Saturday, December 18, 2010

[Yet Another] Love Story

"The first time you asked me to listen to this song, I didn't like it, but I just told I liked it to make you happy. But after listening to it some more times, I really like it... Thanks for sharing the heavy metal song. If not for you, I wouldn't have gotten to know the song!", she told him enthusiastically, kissing him on his forehead and ruffled his hair. The fact is, she was still lying.

She hated the song and when he asked her to listen to it the first time, she couldn't even act, and thought he might have suspected that she lied. Accepting an earlier lie, and lying affirmatively is the best way to lie. She knew that. It was not just about the song. She would do anything in her power to keep him happy. After all, he didn't know why she was "super nice" to him.

He also did not take her for granted. He also loved her very much, more than anything or anyone in the world. He would strongly disagree to the old fashioned habits which treat women lowly, for example, wife should eat after husband, etc., and he would always eat with her even if she tried to give some fake excuse to eat afterward, but, I don't know why he would expect her to remove his shoes and socks after he returns home every day.

Eventually, he came to know why she treated him so special and the reason for her to be "super nice" to him no matter how sad or disappointed she was. It is after around thirty years, when his eight year old son played a heavy metal song he got from his friend, to his wife and asked 'how is this song, mom?', and when she told, "I don't like heavy metal songs, but after listening to this, I started liking them. Thanks for sharing. If not for you, I wouldn't have known about these kind of songs" and kissed him on his forehead and ruffled his hair.

[PS: Could this be a better alternative ending for this story? After the son asks 'how is this song, mom?': Start reading from the beginning of the post.]

5 comments:

Jency said...

Ssssshh.....habbaaa. Pesama cinema ku screenplay ezhudhunga amudhan....thaanga mudiyala unga stories la irukka twists :P BTW Nice one again!

Baski said...

naanl peru nalla irruku poi sonna ethuvame thappu illa

http://poetgawas.blogspot.com said...

"Accepting an earlier lie, and lying affirmatively is the best way to lie". She knew that

I dont know that :) ..

a fibonacci love story :)
Nice one.
When I read the second time it was a total new perception.The lying love becomes a loving lie.

Gawaskar said...

sorry Its not fibonacci i wanted to mean recursive.

amudhan said...

@Jency:

I am flattered, again! :) Thanks for your comment. I don't know why, but I really enjoyed writing this story...

@Baski:
Tong... todong... todong... todong... tong to tong... :) Naan nallavan? Illa ketavana?

@Gawas:
Even I didn't know that "accepting an earlier..." till I was desperately trying to fill a second paragraph :D without which I would have got only 2 paragraphs which would seem very small...

The reason I always try so hard to have a twist at the end is to give the reader a complete different perspective when reading it for the second time (if they do :) ).

"Lying love becomes a loving lie" - Mudiyala... commentla kooda kavidhaiyaa? :)