Wednesday, 8 April 2015

God is a Gamer

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 'God is a Gamer'


Leave Me Never

Chapter 7

(Read the previous chapter here)



7 years later… 

Kayra returned home from her work to find Ansh sleeping peacefully. The innocent look on his face tugged at her heart strings. She went and sat beside him, as quietly as she could manage. She didn't want to wake him up. A small smile was playing on his lips, as if he was envisioning something happy and beautiful in his dreams. Kayra sent a quick prayer to the almighty that the smile would stay intact on his face forever.

Ansh rolled over and put his arm around her. It was like he could sense Kayra's presence even in his deep slumber. A warm feeling started spreading through Kayra. She knew she wasn't able to spend as much time with him as she wished and it irritated her but Ansh never complained. He always understood her. Kayra felt lucky to have him in her life. Overcome with pride and love, Kayra couldn't stop herself from running her hand through his hair. The spell was broken and Ansh woke up from his slumber. A pair of tiny brown eyes looked at her, confused for a moment, before happiness took over. He jumped into Kayra's arms and put his arms around her neck. “Mumma! I missed you so much” he cried as he snuggled in her arms. “I missed you too baby” said Kayra, smiling despite herself.

8 years back, if anyone had told her that she would leave everything and everyone she loved behind to raise a child, she would have laughed. But God sure was a Gamer and she was doing now what she hadn't imagined even in her wildest dreams! But she had no complaints. She loved Ansh so much and her world revolved around him. She wouldn't want her life any other way than it was now. Or did she? Ayaan’s thoughts started crawling back into her memory and she chided herself for it. Hadn't she made peace with her past and accepted this new life? But try as she might, she couldn't stop herself from wondering how he was for the millionth time again!


To be continued...

About today's novel: God is a Gamer is a novel by Ravi Subramanian. Read the complete review here.

PS: Linking this post to A to Z Challenge 2015


Until the next post,
Keep Smiling :)

Love,
Swathi :)

55 comments:

  1. Loved the book, loved the quote in the end!! But Ansh??? Kayra got married??

    https://nibhz.wordpress.com/2015/04/08/god-is-a-gamer/

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    1. You certainly have a great imagination Nibhz :P

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  2. Now it is getting complicated, I am sure we need to patient :-))

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  3. Ah, now I understand Kayra's agitation in previous chapters. But why did she hide such an important matter from Ayaan. Waiting to read the next chapters eagerly!

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    1. Because.... well, I cant tell you that now ;) Keep visiting Prasanna :D

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  4. *sniffles* Loved this part, had sort of been expecting a complication. :-)
    My link: http://www.devikafernando.com/blog/blogging-from-a-to-z-challenge-letter-g-good-enough

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  5. Whose baby is Ansh? If it was Aayaan's she wouldn't have left...or would she have...ohhhhh...I want to know more!!

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    1. I can see many people have done the guessing right ;)

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  6. Wooaaahhh! How, where, why?

    I love the excitement! :D

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    1. :D How where and why will take some time to reveal ;)

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  7. Oops! 7 years later? Is Ansh, Ayaan's son? What's happening? :)

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  8. Bring back the father Ito the picture and make him love Ansh :)

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  9. Its all complicated, isn't it? Loving the new developments, Swathi. :)

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    1. Thank you Vinitha :) Yes, it sure is complicated ;)

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  10. Love the quote in the end. Very apt for this post. And looking forward to the Ansh mystery.

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  11. Interesting concept for the Challenge. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I hope the kid is Ayaan's! What is in store for Kayra I wonder. Waiting for the next part!

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    1. I am hoping that i can make it interesting enough ;)

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  13. Great read, thanks for sharing!

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  14. Now that's a twist I was expecting... I am waiting for the whole story to unfold.

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  15. Great concept - layered - one following the alphabet challenge and the second developing a story thread. Nice touch to keep people guessing. A soap opera in the making here:)

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  16. It is getting murkier and complicated :)

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  17. You are layer over another.. i dunno where is it going,but it's surely gonna be an interesting one..!!

    Cheers

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  18. Yay! This is exactly what I had guessed. She moved away coz she got pregnant. The baby is Sameer's if I am guessing correctly.
    But I hadn't expected a time leap. Nicely done, Swathi. :)
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

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    1. Calm down girl!!!! Sshhhh ;) we dnt want to spoil the suspense yet :D

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  19. Complicated! *wondering how you manage to bring the twist* Nicely done, Swathi :)

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  20. You made my jaw drop Swathi. Still reeling from what I read. Seven years and a child ahead.... whoa :D

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  21. Hmmm, so she left because she was pregnant and didn't want the father to know? Interesting twist! Or, is that the wrong conclusion? Clever to keep us guessing. ☺

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    1. Close but not the correct guess. Keep guessing and keep visiting Debbie ;)

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  22. Ohh.. complicated, I wonder whose son is Ansh.

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  23. Ohh ! A new character yet again but it thickens the plot further. Whose child is Ansh ? Spill the beans soon. :)

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  24. Ansh!?! Is he Sameer's son?? Hope we get the answer in the next chapter!

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    1. Next chapter is too soon for the answer. But you will get a hint there Shilpa :)

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  25. Oh, Ansh brings a new twist to the story!!!!

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  26. This A-z challenge seems interesting thing, I might try it myself, when I get more spear time. That pic with quote of heart never forgetting is somehow so heartbreaking yet so true at the same time.

    xx

    d'stars
    *d'stars*

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