It was a fine November evening. The firmament resembles a painting; the splashes of orange, purple-blue rays and white patches at the background that falls on the high mountain summits flow through the narrow river valleys and finally stops at a place, where one could see a huge oak tree which stood like a giant at the centre of the hinterland. North to the oak tree, is an old-built palatial house which was about to fall due to its oldness. It contained more than 8 passages, a vast collection of historical paintings and so many apparent rooms.
In this house, lived a blind girl called 'Christine May'. But, her destiny and predestination was against her. Her mother died when giving birth to her, and her father left her alone after his second marriage. The newly married woman did not like to look after a blind girl who is only a dependent. One day in an inhumane way she spoke to her husband,
'My lord, who do you think I am? I can't do this anymore.You just either choose me or else your blind daughter who is only a burden.'
Father was helpless at her outspoken words. Finally, he left his little daughter beside a dark and gloomy house and went to the western part of the country , in order to start a 'new' life.Christine who was just a six-year old girl, couldn't understand the things that took place in the house.She never questioned anyone. She was busy playing with her doll, Milla and telling stories to her.
Grandpa was the one and only caretaker and companion, Christine had a fortune to receive until she was 20. He was old and feeble but still took a meticulous care on Christine.Grandpa tried to convince Christine by telling stories of those good old days to her. But, almost all the time he had to stop them halfway due to the unstoppable pouring of tears from his eyes.
Time passed by.Christine grew up as a fine lady with grace, elegance and subtlety.She wore colourful outfits that made her look even more glamorous. Her hair was coiffed and she usually wore silk gowns with sequins and fake diamonds studded on them.She possessed a magical beauty, just-like of a princess.
At a glance, no one could ever notice her blindness.Every man who saw her at the first appearance, fell in love with her. But after knowing her unfortunate state of blindness, they were unhappy to marry her.She was eagerly waiting to receive a prince charming who loves her truly, but it was not that easy.
One day with a weary and a hopeless face, she spoke to her grandpa,
'Grandpa,I don't know why God made me blind.But I don't understand why those men who are insincere and inhumane got eyes. They loved me for my bodily beauty at a distant, and when they come closer and realize that no vision is possible through the eyes they loved, they leave me. If their intention is to marry a woman only for her beauty, why don't they marry wax figures?
Her endless words brought tears to the grandpa. But he was deaf at her grief. He said,
'My darling, god will answer you one day.'
But things changed within a short period of time. A boy named 'Joseph Kinderely' who lived beside the yard, walked into her heart, stole it and overtook its sole authority! This guy who was in his late twenties, was atrocious and also had an unkempt beard that covered almost a part of his fair face.He had an ambitious nature and therefore often called by the people as a 'workaholic'.
It didn't take a long time for them to fall in love with each other.He pretended to be a good man in front of Christine showing off his assiduousness.Unfortunately, she became blind of his fake love at the end.Grandpa who was a person with a vast knowledge, foresaw the danger that Christine is about to fall in. But, she was deaf at his advice, to stop the affair at once.She was not ready lose him for the sake of her grandpa's false fear.
At the meantime, Joseph tried to convince his true love and affection towards Christine through lovable diction.
'Darling, you are the prettiest. Your frank blue eyes reflect me the true love you have towards me in your heart.My life without you is dark and sorrowful.
Christine who was overwhelmed with his false flattery and exaggerated speech,said,
'You are dearer to me than the sun that gives light,stars that show path, gems of undefinable value and every other worldly thing. This blind girl deserves your heart than any other thing.'
Joseph who understood that it was the correct time to hit the nail, asked her to take permission from her grandpa for their marriage.Grandpa who owned a good and kind heart, did not like to hurt Christine's feelings, and thus a marriage was arranged at the nearest possible date. For her fate, on that very day of the marriage, Joseph started exhibiting his evil nature. He attempted to kill the grandpa and his loving wife, Christine in order to own their wealth.
Joseph as his last words to Christine said,
'What did you think, stupid woman? Are you that silly? I'm not mad to marry a blind woman and get my life ruined. I loved your wealth, not you! darling Christine,...'
Christine hold her breath, and hardly started pronouncing some words,
'Joseph. you told that I'm blind, but you've mistaken.I was not blind for 20 years. But sure, for this 2 months.What did you think? If money couldn't give me my eyes, it will never bring you fortune too! No, never. I'm glad, because though I'm blind I could see the world. But though you have two eyes, you couldn't see the cloud of dust that has covered your eyes and disturb clear vision. But still I love you, my Joseph, I love you,...' she ended up with eyes full of tears.
When Joseph realized the truth he was too late,' She's already gone!'