Hey friends..! Shreya here.. Thank you so much for your love and support. I hope you will keep that going.
N to my silent readers.. Now is the time to make your presence feel !
And this one is a bit emotional. I know I am not really good at writing emotional stuff, so please do not scold me after this one..!
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♥Dark past revealed♥
We sat there talking endlessly or rather only I was. He was just listening to me, patiently. Its strange na..! Really strange.. How some one enters your life, the one who saves you from every trouble and bear your tantrums.. The one with whom you feel like you have met a long lost friend. Best friend. And can talk to him for hours, irrespective of time. This man was one of the kind for me.
‘What? Say something. Or is it only a girl’s right to blabber?’ ?
‘Ha ha.. I like it when you smile. Let it be there on your lips forever and ever…! Don’t you dare lose it anywhere..’ ?
‘You know what? When I was in Delhi, I felt like a lifeless body. A body who can never smile, or laugh, or make friends.. I used to lock myself up in my room for hours. But now seems like everything is changed. I have a better life now.’ ?
‘Things change. Back then you didn’t have any friends. You led a life of seclusion. I too was the same, until my college, when I met Laksh.’ ?
‘Yeah.. I met him in college. It was all by chance. We shared the same hostel room and the same subjects as well.’ ?
‘So you guys are best friends or what?’?
‘Of course we are.. Best friends forever.. BFFs..!’ ?
‘Omg.. Now that was a girl thing..!’ ?
‘Whatever.. He was the person who got me out of that dreadful life, I led. He understands me better than I could ever and he is the sole reason of what kind of a person I am today. We have been friends for nearly eight years now and our friendship has only grown over the years..’ ?
‘That was weird and also new to me. I always thought of you to be a person so cheerful and always ready to help anyone and everyone..’ ?
‘I told you.. He made me like this. Before I met him, I was never the kind of a person you are seeing today. I used to drink, smoke and was always lost in my thoughts. I even attempted suicide but failed. Doesn’t matter, because till then whatever I did, I failed.’ ?
‘Don’t say that. You are the owner of the most amazing club this city has ever seen.’ ?
‘Its now Swara that I am successful but back then I was not. My Mom died when I was 10 and Dad busied himself in his business and his girlfriends. My Mom’s death came as a big shock to me and I couldn’t get over it for years.’ ?
I listened to him with apt attention. I have never seen this side of him. No one would have. No one could even imagine this heart throb to be so much broken from inside. He continued further and I listened to him most attentively.
‘It was then in my 12th standard that I fell in love with Tanya, a school friend. But then again, my fortune wasn’t favoring me. Not that she didn’t love me. She did but that was because of my money. Or rather, she loved my credit card more. When I learnt that she never loved me, I was again left heartbroken. First my Mom and then Tanya. I couldn’t bear the loss. It was then I started drinking and smoking. But it lasted until I met Laksh, who changed my life for good.’ ?
I was dumbstruck. The man whom I thought to be so lucky because of all the fame and money, was actually broken inside. He was definitely not lucky. He almost had tears in his eyes at the mention of his mother. He loved him a lot.
‘That’s it. So.. Enjoyed my Emotional Atyachaar ki kahani..?’ ?
I could not say anything. Words refused to escape my mouth. I sat there staring at him, wanting to hug him and comfort him.
‘What are you thinking? Come on..! That Tanya thing does not affect me anymore. Time heals everything and so it has in my life too. But what about you? Why you hate Delhi so much?’ ?
The mere mention of Delhi and why I hated that place, sent shivers down my spine. I didn’t even want to remember that. I felt nostalgic.
‘Delhi.. The name only fills me with hatred. I was a normal girl then. Although my parents were insanely rich, I never cared about the money. All I cared about was my Grandma. She was the only one near me as my parents were always busy earning. My Grandma had become my life. I would spend hours, sitting and talking to her. She was my whole world. My little cute world..!’ ?
The mention of my Grandma made me teary and soon, tears came rushing out of my eyes. Her face came to my mind. The aged and wrinkled one.. But still, she was the most beautiful woman in the world for me.
‘That’s sweet.. Though I never really had one. I mean of course I had but she died before I was born.’ ?
‘But once I got to know that she was suffering from cancer since long back and that she didn’t have much time left. May be an year or so.. They never told me this. They thought that I wasn’t strong enough to bear it all. They were right. I wasn’t. And the moment I came to know about this, my world collapsed and my life turned upside down in a matter of seconds. And for that one year, I had seen her only suffer.. More and more with each passing day. And one day, she died, leaving me alone to fight with this brutal world. Life changed for me.’ ??
Everything.. Every small thing came to mind. The day she died. The way she was lying on the hospital bed, pale and lifeless. I had never seen her like this. One year back, she was all energetic and full of life.
‘I was sent to my uncle’s house in the same city as their was no one to take care of me at my home, the way Grandma did. I was still in eighth standard by that time.’ ?
‘What happened next?’ He asked immediately. ?
‘Next that happened is what I never want to remember. My uncle.. My own uncle came home drunk and tried to abuse me physically. He tried to r**e me. I was scared and so I ran away from there. I told Mom everything and all she said was that I shouldn’t be afraid.. And that it was all a part and parcel of life. I should learn to resist.’ ?
I should learn to resist.. Agree. I should learn to be careful.. Agree. I should learn to maintain my dignity.. Agree.
But what about that beast..? Does he not need to learn to respect women?
‘The incident made me live in solitude for years together. I had no friends throughout my school and college and the only thing I did was to study.. Study and get out of this hell..! ?
‘You are so… Brave. Hats off to you. A girl like you is an inspiration for all the girls and a lesson to all those who think of women as useless and outcaste them. Seriously man..! You are great..’ ?
‘I have lost much till now, but I am happy.. Happy to find a friend like you. The same kind of friend I had in my Grandma. Thank you for understanding me and most importantly being with me. Thank you so very much..’ ?
‘It’s never like that Swara. Our friendship was planned by destiny. May be God chose only me to save you from all the troubles.. Ha ha..!’ ?
‘Ha ha.. If it is so, then I would love to be in more troubles.’ ?
In life it does happen, we never possess anything for long. Even we ourselves are not a part of this world for long. Trials and tribulations are a part of life. They surely tear us apart, but in long run, they teach us how to live..!
Will Swasan be able to recognize the special bond they share? Or will they end up being “Just Friends” ?
Okay guys.. I know this was way too emotional and I am also not good at it. But still do tell me how it was. It is the first time I am writing something so effusive and I want to know how it went. It is a humble request.
N yeah.. I am adding Raglak too in the story as Swasan’s friends. I cannot promise much of their romance but I’ll definitely try to add it wherever possible.
#emoji madness continues
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Credit to: Shreya