Friday, 10 April 2015

It Happens For A Reason

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 'It Happens For A Reason'

Leave Me Never

Chapter 9

(Read the previous chapter here)

Everything that happens in your life, it happens for a reason. Ayaan could feel the truth in those words loud and clear. He had left India and settled in Singapore 7 years ago. It was hurt that had made him leave and it was to escape from this very hurt that he had drowned himself in work. There was no place for distractions. He had had enough. His day started with work and ended with it. His dedication had paid off and now ‘SN Industries’ was one of the top companies in the Asian continent and was on its way to achieve world wide popularity. Ayaan’s dad, for once, was proud of him and was making it a point to spend some time with him. Ayaan tried not to dwell too much on the fact that all these time was spent discussing business.

Ayaan looked at his Rolex watch. It was past midnight. He had once again lost track of time, excited that he was in completing a project. He closed his laptop and stretched out his hands, flexing them to ease the tiredness. He picked up his cell phone, which was on silent mode most of the times he worked, and sighed as he found 12 messages and 7 missed calls. He didn't have to check to see who they were from; he just knew. He grabbed his car keys and started walking towards the parking lot. He liked this routine; coming early and leaving late. There was no one around at this time and he didn’t have to plaster a smile on his face all the time. He got in his car and sped away, his mind buzzing with different thoughts.

15 minutes of drive and he was home. He shook of his thoughts, especially the one which was trying to gain his attention and walked towards the door. He re-arranged his expressions and rang the door bell. He could hear the footsteps hurrying towards the door and as the latch was opened, a smile started forming on his face. “You are home” Lucy threw her arms around him and kissed him deeply. He could feel his smile widen at her enthusiasm. “I thought you had forgot there is a place called home and someone in there, who will be waiting for you” she said as they walked in. As he heard her chatter happily, the racing thoughts took a backseat in his mind but there was one face that absolutely refused to fade, no matter how hard he tried!


To be continued...

About today's novel: 'It Happens For A Reason' is a novel by Preeti Shenoy. When Vipasha, Vee to friends, eighteen and single, makes the decision to have her baby, she does more than give up her promising modeling career. She ends up cutting ties with her family and with Ankush, the man she thought she was in love with. Then out of blue, Ankush comes back into her life. But can a decision that was taken at 18 - more in the throes of lust than love - be the basis of a lifelong relationship? Is there a future for Ankush and Vee?

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 :)

53 comments:

  1. Wow so Ayaan's life seems to be going well after that fateful night. Although what is the secret that is tying all of them together? :)

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    1. I wont say that his life is going well after all. You will see why in the nest chapter :)

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  2. Ayaan seems to resorted to being a workaholic. Classic escape route :)

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    1. Isn't it? I wonder if it will work all the time!

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  3. Though it is heartening to know that Ayaan has moved on I am just wondering if he is truly at peace by immersing himself in work. Is he doing justice to Lucy? Great post again Swathi!!

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    1. Thank you Vidya :) Your questions are answered in the J post :)

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  4. Oh, so Ayaan moved on in his life and he has Lucy. But I guess he still remembers Kayra. I'm waiting for them to reunite :)

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  5. Good going! Thoroughly enjoying each episode...

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    1. Thank you Archana :) Glad you are enjoying :)

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  6. Ayaan sounds like there's a lot of tumult going on inside his mind and one wonders if he's truly happy about his life!

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    1. Yes. He does have a lot going on in his mind but is he happy? That is answered in the subsequent chapters :)

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  7. Can't wait for more, Swathi. I have so many questions!

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    1. Hope you found some of the answers in the J chapter :)

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  8. You can never forget your first love....He seems to be lost in her thoughts even after all these years..Ayaan's thoughts so beautifully portrayed...

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    1. Thank you titli :) Yes, it is so true that one can never forget their first love!

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  9. Not easy to forget someone whom you loved so much. I am waiting for the next post!

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  10. Hmm Lucy but Aayan thinks of Kayra. Poor Lucy.

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    1. I felt sorry for her too while writing this!

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  11. Interesting. had to read a few more to get a hang of it.
    Visit my #atozchallenge at http://www.poojasharmarao.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Pooja :) Will surely visit your blog :)

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  12. Curious er & curious er. If ayaan has a partner how does he get away with long hours at work? Lucy is his partner right?

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    1. More like his girl friend ;) Hope you found the answers for these questions in the J chapter :)

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  13. Great going with Aayan, it is good when one is able to relate to the book that you have referred.

    http://www.iluvfiction.com/2015/04/ivory-princess.html

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    1. Glad you could relate it to the book Ruchi :)

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  14. It is understandable that Ayaan took refuge in his work. But where did Lucy come from? Is she is girlfriend? Wife? How does he get away with such hours then? If she is indeed his partner, I feel sorry for her. Neither does she have his heart, nor his time. Eager for the next one.
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

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    1. Not Wife! She is his girlfriend. Your questions are answered in next chapter :) Hope I did justice to it :)

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  15. So who is Lucy and why is she waiting for Ayann. Man, it's getting super interesting!

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    1. Thanks Parul :D Lucy's story in J chapter ;)

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  16. Lucy? Now who is she? :) Curious!!!!!! Great going, Swathi!

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  17. I definitely want to read more. Love your writing style. I'll be coming back for sure!
    Michele at Angels Bark

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  18. Is it fair to be attached to a person when you are always thinking & pining for another?!

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    1. True Prathia. It will be unfair for the one they are with :(

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  19. Now who is Lucy! but happy that Ayaan found someone :)

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  20. Hey Swathi - very well written - was with Ayaan all the way - but getting very curious now - when did Lucy come in to the picture, and who else is waiting for him back home... Staying tuned (biting nails...) :-)

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    1. Thank you so much Eli :) Hope I can maintain the same till the end (The curiosity I mean ;) )

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  21. Good that he moved on in life. But has he forgotten Kayra. I doubt. And looks like he is not happy! :|

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  22. I'm curious about the "one face that absolutely refused to fade, no matter how hard he tried!" ... ;) I do believe everything happens for a reason, though oftentimes best seen or known in hindsight. <3

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    1. True Elly. We won't know it at that time but we will realize it later that whatever happened, happened for a reason :)

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  23. Things have moved on here..or so as it just seems...

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  24. I'm waiting for Kayra to reenter his life :) I don't think all is as easy as it seems now.

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  25. Ayan still hasn't forgotten Kayra it seems .... I hope Lucy doesn't suffer :-/

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    1. I felt bad for her too :/ But I guess time will heal the wounds.

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