Thursday, 18 September 2014

The doctor's visit

Amit’s forehead showed lines of furrow as he saw his newlywed wife, Reema lying unconscious in fever. Finally the doctor came after what seemed like ages. Amit and Reema were in a quaint hill station for their honeymoon.
As the doctor did his thorough check up, he could hear some vague mumbles. He looked at a deeply concerned Amit and said with a smile that the high fever is making his wife mumble wobbling, broken words.
As the doctor sat to prescribe, he could again hear his patient mumble the same words. He said assuaging words to Amit that his wife would be fine in two days.
Amit seemed partly composed. When the doctor was about to leave the room, he glanced at the husband and wife. An excruciating smile crept on his face followed by a sigh of relief.
“Thank God, Reema wasn’t aware that the person’s name she was mumbling was right in front of her. She did not deserve to know as her husband loved her far more than the coward boy who couldn’t keep his promises.” The doctor soliloquized in his mind and left the room right away; his heart heavy with an erratic agony.

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