The Rain Falls

by Lea Ebio
Madeleine starts crying softly through the ghastly wind that blew her soft brown hair behind her like wings flapping back and forth. She could see the entire city below her...and an overwhelming sense of loneliness engulfed her. "Matt"...his name is like a knife that cuts through her heart as she whispers his name in vain.
They had made a vow to love each other against all odds..and they will seal their love here at this old church situated at the peak of Blue Mountain. Blue Mountain...the place got its name from the famous tale of two lovers who died here in the name of love, they said that the woman waited for her lover in that place, and the man finally showed up...only to found her dead.
And now..she takes the girl's place, waiting agitatedly for Matt to show up. Five hours have passed and still no sign of him. She's begginning to feel worried. It's not only that she had strong faith in Matt that he will not abandon her, but also, her ex-boyfriend had been hunting him..ready to kill him if he caught him. So that's why tears are running freshly and continously down her cheeks now. "Where are you Matt...?" she cried silently...
Rain are starting to fall in heavy rythm...foreboding a warning..a lonely time to come..she keep on waiting. Her lavender dress are now soaked with rain and her hair fell damply on her frail shoulder. It continue to rain heavily til night. Lightning strikes, making a zigzag pattern into the dark sky

Morning comes. A handsome man in torn clothes is limping his bruised body towards the tree where Madeleine had keep vigil last night. It was thesame spot where she patiently and forsakenly waited for him Yes, he is Matt. Injured badly from the blows he got from Greg, Madeleine's ex-boyfriend. He thought hewill die there in the abandoned street where he took him. Mercifully, he left him thinking he was already dead. And he, despite his worse condition and tortured limbs, try to reach their appointed place. But it seems, he's already too late. All he saw is the ring which he had given her on her 18th birthday, lying innocently beside the root of the old tree.
"Madeleine, I'm sorry...I did'nt make it on time..I lost you," he sad in nothingness. He cried, silent tears a proof of misery and regret and pain he feels deep inside.
"Matt!" a voice said from somewhere and he turn and joy feels his heart. There he saw his beloved Madeleine standing inches from her.
She was smiling and there is a strange loneliness dancing in her misty eyes...
"You have come..I thought I would never get to see you again..I thought you had already given up on our love!" she said, her voice somewhat sounded a little sad and half-glad. She almost gave up hoping that he will fulfill his promise to her. And now..he's finally here...alive though badly bruised..thank god for he had finally come! She fear it would be too late for them.
"Madeleine, I would never abandon you..I love you so much to ever do that to you,"
She smiled, but her eyes seemed distant and thoughtful. "I love you too Matt. You know I kept my faith with you."
"Let us go to the church and seal our love," he said and was about to take her hand but she recoiled from his outstetched hands and look at him sadly. He was confused and hurt. He thought their love was strong enough, why does she shrink from him now?
"I'm sorry Matt..I just can't.." she looked more lonely and torn while saying this..head bowed and looking forlornly at the ground, he wondered why. What had changed her mind so suddenly.?
"Why? I thought you want to spend the rest of your life with me?"
Had she already given up on him? Did'nt she want to spend her life anymore with him? He's a limping , useless and pitiable man now...had she had a change of heart instantly?
She had to smile..sadly "Not anymore Matt.." The look she give him was that of a lost child. Helpless and forlorned. His heart breaks at the sight of her looking like she was about to cry.
He advanced a step towards her but she backed away from him.
"What the hell? After I'd been brutally smashed by your ex-boyfriend, and I'd tried my best to get there though I have been in terrible pain? Is this the price for all the efforts I'd done? I could'nt understand!"
Hurt, aching all over, hopeless and desperate to touch her, he suddenly took another step forward and reach out for her and was about to grab her delicate hands...
....and grasp and hold on to nothing...his hand touched air...just the cold wind and nothing more...slowly he looks at her and a sad 
and agonizing truth dawned on him...
She smiled again..this time it was a very lonely smile..."I am dead Matt, I died right here, last night..while waiting her for you.."
As she was saying this, a gentle wind blew and a soft mist sorrounded that lonely place.
Matt could only stare at her...speechless for a moment, knowing but not fully comprehending..or was it the sad realization that keeps him from taking it all in...knowing but refusing to believe..for his heart was torn in pieces. This is just a dream! When I wake up, she'll be alive again!' his mind screamed. But they both knew it's not true. Coz truth is screaming at them, right before his eyes.
"No..." he said, feeling weak and numb "why did it have to end this way, Madeleine? Why?" he asked through his tears. He was fighting the urge to scream, to question God why it happened to them.
But he knew he must face reality...and how he will face it, only he knew...
"I love you Madeleine..." he said gravely and with one last look at the place, he turn
and jumps from that peak, willing himself to fall..til death welcomes him too...


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hi guys! Hope you like my tragic love story..please also give me your feedbacks about how good orbad this could get...thanks!
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Sharmishtha Shenoy

Sharmishtha Shenoy

November 2, 2015 - 14:50 Please write a comic love story next the world is already a sad place
Lea Ebio

Lea Ebio

November 3, 2015 - 13:53 thanks for the feedback sharm...i will try writing on the light side if I could...promise...and I do apologize for contributing to the sadness...maybe I'm more on tragic writing...but I'l try to write a happy or light ending next time...
Sharmishtha Shenoy

Sharmishtha Shenoy

November 3, 2015 - 14:22 Thanks ejay so very sweet of you
Lea Ebio

Lea Ebio

November 3, 2015 - 14:59 ur wc sharm...
Joy

Joy

November 2, 2015 - 20:49 I was so engrossed reading ur story. ... its sad... but I loved it... sometimes u need pain to realise the good things in life. ..keep writing :)
Lea Ebio

Lea Ebio

November 3, 2015 - 13:57 thanks a lot for your comments joy...you're right...sometimes the only way to realize something is the hard way..I'm glad you liked it!
Joy

Joy

November 3, 2015 - 16:12 U r welcome :). . Btw I forgot to ask how's ur daughter? ?
Lea Ebio

Lea Ebio

November 3, 2015 - 17:03 thanks for your concern friend..she's fine and well now..thank god!
Velantra

Velantra

November 3, 2015 - 13:46 Did she also jump? or did the old boyfriend kill her? I'm just trying to think what went through your mind? You have written it well. I could see it all happening in front of me and i think, that is what writing is about.......A+
Lea Ebio

Lea Ebio

November 3, 2015 - 14:06 thanks velantra for giving me inspiration to move forward!lol...actually,I'm following one of our great writer's lead 'left something to be discussed'... btw...in your own point of view...what reason would you choose for her death? mine was --- dying naturally...being out there...cold..soaked with rain...and there was the presence of thunder...and drifting away...oh! it's really difficult to think of a valid reason friend...
Velantra

Velantra

November 4, 2015 - 14:37 That is a good reason, rather than she also committed suicide, so to succumb to weather elements is way better. Another reason that could be nice, is if her old boyfriend Greg, killed her......
Lea Ebio

Lea Ebio

November 11, 2015 - 15:55 that would also be a good reason

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