Story of Terminal 1! #WriteBravely

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“All international departures are from Terminal 1”, reminded my roommate for the hundredth time.

“I know, I will reach on time. Don’t worry”, I replied.

“Suhani, you need to stop being a mother hen for all your friends. Go out, shop & party! Make a profile on Tinder at least now”. These were my parting words to my roommate & best friend. Even as I joked she could sense my unsaid emotions. Afterall, she had stayed with me through thick & thin.

The journey to airport was uneventful. After completing all boarding formalities, I sat at the coffee shop with a book in my hand. There were so many thoughts racing through my mind. I am returning home after six years and forever this time.

Looks like yesterday when I had first landed on this terminal. You had bumped into me at the immigration counter, throwing my belongings all across the airport floor. You had just smiled. Again, at the taxi bay you had hopped into the cab that I was supposed to take. “Sorry, an emergency need to take the cab asap.”, your first words to me. I should have known you were trouble!

First day at college & I caught your glimpse around the campus. My suspicion was confirmed when you became my student counsellor. Funny, how our fates were entwined. After the awkward first few days, we were quite comfortable with each other. Asking for your help around college to finding hotels when I was missing Indian food! You were my go-to person for all queries.

We had chatted all through my semester break spent at home. I remember the surprise proposal you had planned outside these terminal gates when I had returned from my vacation. “I love you munchkin”, you were always a man of few words. Of Course, I had fallen for you too.

I remember all the flights we have taken together from this terminal. All the vacations or the trips back home have been with you. Remember the time when we had a huge fight and I had flown to my aunt’s home for the holiday season. Β 

Before long, our parents were asking about our marriage plans. I was so nervous for the journey home to talk to my parents about us & you had been my rock. It was here when you had met my family for the first time. My dad was watching your every move & you had bravely faced him. This terminal has witnessed my laughter & my tears both.

Finally, months of negotiations with our families & they had accepted our relationship. We had travelled like cupid-struck-teenagers for our engagement. People at airport were staring at us, but we simply did not care.

I hated it when you got a job back home and had to leave this country before me. We were going to leave together. I don’t like travelling alone! My thoughts were broken by the flight announcement.

“This is the final call for all passengers travelling on flight A14”. Today, I am taking the final flight from this terminal to be home to get married to the love of my life. I am looking forward to our new journey together,Β our new jobs and plans to settle in our own country.

As I look back one last time, I know this terminal will always have a special place in my heart. πŸ™‚

I am taking part in theΒ Write TribeΒ Problogger October 2017 Blogging Challenge to #WriteBravely.Β This post is a figment of imagination and has no real life connections:)


Post Author: Dishki

32 thoughts on “Story of Terminal 1! #WriteBravely

    Ravish Mani

    (5th December 2017 - 10:07)

    Lovely story, Disha. You personified the Terminal 1 as an understanding friend. πŸ™‚


      (5th December 2017 - 17:21)

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

    Keerthi Vydyula

    (1st December 2017 - 17:08)

    A lovely story indeed Dishki πŸ™‚
    I love positive endings to the stories and I am glad that this one ended on a positive note!


      (5th December 2017 - 17:20)

      Glad you liked it! πŸ™‚


    (2nd November 2017 - 18:26)

    A wonderful take on love and life.


      (14th November 2017 - 18:45)

      Thanks, glad you liked it! πŸ™‚


    (18th October 2017 - 16:57)

    Awww… this is such a lovely romantic cute little story. Sorry for so many adjectives but I am in love with it. simply lovely.


      (24th October 2017 - 14:47)

      I loved all the adjectives. πŸ™‚
      Thanks a lot!

    AuraOfThoughts MeenalSonal

    (17th October 2017 - 06:52)

    Terminals have many such stories buried in it. You have excellently penned a strong story of emotions.


      (24th October 2017 - 14:43)

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

    Rohan Kachalia (@rohank01)

    (15th October 2017 - 11:38)

    A lovely story!! The terminal is witnessed to many emotions and glad that the story ended on a happy note.


      (24th October 2017 - 14:42)

      Glad you liked it! πŸ™‚

    Bellybytes (@unishta)

    (13th October 2017 - 17:32)

    A journey of love …. well told .

    Payal Agarwal

    (13th October 2017 - 13:00)

    Flash back! Beautiful moments captured in this lovely read. Sweet story. πŸ™‚


      (14th October 2017 - 15:10)

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

    Mayuri Nidigallu

    (12th October 2017 - 16:00)

    I love happy endings and this story left me with a sappy smile on my face! Loved it, Dishki!:)


      (14th October 2017 - 15:10)

      Glad that it made you happy! πŸ™‚


    (11th October 2017 - 20:08)

    This was so romantic and beautiful! We don’t realize how much a terminal might witness every day.


      (12th October 2017 - 12:27)

      True, from hellos to goodbyes… Terminals witness all of it.
      Thanks for visiting! πŸ™‚

    JayanthyGovindarajan (@JayanthyG)

    (11th October 2017 - 18:22)

    Such a lovely post Dishki. I was able to view it like a movie


      (11th October 2017 - 19:39)

      Aww, thanks for such a sweet compliment! πŸ™‚


    (11th October 2017 - 11:52)

    Terminals watch so many stories of different people. They become a part of their memories and stay there forever.


      (11th October 2017 - 12:20)

      True! πŸ™‚


    (10th October 2017 - 22:20)

    I’m so happy it ended on a happy note. I was afraid she would be left alone in the end. πŸ™‚


      (10th October 2017 - 23:07)

      Thanks for visiting! Happy to know that you liked the post. πŸ™‚

    Shilpa Garg

    (10th October 2017 - 21:26)

    Aww! That’s so lovely! Glad that they are together despite all odds!
    Some places have a special place in our hearts!


      (10th October 2017 - 22:57)

      Glad you liked it! Thanks for visiting. πŸ™‚

    Mocktailmommies Bloggers

    (10th October 2017 - 16:10)

    I had kept my fingers crossed, you know! Just was hoping that the tears are not the tears of separation…
    Lovely build up of the story!
    – Anagha From Team MocktailMommies


      (10th October 2017 - 23:00)

      Haha, happy to know that you liked the tears of joy! Thanks for visiting. πŸ™‚


    (10th October 2017 - 07:21)

    That was so nice. Terminal 1 witnessed their love blooming and growing. Hope they have a wonderful life together. Lovely story, Dishki.


      (10th October 2017 - 12:56)

      Thanks for visiting. Glad you liked the story. πŸ™‚

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