I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words 8th – 14th December 2013. http://writetribe.com/welcome-write-tribe-festival-words-2/
The topic for today is” MEMORIES”
So What ! If time has wings and the moments fly away to higher skies and deepest oceans ,some twinkling as stars ,while others remain as mystical happenings,still they are in the core of our heart shining for ever as “memories”.
Did she tell this to her fiancee,when they met at a cosy place for dinner?Oh !What was she thinking of now? It has to remain as past, the old ties would never get revisited and she has to forget about it.Even though the memories always gave her a deep sense of joy and delight and she could drown in it for hours without getting disturbed.But things were different now.
Life was now at another crossroad and she had chosen a path to walk with Daryl. How was she going to tell him about her past. The thoughts confused her more and she finally fell asleep.
Ten years ago,Sylvia was a loving girl in her twenties ,bubbly and cheerful,ready with her pranks and surprises. Both she and Alfred loved each other intensely and were supposed to get married on the coming Christmas eve.Alfred was her longtime friend and was her classmate too.Her Christmas present was really precious ,as this time it was her love being gifted to her …
The reindeers outside usually jingled their bells and the sledge moved on quitely without any noise. Even though it was snowing outside and the Lapland glowed with various luminescences and colours ,Sylvia hardly noticed anything .
This time she opened the door and a strong gust of air rushed in pushing her aside. The cow bell,that she had bought from Swiss Alps hung at her doorstep sounded with the blowing wind… She came out to see what it was?and found nothing.
This Christmas almost after a decade ,she was going to marry Daryl.
As she stepped inside and closed the door,she was shocked to see a figure standing in front of her. It was Alfred in his favourite attire.
“Why are you here now”? She trembled and asked .
“I come here to take you along”.
“I cannot leave you like this alone and with someone else.”answered Alfred.
“What nonsense”? said Sylvia.
“Iam happy and so you do not need to worry for me.”
“Oh! Is that why you have tears in your eyes.”
Sylvia got conscious and wiped her falling drops across her cheeks.Alfred came and kissed her crimson cheeks.
Before anyone could understand , Sylvia had fainted.When she got up, she saw her friends and relatives moving in her house. All preparations had been done and the marriage was in few hours.
She was still lost in the whole incident and could not recover…
She never knew why Alfred had ditched her and never turned up on the marriage night.
But why had he come now? When Iam starting a new life?she pondered.Again lost in her memories,her fear grew more,as the night became darker.
His kiss still had the imprint of his breath on her skin and she stayed in that moment ,never to know that Alfred had died in an accident on the night of their marriage and she had lost her memory since then. She only had Alfred in her memory.