about to ask her that what she was doing. Before the nurse could ask her anything, Mona saidthat it was raining and she could not find a taxi.Mona just sat in that room and observed Derek. Derek was in pain as he had internal injuries. AsMona saw him in pain, she wanted to hug him and comfort him that he is in safe hands. Shewanted to be with him. Mona did not know how to control her thoughts. Mona realized that it wasnot a good idea to stay longer. Mona went to Derek and whispered in his ear “I am praying for you, you will be fine in no time.” Derek looked up and acknowledged her gesture. He smiled backand says, “thank you.”Mona left the building and stopped a taxi. This time she did not miss her taxi. The taxi droppedher home. After reaching home, she changed and made herself a quick sandwich. She sat in frontof the TV. Her favorite program was on. Mona’s concentration was not in the program. She waslost in her thoughts. Suddenly, she picked the phone and before she realized she was dialing thehospital number. She was asking about Derek. The woman told her that he was better. They havegiven him some medicines. He was sleeping now. After listening to this good news, Mona gotrelaxed. Mona started thinking about him and fell asleep.Mona got up around eight. Mornings were not a good part of the day however; today Mona wasreally fresh and chirpy. Mona had to be in the hospital at ten. She started her day with exercisethen had light breakfast and rushed for a shower. Mona was out of the house at nine thirty.Hospital was fifteen minutes bus ride from Mona’s house.When Mona entered the hospital, it was a chaos. There had been a major accident and therewere many patients, which needed her attention. Mona was busy the whole day. Around six, shegot a little breather.She decided to check on Derek. When she entered his room, she saw that he was reading thenewspaper. Mona did not want to disturb him. Derek saw her and said, “Please come in.” “I am sograteful for all your care.” Mona said, “It is my duty.” I am so glad that you are looking better now.”Mona did not want the conversation to end and was trying to find ways to talk to him. Mona wasthinking of what to say next, when Derek said, “it must be tough dealing with life and death.”Mona said, “It was hard in the beginning but then one gets used to it.” Derek said, “You are doinga great job.” Mona blushed and that this comment was coming from Derek. Mona was happy thatDerek had such positive thoughts about her work.Mona wanted to know everything about him. Mona did not know how to start that conversation.Mona was crossing her boundaries as she was trying to get personal with the patients. Mona haschanged the dressings, had given the medicines and now she had to go. However, she became astatue. Before Mona could take a step forward, Derek said, “I am so obliged for whatever youhave done for me.” Mona smiled and said, “I am glad that you are fine now.” Derek said shyly“can we meet up for a coffee.” Mona’s first reaction was to say no and said that there is no needfor this formality. However, Derek said, “you have saved my life and that is the least I can do for you.” However, in spite for her reservations she was ecstatic, wanted to scream, dance, and justtouch the skies. She said, “Derek it will be a pleasure to go out for a coffee.” After giving a greensignal to Derek for coffee, Mona thought that she was in a bad state. She wanted to look lovelyfor him. Derek said, “Please do not worry, you look lovely.” Mona was shocked and said, “How didyou know what I was thinking.” Derek smiled “your facial expressions were telling me that story.”Mona did not realize that this coffee meeting would change her life forever.From then onwards, Mona and Derek met regularly. Mona never had many friends and she wasrelishing this time. Derek was behaving like a true gentle man and treated Mona like a queen.
Written By: Meher3