May be she loved him. He was unaware.

When he sat beside her on her bed, she was busy typing away on her computer. But she was only pretending. All that time, she had been crying. Craving for a shoulder to lean on and cry more.

When she sensed him rustle the air around her, she turned to him and leaned. On him. This happened involuntarily.

Her tears wet his shirt. Astonished, he didn’t know what to do. He softly ran his palm on her back, afraid of hurting her. She felt like a flower in his arms.

There is a difference between hugging and leaning, we all know. The former involves more warmth and some steam. And lust at times. Leaning is more abstract a thing; more emotional than physical. It is she resting her head full of troubles on his sturdy shoulders.It involves relief and satiety. It is a subtle confession of what he meant to her.

11 comments:

anirudh said...

u know i am so oving wateva u are writing in dis space...beautiful use of simple words yaa..really..!

Niva said...

i think a hug coming from a loved one , just at the right time when the heart needs a companion to embrace it,can melt the person into molecules...
and lust..i think it's more in our minds than in our bodies...
beautiful play with words there..as always...

annie said...

I love the leans & da hugs...as long as they are genuine.Blogrollin u gal.

Amrita Sabat said...

very short & sweet......:)

Abhishek Khanna said...

waow.. sweet

wildflower said...

thanx people :)

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

beautiful!!

but i dont know if i agree with your definition of 'hugs'. I think both hugs and leans are emotional... very emotional...

oh well... i guess it varies from person to person.

A Liberated Soul said...

'Why lean when you have my arms open?
Why tears when you have me all?'

relations said...

helloji..

wow..
getting philosophical towards the end..
only if one could find a shoulder to lean on..

wildflower said...

@ raaji
I've nuthin against the 'hug' though! :)

@ liberated soul
beautiful beautiful! [repetition is to highlight my severe admiration of the two sentences you wrote here]

@ relations
waah jee! nice to see u visiting again:)

Illeen said...

very subtle and beautiful..
btw i read ur piece in the paper..was good.keep posting :)