Happily ever after

He stared at her lying on the bed blissfully drowning into the night. He switched off the lights and lay besides her on the bed recalling his journey with her…how she made the world a better place for him with just one smile, how the spark in her eyes were enough for him to forget all grief, how their children were so much like her, how she stood by him through all the difficult times, how graceful she was in whatever she did…the list was endless. He could go on days together if he started to muse over how he was blessed to have a wife, a support system like her. But he didn’t have that much time.

He gazed into the darkness as if he could see everything around him clearly. Had she seen his beady eyes wandering the dark, she would’ve said…

In your eyes, is my delight…without you around, nothing ever feels right.

…and she would’ve melted in his arms for a good night’s sleep. And that was something that always made him happy.

He smiled to the silence as if the night had murmured a secret into his ears. Had she seen him smile, she would’ve instantly asked…

What is it you find so amusing, dear?

…like always, followed by

Never mind. I don’t even want to know…as long as you are happy and smiling like this, I don’t need any reason.

Her eyes gleamed with pleasure every time she saw him smile. And that was enough to make his day.

More than half a century of togetherness had brought them very close. Two souls had become one, two hearts beat but always like one…in the harmony of love, in the sanctity of marriage, in the purity of true companionship. He had become so in tune with her that he could comprehend every one of her unsaid words, feel her innermost fears, talk straight to her heart, and understand her every move…or the lack of it, like now as she lay still besides him.

He kissed her one last time…there wasn’t even a question of choice in his mind. He knew what he had to do…he knew he couldn’t continue without her…he knew that the minute he sensed that she had stopped breathing in her sleep…he knew that he had to leave to be with her. Had she not made his life so beautiful, there would’ve been a choice. But that wasn’t the case. His life couldn’t have been the wonderful journey that it was if it wasn’t for her. So, death, if that meant being back with her, didn’t scare him a bit…he couldn’t wait to find out what was in store for them after life. He closed his eyes, with a wide grin on his face, realizing he was never going to wake up to life.

And they lived their lives after death happily ever after.


This is my entry for Carry on Tuesday Prompt #42What is it you find so amusing, dear?



  1. #1 by Sakhi on March 2, 2010 - 9:36 pm

    Ah… romance, romance!! 😀 Good way to start my day… yours is the first post i read today and though it ended in death, it somehow felt right. Not sad at all! 🙂 🙂

    🙂 Thanks, glad you liked it 🙂


  2. #2 by SiD on March 2, 2010 - 9:57 pm

    shit…that was ossum!!!
    a little saddy…but nice one… :O

    Thanks! 🙂


  3. #3 by Stan Ski on March 2, 2010 - 10:20 pm

    True love never dies.

    So I hear 🙂


  4. #4 by comfortablynam on March 2, 2010 - 10:37 pm

    So romantic T..and kind of a happy ending..which is a little unlike you.. 🙂

    Now only if there were real life examples of love like that..

    😆 I do like happy ending, you know… 😆 just that I love tragedy more 😛

    Thanks Comfy


  5. #5 by Pixie on March 3, 2010 - 12:20 am

    That’s very well written… from this life to the next 🙂

    🙂 Thanks


  6. #6 by chotusworld on March 3, 2010 - 1:12 am

    Lovely. Poignant.Rivetting, every step of the way 🙂



  7. #7 by Makk on March 3, 2010 - 3:03 am


    you are wow with your typical stuff. So let your eyes fall on my page.

    Keep smiling.

    🙂 Thanks!


  8. #8 by Swaram on March 3, 2010 - 3:33 am

    Sigh! I still can’t believe hw well u weave a story arnd that single line T! Awesome!

    Thanks, Swaram 🙂


  9. #10 by aniruddha pathak on March 3, 2010 - 4:37 am

    hey well done titaxy, lovely use of the prompt. nice story

    Thanks Aniruddha!


  10. #11 by softypinkngloriousred on March 3, 2010 - 7:18 am

    Wow.. gripping narration ..as always 🙂

    On a different note – I’m glad you are my buddy and i love your blog!

    😀 Thanks!


  11. #12 by celestialrays on March 3, 2010 - 8:56 am

    Beautifully written T. If only it could really happen, one wanting to cease to exist because they don’t see the reason to, and it happens… Without them having to end it themselves…

    This is what my grandpa’s 85 years old brotherand his wife say… They have no kids, so if either of them dies, the other would become so lonely… Scary life for them…

    Oh you know what Divz, what I implied here was that he was going to end his life on his will..not that it just happens…but you give a whole different angle to it and me likes that 😀 Thank you!


  12. #14 by Nu on March 3, 2010 - 11:27 am

    Hey no WW today ?

    not yet Nu…maybe later 🙂


  13. #15 by BlueMist on March 3, 2010 - 11:33 am

    Very touching and very well written. only if one’s life could after the beloved one was gone. only if one could stop living. Life sucks at such times an leaves you with no option but live.

    true 😦


    • #16 by BlueMist on March 3, 2010 - 11:56 am

      I meant “one’s life could get over ” Sorry ! : oops:

      I got that 😀


  14. #17 by Sonia on March 3, 2010 - 1:48 pm

    Nice post, so sweet! It suddenly made me glad for all the years of life I still have left with my sweetipie 🙂

    🙂 Thanks!


  15. #18 by rob kistner on March 3, 2010 - 9:49 pm

    Hello Titaxy – I know well the love about which you have written in this gentle piece — deep, enduring, and genuine. Warm bit of writing. 😉


    …here is what I’ve written: So Amusing

    Thanks Rob. Will check your entry 🙂 Welcome, here.


  16. #19 by Psych Babbler on March 3, 2010 - 10:12 pm

    Nice one! A bit on the sentimental side for me but still a delightful read! 🙂

    😀 Thanks!


  17. #20 by Sunshinesafar on March 4, 2010 - 6:05 am

    Beautiful.. Like those Chicken soup stories 🙂

    😀 Thanks!


  18. #21 by Shas on March 4, 2010 - 8:31 am

    Beautifully written. The ones who have lost their dear one and who cannot divorce life for them the remaining life becomes a painful isolation.



  19. #22 by Dew on March 4, 2010 - 12:12 pm

    T…very nice 🙂

    Thanks ! 🙂


  20. #23 by Matt on August 20, 2012 - 5:51 pm

    Tagged for Later.



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