Let me drown

This story is part of a novella – A girl was born

Do check out the first and the subsequent chapters – https://firsttimemommy.net/category/a-z-blogging-challenge-2018/

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Himanshu was extremely busy of late. Weeks passed before he called. He was very inconsistent with messaging and replying to them as well. He seemed to have no plans of coming back to India in the near future. And, Tara was scared to ask Himanshu lest he got upset.

Luckily for Tara, she didn’t let her personal life come in the way of her professional one. If at all, her school work and her kids helped her to stay sane.

Kush came one morning and as was his morning ritual, he came to Tara and hugged her. Then very excitedly, he told her, “Himanshumama (Himanshu uncle) is married.”

Her heart skipped a beat. She thought she had not heard him right.

With a sunken feeling she asked him, “Which mama (uncle)?”

“Himanshumama in London. He is married.”

Kush answered as chirpily as before. He didn’t notice that Tara’s face was drained of all colour or that she was on the verge of fainting.

Tara closed her eyes for a moment. When she opened them again, she found all the kids in the classroom looking at her, especially Kush who was standing right in front of her. She asked him to take his seat. And then announced in the class, “I am not feeling well. Excuse me.”

She got up and immediately held the chair for support. Her legs were wobbly and suddenly she was feeling very weak. Picking up her bag, she went out of the class and straight into the Principal’s office. She pleaded sickness and got the rest of the day off. As soon as she sat in the cab, she dialled up Kush’s mother’s phone to check with her.

“Hello!” She answered.

“Hello, Kush’s mother, this is Taramiss from school.”

“Yes, hello miss. Is Kush alright?” She sounded worried.

“Yes, absolutely. Nothing’s the problem with Kush. It’s just that Kush told me that Himanshu has got married. So just wanted to confirm with you.”

“Miss, I would appreciate if you wouldn’t drag Kush and I in your personal life. Or I would have to report this to the Principal,” saying this she disconnected the phone.

Tara couldn’t believe her ears. Kush’s mother was always so friendly. Why was she behaving as if she was a stranger? Has Himanshu really got married?

She messaged Himanshu, “Did you get married?”

It was sometime before she got the reply. “Yes!”

She called him immediately. But, he didn’t pick up the phone. Tara was devastated. She hadn’t imagined this even in her worst dreams. He wanted space, she gave him that. Where had she gone wrong? Himanshu was her soul-mate.  How could she have lost him?

She reached home and straight away went to her room. Flopping herself on the bed and hiding her face in the pillow, she let out such a painful cry that her mother who was in the kitchen ran towards Tara’s bedroom with ladle in her hand.

“What happened? Why are you crying?” Her mother demanded. Never had she seen her chirpy Tara like this.

She shook her head. “It’s all over. Himanshu married someone else.” She said in between huge sobs that seemed to rob her off her voice.

Her mother was shocked. “What? When? Why? How?”

Tara couldn’t reply, because she didn’t have any of the answers. She continued crying and shaking with pain. Her mother held her tight. Tears streaming down her face as well.

Do you think what Himanshu did was right? Read the next chapter tomorrow – “Memories haunt forever“.

About Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Fiction Addict. Agatha Christie Fan.
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20 Responses to Let me drown

  1. Shalzmojo says:

    Oh that Jerk!! Damn this must hurt like hell! Poor Tara. Why did you do this to her Anshu? I am wondering if I am going to like what I am going to read next – what have you planned you diabolical woman? 😉

    L is for Laini Taylor #atozchallenge

    • mammaspeaks says:

      Shalini, Tara has a long way to go and a lot of things to experience. She is very different, very unconventional. Do come for more, you will surely enjoy it, even if you don’t like it. 🙂 🙂

  2. syncwithdeep says:

    I hate him.. I want to say bad words now. But as a writer, ur plans may be something else to leave us in curiosity.. Let me wait.. L is for Love in the Air. https://syncwithdeep.wordpress.com/2018/04/13/l-love-is-in-the-air-blogchattera2z-atozchallenge-atoz/

  3. Aesha says:

    Whatttttttt…. This is such a twist in the tale , Anshu??? Had not expected this at all ! Awaiting the next chapter with bated breadth .. but I have a feeling you are not going to reveal anything until the last day. You have us glued to your story..

    • mammaspeaks says:

      Aesha, thanks dear for your continued support. But, this is lifeeee… there are so many twists and turns in this life, more than I can ever imagine. And, it keeps us interested and asking for more – that’s how good a storyteller this life is. I aspire to be like IT… 🙂 🙂

  4. Goodness.. what a twist. Can’t say anything for himanshu, just a character. I feel Tara’s pain though, weird we readers are. We know that it’s just a story still.. I cried when Dumbledore died. Beat that.

    • mammaspeaks says:

      Aww…that’s true. It was a very sad day when Dumbledore died, that too when You Know Who was still alive and kicking. Readers relate to the characters and are unable to distinguish the reality from the imagination. Thanks Priya for reading this and sympathizing with Tara! She needed this.

  5. Meena says:

    Poor Tara! What a creep Himanshu turned out to be.

  6. I had a bad feeling. But I was hoping against hope. worried for Tara now. 😦

  7. Akshata Ram says:

    That guy is such a aXXHX how could he cheat her like that? I can only imagine the shock and pain she is going through

  8. Anagha Yatin says:

    so unfair! Not done this way..oh come on! Why such cruelty towards Tara, I must question destiny.

  9. Meha Sharma says:

    Oh my God! She must be distraught. Such an asshole the guy turned out to be. I feel for Tara!

  10. Dipika Singh says:

    Can’t believe it, such a jerk! How could he be so insensitive towards whom he alleged LOVE. There are so many such Himanshu’s out there, and Tara’s sobbing out in sadness.

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