October 30, 2011

Once upon a time there was a fairy who met - and fell in love with - a man (as fairies sometimes do). To be with the man-she-loved, our fairy gave up (and happily) all that made her magical and embraced the life of an ordinary-woman. No longer did she shimmer and shine with fairy-dust, or fly high across the skies, or embrace any of the delights of the world she had left behind.

The new world she had chosen had its share of wonders too. It had love, and laughter, and the warmth of his embrace. And every morning for a thousand mornings she woke up next to the man she loved and asked him a simple question.

"Do you love me?"

He smiled, and said "I d0"

But then he - as men do - got a tired of the incessant ritual. Not understanding the importance of this little affirmation, on the 1001st morning when she asked the question, and looked to him for confirmation, he turned to her and playfully said: 'no'

And then watched in appalled disbelief as she receded slowly from his arms, and collapsed in a pile of glittering fairy dust and baa-sheep pyjamas.

For the magic she had woven depended on but one thing. A simple yes, to a simple question, every morning. As she left him forever the fairy couldn't help but wonder: Why-are-men-so-bloody-difficult? Was this too much to ask for?

And she solemnly resolved never to love another idiot-man again.

*kahani-khatam*

14 comments:

SaJ said...

You sound bitter.

How do we know said...

isnt it funny that after hajaar centuries, women stil want a simple yes and men still find it hard to give 3 words to the ppl who give them their lives.. that both sides just refuse to learn? Women should learn to "know" and men should know to learn this.. sigh!

Anonymous said...

Saad would approve...

Bloody Mary said...

I guess that was the wisest thing the fairy did.

Babar said...

Once upon a time a man fell in love with a fairy, as men always do. He built a home for her and saved her from all the hardships the life is always willing to throw at people. Being just a man, and therefore devoid of magic, he did it all via his courage and love only, for ten long years. He brought her flowers and said I love you everyday of their life together. But after 10 years, the fairy tried to feel that the flowers were not as charming as they used to look in the beginning, though the I love you note was getting more and more assuring. But being a self centred creature, as all the fairies are, she took it to be a sign of lack of commitment on his part and happily left him. The man, having the need to love that all men have, still loved her and resolved to wait for the moment when she would need him again,for the rest of his life.

Babar said...

*tried---->started

shahrukh said...

Tu paachal joya karsey toh aagal kem jasey?

Anonymous said...

Maybe it would've helped if the fairy and the man had been more open with their communication. Instead of making it a guessing-game, why not tell the other person "why" you want something. It might not be easy but would definitely be better than just guessing.

Xeb said...

Saj: Not bitter, just resentful (a little bit) of the difficult-dynamics of relationship-building (and breaking).

Hdwn: *word*

Anon: Would he? Must ask! :P

B-M: Fairy doesn't think so. All in all, Fairy thinks she's been stupid throughout. Stupid to leave her world for this impossible mission. Stupider still to trust him to do what he was supposed to do. Stupider-est to have left him and gone back to a world that is exactly the same as when she left it, except she's radically different now. Fairies, she concludes, are incredibly stupid.

Babar: Point well taken! :)

Sharukh: Ka joya karoon pachi? Na pachal, ya agal. Humna toh may ostrich na jem underground hi joya karoon choo

Anon: Because if you have to tell them that they love you, you never really know if they do. It was not a guessing game - I think - as much as something that was needed to make the magic work. And if you know magic (as our fairy does) it's held together by a tenuous thread made ironically all that much stronger by the uncertainty.

Anonymous said...

OMG. i have been having the worst mood swing ever for the past two days, and ive been inflicting my hubby with the same...just so weird how uve posted it but its true though y cant he not get tired of it and just keep saying it i know its therebut sometimes its just all u wanna hear!!

Anonymous said...

OMG. i have been having the worst mood swing ever for the past two days, and ive been inflicting my hubby with the same...just so weird how uve posted it but its true though y cant he not get tired of it and just keep saying it i know its therebut sometimes its just all u wanna hear!!

Anonymous said...

Previous and hiherto undisclosed fairy background could be problematic as well. Field guide which distinguishes "Fairy" and "lunatic" has been lost and since out of print. Furthermore, typical fairy behavior outside established fairy land is commonly interpreted as hostile gesture.

How do we know said...

Dear Anonymous: "Field guide which distinguishes "Fairy" and "lunatic" has been lost and since out of print. Furthermore, typical fairy behavior outside established fairy land is commonly interpreted as hostile gesture." - ROTFL!

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