Monday, November 24, 2008

Love Story


They were the most insignificant creatures around. Probably. But still, when they saw each other, the most significant thing happened. The male ant fell in love with the female ant.

On their first date they shared a cube of sugar and got bonded forever. Life, living in one corner of the house, was tough. They were forced to feast on the leftovers. Yet they were happy for their point of alacrity was not the food but each other’s presence while having it. Then came a time when even the leftovers stopped coming.

“But I have to go. There is no other option.” The male ant tried to explain his restless lover.

“Then take me also with you.”

“Try to understand, please. Some places might not be secured for you.”

“Why did God do this to us? We were so happy together.”

“Don’t worry. When I come back we’ll live together till eternity.” And so the male ant went away in search of food.

Dawn to dusk the female ant kept waiting for her lover to return. But there was no sign of him. If an ant was missing for more than two days, history said, only the inauspicious could be the reason. Though the male ant had already gone for five days still she chose not to get affected by the thought. Not even when she started starving.At times when she closed her eyes she was convinced they won’t open again but at the slightest of noise the strength returned.

This went on till the seventh day when the male ant appeared with five cubes of sugar. She couldn’t believe her eyes.

“I missed you like anything.” The female ant hugged him tight. “You know, no matter how much history haunted me, not for a single second did I believe you could die before me. My love for you gave my faith a vision.”

“Even I” The male ant took over, “While traversing the unknown territories, in search of food, was skeptic at every step. My parents had taught me not to cross the line ever. But I did it this time … and in doing so realized your love for me helped me reach not only the food required for our survival but it also allowed me to dare my fears and while coming back something important haloed my conscience. I not only covered the distance to the food alone but, for once, also the distance between me and myself. Even human beings fail at that throughout their lives!

They kissed and then started feasting on one of the sugar cubes, just like old times.



By: NovoneeL ChakrabortY

18 comments:

rimi said...

a very very sweet n touching story....as always beautifully written.....keep up d gud wrk.

Mahesh Sowani said...

Wonderful! I really loved reading it! Keep it up!

ARINDAM DEY said...

superb buddy... touching story... the idea behind... the language, especially in the final stages... awesum... keep it going buddy... keep creating!

Angry Voices said...

Love bites mate. In more ways than one.

Jaswal said...

Gud one bro!!!!
Awesome

sneha said...

this is called true love... wonderful...

Apoorva said...

touching!! :)

Rahul said...

A very good story mate, quite touching!

NovoneeL ChakrabortY said...

@ everyone above

Thanks 4 ur comment!!!

Anonymous said...

Very sweet anecdote of the tiny creatures, The Ants. We always view them as the most laborious creatures but this story throws a light on their romantic side of life. An Anty affair! "Faith" is beautifully conveyed in this story. Keep writing...

zoram said...

A very nice read :)
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Pallavi said...

Very nice,awesome piece of writing...I read it before u asked me dear....

................... said...

Very sweet ...reminds me of the line, when you desire something with all your heart, the whole universe conspires to make it come true ! :)

................... said...

Hi Novoneel,

My name is Gargi..it was nice to get ur reply.
Thank You

sandy said...

a very good story ... superb

NovoneeL ChakrabortY said...

thanks Sandy...

AnuRadha GarimelLa said...

Nice touchy post!

'Covering the distance between Me and Myself' ... beautiful!

n B c said...

Thank you !!