“‘Whatever’ was the reaction of your Mom when I first proposed her, but I didn’t stop trying” Speaking in a soft low voice he seemed to be lost in thick layers of mist while travelling down the memory lane.
“My heart will go on……“ The song was playing in the background. She was working as usual, I was looking at her as usual. It was the third time when I planned to propose her, I was serious this time.
It was the same day, the day of her birthday. I asked her to come out, she did. It was raining. Rain drops were shimmering on her glowing skin. I came closer and took out a diamond ring from red velvet box. Her face expressions changed. I sat on my knee, moved up my hand with the diamond ring and said, “Marry Me M’Love“.
She leaned some steps backward. The shine on her face turned pale. I got worried. She never reacted like that. She was nodding her head sideways and she started walking, turning her back on me. She wanted to hide her tears, I noticed them dissolving in the rain drops.
I ran after her, grabbed her hand from behind and pulled her towards myself.
“Why? You have to give me a reason today“.
She looked into my eyes for some seconds and her voice quivered as she spoke, “I am at the last stage of cancer”
The world paused. My heart forgot beating. My breaths were stuck in my throat.
She gave a dull smile and said, “I expected the same“.
I stepped forward, pulled out the ring, slipped it into her finger and said, “My Love for you is beyond any expectations“.
She died on her birthday two years after our marriage.
Sometimes she’d say to me, “You are my pride. Your Love gives me strength. I can die peacefully in your Love’s embrace”
His tears fell on the birthday cake in his hands as he blew off the candle.
This 333 words story is written for Trifecta Challenge. This week’s task was to use the third definition of WHATEVER in a story of words between 33 and 333. Voting here starts on Friday, so if you liked my story don’t forget to vote.