I knew this couple in college. They were so good together, so right.
Both of them were of average height. He was a couple of inches taller than her. Most of the girls on campus would sigh when they would cross paths with the couple. They seemed that good together. She was hot. He was rather cute too.
We saw them breakfast together in the dining hall. We saw them take walks till late in the night. He would go crazy looking after her when she was sick or hurt. She would walk around the hostel with a smile and you knew that she had been with him.
Their families, however, weren’t smilign about their relationship. In fact, that generated a fair bit of drama. The two of them were so sure about each other, highly committed and passionate about each other…..their families never stood a chance against them.
One of the strangest things about them was that there was absolutely no ill-feeling towards them. You know how there are these oh-so-sweet couples that make you cringe or these over-the-top couples that make you want to bop them over their heads……… they somehow just generated smiles wherever they went. Some wished to be like them, some wished to have what they had and some wished them all the luck in the world. They even had cynics like me awww-ing with wishful thinking.
We graduated and soon after, the news of their marriage came in. I remember being pleased about it for some strange reason. I wasn’t in touch with them but through friends, news would filter in. He left for places abroad to study while she stayed back in the country to pursue her dream.
Last night, I heard they split up and my mind is still grappling with that bit of news. He mailed her from whatever part of the world he was in and called it quits.
How do things go from being so good to that bad? How do you know there is nothing left to fix and call it quits? He, apparently, didnt do this in a very polite manner. I cant understand why he would, even if he had to option but to walk away, say the things he did? He could have just walked away but now he leaves her with all this baggage.
Various other thoughts rush through my mind but the strongest is the realisation is that nothing really is as it seems.