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Chapter ~ 2
Swara’s POV ~
I was just back from my office after a hectic schedule and directly went to my room and pushed myself on the bed without the delay of a second. I was tired like hell. And what else, rather that a bed, do you want after such a long day?
I was completely off when one of the maids came and handed over a packet to me. It was a courier or something and I literally jumped out of my bed to grab the packet. I was excited as I had ordered a gift for Dad on the coming father’s day. I opened the packet and found a box beautifully wrapped in a red glaze paper. I removed it cautiously so as not to destroy the charming decorations. It had an envelope and some chocolates. My eyes shone after seeing those chocolates. However old I grow, my love for chocolates would never fade away.
I started on the envelope and found that it was an invitation card. The front page had the picture of my school printed over there and on the top was written the name of my school in big bold letters. St. Mary’s School, Dehradun. The school was organizing an alumni meet for our batch mates and we were expected to show ourselves there. I went through the beautiful invitation card and memories gushed back to my mind.
I let out a sigh and saw the last page which had a picture of our batch from one of the school excursions. Background was the Goan sea and there I was, with the three of my chums. I dreaded that. I never wanted to see their faces again. They were nothing but the dark blots on my amazing journey in the school. Why is that you, compulsorily by nature, have to meet all those people whom you never wanted to be a part of your life? People still refer to us as best friends whereas we four friends would be wanting to kill each other. It was ironical..!
Visiting that place would remind me all that what I never even wanted to happen to me. That one day of our high school which I was never able to erase out from my memory all through these 10 years. That one day which changed our lives forever..
I got out of my never ending chain of thoughts and busied myself in the kitchen so as not to think about all the shit. After my Mom left me and Dad, 18 years back, I have learnt to manage things on my own. I even had my Dad to be taken care of as Mom’s sudden demise had left him shattered. He would always bury himself in the work and never took his health seriously. So it was merely my responsibility.
Dad was home when I was arranging the food for the dinner for two of us. It was the only time when no business was talked about and we poured our heart over to each other. My Dad was my superhero for me. He loved me besides everything and more than anything. For me, he is the best person on this planet.
The dinner went on quiet enough until I started off with the reunion thing.
‘Dad.. I am invited back to the place where it all happened. My school. They have organized a reunion on the 30th of this month. I am not able to figure out whether I should go or not. I really don’t want to face them all.’
‘Oh come on..! My Swara isn’t one of those who fear facing the past. I think you should go. It will be change for you. Your life has grown to be boring amidst all the work, work and work. And besides, you’ll get to meet your classmates and teachers. Is that not enough a reason to attend the reunion?’
‘Friends..! Dad, they are the only reason why I do not want to go there. I don’t know but I feel like I won’t be able to withstand them. I am confused.’
‘Swara.. You are brave. Remember that. Just because of the four of them, you cannot let this golden chance slip out of your hands. And what do you have to fear about? It was never your mistake.’
‘I know Dad. But..’
‘No ifs and buts..! I am getting your tickets confirmed and you got to go there and face whatever might come through your path. Okay? Who’s papa’s brave girl?’
‘Of course me, Daddy.’
‘Awe..! That’s like my princess daughter. Go and enjoy. And do not worry about the office. I can handle it quite well now.’
‘Yeah Dad..! Thanks a lot..’
That was it. It was decided that I will be attending the reunion party. It was so different now. Back then, I was always so excited to meet them all and now.. I wish they would never cross my path again.
I could still feel the pain of that day as I leave for the alumni meet. The wounds are fresh yet. It is said that time heals everything but for me the wounds have gone deeper and deeper and were still stabbing my heart. And it will continue to forever and ever..
I wonder what would happen when four of us would be facing each other after 10 years…
POV ends ~
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