Blessed is the Man!

Aarnav and Radha are the newly married couple. Their personalities are as different as Chalk and Cheese. But even after the initial honeymoon period is over, they never got any adjustment issues. Their life was like a long extended honeymoon.

Both of them are working,  and share as much load as possible, and in case if they can’t cook, they would go out and eat. Everything was going on smoothly.

But Aarnav was the one who started feeling little bored, as he was more influenced by his friend’s words. He started thinking that small fights between couples would always have the sweet endings. And when they patch up after a fight, then it would be sweeter.  So he started trying to pick up fights with Radha.

He started coming late to home, but it was met with a sweet smile from Radha and she started taking up his share of the work at home. As this didn’t result in the desired outcome,  he tried to find out what would irritate Radha.

He tried leaving a wet towel on the bed, walking in the house with muddy shoes. But this was also met with a similar reaction.

One day, he promised Radha that they would go out for a movie, but he didn’t come back from the office. Radha went out for the movie alone but never complained. He canceled the vacations in the last moment. But alas,  he had to manage the house during Radha’s vacation all alone. As this move also didn’t yield the desired fighting with Radha.

Radha’s best friend came to visit them for a couple of days. Aarnav and Radha felt very happy and entertained Radha’s friend as good hosts. But in all this commotion, also Aarnav tried to pick up fights with Radha, which were once again didn’t yield the desired results.

It was a Sunday afternoon and after a heavy lunch,  Aarnav retired to their bedroom to take a nap. Though he initially took a nap, then he woke up feeling thirsty and was about to go into the hall. But the conversation he started hearing, made him stop in the bedroom’s doorway itself.

After some time, when the doorbell rang, Aarnav went out and addressed the door and took the delivery. He told Radha and her friend that he would arrange the dinner in the starlit balcony and gave the order from Swiggy all the elaborate dishes. He had set the table for three and arranged it carefully.

Seeing the arrangements and the dinner dishes, both the friends were very surprised. But the actual surprise came to Radha when all of a sudden Aarnav went on his knees in front of her and presented a bouquet of her favorite flowers and asked for her forgiveness. There were tears of happiness in Radha’s eyes when she was cutting her favorite black forest cake. No explanations are given nor asked.

Wondering what’s the reason for this change in Aarnav? Its the conversation between Radha and her friend made Aarnav realize how Radha had lost her childhood due to the fights between her parents. What started as silly fights between the couples ended up at a serious note with divorce.  And that’s the reason why she didn’t want to start any fights among themselves.

So don’t you all agree that Aarnav is really a Blessed man as per the quote below since he need not have to explain his intentions to Radha?

“Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.” – George Eliot

Author’s Note:

I am writing for Day 6 of the “Write Tribe Festival of Words March 2019” – 7 days of writing Bravely. I used the quote prompt into this article. You can read excellent articles for today’s prompt here.



  1. Arnav, no doubt is the luckiest of all the men on Earth. Its a sad fact that when the parents fight, the children suffer the most. Radha having endured the fractured home had learnt it in a hard way. It needs a strong heart to forgive. Radha has mastered this fact.
    A story with powerful message to all the bickering couples.

    1. Thank you Anagha for your encouragement

  2. Good that Arnav overheard otherwise who knows what could have happened.
    A good end to the FOW

  3. A result of childhood trauma. Such a touching story

    1. Thank you Leha for dropping by

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