A Love Story~As true and rare as Platinum!

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I was humming a romantic tune,standing near the magnificent fountain,looking stunning in a white Cinderella gown. The little fairies surrounding me were dressed in pretty little white dresses. The dark looking clouds gave signs of approaching rain. It was a perfect day! The whole palace was decorated with white  orchids and red roses. The path along the palace which led to the main gate was surrounded with beautiful crimson daisies.
There was a sudden rush and the fairies started taking their positions. The orchestra started playing a romantic 90s Beethoven melancholy. Finally,he was coming.....

My happiness knew no bounds. I held my Cinderella gown and ran towards the entrance of the palace.
A couple of fairies followed my pace as if in warm respect.

 I looked everywhere but still couldn't find him and then suddenly, my heart skipped a beat. There he was, as handsome as ever, riding towards me on a white horse...My Prince Charming!

Then--TRING!- the fairies started danci---TRING! TRING!- and my charming Prince-TRING! 

''What the!'' I woke up with a jolt. The bedside alarm was whining like a Minion on the loose. TRING! TRING! TRING!

 "Oh shut'' up!" I snapped and shut the alarm off. Darn! It was such an awesome dream. I said dreamily trying to recollect everything I had dreamt of, but in vain. My head went blank and I couldn't recollect a single thing... I looked at the alarm clock and gave it a threatening look. As if in angry response,it started whining again. With a jolt I realized that it was 8:00 clock. Oh no! I don't want to be late! I shut it off again and hurried to freshen up.

I was humming and singing all my way to the restroom. Life was so beautiful!-Actually, it was Awesome! So much had changed since my last birthday.

A few years back, if one of my friends would have even  mentioned 'Love' I would have changed the topic and urged them to talk about something else. But now, just the word felt so warm and inviting. Back then I hated rain, just a feeble drizzle would spoil my mood, but now, I loved rain! Oh yes I did! Getting myself wet along with him, and talking about sweet nothings had become my favorite hobby. I had developed a new inkling towards romantic songs and novels. Every time his name was mentioned, my stomach would be in knots and my face would blush-In short : I was in Love! Truly, madly, deeply in love!

The best thing was that he loved me too...or did he? He had never confessed...but I could see it in his eyes...The way he talked to me, the way he cared for me, the way he laughed at my silly jokes, the possessiveness, the sudden hugs and of-course, the countless times he said he wanted to be with me!...and besides,yesterday night, he did hint that today was going to be a big day for both of us! Was he going to propose to me? Did he love me as much as I loved him?....and the same old doubts and questions started crowding my mind.

I shook my head and shooed all those thoughts aside...this was not the time to ponder on things which didn't even matter. Today was a big day!

"God! Please let him confess his love to me!" I prayed "If he doesn't,well, I can't wait anymore. I'll let him know what I feel for him!" I decided. Just then a loud horn of a car sounded. My heart skipped a beat. Oh my God! He has come to pick me up!

I did my last make-up touch ups, and after quickly looking at myself in the mirror for like hundred times, finally, I went out to greet him.

I waved at him from the door. He gave me his best smile and waved back. My heart was doing a kind of somersault and suddenly my legs went wriggly out of nervousness.

I wanted to run to him and hug him tight. I wanted to do something crazy! I wanted to tell the whole world that I loved him so madly...but I stopped on my tracks and asked myself-

'Did I really want to spend my entire life with him?' The answer came rushing towards me in an instant-Yes!Yes!Yes!

'Was Ayman the Prince Charming I had dreamt of all my life?' This was hard to answer. I looked at him, he was patiently waiting for me outside his Audi...

He was not on a white horse,
There were no fairies around him,
No one sung songs or played Violins,

It was just my little heart,
Which kept telling me I was right,
"He's the one, just the one,
Like him, there are none"

A hint in his eyes told me so,
Perfect with love and adoring glow,
Now all I wanted was to be in his arms
Screw the world and the dubious alarms!

...and in an instant, all my doubts evaporated. I ran towards him and hugged him tight. At first he was surprised by my sudden reaction but then, he responded, bringing me closer and closer... The hug seemed to go on for an eternity. None wanted to let go. This was my world...though imperfect, it was just perfect!
Then finally we let go of each other. I was blushing like hell. He lovingly brushed my hair against my face. We exchanged several glances without speaking a word. Every time I looked into his eyes, they spoke to me...the love I saw in them was beyond comparison.

"Shall we go now?" he said "I have a surprise for you"

Too over come by emotions, words failed me. I nodded in response and we were off towards our destiny, too content too predict our destinies...too happy to ever feel sad...

"Where are we going?" Finally, I found my voice. We were driving down a rough hill.

"Remember you used to keep telling me about this place you loved?" He said "I thought I should take you there, but turns out, I can't wait anymore.Not even for a second!" He said, pulling out a small velvet box from his pocket. My happiness knew no bounds.He had brought me a beautiful diamond studded platinum ring. I stared at that shining piece of metal,blushing and smiling. This was everything I had ever dreamt of! My perfect world! Oh God! Please let this not be a part of my dream! I prayed.

"I Love You...I have loved you every minute every second of my life since the day I met you.Will you please marry me?" he said slipping the gorgeous Platinum ring into my finger.
"Yes! Oh yes!" I replied, happiness written all over my face. This is indeed a fairy tale! I thought. My eyes were filled with tears of joy. This was my Platinum day of love.

As we looked into each others eyes, the car lost control and fell down the cliff.

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I opened my tired eyes with great difficulty. The surroundings were white and daunting. A sudden whiff of disinfectants and medicines caught my nose--I was in a hospital. A nurse was fast asleep on a chair close to the bed in which I lay.

My head kept aching severely, I tried to recollect the past.... We were driving...the car had fallen. Suddenly, shock took over me. AYMAN! AYMAN! I cried... The nurse got up and started screaming.... "Miracle! Oh this is a miracle!"

My eyes kept searching for Ayman. Suddenly, I saw him. He entered the room. I calmed down a bit but...but..but...it wasn't him!...It couldn't be!....I think he is Ayman's father...but why is he crying?

He came closer and held my hand. I could see the pain in his eyes...Tears were trickling down those luminous eyes I had always adored.

"Welcome back my love" he said, kissing my wrinkled hand, which was laden with plasters.

"How long has it been Ayman?" I asked

"10 years my love. 10 years I have waited for you to come out of coma" he said hugging me.

I lifted my hand to wipe my tears, a cold metal brushed my face. It was the platinum ring. I looked at it lovingly and kissed it. It was the souvenir of our love.
Even after 10 years, the ring was as good as new. Time had not tarnished its beauty, it lay on my finger shining and beautiful...
Ayman could have forgotten me and easily married someone else. But he didn't do this as his love for me was eternal and true_just like this platinum ring. He could have left hopes of even seeing me again but his love and hope had brought me back to life--brought me back from the dead! It had been a decade since that car accident but Ayman's love for me remained as fresh and true as that very day, just like Platinum.

A decade is nothing and so is my life,
my love knows no limit,
I'll wait for u..,till i am alive...

Fate might play its fatal game
But my love for you will remain the same
However long it might take,I am ready to wait
I am ready to fight time and fate.

Platinum it is! True and rare,
My love for you is an intricate affair!
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This post is for the Platinum Day Of Love contest held by Indiblogger.
Platinum Day of Love
All the sketches and content above are my work.

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66 comments

  1. nice read and cute drawings too.. wish you meet your Prince Charming soon. :)

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    1. Thank you for your wishes Meera :)

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  2. Nice story with good sketches :) Best of luck :)

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  3. Well done, kiddo, nice to see how you're getting romantic thoughts, I hope you get someone soon to put a platinum ring on, as the feelings are much more intense at this age, and it'll be a great experience :-)

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    1. haha :P Thank you for your wishes Rakhee :)

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  4. great read... wish you a great future Bushra :)

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  5. Good one, as usual, Bushra. :) Full of Love.and Aww-some... :P

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  6. Beautiful story and nice sketches! :)
    http://www.indiblogger.in/indipost.php?post=294364

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  7. Heart rendering Bushra! all the best :)

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  8. lovely sketches Bushra :)
    and that part so well described, when after being in a coma for 10 years, she feels it's Ayman's father, and not the young Ayman she has memories of! direct dil se :)

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  9. wow...its amazing. pls read my post too
    http://spiritandsouladiti.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/platinum-day-of-love-ankahee-this-aint.html



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  10. That's really sweet and loved the sketches. :)

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  11. Nice read. Very creative as usual and lovely drawings. All the best for the contest Bushra :)
    My Entry

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  12. Arey Bushra...Aap to Artist bhi nikle.. :)
    Mear bhi Sketch bana doge.. ;)

    And About the Story...This is so very Romantic Bushra..And I know Real Love always wins the test of times and Shine even at the hardest moment.. :D
    Good Luck.. :D

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    1. Haha sure Harsha :D ;)
      Thank you :)

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  13. Nice touching story, Bushra. Love & Platinum survive.
    Great sketches & rhymes, dear!
    All the best for the contest!

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  14. Such a sweet sketches and nice story.. so it's is true when it comes to jewelry nothing can stop a girl .. u have poured your heart out here to get it .. well done little shayara :) all the best for contest ! :)

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    1. Yes it's true Ankur :P :D I love Jewellery :) Thank you :)

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  15. What a story! How beautiful sketches! All the best for the contest!

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  16. [ Smiles ] Beautiful and romantic!

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  17. Nicely written , Bush :D and hey...those are some super cute sketches too :)

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  18. samajh nahi araha.. tere sketches ki taareef karun ya tere story ki...I think I ill just say loved it totally <3 :D

    All the very best sweety :*

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  19. Awesome!

    Very lovingly written and the personal sketches are like icing on the yummy cake.

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    1. That's very sweet of you :) Glad you liked it :)

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  20. Lovely write-up.. All the best for the contest :)

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  21. The sketches are so beautifully done!
    Loved those romantics free verses in between as well. Nicely done.
    Best wishes for the contest ma'am!

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    1. Coming from a talented blogger like you,it's high praise! I am honored! Thank you so much:)

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  22. Lovely piece of writing and sketching. Keep it up!

    My entry for the contest http://www.indiblogger.in/indipost.php?post=293795
    Let me know what you think!

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    1. Thank you and I'll let you know for sure :)

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  23. Lovely story and I love your drawings. So cute!!!
    FASHION PANACHE BLOG

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  24. lovely sketches...and obviously writings too as always..!

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    1. That's sweet! Thank you so much Razi :)

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  25. Loved ur post and the sketches are super cute! Wish u luck for the contest!!

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    1. Thank you Priya :) Glad you liked it!

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  26. That was simply too good!! Loved it from beginning to end! perfect love story :)

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    1. Thanks for dropping by and reading the post Vanessa :) Glad you liked it!

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  27. Absolutely breathtaking! Keep writing!

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  28. Nice post, Sure to win one more prize. All the best.

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  29. Lovely sketches and a really lovely story :) loved it. All the best for the contest

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  30. Hi, its a lovely story and beautifully narrated. One of the best love stories i read.
    I am from PGI (Platinum Guild India). Congratulations, you have selected and we would like to know more about your story. So Kindly send me your contact details through email. Write your and your partners full Name, Contact Number.
    Send it to me on pavitra.1820@gmail.com

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  31. wow u created the ring so beautifully. mujhe bhi seekha de Bushu. lovely story! i am sure you will win <3

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