She became his closest friend as time passed. Gradually it turned into love.. They spent hours together alone on the top of the hill, looking at each other, talking, playing, holding hands. Often the shepherd would pass through with his flock of grazing sheep smiling at the him as if he was alone. One day she left him forever, he tried searching her at every place they had spent time together, the memories burned him from within. The grief of living life without her took the better of him and he decided to end his life. Up he ran to the same mountain they had met for the first time, his face was in control but his eyes gave him away. The shepherd caught him in time and saved his life; took him to a physiatrist. The physiatrist listened to his plight. It was a case of schizophrenia. It was very hard to break to him that the girl whom he loved so much never actually existed, it was just his projection. Life became more tough for him henceforth.