Hope Repels Fate: A Short Story

Life is unpredictable. Even when you plan it, it will always tweak to something you don’t expect. It will end sometime, but before that time comes, we have to keep on living on and fight with its complexities and totally unplanned calls.

This is a short story that shows that no matter what you do, you will meet your fate in one way or the other. But there is really no harm in trying to get out from it.

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The fateful meeting

He started a new career near his hometown, starting a new life, creating new memories…

She started to work as an employee again, thinking that boredom can cause paranoia…

He was living the life doing a peaceful job and getting away from the stress…

She was having headaches due to the long line of suitors ever since she started working for a company again…

He created long lasting friendships with his colleagues. So close that it transcended into talks about personal things like love life…

She tried to date suitors and is enjoying the time of her life, but she still hasn’t found the right one for her…

He was forced to try to date and meet new women by his colleagues, bombarded by a series of women’s contact details that came to a point that it’s not funny anymore…

She found out that her suitor, whom she has started to fancy, turned out to be gay…

He finally gave in to date again after a long hard look of a picture of the woman, that didn’t caught his fancy at first (as she is not really his type) but was still mesmerized by her smile in the end…

She received a text message from him – she replied a different message, later to find out that it was not intended for him…

He found it funny, and the conversations went on and on…

She kept on evading and being aloof, sharing negative stories of her past…

He kept on listening, and remained positive by providing encouraging words to her…

She became comfortable with him eventually, but kept firm on not wanting to meet him in person…

He told this to his colleague, the common friend, and helped to force the meet-up…

She kept being evasive but remained well accommodating during the first meet-up…

He was casual; he remained calm, but clearly didn’t know what was coming…

He was casual; he remained calm, but clearly didn’t know what was coming…

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The complex pursuit

He asked for a second date, this time it’s only him and her. He felt so determined to pursue a woman than ever before…

She obliged, but wasn’t able to be contacted after agreeing to meet…

He was miles apart from her, needs to drive an hour or so to meet her. Without any concrete confirmation of the meet up, he pushed on to meet her…

She met him finally, blaming cellular phone connection issue on her town…

He was so happy he met her, and tried to give her the best night he can give by taking her out for dinner, watches movies, and offers the chivalry that she truly deserves…

She felt important and is starting to see wear the smile that he saw from that one picture…

He felt that she can be the next one, so he pursued further and the communication kept on going…

She obliged and let him pursue her, but kept on telling the negative moments of her past and her present family problems…

He kept on pursuing and creating a clear intention on her in spite of all the negativity…

She suddenly became silent, created a wall that cannot be broken and contacted…

He kept on reaching out but to no avail until such time that he decided to stop pursuing with one more condition – a last chance to meet her to say goodbye…

She still was unreachable, and did not meet him on that night. All she found was the scrapbook left at her doorstep…

He briefly dreaded the experience, and to erase the pain, he decided to work overseas…

She thought hard and a lot, somehow she realized that he showed true intentions; she blamed her insecurities and anxieties from things around her and didn’t realize a sincere one in him, so she decided to make her available to him again…

He initially got confused, thinking that it was already finished but there she was still there and giving hints…

She kept on banging on the wall that she initially created to reach him, until it broke down and saw him now already prepared to take her in…

He still has to go to work overseas for a month but promised to come back…

She has showed the smile he is longing for finally, and she was ready to wait for a month…

He felt the sweetness on her while he was away and realized that absence really makes the heart grow fonder…

He felt the sweetness on her while he was away and realized that absence really makes the heart grow fonder…

She showed the interest on him by communicating up until the last minute of midnight or until she sleeps, missing and missing him more…

He came home after a month, she saw her, and the bright lights and cold breeze of that night agreed with their union to signal the start of something good…

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The Switch Behavior

He was enjoying being with her so much; most of the times cannot believe that she’s got a woman so beautiful and so full of life and dreams…

She was happy; she is realizing that as time goes by, she cannot see her without him…

He had set-up his work to be nearer to her, giving ample amount of time with her than usual…

She kept on dreaming of a lot of things, mostly the future with him…

He was slowly gearing towards certainty of living with her for the rest of his life…

She suddenly gets affected by things around her – her family and a career that was stalling her to pieces…

He remained calm and comforted her and kept on saying everything’s going to be alright…

She whined about the negative things regularly, even dared to ask him to leave her…

He remained calm and stayed; loving her even more…

She imagined infidelity and accused him of having a third party, creating an imagined jealousy…

He was so crazy about her he formed an absolute resistance to be angry to her, so he stayed and loved her even more…

She was so sweet at times, mostly when he is with her side; creating a blissful feeling to him…

He felt that bliss when he is with her side, and loved her even more…

She cited their cultural differences and beliefs will become a problem once they get married…

He responded that all they have to do is to compromise and meet half way, never to let anything go further out of their comfort zones…

She suddenly became silent

She suddenly became silent…

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The beginning of the end, and the end of the end

He was away for months and has tried to reach her…

She still is silent…

He tried calling, sending her messages, reaching out to people who knows her…

She still is silent…

He became worried, sometimes getting paranoid of the fact that he does not know what is happening to her…

She finally broke her silence and told her compromise from their differences is something that she cannot do…

He felt so helpless as he was so far away from her and couldn’t come to take her back…

She was wishing that he comes over and take her back but kept silent about it…

He finally gave up on her.

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There are levels of uncertainties, a lot of what ifs, but let’s leave it at that. Whatever transpired and whatever is in front of you, take the past as a lesson rather than a burden that keeps you dragging back.

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