Suhana could hear her heart thumping in her chest… she was almost nauseous with anxiety.
Her thoughts drifted back to memories from fifteen years back…. that sideways glance from her, that shy smile, that laughter which removed all gloom in any room…
How she had approached Suhana on the last day of college… Hesitatingly confessing her love…
And how Suhana had shunned her… Shattering her sentiment to pieces…Being such a coward!
‘B-but… I always thought you loved me too! I have seen it in your eyes!’ she had said teary eyed.
‘Of course not! How could you even think of it? It’s a crime! It’s against my faith! Disgusting!’ Suhana had replied, spewing venom.
As her love walked away with a heavy heart, tears flowing freely down her cheeks, a part of Suhana left with her.
She could never confess how much she loved her…. She was too afraid…
What will people think? Oh God, my parents would die! And my brother? He would kill me! My friends… they would all laugh at me! And all the sleazebags in the society… how will Saniya and I keep them away! Lesbians become objects of lure and desire for most lechers!
But today, all that seemed history. Today, the law had validated her love. Today after years of killing her real self inside, she wanted to break free. Today she wanted to meet her love, finally.
Today, sitting at the edge of the train seat, she saw a Rainbow Outside The Window.