Chapter 10: Universe in you


As Jay sat there, tears streaming down his face, Aria knew she had to do something to console him. She gently placed a hand on his shoulder and began to speak in a soft, soothing voice. "Jay, I know this is a difficult time for you, but I am really bad at consoling people"

Jay smiled and said, 'Don't worry, I didn't want fake words to comfort me, Aria. All I wanted was for you to listen to me without judging me. This really means a lot to me. Thanks for being with me today."

Aria replied, "Jay, please don't blame yourself for what has happened in your life. You are a part of this universe, and it has been here for billions of years and will continue to be here for billions more. We are just passing clouds in its vast expanse. Even in the darkest of moments, there is beauty in the universe, just like the stars that shine in the night sky. You too may have had twinkling star moments in your life, even during your darkest times."

Jay looked down with a depressed expression and said, "I haven't had any good moments until I met you."

Aria interrupted and said, "Don't try to escape the web of your past like that, Jay. You will only end up getting more tangled in it. Instead, try to heal and see the paths within the web. Calm your mind and think about every moment of your life. When you come across a sad or bad memory, skip it and tell me about the good memories you see beyond those sad moments."

Universe inside you illustration
Universe inside you illustration

As Aria spoke, she noticed Jay gradually starting to relax. His breathing became more even, and he began to reflect. At first, he hesitated to recall the scars of his life, but then he remembered small moments that filled him with gratitude, happiness, and courage. He continued to share these memories with Aria. Although they may have seemed insignificant to others, these memories were the only ones Jay had that he considered to be good.

Aria felt happy by looking at Jay smiling, his smile is like kids smile, pure and lovely. Jay felt a lightness in his heart, as if a weight had been lifted off his shoulders. And with that, she and Jay sat there, looking up at the stars, feeling the warmth of each other's presence and the beauty of life all around them.

They returned home, and Jay reminisced about all of the sweet memories they had shared together. For the first time in a long while, he was able to sleep peacefully.

To be continued..

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