Is there anybody out there?
Luna lay on her bed. A tear ran down her cheek, the thought of beautiful Ravi was too much for her to take. The hollow, aching, empty feeling welled up inside of her again. She pulled the covers up over her head to block out the light. It had been a particularly hard night shift and it left her feeling even more vulnerable. Ravi had been her best friend. He supported her in everything she did. She didn’t have to have secrets from Ravi because he accepted her for who she was. The only two problems were that she had never actually met him and she sensed he lived in one part of the world but fate had brought her to dwell in another. Luna longed for a time when the two could finally be together.
Ravi stretched before getting out of bed. It was time he made his way to work. He had a million things on his mind. His job was super stressful. He could tell from his dream that Luna was feeling sad. He wished he could somehow cheer her up but had no idea how. He longed for Luna and her dark and mysterious features. She was the only girl that he felt he could truly love. The only problem was she didn’t really exist. She was just part of his dream world.
Luna finally had a night off work. Her roommates had convinced her to go out for some drinks. Luna tried to make excuses but they did not listen to them. In the end she gave in. Dressed in a metallic silver dress, Luna checked her long dark hair was in place before leaving her apartment and hailing a cab.
Ravi hated working late but he had to lull his clients into some sort of sense of confidence in his abilities so he agreed to meet them for drinks. He undid his top button and ran his fingers through his golden hair before the elevator door opened. He stepped out and a false smile crept across his face as he entered the crowded room.
Luna and her roommates stood at the bar with their freshly served cocktails in their hands. It was an upscale type place in a new hotel in her town. She knew they would start out there but would end up at some dive with cheaper drinks nearer to their flat by the end of the night. She sipped hers but the other two were out to get drunk as fast as possible.
Ravi had enough of the racist jokes coming out of his client’s mouth. He didn’t need the work that bad, so he excused himself and headed towards the elevator. As he stepped in the light flickered just enough to notice. He rolled his eyes and pushed the button as the doors slowly shut.
Luna had enough of the drinking and being groped. She left her roommates behind and darted outside to catch a cab at the stand across from the bar. She saw a flash of light coming slowly towards her and she put her arm out to hail the vehicle.
Ravi could hear the voices and flickering of lights above him but he drifted further away from them.
Luna heard the sirens and wondered who was in the accident. She was glad she wasn’t working tonight it sounded like a bad one. She floated back to sleep.
Ravi opened his eyes there was a blinding brightness all around him. He had not remembered going home or going to bed. He hadn’t thought he had drank that much. As he focused on the room, he realised he wasn’t home.
Luna woke to find nothing but darkness. She felt cold and unsure of her whereabouts. It did not feel like home. In the corner there was a bright light. It began to reflect off Luna’s dress.
Through the light Ravi could see a silvery figure approaching him. He rubbed his eyes and tried to focus. He thought he must have been sleeping because in front of him was Luna.
Luna went into shock at the sight of Ravi. She dropped to the ground and stared at his magnificent appearance before her. He seemed to radiate light.
The two rushed to each other and fell into a loving embrace. They were not strangers after all. They had known each other for all of their lives. The happy couple was soon interrupted by a presence they both immediately recognised. They remembered, Mother All had been their creator and had sent them to earth as mortals. An earth life is like a blink in the eternal world and neither had been gone for more than a moment. Now that they were back where they belonged they realised they were to return to their rightful places in the sky. One longer embrace, a wave of Mother All’s arm and they were once again the sun and the moon. The couple happily got to see each other twice an earth year and never complained about their lack of time together again. Mother All’s lesson had worked.