Why was the night getting darker and her thoughts even deadlier?
Chandni was wet from head to toe with sweat. She was hurriedly running towards that light. It was dark all over the place. Little was she aware that Rahul can find her anywhere even in the darkness. It was pin-drop silence at the parking lot, only one street light was lit. How could have she skipped thinking about this? The night was getting darker and her thoughts even deadlier. Just then her phone rang and before she could make it silent, Rahul was standing in front of her.
The day Rahul met her love of life
It was a sunny morning and she was shining bright under the sun. Her eyes were twinkling with surprises and her nose ring added that perfect shine to her face. Walking through the markets, she stopped at a dupatta shop not admiring the dupattas but the man behind. Chandni entered the store and start browsing the dupattas when Rahul offered her to help. Smiling mischievously she asked for a pink one and Rahul showed her all shades of pink. Chandni was busy looking into his eyes when he called her again to choose one. Hurriedly she picked one and wrote her number on one of the currency notes she paid him.
From here started the love story of Rahul and Chandni that planned its destiny beforehand only. Months passed by and both of them were deeply in love with each other. Rahul was like an open book and everyone could see his love for Chandni. There was nothing that made them apart until one day…
Chandni had secrets. But Rahul was never suspicious of her, maybe because her love was showing a different story altogether. Lovers may fool each other and run out for life but society never lets you live peacefully. Rahul was shocked to know that Chandni had vanished suddenly. He was clueless and totally shattered. He never bothered to cross-check her residential details and her number was off now. There was no way he could find her.
Everyone laughed at him but his close friends geared him up to take revenge. They insisted Rahul go back to his memories with her and find that connecting clue. He must be missing something important that will now help him find the truth. He was now living with his friend in a different city as the memories of Chandni would haunt him at all times. New places and the climate gave him a chance to look at life with different eyes but not for long.
His eyes were always searching Chandni. He wanted to hold her tight and just ask one question. Why?
Do secrets have legs of their own?
A year had gone by when one day he saw that same sparkling eyes in the market. Rahul was shocked to death when he saw the man with Chandni. Were his eyes playing tricks on him? How could that be even possible?
His best friend Pankaj was holding Chandni close to him and they were laughing and enjoying their lives. They seemed to be in love forever. If Pankaj was the man then who was he? Rahul asked himself. He wanted to strangle Chandni at once and ask her the reason she betrayed him.
Pankaj was an old friend from Rahul’s college. Both of them did their masters in Marketing together. Pankaj was the son of a high profile businessman and continued his further studies in the US. However, Rahul had to finish his studies in his city only and that was the end of their friendship. Their background didn’t leave much scope to continue their friendship and they moved ahead in their personal lives.
Rahul didn’t remember any bad fallout from his friendship with Pankaj then why did Chandni take advantage of his innocence? Rahul was getting impatient day by day to meet her and just talk to her. He started stalking her like a psycho.
Then one day, he got the opportunity to follow her to the parking lot. She had no choice but to confront him. Chandni had no regrets in her eyes. She daringly said that her taste is not middle class and she always fancied Pankaj. She dreamt of a luxurious lifestyle. But only one thing was stopping her and that was the trust she could not make in the eyes of Pankaj.
Pankaj dared her to impress his long lost friend Rahul and if she’s successful then he would marry her. Rahul was numb.
The next morning a beggar shouted and called the police. He was too frightened but finally managed to show the 2 dead bodies near the check post.
Today, Rahul returned to his hometown and settled in his shop. Someone’s life can’t control him, he thought to himself.