Sunday morning, Noor woke up took her book, and she went to the garden. It was the only place where she loved to sit most of the time, because it was the only nature that would not judge her, she believed. "They lived happily", she read the last line but not everyone has an happy ending, she thought. Again she thought of the time, she muttered something, that shows she was little bit became sad. She stopped it without second thought. she again started to think about the dream, who was the girl; she said. She could hear her mom's voice, calling her name, "Breakfast is ready", her mom said, then; she decided to go, because she was too lazy to do things. She thought to tell her mother about her dream but she decided not to. Her mother asked her about her studies. "Are you trying to get a good job see you have done your master work very long ago." She didn't answer and went to the fields, as she approached near to the tube well, she saw a man sitting there, he had a book in his hand. The girl as saw him, she could feel the butterflies in the air and her heartbeat only. The man could feel someone's presence, so he closed his book, and looked at the girl; he gave her a smile. She did the same, then; she tried to ask his name, "what is your name?", she said. "Saleem he answered and yours?" Noor, she, then, ran away to her home, she went to the garden taking her book and started reading, but she could not concentrate after meeting saleem she was only thinking about him. Next day she went to fields to see if saleem was there, he was reading. They talked about likes and dislikes, "tell me about your studies", he said. She changed the topic by saying, " have you ever seen a dream?" How could she tell him, that she was too lazy, that she was sitting at home just reading books, maybe he will not like to talk a girl who is lazy, she thought and decided not to tell him. "Yes dreams are for everyone", he said. She became silent for a moment, "I have been seeing a girl in my dreams Whenever she comes in my dreams, she says I will meet you when you needed me the most." Well that's just a dream, he said. She could not argue him, so she just agreed. They used to meet everyday, one day Noor decided to tell him about her feelings, she wanted him to be her life partner. They exchanged their books and read them, "I saleem", she stopped. Yes say it, "one should not feel hesitant for speaking of what s/he feels", he said. I love you saleem, I want to spend the rest of my life with you as your wife, She continued. He didn't say anything for a moment, "I am married Noor, "I don't know why you felt that way," I just see you as my good friend I love my wife, yes I like you but I don’t love you Noor." She was silent as it changed into a nightmare, she wanted to cry but she could not, her heart was heavy, she could feel, I told you about my dream that I have never shared it with my mother even", she screamed. Saleem: but I never..
She ran away towards her home. She was broken to the rock bottom, "why always me?" Looking at the sky she said with a heart broken, she was so disappointed, so she thought she would not trust anyone, "the world is ugly", she said with anger. She decided to not think about this, so she went her room to prepare herself for the commission, one of her friends told her after every 4years commission's exam was held.
She felt her mobile was vibrating; she checked, it was her friend's message. It was written that, "Noor remember the form we have submitted, the test is announced. They are going to take the test on 1st of may." She counted the days, "just fifteen days from now how will I prepare myself for the test", she thought she was the most unlucky girl alive, there were tears in her eyes. She closed the door, her mother was knocking but she remained silent, as she had never learn to speak. She saw a girl standing in front of her, she said, "Noor don't blame people for your feelings." She cried finally in front of the girl. "He hurt me", she said. You allowed him to do so. He never told me about his married life, she said. You also not revealed about your studies. I was afraid, that he would not love me. "See what happened despite you didn't tell him about your studies, he still don't love you." She became silent as if she agreed to the point, what if I would have shared about my studies?" She asked in a hope to listen what she wanted to listen." You should not be someone you are not, just because you want people to love you, don’t you love yourself? You are not ready to accept the way you are, then; why people will accept you have you ever thought about it?" don’t change yourself. You'll lose your identity just to make others to love you and you will live a life that was never yours, you never loved saleem because when you love someone you don’t lie, you don’t feel the fear to be judged", she smiled, Ki think you understand me," she said. She understood word by word the girl said to her. I want to give you an advice, she continued, "whatever is happening in your life is your responsibility not others, and it is never too late to start again if you are alive if you can breathe it means you can still do the things you wanted to do it just needed a strong will and hope, the things you lost are mere just things, they are the part of life not your whole life." Then she vanished.
Noor hurried to open the door and told her mother, that she love her and one day she'll be proud of her. She worked hard to pass the exam, finally she did it in only fifteen days. She smiled, she smiled, because she thought she was not able to be the person she had become.
Moral: Many of you maybe understand what actually the girl that used to appear in Noor's dream wants to tell her. It is that whatever is happening in our lives is our responsibility, we can not blame people for our failures or heart breaks, don't assume anything or in nutshell I will say " don't build the castle in the air." If someone is smiling at you, it simply means that person gives you a smile full stop that is it don’t overthink. As it was Noor who misunderstood a smile, and she built unrealistic expectations. People do change themselves just to impress others but they don’t know, that they are doing nothing but losing their uniqueness by being someone they are not, in the same way they'll find people who will do the same to impress them, and end up complaining there, "no one is real". Stay real be the way you are, believe in yourself take the moment make the more of it, you'll have the best results.