For Better or For Worse
Mathu has always been a carefree young girl. She loved hanging out with her friends after all her chores are done. They loved to just sit at a local café nearby and look at all the people passing by. They would make up stories about the people they see, and they always had a good laugh about their silliness.
Mathan, on the other hand, has always been the serious kind. He hardly ever smiled, and when he did, it looked more like a grimace than a smile. He liked staying home during his free time, and he is not interested in anything except work. Mathan has never even been to the movies!
However, when these two opposites met, it’s as if all the stars aligned and everything fell into place. On one rare occasion, he went to the same café that Mathu and her friends always hung out in, and just like from the movies; he accidentally spilled his cold coffee on her. He was so embarrassed and apologetic that Mathu could only laugh at his discomfort.
She assured him that it was perfectly all right and that she could easily change because her house is just nearby. Still apologizing, he offered to walk her home. She couldn’t refuse his offer because she felt so sorry for him.
After she emerged from her bedroom, looking fresh and all cleaned up, he invited her back to the café. “I apologize once again for spoiling your dress.” Mathan told her.
“Mathan, if you apologize one more time, I swear I will spill coffee on you!” She laughingly said.
“May I invite you for coffee then?”
As they walked back to the café, he couldn’t help but notice how beautiful she looked. Mathu, too, was carefully examining this adorable man walking beside her. Before long, their coffee dates turned into dinner dates, and they began spending more and more time together.
She showed him the fun side of life, and he, in turn, showed her how to be organized and serious about certain things. They were exact opposites that blended perfectly well. Years later, he asked her to marry him and she accepted.
They have grown to love each other’s eccentricities, flaws and traits. They complement each other so perfectly that they have created the right balance in their lives. For better or for worse, they promised to love one another for the rest of their lives.