Mimpi yang Aneh

“I saw you were peeling an apple and cut it into two pieces in the same size. Then you gave me one and took the other for yourself. I bit it… that was the sweetest apple that I have ever tasted.” Demikian ringkas Fahri menceritakan mimpinya kepada Maria.

“So sweet… then what happened?” Maria bertanya lagi, ia tampak kurang puas dengan cerita yang didengarnya.

Fahri berpikir sejenak, ragu meneruskan ceritanya. Ia tidak sanggup menceritakan bahwa dalam mimpinya kemudian ada seorang wanita berkerudung biru yang juga sedang mengupas apel. Bedanya wanita itu memberikan padanya apel itu seutuhnya. Ketika ia menerima apel tersebut, Maria berseru memanggil namanya. Pada saat yang bersamaan ia tersentak bangun oleh seruan Maria di dalam kereta.

“I’d rather not telling you what happened next. You may not be happy to know it”. Fahri memutuskan tidak menceritakan semuanya. Ia khawatir akan membuat Maria cemburu.

Maria diam, sekilas ia menatap ke arah Fahri. “It’s awright, I trust you. Hope your dream brings good news. Now please tell me how you could be in Sydney. I heard that you won scholarship to the Sorbonne university.”

Fahri mencuri pandang ke arah mata Maria yang berbinar-binar. Ia hafal eksepresi itu. Artinya bahwa ia tak punya kesempatan mendapat jawaban pertanyaan yang lebih dulu ia tanyakan. “That’s right. But before that, I also won scholarship to UTS in Sydney. They called me first. I knew that I won scholarship to the Sorbonne uni when I was already in Sydney. Yourself, I thought you won scholarship to the Oxford. How could you be in Sydney?” Fahri balik bertanya.

“That’s true, Fahri. But I couldn’t leave my mother alone after my father’s death. He died a few days after my graduation ceremony. My mother was so sad, she couldn’t live in the place where everything reminded her of my father. As you know, I have a step brother. He stayed at our home. My mother and I then moved to Sydney. My mother has a sister here doing some business. Then I pursued my study in UNSW.” Maria bercerita dengan mata berkaca-kaca.

“I’m sorry Maria, please accept my condolences on your father’s death.” Fahri dapat merasakan kesedihan Maria karena ia pernah mengalami hal yang sama ketika ibundanya tercinta meninggal dunia. Ia tahu, dirinya tidaklah setegar yang disangka Maria. Andai saja Maria tahu betapa Fahri merasa luluh tak berdaya setiap berada di samping orang yang dicintainya itu. (Bersambung)

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