@Kadeen: you picked up on the nuances and hidden messages as always girl
.Though to be
honest, the first thought that came to my mind when he had turned out to
be a donor was whether those two were related to each other via blood.
Which would be quite the bit to balance for him if he did ever feel more
than brotherly toward her.
I did my research before I made Aman the donor. From one of the med websites:
Q: How is a bone marrow match determined?
So you see, a non-family member can also be a donor. Which is also why we have donor registries. Of course, a family member has higher chances for a match - but I didn't want that complication in my story. Too OTT, and this one will be pretty melodramatic as it is.What's even more
telling is that although in that very same moment, they are together in
that room, she states that she misses him terribly. He hasn't even left
physically, but already she misses him. I don't know whether the
suggestion was intentional, but that certainly did pique my interest.
A: Doctors look for a donor who matches their patient's tissue type, specifically their human leukocyte antigen (HLA) tissue type. HLAs are proteins ó or markers ó found on most cells in your body. Your immune system uses these markers to recognize which cells belong in your body and which do not. The closer the match between the patient's HLA markers and yours, the better for the patient.
You bet it was intentional - not a single word in this story is unintentional.
be so many good qualities in Neha and out of everything, he chose the
one most related to Aarti? Very interesting. Very interesting indeed.
Isn't it? Aman is way more complex than he seems.
You picked up on all the other messages too. I am glad - at least its coming through the writing.