Forgotten……………..forsaken…………

 

Gauri chechi left…………never to come back.Indu never saw her again.

 

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Her intermittent trips to Kerala did not bestow on her….the divine sanction to meet Gauri chechi.Her house stood like an invalid…..the mortar and pestle lay barren,rice pounder starved of the white semi-liquid that honoured it with the position of bread maker…..

The orchard stood as a destitute……..

The lonely inmate of the two storeyed house…Gauri chechi’s mother left for her heavenly abode six months after her wedding.

Tittle=tattle of the neighbours,had that Gauri never came back after her wedding……..for Indu Gauri chechi became a “conundrum”.

She heard from neighbours that Gauri had been tricked into this marriage.A misrepresentation of facts,made her nod to this matrimony.

Many a facts were  hidden under wraps,she was trapped by her own family to let go off the encumbrance…………as they considered her.

In consequence,Gauri chechi never kept in touch with her family,even her mother whom she doubted to have connived with the extended family to create the plot for the marriage….

Even the last rites of her mother were done in her absence……She never claimed the property also ……..

Time is a great healer they say…………..slowly and gradually Indu forgot her,but the henna fragrance haunted her………..

Gauri chechi never left her.Occasionally she payed a visit to Indu in her dreams……………

When Indu was young she would clasp Amma tightly………she felt Gauri chechi came as a ghost in her dreams………she dreaded sleeping alone,

From an angel Gauri chechi had disguised herself as a being shrouded and cloaked…….little Indu could never redeem herself from the half baked stories of people……which somehow found their way to Indu…..

She now shuddered at the least mention of Gauri chechi,and in the heart empthasized with her…………………to the fact that she was faked into the marriage….

Patiently Amma made her mingle and intimate with the new culture she was introduced to………..she now loved her new friends,her school,the dialect,the cuisine and the forsaken days faded from her memory……..

As she grew up,she understood the nitty gritties of life,she could apprehend how Gauri chechi would have felt hapless at that juncture…

She did not  have that creepy and spooky feeling about Gauri chechi.

She gathered that they were connected and as Indu grieved her absence so did she……somewhere in the world……Gauri chechi craved for her as she did……..

A heavenly bond……a relationship which had conquered time,distance,age,grief,fear,misinterpretations,torments,…………………….

TO BE CONTINUED………………………….

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