The Last Letter


She willed herself to not check her phone to see if he had replied. It had been about three days now. She hated that she was constantly checking his ‘last seen at’ status and yes, he had logged in just five minutes ago. Yet she couldn’t stop herself. This sinking feeling to find absolutely no communication from him was becoming unbearable, almost torturous. And then, just as she sat down on her chair, her phone vibrated. With her heart thudding in her ear, she unlocked her phone and stared at the screen. Finally! It was his message. But when she opened it and read it, she nearly stopped breathing. She didn’t know if he was joking or not. What was this? It was a wedding invitation from his side…she was completely shocked. She was not even able to believe her eyes, all of sudden she started to call him impatiently but he didn’t received her calls whole night.
She spent that night with million of tears in her eyes and its the next morning finally she got a single response for his call. She shouted Raghav, a girl replied from the other side. “Hello who’s this please?” Adrika asked where is he? and who the hell are you girl? She replied “I am Kanika his fiancé” and Adrika dropped the call it was the worst day of her life.
Finally its the date of their wedding Adrika was like she is living the ending days of her life she locked up herself in her room and the whole day passed with a dark shadow on her heart. Few days passed Adrika is near to be a gone case now. On one morning she got ready and left for Raghav’s house and when she reached their she was in a complete shock she met Kanika there, Kanika opened the door and smiled and said I knew that you will surely come one day, Adrika asked just a single thing where is Raghav but Kanika said “Ohh First at least come inside”. Adrika came and again asked where is he Kanika said “There is something for you, A letter from his side” and replied that he is in Chennai regarding his big project be seated let me bring something to eat meanwhile.
Adrika threw that letter aside she was full of anger the red eyed girl burning with the past memories suddenly she walked near the dinning table and then followed Kanika in the kitchen, she was facing Kanika’s back she called her name Kanika listen and She killed Kanika with that single knife on the table, Kanika said with ending words what you did…that last letter… and Adrika was not able to understand what she said, she rushed towards that last letter and opened it, Raghav had penned his love. My Adrika big sorry to you I am not that boy for you, I am facing lung cancer and it may be possible that when you will be reading this letter I may die and Kanika is not my fiancé but a good neighbour and she just helped me a lot that’s why I gifted her my house. I am going to Chennai for treatment leaving the city. You are the only girl in my life and suddenly Kanika’s phone rang. Adrika received the call and she heard a single voice from another side with the words that patient is no more! and another love tale just ended with that LAST LETTER OF LOVE!!!

~Vaidehi Sharma


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