NOT A LOVE-STORY
CHAPTER-7: TRUE LIES, FALSE PROMISES…!!!
Animesh was away, Neha tried her best to keep herself strong and brave. She trusted him blindly and knew he will keep her trust.
His calls started becoming less frequent, messages never got a reply. Neha asked him about his callousness, he simply said, “Baby am here for a YOs course, I am surrounded by my friends all the time. Can’t make much time for you..!!!”
Neha felt disgusted, “If this distance causes me so much pain? how can he remain unaffected?” She thought. There were million questions which were going in her mind.
She again asked him and he simply replied, “If you think I am like that! you surely don’t know me..!!!” Animesh was excellent in playing with words. He kept on lieing and kept sticking an emotional dialogue to cover the flaws if any.
She couldn’t make out what was he up-to. Finally she talked to Rio about it, but he too didn’t gave any satisfactory answer.
Neha was silently observing Animesh’s public post and comments. There was a stark change in them. Animesh didn’t picked her calls even after 10-12 rings and didn’t even bothered to call her back…!!!
Things were messing up as hell. Finally Neha confessed these things to Avni and Sia.
“That jerk is upto something fishy..!!! And I promise you Neha I will get him for that..!!!” Said Avni.
“Shut-up idiot..!!! These things are a part of life. Don’t over react so much..!!!” Said Sia, she had a long list of ex-boyfriends. So it hardly mattered to her that Neha was on a verge to get ditched.
“Yeah..!!! why not..??? You can change your boyfriends like your junk jewellery, everyone can’t..!!!” said disgusted Avni to Sia.
Neha looked terrible at that moment, she was completely emotionally drained, she couldn’t think of anything else. Avni sat next to Neha, and affectionately kept her hand on her shoulder and said, “Neha..!!! just don’t worry, I will get that fellow checked, what is he doing these days..!!!”
Neha noded her head in a yes, but her heart actually knew there’s something wrong..!!!
It was a Sunday, still Neha had to go to her college for some practices. She called Animesh to wish good-morning. He didn’t bothered to take her call. She kept trying his phone all day, but he didn’t take it. Neha felt helpless, suspisions and insecurities were taking over.
Finally in the evening, she tried his phone again, he picked the call and he simply said, “Look! am busy right now.!!! be quick in whatever you have to say..!!!” there were many noises from behind, which showed he was on for some outing.
“Animesh..!!! I had been trying your phone since last 3 days, you didn’t even bothered to give a back-call ” Neha pleaded, her throat was getting choked.
“Why the hell do you want an explaination for everything..???” he said roughly.
“Who’s it..???” there was a female voice asking from behind.
“You have got so many reasons to be possessive sweetheart…!!! hahahahahahahahaha…” he replied to that female voice.
Neha understood that a game was being played with her, she immediately texted him back saying, “Give me a final answer, or else don’t regret if I do something extreme to myself..!! and I mean it..!!!” It was not a warning, Neha was actually upto something extreme, she threw her phone on the wall and fell on the floor.
This trauma was toll taking, Animesh continuously played around and kept blaming her for his mistakes. Neha wept uncontrollably, she actually didn’t had an idea what was happening to her.
After an hour or so Neha’s mother stepped in her room, she crashed on the floor to see her daughter lying unconscious. She touched her, her body was burning in fever. She pulled her, sprinkled water on her face but nothing seemed to work. The terrified lady finally called some neighbourhood people and took her to the hospital.
Neha’s mother was herself shivering in shear terror as to what has actually happened to her daughter…???
Neha’s body didn’t respond to any sort of medication, doctors feared for a brain hemorrhage, but finally after those terrible 60 hours she showed some improvement. Avni and Sia were by her side all the time.
Neha was back to conscious after few hours. Neha’s mother came and hugged her tight and wept continuously. Avni and Sia supported her.
After the lunch Avni got sometime to be with Neha alone. She held her tight and asked what has actually happened..??
“He said, it was not meant to be… He said I ask for too many explanations… He was himself hanging around with his girlfriend and was blaming everything on me…. How could he Avni…??? How can he just walk away saying all that…????” Neha was crying like anything, the pain bleeded in her eyes.
“Neha..!! Cool down… he didn’t deserved you…. Let it be..!!” Avni was trying her level best to calm her down, she had never seen Neha in such an outrage.
“He had planned everything before hand only… Still he didn’t let me know… He is not even ready to accept that he has a new girlfriend..!!! How can someone be such a big lier Avi..???” There were million questions in her mind… Which actually didn’t had any answers….
“Neha… please sweetheart.. Be brave..!!! Don’t cry for a @#&%* like him..!!! For heaven’s sake..!!! You mean a lot to us..!!!” Avni was herself breaking in tears.
“Don”t abuse him Avni… He still means the same to me… I actually want to kill myself..!!!” Neha stopped crying suddenly, there was a certain depth and determination in her tone when she said it…..
“What the hell are you talking idiot…????” Avni panicked.
“Avni…!!! I am mentally and emotionally fine…!!!” Neha replied in a composed tone.
Avni’s jaws actually dropped, she couldn’t believe what Neha was talking.
“Listen to me..!!! Don’t you dare think of such a stupid act…!!! Don’t we mean anything to you…???” Avni was herself out of senses.
“Avni… let me die once, or see me dying everyday, every moment without him..!!!” Neha replied calmly.
Avni understood that it was impossible to convince Neha at this point of time, so she thought of delaying her decision of killing herself or any such weird thought by any means. She looked directly into her eyes and asked her,
“Do you love him..??”
“Yeah..!!!” Neha replied..
“Then tell me… Would you like to drag him in any sort of trouble…???”
“Then listen to me carefully..!!! If you did anything to yourself… Animesh will be dragged into a big trouble. People will blame him morally and legally also..!!! Do you want him to get into such things…???” Avni had practiced this atleast ten times in her mind, to bring it out correctly in front of Neha.
“Never..!!!” she replied.
“Then don’t think of such an idea..!!!” Avni said patting her back, she thought that her job is done. Neha won’t think of it again.
But there was something much more on Neha’s mind……………………..
what could have been that….??????????
TO BE CONTINUED……………………