She had come back into his after three years of disappearance, apologized for her irrational behavior and the two of them were once again in touch but something was amiss – the same old bonding, the passion. Then one day while they were talking.
She: Why do you sound so cold and indifferent?
He: I think I am as usual.
She: You have changed. When I came back I thought you would be my same loving Guddu. But no you aren’t the same anymore
He: Time does the trick. Don’t you think so? It changes everything inside and outside us.
She: Who’s Farina? The other day while we were talking you unintentionally called me by this name.
He: Farina! (A smile played on his lips) I had told you. She is a friend.
She: Just a friend or…?
He: A very close and good friend.
She: I see! (Paused for a minute and then said) I think I am late… I have lost those precious years and that bonding.
The silence ruled for a little while then the line went dead.
He put his phone aside, smiling. He didn’t know Farina or any girl for that matter. She was just a woman of his imagination, created to politely get rid of the situation his ex’s return had put him into.