A Silent Date (Short Story)

I was waiting for my friend in a cafe. She was stuck somewhere in the traffic. So I ordered a cold coffee to kill time.

A young couple sitting at the table next to me caught my attention while I was sipping my coffee. It seemed like they were on their first date. They were looking into each other’s eyes as if there was no world around them. They made no conversation, yet their eyes spoke a lot. They smiled for no reason. They enjoyed their food without even commenting a word about it. They were completely into the moment and enjoyed every bit of it.

I observed them for a while. I wondered how? How that worked? Not even a single word !!! How can someone just look at each other, smile, eat and walk out from a restaurant without even uttering a word? What is the point if there is no conversation in a relationship? My thoughts started travelling aimlessly.

As the couple started to move out after paying their bill, I saw the guy’s wallet dropping on the floor without his knowledge. I instantly went and picked it up.

“Excuse me, you missed your wallet”. I said softly, expecting him to look back. But may be my voice was low and he didn’t hear me. I called him again a bit louder “EXCUSE ME, YOU MISSED YOUR WALLET”. This time the people sitting around started staring, but the couple still didn’t look back.

Meanwhile a waiter came running to me and said. “Give me that wallet ma’am, I will hand over it to that guy. Actually, both of them are deaf. They can’t hear you.”

I was completely at a loss of words. It is a strange feeling when we come to know something unexpected about people. Especially when we already drew a picture in our mind and then come to know that the entire picture was wrong.

By the time, my friend arrived and I went back to my table.

I wish, the couple have many more ‘Silent Dates’ in future. In this world of un necessary noises and distractions, aren’t they lucky enough to have a peaceful life?

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  1. ponnambath says:

    Judgements and opinions about people aren’t always bad. But fast judgement in most situations, may not go good. With judging at first sight the problem is that sometimes after making the initial judgement when the situation turns out otherwise it takes us to a precarious lamentable situation.

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  3. A sweet story.

    1. Maya Bhat says:

      Thank you πŸ˜ŠπŸ™

  4. Shewrites170 says:

    Short yet impactful
    Good job !!

    1. Maya Bhat says:

      β˜ΊοΈπŸ™ƒβ˜ΊοΈπŸ™ƒ thank you

  5. Sreeblogs says:

    good story with a powerful message!

    1. Maya Bhat says:

      Thank you β˜ΊοΈπŸ™ƒβ˜ΊοΈπŸ™ƒ

  6. Anonymous says:

    Truely well narated its not reality speak first,but our predispostion..that make us to reach conclusion.

    1. Maya Bhat says:

      True. Thanks a lot. ☺️

  7. Ravi S says:

    Lovely story. A short story after a long time.
    Love speaks a thousand words through eyes.

    1. Maya Bhat says:

      Yes . I was running out of ideas.
      This idea actually came from a couple sitting next to us in a restaurant. They were not deaf though πŸ™„. But still they were not talking to each other. A kind of Royal couples they were πŸ™ƒ

      1. Ravi S says:

        Maybe introverts

  8. mohan312 says:

    Good. Nowadays your posts are becoming more better. Why don’t you write some mystery stories? Waiting for your next post and reply to my comment.

    1. Maya Bhat says:

      Yes Mohan, I am planning for many good posts here. Just trying to get consistent with my posts. ☺️

      1. mohan312 says:

        Ok Maya bye. Waiting for your next post.

  9. M.Koteswar Rao says:

    Really nice one!!

    1. Maya Bhat says:

      Thank you ☺️

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