Aurelia – Part 13

Amber saw Aurelia’s tears that night and wiped them and silently held her best friend in her arms as she has been through the years. Amber knew that Aurelia re-lives the experience every year but sadly there was never more than a few tears as the whole experience was re-lived.

Amber admired Aurelia’s strength and independence. She always said ,”Aurelia, I do not know how you managed those days or through the years after. But remember, I am there …”

Aurelia smiled through her tears, nodded and said, “Amby, do you have a doubt? You are the only one who has been with me.”

Aurelia silently remembered the several words between Aaron and herself and for the first time in twenty years thought, “How I wish Aaron was with me!”.

She didn’t realise that she had thought aloud, until Amber choked and replied,”He does want to be with you…but thinks you do not want him. Aurelia, believe me if you can, he has not loved any girl the way he loved…or loves you.”

After a few moments of silence, “Shall I call him? He had messaged me to pass his birthday wishes to you.”

Aurelia replied with a bit of hesitation, “Yes …Amby call him…I want to see him…”


Aurelia – Part 4

Amber rang the bell thrice. As no one answered, she knocked on the door.

Ten minutes later, just as Amber turned to leave, Aurelia came running and opened the majestic front door of her house. Amber is Aurelia’s best friend…she has known Aurelia from childhood…they went to school together and have been friends for so long that they feel like twin sisters that were separated during birth…or atleast like to imagine so..

Amber is a completely opposite to Aurelia and more like Ariana..she loved parties and could never give up on trying to get Aurelia to join…this day, she was at it again…

“Hi..where were you? I have been ringing the bell for like fifteen minutes” , said Amber darting sharp looks at Aurelia who was still recovering from the pant.

“Sorry, I had music on my heaphones and knew no idea of the surroundings”, as soon as she recovered her breath and led Amber into the hall…

“So you were listening to your usual classical crap, I guess?”, now gazing supiciously from head to toe at her friend.

“Hey..don’t call it crap..what you listen to is crap..I mean it is just an insult to music to call it music…of course as the name says it all ‘heavy metal’..that’s exactly what it sound like metals hitting each other!!”, smiling…

Yes, you thought right..this is exaclty what they fight on most often…and the rest of the conversation is the second most hot topic..

“Ok..let’s not fight again on like yours and I like mine…but tell me why are you still not dressed?”

“Dressed?”, Aurelia queried back, thinking what she needed to be dressed for, confused…

“Aurelia, please tell me that you are coming to the disco today with me for a change like you promised and not moping in the house today!”, was the stern reply…

With pleading eyes, Aurelia replied,  “Amby…I never promised. You know I don’t like being out late and in a disco with that loud music…oh my head would break…”

Aurelia – Part 3

Aurelia lives in a beautiful independent house with a lush green garden and pretty flowers that her gardener tended to with love and care every day. Her parents had bought the house just a few months before she was born and so that is the only house she knows.

She has nostalgic memories of playing “catch-catch” with her childhood friends in the garden, spending time on the grass chit-chatting with her college-mates and now, she looks at it just a place to connect with nature and her mother….to remember the times she has had the delicious meals made lovingly by her mother as a picnic in the garden…But now…that is all that is left…memories that haunt her and call out to her.

Her room has been decorated and re-decorated several times…it began as a nursery / playroom for her…it was where there were loads of space to keep her toys and sit and play. As she grew older and grew out of her toys…it was redone to accomodate her books, study-table & a bed…well the room was extended to include the room next to her “nursery”…Aurelia recollects that it took the architects about two months to get her room re-done and she had to spend the time in the guest room till then…She had sworn the next re-decoration will be done by herself…and she did…The next time, her room was re-decorated, she did it from the beginning to the end…she chose the bed and assembled it…she chose the paints & painted…yes…she is very talented and extremely independent…(Her independence was always a hindrance in the two relationships she has had till now)… Her room now contains a double bed, a mirrored wardrobe covering one of the side walls, a study table with her laptop and a bookshelf on top of it….

She has also managed to convert the previous guest room (her temporary room) to a beautiful airy library / home-theatre / art room…she loves that place…she spends most of her time there…