love paid in full

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A story of love and ignorance
The hatred and the affection
The power of regret
The shame
A story of a father and a son

Submitted: November 25, 2016

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Sitting in a corner at his funeral,it felt awful. My eyes were red,my cheecks blushed,my nose had gone big and the rims near my eyes were even more visible. Apart from how I looked I felt the worst inside.The shame nearly killed me.The guilt forming inside me created a knot at my stamoch which was quite painful.I didn't know how exactly I felt but the shame,the guilt,the regret,the anger,the realization got hold of the heavy atmosphere.In despair I closed my eyes for a second and saw a blur glimpse of my father's wrinkeled face and this made me wail even louder.I wanted my soul to blubber even louder because I wanted to suffer for what have I done. Since the news of his illness I wanted to return home but being a busy business man I couldn't make it and even before I could apologize him he passed away.As the memory of that day crept in my mind I felt my mind being trapped.I was puzzled.I still remembered that day when I betrayed my father.The day when his warm smile was lost in the coldness of his tears.That day I was excited as my graduation day was near.Being a young man I always admired a sports car.The night before my graduation result I went to the study room and informed my father that I needed a sports car as my graduation gift.He smiled with the assurance.Excitedly I went to my room and waited for the bright tomorrow.In the morning I opened my laptop to check the results and I was astonished as my result was far better than what I anticipated.I had passed my graduation with an A*.Happiness overloaded I went straight to my father.I huged him tightly and his warm hug felt amazing. After sharing laughter's and tears he leaned towards his side desk and tooked out a wrapped boz.I knew this was my graduation present. Excitedly I opened the gift.I hoped for a car key in a box but to my surprise it was a Bible.A Bible with fine words written on it.'With all the money you bought me a care. I don't want a Bible'.I shouted I saw his smile fading but I didn't care.I left the house with anger and since then I never contacted him. It was today I came back home.Today I was guilty.Today I was sad Today I felt lonely.I wanted him back but it was impossible.With heavy footsteps I went to the study room.I saw the Bible was palaced gently on the table.controlling my tears I msnaged know lifting the Bible.I fliped the first few pages and I was astonished to find a car key in the fifth page.I felt the unstoppable tears flowing down my eyes and I was at once lost and overwhelmed. A friendly pat on my back grabbed me from my past to now where I stood.The speaker was calling me to utter a few words for my father.I didn't knew what to say and neither had I wanted to say much.How could I sum up his love in minutes aur hours?I somehow managed saying the following words I am sorry dad for all the fuss I created.I am sorry for not being a good son.You paid your love to in full but I missed it.I am sorry. I knew my words are useless and his love was priceless but no one can help.I simply want to address today's generation that plzz don't judge your father's parenting.I was a fool judging it


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