They sat in the garden, sipping from their juice boxes and breathing in the fresh evening air.
She looked around as she sipped – the old man jogging slowly, kids screaming and running everywhere and the young boy and girl walking hand in hand.
A sudden curiosity filled her and she turned in her seat to face him.
She – Why are those two people holding hands?
He – Because they love each other!
She was most curious now.
She – And do people really fall in love with each other?
He smiled sadly.
He – Maybe they just fall in love with the missing pieces of themselves that they find in others.
She loudly slurped on the juice and looked confused as ever. She took some time to think about it and then spoke.
She – So, what about you?
He – I had found my missing pieces in someone too. We lived our share together and then she left.
She looked up at the starry night and pointed towards one.
She – And that’s how she became the star right? Look, mom is shining a little brighter today!
And he smiled up at the sky!
Author: Zainab Haji