Chapter 1 - Ashes:What Remains
Arnav was exhausted. What was happening with his life?
His brother Aakash seemed so cut off and into himself for the last few days...
Di was recovering from the shock of her first miscarriage...He knew Jijaji was there for Di, but it was still so confusing...
looked out of his cabin, his mind deep in thought as he stared at
nothing, and absent-mindedly fingered the paper-weight under his hand.
He looked at it, and sighed. The crystals in it had unsettled themselves
due to his push.
She would have loved it... He froze. Where had She come from all of a sudden? He shook Her thoughts away...
mind had still somehow not registered that she had left him...After
all these years, he still remembered her...Her piercing hazel eyes her
silky hair...It was all so vivid...So vivid that he could almost feel
her hair in his fingers... But fate...Fate had played games... She was
gone...Far away, beyond his reach...
screamed in frustration, knocked aside the paper-weight, causing it to
shatter into pieces. Why was he remembering her now?
It was over!
wasn't coming back!
No, She was gone forever...She was and would
always be the first and last person he would give his heart to...
grabbed his keys and stormed out of his office. He revved up the
engine, and drove recklessly, towards nowhere, unconscious of where his
mind was leading him...
was almost evening when he realized he was at the bridge.
He looked at
the waters and closed his eyes. It calmed him...
Water always made him
feel her presence... Though he knew it was impossible,He wished
whole-heartedly for one more glimpse of her.
sighed, and opened his eyes to see a lone figure standing on the
railing of the bridge, with her hair billowing behind her. Without even
wasting a second, he reached her just in time to grab her waist before
she could fall.
"WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?!?" He screamed at her.
looked up and He saw beautiful hazel eyes filled to the brim with tears
and pain, and did not realize that his wish had just been fulfilled.
Khushi stared at her sister, Payal, lying
there on the bed with just an ounce of life left in her. What had
happened, She did not have any knowledge... The doctor's words of
comfort breezed past her ears. She felt shallow and the hospital room
made her claustrophobic...Suffocated.
Why does She have to suffer a heart break always?
Why is it that fate always is playing games with Her?
Why is that She cant live normally like other people?
There were so many questions but no one to answer them.
She was all alone in this cruel world.
She couldn't take it anymore. She ran out of the room, and out of the
hospital. She ran through the dark streets, ignoring the calls of her
chauffeur. She stopped at the start of the bridge,in front of the sea
and began to take in staggered breaths. She inhaled deeply and looked
out into the pale shimmering night water, lit up softly with the
Why did everything she loved leave her?
Why was everything she was attached to,taken away from her...
First her parents...Their death...She did not want to think about it...
He broke his promise...It'd been so long since she'd thought of Him...
She had given love a second chance, but He had left her too...
All she had, was Payal Di, and now she was gone too...She had nothing to live for. No reason to breathe anymore...
Building a resolute command over her mind, She mentally prepared herself for her end...
climbed the barrier on the bridge after slipping of her shoes and stood
there, letting the wind caress her hair one last time...
She closed her eyes one last time,took a deep breath and put forth her right foot and as she let herself free-fall down.
She waited for the harsh coldness of the seemingly pretty waters, but it never came.
Instead, she felt a pair of strong arms grab her waist and pull her back, knocking the wind out of her.
"WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?!?" She heard an agitated voice yell at her and turned to look into molten chocolate eyes.
Her temper flared. "Let me die!I don't want to live!!" She said, pushing him off of herself and running to the railing again.
He grabbed her wrist and pulled her, making her crash in to his chest. "What about your family! You can't be doi-"
screamed while jerking his hand away, "Family? I have no family! They
are all DEAD! Now my Di is almost gone too! I have no bloody reason to
live! Let. Me. Go.!"
She started hitting him with her free hand amidst broken sobs.
He did not let her out of his strong grasp.
When the struggle seemed futile,She slowly gave way to her fatigue and fell unconscious in his arms.
If She would have been conscious,She surely would have heard his heart beat in sync with Her's.
If She would have been conscious,She would have seen a reflection of her own broken soul.Next Update: 19th November 2012Next-Chapter 2-Hopeful Snowflake
Edited by morning_star - 17 December 2012 at 9:25am