The night of 31st March brought disaster in Maya’s life, which affected her badly. After Zan and Maya made out, Maya playfully told Zan about the bracelet that Anil had gifted her, which enraged Zan. Suddenly, he yelled at her…
Zan: Haath kaise lagaya usne tujhe. Tu Sirf meri hai. Sirf meri. (How dare he touch you. You are mine. Just mine)
Maya: He just held my hand to put on the bracelet.
Zan: How dare he…
Zan was so angry, as he was intoxicated that he slapped Maya really hard, he strangled Maya with his bare hand so hard that Maya grasped hard to breathe, but yet she did not utter a word. Zan kept on screaming, “HOW DARE HE TOUCH YOU, YOU ARE MINE, JUST MINE”.
After a while when he freed her Maya, although she was scared yet, she managed to ask.
Maya: Main tumhari hu lekin… lekin.. kya… kya tum bhi mere ho? (I am all yours.. but are you… are you mine as well?)
Zan pushed her aside and said Tujhe kya lagta hai main tujhse pyar karunga? tujhse shaadi karunga? (What do you think, I’ll love you? I’ll marry you?)
Although Maya broke, she shattered yet she did not say a word. After Zan slept off, Maya slipped to Zan’s balcony, she wanted to jump off from there and end her life but she remembered that she had her uncle waiting at home. That night neither she could sleep nor could she leave. She just sat in a corner of the balcony of Zan’s house and waited for the sun to come up. Tears rolled down her cheeks.
As the sun was about to come up Zan’s brother Ryan came to their balcony and asked why was she still awake but before she could rant her story he pulled her close and tried to kiss her. Maya pushed him back, first tried to make him understand that whatever he was doing was unethical but he was intoxicated but was uncontrollable, finally again when he tried to molest her, Maya, pushed him back hard, and ran towards the door, and escaped.
Maya came back home trembling. She was shattered in million pieces. She did not know what went wrong. What was her fault, questioning herself, was she so bad that suddenly she had become a sex toy? Was she so bad the Zan thought she was unlovable?
Maya crumbled in the corner of her room. No, not because she was sad but because she blamed herself. She knew it will happen but she never knew he wouldn’t protect her.
His brother tried to touch her the previous night, after he was drunk, which sent Maya into a shock. He couldn’t succeed as Maya escaped but she couldn’t tell any of these to Zan. Maya did not want to come between Zan and his relations.
Moreover, the argument between Zan and her broke her.
Maya never expected anything from Zan. Even when Maya felt that he won’t love her she still stayed with him, did everything for him but now everything had crashed down. But this time her self-confidence was broken into million pieces. Zan didn’t love her, she was just crushed with his revelation.
After Maya left his apartment, in the morning after, Zan woke up he did not remember anything about the earlier night about what he had said or done but he sensed something was wrong. Very Wrong.
He texted Maya several times, Maya saw them but was not in the condition to reply. She replied late in the evening but was poised now. Maya had become extremely calm.
Although he did not remember what he told her, still Maya had forgiven him. How could she not? She loved him after all. They chatted, talked and Zan thought everything had gone back to normal between him and Maya.
But, several things had changed in Maya now. She never told Zan about Ryan’s behavior as she knew Zan might kill him. After all, Zan considered Maya as his property, how could he let anyone else touch her.
Whenever he insisted on drinking with Maya, she made excuses not to meet him. Even when he told her that he’ll drop essential things at her place, just to see her once, Maya made up excuses not to meet him.
Maya still loved Zan but she didn’t want to meet him. She was tired and afraid of getting hurt.
This wasn’t the only problem, a bigger trouble was on the way…
to be continued…