Rajesh was stunned when he noticed Raghav looking at the picture of his parents and I was quite scared after what Rajesh had told me.
“R…Raghav…” I started stammering and Raghav did not speak a word after checking the photograph. I felt that I did a mistake or may be hurt him by bringing back his old memories.
Raghav looked at me and I could see his eyes which were moist and had turned light red.
“I’m…I’m really sorry Raghav…I dint mean to…” I was feeling a pain in my heart that I hurt him with my gift without realizing how he had spent all these years without his parents.
Raghav approached me and after a long pause, he hugged me. I stood blank as I did not understand what happened. He then cupped my face and kissed me on my forehead saying “Thanks Kalpi…I …I am seeing my mother’s picture after so many years…I had almost forgotten how my mom looked as I was scared…I was scared if I would be able to control myself after looking at her pictures…This is why I felt my life was incomplete…But your this gift has made me realize what was missing in my life…My mom…Her memories…Everything…Thanks so much…And wish you a very happy birthday love.”
I felt so relieved and happy to hear those words from Raghav and I hugged him back. I noticed Rajesh watching us and an unknown sadness was prevalent in his eyes. He walked out of the room to give us privacy.
Disclaimer: The character names in the story are fictional characters and owned by the creators of the show “Ek Mutthi Asmaan” on ZEE TV.