Everyone had a solemn look,a few tear stricken faces as they stood around the burning pyre. All but Sudha. She had a smile on her face,it was more of an expression of peace, serenity,like she had been searching for something for ages and had finally found it.
Sudha and Naresh’s was a candy love story.As they sang songs around the campfire, their eyes locked.The first time they made love as the fire cackled,not just their bodies but their hearts were united in love.
Never had she dreamt that he would leave her for his family honour.She never forgave him, she burnt in this concoction of hatred, envy, negativity for years.He tried making contact,asking for forgiveness but she turned away.
As he breathed his last today,she saw the ashen face,the suffering had ceased and somewhere the chord broke.
She had set him free,and she was free.