Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 22
“Sister, what are you doing?” She asked her.
“Here,some drinks for the guests. This one is for Arnav,make sure you give it to him,”Sanjana instructed.
“But…but why? Did you put something inside the drink?”
“Yes. I added some chilli. I found out that he is allergic to chill. And if he gets a reaction give him this salty water,it will worsen the condition. May the Lord forgive me but whatever I am doing is for you. I can’t let this marriage get fixed.”
Sanyukta nodded with a smile and went back to the living room with the drinks. She gave each one of them a glass respectively and then went to sit down next to her mother in-law to be wearing her best smile.
Arnav picked his glass and gulped it down which triggered a reaction. He started coughing,and requesting for water.
Sanyukta gave him the glass of water they made just for him.
He drank the entire water content and it didn’t nothing to help.
*What did you give to him to drink! Wh…!” Mrs. Raizaidah trailed off her speech when Arnav collapsed on the floor. “ARNAV!”
“Did you want to kill him!” Her father gave her the stinky eye. He was super angry that he would kill anyone. His face was pink in anger which kind of made him look funny too.
Sanyukta mouthed a smile.
“Answer me Sanyukta Agarwal! What did you put in his drink!” He screamed startling her.
She cleared her throat.” Nothing.”
“Nothing? Nothing! The doctor said he had an allergy reaction which means whatever was in that drink triggered the reaction.”
“How am I suppose to know about Arnav’s allergies when I don’t even know him. I don’t know anything about him. You wanted me to get married to a total stranger!”
A loud clap sound was heard. No one saw it coming,not even Sanyukta whose head was whipped to the side and a cheek that was stinging. She licked her lips and tasted something like metal. She used her fingers to feel it and brought them to her eyes.
It was blood. Her blood.
She raised her head and looked at her father who just smacked her face. He didn’t seem remorseful at all,if anything he wanted to murder.
“I have always known that you are mischievous but to have a mind of a killer that I didn’t know,”he said with bitterness. “I can’t believe you are my daughter! You can’t be my daughter! No daughter of mine is so evil to try and kill someone else for their own selfish needs. Do you have any idea in what condition that poor man is in? He has been shifted into the ICU and his parents has filed a lawsuit on you! You wanted to kill the man just so you won’t get married to him.”
She cracked a smile. “Thank God he is in the ICU which means I still have some time to myself.”
Another smack that sent her on the floor. It hurt. This time he hit her so hard that she saw a drop of blood and a tear down her cheek. She wiped it off immediately and looked up again.
“You’re daughter of a devil. I didn’t give birth to you!” Her mother cried shaking her head. “All we ever wanted was your happiness. For you to be happy.”
She scoffed standing up,she wiped off the blood. “Happiness? My happiness! “She laughed.” Please don’t make me laugh mother. For all I know your definition of happiness is totally different from my definition of happiness and everyone’s definition of happiness! All you want is to sell us out! To you,we are your property and not children. Parents show love to their children but all you have been doing is dictating our lives. Telling us how to live and how to act. To be Noble ladys. To be seen and not heard! I’m sick and tired of your hypocrite nature. In front of the entire world the Agarwals are one happy family. We loved each other and we care for each other, little do they know that inside this mansion is nothing but hell! Inside this mansion is nothing but prison. No one can even breath without asking for permission. My sister lost everything because of you. She lost her love,she lost her life! She lost everything and you call this happiness. You call him happiness,”she pointed at Dev. “He is nothing but a beast. He sees my sister has a punching bag. He hits her Everytime he finds fit and you call that happiness. Wow mom and dad,you do deserve the award of the worst parents in the entire universe. You all are so blind that you can’t see the pain and the hurt showing on your own daughter’s face! Or maybe you are just stupid? Or you are greedy and blinded by money and power? Maybe you are right mother,I am not your daughter,”she smiled painfully staring at her. “Because I believe that my mother is not so vicious and so blind not to see the pains of her children. My mother is not weak or a push over who would allow herself to be pushed over by a man,”she glanced at her father then at her mother again. “No mother of mine is like you. You don’t deserve to be called a mother. You were never for once a mother to us!”
“Fine since you have grown up and want to live your life then leave this house this minute. Go live your life and do whatever you want. Be whoever you want! This is what you wanted right? Your freedom. Here you go have it but you will have to leave this house and never step inside ever again,”her father stated and left from there.
“Maybe this time he is right. You should go. We don’t need someone like you in our lives,”her mother added coldly.
“Fine,even I don’t need you,”she replied and turned around walking out with her head held high but once she was left alone,she broke down.
Her tears fell free as she sat on the ground,in the middle of nowhere, sobbing and screaming.
“I love you so much! I love you and because of this love I had to do this. I had to hurt you so much,”she cried. “Oh Lord Shiva,you have given me courage all my life,this time also give me that courage and strength. Show me the right path.”
Just then she saw Goddess Durga’s temple standing before her, making her remember her marriage to Aditya.
She smiled and wiped off her tears. “Hail Goddess Durga,”she folded her hands in prayer.