Realisations and retaliations
"Where are we going," asked a surprised Prithvi, following Akash.
"Shopping," said an ecststic Miu. Shopping was something she could never resist. It was
basically her idea to take Prithvi to a shopping mall and Akash readily agreed..
"You have so many clothes, and you still want to buy some more?" he asked, confused.
Clearly this city life was getting on his nerves.
"Oh Prithvi, its just that... just leave it, we're going, and thats final," declared miu.
He had no option but oblige.
After tackling the gruesome traffic, they finally reached the mall.
Prithvi gaped at all the decoration and bedeziment. Meera smiled at PRithvi's childish expression.
"I am sure you'll have fun today," Akash said seeing his brother.
A couple of hours passed by with miu trying out a dozon dresses and then, not liking a single one. Irritated with Miu for not shoppong quickly, Prithvi wandered through the shelves. A yellow and green colored dress caught his fancy. He went there and picked it up. Returning,
he gave the dress to Meera, saying
"This will look good on you"
"Aww, you care so much for me," she said. She'd loved the dress.
Noticing what he had done, he quickly rubbished what he said
"Its not like that," saying he wandered off, blushing.
Meera gave a knowing smile to Akash.
"We should get going now," Akash said to Prithvi and Meera.
They were sitting in a restaurant and Prithvi had happily relished on half a dozen parathas, a wide variety of sabji and rice.
"Yeah Sure," he said, patting his belly.
The were walking together when miu suddenly remembered.
"Guys, Sanjana had asked me pick up her custom-made dress," she said pointing to a shop in distance, " You both wait for me in the car, I'll be there"
Saying so she left.
"C'mon then, lets go Prithvi"
"Hmm" said Prithvi, still looking the way miu had gone. He couldn't see her in the crowd.
It had already become dark. The stars glinted brightly in the moonless sky.
"I am sure you enjoyed today"
Smiling, Prithvi started describing what all thing he thought were diiferent from the village,where he had spent so many years. Akash couldn't help but laugh. Prithvi joined him.
They reached the spot where they had parked the car. Prithvi instantly started dumping the shopping bags in the rear of the car, when he noticed something.
"She's still not here, I'll just call her" Akash said to no one in particular.
It was ringing.
"She's not picking up the phone," he turned to Prithvi.
His eyes grew wide when he saw his fear-striken face. He was holding a paper in his hand.
He first thought it must be a prank. He was about to throw the paper, when the next instant
it became clear that it wasn't.
"Prithvi, miu's not picking up the phone"
Akash's mobile rang. Akash picked it up.
"Do as we say, otherwise you know the result"
The line went blank.
With shaky hands Prithvi gave the paper to him.
"I am calling the Police"
Tears welled up in his eyes.
Though still in shock, Prithvi managed to snatch the mobile from Akash.
In a domineering voice, he said "Get a hold on yourself, Akash. We have to do as they say, otherwise..."
He trailed off. He dreaded to think of the outcome. He himself was trying hard to hold back
his tears.He pushed Akash in the passsenger seat and he took the wheel.
With tears flowing freely, he looked at the letter.
'If you wish to save Meera, do as we say. Go home. You will again receive a call.
And if dare to inform the police or anyone else, you'll get her back... in pieces.'
This chapter was short, but then...there's gonna be lots of twists, so keep reading
Edited by SuperChillz1 - 22 March 2013 at 8:03am