He was in a green loose shirt and green pyjamas looking at an image in the photoframe which he was holding in his hands. For a second, he made a smiling face and another second, he made a sad face. Then he started moving his fingers over the picture. There was silence around him even though there were about 10 other persons in the big hall like room. The table beside his bed had a table which had some fruits on it. The bed was just like the one in government hospitals although the mattress quality was better.
Just then, a female doctor dressed in a green saree with white coat worn over it entered the room and straightaway went to him.
“Sameer, how are you now?” she asked with utmost care
He didn’t reply. He was busy moving his fingers over the picture.
The nurse touched his head and he immediately looked at her.
“I.. I am fine.” he said fumbling
“N….N…Nurse… She… She will come na.” he added showing her the picture
The doctor felt a bit emotional and didn’t knew what to say but she still replied.
“Yes, Sameer. She will. You are a sweet guy.” she replied
“Th.. Thank you but wh…when will she come?” he asked again
And this time she had no answer. She kept mum and just started checking his reports. He kept repeating the question innocently which brought tears to her eyes.
She had left him for she found a better person. Better in the sense of money and looks. Yes, Sameer wasn’t the most handsome and rich guy but he loved her deeply. He was a very emotional guy too and thus when she left him, he couldn’t take all this. While coming back home, he met with an accident which caused severe injury to his brain. Physically, he was fine now but mentally, he wasn’t.
His journey hopped from a budding writer to hospital and now to a mental asylum maybe for the rest of his life.