Please note that this story is purely a work of fiction and all names, characters, places, events and locales are either a product of the author’s imagination or used in a fictous manner. Any resemblance to any event and/or person living and/or dead is purely coincidental. We do not intend on offending any race, religion or community.
“I am so thankful for your help,”said Ragini greeting Vividha’s mother,” Had it not been for your help, I would have been in serious trouble.”
Vividha’s mother looked up at Ragini and put aside the sweater she was knitting. Ragini looked quite pale and weak. When Vividha had told her mother that Ragini would be staying with them until she gets well, her mother had instantly revolted against it. Having another person to feed was financial trouble and she was not willing to allow that. But the moment she had refused to let Ragini stay with them, Palak had angrily stomped her foot and made a huge fuss thus forcing her to agree.
“You are most welcome dear,”she said to Ragini,”please do make yourself comfortable here.”
“Your illness is a direct result of skipping meals,” said Vividha pulling out the chair for Ragini to sit,”your immunity is so weak. But dont you worry, this herbal tea will make you feel better.”
“Thank you,” said Ragini picking up the cup of tea,”I wonder if the new housemaid will be able to stand Ms. Manya’s annoying behaviour.”
“Ms. Manya will surely be nice to her,” said Vividha serving tea to her mother,” she has no other choice. Dont you remember that it was Ms. Anita’s decision to keep her until you recover. The wicked woman has just recovered and wanted you out of the house as you had fallen ill. Beyond that, this decision has served you well.”
“Surely it has,” said Ragini,”I am afraid if anyone of you might catch the infection as well.”
“We are not Ms. Anita Ragini,”said Vividha,”Palak falls ill with almost every seasonal change. We dont kick her out of the house. Stay here with no worries and please keep yourself warm enough. And dont you worry about our class. It has been cancelled for the weekend due to the rains.”
Ragini sat straight and sipped her tea. Things were changing pretty fast. She wondered if the change had anything good in store for her.