Monday 26 April 2021

Was the wait going to be over soon? #RomanticThriller #BlogchatterA2Z

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. In case you missed the earlier chapters of this timeless love saga, 'I Live To Love you', you can read them here

Chapter 23

The cops had just called and informed that they had been able to track down the whereabouts of one of the two lost men. Aaru had run with the news to me. We were ecstatic. The news was indeed music to our ears. We were hopeful that if one of them could be traced, it would surely enable them to track the other. The long wait seemed to get over soon.

I don’t know why this thought crawled my mind for a moment but I was happy and complacent in my world with Aaru and our little darling. I wanted things to remain the same. I really felt awkward and immediately realized it was really stupid of me to think like that. 

As the mystery unfolded, it turned out that the person whose whereabouts the cops could dig was Adarsh who was in a mental asylum in Uttaranchal. Aaru who was there to see him with so much zeal was heartbroken to see his poor plight. He was truly in a sad state of affairs barely able to talk or answer any of Aaru’s questions. His mental illness has taken over him. But as soon as he saw her, tears started rolling down his eyes. 

Aaru decided to get him the best medical treatments and arranged for his transfer to a mental hospital in Pune. I escorted Aayi-baba to meet him and we were devastating to see how weak and dilapidated he looked. No one really knows what happened to him and he himself was not able to tell us anything. My heart went out to him. No matter how much I doubted him, he was my husband.

I expressed a desire to meet him in person and was granted it albeit with a lot of caution. 

I went near him and held his hand in mine, I had to handle him softly so that he didn’t break down and confide in his emotions even if they were of deep remorse, 

“How are you Adarsh? You look so weak. Don’t you eat well?”

My eyes welled up as I touched him. He didn’t reply. I again asked, 

“Where have you been? You left the resort to go for a trek and never came back, I have been waiting for you. Where is Shamit?”

At the mention of Shamit’s name, he withdrew my hand from his and ran towards the wall, banging his head strongly on it, again and again. I got so scared and had to seek help. He was taken in control and medicine was applied to his wounds. I promised him from the outside that I would come again soon and that he must take care of himself.

Aaru was right in her hunch that Adarsh knew about Shamit and she wanted him to recover at any cost to tell her the truth. She might be angry with Adarsh but didn’t exhibit even an iota of animosity towards him. This was very typical of her nature and finding Adarsh had only multiplied her hopes of finding her Sham whom she believes was there somewhere. She just needed to find the path to reach him.

For the next few months, she ran from pillar to post to get Adarsh the best treatment. With the best medical attention and care, he started showing signs of improvement. I visited him regularly to give him all the emotional support and aiding him to weave himself back piece by piece.

In about six months Adarsh started remembering things clearly, his recovery had taken place at a miraculous pace as per the doctors. He was to be discharged soon and had expressed a desire to meet Aradhya first upon his release. I was so happy. I felt the worse was over. 


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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