A LoveThat is Unconditional

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

love is unconditional.

 

From the very beginning,Lesly's dad objected strongly on her dating Atif, saying that it has got to do with family background, & that she will have to suffer for the rest of her life if she were to be with him.

 

Danial: Daughter,have i not loved you?

 

les: Dad,but i love him..i know that after mom,you are my everything!

but! but,its like when hes around,i feel like i m living a dream.."dad,i love you so much,but i just cant be without him!"

 

Danial:Elizabeth,our lil daughter is no more!,she wants freedom which she thinks she hasnt had !  (in a painful voice,looking at the beautifully carved portrait of his long departed wife)

 

les:Dad,what is it that you want me to do?( in tears)

 

Danial:Forget him! He's no good!

Choose Me or Him....! (His voice modulation is much visible this time,in anger)

 

 

Due to her dad's pressure, they quarreled very often. Though Les had loved Atif deeply, she always asked him:

"How deep is your love for me?"

As he is not good with his words, it often caused Les to be very upset. With that and the family's pressure, she often vents her anger on him.As for him, he only endured it in silence. 

 

 

After a couple of years, Atif finally graduated & decided to further his studies abroad.

 

Before leaving, he proposed to les: 

 

"I'm not admirable at words. But all I know is that 'I love you'. "

"If you allow me, I will take care of you for the rest of my life."

"As for your dad, I'll try my best to talk him about our relation."

 

Atif: "Will you marry me?"

Les:   ....... (tormented,confused,knowing that she still loves him and cannot afford to lose him in any way)

( finally) "Yes,I ll ....I love You"

 

She agreed and together with Atif's determination, her dad finally gave in & agreed to let them get married.

So before he left, they got engaged.

 

After that moment,her life had changed completely...

 

Les went out to the working society, whereas Atif was overseas, continuing his studies. They sent their love through emails and phone calls. Though it was hard, but both never thought of giving up. 

 

 Ah,i forgot to say..Les got a job in Cosmo!!She supports her old dad now.

 

Hm,now listen carefully...

 

One day, while Les was on her way to work, she was knocked down by a car that lost control. When she woke up, she saw her dad beside her bed.

She realized that she was badly injured. Seeing her dad crying, she wanted to comfort him.

But she realized that all that could come out of her mouth was just a sigh.

she had lost her voice.... 

 

Doctors said that the impact on her brain has caused her to lose her voice. Listening to her dad's comfort, but with nothing coming out from her, she broke down. During her stay in the Mount Cila Hospital, besides the tears,..it's still a' just silence' that accompanied her. 

 

Upon reaching home, everything seems to be the same...except for the ringing  of the phone,which pierced into her heart everytime it rang...(longing to pick up,and talk to him like she used to do every single day in the past!)

 

With only the memories that would never fade,

she did not wish to let him know and not wanting to be a burden to him, she wrote a letter to him saying that she doesn't wish to wait any longer...

 

 In return, Atif sent millions & millions of replies, countless of phonecalls,. . all that she could do, besides crying, is still crying.... her dad decided to move away, hoping that she could eventually forget everything and be his lil girl again.!

 

With a new environment, Les learnt sign language and started a new life.

Telling herself everyday that she must forget Atif....

One day, her friend came and told her that he's back. She asked her friend not to let him know what had happened to her. Since then, there wasn't anymore news of him. 

 

A year passed and her friend came with an envelope, containing an invitation card for Atif's wedding.

Les was shattered...

When she opened the letter, she saw her name in it instead....

When she was about to ask her friend what's going on, she saw Atif standing in front of her with her fav. flowers..

 

 

Atif used sign language to tell her this..

 

Atif: "I've spent a year to learn sign language. Just to let you know, that,I've not forgotten our promise."

"Let me have a chance to be your voice. I Love You."

Les: "I love You" ( partially in tears..,in sign language)

 

With that, he slipped the ring back into her finger that she once had parted from her...

 

 

Treat every relationship as if it's the last one, then you'll know how to LOVE. Treat every moment as is it's the last day, then you'll know how to LIVE.

 Treasure what you have right now, or else you will regret one day....


Submitted: January 14, 2013

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