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 'Voice of the Heart'
Leave Me Never
(Find the series index here)
It had been a week since Ayaan had met Kayra and he was no where feeling fine. Hurt, betrayal,
anger – he was on an emotional roller coaster. He regretted taking up a project
in Bangalore. He had thought it would help him to be near Kayra but now it was
like a sentence to him. He wished he could go back in time and stop himself from
running to India. But now that the damage was done, he had no other option but to
serve his sentence. He even contemplated dropping the project but the loss of
Crores together wouldn't go unnoticed by his father. It would harm the fragile
relation he had built with the man. He sighed as he walked out of the meeting.
His work for the day was done and now that he had free time on hand, he didn't
know what to do. Not left with much option, he decided to visit the place which
was his refugee 7 years back – The night club.
Sitting in the dimmed
light of the club with music blasting in his ears, Ayaan felt like he was home.
The loud music and the whiskey made it difficult for him to think clearly. Yet his thoughts kept going back to her. He
remembered the time he had been to a club with Kayra. Not being a party animal,
she had hated the place and they had left soon. She had vowed never to visit
one again. A small smile formed on his lips as he thought about that night but
soon bitterness crept in. He chased it down with another glass of Whiskey. He
wasn't going to host another pity party. Lost in his own world, he missed the
first two calls from Jason. When he finally noticed it for the third time, he
walked towards the exit to receive it. “Where the hell were you? I found him” Jason
spoke up as soon as he picked the call. It took a little time for this news to
penetrate the haze and sink in Ayaan’s mind but when it finally registered, he felt
like cold water was thrown on his face. Anger bubbled up inside him as he
remembered the root cause of all his problems. He would definitely make Sameer
pay for everything! After a short conversation about the whereabouts of Sameer, Ayaan
decided to take his leave when he saw a familiar face. He was the one he had
seen at Kayra’s home – her husband!
To be continued...
About the novel: Voice of the Heart is a novel by Barbara Taylor Bradford. Read more about the novel here.
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 :)
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