The Trapped Butterfly – Know Aakash
One incident changed my entire life and left me forever impaired.
What was my fault? I ask this every day. I only smiled at her, that too from afar. She was the sweetest face I had seen, with a smile that brought light into your life. Aarvi. Unable to control myself, I smiled at her once. But it turned out to be my gravest mistake.
She was already with someone, a guy I wouldn’t have chosen for her. But as they say, girls get attracted to bad guys faster. And the attraction that doesn’t wane with time. He was pompous, arrogant, rowdy, and loved degrading her.
One day, I smiled at her. And the next day, I was at the hospital battling for my life. The doctor had to amputate my leg, and later I ran to Canada. For too many years, I stayed lost and unfocused until the day that I decided to return for my revenge.
I came from old money, so money wasn’t an issue, but when I saw her with him, my blood boiled. She shouldn’t be with a guy like him. Revenge took a backseat, and a sudden need to save Aarvi overpowered me. I didn’t even know if she was unhappy. And he might be a changed man. But my initial analysis was accurate. I saw him abusing her outside the apartment building she stayed.
I made a plan and come what may, I will save her.
Read my story – The Trapped Butterly, and see Aarvi fighting her demons. Falling for her just happened, and I have no control over it, but I know she needs a friend more than a life partner. I will be whatever she needs me to be. Even as a friend, she is the best thing that has happened to me.
Happiness comes first. Pride second, hope third, and survival the last. But when life throws you under the bus, the chakra reverses.
Survival becomes a moot point. You survive. You win the battle because not all fights have a winning prize. Some are just a silent sigh of a day passed without hiccups.
Aarvi Sharma, never in her worst nightmare, considered she would be with someone like Mohnish, but he wasn’t just in her life. He had captivated her soul, and daily he leeched on her happiness.
Aakash Duman, damaged because of Mohnish’s actions, vowed to teach the man a lesson of a lifetime but what he hadn’t expected seeing her in his arms.
What comes next is a story of survival and hope. This is not a pleasant story. It’s a story that talks about abuse with a positive outcome.
Note: This story speaks about physical and mental abuse. If you are a reader with certain triggers or sensitivities, please take heed of the warning.
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