“There’s a meteor shower tonight.”, said the news channel. Like everytime, she was hyper the whole day and couldn’t wait to get home. After getting home, her impatience rose by the minute. Each minute toward nightfall felt like an hour.

Finally, the sky went dark. She hurriedly packed her telescope that her mom had gifted her on her birthday. She went to the terrace, set up her telescope and settled down, staring at the sky. The sky was dull blue, misty; not a single star in sight. Her mood steeped, like a bungee jump-fall. This wasn’t the first time she was disappointed by the city sky. 

Her disappointment didn’t stop her. She stayed there for a very long while, she even lost track of time. Stayed there, just wondering. Wondering what fraction of the universe she comprised. Wondering what else could be out there. Hours passed.

Being a young girl in a society that wouldn’t let her be happy, she made herself happy with the smallest of things. 

No matter how many times the sky disappoints her, she would never stop. She would keep coming, until she finally spots a meteor. A meteor soaring high across the sky, without the slightest hesitation, so lively, so hauntingly amazing.

Just like her spirit.



​It all began with a spelling error on the black board. Being the spelling-obsessed people they both are, that’s how their first conversation started. 

Their little bond grew, grew into a strong friendship. He was her personal diary, and she was his. But good things never last long. A silly fight and a useless misunderstanding later, it was all gone, gone before they realized. 

Inspite of it, as a last try to mend it, she turned up for his birthday. But that made no difference.
A year went by. A whole year of untold stories, unnoticed glances, and unnecessary anger. It seemed like they had forgotten what ‘normal’ was; something was missing in both their lives, without them even realizing it. 
Then came his next birthday. She didn’t turn up. She was done trying to mend something that she thought was long gone. Little did she know that she couldn’t be more wrong.
Unexpectedly, there was an opportunity to go to a College in Vellore, a group of 10 friends, and both of them readily agreed to go. 
The diminished spark was relit, stronger than ever before. They got to spend a lot of time together, catching up on everything they missed in each other’s lives. 

Finally, all it took was one word and one look into his eyes.

It began feeling like before again. 

It wasn’t void anymore. 

She realized how much she had missed him. Even though words had remained unspoken for days, he had always been there, a guardian hidden in the shadows.

Here he was now, out of the shadows, back into the light. A light that guides her way.

It was such a beautiful reconciliation.♥