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Time, the most powerful pillar which has often turned the tables, not only of paupers but also Kings. Have you ever imagined when this so-called word time can give you an emotional breakdown and the loss which one suffers is inevitable? We often hear that time heals everything. How much is it true? Was time a powerful weapon for our little Scarlet? How much her laceration in her heart is healed? Without giving much goosebumps, let us dive into this story of an Inevitable loss and see whether time heals the wounds or gives just scars.

20th June 2020 (Scarlett begins)

The balmy days of late summer brought the truth in front of my eyes which was credulous and my life took three-sixty degree turns after it. The turn which I never have imagined in this compact life. It leaves me with a scandalous feeling whenever I am reminded of those days. It often leaves me with a question: Why was I the victim of such an audacious scar? Why was time so cunning?

Past June 2017

I returned from a pompous swimming party organised by my friend Charlotte. I was tired but elated because my parcel arrived. Is she mad? Why is she so happy by getting the parcel? Oh, please give it a halt. Those who don't know, today was a day of celebration for me. As I was getting the rarest albums of one of my favourite singers Bob Dylan. I was really excited to open this parcel, without further ado I brought scissors and cut the paper bag in a straight line. Took the DVD with my shaking hands, meticulously put it in a DVD drive, raised the volume to a hundred and played the song Blowing in the Wind. I never understood its meaning but the tune always satisfied this overly excited and enthusiastic munchkin.

I started dancing to this tune and made my Parker pen as a prop for me or rather made it as my friend. Fidgeting this pen whirling around, singing at the top of my voice and suddenly my foot slipped. Boom I was fallen and the pen did cartwheel behind the table. Watch! What a frivolous thing is this? By God’s grace, I was saved therefore I gathered myself and took a step to take out my fallen pen. As I stoop down to take it there was something which I found and it changed the entire scenario of my life.

I found my pen but with that, I got a letter similar to a cherry on the cake. It was wrapped in white paper, was browned due to dust, and was intricately hanging between the wires of the phone. That letter, which I don't know who wrote it but to satisfy the need of that excitement I immediately opened it and who knew this would change the course of my life. Clenching the letter and looking at it always gives me the moment of nostalgia (as if it was lost) and tears drop in my eyes whenever I think of my first read.

North Carolina

Dear Scarlett,

How are you? I hope that you are doing great at your end. Oh, and I brought the marvel t-shirts for you and I hope it fits you.

(Reading this I was excited that finally, I got the thing which I desired)

Scarlett, you told me about how people are muddling, breaking friendships and even bullying you. But tell them that you got a 6 feet tall brother and he is going to bog down if they try to disturb my Supergirl.

(I was knowing that he was my superhero and he literally pushed everyone who used to make fun of me.)

But I want to give you a little piece of advice that will definitely be of great help. Always remember that your brother will not hold your finger at every moment. Some battles you need to fight yourself. Therefore, a piece of advice for our doll.

My dear when you realize the animosities in the world with the complexities of variation, backstabbing jealousy and mockery. Suddenly in all this havelock try to start realising your meaning of life. Yes dear, change yourself and try to fight against what is wrong. In this new journey of change, you will sooner or later realize that these circumstances adhered you and helped to grow.

My dear, try to move tremendously and never forget with what worth you are born. I know there is always a ferocious fire residing in you.

There will be nostalgic moments with a pinch of darkening times through which you will be going. But remember when you are at your worst or the lowest, the key is to never ever give up. Remember worst is bestowed with greatness. Your time will come and always try to go with the flow. Once your time comes, be humble and kind.

(Who knew that darkening times would come so easily?)

Yes, my dear change because this world will never revolve as you see from these glittering eyes. Try working diligently and assiduously because this universe is yours and it depends how you make your mark on this eccentric planet.

Keep in mind parents are your best friends, others will come and go. But try keeping the people in your heart who really care for you.

Therefore, read more, earn more, live more without any worries and tackle your problems with a smiling face. This is a piece of advice for you. Oh, but don't throw water on me whenever I am sleeping and don't eat all the chicken and ice creams. I feel really upset when nothing is left for me and obviously, I am going to make you do all my work because you know how terrible I am. I always love you, I hope that you do exceedingly well in your life and remember when you fall, I will be there to help you up, after I quit laughing.

Bye our most notorious kid,

Yours lovingly,

Captain Elijah Wingster

(Protagonist remembering her reactions after the first read)

As I ended reading, I started crying, because all those darkening days as I mentioned earlier came in front of my eyes… Who knew the person who wrote the lines in the letter,” I will not always be there with you” will leave me so soon? I don't know how to express it, never expected that I will receive your letter completely after one year when you are no more. Why brother, why did you do this? Why didn't you give your Scarlett a chance to write a reply for you? What was the need to join the army that left each one of us with your memories? What was the need to fight this war? There are several unanswered questions. It is just like a nightmare for me when I imagine how your coffin was brought with wreaths on it and your body with a mark of bullets. I am proud that you gave your life for the nation but I even cry late nights because there is no one to disturb and hold me whenever I am down. Yes, brother but I will face all the challenges with a smile on my face as you mentioned.

Back to 20th June 2020

Courageous but always try my best to come from this irreparable loss. I feel that I am answerable to the question after seeing such a drastic deprivation” Time doesn't really heal the wound, it just softens the pain and blurs the memories which stab our heart whenever they are remembered”. Therefore, cherish the moments and care for your loved ones, you don’t know when they are lost. And ending it with a song written by Bob Dylan which I realized later and has deep meaning.

How many roads must a man walk down?
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail?
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, and how many times must the cannonballs fly
Before they are forever banned
The answer my friend, is blowing in the mind
The answer is blowing in the wind.

Life will always keep challenging you and testing you with new hurdles. But all you have to do is keep facing them with a smiling face.

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