Wednesday, 15 April 2015

My Soul to Steal

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 'My Soul to Steal'


Leave Me Never

Chapter 13

(Red the previous chapters here)

Kayra felt his hand on her, pinning her down. She struggled to escape but her strength was no match to his. She tried to fight him back and when that didn't work, she tried pleading. It disgusted her to plead him for mercy but what choice did she have. Tears flowed down her eyes, even as she tried to stop them. “Let me go” she cried before his mouth had come down on hers, muffling her screams. Nausea built inside her and her skin burnt upon his touch. She was about to scream again, when she woke up with a start.

‘Just a dream… It’s just a dream!’ she chanted continuously, trying to calm her racing heart. She wiped off the tears that had been flowing even in her sleep. Her body was drenched in sweat. She looked around and saw Ansh sleeping peacefully. Trying not to disturb him, she slowly went to stand by the window. The dream had shaken her hard badly. She stood there, trying to calm her racing heart. Who was she kidding? It was no dream. It was a nightmare; the one she had lived seven years ago.

That night, she had been alone at home. Her father had been on a business trip and her mother had accompanied him. Kayra was waiting for Shruthi to return from the hospital, after feeding her sick mother. Kayra had been sensing the change in Ayaan’s mood and her instinct told her that their happy days were about to begin soon. She had always loved Ayaan and now, they were going to live happily ever after. She was waiting to share all this and more with Shruthi. When the door bell rang, she had practically run, no longer able to contain her excitement. But that had been the last moment of excitement in her life. What happened after that was no less than a nightmare. Her happily ever after had ended even before it began!

It wasn't Shruthi but Sameer, Shruthi’s elder brother, who was standing in the doorway, smiling down at her. ‘I was getting bored at home, waiting for Shruthi to come back’ he had said as he made his way inside. They had sat there talking, when Sameer had asked for water. And just when she had turned to go towards the kitchen, he had attacked her from behind. As he had forced himself upon her, she had fought and failed. She had prayed to God for a miracle to happen, that she would be saved but it wasn't a day for miracle. It was a cursed day. The day her soul was scarred forever.



To be continued...

About today's novel: My Soul to Steal is the fourth book in the series 'Soul Screamers' by Rachel Vincent. Trying to work things out with Nash - her maybe boyfriend - is hard enough for Kaylee. She can't just pretend nothing happened. But "complicated" doesn't even begin to describe their relationship when his ex-girlfriend transfers to their school, determined to take Nash back.
See, Sabine isn't just an ordinary girl. She's a mara. the living personification of a nightmare. She can read people's fears -  and craft them into nightmares while her victims sleep. Feeding from human fear is how she survives. And Sabine isn't above scaring Kaylee and the entire school to death to get whatever - and whoever - she wants.

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 :)

52 comments:

  1. I hate the Sameers of this world! Such cowards. Poor Kayra.

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  2. Oh no!! Such a tragedy...my heart goes out to her. But there is no reason to be ashamed! It was just not her fault. Such perverted people like make life hell for others :(

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  3. Poor Kayra. One tragedy changed her life! How long had she been holding on to this secret!!

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  4. oh my god...so that was the tragic secret she was holding in her heart...

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  5. I wish I could punch this Sameer guy for what he did to poor Kayra. I have a feeling Ayaan would be more than understanding and loving :)

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    1. I want to punch him too! For now, I am betting on Ayaan to do that Sulekha :)

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  6. Oh My God!! This was the secret. I hope you kill this Sameer in your next parts :)

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  7. God no! :-( So shocking. I want karma to punish Sameer!
    And that book you chose sounds very, very interesting!
    My link: http://www.devikafernando.com/blog/blogging-from-a-to-z-challenge-letter-m-marriage

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  8. Oh no. I hope when Ayaan comes to know the truth he beats the balls out of Sameer. Sorry but I really hate people like Sameer. But will Ayaan accept Kayra? I hope he does. Poor Kayra! She had to suffer for 7 years in silence.

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    1. I hope Ayaan does exactly what you said. I hate people like Sameer too! They are such a curse to mankind!

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  9. Oh so that was the secret! Can't the Sameer's of thw orld understand that its the soul which gets scarred for life. Very sad!

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    1. Yes Ruchi :( It is always the soul that gets scarred!

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  10. You sure know how to bring in a twist to the tale a-la Jeffrey Archer:)

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  11. oh dear.. that's heartbreaking :( I feel so bad for her :(

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  12. Oh, poor Kayra - certainly her soul was stolen.. So sad. Hope you make Sameer pay for what he did!!

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  13. I feel so bad for Kayra. Her decisions that followed display her strength of character.
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

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  14. Oh! What a monster he was!! Terrible thing to happen to anybody! :(

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  15. Oh gosh! What a story! Poor Kayra! Too bad THAT wasn't just a dream!

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  16. Shocked, though not surprised. This is why Sameer ran away and the same reason Kayra disappeared. :( Poor woman! and poor Ayaan

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    1. Yes Sundari. This was the reason behind it all :(

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  17. OMG! There are so many jerks like Sameer around. I hope you give him the fate he deserves.

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  18. I had guessed it correctly, poor Kayra... Feel sad for her.

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  19. I wish that hadn't happened to her!! Really sad!

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  20. Omg..!! That's sad..!
    I hope he gets to learn his lesson in the coming chapters..

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  21. Off!! Just catching up a bit late, because of you know why! And God, this si a sad tale! Off to the next chapters!

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    1. Welcome back Shalz :D Happy to see you back :) Yes, the chapter though was a sad one :(

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  22. Never expected this!
    Theses Sameers just destroy lives so easily...

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  23. Had never actually expected this. It's too disturbing. But it does happen all around....

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  24. A cowardly act. He has to pay for it.

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