Life is what you make it!! – part one
Apollo Hospital, 10 pm
Rachit tried to move his hand to adjust the pillow, but he failed to do so due to multiple body fractures, caused by the impact of his fall from 3rd floor of his hostel in Laxmi Nagar, East Delhi.
‘Excuse me, can I help you?’ a smiling face said which was of a cute girl, which seemed to be still in her teens.
‘No Thanks!’ he replied rudely.
‘Hi I am Khushi. By the way, we are roomie. Friends?’
‘Girl lemme make you one thing clear. I am a loner, hate interacting with unknown people, and do not make friends especially with kids like you. So it would be better if your stay away from me and even better if you shift into a single room. I am sure that your rich parents can easily afford that '
‘Do you always talk like that and what made you think that I belong to a rich family?’
‘Well it looks from your smile and behavior as if you are on a vacation and is enjoying your trip here. You definitely belong to a family which has one home at Defence Colony, another at Greater Kailash and a farm house at Chattarpur, and run to Sir Gangaram Hospital or Apollo even if their daughter is suffering from normal fever. So please shut up and stop irritating me’
‘Ok as you wish, but I was only trying to help you. Goodnight’, she replied sweetly.
Rachit was not able to sleep due to pain in his body. So to divert his attention he tried to go through the book which Khushi was reading few hours before. Somehow by pushing the table he got hold of the book and with some effort, he opened the first page of the book.
Introduction to Solid Mechanics by I Sharma, which was followed by a name read as, “Khushi Gupta, 1st year Mechanical Engineering, IIT DELHI” which was written in an exceptionally beautiful handwriting.
Suddenly he started coughing caused due to his own saliva. He pushed the button to call nurse, but no one came to help him. He was suffocating and was running out of breath. Then suddenly someone gave him a glass of water. He drank it in one shot and then he looked upwards to thank the person. It was Khushi with traces of fear and anxiety on her face.
‘Are you ok?’, inquired Khushi in a shaky voice.
‘Yes I am. Thanks for helping me despite of the fact that I misbehaved with you couple of hours ago’
‘That’s ok. No one is bad at heart. I know that something is bothering you which caused you to behave in such a manner. Accha tell me how did you get yourself hurt?’
‘I slipped from the third floor of my Hostel’, replied Rachit not convincingly.
‘You are telling a lie as you are fumbling with your words and is seeing somewhere else while talking to me’
‘I tried to commit suicide’, replied Rachit slowly while trying to avoid eye-contact with Khushi
‘What!! Are you Nuts???’
‘I want to know the whole story. This is always the last option, and for me, it is not an option at all.’
‘Why should I tell you?’
‘Because you have no other option. You have no one to talk to, and you cannot sleep in such a pain. Plus you owe it to me as I just saved your life and I will continue disturbing you till you share your story with me’, Khushi chuckled.
‘Ok wait…..I am telling you, but promise me to keep it to yourself’
‘God Promise’, she replied with a grin on her face…..’By the way what do you do?’
‘I am a CA final student’
(To be continued)
Dear Ccites after posting about 50 articles on this platform, mostly in Inspirational genre, I present to you an entirely fresh concept “Shades of Life”. In this series, I will bring to you the different aspects of a CA life – it’s troubles, frustration, passion, happiness, challenges etc with the help of some fictional stories. 'Life is what you make it' is the first story of this series. I have posted only the first part of this first story. In the remaining two parts, you will come to know about the circumstances which caused Rachit to take such an extreme action, reason of his rude behaviour, Khushi’s take on this and her own story. I will continue this series only after seeing the response I get for this part. Your suggestions and criticisms are most welcomed. I will be waiting for your feedback.
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