Destiny Has Its Ways

It started to rain. Naturally, people ran for shelter; the park doesn't provide much shelter, see.

I pulled out my umbrella from my purse and sat on a wet bench.

Unlike some people, I'm in love with the rain. It was during a rain when I met my first true love, at this very park.


My parents had another fight that day. See my parents always had these fights and I never knew what it was about. I, being an only child, didn't have any one else to turn to at times like this. We lived in a condominium on the seventeenth floor.

I didn't dare hide in my room since I would just hear their screaming. So I ran out, pressed the elevator button and went to the park.

I sat on the bench when it suddenly rained. I hugged my knees to my chest. Being eleven years old, I was exposed to sayings like crying in the rain will hide the tears.

I was surprised when the rain suddenly stopped. I looked up and saw a boy with warm brown eyes. He had blonde hair and an oval-shaped face with. His eyelashes were thick and long. His eyes held many experiences. By the look of this face, he was about thirteen of fourteen years old.

"Don't cry," he said softly.

"But my parents are fighting again! It seems like the only thing they do." I exclaimed.

"Remember that there's a rainbow after the rain."

"Huh?" I tilted my head to the side indicating that I didn't know what there's a rainbow after the rain meant.

"It means that something good will eventually happen after this crisis," he says putting a comfortable hand on my back.

I felt my eyes getting heavy and the next thing I knew, I was at the park bench and the boy was gone. There was also an army dog tag on my lap when I woke up, but the name was barely visible.

I looked up the sky and saw a rainbow. I was quite surprised to see it but. After that I rubbed my eyes and headed home.


I pulled out the dog tag out of my pocket and stared at it. Yeah, up to now I still have it. It kinda' serves as my lucky charm.

It has been five years since I last saw him but will not be mistaken if I see him again. I'd know it is he if I see him again but I guess destiny decided that our path would only meet once.

While contemplating, I didn't notice a shadow of a man cross over me.

The man looked at me as if wondering why I was here. Which, he probably was.

"Miss, why are you sitting here in the rain? All the people have gone to shelter. We're the only ones left here." He finally asked.

"Hmm... Oh, I'm waiting for the rainbow to come out." I answered having a rather bright expression on my face though I didn't lift my head to look at him and kept staring at the necklace.

"Huh? I don't understand." He said, he was still standing and seemed to have no plans in sitting down beside me.

"Five years ago, a boy told me that there's a rainbow always after a rain." I say still looking at the necklace.

"Funny thing, I once told a girl that. She was crying and it was raining. Come to think of it, it happened in this very park and on this very chair as I remember," he said scratching the back of his head. "I dropped my dad's gift when I was in a hurry to get home. Eh, destiny has its ways." He finished by shrugging his shoulders.

My heart beat faster than normal but quickly returned to its normal pace.

"I'm guessing you're the boy from five years ago," I say finally looking up at him. The first thing I checked was his warm brown eyes. His face looked older though, but there was an all too familiar resemblance confirming that this was the boy that told me that there was a rainbow after a rain

I was reluctant to give tag back but I still gave it back to him. The dog tag did belong to him.

He was very stunned. He eyed the object carefully and drew conclusions that it was the same dog tag that he lost five years ago.

"Thanks for telling me that," I stood up and kissed him on the cheek and hugged him. He was even more stunned; I could tell his eyes grew wide. It took him a while to return the hug.

"It helped me a lot in my life." By this time the sky cleared up and there was indeed a rainbow. We broke from the hug and looked at the rainbow.

He's right once again; destiny does have its funny ways.

It was destiny's doing that I met this person. It was destiny's doing that I fell in love with him without even knowing his name.

It was destiny that we are here right now, I don't know if this is unrequited love but nevertheless it is love.


A/N: Please tell me the grammatical in corrections. Thank you for reading!