".-My ex -
" Why did you leave me? Please come back to me.I love you so much",said the message on my phone.
I replied, "I guess you are drunk again.you know why I left you!"
"I have made some mistakes but no one can ever love you like I do."
"Some mistakes? Some?"
"Many. I know I made many mistakes.I hit you many times when you had no fault at all. I embarrassed you many times in front of people by calling you a bitch. I disrespected your parents. I insulted all your friends. I slept with someone else and you forgave me. I even chased away the dog you loved unconditionally. You always forgave me through I treated you like some worthless shit. I did everything worst to you but I have changed and this time, for real. All I ask is one last chance and this time, for real. I love you so much.please, come back to me and I really mean it when I say that no one can ever love you like I do."
I read the message and didn't know what to reply. He was someone I had once loved for real.
Right at the moment, the man sleeping with me woke up and said," sweetie, why are you still awake?"
I lied, "not feeling sleepy; just having some backache."
He smiled, "see, I told you to let me wash the clothes. Tomorrow onwards, you are not going to do anything. You will just relax and I promise that I will spend tomorrow watching your favorite series. And this weekend, I promise to take you to your favorite restaurant. I love you sweetie. Now, let me massage your back."
He was still sleepy but he started to message my back. Tears started to fall down my cheeks. I quietly replied the text, " dear, I can never love anyone like I love you but someone does love me more than you ever did."
I switched off the phone, turned around and kissed my second husband.
- Hrishabh uike