Silence filled the city. Smoke coming from the manholes covered the roads; mysterious people engaged with their own goals in life crossed the streets. The city is filled with misery and despair.
The calm, cold breeze of the wind passed thru the avenues. The world? IT is colored with black and white.
Except for one small room found inside an old grungy hospital, the room is furnished with two broke
The boy, knowing that the girl can still survive and live tries to cheer her up every day, every morning the boy would get his set of paint, trying to paint the room with every color you can imagine,
After painting, he will then get his drying pack of colored felt pens, he then writes words of encouragement using different colors of pen
And before the day ends, the boy would watch the sun set for the girl and tell her how wonderful the world is,
“Look over there, there are fields of bright yellow sunflowers, there are graceful swans swimming on the sparkling, clear blue lake! And can you hear the birds singing, they are waiting for you, the world is waiting for the day that you will be able to pass thru such problem! I know you can do it…”
Their conversation was interrupted when a nurse entered the room; the nurse said something to the young lad, something that no one would ever like to hear,
The nurse then left and closed the door,
Silence filled the four corners of the room, the girl was about to utter a word.
But before she was even able to, the boy hugged the girl and kissed her forehead,
“Goodnight, no matter what happens, I’ll be here for you..”
The girl then tried to sleep.
That night, falling cans, and some small noises can be heard,
The next day the girl was awakened by the strange feelings she was able to feel, for the first time, she was able to move her once weak and lifeless legs,
She was also surprised to see that the room is already completely painted, and every corner has an inspiring word to tell,
The girl with all efforts stood up and went to the young lad, but instead to be happy, she became sad,
The boy’s body is already hard and cold, her heart was struck by sorrow,
The nurse and the doctors cleared up the room; the girl’s bed was moved near the window,
She then tried to look out to the world, only to find out that the beautiful world the boy promised was a big lie, she saw a world filled with crimes, death, and sins,
She was able to see a small letter that is slipped on the window’s corner,
She opened it, and begun reading it,
I am able to hear the nurse’s message, and I guess you know it too,
First of all I would like to thank you for giving me such a good friend, she gave me love, she was able to make me feel happy, she made me feel glad, and I never been alone since then, I think I should be thankful for having this disease, why? Because if I am not able to, I will not be meeting this girl,
When I first heard that I am going to die soon, I felt sad, but I didn’t gave up, I still tried to finish this game called life,
It’s because of this girl; she made me realize that I MUST LIVE FOR HER, TO ENCOURAGE HER, FOR HER TO SURVIVE,
You might be asking me why?
Because I love her, and I am willing to offer my life for her,
The last few days of my life…
P.S, Lord, sorry for my not so good penmanship, you know, my eyes are not that good, see you soon,”
The girl cried.
She then asked the nurse,
“Ma’am, can you tell me more about my roommate?”
The nurse replied,
“Well, didn’t he tell you that his parents abandoned him when he was 5, at a young age he is already forced to work in order to live, the street became his playground, and the cars became his playmates, he did his best to survive this game called life, but the world is just too mean to him, ..I really admire him because he is able to survive such tragedies and is still able to smile and thank God for all the little things that happened to him, trying to climb from the depths of Cancer is hard, what’s worse? To live a world colored with black, and not even able to see a single glimpse of light.”
The girl was astonished,
The nurse then said, surprised.
“Seriously? You don’t know? He is born with eye defects, he is able to see, but not that good, he knows how to write, and read, but seriously, for a man who have a very poor eye sight, I guess it is really hard,
Sometimes his eyes would even stop working; he always tell this not to complain but to thank God,
And didn’t he even tell you that yesterday, was the last day of his life..”
“He tried to color my world with all the colors the world endows, while his life is colored with black…He did his best to make me happy, while his heart is sad and lonely, He game me love, love he was also longing,..”
.you cannot imagine how two dying people, crippled in pain, was able to find true happiness within the arms of one another,