Once there were lovers who always fought with each other. Their relationship falls on on and off basis. One day the girl decided to left him for good.
"This is the first and last time we'll ever see each other again," the woman said angrily and stalk angrily out the house for the man did not even try to stop her. He just stood at the door
with the thoughtful exression on his face. Then he went inside and lock the dor.
The next day the woman came back realizing that she really don't want to leave him. She 's just furious that he had been ignoring her lately and kept locking himself up in his studio. Only to be rebuff by the man.
"Go away Selena...I don't want you anymore," the man said and turn to get inside and lock the door to her utter disbelief. For he never lock the door no matter how much they quarreled.
The woman cried and cried til night comes. The door never opened and realizing that he really don't want to see her anymore, she turn and leave the place with broken heart and a promise she will never come back.
Weeks passed. Months that turn into a year. The woman never did return anymore.
The man seldom left his loft. He kept himself locked in his solitary apartment.
Then one faithful night, he passed away.
Did he commit suicide? It's not for us to conclude...but here's how it goes...
It was almost 2 months now since the doctor told him of his illness. Brain tumor...The words haunted him like a ghosts. Death seems to hunt him too for now and then he feel his head searing with extreme pain. He look at Selena and could'nt bear to hurt her with the truth for she had nobody but him alone. So he lock himself up in his studio where he paint everytime the agony of pain hit him. And while his head ache he paint and paint...in bold strokes portraying the agony he feel upon his illness and the misery of leaving her alone in this world.
Then one day she left him thinking he is taking her for granted and he did not try to correct her belief. He was thankful to see her go praying that someday she will find someone to look after her since he could not anymore.
But then she came back and he was torn in two. He wanted to kiss and hug her...tell her how much he love her but the pain strikes again...this time it was so intense he was near to crying out. So he lock the door and never open it fearing she will see him that way.
So he painted and painted and sent a letter to a co-painter.
Then one faithful night...it was over and death took away all the misery and pain he is suffering.
News reached the distant lands so fast and Selena rush immediately to their old appartment. The run down loft where they once happily live but not anymore.
When she arrive there, the neighbors already buried him for he had no relatives and friend to mourn for him. He was a solitary man.
Then his co-painter arrive with a box and a letter. "Ray ask me to give this to you upon his death. And also here is the money his paintings earned during our exhibit."
" Yeah...he did'nt told you about the works of art he painted? All were masterpiece...all portraying the feeling of pain..Luckily it was all sold out."
She felt numb and dazed upon hearing this. After the painter left she immediately read the letter.
My beloved Selena
You don't know how much I ache everytime I ignored you. Please believe me . I do not want to do this. You are the only one I ever cared and love about. But I cannot look after you anymore. I was diagnosed of brain tumor and it's fatal with no chance of recovery. Everyday I'm dying and the pain is intensifying. But what hurts even more is letting you see me suffer. It would break your heart I know. You always draw strength from me and I don't know if you could take this. So I try to hide my pains from you everytime I lock the door. Please do not think that I neglect you. You are always my top priority.
When you read this letter please forget me. Move on and go on with your life.. I cannot rest my soul knowing I left you in misery. Find someone who can love you more than I love you. And take care of you for eternity for I did not have the chance to do that anymore.
I also ask Sam to give the profits of all the paintings he sold on the exhibit. Anyway, I could not come to the exhibit myself coz I'm already feeling weak. And by the way I left a painting for you one that I did not intend to sell. For it is my only gift for you. Hope you will keep it for me."
She opened the box and cried so hard upon seeing what's inside. It was a portrait of her in her blue dress in one summer day. The day when she first saw him and the day when they first met and fall inlove witch other. She remembered that day she ask him what he was painting. And he smiled and reply "I'm painting one of my masterpiece...one of the very beautiful image I've ever seen. and one that I will keep forever in my heart and cherish forever."
So now she's looking at that great masterpiece. The image of herself in her old blue dress one distant summer day.