Parting with a dear friend
Wherever I went, she went with me. Barring a couple of short trips without her, we have been together most of the time for the past six years. Not many relationships last this long.
I had never thought for a moment that I would have to leave her and she never gave me any reason to think of leaving her either. She was always with me through tough times and happy times. She was there to listen when there was no one else to talk to and no place for me to go. She has been the equivalent of a home away from home due to the feeling of comfort and belonging I get when I am with her . But unfortunately our paths had to part.
My returning to India wasn't something she would be able to handle. She was born in the USA and would not be able to survive in India. Just the paperwork to allow her entry into India was too much and the price to pay too high. She would be too out of place there.
Things have their way of working out. I had introduced her to one of my friends and he too, just like me before him fell in love with her instantly. He talked to me and since he knew I would be leaving to India, met her a couple of times, went on a couple of drives and finally with my blessing proposed to her, requesting that she be with him. She didn't really have a choice in this and so accepted his proposal. We parted ways today. We didn't talk much the past couple of days, just took a couple of last drives together. Just drove in silence as there was too much going on in our minds.
She has gone away now, to be with some one else for ever, as part of his family. I wish them the best to come in the future. I heard some of their future plans and their hope of a baby in the near future. When her new "special someone" came to take her away I didn't have any witty words to say when we parted. All I could make was small talk and some advice to drive carefully. I stood in the freezing rain watching them drive away.... My friend and the car I drove for the past six years !