It had been days, Maya and Z’s friendship had become deep. No, it wasn’t a one-night stand but Z and Maya often made out. Maya was in love with Z. She really was in love but Z did not love her, or did he? Maya was not sure about it, as Z always avoided any topic that was related to love. For him, it was just a normal friendship with lust combined. Sometimes Maya wondered if she could openly tell him how much she loved him but she was afraid to lose him.
She never thought that she will fall in love, but she did. It hurt her like anything. Her chest was often heavy. He used to keep on talking for hours about his ex whom he loved. Maya would keep listening to him. She was always there for him. Whenever he needed anything no matter whatever it had been, be it his business or in any other way, Maya was there for him. Maya knew that Z had started taking her for granted.
Previously on Chronicles of Maya: Was it just a One Night Stand?
Z’s business partner Anil who was Maya’s friend now often used to tell her that she was wasting her time. Zan was using her for money, for everything. Maya knew that Anil wasn’t lying, but somewhere she had that hope that maybe someday he would love her. She knew that Z was aware of her love for him. She knew she was losing her self-respect but her love for him was greater than everything. Maya’s closest friends Ranbir, Pooja, and Prakhar often told her that she is committing a mistake. He is not her type, they even called him class-less but for Maya, Z was a confused kid. Anil used to tell Maya that Zan wasn’t a kid he was over-smart and opportunist but Maya being Maya believed that the world is good.
You can read the previous chapters here: The Chronicles of Maya
Z loved Maya’s writings, her snippets, and her poems. He always encouraged her about her work, about her writings. Maya wondered if he didn’t feel anything for her why he always inspired her to work hard with perseverance while dealing with her patients.
Was it real or was it just an illusion?
to be continued…
Edited by Kuntala Bhattacharya from Travelogue of Kuntala