Sophiya getting ready for the most important date tonight, with her exciting smile in front of the mirror talking herself, “how beautiful I look in my black party gown”. Door bell ring Sophia run with her high heels and welcome her besties Cristina. “Ohh!! My God I was just dying to see such gorgeous women this many years”. “Ohh! Cristina you know today I am on the top of the world and wants to look the most beautiful women than before. I am so excited just can’t wait.” Cristina pouch Sophia to express love for her friend. Zaneta 19 years old daughter of Sophia came out of her bedroom with red teary eyes on her face loud, “Mom are you crazy and aunty you too? how can you do this with dad when he is out on tour? are you getting mad to fall in love with your same old love after many years? you never thought about me? what I will tell my friends ? at the age of 50s my mom is falling in love!!! Just think once mom this is madness.” Sophia in hurry ignore her daughter, “looks Zaneta I know what I am doing. Just think after 21 years of married life what I got from your dad? The same old routine life, no outing, no gifts, he never said ‘I love you’ I got tired of looking at such a common man with same old half pant which he pulls up from his round tummy. Cristina can’t control her smile and hide her face from Zaneta. Angry Zaneta was about to reply, smart Cristina hold the hand of Sophia and run out-of-door and left Zaneta crying all alone.
After 3 hours Zaneta was sitting on dining with swollen red eyes with her photo album in hand. Sophia and Cristina open the door with loud noise, “and that music was so romantic, my god I felt like dancing with my King and I am Cinderella of party tonight.” With the big funny laughter they hug each other. “Really Cristy it won’t be possible without you. You proved that you are the best friend of mine who can do anything for me. Thank you so much, it was a wonderful evening of my life. Something I was carrying with me since long has got right time to express.” “Yes something which is shameless and dirty.” Sophia cutting the lines of a daughter run towards her with smiling face, “ You are still awake had your dinner?” open the casserole to check, “I know you were missing me.” “No!! I was missing my dad hope you had a lot of fun and luxurious dinner.” “Zaneta please she is your mom have control. Already you misunderstood her a lot. Actually we were in hurry and tense so didn’t able to explain you all in detail.” Said Cristina. “Ohh!! really yet you both wants to convince me that you are right.” Zaneta angrily look at Cristina. Sophia with a very polite voice hold the hand of her daughter, “I never wants to share my past with you but now I feel you are a mature girl to understand baby” Zaneta pushing her hand back, “Don’t expect me to be with you. I love my dad he is my hero and I will never leave him alone.” “Darling even I’m not going to leave you both. Michael is my life baby he gave me the world’s best gift and that is you.” Zaneta cleaning her face with palms surprisingly looking, “And what was all that… dance, party.. “ Sophie, “yes darling doll I will explain you. I never felt like falling in love with anyone, my loyalty towards Michael will never break. Yes we went to meet my ex-boyfriend but not because I love him…. Because I love Michael ‘Your Dada’ he is my hero too.” With the teary eyes Sophie look Zaneta
Sophia in her past, “when I was of your age I dreamed, one day one handsome man will come in my life and shower his love on me. Being a beautiful girl of my lane, I was very popular among all. Many guys propose me to express their love, but I was waiting for some handsome boy in my life. Matthew and I were introduced by some common friend. He was the only boy in our village who drive car and was very handsome. Slowly our friendship turns into love. Every alter he writes poetries on me, I had a good amount of letters which express deep feelings about me. My cupboard was full of costliest gifts. This carries many years, candle light dinner with my favorite wine. He had put me on the height of heaven. Life was beautiful, we had many promises, many lovely moments. Matthew had changed my life. All of sudden they shifted Mumbai, but still we meet as traveling goa was not a big deal for him. He generally postponed marriage as he wants to get financially settled first without his father’s support. And I was very innocent to understand his intention. Suddenly he stopped visiting goa, and I was wondering that he might be busy in work. During that time I got job offer from Mumbai. I was not happy about job but was excited that will try to meet him. Somehow I got his address from friends in Mumbai. Before going to the office I decided to visit his place and as known to his family his mummy welcome with great smile. Then she call a girl out and introduced me with her as Mrs. Matthew. That beautiful smiling face has stolen all my world. I run away from there and somehow manage to reach office and was signing entry form someone hold me from back and that was Matthew with big smile, “surprise!! Hey hey hey don’t give such look baby even I missed you but was very busy with work and was unable to visit you so honey I request my friend to get a job for you in his office and we can meet easily.” “Ok okey!! And what about marriage, what you decided.” Matthew, “very soon darling let me complete with my project first.” I slapped him very tightly and runaway back to goa. I told everything to my sister and mummy they were my big support during that time. After few months my mother convinced me to get married. Michael who was extremely opposite to Matthew was now my life partner. No dressing sense, financially average, non romantic. Matthew very handsome and rich were Michael very average look increasing tummy size has also increased his pant which he pulls up every moment and irritated me. Matthew has never meet me without any costliest gift and a letter or poem of love were Michael can’t effort gift or ‘ He never said – I Love you’. But Michael not only took care for me he call my mom next to our house so that I can take proper care for her in old age. He support my sister to get settled in Canada with her family and never shown his impatient when she got delay in returning our only savings. Because of my hard nature we had very few loving moments but he gift me the worlds best gift of love and that is you my baby. We named you Zanita means ‘God Gift’. He single-handed support our family but never expect me to work. He worked double shift and got High Blood Pressure but never complain. Instead he took good care of me, he never forget hot water bag for my back during my periods. He act that he feel lazy going gymnasium so that I can go for yoga class with that minimum money. He never refused me to buy good clothes for myself but he didn’t change his old clothes for year. He always tried his level best to give best life style to you my daughter. Yes ‘He never said – I Love you’ but with every single moment he express his love for me. He never gifted me costly gifts but he never let me sleep with tears in eyes. I always discourage him with harsh words but he never reply me in anger. He always try to understand my reaction with great patience. I got in touch with Matthew after many years again through friends group on whatsapp. Many a time he try to convince me to meet again and I avoid him. That day when he saw dp of me and your dad he comment, ‘ha ha ha you got married to such a handsome man with big stomach and common dressing sense. I still love you and can give you same high life style.’ That moment I decided to teach a lesson to this man. So I talk to Cristina and we both plan together. I dressed my best to look the most beautiful we act as per his plan but idea was our. As we reached there he was as same well dressed high lifestyle, same lie smile. The moment he start making fun of Michael we shared all differences between them. I told him that even today if any guys like you would love to make friendship with me is just because of my look and this is being maintained because Michael had taken great care of me emotionally. He is the richest guy who can give the smile to his wife. He never allow me to break down in any difficult situation and I am here to say thank you to you for being excluding me from your life. Just because of you I had been able to meet such a rich man in the world, the most handsome by heart and who had touch me the real meaning of love. Yes I love my husband because he never go for gym or cycling in his life but he never accident my heart with high-speed. Last time I just slapped him on his face this time I slapped his dirty soul. We insult him so badly that now till death he will never dare to think about me.”
Hearing this Zanita jumped on Sophia with big smile, “ohh! Moma I am really so lucky to have such a loving and caring parents. I never knew you love so much to my daddy. Now I will tell all my friends that my sweet beautiful mummy loves my handsome daddy.” “Yes handsome who pull his pant from his round tummy.” Cristina laugh loud, “Sophy you are too much.”
“ Life moves on, we get connect with good and bad people. My gratitude to all those harsh experiences which push me towards good.”