The ending would have not been so romantic if he goes and marries someone else, but what if he doesn't?
Coming back to India 5 years from "the day", he obviously doesn't feel the same for her, but still he goes to see his love of yesteryear.
He gets to know the dreadful truth pf those 5 years .
He goes to visit her house to find it's sold. He asks the people living there about her.. Only to find that she had to leave the house because she couldn't pay the loan off..
"Loan for what?"
"Don't you know? she'd been suffering from 'ItaAVeryDreadfulAndTerminalDisease'..."
"Her last days were really sad. She'd got no one nearby... Not a piece of jot except that we would sometimes talk to her.. About her old days she'd speak.. of a man named... aammm..
what was that...yess..."
And he suddenly looks up .. eyes almost ready to rain at listening his name..
"She used to long to talk to him.. But.. "
"Why didn't she talk to him?"
"Because she knew she wouldn't live.. And she..."
"She couldn't bear him feel sad afterwards.. Right?"
"Yes! you know her quite well.. well, we've kept some of her things rather.. most.. intact. Have a look please..."
He sees her diary.. about her unsung love for himself.. A letter.. many letters... unposted, out of lack of money or what maybe... They say...
"I'm sorry! I know you're angry but please don't be.. Your anger will someday kill me!"
"Hey! I miss you!"
"Can you call? once? please?"
It finally rains..
He sees one gift for each occasion of all 5 years.
"She would not have enough money for her medicines but would surely buy these..
She used to say that someday the person will come.. and what would he think if I couldn't keep his gifts ready?"
"She really believed someday her lover would come.."
"I'm sorry..". He suddenly pukes out...
"Why are you saying sorry?.. That person should be.."
"Anyways.. you may keep these things.. if you like... But then.. would you??"
"Yes! I will...
He takes them all and buries them along with some roses and a pretty little diamond ring..
He buries them all..
As per her last wish...
"I don't want you to keep any piece of this.. I can't bear to see you cry...
Not in this world.. Not in that..."
He walks away in rain.. repenting...
ALWAYS TURN BACK, AND CHECK.. YOU MAY BE LEAVING SOMETHING BEHIND.. SOMETHING IMPORTANT AND LATER WHEN YOU COME BACK SEARCHING FOR IT ALL YOU GET IS LOADS OF REGRETS..
BECAUSE BEST THINGS ARE MOST #DELICATE AND DELICACIES DO DIE AWAY SO QUICKLY...
Now.. I was wrong...
It would be quite romantic even if he'd married.. in fact.. it would be more romantic-- with all the repent and regret in his heart, he can't live life in his sadness..
he has to live his life with his wife.. keeping her and most difficultly himself.. happy...
Those are the benefits of turning back ;P see.. a better ending...