He knew he had lost her, even before he found her. She was married. He couldn’t believe that his quest for the perfect soulmate had ended with her, a married woman! She was everything that he had wanted in his life partner.
And the worst bit for him was the fact that she shared a great relationship with her husband. They were neighbours. And yet, at times, he was convinced that she did have some ‘feelings’ for him. Perhaps it was the way she looked at him or the silly games they played like teenagers in love.
One game that he found hilarious was when one of them said — “And when you see the moon..” And the other had to complete the sentence. They always came up with funny endings. He laughed at the memory.
They met again on the weekend at a friend’s farmhouse on the beach. He thought this would a good opportunity to find out if she liked him. She looked cheerful and spirited as usual. They smiled at each other. Her husband didn’t mind them spending time together at social dos. It was as if he understood the special bond they shared.
The party was in full swing now. They danced together. He asked her if she wanted to take a walk on the beach. She agreed. It was a full moon night. There was a high tide and the waves kept lashing against the shore. They had a rhythm of their own. It was blissful, just the two of them.
He wanted to say something but words failed him. She told him that she was moving to another city with her husband. He was speechless. She consoled him by saying they would keep in touch through email and SMS.
He was quiet. She broke the silence with, “And when you see the moon..” He could not complete it. They parted. He would never know the answer now. He was disappointed.
He slipped his hand into his jacket. There was a piece of paper in the pocket on which was written — “And when you see the moon, remember that I’m looking at it too, although we may be apart, our love will see us through!” He was overjoyed. Finally, he had found his answer.