Writing 101: Day9 – A Triangle of Viewpoint

Girl: It is a bright sunny day with a light breeze blowing, a perfect day to take a stroll in the park with your lover. The greenery around is soothing to the eyes. In ordinary circumstances, she would be delighted but today, all the beauty around cannot calm her nerves. She has been planning to tell him for quite some time now but has been too nervous and apprehensive about his reaction and about where their relationship is going. Now that they are alone walking hand in hand, she musters her courage and tries to get the words out. But they don’t come. Suddenly, they come across a bench where an old lady sits knitting something, totally engrossed in what she is doing. As they come close to the lady, she realizes that it is a tiny red sweater. It hits her. She has to say something now.

“Baby” she whispers, “we are going to have a baby.”

“What?” he exclaims in a shocked shrill voice, stopping right in front of the old lady. Even the old lady looks up.

“I mean I’m pregnant”, she says nervously.

She waits for him to say something. Getting no response, she turns to look at him and sees the streams of tears running down his face. She is relieved to realize that these are tears of happiness.

Boy: It is a bright sunny day with a light breeze blowing, a perfect day to take a stroll in the park with your lover. The greenery around is soothing to the eyes. But for some reason, his girlfriend keeps fidgeting as if she is really nervous and restless. It concerns him. She has seemed a little different from her usual chirpy self these last few days. And that is one of the reasons why he has come back early from office today and brought her to the park. But all his efforts do not seem to relax her. He starts wondering if she wants to leave him. The last two years that they have been together have been the happiest in his life and he has been wondering lately if he should take the relationship to the next level by asking her to marry him.

Walking hand in hand, they come near a bench where an old lady sits knitting something. He squints trying to figure out what she is making when suddenly his he hears his girlfriend whisper, “Baby, we are going to have a baby.”

His mind doesn’t comprehend what exactly she says as he is too preoccupied thinking that the old lady is knitting a tiny sweater for a baby.

Suddenly her words penetrate his consciousness and he exclaims in a shocked shrill voice “What?”, stopping right in front of the old lady. The old lady looks up.

“I mean I’m pregnant”, she says nervously.

Her words are like balm to his heart which was trying to deal with losing her a few minutes back. He feels relieved, ecstatic and totally unable to utter a single word. Suddenly she turns to look at him and he realizes that he is crying.

Old lady: It is a bright sunny day with a light breeze blowing, a perfect day to sit in the park bench and do some knitting. The greenery around is soothing to the eyes. But she hardly has time to look at the beautiful surrounding. She is totally engrossed in her work. She is knitting a tiny little sweater for her grandchild. She smiles in contentment as she realizes that she is going to live to see her first grandchild after all. Her son and his wife have been married for quite some time now and after a lot of efforts, her daughter-in-law is finally pregnant.

As she works on the sweater, she hears someone approaching. She hears a girl’s voice whispering something inaudible and then the boy stops right in front of the bench and says in a shocked and shrill voice, “What?” That makes her look up from her weaving.

“I mean I’m pregnant”, the girl says nervously.

Then she sees that the boy starts crying silently while the girl looks at him with relief and happiness.

She smiles to herself. Another happy couple is being blessed with a child. How wonderful to witness this scene. Then she goes back to her knitting.

 

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