Friday, 21 March 2014

Paired Forever!

Raja and Rani were happily married.

They just celebrated their 75th Wedding Anniversary.

"What is the secret of your marriage?" everyone asked on their special day.

In this age of break-ups and divorces, this was like a fairy-tale as Raja and Rani served as the perfect "Paired Forever" example.



"The secret of any relationship is LOVE." they answered in unison.

When the celebration was over, Raja felt blessed that God had gifted him Rani.

He remembered the last 75 years they had spent together in spite of difficulties, helping one another.

Rani shared everything with him though he was a man of few words and did not talk much.

There was only one thing that Raja always wondered-

What did Rani keep inside that locked drawer in her dressing-table?

It was an old stylish lock... But, where was its key?

Raja liked to think that he and Rani were like lock & key - paired forever... one is incomplete without the other...

But, he always kept his thoughts to himself...

Small wonder, he never asked her about the key... nor shared what he felt for Rani...

Raja soon got his answer about the mystery-drawer after Rani passed away suddenly.

There was this key in her jewelry box that Raja was sure belonged to that mystery-drawer's lock.

He used the key and gingerly tried it on the lock.

The key fit perfectly!

The lock opened with a click. Raja's heart was pounding as he slid open the drawer....

What he found surprised him.

There were lots of dried roses...

Then, it struck Raja!

Rani preserved all those roses he had gifted her over all these years...

He often gifted her a rose, but never said a word that he loved her.

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Raja felt words were not needed as the gesture, the gift, the fragrance... everything would speak for itself.

Those roses were Rani's precious possessions...

She kept them under lock & key lest someone throw them away...



This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

This time we’re aiming at making it more creative! Your post must revolve around ‘two material things that normally are paired together’.

42 comments:

  1. Nice post Anita...quite creative :)

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    1. Thanks Sugandha :)
      Glad you liked it!

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  2. Lovely story and a very cute one. :)

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    1. Thanks Namrata :) Delighted you liked it!

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  3. Awesome Anita... :) So quick... :) I loved Lock and Key... I'm still pondering over the topic- its a fun prompt :)

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    1. I wanted to be the first person to post & hence conjured up a tale as soon as I saw the prompt! Quick thinking & typing :)
      Yes, it's a fun prompt. I am sure you'll have a great story soon! Looking forward to read your post :)

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  4. Heart touching post Anita. Good one.

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    1. Thanks Alok :) Glad you liked it!

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    1. Thanks Cifar :) Nice that you enjoyed :)

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  6. Very touching story Anita! You are an awesome write!

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    1. Thanks Ratna. Awesome means a lot :) So are you :)

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  7. Love is in the air!!!! Loved this lovely post :)

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    1. Thanks Akrati for your lovely words :)
      May love always be in the air!

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  8. wowwwwwwww.... Love at it's best!

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    1. Thanks for visiting my Blog! Welcome :)
      Glad you liked my story :)

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  10. that was sweet story :) check out my blog for your tagged contest response :)

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    1. Thanks Ankur, both for the appreciation and for your response to my tag. Checking out your Blog now :)

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  11. Indeed perfectly paired... <3
    Well written!!

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  12. Well written. Very romantic. Hope Raja leads the rest of his life cherishing the love he got from Rani

    Cheers
    CRD

    Do visit mine

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    1. Delighted that you liked it, CRD :)
      Thanks for visiting my Blog. Do drop in more often :)

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  13. A beautiful story Anita. That roses part made me smile. :)

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    1. Thanks Khushboo :)
      I cried a lot while writing this story. Happy that you smiled :)

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  14. Awwww :) (I know I sound like a teenager when I say something like "awww", but that's what I felt after reading this!)

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    1. Cool Sreesha! We all have that kid & teenager in us that finds expression sometimes :) Great that my story gave that chance! Now I say Awwww :)

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  15. Sweet love story! Seems like our grandparents and great grand parents might have done the same! Love deeply, but, unable to express it!

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    1. Yes, Sindhu. I modelled the story on my grandparents. But, my grandfather never even gifted a rose to my grandma. Wish he did at least that... There should be some expression of love...
      Delighted you liked it!

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    1. Welcome to my Blog, Prathamesh :)
      Thanks for sharing your view :) Do keep visiting!

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    1. I did a good job then :) Thanks for reading, Sureshji :)

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  18. Loved your story telling style!

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