Hi ! I am Cloud no. 9. People say I am the creation of an Earthling – Bryan Adams – but , I know better. I still remember my Momma and Poppa … my parents holding my hand on either side. I even remember that fateful day when they parted from me and from each other … there was a heavy gust of wind .. and Poof !!! They were separated.
I cried and cried. When I looked down , I saw some tiny things pointing at me and jumping up and down. I looked around again and now saw some bigger things who didn’t seem very happy to see me … Little did I know then that they were earthlings. But I was small , and my tears too not so abundant.
I was exhausted crying. And then I saw someone coming towards me . The someone was also very sad. We met and the someone told me that the someone was sad because the someone’s parents had disappeared. We realized that Providence had brought us together. I cheered up , and hand in hand , we set out to explore places.
Hours passed by. We realized we needed to know each other’s name. I decided to refer to my friend as Cloud No. 8 as somehow I felt my friend was a step better than me.
We roamed in the sun … and we talked about our parents.
A couple of days passed by
My friend started growing bigger , and I assume so had I. Suddenly , it was evening time , and the sun was about to set. I turned to my friend to say something …. And , I was wonderstruck … Never had my friend looked so lovely …. Shimmering in the reddish hue of the setting sun, and a silver glimmer made my heart skip a beat. The distant moon had cast her beautiful rays on my friend. Suddenly something happened to me … I guess my friend realized that. My friend looked down and suddenly , I saw a look I had never seen before on my friend’s face. I followed her gaze , and suddenly blushed. For on Earth , in a tiny , warm home were 2 people whispering sweetly to each other, holding hands and sitting close to each other. Then I saw the beautiful one ‘s expression – it was exactly as my friend’s …. Now everything was clear to us.
With our new found happiness , we spent all our time together. Infact , we even neglected all our other friends, and our duties like giving way to the Sun almighty when needed. We forgot our sorrows …. We were happy , but the earthlings looked tired and exhausted.
Now , I found a never before possessiveness come over me , I couldn’t tolerate anyone looking at Cloud No. 8. And no 8…. Sweet angel , loved me completely…. Her tears brought relief to the earthlings … she took my share of sorrows and cried for me , so that I could smile for her.
Just yesterday , I realized she was growing big , and she accepts the fact with a knowing smile. I am scared now – don’t want to lose her and my baby the way we lost our parents .