The Perfunctory Hug

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He just came over and hugged her. Her stiff body was as awkward as her feelings.

She was just so angry at him. She hadn’t wanted a hug. She wanted to be pleased, to be coaxed, pleaded to. But he was upset. Her taunts had impaled him to the point where his innermost insecurities had come to the fore, haunting him again.

He wanted to make amends. So did she, but after being worshiped, so to say. But it wasn’t something he was prepared to do.

It had been months since they had seen each other. Months of bitterness and sorrow.Β They had been fighting like anything. For reasons they both knew but failed to admit to each other.

Her obsessive behavior. His incessant rants. His unfulfilled promises. Her skyrocketing expectations. They had all taken a toll on their relationship.

She was averting his gaze, looking everywhere but at him. His eyes, boring into hers, seemed to be asking why were they at this stage.

“What is your problem?” he asked.

Quickly getting out of his arms, all she could manage was “Nothing.”

And that was where it ended. They didn’t even say bye to each other.

She just ran and got into the tram on the other side.

Their perfunctory hug remaining the only evidence of what could have been a fairytale.

Β© 2013 Ankita Kala

18 Comments Add yours

  1. Ankita says:

    http://gravatar.com/thehappyhugger – Hey! Thanks for dropping by and liking my post! πŸ™‚

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  2. Amirh says:

    I really like the way you used the tram and spare dialog. Like the post a lot.

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    1. Ankita says:

      Thanks for your appreciation! It matters a lot πŸ™‚

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  3. Ankita says:

    http://gravatar.com/allcreatureslargeandsmall – Hey! Thanks for dropping by and liking my post!:)

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  4. Ankita says:

    Thanks a lot for your appreciation jennessa(http://gravatar.com/itsjennessa) & edgeledge(http://gravatar.com/edgeledge) πŸ™‚

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  5. supriya says:

    Nice one dear …i like it. Its sweet & simple πŸ™‚
    Keep up the good work. We all are here & become a part of this big family of blogger πŸ™‚

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    1. Ankita says:

      Hey Supriya! That’s a very sweet welcome! πŸ˜€
      Thanks! You really made me feel like a part of this big family πŸ˜€
      Thanks a lot! πŸ™‚

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    1. Ankita says:

      Thanks! πŸ™‚
      I just finished reading yours.. πŸ™‚

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  6. kasturika says:

    Yaaay πŸ™‚ Beautiful post! Welcome home πŸ™‚ I mean welcome to WordPress πŸ™‚

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    1. Ankita says:

      YAAYYYYYY πŸ˜€
      That’s what i meant by ‘got it’ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›
      And yeah…..i’m lovin it! D
      Surprise kaisa laga?

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      1. kasturika says:

        πŸ™‚ vadiya πŸ™‚ absolutely vadiya πŸ™‚

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      2. Ankita says:

        Hehe πŸ˜€

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  7. Ankita says:

    Thanks for all the appreciation guys! YAY:D

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  8. muZer says:

    Ah! that’s sad it had to end like this! Nice story.

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    1. Ankita says:

      Yes, it is sad! But i’m thankful that you stopped to read and appreciate it! πŸ™‚

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  9. you got me immersed into the feeling of their bittersweet love – loved it!!

    check mine – http://yourstoryclub.com/short-stories-love/romance-short-story-tonight-you-are-mine/

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    1. Ankita says:

      Thank you so much for your appreciation! πŸ™‚

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