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Zoya and Zubair

“Hello? Helllooo?”

“….”

“Zubair”

“….”

“Zubair, I know you’re there. It’s 5 in the morning. What’s wrong?”

“Zoya. Why is moving on so difficult, Zoya?”

“You tell me. You were the one who said I’m very difficult to even talk to, to deal with, to be in love with.”

“I lied. You’re not difficult to talk to. No one listens to my thoughts like you do. So calmly even when they make no sense. You’re someone who gives me reality checks in life, Zoya. Without reality, there’s no life. Without you, there’s no reality.”

“Zubair, why are you saying this now? After almost a year. You have no idea how much pain you’ve caused. You…How…Why?”

“Do you think my life was all good after that conversation? No! And I’ve cursed myself every minute of everyday for not being able to talk to you about so many things.”

“….”

“Zoya, I know I’ve hurt you. And no words, no poetry, no song can ease the pain. But, I’m truly sorry to be the reason for your heartbreak.”

“You’ve no idea, Zubair. Even now…why are you doing this now?”

“I should have done this the very next morning I left you. God, I shouldn’t have left you in the first place. I shouldn’t have said anything I said.”

“Then, why?”

“Because, I couldn’t believe that someone could love me as you did. I couldn’t believe that someone can be capable of loving another person unapologetically, unconditionally. I thought I couldn’t be someone to love you as much as you do. But, now, I’ve realised that love is immeasurable, unfathomable, infinite and I have no idea what to do with all the love I have in me. I don’t know who to give it to. I’m not saying you deserve my love. Zoya, you deserve all the love of the world and maybe, I’ve too little of it to give to you. But, Zoya, trust me when I say this, no one deserves my love except you.”

“What if you leave again? I can’t deal with that pain again.”

“I won’t let you go through it again because it won’t happen.”

“Zubair. It’s time for Fajr. I’ve to go. Pray. If your prayers are heard, I’ll meet you at our place. Pray, Zubair.”

“Zoya”

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