His feeling for her became more and more just a procedure and
an obligation after they had been married for ten years.
The passions and the joys were gone long ago.
Kazrim had also lost his interest in her.
He expected to racket about all night long and hanged out with other women.
There came a young and lively girl who has madly attracted to him in the office.
He suddenly believed that she was his second chance.
He decided to divorce his wife after he pondered deeply over his future.
Galaxy was probably numb with him too, and agreed to divorce calmly.
They both went into the Divorce Division.
The formality was gone through very smoothly.
They were two free individuals when they came out.
Kazrim seemed to be in a daze unexpectedly.
He took a look at her and said,‘It’s getting dark now. Let’s go for a dinner!’
Galaxy looked him back quietly,
‘Well, some say there is a new restaurant called – DIVORZIO.
It dedicates to perform a dinner for the divorce couples. Would you like to try?’
They walked in tandem silently to the – RESTAURANT DIVORZIO.
‘Good evening, Sir, Madam.’ a waitress welcomed them with a friendly smile on her face.
She led them into a room.
‘What would you like to order, please?’ said the waitress.
Kazrim looked at her, ‘You make the orders.’
Galaxy shook her head, ‘I don’t go out often. I’m not sure about these.
It’s better for you make the orders.’
‘I’m sorry Sir, Madam, we have a rule.
Gentleman orders her favorite dishes.
Lady orders his favorite dishes.
It is named – THE LAST MEMORY. ’
‘Alright, a steamed fish, fried mushrooms, and cold mixed cucumber in sauce.
Hey, please remember not to put the ginger and garlic into it. My love…
This gentleman doesn’t eat it. Thanks. ’ said Galaxy.
The waitress, ‘Sir?’
Kazrim was struck dumb. After ten year of marriage, he even did not know what her favorite dishes was. He sat there like a dummy with embarrassment.
‘Let’s just have these for now. In fact, these are all our favorite dishes.’
Galaxy hastened to give him mediation.
The waitress said politely, ‘To be frank, the people will never have an appetite when they come.
Let’s forget – The last memory.
I suggest you to try our special design for all divorcees – cold drink.
No one will reject it.
They agreed, ‘Let’s to have the cold drink then.’
The waitress sent in two cold drinks before long.
One was a light blue color with cracked ice.
The other was a full glass of ruddy with steam.
Their names – HALF FLAME AND HALF OCEAN.
'Hope you will enjoy!’ said the waitress and left the room.
Kazrim and Galaxy sat face to face in the room soundlessly.
They did not know what to say at that moment.
The waitress knocked at the door gently and entered with a branch of bright red rose.
‘Sir, do you still remember when did you send a rose to this lady at the very first time?
Everything is over now. As the old saying goes, Merry meet merry part.
Please send this lady a rose for the very last time!’
Galaxy trembled slightly. In retrospect, the scene of the flower which
he sent to her ten years ago was emerged from her mind.
They were the strangers in a completely strange city and
the days they struggled for a living.
She worked at the market stalls and Kazrim brushed the dishes
in a beanery for the sake of the family.
They returned to that less than ten square meters home in the basement
until very late at night.
Although life was really tough, they were honestly happy.
The most memorable was as they lived in the city for the first year.
Her eyes were brimmed with tears when Kazrim bought her
a bright red rose at Valentine day.
The ten years were gone and their family’s circumstance has greatly improved.
They headed towards the different path, but.
Galaxy ruminated on what had happened to their marriage.
Unwittingly, her eyes were laden with tears.
She shook her head, ‘No thanks. ’
Then, Kazrim recalled that he had not bought her a flower
some six years at least. He said, ‘No, I buy it.’
The waitress tore the rose into half and put it into the drinks.
It melted instantly.
‘The rose was particularly made of the glutinous flour.
Its name – IMAGE OF THE GOODLINESS SPIRIT.
Hope you will enjoy! Please let me know if you need help.’
said the waitress and left.
Kazrim tried to reach out for her hand.
Her hand moved back slightly, Galaxy did not resist lastly.
They gazed at each other in silence.
It seemed like thousands of words welled up from their hearts, yet, their lips were sealed.
The room was blacked out all of a sudden.
The alarm went off and a smell of smoke was drifting in from the door gap.
‘What’s wrong?’ The two jumped up.
Someone shouted loudly, ‘The place is on fire! Everyone has to run! Hurry up! ’
Galaxy flung herself into his arms, ‘My dear, I’m scared!’
Kazrim embraced her tightly, ‘Don’t be scared, I’m here. Let’s us rush out together.’
They found that there had been no trace of fire and everything was the same as usual.
They were astonished when they stood at the dining hall.
The waitress, ‘Sir, Madam, I’m sorry. There is no fire in our restaurant.
The smoke was made on purpose. It is the fourth dish which we offer you.
Its name – THE CHOICE OF HEARTS.
Please return to your room.’
Kazrim took her hand tenderly when they were back into the room again.
He said, ‘What the lady said was right! It was the genuine choice of our hearts.
Actually, we are dependent on each other. We remarry tomorrow!’
Galaxy gnawed at her lip lightly and said, ‘Are you willing?’
‘Yes, I’m willing. I now comprehend what the most precious is.
We do it early the next morning.’ he said, as his eyes welled with tears.
Kazrim called for the bill, then.
The waitress handed them each a very delicate red bill.
She said, ‘It is our restaurant’s souvenir for you.
Its name – A BILL OF FOREVER.
Hope you would keep it forever!’
Tears streamed down his face when Kazrim read the content.
Galaxy asked anxiously, ‘What’s happening?’
He passed her the bills and said, ‘Honey, I’m so sorry!’
A sweet home is her entire world. / Two hands are full of toil. /
Great care and concern for you and the kids at all seasons. / Prepare your favorite dishes. /
A light is on to welcome you home always. / Defend your reputation with all her life. /
A genial smile of a seventy years old granny. / A youth is faded away for you.
– THIS IS YOUR WIFE.
Galaxy shared her bill with him and said, ‘My dear, I’m sorry.
You have been laboured all these years. I have ignored your feelings too.’
A man's responsibility in marriage is tough. / A heart is attached to her and the kids always. /
Two shoulders bear with burdens. / A wrinkled face proves the hardships of life. /
The grievance is to endure. / A man has to run all days. / He is just a simpleton among all sentient beings.
– THIS IS YOUR HUSBAND.
They could not help but hug and sob.
They were greatly moved by the manager and the staff for their kindness.
They went home hand in hand after expressing their deep gratitude to them.
The manager looked at the sights of their back with happiness.
He delighted with smile and said,
‘I have succeeded to retrieve a sweet home once again!
If the couples come to have a dinner in our restaurant and
have a prudent consideration before divorce,
they will surely make a different consequence.’
Life is never easy.
To maintain a perfect marriage is much tougher.
But, we still have to believe in marriage.
We still have to believe in true love.
The old saying: No one is perfect.
This is always right!
Not everyone has the title to love or be loved.
If you can love and be loved, be sure to love with all your soul.
Do you still remember?
You both vowed that you would live in harmony and mutual respect and
grow old together at the wedding ceremony.
I always believe that only the true love can overcome all the difficulties!