It had been weeks since Zan had returned from his trip. And his closeness with Maya has increased. Things were going well, between Zan and Maya, although he still hadn’t replied to her proposal yet Maya didn’t leave his side.
In the middle of March, a thunder struck in their lives, the entire area of Alkapuri in Vadodara was shut down due to a raid, and so did the business of Zan and Anil.
Everyone was devastated as their years of hard work was over just in a blink.
Everyone…. Everyone tried everything so that at least they could at least get some ash out of the burnt coal but no… despite everything they couldn’t do anything. Nothing fruitful happened.
As days passed by Zan started to become a complete alcoholic. He was immersed in wine from early in the morning till late at night.
Strange people started coming to visit Zan and all these bothered Maya. Whenever Maya tried to stop him or to give him some advice his behavior started being worse with her. He used to make fun of Maya in front of his friends so badly that even his friends used to get ashamed. Maya also didn’t realize that Zan had started being dependant on her financially. He had given up the will to work.
If by chance Maya would say no to give him money, he would start getting way too emotional stating the facts that he couldn’t ask for any financial help from his family. Maya being Maya would again fall into his trap. Maya didn’t realize that she was becoming weaker day by day.
Slowly Zan had started becoming physically and mentally abusive towards Maya.
to be continued…