The Journey Back Home

Short Story, Literature,

As KB stepped out of the airport, he felt a sense of awe wash over him. The sights, sounds, and smells of Kathmandu seemed like something out of a dream. He had never found a place like this in his whole life, it is his birthplace, where he spent most of his childhood and teenage life before leaving for the USA for higher studies.

“Welcome back to Nepal, KB! I’m so glad you’re here,” Kamal said, greeting him with a warm smile and a hug.

“Thanks, Kamal. It’s good to be back,” KB replied.

As they walked through the narrow streets, Kamal pointed out various shops, restaurants, and other businesses that he thought KB could invest in. “There’s so much potential here, KB. You could really make something of yourself,” Kamal said.

KB was amazed at the opportunities that lay before him. “I had no idea there was so much potential here. Thank you for showing me around, Kamal. I really appreciate it,” KB said.

Kamal’s connections came in handy as he introduced KB to some of the local businessmen and even arranged for an interview at a software company. Within a week, KB had secured a job as a software engineer, which paid more than his Subway business back in America.

“I can’t believe I’m actually doing this. Thank you for believing in me, Kamal,” KB said.

As he settled down in Nepal, KB also reconnected with his family and friends. One day, while walking through the streets of Kathmandu, KB bumped into an old flame, who he had been in love with back in his village. They had never met each other after he went to the USA, but KB had never forgotten her. He felt a spark reignite as they caught up on each other’s lives.

“KB, I can’t believe it’s you!” she said, wrapping her arms around him.

“I can’t believe it either. It’s been too long,” KB replied, smiling.

They started dating again, and soon they were talking about getting married. Since she was single and working in a private school in Kathmandu. KB had never been happier. He felt like he had found his true love and happiness.

As he looked back on his journey, KB realized that it had been a tough but necessary one. He had gone through various ups and downs, but he had emerged more robust and more resilient. Now he is happy with his family, kids are studying in the USA. He often goes to meet them.

“I never thought I could be this happy. Thank you for everything, Kamal,” KB said.

“You don’t have to thank me, KB. You did this all on your own. I’m just happy to have been a part of your journey,” Kamal replied.

They clinked their glasses and laughed, feeling the weight of their worries and doubts lift off their shoulders. They were ready to take on the world, together. After many years when they sat there again, talking about their past and achievement, they felt a sense of excitement and adventure again.

“It was great to have you back, KB,” Kamal said, raising his glass.

“It was great to be back,” KB replied, feeling a sense of joy and fulfillment wash over him.

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