She stood in front of him , without uttering a word. He is here. Her mind refused to register this simple fact. He cannot be here. He was supposed to be gone . Forever. To another land. With another woman.
He preferred silence. He could not bring himself to speak. He had dumped his fiancée. Given up his mercenary dreams. He felt it was necessary to stay back. With her . For her. Forever.
Neither of them said anything. They were reading each others’ minds. Trying to decipher silences. Suddenly the lights went out. A storm grew out of nowhere. She gave him way to come in. He rushed in with urgency. She went to fetch a candle. He hastily shut the windows to prevent the rains from lashing into the house .
After she came back , he said , " Did you have your dinner yet ? " She replied , concealing a smile, " Now that you are here , why don’t you join me in ? " He quietly followed her into the kitchen , knowing that things were right – just as they were supposed to be.