Thursday, 2 April 2015

Betrayed

My theme for this year's A to Z Challenge is A Reader's Take, where everyday I will be picking out a novel title corresponding to that day's letter and write my post based on it. To make it more challenging, I have decided to write a serial story. The novel I have selected for today is 'Betrayed'


Chapter 2

(Read the previous chapter here.)

Ayaan hit the accelerator hard. He didn't care about the expletives that were thrown his way by other drivers, thanks to his rash driving. They could swear all they want, for he didn't give a damn about it. Lost in his thoughts, he almost hit the woman who was crossing the road with her toddler. Any other day, he would have stopped and made sure they were alright but not today! He was in a hurry.

"Damn you Kayra" he swore under his breath. It was her fault that he was in such a mood. What was wrong with the girl? First the silence and now this sudden decision! 'The girl has lost it' thought Ayaan as he sped through the traffic, almost skipping the signal! He was in the middle of an important meeting when a worried Mrs Sharma, Kayra's mother had called him to inform him about Kayra's sudden decision and begged him to come over to help her out in changing Kayra's mind.

Ayaan, the only heir to the ever so popular SN Industries, didn't have many friends to go with. He had learnt it hard way that the bucks in his pocket was more preferable to his friends than his company. They were all fair weather friends, whom he didn't need. Kayra was the one true friend he had but by the look of things, it wasn't going to last long either! He felt betrayed! He didn't know the reason behind Kayra's decision. All he knew was he wasn't letting her go easily!


About today's novel: Today's title is an inspiration from 2 novels that are titled Betrayed! One is a novel by P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast, which is the 2nd novel in the popular paranormal series - House of Night and the other is by Lyndsey Harris, Andrew Crofts. 

PS: Linking this post to A to Z Challenge 2015. If you are participating too, please leave a link to your blog in the comments, so that I can visit you :)



Until the next post,
Keep Smiling :)

Love,
Swathi :)
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82 comments:

  1. I wish I had a friend like that too!! But what is Kayra upto??

    Best Kept Secret

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  2. SO curious about her decision. Can't even take a guess at this point.
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

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    1. Her decision will be revealed tomorrow, I promise ;)

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  3. what is Kayra's decision?? cant wait.

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  4. Interesting! I really want to know what happened next. This story sounds so real..

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    1. Thank you Parul :) I hope I can live up to the expectations :)

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    1. Thank you :) Welcome to my space Rahul :)

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  6. Wonder what she's up to? Looking forward to this story unfold.

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  7. The tale becomes more interesting. Wonder what Kayra's decision is! I haven't heard about this novel but I love anything that has to do with Paranormal :)

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    1. Me too me too :D Paranormal is kind of my favorite ;)

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  8. I love the way how this theme elicits such different responses from different people. Want to know what happens to your heroine.

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    1. Thank you :) Do come back for more :)

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  9. Don't leave us hanging like this, Swathi! I must say the story is getting more interesting by the chapter. What has Kayra done? Will be back tomorrow to know!

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    1. Thank you Aathira :) Will surely tell what Kayra has done tomorrow ;)

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  10. Oh god! How long do I have to wait, Swathi. You are doing an awesome job in keeping the suspense. :)

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  11. I loved the way you have expressed the anger and confusion ... waiting for more.

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  12. Your story is progressing beautifully, am hooked.

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    1. So glad to hear that Sulekha :) Keep Visiting :)

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  13. The story is shaping up well and looking forward to know what is bugging Kayra!

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  14. Wow! Interesting :) I'm doing a lot of guess work in my mind! Will come back to find out!!

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    1. Tell me tomorrow if any of your guess work was right ;)

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  15. What is the decision? I want to know now!

    I love it that you are keeping each post short and crisp. Easy to read :)

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    1. Thank you Soumya :) Keep visiting :)

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  16. Ah a series....so I had to go back to A stranger in the mirror to understand what this part was about, and in the bargain got to read the series back to back...quite interesting Swati, and Im hoping Aayan's hunch is right, and Kayra does have a good reason for her behavior.

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    1. Will tell you about her decision tomorrow but about her behavior, well, that is for later :D keep visiting little princess :)

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  17. Nice teasers to end every story. You certainly know how to keep the reader wanting more

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    1. Thanks Sanch :) This is my first attempt at writing a serial story. So these words means a lot :)

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  18. Nail biting suspense! Wonderful Swathi.... :) Can't wait for your next post... ;)

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  19. He needs to do what I tell my kiddos at my daycare, Stop and Breathe :) lol Just joking. Great story. http://stephaniesstuff84.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Stephanie :) Keep Visiting :)

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  20. Hi Swathi,
    Impressed with your theme for the challenge. And also the challenging way you've chosen to write about it.

    Nimi
    http://FascinatingQuest.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Nimi :) Do keep coming back :)

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  21. Congratulations on taking on the A-Z challenge! It's an impressive undertaking.

    http://oddmusings-melinda.blogspot.com/2015/04/forgiveness-thoughts-and-quotes.html

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  22. Oh, what is she upto! You are leaving me hooked! :P Will be back tomorrow! Meanwhile, beautiful narration, Swathi :) *Shalini @TaleofTwoTomatoes*

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    1. Thank you Shalz :) What is she upto to be revealed soon ;)

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  23. I like the A-Z idea! I may have to try it someone. My favorite part of your post the great quote about friends on the "dog tag" thanks! (edit: Don't know this is posting as anon! I'm Ken Weliever from http://thepreachersword.com/

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  24. Enjoyed reading :) Thank you for sharing your story Swathi!

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  25. Glad he didn't hurt anyone! Waiting to know what Kayra is up to. You're doing a great job, Swathi!

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    1. Thank you so much Corinne :) Keep visiting ;)

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  26. You surely are a story teller. Read it and loved it...Will have to come tomorrow it seems hmn

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    1. I would love if you do ;) Thank you :)

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  27. Her decision has kept everyone hooked.....let's see what it actually is.

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    1. This one scared me! I really hope I can live up to the expectations! Fingers crossed!!

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  28. Oh I'm curious.. I'll sure come back for more.. great read :)
    A Rat's Nibble

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  29. Well, you successfully managed to keep the suspense about Kayra's sudden change of mind. Heading towards the next part to find it out :D

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  30. Curiouser and curiouser - heading to read C now :)

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  31. So curious about Kayra's decision and why it has upset Ayaan so much. Looking forward to the next chapter!

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    1. Hope you will enjoy the subsequent chapters too Debbie :)

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  32. Have a feeling that the decision is for the good of Ayaan reading from the last post.. but I know there's more to it.. let's hope this bond lasts for longer! Waiting to read more Swathi! Intriguing build up of the story!

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    1. Thank you :) Do come back to find out what happens next :)

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  33. I have heard of the book :) are u using titles u have read and loved or random to match your series story?

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    1. First I had thought of using the titles I read and loved but it got difficult with my theme. So, I started taking some random titles and shaping my story according to that :D

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  34. I hope everything turns fine.

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  35. I need a cup of coffee to go along with the story.. Finding it very intriguing. :)
    http://totallyinternalreflections.blogspot.sg/

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    1. So happy you find it intriguing :) Hope you enjoy the rest :)

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  36. Very interesting and full of suspense. Great job!

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  37. Great writing!! I almost felt like I was behind the wheel :)

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