Once upon a time, there was once a guy who was very much in love with this girl. This romantic guy folded 1,000 pieces of papercranes as a gift to his girl. Although, at that time he was just a small executive in his company, his future doesn't seemed too bright, they were very happy together. Until one day, the girl told him she was going to Paris and will never come back as she wants a new life there. She also told him that she cannot imagine any good future for the both of them, so let's go their own ways there and then... heartbroken, the guy agreed. Since the day she left, everytime before bed, he would hug the 1,000 pieces of cranes which he kept in a jar while tears rolling down his cheeks. He would whisper silently 'I miss you. Let me tell you how much I love you'.
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 had set up his own company...
"You never fail until you stop trying." he always told himself. "I must make it in life!"
One rainy day, the girl whom the guy loved came back to visit her parents back at her hometown. While she was on her way home in a yellow cab, she 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 her long to realise those were her ex-boyfriend's parents. With a heart in getting back at them, she told the cab driver to drive slowly beside the couple, and pull over beside them. she greeted them and wanted them to know that she was back from Paris and wanted to meet up with the guy as a symbol of friendship. The parents looked at her and gave her a big hug accompanied with a smile while tears roll down the ex-boyfriend's mom cheeks. She was confused and asked 'Why are you crying Margaret?'. The boy's mother looked at her again, patted her shoulder and continued walking with her husband
Before she can realise, the couple was walking towards a cemetary, and not far behind, she followed them.
Finally there it was..she saw her ex-boyfriend, a photograph of him smiling sweetly as ever at her from his tombstone... and she saw his precious papercranes in a bottle placed beside his tomb. His parents saw her. She walked over and asked them why this had happened. They explained:
Long after her absence, he worked hard day and night, trying to make the best out of his life as he knows that she is gone forever in his life. He had nothing left but only the papercranes. One day, while he was on his way back from office, he saw a boy crossing the road. He tried to avoid hitting the boy and the car skidded hitting the barrier of the roadside. He couldn't control the car and it swerve and fell into the ravine. He was dead at the place of incident. His heart was stab by the car's material.
She couldn't believe what had happened. She burst into tears and fell down on her knees. She knew that this time they are separated forever.
He had wanted his parents to put her papercranes beside him, because, if the day comes when fate brings her to him again she can take some of those back with her. The girl kept on crying as his ex-boyfriend's parents tried calming her down ..
He was now gone forever...
Basically, 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.