• ibthesam 5w

    'I tried to sleep but couldn't '

    It was almost 1.30 pm when my phone rang, I was busy doing my stuff and was not able to answer the call. My phone was there on the dining table out of my reach. It was the second time the phone was ringing. I somehow knew it was him trying to contact. I was avoiding the call. Perhaps I was trying not to talk to him. I was thinking what should I talk or how should I response. I chose not to think of him and concentrate on my work as I had to submit my file within two days, and it was a fine Sunday afternoon to work. But I miserably couldn't do that.
    Around 2.45 pm I called him. The phone rang, but no one answered. I got nervous by this time. When it was fifth time, and nobody received.
    I got a call again from an unknown number.
    Someone took his name and said "your friend is admitted in our hospital. The last dialed number was this, so called you to tell he is injured. Come as soon as possible."
    I couldn't even utter a word. I was shocked. All the moments those I had spend with him, were floating in front of my eyes. I hold my breath, and ran to him.
    But, I was late. By this time he left me. There were no tears in my eyes but I was numb. I didn't know what to say and how to curse myself.
    "I was so stupid not to answer his call. I was so stupid not to say him I loved him. I was so stupid not to know he had an accident." I cursed me. I somehow gathered the courage to go to the bed where his lifeless body was resting. His face seemed too innocent to me. I was in tears. Drops of tears were falling on his hand.
    I took his hand on mine and said, 'I love you. I love you more than you do. I am sorry for being so late. I am sorry for not responding at all to your proposal and to your call. I am always a stupid, and you chose to love me still. Hey, can you hear me? I love you."
    "I will always love you."
    ©ibthesam