The Promise

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
Fate brought them together, but fate also brought them apart...

Submitted: January 12, 2013

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The Promise
Huong walked out to the hospital corridor; she leaned against the handrail as the cold night wind blew hard against her. Her long hair flew freely with the wind as she looked up at the dark sky. There were no stars that night. She turned around, walking back to her room when she noticed him. He was wearing a white drape, a patient just like her. He was tall, skinny, his hair was a mess but he has an intoxicating sense that drew Huong to him.
When she was in front of him, she saw his eyes. They looked painful, they were sad just like her. Was he facing the same battle she was facing. Was he in his final stage too? The boy smiled at her and said “My name is Huy.” His voice sounded weak, and the darkness around could not hide the ill green look on his face.
“I’m Huong.” She said
Huy finally had a good look at her. The girl in front of him has a small slender body; she has long glittering hair, and a pair of jet black eyes. The pale white look on her face was not enough to wash awayher gentle beauty. “She’s a star.” Huy though to himself. “She’s a lost star in the middle of the night. I can’t let her know I don’t have long left.” Then together without saying anything they began their walk down the empty corridor. Faith has brought them together.
Since that first night they met, they were always together. Wherever Huy was, Huong was there with him. Their world was no longer gloomy, it became brighter with each day they spent together. They gave one another strength and a sense of hope; their sad faces now gloomed with smiles.
“Huong, I never want to let you go.” Huy said “I wish we would have met sooner, because soon fate will take you away from me.” He held her hands tightly. He was afraid to let her go; he was afraid that if he let go of her he may never see her again. For in the morning, the hospital will release them back to their family and they will once again be apart.
“Don’t say that.” Huong said quickly “We should be happy that fate brought us together. Our time may be short, but I’m happy that you came into my life, you made me stronger. The hospital releasing us only means that we are better.” Huong looked into Huy’s eyes, his pearly black eyes were filled with tears. He knew he was not better, just as Huong knew the hospital was releasing them because there was nothing else they could do. “Huy, you made me feel I’m not alone in this,” she continued “I have someone to fight along side me. I never thought I would be happy again, but you stepped into my life and changed that, please don’t be weak now.”
“I know.” Huy said. “But I never want to let you go.” He moved his hand up to touch Huong’s face, touched her hair. He did not want to forget the feel of her face, the softness of her hair. He closed his eyes, he wanted to engrave her image deep within his heart; he did not want to forget her round black eyes, her soft lips and her long glittering black hair. He wanted her image to linger within him until he dies.
“You don’t have to let me go Huy.” Huong said softly as Huy opened his eyes again.
“Promise me Huong, promise you will write me letters, please do keep in touch. We give each other the strength needed, together we may make it through.” Huys said sweetly. He knew he did not have much time left, but maybe his letter will keep her going. It may keep her alive.
“I promise, you promise too please.”
“I promise. I will write to you everyday, and believe me together we can get through this.” And for the first time since that first night they met, they locked lips. Two lonely stars lost in the depth of night.
The next morning they were separated, as they were brought back to their family. Days after days Huong sat next to her small window watching every morning the sun shinning its first ray of light through her window pane; then every late afternoon as it gives way to the moon, casting over the sky a light yellow color. Sleeping only when the sole light outside was of the pale moonlight. The happiest part of their day was to see the mail delivery man, holding each other’s letters in hand, and the sweet words they reserved only for themselves. Though two months after their separation, Huong’s cancer got worse, and she could not make it through. She passed away on a starless night, she lay motionless but a smile was still on her face, and her hand was still clinging onto the last letter from Huy.
After her death, Huong’s mom searched her room for more letters from this mysterious boy named Huy. In Huong’s drawer she found a stack of letters, all stamped and nicely written with her daughter’s hand writing. The letter on top was for her.

Dear mom,
By the time you get this letter, I may no longer be alive. But there is a boy out there that is in the same situation I was in. I promised I would write to him everyday, because my letters will give him strength. If he stops receiving my letters, he will know I passed away and will give up his will to live. Please continue to send my letters to him everyday so he would believe that I am well. That boy is probably just like how I used to be, sitting by the window staring out at the nothingness blue sky waiting for my letters. Please don’t forget to send to him.
Do take care
Your daughter
Huong.

The next day Huong’s mom followed the address on her daughter’s mail and found Huys’s house. Upon entering the house, she saw a picture of a young man on the altar, she did not know who this boy was, but her feelings told her this was the boy daughter cared so much for.
“Can I help you?” A soft voice behind her asked. She turned around and saw a woman about her age stood there with her eyes still deep red.
“I… umh I’m looking for Huy.”
“My son, he passed away a month ago.” Huy’s mom began to sob.
“I’m Huong’s mom.” She said “But if your son passed away a month ago, who has been writing to my daughter?” At Huong’s mom’s words, the woman walked to the back of her house and brought up a stack of letters. “I have been sending these letters he wrote before he passed away to your daughter.” Then Huong’s mom showed her the letters her daughter has wrote intending to be for Huy. The two women understood what a sad love story their children had, they loved each other even after they passed away. Faith brought them together, but fate has also cruelly ripped them apart. The two women hugged each other and cried.
“They must have found each other on the other side.”


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