The Last Yes

She remembered a similar morning a long time ago. Or had it really been just a few years ago when she had stood at the exact same venue?

Everything seemed to be the same today too. A morning filled with hope, cheer, excitement – moisture laden clouds dotting the sky, a cool breeze spreading a paradise-like vibe – it was all the same. Yet something was different. Or was it just her who felt so.

But then, he had said yes, hadn’t he? Yes – the key to a thousand questions, a million dreams, and the promise of a lifetime of togetherness.

A sharp clearing of someone’s throat brought her back to the present.

‘I’m sorry?’ Aruna looked up, her eyes betraying no emotion.

‘Do you agree that you both –‘ The pastor began to repeat his question.


The pastor smiled. ‘Alright, then. I pronounce you man and wife. You may kiss the bride.’

A relieved Aruna stepped out of the church into torrential rain – an exact replay of events and emotions from a few years ago. Only now, she had chosen to say yes and become someone’s wife instead.

  • Nilay Patel
    Posted at 23:24h, 14 April Reply

    Is she remembering her ex ?

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 05:54h, 16 April Reply

      Yes, and how she ran away from her own wedding. 😀

      • Nilay Patel
        Posted at 09:12h, 16 April Reply

        It needs guts to run away from marriage. Only few can pull this.

  • A wallflower
    Posted at 10:25h, 15 April Reply

    You should write stories more often 😍

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 05:53h, 16 April Reply

      Thank you. 🙂 That’s so sweet. From all the feedback I’ve received, this one is the best ever. 🙂 Would love for you to read my short stories in Just Another Day, a Kindle ebook published by Readomania. 🙂

  • Akshata Ram
    Posted at 14:32h, 22 April Reply

    Saying yes not just for the sake of saying but a true one- makes all the difference. And hence its necessary to say No when you are not sure

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 12:10h, 23 April Reply

      True. And also, saying no too late or saying it when you should have said yes instead can be equally damaging. 🙂 Aruna has been down the aisle earlier too, but she said no at the last moment and ended up hurting everyone. Being fickle-minded was her flaw until she realized her mistake and corrected it. It’s important to be happy in the current moment rather than keep waiting for that elusive happily ever after. Now everyone, including Aruna, is living happily right now. 😀 Thanks for reading and commenting.

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