Love and Care!

Raven and his wife Rosa were traveling back from a long vacation at their parent’s. Rosa was sitting on the window beside Raven looking out at the beautiful route the bus was traveling. Raven, however, ignorant of the artwork outside was snoring heavily. The bus jerked and so did the passengers. Raven opened his eyes slightly. Rosa sensing him being awake said, “I am feeling cold. Left my jacket in the bag itself.” Raven merely made a humming sound and closed his eyes again. Rosa’s heart made a very low disappointment noise and then became lost in admiring the beauty of a flock of sheep passing by. After a long time, finally Raven woke up to the continuous honking going on, he looked around and saw that the bus had struck the traffic. As he was looking from side to side, his eyes saw the old couple sitting beside them. They seemed to have a radiant smile and were chatting with each other slowly. Their excitement was perceived by Raven as similar to two little girls gossiping. He restrained himself for few seconds to gaze at them. But then he gave up and looked at them again.

There was something very vibrant about their interactions. They looked so happy and of course very much in love. For a change, Raven was beginning to experience a desire building up in his heart. His mind called him up and said aloud, “Maybe you too want a happy relationship. You haven’t given it a thought from a long time with zero efforts towards it!” And soon the thought was silenced by the front view. He saw the old man getting up and moving towards the driver, he muttered something to him and the driver stopped the bus. The man went outside and there were some noises of thuds and bangs. When he came back in, Raven saw a shawl in his hands and a what looked like a medicine box. The bus started and he returned back to his seat but before sitting he draped around the shawl on his wife and served her water as she took the medicines. Raven was now feeling embarrassed. He was fearing if Rosa had noticed them. When he slowly looked from the corner of his eyes towards Rosa, he was relieved to find her asleep. The next thing he did was to pull down his bag from the upper cabin and take out his Jacket!


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