I don’t know how long I slept. I woke up in the middle of the night…I looked for her in the blue darkness but didn’t see her. I thought she might be in the bathroom. I waited for few minutes when she did not come back I started to worry about her. I saw that the balcony door was ajar. I got off from the bed and opened the door, put my hand on her shoulder…there she was, looking towards the far away sky. I knew she was thinking. Women think much more than men do.
I put my hand on her shoulder and held her tight. She looked at me and smiled. I knew that smiled say so many things, I could literally feel her heart beat and that heartbeat said loudly that she was in love with me…I felt bad for her. She never knew any man beside me and I knew since she never seen her husband. She never had a relationship before. All she saw was me and I was much more matured in that part of life.
I was not that old either, I was only 28 years old and she was about 22/23 years old. But since I was already married, I did have some more knowledge about marriage and love more than her…
She did not say anything to me. She just gave me a smile. I could smell her hair. A nice silky fragrant hair. She leaned against me. I told her,”Let’s go to bed”. She told me..” Hold me tight. I just want to stay here with you. Don’t have to say anything. This is my way of making memory. I want this time to stand still so that we became frozen here standing with each other ..”
I kissed her forehead. A kiss which said so much. I realized I was falling in love with her too. But I decided not to show that. Love comes from all the strange places. What should I do if I fall in love with her…I started to feel a pain in my heart…a sharp pain which torn through my heart and I could feel it..
I told her, “Don’t think too much. Certain problems will not solve just because you think. May be nature had this preplanned that we would be stranded in a foreign country with each other.”
She put her arm around me. I grabbed her tight and told her to go to sleep. We came back on the bed and fell on sleep in each others’ arm.