She is on her way home when the friend tells her about leaving from the Valley to New Delhi via last flight.
It has suddenly kicked her heart out. She has felt some strange things in her brain. The brightness of her face disappears automatically. She could feel a deep sadness in her heart. She tries her best to divert her attention. She has pushed her thoughts beyond the limit but she is only able to make it for one day.
The same flight and the same hours are very familiar to her. She used to rush through the traffic at the international airport so she won’t miss the last flight to Srinagar. Thank God, she always used to get priority at the airport being a first-class passenger that had helped her a lot to catch the last flight to the Valley. She did not like staying alone in New Delhi. Mostly he used to receive her from the airport especially since the mother has died. He knew well that she would end up cry like a baby. He knew her very well.
It suddenly came in her mind that once her international flight was delayed which automatically delayed her flight to Srinagar. She cried at the domestic airport on the phone. Her tears were flown as heavy rain because she did not want to stay one more day away from him. He was on his way to the airport when she called him. He said, “Munna, have faith in me. I won’t leave you alone in Delhi by yourself. I will meet you”.
She said, “But how bubby, there is no way. I don’t want to be alone here”.
He took the same returned flight and reached at the hotel at exactly 1900 PM. He even did not change the uniform. He had just put the jacket on the top of his uniform so nobody knows a senior officer flying solo without any security.
The memories suddenly start to come in her mind back and forth. Is it the same man who could not leave her alone for hrs? Is it the same man who could not see her tears and put his own life in jeopardy to reach her? How the same man could give her life- long tears? How the same man could leave her alone in this world?
Her life depends on the memories. The sad memories could make her cry easily. The happy memories make her smile. Her voice and eyes both tell the condition of her heart.
Despite trying hard, she has ended up crying hysterically. She was rested on her bed. She was not sleeping but her eyes were closed. She felt his presence. She could see him in a uniform with his glasses and the cap on. He told her, “Munna, see I am just the right here. Don’t be afraid. Go to sleep. You look very tired. You are not alone. I will never leave you alone. Do you remember what I told you in the past that the distance won’t matter in our relationship, and my love will be the same for you”?
She suddenly opens her eyes and she could feel his presence with her open eyes. She told him, “I remember bubby when you told me. I remember the exact location. I was ready to take the exit of state road 47 from the highway eastbound of 99.
She did not know when she went to sleep because she felt so secure in his presence. She woke up and called her counselor to control the situation. She has looked blankly at Babaji picture and then she remembers Allah in her mind. She has given a blank look to Almighty. The almighty knows that there are multi-million questions in the blank look but they don’t have the answer for her yet.
But her tears have dropped down when she prayed to both almighty, “Who should I have faith in. My bubby is not good bubby anymore. I am scared without my bubby”.
She heard as the almighty said, “Didn’t you see your bubby sitting by you?. He will be always with you. So be brave. Clean your tear. This is your rest of life long battle which you have to fight and win by yourself”.