There was once a guy who was very much in love with a girl. This romantic guy folded 1000 pieces of paper cranes as a gift to his girl. Although, at that time he was just a small executive in his company, his future didn't seem too bright, they were happy together.
Until one day. his girl told him she was going to Paris and would never come back. She also told him that she can't visualize any future for the both of them. So they'd better go their own ways there and then一heartbroken, the guy agreed.
When he regained his confidence, he worked hard day and night, slogging’his body and mind just to make something out of himself. finally with all these hard work and with the help of friends, this guy set up his own company.
"You never foil until you stop trying," he always told himself," I must make it in life!"
On a rainy day, while this guy was driving, he saw an elderly couple sharing an umbrella in the rain walking to some destination. Even with the umbrella, they were still drenched. It didn't take him long to realize they were his ex-girlfriend's parents.
With a heart in getting back at them, he drove slowly beside the couple, wanting them to spot him in his luxury sedan, he wanted them to know that he wasn't the same anymore, he had his own company, car, condo, etc. He had made it in life.
Before the guy can realize, the couple was walking towards a cemetery, and he got out of his car and followed them... and he saw his ex-girlfriend, a photograph of her smiling sweetly as ever at him from her tombstone... and he saw his precious paper cranes in a bottle placed beside her tomb.
Her parents saw him. He walked over and asked them why this had happened.
They explained. She did not leave for France at all. She was stricken ill with cancer. In her heart, she had believed that he would make it someday, but she did not want her illness to be his obstacle. . .
Therefore she had chosen to leave him.
She asked her parents to leave his paper cranes by her side, if one day the destiny brings him here, he could take some back home.
The guy just wept. The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them but knowing you can't have them and will never see them again.