A dilemma

Life seems to be unjust sometimes. These days it has brought upon me such a dilemma , the anxiety of which has led me to spend the past fortnight with sleeplessness. That’s the reason why I called upon Sooraiya my best friend. Well if you are thinking that she’s some sort of mind counsellor and stuff,  then… you are totally wrong. She’s a dietician,  but the only person in my life who will hear me out without any judgement.
I think I can hear the doorbell ring she’s here then.

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” Ah Soo come in “, as always she has a perfect smile tucked on her lips. With a figure and face so model perfect she could make very well pose as cover girl for fashion magazines.
” So what have been upto “, she asked me placing her purse on the table , sprawling on my sofa.  ” Don’t tell me It’s unlady-like “, she warned me,  is my grumpiness that obviously I twirked my brow.
“Seat as you wish and before I begin with my dilemma, let me get us some tea “, I went over to the kitchen while she flipped through the pages of OUTLOOK.
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” Now tell me what’s been bothering you for so long? ” she asked in between her sips.

I don’t know how to answer this, its the one million dollar question I’ve been asking myself “ Well.. Umm..it’s my neighbor “, I answered staring blankly at her.

” What about him “? She asked while munching on a Pakora .
” It’s only a month that I shifted here and within these few days I feel so close to him,  no don’t interrupt “, I warned her before she could start her interrogation regarding the guy.

” I know it’s not infatuation nor lust,  I just feel strongly for him “, I sighed.
” Are you having second thoughts on Rishabh “? she asked me, a look of anxiety washed over her face.
“Yes “. She didn’t look surprised with my answer ” For how long “?

” From the day we first met “.
She started to chuckle “I knew it,  that guy wasn’t much good for you anyways “.
I couldn’t contradict her,  she was right. ” So tell me more about the man in question “, I knew who she was referring to.

” He’s a good company,  I wish I could stop my ever traitorous heart which keeps on beating rapidly whenever he’s near. I can’t keep myself composed anymore “.

“But “? Soo always asked the right question.
“He isn’t interested in me “, I scowled ” doesn’t even count me as a friend,  Soo “.
She gave me a quick hug ” Look this guy wants you or not I don’t know,  What I know is you want him and already hinted him on that. So..the ball is on his court now. If he wants to act on it, he will. Otherwise my sweet friend we got a lot more options,  we aren’t 80 yet. Being twenty something we still have lot more chances “.

This made me giggle she really knows how to make me feel better.

Is it love?

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“Niya what are you staring at? “, Rehan asked her. ” Umm its nothing “, she no longer could hide her feelings for him.
They had been friends for more than year. In fact she has one of world’s most loving boyfriend,  yet she can’t understand the current situation of her traitorous heart, which seems to pull her towards Rehan. “Look at me Niya”, he raised her chin,  while she was trying to shy away from the question ” why were you staring at me for the past few minutes if its nothing? Tell me “.
Niya looked into his eyes with her big brown eyes.Whatever will she say him to stop questioning,  even she didn’t know the answer to this weird situation. Finally having given up on her body and mind,  she decided to tell him about her feelings perhaps he can help, she thought. ” From the past few months I have been attracted towards you,  not in the friends kinda way,  its more in the romantic side “.
Well now her confession was done but both her palm were dripping with sweat. When Rehan didn’t answer her she felt a blow to her chest,  the friendship which she maintained for a year without revealing her interests was about to crumble. ” How is it possible?  You have a boyfriend remember? ” he spoke bringing her out of the reverie.  ” I know,  that’s what has me confused,  I know I care for “, she stopped mid sentence when did love turn into care. ” I know I’m confused and I need your help here”, she pleaded.

Now readers it’s your turn to decided whether Niya is really in love with this guy,  if so then are her feelings for her boyfriend deceptive?  Please answer in your comments.

The Wizard’s love #1

If you haven’t read the prologue yet,  then here is a link to that.

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CHAPTER 1

Wizardly Willow had seen its share of catastrophes , but during the past few centuries after the previous Primus stepped down and his son took over,  the wreckage caused by the latter has been unlike anything else. Houses burnt down,  children kidnapped,  the men and women killed as a result the old ones were slowly consumed by death,  with no one to tend to their care.
Standing in the field near the Western Gate,  where he usually practised magic using his wand  he kept on staring at the red and orange glow in the sky,  which meant there would be good news for them in the near future. Which means he must have found her. He then focus his energy into giving this message to the elders. They must have seen the prediction too yet as their Primus it was his duty to let everyone know.
Now that he passed on the information , next he could focus on creating the spell he wanted to for a long time, for this he couldn’t use his wand. Wizards were most powerful with their wands,  care handed magic was only meant for the Primus. He placed his  wand back on the groove  in his trousers, placed his left hand on his chest and his right hand was raised parallel to the ground,  spreading all his fingers,  he began muttering the spell he heard two centuries back from his father. The withered leaves slowly began drifting,  dust and soil lifted off the ground and gradually started taking the shape of a cyclone.
Just then he heard a shriek behind him,  and with his focus lost things turned back to normal again. His gray eyes turned red with anger. “Why are you here now? ” he hissed coldly.

My burning heart

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Dear Gnefephior,

Believe it or not I didn’t just marry you to double my powers.  I knew from the beginning that our union would result into strengthening the power of the coven.
Your dislike towards me had been evident since the day we binded.As I am your enemy’s daughter you won’t even talk to me. But slowly things changed you initiated little conversations,  I got some hope out of it. I let go our previous hate relationship,  yet I couldn’t fathom the idea of you relishing my murder.
Before giving in to the blood trickling down my neck I would end up saying,  I had slowly fallen for you in the past few months,  your chivalry captured my heart.  But now its burning and I can’t hold it any longer.
Yours C.

My burning heart

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Dear Gnefephior,

Believe it or not I didn’t just marry you to double my powers.  I knew from the beginning that our union would result into strengthening the power of the coven.
Your dislike towards me had been evident since the day we binded.As I am your enemy’s daughter you won’t even talk to me. But slowly things changed you initiated little conversations,  I got some hope out of it. I let go our previous hate relationship,  yet I couldn’t fathom the idea of you relishing my murder.
Before giving in to the blood trickling down my neck I would end up saying,  I had slowly fallen for you in the past few months,  your chivalry captured my heart.  But now its burning and I can’t hold it any longer.
Yours C.

A wizard’s love

Time for yet another series and this time its from the paranormal world. A world full of mystries and magic.

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Prologue

“Holy Christ “, she cursed a few selected words while bringing her car to a screeching halt.  Things couldn’t go worse , she had blown off her own car and now while she was driving her aunt’s car,  she was about  to hit a man who was crossing the road. From her sitting position she could see the man had a strong built,  he was tall . But since he had his face on the other side and continued towards his unkown destination she couldn’t see his face.  An urge of meeting this man suddenly rose in her mind.   She immediately ran out of the car to pay him some compensation,  can’t afford getting late for the office,  she convinced herself. 
” Excuse me Sir “, as the words left her mouth the person stopped walking and turned to face her.  Color drained off her face “Gerald,  I thought… “,  “that I couldn’t find you ” he cut her off and before she could say something else he brought her to a different realm. The realm of faes, wizards,  witches and other paranormals.

” This ” she took in her surrounding carefully “It’s our new place “, he smiled carefully not letting out much,  lest she tried to run away again. She didn’t look impressed,  her clever eyes trying to find a way
out of here. But there were no escape doors out of this wormhole,  unfortunately this is no wormhole,  it straight away looks like a room from one of those decor  magazines,  typical Gerald way she huffed.
He had been studying her for so and as her eyes met his she could see a terror hidden in them. Mayhap she had missed something.  ” Is it about the prince?” to which her husband nodded.

Stay tuned to read the beginning of a Paranormal saga . I would surely love to get your feedbacks regarding this story.

The Ribbon of love

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In the nether world filled with creepy creatures he thought,  she would leave his side;  she was after all a puny human with no super power. Yet, she contradicted him   by standing beside him whenever needed ,  they were bound by the Ribbon of love after all,  which was enough to keep them together. 
Mama had known she would be my equal,  he thought. The queen faery binded them with this ribbon which they could neither tear break an invincible ribbon.

She was his wife according to human standards. She believed him when he said her father tried to assasinate Her and the faery lover took her away from her family. She may not have loved him but trusted him enough to rest her life in his hands.

Trust the first element of love.

Have faith in me

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There were moments when I fought with my conscience. My past hadn’t been that great,  though I had loving parents yet there were some big mistakes which I made trusting my heart.  Now I don’t do that anymore.

But the way you kept on staring at me in the airport gave me goosebums in the good way.  My heart  fluttered,  yet I couldn’t trust my insticts. Then when you chose to start a conversation I thought why not open up to a stranger. We would both be moving to our separate ways later that day. So there was nothing to lose. Once we.started talking I poured out everything regarding my past evil deeds and you listened. It felt great not be judged for the first time,  not to be scrutinized.  I thought for a second that we could make out something,  then again you asked me about my latest residence.  But never in my dreams had I thought that you would look me up in the Social networking sites , that you would even consider thinking about me. 

Yet now we have moved on from strangers to lovers and now the parents of two lovely kids.  I had never hoped for so much.  The day we got married and I was about to face your parents I feared my worst,  you calmed me down ” Have faith in me ” you told. Till date I have that faith in you,  when you say “I can handle it “, I know you can,  I believe in you and perhaps always will.

Harappa’s Lost Seal -The Seal

Story So Far…
A battle has begun between the Sumerans and Harappas. Chahel thinks it to be an insider who helped the Sumerans inside the Eastern and Western gates. Swahayne can see through the corner of her eyes , a warrior full fledgedly launched an attack on Chahel. Can he survive that?

Chapter 5
” Never use your emotions during a fight “, Bhadrak swung his sword and attacked her from right. “But how can I fight with you papa? ”
“Common girl I have been away for so long “, he pushed her with his left knee and pinned her on the floor, the sword inched from tearing.into  her flesh ” Papa this is cheating “, he chuckled at her innocent accusation. “Remember during a battle don’t hesitate from doing the right thing,  kill your dear ones if you have to, be with the truth “.

A flashback from the past came flooding into her mind. The warrior fighting Chahel was not unknown to her,  but she wasn’t sure if her husband was yet ready to face the truth.

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Why do I feel she ‘s close to me? Chahel tripped his sword. He dived in to pick it up while his enemy didn’t waste a moment and stroke him on the right side. The strong armour worn by him, saved his head. Why does she have to be the evil?  His mind kept on playing the words his father told him “She’s your step mother “, Swahayne told him “Its been her all along “. Though he refused to believe them yet now there was no way left,  he would rather fight her than let his family die.
He jumped and with one blow of his sword threw her on the ground.  She spat the soil that gained its way when she fell facing the ground. He then pinned her there pressing his knee to her side. “Remove your helmet “, he bellowed.
His prisoner removed her helmet and sneered at him,  the shock on his face was visible ” How could you Parama Shree “.
“I could never betray my country Sumer,  your father was just a pawn for me “, she laughed . Her breathing rate increased suddenly,  she could no longer laugh her way through. Swahayne had been watching them from a distance. The war would already be over if Dishra cooperated,  the woman will fight till her last breath. In that instant she knew what her mother -in-law had done. She ran smashing bodies with her legs , it seemed to be getting late.  “Parama Chahel,  she has taken poison “, she shouted at the top of her lungs ,Chahel glanced towards her face and back to where Dishra was lying. She ran as fast as she could,  when she reached there,  blood was slowly seeping out of Dishra’s nose and mouth. Lord why couldn’t I do it earlier. Chahel sat there on his knees,  time had stopped,  it seemed.
Chahel couldn’t bring himself to do it,  so she called upon a soldier and asked him to summon Parama Nikunj Adrij immediately.

The battle was over going on for years had been without Dishra,  the Sumerans were no longer powerful against the Harappans. Seconds ticked away before Adrij could reach there,  his face a bloody mess. She couldn’t make out how much was his and which ones belonged to the enemy. “Parama Shree Swahayne,  Parama Chahel “, he bowed down infront of both of them. Chahel had come to his senses now,  he walked upto where Adrij still had his head bowed and placed hisl hand on his brother’s arm “Nikunj Adrij,  Parama Shree is no more “, Adrij had a masked expression. Like any other soldier he wouldn’t cry,  she took the side of his enemy. “I asked her to stay away from the Sumers,  but she didn’t listen “, Adrij’s voice had turned harsh. Then turning towards Swahayne “How did you escape? ” he asked her. “Parama Shree had told me retire in our chamber that nigh. From one of my informants I had already heard of the fire”, then she looked up at him and noticed he had no emotions left for his mother and was more interested in hearing her speak “Parama mustn’t have told you yet but there’s a secret passage connecting our chamber to the river bank, ” “and you followed that he asked her? ” she shrugged. Chahel had been listening to her for quite a while,  but first things first “Parama Shree Dishra’s body must be cremated now and then we can make a rune of her next to Parama Pitrini ‘s rune”.

After cremating her body Adrij asked him if he knew of this earlier “Nikunj, When they suddenly wanted Swahayne here I knew she would be killed soon, So I oredered her to stay in our chambers and after she escaped,  she spent a year near Sumeran borders. There more than once she spotted Parama Shree along with the headpriest. ” Adrij sighed, Why didn’t she listen? “The headpriest must be taken in “, “I have already sent orders for that. ”
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“The new metal, Parama Shree told us about seems to be working properly “, the newly elected board members informed him. The head priest’s arrest had stirred chaos among the board members,  so they were removed and a board of only trusted members and younger generation had been elected. “I told she’s the best you can get “, Adrij smiled.

They were celebrating the harvesting festival. The implementation of iron slabs had helped in filling up the leakage. Swahayne had suggested this new metal,  which they dug using her technique. 
Chahel turned around to see the woman of his life walk towards him. In a red Sarong and golden flowing  Skirt , wrapped around her slender waist,  she looked like a Parama Shree instead of a Warrior Woman. On a closer look he saw that her long brown hair was tied to a braid and his mother’s tiara was placed on it. The crowd made way for her.  Just as she reached the raised platform,  where he and other members of the board sat,  she bowed and touched his feet.  There she placed a seal.

Chahel picked it up,  carefully studying it. Laughter around the hall died,  as they watched their leader intently “Isn’t this the Kritrim seal? ” he asked her. She stood up and nodded curtly. “Why are you giving this to me? ”
“You lost your family due to my mistake “, before she could complete, he chuckled “That was never your mistake,  we retreived it back from the headpriest’s chamber, come ” , he motioned her to sit beside him ” From today the sword of Parama Shree Swahayne shall be the new family seal”, he announced his people.  There was laughter and clatter of hands everywhere.
He then took her hand in his “I promise to stand by you for good and for worse “, he then repeated the oath he took during their marriage ” Respect you as my other half.  Love and nurture you till you grow tired and promise not to leave me.” She smiled and completed her part of the oath “I promise never to leave you and I shall always love you the way you are. ”

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Terminology
Pitrini –Father
Kritrim -The warrior family seal

                                                           
.                    The End.      

©Paramita

Harappa’s lost seal -Truth Reavealed

STORY SO FAR..
Swahayne had been summoned to meet Chahel. When she reached the villa Adrij her brother -in-law,  met her first and then she met her husband after a long time,  but before they could have a descent conversation she left for a meeting with the board.

On the other side Dishra planned to burn the villa and finally the villa got  burnt into ashes , not a single person could survive . In this chapter we will see how Chahel coped with his wife’s death.

Chapter 4
A year had passed since the fire burnt down their Villa. A new one was being built in its place.
Today would be the completion of a year since he last saw anything of her.  He had finished a meeting with the civilians and was heading towards his chamber to task some rest. For a flicker of second he felt someone watching him,  but when he turned around he stared at the blank wall.  I must be distracted,  he moved towards Dishra ‘s quarters,  he had some important discussion with her regarding her recent expenditures in weapons.  What need does she have for weapons? he thought. He had been busy with the construction work,  had no time to see which relatives of her she had been visiting on the city outskirts.

He didn’t find her there and went instead to his chamber. The moon light entering his chambers almost lit the room.While walking towards his bed , he  found someone lying there . “Being playful,  aren’t we?  A smile tucked on his lips. “I was testing your bravery “, a hint of laughter in her voice.
“So I could see “, he went closer to where she was sitting ” I’ve missed you a lot “.
“Good to hear,  because Dishra was the person who burnt your villa “, she stopped him before he said anything ” I have enough proof against her “. She snuggled against him “You’re not going to believe me this time  “. ” I believed you even that day when you deserted our chamber and left me alone, ” he sighed. “But you couldn’t voice your thoughts strongly nor did you stop me,” she whispered.
Annoyed by the direction their conversation was moving,  she changed the topic “I assure you Parama there will be an attack on us tonight ” , her playful voice turned  stern. “I am sure you are ready for that Swahayne “, he tucked a stray hair behind her ears. 

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It was a full moon night and they could clearly see each other. He could see the love she felt for him in her eyes. She blushed when he took her hands in his,  hers were much tinier compared to his huge ones. He looked almost 7-8 inches taller than her. “Let us get ready to slain their heads, ” he bellowed. “You sure you can take up a sword?”
“Woman only a cow could forget your father’s hefty training and you married no cow, ” he whispered the last few words,  while trying to hug her.
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Just as she had informed an attack had been launched,  but how they entered the city gates Swahayne was still confused. “Their army isn’t a large one and our gates can endure much stronger attack, ” she rode her horse between Adrij and Chahel. As next Parama shree she had to be protected.
Until a few hours they could see a harmless army but just as they lost focus,  a cavalry attacked them from the eastern gates as well. Definitely work of an insider, she rode hard while her sword claimed bodies of their enemy. She was now closer to Chahel to see that a lady with her mask on, had fully charged at him.

©Paramita