Thursday 1 April 2021

Beautifully Precious Childhood and then the separation #RomanticThriller

Hello, this April I am weaving a Romantic thriller where Aaradhya is waiting for her love Shamit, who has vanished seven years ago. The story is being narrated by their best friend Riya. Incase you missed the plot of this timeless love saga, I Live To Love you, you can read it here, chapter 1.


Aaradhya was born in Nainital to my mother’s first cousin Aunt Neena and Uncle Ree who ran a designer candles factory downhill, in the chilly winters of 1980. My mom was very fond of Aunt Neena and since we lived next door their bond was closer than that of real sisters. 

While we were four siblings, it was only after many years of prayers that my aunt was blessed with Aaradhya. That’s why she was so special to them as well to us, our blue eyes, curly-haired doll. No matter where we went we tucked her along. Particularly to me, she meant the world as I was the closest to her in age.

My first memories of her are when we tip-toed hand in hand to our school as tiny first graders along the banks of the pristine backwaters of lake Naini. How the time flew in my special friend’s company is difficult to fathom today. 

Whether in school or back home or to play we were inseparable. We celebrated our birthdays together, our sad days together, and often slept sharing our hearts with each other giggling unnecessarily at times. Those undoubtedly were the best days of my life. 

Aaradhya was always very soft, sober, composed, and a prolific writer. She did most of her talking through her eyes or through her pen. We both had our personal diaries and we habitually penned each night. Writing down our raw innocent emotions was so much fun. 

Going by the definition of a personal diary,  we never read each other’s thoughts. We also loved music deeply. Our traditional folk and the bell chimes of the Naina Devi temple were our absolute love. On our way back from school we often spent an hour by the lake near the temple. It was so divine, so therapeutic. We loved our precious world. Aaradhya has great taste in old Hindi songs too and she often hummed them for me. 

We had no clue who Shamit was? Or that he would enter our lives like a storm and change our world forever. Honestly nor had we discussed a boy ever, we were more into our studies, kind of girls though as we grew up a bit some boys started eyeing my blue-eyed girl which I literally hated. But it was all momentary after me trying to shoo them away protectively.

When I was thirteen and Aaradhya about twelve, my dad retired from Merchant Navy and took up a job in Pune. Never had I imagined that we would have to abandon our abode and lock it to relocate to another city. 

With a broken heart, I bid goodbye to my most special buddy utterly confused as to what I will do without her for I had not lived a day without her so far. With tearful eyes we hugged promising each other to meet during the school vacations when dad has promised we will come back every year.

I am going to miss you!

She muttered in my ears with tears welled up in her eyes. 

Love you, Precious! You are stronger than you know. C’mon now smile.

I had to pacify her for a while before getting in the car. Aunt Neena too promised her that she would make her speak on phone with me every day, taking our delicate darling gently in her arms.

Well, earnestly it was all destined. I was going to find the best person on this earth very soon. Sometimes I feel I was born to be the medium for Aradhya and Shamit to find their love in this birth. But today as I see Aradhya waiting hurtfully for Shamit year after year I feel I am the cause of her pain. There is so much to tell, so much to confess but I am truly short of words...


Hi Everyone, thanks for dropping by, this is my sixth consecutive #BlogchatterA2Z as well as global #AtoZchallenge and this year I am weaving a very special fiction, a romantic thriller which shall unfold as you read this series.I will so look forward to your feedback, please do let me know how are you finding it in all earnestly. In case you wish to check out what I wrote in the previous 5 challenges here are the links 201620172018 2019 and 2020

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