This is the ninth part of a novella “The Confession”.
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And then Priya did something that would remain firmly etched in his memory forever.
She put her hand into her handbag and took out a small jewelry box, the type in which necklaces were usually kept. She then got out of her chair, went down on her left knee, opened the jewelry box which contained a heart shaped locket which was open and which had his picture on one side and Priya’s on the other. She said “David, I know I probably am being totally inappropriate in asking this favor from my brother’s best friend. But the fact remains that you complete me. Will you marry me?”
For a moment David was stunned at what she just did, and then it happened. He was suddenly overcome with an overwhelming feeling in his mind, an overpowering onrush of thoughts and emotions, a stinging pain in the space between his eyebrows, and he suddenly collapsed back in his chair, with his head drooping down.
The next thing he remembered was Priya standing over him with a concerned expression, and his face dripping with water. He was still on the chair and it was obvious that nothing too serious had happened. He had just fainted.
Priya then sent the waiters away and looked at him apprehensively. David slowly stood up and then hugged her. Priya’s proposal had done the trick, he was finally himself again, his memories had come back.
He clearly remembered that it was only a couple of days before his accident that he had proposed to Priya in this café, at this table, in the same manner that she had done five minutes ago. The heart shaped locket that she had used was the one that his father had used to propose to his mother all of 25 yrs ago.
Priya’s last ditch attempt at trying to get back David as he was before the accident had worked. She had hoped that he would remember her when he first got out of the car, or at least would notice the fact that she was the only one who didn’t really speak to him during the mealtimes or at home over the past two days. As one of her last attempts, she had taken him to their favorite little coffee shop near Arya Gowder road in the morning where the boy, Ramu knew about their little love affair, but even that didn’t work. This proposal idea was something that had come about as a result of the failure in the morning. This would have been her last attempt at trying to get him back as she was completely out of ideas at this point in time and was extremely frustrated and distraught when all the things she had tried over the last two days went to naught.
She then told David as to how he had met with an accident around a week ago, and how he had forgotten almost all of the last three years as a result of the head injury. David was very surprised to hear that he had forgotten Ram, his parents and even Priya, the girl who he had so romantically proposed to just over ten days ago in this very café.
He then suddenly asked Priya if Ram knew about them having fallen for each other to which she shook her head. David then remembered, that was ‘the confession’ he had to make, to his friend, his soul brother, the one person on whom he could blindly rely on.
This novella started off with the Write Tribe Festival of Words 2 where the first seven parts dealt with the seven prompts for the Festival.
This is the ninth post in a novella “The Confession” that I am writing.
Read the rest of the novella here
Please note that this is not the last post in this series, the Epilogue – Chapter 0 shall be put up tomorrow.