Its summer in
At the gates of the university, though, there is a couple who is parting for the first time to move ahead with their respective careers. George is a tall and handsome guy with short hairs. Vanessa, who is parallel pretty and beautiful is staring at her guy with gloomy eyes.
"Vanessa, it’s time. I have to leave. The train will leave in next one hour."
Vanessa sobs, "Ok!"
They feel like kissing each other but then George leaves. Vanessa turns to the university doors with a heavy heart.
Vanessa gets into the university and finds her classroom. The class has started and the professor walks in to give the lecture. Everybody is excited and exuberant about the new beginning in their lives. Vanessa has taken a back seat and is thinking about a life without George. Suddenly, the professor asks her introduction. She hesitates but calmly tells about her to the class. Nobody notices her grief and she gets back to her seat.
Then, Vanessa takes out a small diary from the leather bag she has. This is the diary which contains all good and touching memories of her life. She has been writing it since she met George.
"September 23, 1981. It is Wednesday. I feel like writing something. I turned 15 today. We had lots of fun with all my friends coming for the party. New neighbors had come and we invited them for the party too. I met this guy, George, who is the son of Mr. Graham, our new neighbor. He is very nice and I was really impressed by his dimples."
Vanessa thinks, "Only this much! George is much more than that." She chuckles.
She skims through a few pages which talk about how she and George became very good friends over a period of time.
Suddenly, she stops at one page.
"February 14, 1983. Monday. Valentine's day. I'm having butterflies in my stomach. Who will be the lucky guy?
She turns over.
"George gifted me a rose today. He didn't say a thing. Just that gift. What does it mean? I don't know. In next few months, our high school will complete. Would he?"
Vanessa thinks, "Phew! All kinds of apprehensions were in my mind. I never knew what to do."
Abruptly, she closes the diary and she starts thinking about the past. She is controlling her emotions and tears are hanging in her delicate eyes. The bell rings and the class is over. She didn't even listen to what the professor had to say.
While coming out of the university that day, Vanessa gets into an illusion that George is waiting for her outside the gates, but not to be.
On the other side, George, who never showed his feelings, is on his way to
Time passes by and both of them get involved in their careers. But somewhere, deep down in their hearts, they had so many feelings for each other. Both of them got lot of proposals from different guys and girls, but none accepted. There was something which always stopped them from doing so.
After the life in Academy, George moved on to join the Army. Vanessa started working as an apprentice to Mr. John Colt who was an acclaimed artist in
George's parents passed away in an accident and now he was all alone in this world. The only thing he had was a picture of Vanessa in his wallet with her
Time never waits for anyone.
It is 1990 and Gulf War has broken out in the
After so many years, she hears a name which re-ignites something which was lost in her heart. They tell her about his condition. She is shocked, "Oh dear! I'll reach there as soon as possible."
Vanessa reaches the army hospital in
"Oh! Are you Vanessa?". "Yes dear! I'm."
"You shouldn't have come here and watch me in such a condition. Why did you come?", George himself cries for the first time in his life.
"No George. You are the best friend I have. I should have never left you."
Both are crying as the hospital attendants look on.
Vanessa takes George with him to her place in
George, "Vanessa, it is grateful of you to give me support. But I feel dejected. I can't do anything. I'm just a burden on you. I can only offer you my compensation from the military as gratitude."
Vanessa, "What!!! You are insulting our friendship. Friends never help each other; it is implicit in the word friendship."
George keeps mum. He feels ashamed of himself.
"George! Please don't feel that you are a burden on me. You are my best friend. I would suggest you can learn something in life and make a living.
I can teach you what I know. But would you?"
"What?? How can I learn? I don't have hands."
"George. You can. You have the will power. If you want you can learn other things too. But I can teach you only what I know."
George thinks over and over and over again. He decides to learn art.
"Vanessa, but how will I draw?"
"You'll. I'll teach you to draw with your legs and mouth. Nothing is impossible George. One must have the will power."
"But Vanessa, I have never ever held a painting brush."
As time passes by, Vanessa starts to train George to draw and paint. His learning is slow but effective.
The next exhibition and auction of Vanessa's paintings is unveiled in
"Fabulous!", Vanessa screams. All the eyes are on that particular painting now.
The painting is of a beautiful banyan tree with the sign of the heart in the form of a leaf which is held by two hands hanging from one of the branches. Below it is written,
"To the greatest motivator of all times whose love knows no boundaries."