No Longer His Girlfriend by Terveen Gill

I’m the girlfriend. Or was. He’s dead now. There was a funeral. I wasn’t invited. We lived together, laughed together, doing everything a normal couple was expected to do. He was twenty years older. So what. I was twenty years younger. It wasn’t as if we were competing with each other.

If he had stuck around, marriage was on the cards. We had even written down our vows. I shall love and obey, and till death do us part. Unfortunately, his heart gave up before we could even start. At least he didn’t suffer. We kissed good night and before morning he was gone. The doctor said it could’ve been worse. Coma or paralysis.

He had a father, a mother, and a ghastly brother. They were a trio of unkindness. Even when he was alive, I was invisible to them. We hardly met, and when we did, they hardly noticed me. I was just a nobody trying to be a somebody. If they could have had their way, we wouldn’t have been together for a single day.

But we survived for seven years. They weren’t enough, but something is better than nothing. I cried for days. They buried him in his favorite suit. They didn’t even know. I had to tell them. I watched from a distance as they put him in the ground. Didn’t even get to kiss him goodbye.

They asked for the keys and all his belongings. I was being wiped out. Our past was being erased. They would pretend I never even existed. Then one day, they showed up unannounced. An unfamiliar man with them. They all spoke at once and showed me some papers. It was his last will and testament.

I’m no longer his girlfriend. I’m the sole beneficiary of his entire inheritance.

Ouch!

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  1. Jane Aguiar dice:

    A story beyond thought. This can happen when a person is older. Excessive excitement can lead to a heart attack. Beautiful story, Terveen! ❤️

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    1. Terveen Gill dice:

      That’s so true, Jane. But then, it’s better to have loved and succumbed to it, then to have never loved at all. I like the unique angle that you give to this story. Thank you so much! 🙂

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      1. Jane Aguiar dice:

        You are always welcome, dear Terveen ❤️

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  2. He must have loved her quite a bit to leave her an inheritance. These things do happen. Good story, Terveen:)

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    1. Terveen Gill dice:

      I suppose he believed that he had found the love of his life. And probably that love feels likes the greatest treasure. I guess once a person is dead and gone, their wealth should pass on according to their final desire. Thanks for reading and feeling the essence, Shobana. 🙂

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  3. Mike U. dice:

    Man, there’s some sadness in this one. Aside from the loss of her love, she had to deal with the nastiness of a will and all it entails,,. These things can destroy a family (it happened to my family when my parents died). Such a sudden windfall can’t replace her beloved, but it’s sort of a sweet revenge on the evil trio who hated this girl for so long. Thanks for sharing this brilliant tale, Terveen I really enjoyed it. 🙂

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    1. Terveen Gill dice:

      Thanks for sharing your own experience, Mike. It’s funny how money and greed can turn the best of us against one another. Is it so difficult to be fair and share? But I guess feelings and entitlement don’t know how to live under the same roof. I think she deserved this sweet revenge. The evil trio can now sit back and sulk for the rest of their lives. Quite befitting. I appreciate your observations and wise reflections. 🙂

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  4. Diti Sen dice:

    Great ending, Terveen. Each one of them comes unannounced and catches you unawares.This one left me feeling vindicated. Thanks for a really short and sweet flash. 😊🌺

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    1. Terveen Gill dice:

      Haha! Thank you so much, Diti. It’s usually feels nice when the the outcasts have a beautiful turn of fate. I think people shouldn’t count their chicks before they hatch. Destiny has many surprises up its sleeve. Your comments are always so sweet and supportive. I again thank you for that. 🙂

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      1. Diti Sen dice:

        😊🥰🙏🏼🙏🏼

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  5. Oh what a great conclusion! The story felt so very engaging to read.

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    1. Terveen Gill dice:

      Thank you so much. There is something satisfying about the ending. I appreciate it. 🙂

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  6. johnlmalone dice:

    what a twist! I didn’t see that coming ; an excellent read !

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    1. Terveen Gill dice:

      Thank you so much, John. Nothing like a twist that resembles a resounding slap. Haha! 🙂

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  7. Sad. Family meddling need to learn what is right. 😪🫧

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    1. Terveen Gill dice:

      I agree with you. Meddlers need to put in their place. The sooner the better. Thank you so much. 🙂

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    1. Terveen Gill dice:

      An ouch that will never dull with time. Quite appropriate. Thanks Don. 🙂

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    1. Terveen Gill dice:

      Thanks so much, Dawn. It is a satisfying one. 🙂

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  8. Wow! what a tale!, Terveen I love that the characters all got what was coming to them! 🙂 ❤

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    1. Terveen Gill dice:

      Haha! I agree, Cheryl. They had it coming and they got it good. Pow! Thanks a lot. 🙂

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  9. Delicious (although mow everyone is sad)!

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  10. Jeff Flesch dice:

    Love takes so many forms, to have loved deeply is worth much sacrifice. Lovely story, Terveen. ☺️

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