It was their first anniversary but work priorities kept them apart. Shalini and Vikas wished each other over a video call in the morning and both looked sad. Vikas had to urgently leave the city to attend a zonal meeting. Shalini too supported him and they agreed to celebrate their anniversary on the weekend.
Shalini was almost in tears as she disconnected the call. She missed him badly. Just a year ago there was such a huge celebration and today they are not even together on their special day.
In an hour she went to her office and was busy with her work. In her office nobody knew it was her anniversary and she preferred not to disclose it either. It was just another day for her. Even Vikas didn’t get time to message her again.
While returning she felt like celebrating the day all by herself. She wanted to eat something nice for dinner and was also craving for a cake! She planned to reach home quickly and then order her favorite menu.
She turned the key in the lock and opened the door. She froze for a moment by what she saw. A well decorated home was waiting for her. Fresh flowers on the table, balloons on the wall, petals on the floor and a beautiful greeting card welcomed her. She knew Vikas was back and ran inside to check where he was.
Vikas had managed to fly back for a night after attending the meeting. He had another flight to catch early in the morning. He knew it would be a hectic trip for him but he also wanted to make their first anniversary a memorable one.
Shalini was extremely happy to have him back home. She ran from one corner of the house to the other to check where he was hiding. Finally she found him waiting in the balcony, with a bouquet in his hand, her favorite wine on the table and a gift box that read, “SURPRISE.”
She jumped to give him a tight hug and asked, “How come?”
He replied with a mischievous smile on his face, “Everything else can wait tonight” and they wished each other, “Happy Anniversary!”