Stunned by the revelation Sandra made minutes ago Samiksha started recollecting the moments spent with her. She was anmazed by the guard Sandra held on this truth for so long. Wondering the reasons for the same, she questioned,
“Really? But you work for him. I mean, I have seen you doing works of a.. Um..”
Samiksha’s silence made her smile.
“Karan was not what he is today Samiksha. He was very calm and introvert. I used to ask him his favourites and get them to make him happy. From the moment he came to know what his family business is, certain guilt engulfed him. Even though our work was only to abuct people for money, without harming them physically. Karan used to get disturbed by the trauma the families might be going through through whose member was abducted.
No amount of justification
provided solace to his disturbed mind. He was very introvert and timid. His passion of music and singing got over shadowed by the guilt and conflict his mind suffered from. And one day he came happily to me. I tried to figure out the cause behind this new Karan.
He disclosed slowly to me that he saw a girl today, a timeless beauty adorned with the grace and beauty. She had come for a family vacation and he saw her on a beach.”
A heartbeat skipped and Samiksha’s mind flooded with doubts and some faint visions. She got up from the bench at once. Sandra continued.
“I have never seen such combination
of innocence beauty and simpicity in anyone, he mentioned. He was in love. It was clearly visible in his eyes. His tone was never so joyful as well as restless. But sadly the girl left next day, even without mentioning her name and whereabouts. Strange isn’t it? I don’t know why the girl did not accept his friendship. The Karan I knew that time was unmatchable as a human. He still is. Only thing is he has hidden himself behind several layers of harsh truths, guilty conscience and a helpless destiny.
“What did the girl say to him? I mean did she talk to him?”
“Its funny what she said to my Karan. She would disclose her name to him if and whenever destiny brings them face to face ever again in life.”
The confirmation Samiksha needed was right in front of her. He was the same boy she met two years ago at Forno beach. She remembered every moment and recollected Karan’s face then and now.
While Samiksha was engrossed in recollecting the moments she spent with him two years ago, Sandra spoke,
“I wish that girl will come back some day. Maybe she will bring my old Karan back to me again. He will leave this life of crime and start living, laughing, smiling, once again. You know how much was he in awe of her? When he met her next day in some shop, she loved a necklace there. You won’t believe Karan has used the same design the necklace had to design the interiors of his room.”
“The same room where
you took me to meet him for the first time?”
“No that is the room where he meets people. His room is on the 2nd floor. you will find the details of that necklace in the carvings of that room. So mesmerised he was by her.”
“But why did he choose this life then? He should have stuck to his morals. As you said, he was not like this before. It is so easy to fall into dark pits rather than choosing to stand strong and undetered.”
“Is it so? Then why are you here? Go away.”
“Exactly. We cannot choose what should happen to us. Destiny chooses that for us. And we become mere puppets in its hands. You want to hear what transformed Karan from a music lover into an abductor?”
Instantly Samiksha answered, “Yes.”
Sandra’s phone rang demending her presence elsewhere.
“I need to go. We have to leave.”
“But you did not tell me why is he what he is today.”
“You want to know?”
“Of course yes.”
Samiksha paused struggling for an answer.
“The day you give me this answer I will tell you the reason behind this transformation.”
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