Thursday, 16 April 2015

New Moon

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 'New Moon'

Leave Me Never

Chapter 14

(Read the previous chapters here)

Kayra had spent that whole night crying after Sameer left, leaving her there, scarred forever. She knew not what to do. She felt humiliated. Who could she share her pain with? She suddenly felt all alone. Ayaan’s thoughts had crept in but she felt scared to tell him the truth. She needed help and Shruthi was the only one she could trust; her best friend would never abandon her, or so she had believed.

Next day, Kayra had been to Shruthi’s home, after she had seen Sameer leave. He still had the courage to roam around with his head held high, despite the heinous crime he had committed. Kayra could sense that something was bothering Shruthi when she saw her but she had more pressing matters. A teary eyed Kayra had explained the whole episode in front of Shruthi, wanting to take the weight off her chest. It was killing her. She was sure Shruthi would help her. But when she had finished narrating what had transpired, Shruthi had scoffed at her and called her a lying b***h. She had asked Kayra to leave and never show her face again. She had said she was ashamed of their friendship.

Hurt, Kayra had locked herself in her room, shutting out everyone completely. Ayaan had sensed the change in her mood and had asked her the reason several times, but she couldn’t bring herself to say the truth. What if he reacted the same way as Shruthi? Would she be able to live with it? Dark thoughts had started creeping in, luring her to give up everything and fall into the oblivion. With each passing day, that had seemed more sensible. She had almost given up on life but then Ansh had come along.


She had freaked out at first! She wasn’t able to handle her own life and now a baby? What will she say to her parents? To Ayaan? What would they say? The thoughts were suffocating her. But once the initial fear started waning off, her thoughts became clearer. It wasn’t the baby’s fault. She couldn’t punish it for the crime someone else had done, even before it could see the light of this world. May be this was a new start that life was offering her. She saw a ray of hope. It was her secret, the one even Shruthi didn’t know, the one she didn't want to share. She had hugged it close to her heart and had made the preparations to leave. The toughest part was breaking Ayaan’s heart but she had to do it. ‘It is for his good’ she had told herself repeatedly. She had vowed to forget him and start afresh but no matter what, his thoughts always found their way into her mind.


To be continued...

About today's novel: New Moon is the second novel of the popular Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella ever could have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may be just beginning...

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. Intriguing...will look out for the next chapter.

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  2. Kayra really is a strong woman for deciding that she would keep the baby and not kill it or abandon it. But she had to suffer all alone for so many years. I hope justice prevails in the end and that rat Sameer is burnt in hot scalding oil.

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    1. yes Prasanna, it takes courage to do what she did! And as for Sameer, only time will tell what happens!

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  3. Kayra is an awesome woman! I just hope she finds some happiness soon :)

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  4. Shruti was her friend and she treated her so badly. Not a nice thing to do. The story is turning into a dramatic novel.

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    1. I wonder if it is good thing or not, the story turning into a dramatic novel I mean!

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  5. Kayra took a brave decision. Must have been so tough! Can't help but admire her spirits :)

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  6. Interesting - looking forward to the plot unfold.

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  7. I hope she gets a chance with Ayaan again. I have a feeling she will :) And, murder Sameer. Please!

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    1. I want the reunion to take place as well Aathira :) And as for Sameer, I guess I have to look up for ways of murdering him now! The demand is high!

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  8. I so badly want Kayra to be happy... I am so hooked to your story

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  9. Okay so everything is clear now, looking forward to Ayaan and Kayra meeting!!

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  10. Brave girl, it needs a lot of courage to accept the fact... waiting for your next chapter... :)

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  11. Very rare women do what Kayra did! What happens next??

    Never Let Me Go

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    1. True Nibhz! Stay tuned to find out what's next ;)

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  12. What a horrible friend to have! And shruti had her own selfish motives I believe...

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  13. What was bothering Shruthi? Why did she turned down her friend? Kayra chose right path for her and the baby. Waiting for tomorrow's post.

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    1. All these questions answered in the next post Vinitha. Stay tuned :)

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  14. Oh my! She did have to go through a lot. Hopefully things will start looking up for her soon.
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

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  15. Strong woman Kayra is.. M waiting to see where fate takes Sameer..

    Cheers

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    1. That is something I don't know yet Geetika. Hope I can do justice to Kayra.

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  16. Oh, heartbreaking - but not unique- I think lots of women like Kayra feel the shame and fear ... She is amazing - very strong. Hoping that Ayaan is a good guy and that Sameer will get what he deserves... moahahaha

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    1. Yes Eli. This is something that is happening a lot in today's world. I hope Kayra will get what she deserves and so does Ayaan!

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  17. This is becoming a very compelling series to read Swathi! You have me on tender hooks as I am so curious as to the upcoming reunion of her and Ayaan. ;) <3

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    1. This makes me so happy elly :) Stay tuned :)

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  18. Love how you shape the characters. And I'm in love with Kyra. Such a marvellous woman! Good going, Swathi.

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  19. Whoa, such a difficult and horrible situation! I'm so glad that she has pulled through!
    And great book to choose as inspiration.
    My link: http://www.devikafernando.com/blog/blogging-from-a-to-z-challenge-letter-n-no-limits

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    1. Yes Devika. It really is a horrible situation to be in!

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  20. Its sad, what Kayra is going through, but I'm so glad she found strength and decided to raise Ansh :) Looking forward to a happy reunion!

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  21. Now that's a turn of events. Looking forward to what next and that better be positive for Kyra :)

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  22. Let me hop on to the next page... No patience ... :D

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  23. Things have been pretty bad for Kayra. But she is someone really good... I

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    1. That she is Sushree :) A person who has courage is the one who succeeds in life ultimately

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  24. Sad what happened ... but I am sure things will turn positive for her.

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