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Around a year ago, In the month of January, I was all set to travel to my country. The moment came for which I was waiting eagerly and I reached the airport safely. But unfortunately, I had been told by my family that I will have to wait at the airport at least for more half an hour. My face sulked out of sadness. But I had no other option except waiting for my family to pick me up from the airport.
I took my baggage cleared immigration and security checks and came out of the gate. I looked around the weather was very pleasant cool and breezy. After looking around for a few minutes I found a place to sit. I walked and sat on the chair.
I was noticing the people around me, all of them were so happy to meet their dear ones. A different kind of shine and happiness I saw in the eyes of people who just landed from abroad and met their relatives. They were hugging each other and leaving the airport one by one. And I was still waiting there observing all these activities.
Suddenly I heard a voice. “Excuse me”
I turned my head towards the direction from where I heard the voice.
He was a Young, Tall and Handsome Man but looked a bit tired.
I replied, “Yes”
The stranger said,” What’s the time now?”
I looked into my watch and told him the time.
Then again I got busy in looking around and observing people around me. Again a few minutes later I heard the same voice, “Excuse Me, Could u please tell me the time?” Again I looked into my watch and told him the time.
It happened again but this time I was furious and looked at that man, this time I noticed him well, he was wearing a watch, I thought in mind why the hell this man is asking me time again and again if he is wearing the watch?. I replied, “What’s your problem?” in a high pitch voice. He did not even looked at me and started saying “I am sorry Miss; I just wanted to confirm the time that’s it. I thought maybe my watch is not showing the correct time.”
He was avoiding eye contact with me and while saying all this he kept one chair empty near mine chair and occupied the other one.
Again he apologized to me and said “I am waiting for someone here. “ This time his question was different from his previous questions, he asked, “Excuse me, Is today 10th January?” I thought for a few seconds and just nodded my head.
He seemed antsy but he kept quiet and did not ask me any question further. He was looking at the watch again n again after every 2 minutes and doing something on his mobile phone.
I asked him “Who are you waiting for?”
He replied, “Sara”
I repeated Sara!
I said, “May I know who is Sara?”
He just said “Sara..... ” then he took a long pause and continued “with whom I’m going to engage and marry soon.”
I said “Did u call her? Where she is?”
He said, “Yes, I did call her but her mobile is switched off.... she was in Dubai and supposed to come yesterday.”
I said, “Why don’t you call her parents? They must be worried or they might be knowing her current location she might have informed them”
He replied in a very low voice “She lost her parents last month.”
I wanted to ask how they died but as he was already disturbed and sad I decided not to dig deep and did not ask about it.
Then an awkward silence spread for a few minutes. I sneaked a glance at him he stooped and had been looking down at the floor, lost in his deep thought.
Suddenly he spoke to me “She must be at her friend’s home.... no no if she was there, she must have informed me first, she never does this.”
I asked, “How did u meet her first time?”
“I met her in flight” he smiled and continued “I was a flight attendant and she was a frequent flyer she would often visit Dubai, It was a mere coincidence or our destiny but we met again and later we kept meeting intermittently and fell in Love.”
I was listening to him very carefully.
“She has no one to take care of her after her parents. I had come a little early to receive her. I have been waiting for her since yesterday.sHow can I keep her waiting? I know her well she cannot wait more especially if alone, she would call me 1000 times asking ...where are you? When are you going to coming? Please come soon”
Then he started to do something with his mobile phone. I had been just observing him silently.
“I have been trying to track her flight since yesterday but still I couldn’t find it. I have been trying my best to get her update; I hope she is safe wherever she is.
I had called some of my friends including crew members, pilotsand ground staff as well but still, I am at the dead end. I have no idea where she is and the flight in which she had boarded? I hope she will come soon.
I had completely lost in conversation and went into another world which made my own life oblivion for some time.
I heard a voice, I thought is my delusion I did not heed an attention to it. Again I heard a voice calling my name and finally, I realized that I am at the airport waiting for my brother and father. I saw them and I left the airport. I couldn’t even say anything to that stranger. I had a lump in my throat and had nothing to say.
But Still, a question comes to mind what exactly would have happened with Sara? and that Man will have still been waiting for her? I saw a deep care and true love in that man for Sara.
But I Hope, He got his Sara. I had always defied the existence of “True Love” until I met that stranger. It has changed my views about Love. Yes, true Love exists.
Note: This is one of my old blogs. Publishing it again.
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