Z and Maya had eventually become closer. Z considered Maya as a friend whom he trusted and Maya, she was in love with him. Sometimes, Maya felt that Z was still in love with his ex because when he spoke about his old days she could see the emptiness in his eyes…
One night when they were together, Z kissed Maya’s forehead tenderly. Maya opened her eyes, looked in his eyes, and said, “You should call her, you know.
Maybe she is waiting for you to call her.”
Z asked, “Who?”
“Your ex. You both loved each other after all”, Maya’s voice trembled as she said those words.
Previously on Chronicles of Maya: Was it just an illusion?
Z pulled up Maya’s chin up and said firmly, “I don’t want her anymore”. Maya burst out in laughter and replied, “Who do you want then? Me?”
He fumbled a little bit and said, “No, not you”.
“Yes, I know, why buy a cow when you can get milk for free..?”
He now started getting exasperated and Maya sensed that…
She immediately put a finger on his lips before he could utter anything and said, “Ssssshhh… Sleep now.”
He didn’t say a word, hugged her, and drifted off into deep slumber.
You know I really am in love with you……..”, Maya looked at him sleeping peacefully and thought.
You can read the previous chapters here: The Chronicles of Maya
Maya knew it was impossible for someone to love her because she was emotionally damaged. She was completely in love with Z and wanted to be with him, but will Z ever love her the way she did?
to be continued…
Edited by Kuntala Bhattacharya from Travelogue of Kuntala