These were testing times. A tear dropped down Meer's eye as he sat next to his dad holding his hand in the hospital room. Mom and Aditi were also there. In fact they have been there with him from the time he has been hospitalised. Aditi's presence comforted Meer's nervous mom whose tears haven't dried for days now. Aditi was Meer’s and were childhood buddy and they have grown up in neighbouring houses. Their dads and moms were the best of friends and have stood by each other in thick or thin. Their family ties were beyond words. They were family as was evident by the whole of Aditi’s family running in and out of the hospital.
Meer was determined to get the best treatment for his dad. The biggest lesson he had learnt so far in his life was not to give up and he along with him elder brothers ran from pillar and post with his dad's reports. By God’s grace, his dad felt better and started reciprocating to the medicines. They shifted him to Tata Memorial Cancer Institute and his condition improved significantly. The cancerous cells had been removed and he was allowed to go back home in due course of time.
Happiness prevailed in every nook and corner of their home sweet home with dad coming back and Meer's siblings gathering there too with their families. Meer was the youngest of the four-two elder sisters and one brother. Dad's smile meant the world to them.
Meer hugged his mom from behind asking her to prepare his favorite Malpuas. No matter how much he grows up he will never seize to be her most pampered naughty little one. He knew if his dad was his life, his mom was his heart. In the night as he sat next to his dad for a heart to heart banter before he leaves, after a lot was shared and heard, dad shared with him a desire which had flourished in his heart for long. He wanted him to tie knot with Aditi as that was also what the two families wished. Though it may sound clichéd and quite Bollywood like,it was only natural for him to think of the most befitting bride for his son like every parents did. Despite of the fact, he was recovering, he doubted fate to abandon him any moment and so he wanted to see his son settles before he is gone. He has no intention of forcing his son though, he has then and there clarifies. Meer was dumbstruck to hear that but on the pretext on completing his studies first, he persuaded him to drop the idea for some time. He didn't want his dad's health to deteriorate again, plus he was still in his early twenties so there wasn't any real need to hurry…
He has not spoken much to Priyam during all these days and she understood and supported him with all her heart. She even prayed for his dad’ s speedy recovery every day. She felt so helpless that she can't go and be with them during the difficult phase. Now that all was well, she longed to meet Meer. Her wish was granted. She had to be in Delhi for a client meeting in the coming week while Meer was to catch his return flight from there. See how destiny planned in their favour this time and it was Priyam's Birthday too, could there be a better gift.
And they met after 437 days, 8 hours and 26 minutes.....yes they have counted them all. Kissing and hugging each other tightly they wanted that moment to freeze forever. Their happiness knew no bounds. It felt as if they were leading a soulless life so far for months and days and a beautiful feeling of completeness engulfed them. Meer wished his beloved a very happy birthday and here they crafted the script of another memorable celebration whose fond memories got etched on their hearts forever.
Will the world understand their rarest of the rare love and accept them? Was Aditi also in love with Meer? What happens next? Stay tuned to find out in the next volume tomorrow right here on Truly Yours Roma.
You may as well like to catch up with the earlier volumes of this Enchanting Love Saga of Priyam and Meer here: Vol1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7 ,8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14,15,16,17
This is my second #AtoZChallenge. While last year I chose to write on 26 True Stories on Indian Women, this year I am weaving Priyam and Meer's Eternal Love Story. Do share your genuine feedback, this blog breathes on your comments.