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.
“You seem to be in a happy mood today,”Nisha asked Arjun as they sat down on a wooden log with the warm golden sun shining upon them.
“Something magical happened with me,” he said wrapping his arms around himself,” On Hallowe’s eve, I received a loving message from Grandma.”
“A telepathic message?” she asked pretending to be surprised.
“No!” he said,” A letter! She sent me a letter and I am sure of it because it carried the aroma of her gingerbread cookies.”
“Thats wonderful!” she said,” I am glad that you feel a lot better now.”
“I know that I shouldnt have reacted that way,” he said,” but I really dont think that you should meet Ahan again. What if he creates some trouble again?”
“He will create trouble if I refuse to meet him,” she said,” I mean he seems to be out of his mind and really pissed off.”
“Is he stalking you?” Arjun asked her.
“No,” she said,” Not at all.”
“Is there something more to this?”he asked,” Can you please be honest about this?”
“Nisha!” Diya came running towards her followed by Vivan,”I have a wonderful news for you. Mr. Nishant has sent an offer for us!”
“An offer?” asked Nisha not liking the sound of it,” What kind of an offer?”
“He has written to us stating that he would be delighted if we agree to write for the new edition of their popular magazine. Its called “The warmth of home” and they are looking for talented people to contribute to its awesome content. They want us to take up the section on herbs, plants and their magical properties, coziness and homely living and……………..”
“Diya,” Nisha interrupted her,” We arent going back there at any cost.”
“But why?” said Diya,” The universe has given us this blessed opportunity. Their magazine is really popular across the masses. It will give us a wonderful chance to share our talent with the world. Why are you denying this offer at a time we need it the most?”
“I just dont want to go back there ever again,” said Nisha as she recalled the horrific happenings starting from the unknown man being abducted by a scary creature to the murderous eyes of the monstrous man to Ahan’s possessive behaviour to the disappearing bride to Mr. Ajay’s insults. She wasnt ready to take any of that again.