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He first saw her when he was getting ice cream. 

She was wearing a blue polka dot dress. 

His ice cream fell out of his hands. 

She was the only one who did not laugh at him.  

He saw her again when he was walking in the park. 

She was walking with her friends. 

He gaped at her beauty, both inside and out. 

She smiled back at the handsome man looking at her. 

He mustered up the courage to ask her out a few weeks later. 

She shyly accepted. 

He took her to the movies and then to the arcade. 

She told him she had had the best time of her life. 

He asked her out multiple times after that. 

She always accepted, no matter the occasion. 

He found out that she loved blueberries with cream and walking on the beach. 

She found out that he loved strawberry milkshakes and Ferris Wheels.

He told her that he was a college professor teaching philosophy. 

She told him that she was a librarian, helping less fortunate children learn how to read. 

He found himself loving her more and more. 

She found herself loving him more and more. 

He told her he wanted her to meet his parents.

She was nervous, but she agreed. 

He smiled when he saw she had worn the same blue polka dot dress. 

She smiled when she saw he had brought her ice cream. 

He smiled when he saw how much his parents loved her. 

She laughed when they told her all the embarrassing stories about him. 

He felt his heart clench when she told his parents that they had raised an amazing son. 

She meant every word she had spoken. 

He made her cry when he knelt in front of her near the ice cream shop. 

She was wearing the same blue dress. 

He held out a black velvet box. 

She tearfully said yes. 

He found out that her mother and father had passed away. 

She did not realize the extent of his love for her. 

He asked her if she would like his father to walk her down the aisle. 

She cried and said she would like that so very much. 

He sat with her as they went over wedding ideas. 

She told him that she wanted something simple, nothing too fancy. 

He told her she could have whatever she wanted. 

She smiled and pressed a kiss to his cheek. 

He forgot how to breathe when she walked down the aisle to him on the arm of his father. 

She was wearing a creamy white dress and a lace veil, and underneath, she clutched a scrap of the blue polka dot fabric. 

He could not take his eyes off her. 

She could not take her eyes off him. 

He took her to the beach for their honeymoon. 

She adored running up and down the sand. 

He could not look away from her even while watching the sunset. 

She could not believe that she had married this thoughtful and caring man. 

He found out that she could not have kids. 

She was afraid of how he would react. 

He told her he loved her no matter what. 

She cried and told him she did not deserve him. 

He built a house for her out in the suburbs. 

She cried when she saw it. 

He told her he had wanted to do it for the longest time.

She told him that he was the best person in the entire world. 

He found out that she had cancer. 

She was pale and frightened. 

He gathered her up in his arms and told her never to be scared because he was with her until the end. 

She sobbed into his shoulder and told him she was scared. 

He was woken up in the middle of the night by her retching. 

She told him to go back to bed. 

He stayed with her until her shivers subsided, then cleaned her up and carried her back to bed. 

She woke up the next morning and vomited all over him. 

He was saddened when she told him her hair would fall out. 

She thought he wouldn’t love her as much when she was bald. 

He told her that she could be the ugliest woman in the world, and he would still love her no matter what. 

She cried into his shoulder. 

He got the news that the chemo was not working. 

She was pale and frightened. 

He told her never to be scared and that he would always be with her. 

She told him that she loved him. 

He talked to the doctors about treatment plans. 

She slept next door. 

He muffled his cries when they told him that the cancerous tissue had taken over too much of her body. 

She slept on, her body weakening with every day that passed. 

He did not tell her the news. 

She knew anyway, could feel it. 

He did not have the heart to tell her that he would lose her. 

She loved him even more for that, for shielding them from the harshness of reality. 

He was told, by the doctors, to take her someplace nice for a couple of days. 

She told him that she wanted to go to the ice cream place they had met.

He wheeled her down the street until they got there.

She sat quietly, musing over their past. 

He held her hand when she was lying on the hospital bed. 

She was so small amidst the white covers. 

He kissed her forehead before leaving to go to the bathroom. 

She whispered that she loved him after he left. 

He returned to find her gone. 

She would never wake again. 

He screamed and screamed and screamed, and the nurses came running. 

She was gone, and there was no bringing her back.

He did not cry during the funeral. 

She would not have. 

He stared numbly at the patch of dirt that covered her. 

She was dancing in the clouds now.

He stayed there until everyone was gone. 

She had only him, now. 

He knelt and placed a piece of blue polka dot fabric onto the freshly turned-over earth. 

She smiled down from the heavens. 

He reached for her in the morning out of habit. 

She was not there. 

His tears soaked the pillow. 

She was never coming back. 

He visited her grave every day. 

She got flowers every day. 

He told her stories about his work, about life, about how much he missed her. 

She could not say anything back. 

He grew older, his hair graying. 

She was not there to grow old with him. 

He still taught at the college, although his students noticed how he often gazed mournfully out the window.

She was everywhere, had spread her light to everything he had in the world. 

He often wondered what his reasons were to stay alive. 

She was not there anymore, why should he keep on living?

He often wondered why he was still here if she was not.

She was never coming back. 

She was there to welcome him once his time had come. 

He could not believe how much he had missed her. 

She held out her arms. 

He fell into them, like his ice cream, so long ago. 

*I want to say that I cried multiple times while writing this story. I wrote this while I was sad and tired and depressed, but when I pulled myself out of that funk and read what I had written, I seriously cried. I hope you enjoyed their story and have a fantastic day.*

March 05, 2021 15:41

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62 comments

✰ Jennie ✰
13:11 Apr 07, 2021

WHO'S CUTTIN ONIONS STAPPIT too saddddd i crieddddddd Nainika, I don't know how sad/depressed/tired you to write this........ but it's honestly such a melancholy heartbreaking story 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 BOOTIFUL

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Nainika Gupta
13:23 Apr 07, 2021

<3 aw thanks Jennie really appreciate it :)

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✰ Jennie ✰
14:19 Apr 07, 2021

You deserve the praise 🤍❤️🤍 plus i'm BACKKKKKKKKK and I shall be reading a ton of stories

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Nainika Gupta
14:59 Apr 07, 2021

yEAh!! :)

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Kristin Neubauer
14:16 Mar 07, 2021

Oh my gosh, Nainika....what a story. I love the style you used, those simple, declarative sentences. You used them so effectively, which allowed the emotion of each moment to shine through. You're such a brilliant writer no matter which style, genre you settle on. This one went straight to the heart.

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Nainika Gupta
15:23 Mar 07, 2021

AW Kristen, that means so much!! Thanks for the read :)

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Katie Hansen
23:46 Mar 31, 2021

This was so sad but I loved it. I do not usually like it when people write sad stories, but this one was soooo good.

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Nainika Gupta
00:05 Apr 01, 2021

AWWW, this means a lot :)

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Katie Hansen
23:09 Mar 31, 2021

This story is written so well and is filled with so much emotion. It is so thoughtful and I love all of your writing

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Nainika Gupta
00:04 Apr 01, 2021

...AW, thanks!

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R. B. Leyland
18:39 Mar 15, 2021

Love the to and fro between them both in this! It reaches a part of you that you never hope to experience in the real world. Perfect, well done!

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Nainika Gupta
12:31 Mar 16, 2021

Aw, thanks so much Ben! Really appreciate it :)

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R. B. Leyland
12:43 Mar 16, 2021

You're very welcome :)

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Nainika Gupta
12:44 Mar 16, 2021

:))

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15:41 Mar 13, 2021

Hey, Nika! I have to say that I haven't read a story like this. (That's a good thing.) You really made me feel the pain for the characters, which is a great accomplishment as an author, in my opinion. You've done a fantastical job writing this, and I am blown away. Keep writing. Also, I'm glad that you got "out of that funk". You deserve nothing but happiness. Have a great day! Your friend, Brooke D.

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Nainika Gupta
16:57 Mar 13, 2021

Aw, thanks so much Brooke! I really appreciate it :) Awwww, that means a lot! You as well N

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17:04 Mar 13, 2021

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AKJSDIXH WHY MUST YOU DO THIS TO MEEEEEEE I HADNT CRIED FOR 2 HOURS NOW I CANT STOPPPPP I LOVE THE WAY U WROTE THISS AKDKSJI BYE NOW IMA GO CONTINUE TO CRY IN THE CORNER

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Nainika Gupta
14:36 Mar 08, 2021

AHHH THANKS SO MUCHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! AHHHHH OKKKKK XD

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ALSO whats a Scribbl? Ik about marshmallows but I keep seeing Scribbls and idk what it is and maybe i can join idk?

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Nainika Gupta
19:21 Mar 08, 2021

we're a group that plays the online pictionary game Skribbls yeah for sure! do you know maya emmerson??

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ok turns out I can't use scribbl :( it is blocked on my school computer and I'm pretty sure my parents won't let me download it on my other devices :(

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Nainika Gupta
20:03 Mar 08, 2021

:((( that's ok...we have a doc that we chat on (anonymous ofc) if you want the link?

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Space Human 🌌
03:50 Mar 06, 2021

This was incredibly emotional and I almost cried. I noticed You switched from he to she on every line which is quite challenging. I praise you for how beautifully it was written even with that. You write amazing line by line stories. I hope you keep it up! =ppp

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Nainika Gupta
14:59 Mar 06, 2021

Awww, thanks so much!! :)))

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23:03 Mar 05, 2021

😮 i dont even know what just happened here but GREAT JOB i love how its all in second person, and the good repetitiveness of it, it makes it so BEE-YOU-TEE-FUL howareyousofastatwritingstoriessssss i was happy now but like so many death stories I'm gonna be depressed now- GREAT JOBBBB :D ~ Amethyst

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Nainika Gupta
01:10 Mar 06, 2021

ahhahahahah Thanks so much Ameeeee :))) ahahahah my speciality XD

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01:14 Mar 06, 2021

XD np! do you have any tips for thinking of ideas? I'm short out of my supply :<

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Nainika Gupta
01:16 Mar 06, 2021

bang your head....jkjkjkjk ALTHOUGH it doesss work XD ahahhah maybe go on Pinterest? if you have it? or just close your eyes and write down the first thing that comes to mind!

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01:17 Mar 06, 2021

what do you search on Pinterest? the first thing that comes to mind is how in the world I'm supposed to do burpees and pushups with a broken back not the best story idea XD

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16:54 Mar 05, 2021

How did you just make like a 1000 stories in one second? It’s clear that you cried and now I feel bad that I didn’t (I was still sad though). Very powerful story!

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Nainika Gupta
16:56 Mar 05, 2021

ooof it was a rush im drunk on root-beer wait till tomorrow when the fact that I submitted not one or two and not even ThrEE but FoUR sets in ill be like "WHAT THE #(%(#% WERE YOU THINKING PAST NAINIKA??!!" so yeah anyway, thanks! and nah don't be sad you...didn't..cry?? i feel like that's never a...bad thing?? ehhe thanks tho XD

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17:15 Mar 05, 2021

I need to submit like 3 stories too so honestly, I shouldn't even be criticizing you, lol

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Nainika Gupta
17:17 Mar 05, 2021

loll XD

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16:47 Mar 05, 2021

I was thinking, "Hey, this story isn't super sad! Nothing's gone wrong yet!" Until this line: He found out that she had cancer. I SEAAAA DEATHHHHHH FROM A MILEEEEEEEE AWAYYYYYYYYY AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Two death stories???? In one day????? What?????? I would've cried, but my camera was on in a Google Meet. That kind of discourages my tear ducts. This story was great. It switches from a fluffy romance story to a sad cancer story so fast, but I don't think it was rushed. You also wrote it in that ~style~. If you don't introduce the character ...

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Nainika Gupta
16:53 Mar 05, 2021

Thanks so much Annabelle! AHHHHHHHGGGGG oof that does kinda discourage tear ducts. WHOOO! thanks so much!

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16:54 Mar 05, 2021

Yes, it does XD Yw!!! :)))

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Eddie Thawne
16:15 Mar 05, 2021

Wow wow wow...this is so touching, compelling, emotional and truly sad. I couldn't stop reading once I started the first sentence. Great great Job, Nainika.

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Nainika Gupta
16:15 Mar 05, 2021

Aw thanks so much Eddie! Really appreciate it :)

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15:43 Mar 05, 2021

Ok NO. You foresaw these prompts, I swear.

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Nainika Gupta
15:48 Mar 05, 2021

#insanenainika

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15:49 Mar 05, 2021

IT WAS NAINIKA ALL ALONGGGGGGGGG DUN DUN DOON DUN DUN DUN DUN DUN

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Nainika Gupta
15:49 Mar 05, 2021

DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNNNNNNNN XD

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15:52 Mar 05, 2021

LOLLLLLLLLLLL Imma make some more stories this week... I've actually started editing can you believe it???

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Nainika Gupta
16:28 Mar 05, 2021

yay!! WHOO i cannn and you PrOmIsEd to ChAnGe EmOjI pUzZlE

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Ryan Lm Colli
15:24 Apr 08, 2021

Pls follow me and good job on U story amaing!!!

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Naomi Coffman
00:40 Mar 19, 2021

Beautiful cadence, and I could feel the emotion!

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Nainika Gupta
12:27 Mar 19, 2021

Aww thanks so much!

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Amel Parvez
19:56 Mar 18, 2021

WOW! it is so damn beautiful💙 but it really broke my heart:( so mind blowing! just loved it.

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Nainika Gupta
12:16 Mar 19, 2021

Awww thanks Amel!!

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Amel Parvez
13:59 Mar 19, 2021

No problem, Nainika! 💜

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07:26 Mar 07, 2021

totally amazing, how it flowed, why didn't it go on, why did it stop?

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Nainika Gupta
14:44 Mar 07, 2021

Aw, thanks Tru! I...er...well, I have honestly no idea!!?? it could've gone on longer :)

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Sunny 🌼 🖤
16:18 Mar 05, 2021

AWWWWWWWWWW NAINIKA! I hope you're feeling a lot better about whatever was making you feel bad! And as for the story *inhale* UP?! I'm sorry the whole thing just *screamed* the opening sequence of Up. But even if it wasn't inspired by that it was great and sad and I loved it.

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Nainika Gupta
16:22 Mar 05, 2021

Awww of course I am!! Thanks for asking! And haha thanks so much! Really appreciate it :) And YAS!! Up it was :)

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Sunny 🌼 🖤
16:24 Mar 05, 2021

AAAAAAAAAA-HA! I KNEW IT!

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Nainika Gupta
16:26 Mar 05, 2021

XD

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