Friends Forever (One Shot)

Heyyyy, friends…… miss you…. It’s me Rina Sivaguru back with one shot story again after so long……Happy Friendship Day my dear friends…… Do read and give comments……

It’s been 5 years since I had the heart transplant….. … Now I’m perfectly fine from physically and mentally….. 10 years ago I’m just a broken soul who was counting the days……… Who am I now is just because of her only, my Elaine…… My sunshine……

10 years ago

I am Esther….. I faint suddenly while playing volleyball….. I had been admitted in Hospital…. I don’t know what happened but it’s already one week I had been admitted but no one tell me what happened exactly…….even my parents keep avoiding answering my question….. Whenever I ask my father why I haven’t been discharged they just avoid answering it….. When I ask my mother the same question her answer was just one “you are so weak…. So you need to be hospitalized”………
I just spending my time at hospital…. Two week passed….. I missed my classes…. My teachers and friends got visit me in that period of time….. First week I couldn’t move from bed because of the drips…. The second week I free and able to move…. It’s was so boring staying at hospital…. I walk around and there was I meet her…… Elaine….. She was sitting on a bench….. She smiles at me when I walk pass her….

Elaine: hai!!! What happened to you?? Why are you staying at hospital she asks me with a smile playing in her lips…..?
Esther: hai!!! I’m esther! What’s your name???
Elaine: Hai!! Nice to meet you…. I’m Elaine…. What happened to you?
Esther: Nice to meet you too…. If you ask me what happened to me, even I didn’t have the answer for it…… I faint when I was playing volleyball….. It’s already 2 week I have been admitted but I don’t what happened…. My parents also didn’t tell me…… But I can guess it’s something wrong …….
Elaine: Don’t worry whatever it is…. Just take it easy….. Maybe your parents don’t want make you worry… so they didn’t tell you…..
Esther: yes…. I think so… that’s why they didn’t tell me the reason…..
Elaine: Heyyy….I forget to ask…. How old are you??
Esther: hahaha….. I’m 15 years old….
Elaine: Wow…. Same as me…. From now on you are my best friend…. She told me with a beautiful smile….
Esther: hahaha…. You are so funny and cute…. I loved to be your friend…… Hey, you haven’t told me why are you at here?

Elaine: I have leukemia….. Today I came here for treatment………but I need to be hospitalized because my health getting worst……. I hate hospital but its ok…. Because of this hospital only I get you as my best friend……
Esther ‘s monologue….
I was numb…. I don’t know how to react with her statement….. While I was having difficulty want to talk what with her…. My mother’s voice interrupts our conversation….
Mother: Esther, what are you doing here? Let’s go you have check up……
Esther: Mom, meet my best friend Elaine…..
Elaine: Hello, aunty….meet you again….
Mother: hai dear….. Nice to meet you again… Sorry dear need to bring Esther for check up couldn’t chat longer with you……
Elaine: It’s ok aunty…. Meet you another day….
Esther: Elaine, you know my mom?
Elaine: yes, I meet her before at canteen…..
Esther: ohhh… I got to go… meet you soon….

Esther’r monologue
I went to check up with my mom…. After the check up….. I ask the doctor when I will discharge again…..The doctor finally told me that I having hole in my heart and in a serious stage and need to undergo transplant….I couldn’t undergo the operation till I get another heart….. Not a lot of people are willing to donate their heart nowadays…… I was totally broken… I never thought I will face this kind of situation in my life….. What will happen to me?? Am I going to die soon? What will happen to my parents? There was a lot of thing running in my mind at that time….
2 week passed since I know about my disease ……still I didn’t get another heart…. In those 2 weeks I get closed to Elaine….. We spend our time together……. We do a lot of thing together like watch movies, reading books, chatting and so on…… it’s was very hard for me but due to Elaine I accept the truth and fight with the disease….. She encourages me a lot….. Deep inside my heart I know that she is really a best friend of mine….. She is really a God gifted friend for me…… I really hope there is some miracle so she can be cured….. I know if I have a heart transplant I will be cured but in her Elaine case she couldn’t do anything….. Still she was so strong and keeps smiling…. I don’t know how she can be that strong and makes others happy at the same time….. I learned a lot from her…..

One day, the doctor came and told me that they got heart for me so will do the transplant immediately…. I was so happy….. I couldn’t even share the news with Elaine…… I was completely fine and have a fast recovery after the surgery…. In those days, I never meet Elaine once…. I ask my mother too….. But she didn’t tell me anything…. I missed her lot…..
At the day discharging, I went to meet Elaine without informing my mother…..When I reached her wad, I saw another women lying there….. I didn’t found her for my disappointment…… So, I went and ask the nurse who always take care of Elaine….. Her answer really makes me stop breathing…… “Esther, I’m sorry… she is no more…..”
I don’t know what happened…… When I wake up…. I just now that I was in hospital……my mother ask me worriedly “Esther, how are you?”

Esther: I’m fine mom….. Mom….. Elai…ne….. She is no more….. I start to cry…..
Mom: Esther, shhhh….. I know dear….. I know….. She assures me with hugging …….
Esther: Mom, you know! Why you didn’t tell me…..
Mom: Doctor told us that you can’t hear any shocking things which is not good for you….because you just went through surgery….. So, I planned to tell once you are really fine…..
Esther: it’s ok mom…. I understand ……..
Mom: not that only dear…… She is the one donate her heart for you….. So, you need to stay fine for her…..
Esther: What!!!!

It’s already 10 years since everything happened….. It’s just a short span I knew you but the thing you done to me are unexplainable……Now I’m a top surgeon of heart transplant and bone marrow transplant ……At the same time, I’m doing a lot things which bring awareness of organ donation among society.I know this is your ambition, so I full filling it for the best friend who loves me unconditionally without any consideration……

“Elaine, I met you as a stranger……Took you as a friend….I thought of you everyday…..but that’s nothing new…… I think of you in silence…..I often speak your name…..All I have are memories and a picture in a frame…….Your memory is a keepsake from which I will never part……God has you in His arm…..I have you in my heart………I hope we meet in heaven…..Where our friendship never end…..I love you……”

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