The doorbell rang.
“Surprise”, greeted a beaming voice, flashing a gift-wrapped box before her. Thrusting it in her hands and without waiting for permission, he walked in.
She followed him without realising so.
“You wont mind wearing my choice, right?”, he questioned.
A swarm of dreary thoughts erupted in her mind.
She kept the box on bed and stared at it. With shaking hands, she opened the box.
A white dress, her favourite… but a short one! Astounded, she thought of admonishing him for this bravado.
“You are free now, free from the chained past”, asserted a voice inside.
With renewed fortitude, she changed over. Holding her wrinkled hand with much assurance, he led her out. Her advocate son had helped her walk out of the harrowing marriage that had plagued her entire life.
It was he who was taking her on a date! A date with life, for life!
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