From: Khushi K.Gupta <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Arnav Singh Raizada ASR@ardesigns.com
Date: Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 5:04 PM
Subject: Aap Theek Ho?
I know this mail would surprise you. It has surprised me as well. I was all set to write a long letter to you but Lavanaya and Amanji convinced me that this was better. So here I am. After Lavanaya taught me to operate this thing and Amanji created an account, they have let me alone to struggle on the keyboard when I have so many things to write.
But now that I am writing, I am left wondering about the same thing that I had been in the morning when I was sitting with a pen and paper. Where do I begin?
Aap theek ho na? Thank you for the anklets. They are exactly like my amma’s. They meant so much to me now. And not just because of amma.
It was good of Nanheji to visit Lucknow. He told me a lot of things…about the past. Please don’t be angry with him. It helped me understand so much that had been puzzling me for a long long time. I understand your hurt, your anger. Even your distrust. I know it has been a long time, but the bad memories have a bad habit. They tend to persist till we make an effort, conscious and willfull to root them out.
I want to do that Anravji. I want to move ahead. I don’t want to linger forever with horrible days and nights of life.
But before I can do that, I need to know and understand why all this happened? I know you found it difficult to trust. Life held little prospects of pleasure. Yet there were people you were courteous with, people who did not bear the constant brunt of your anger as I did. What did I ever do that I was never given a benefit of doubt or a chance to explain? So many times you could have made little effort and learnt the truth – about my presence at the Sheesh Mahal the first night, about Shyam and me.
Then why? Perhaps it was just convenient to hate me? The question bothers me night and day.
Khush Kumari Gupta
Arnav’s reply, coming up soon. As i said, lets try for short updates this week which I can manage.
As you know, ‘Unforgettable’ is moving towards the end. I know a lot of you read only thsi story. (It would be nice if you gave the other one a try) and a lot of you have been reading it silently. Please, this is the time to leave comments since there are only a few more updates left on this one. Make it memorable for me. Leave a lot of comments!!
Also, as I mentioned in my reply to Hina in the last update, I have another story, whcih I wrote along side ‘unforgettable’. Hopefully I would be able to share more about it with you soon. I wrote ‘Unforgettable’ to take a break from that one, and I came to ‘Unforgettable’ with that story floating in my viens. You will see a lot of influences of this story on that.
For updates on that and all my other fictions (now and coming), follwo me here (of course) or join me on twitter (@vandanasaxena31)