|The God Who Failed (standard:Satire, 1955 words)|
|Author: Walker||Added: Jan 24 2009||Views/Reads: 3496/1552||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Love comes in two phases: pleasure and pain. The Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.|
THE GOD WHO FAILED She was afraid of whether he would make it or not and the thought making her precarious was that will Logan be able to revive him. It was now over an hour that the surgery had started. How much more time to go? She glanced at the clock ticking. It somehow sent her remembering how it had all started... Logan had been a bright student since childhood and now after high school he aspired to be a surgeon. The vast secrets of this field, he thought, were for him to explore. The thought ‘God heals and the doctor takes the fee' was not meant for him. His desire was only to gain respect in the profession and heal all who suffered and never to fail in any endeavor he would pursue. Now after many years of hardship he had finally succeeded in achieving his objective. He was vast reputed and extremely careful in his profession. He took pride in it. Such a worth hardly goes unnoticed. Grace had fallen for him and was looking for an opening to get a word with him in private. This happened finally when Grace's uncle fell ill and was taken to the doctor because of serious pain around the liver and stomach confluence. He was diagnosed serious liver damage. Logan took Grace outside the examination chamber and told her that her uncle will have to stop alcohol completely and if the medication works then maybe he would forgo the operation. But it all depended on her uncle's control over the urge now. She started weeping, “He has always been like a father to me.” He held her hand, “Don't worry, let's hope for the best and I'm sure he'll be fine.” After this both started meeting more often; sometimes in relation to the old man's health and mostly because they wanted to see each other. Love had finally found its way into their hearts. Now the only thing that Logan was unaware of was that Gabriel (Grace's uncle) and his own father had once been through this period of love but with the same woman who finally became Logan's mother. This had ripped Gabriel's heart and the hurt had turned into vengeance. But Logan's father had died shortly after due to sickness and Gabriel's thought of avenging himself had to bite the dust. And now when he saw his niece getting close to Logan he set his mind as to how he would ruin their fate. He would never approve of their marriage. And moreover he knew Grace would never go against his care. And it so happened. When Logan approached for the matrimony Gabriel refused saying he had someone else in mind. “But we both are in love with each other.” “I think I know what's best for her. You may leave.” Logan left overly disappointed. But Grace's reaction to this was totally contrastive. She felt bad about the disapproval but didn't match Logan's frequency of disappointment. “I don't know. I cannot dream of disregarding him. He has been everything to me for years now and I just can't go against his wishes. He has given whatever I desired and I haven't felt alone ever in my life just because was always there to take very good care of me,” was her reply which left Logan utterly disappointed. The so beautiful relation ended up in just minutes and the final outcome was thereafter whenever they would see each other it was all formal and otherwise avoided to an extent. Logan continued with his work on a regular and fair basis and also started planning to shift to some other place without letting Grace or any of his near ones know. He just couldn't bear the thought of looking at Grace and not being able to express his feeling and touch to her. ‘By nature man hates change; seldom will he quit his old home till it has actually fallen around his ears.' Things had totally fallen around Logan and as days passed the unmoved attitude of Grace and his loneliness started to take their toll on him. She was totally into him. He definitely needed a change. But the change came from the latter's side. Earlier today Gabriel complained of the pain again. Grace wasn't home and the neighbors took him to Logan's clinic. Everyone knew he was the best. Logan immediately started the initial test procedures and finally Click here to read the rest of this story (114 more lines)
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