What is true love all about? (One Shot)


What is true love all about?
(One Shot)

I brought myself a cup of coffee and sat down on the chair placed in my balcony. I always sit here at around this time. It gives me immense peace to see the sunset. My mind flashed back through the several memories as usual.

Memory (Part 1)
I was standing at the sunset point with my best friend and was watching the sunset. “You know it’s immense peace to stand here and watch the sunset”, I said. My best friend nodded his head in agreement. “Isn’t it quite obvious? You come here everyday”, he said. “It’s even more better with you Kunj”, I said. Kunj looked at me and smiled. Kunj and me were best friends since childhood. We were in the same school and then in the same college. We shared a great bond and always used to share each and everything with each other. But, the people around us always thought it was something more than friendship and, to some extent it was true. I did develop feelings for Kunj during our college. But, I always kept them suppressed. The reason behind it was that Kunj may not think of me in that way. Or, may be the other reason was that Kunj never denied me and if I cried my heart out he might not reject my proposal. I never believed in forced relations. I feel relations should always be built up on trust and love.
I came out of my thoughts as I heard people giggling around me. I saw many couples sitting near the banks of river Ganga and expressing their love for each other. My mind flashed through numerous other memories.

Memory (Part 2)
I received a text message from Kunj saying he wanted to give me a surprise. I love surprises and especially the ones planned by Kunj are my favourite ones. I quickly dressed up in a jeans and top and went to the address given by Kunj. I reached there and Kunj said, “I’m hell nervous. After all I’m going to propose my lady love.” My eyes brightened up as he said this but, soon I realised I wasn’t the lucky one. Maybe fate had planned something different. Kunj proposed her lady love, Sia in front of me and I was too happy for him. He had finally got the love of his life. I was about to leave but turned back and said, “Bye Kunj. See you soon. I love you, but only as a friend. I hope I don’t need to tell you any further.” He gave me a bone crushing hug and said, “Ofcourse not. I love you too.” That was the happiest moment of my life. I hugged him back and after some time we pulled back. I left the place and thought to myself that maybe it was our last meet.

My thoughts came to an end as someone patted my shoulder. I turned around and she said, “Mumma, can I make a call from your phone?” “Can you please call from the walkie talkie? I might receive calls from the office”, I replied back to my 10 year old daughter. She nodded her head and went to the hall. As I saw her going to the hall, I again flashed back through some memories.

Memory (Part 3)
I didn’t have any contact with Kunj since that day. I heard the news of his marriage with Sia and my happiness knew no bounds. One day I was roaming around in a mall when suddenly Kunj came and hugged me. I hugged him back and after sometime I pulled back. He showed me his daughter named Aisha who was just a year old. I took her in my arms and asked, “How’s Sia?” I could see the tears in his eyes. He turned his face, wiped his tears and said, “Sia passed away when Aisha was born. She had complications in her pregnancy.” “I’m so sorry. I seriously didn’t know about it”, I replied. “It’s alright. Anyways, you forgot your best friend”, said Kunj. “No, it isn’t like that. I was just too focused on my career for the past years”, I replied. He smiled and we continued talking. After about an hour, we left to our respective homes.
After about a year, I heard the news of Kunj’s death in an accident. I felt as if the world had come to an end. I cried the entire night that day but, I made myself strong thinking about Kunj’s mother. The next day, I went to there home to console aunty. I went to their home and consoled aunty. She told, “Can you do me one favour?”, asked Aunty. I nodded my head.
I came out of my thoughts as my phone rang. I wiped my tears and picked up the call. “Ms. Twinkle Taneja speaking. Who’s this speaking?”, I said. I heard the reply and called out my daughter. She came to me and I said, “Aisha, your friend.” She took the phone and went to the room.
I chose to stay unmarried for my entire life after aunty told me to raise Aisha as she couldn’t financially support her needs. I accepted her as my daughter and now, she’s the reason why I live my life. I find my happiness in her achievements.

My mother always told me that true love is not about achieving something but, it’s always about giving. I feel true love is not only about giving also. It’s about finding happiness in your loved one’s achievements. When you can sacrifice anything and everything for that person. Kunj was and will always stay my true love and I’m proud to say that. Maybe it was only one sided but, I loved him from the bottom of my heart. “Mumma, your phone”, said Aisha. I took the phone and kissed her forehead. I said, “Come, let’s go. You need to finish your homework sweetheart.”
Hey all! Thank you to all those who commented on my first OS though the number of comments were quite less but, it’s alright.

Please don’t forget to throw your comments below whether it’s positive or negative. If you all like it, I’ll come up with another OS in my free time. Please let me know.

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  1. Wow…just wow…….it was so heartwarming u NEED to write more. It was amazing!!!

    1. Ria

      Thank you so much Sara! I’m glad you liked it.

  2. Its amazing ?

    1. Ria

      Thank you so much Amii!?

  3. Kruti

    Ria ur just awesome…..lovely os just loved it

    1. Ria

      Thank you so much Kruti! I’m really happy that you liked the OS.

  4. Amazing Ria… ??? congrats for ur first OS… It was a heart touching OS…. Out of the world dear… ????

    1. Ria

      Thank you so much Keerthana! I’m glad you liked it. But, it wasn’t my first OS. I had written one more which wasn’t displayed on the page.

  5. mind blowing os …..loved it from core of my heart….really heart touching

    1. Ria

      Thank you so much Sonali! I’m really glad you liked it.

  6. Saby

    its just owesome…. Ria… i was in a tears…. today uh showed me the true love of one-sided lovers…… the os was just amazing

    1. Ria

      Thank you so much Saby! I’m glad you liked it. And, really sorry for making you cry.

  7. Oh no.this!! Ria, this broke my heart. I had visions of kunj’s death and twinkle’s pain while reading this. Its ironic how something that isn’t reality could hurt so much. Im in tears….Honestly, I don’t know whether I liked it or not because tears fell from my eyes while reading. What I do know is your writing holds so much power that it made my heart feel like it was breaking into a million pieces. The mark of a phenomenal writer. Well done.

    1. Ria

      Thank you so much RiaA for the compliment. To be frank when I was checking the OS even I was in tears. I’m really sorry for making you cry. Please forgive me.

  8. Shatakshi

    Ria the is just Awesome
    Its written so beautifully…
    N I like ur moral
    Loved it????

    1. Ria

      Thank you so much Shatakshi! I’m really glad you liked it.

  9. Amazing…. Ria…the way u portrayed the emotions was just outstanding….. woooowww….seriously ur os is always as good nd mind blowing as ur ff…..

    1. Ria

      Thank you so much. I’m really glad you liked this OS too.

  10. Rashiverma2199

    Beautifully written ria…

    1. Ria

      Thank you so much Rashi!

  11. Amazingly Awesome yaar…Heart touching

    1. Ria

      Thank you so much Lama! I’m glad you liked it.

  12. Ria seriously this is one of the best os …I m speechless

    1. Ria

      Thank you tons dreamer! I’m really really glad you liked it.

  13. twinjfan-(tamanna)

    awesome. ..I loved it …it was full of still the last u know which I liked it.. I still hv tears in my eyes. ..

    1. Ria

      Thank you so much dear. I’m glad that you liked it. Also, I’m sorry for making you cry.

  14. Ria omggg seriously osmmmness ki height
    Loved it

    1. Ria

      Thank you so much Zikra! I’m really glad you liked it.


    wow ria it was heart touching u said right true love is not achieving someone but finding thier hapiness

    1. Ria

      Thank you so much Ayesha! I’m glad you liked it.

  16. omg ria yr u amazing ritr

    1. Ria

      Thank you so much Baby!?

  17. Lovd it babe!? though a little late to reply?
    But seriously plz do continue writing with ur slots!!

    1. Ria

      Thank you so much Hima! I’m glad you liked it. Actually I barley get time to write my fan fic. I’ll surely write one shots if I am free and I have an idea.

  18. Mannat

    Ossum ria. …. love it..

    1. Ria

      Thank you so much Mannat!

  19. Ruchi

    Awsum…Loved it

    1. Ria

      Thank you so much Ruchi!?

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    1. Ria

      Thank you so much Naaz!?

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