year-old boy was spending time with girl whom he can tag as girlfriend and show of people about the thing called Relationship.
For the part he was not clear about love; there were his friends who constantly boosted his morale describing all that they knew about love to him.
But every time when he starts expressing that he loves her, she was there with her firm reply NO, as if she was neglecting all that he was thinking or was knowing well enough that it was not his feelings which he is expressing.
That teenage struck was innocence which later shaped into a relationship which was destined to fail. And then that happened which changed his definition of care, concern and love for him.
Neiya on contrary was just a sweet little kid running out of innocence in the world which was cruel enough to torment her till the end. She being unknown with the fact and the level to which a boy can retaliate was firm enough to fight on any odds or things which she was unable to accept it from the heart. Call her innocence or that pure urge of having everything intact in her knowledge.
Their time started right after the point when Saed was able to find his own definition of love when he was able to find the difference in between lust, infatuation, desire and that urge to be with someone.
It was then when he was able to speak a little more than "I love you" to a girl with whom he wanted to be with. The day finally came when those two were there in a relationship after his undying attempts and desire it was then when they started weaving a quest of love.
Above all Love has the motivation to do good with your life so that you can take care of her, who is going to be dependent on you. That was love for Saed after all this time.
It was high time they doubted that I really cared about the relationship in which I was, My friends, My family everyone at this point was like I can't be serious, How I can be at this age?
It was then when I thought that my definition of Relationship and Love needed one more thing to clear, It needed a sense of greater responsibility which could be earned by having a Job I started working for that and helped Neiya in doing the same for her.
In these 5 years, we grew not only with the age but also with the sense of responsibility, care, affection and Respect for each other. We were planning for something of greater good, for a life of respect and concern for each other, together. Knowing that destiny has to play a vital role in this and so do the society but that little thing which knocked a million times in our body kept us going with that thought that it is going to be "Betrayal for the thing which you say Love to quit in the middle, instead of trying."
Being the literate citizen of the society trying never meant like to be violent, as he knew that things can be won by a pure heart, love and respect. So he tried talking to his family about the thing that he has fallen in love with a girl of different religion and he doesn't want to carry the guilt of leaving her in the middle and want to continue with her until the end.
It took almost months for him to counter people and let them understand his situation and love for Neiya and just when he thought that he could finally think forward of earning much more for his life and put the ball in her court for a decision that happened. (Break-Up)
Or rather a forced Break-Up when she was caught in her family for being in a relationship with a guy and that to Muslim, Indian's carry a fact that we are so much divided by religion that we falter even in imagining the depth and bonding which love can create. While God being One and so his preaching "Allah never doubted in his children", "He never knew that it will be his creations surname which will drive the feelings as a human." While the purity of feelings was thrashed by the norms of society.
Saed and Neiya were finding hope and wishing that "they don't have to write the last chapter of their relationship", not like this.
She was grounded from her Job and the life which she cherished the most and he was shattered in the middle of the responsibility which he was so much willing to take. Life was playing its own wild tunes and they were helpless in their own way.
Disrespect never being the option as the family was the first thing which they cared the most, Saed was unable to find the option of doing this all he was able to do was just sit back with her mother and cry and cry for the things which he was forced to do in the middle. While she(mother) being the support for him at odd times like this he was even afraid to think about "How was Neiya?"
Restless, hopeless or Crying endlessly because for that 5 years they sat just next to each other virtually building each others strength and crying at odd hours for the shortcomings; They almost missed to build that kind of bond of friendship with people so that they can share their thoughts. All Saed could imagine was she being lonely in the crowd and he being unable to do the slightest of help and just sit back and wait because family are the first thing which they crave.
Neiya: Sorry but I think this is the end for us, maybe next time I am gonna take birth in your religion or you in mine. Maybe we will again fall in love with each other, Maybe we will feel the same depth. As it is said that true feelings stick forever, Maybe this forever is going to be until next birth. Take care of you #Love.
Don't hold yourself responsible for anything because its US not you alone who fell in love.
***Saed: Maybe, I cry sitting beside mother and talk my heart out thinking that she will understand and she did right at the point when she felt the heart of her crying child and spoke, "Stick with her".
His first lady of life was there as her support and the second lady with whom he wanted to build her future was grounded miles apart pushing her cart in a different option of marriage for her family felt that she is a gone case now. Who should tell them "How much she respects and care about her parents ".
Maybe there are things left Unsaid but that care remains Intact, maybe I am going to offend people who fall in love with other religion and don't have a likewise thought, or maybe I am going to affect that genre of crowd who feels love is something in which you have to do everything possible to get her.
I doubt because we love & respect each other equally as we do to our family.
Maybe next Birth
Maybe Same religion.
Because every love story has a beautiful message to say, That Five years brought a serious change in their life and me as a writer of this story just felt that their heart was strong enough to continue loving each other even more with the growing time. Either a Muslim or a Hindu who we are ?, a simple child of God.
Saed: Stay Strong, Stay focused, do something good with your life earn respect fame and success which you always endeavoured and I will try to do same for myself.
Love (i)s still a small (w)ord to say however(i)t carries so much depth at heart, (l)ove is eterna(l). (W)ill (a)lways be (i)n your memories (t)ogether & forever.
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