He received the text, immediately. Swiping down the notification panel, he further swiped the notification, not pressing it but elongating it in order to read it then and there so that he can ignore the words that might pierce him. He read, focusing, manipulating and interpreting each word.
It was difficult for him to resist a reply, after all it was ‘her’ message that he had received. He thought, pressurizing his neurons to think and stir a reply.
“I am glad that it turned into a memory for you. But don’t forget that I am still alive, if not with you then at-least in your memory that you would avoid reaching out to. But how paradoxical it all seems. ‘Never going to forget’ and then ‘travel in your conscious’ to unravel it. How forgetting is linked with remembering a memory, which is already forgotten the moment it has passed. All I want is you to be happy and do whatever makes you happy.” he typed and sent without thinking even once about what he had written. “People leaving often makes you happy, and today I am the happiest. And I always did the ‘whatever’ that will make me happy. Like letting you go and more than that, finding a reason that makes you leave.” she replied in a tone too careless for him to handle. That was not what he has expected; for her to not care.
They were just two paradoxes who tried to live together but eventually repelled each other.