Through all the ups and downs they encountered together, somehow the more they couldn’t be together the more they wanted no-one else but each other. There were days when it would take its toll on them and they would fight and not speak but somewhere in their dreams they would meet. Everything seemed so simple when they were together and that became the foundation of their relationship.
On this particular day they were apart and not on speaking terms either but memories and thoughts of each other took the better half of them. She sat there on the park bench looking directly at the pond as the ducks and geese swam around gracefully on top of the water. The gosling’s and ducklings swam behind their mothers as they were taught how to pick food and have a good day in the water. She sat there and stared in silence at the pond, ducks and geese as her mind went back to a time that they went for a walk in the forest. It was sunny and humid but a beautiful day altogether. The tall trees provided much shade and a cool breeze something like air-conditioning. As they walked hand in hand down the path they came across different plants and creatures in their natural habitats. Squirrels scurrying around, a woodpecker making a new home, a porcupine just strolling across the path, a hare hopping around the bushes, an owl dozing off and many other creatures. It was the perfect setting with all the right elements to go with it.
They stopped to smell some flowers and pick some berries from a bush. They saw how the birds were having a go at them and decided to give it a try. Everything was just right even the berries tasted just good they even contemplated setting up a camp and just living somewhere there in the forest. On that day they shared lustful and intimate moments that remain in their core. The intensity of their emotions, attraction, chemistry and mindset was at the pinnacle of it’s existence. They found it almost impossible to keep their hands off each other most of the time. The only time they were not as close was when they spotted a snake in one of the bushes and they dashed down the path to safety. When they had ran what they decided was a safe distance they stopped and just burst out laughing whilst gasping for air.
After a while of poking fun at each other and tearful laughter, they decided to find a bigger and clearer path to avoid another run in with what they concluded was one of their biggest fears. They walked and searched for signs of one until they got to crossroads. The path to their left looked more wider and the sun shone through to the forest floor more. They decided to take that one as they could see a rockery up ahead. Just like little children they climbed the rocks and explored everything on their path but made sure to be very careful of snakes. They found the signs that directed them out of the forest and were so excited about accomplishing their little adventure. They were the great explorers of the world. When they got out of the forest the sun was setting and even though it added more beauty to an aesthetic day, the thought of parting ways brought them back to reality.
As extraordinary as life was when they were together they had to admit it was governed by time an essentially society. Their love affair was short-lived and that cut deep hence why they constantly got mad at each other about it. All they could do was enjoy what they had but how long would it go on before it’s discovered and ended? Will it end and will it really be the end?….