Thursday, September 3, 2020

Mysterious Esmé

 She was panting . Her heart beating wildly . She quickly climbed the deck . She stood in the dark , far from everyone. Finally ! She was away from him. She had been waiting for this , since a year. . She prayed frantically “ Please let him not find me. I have not asked you for anything. But today! Please! Just once listen to me”. The final signal and announcement was made. Finally they were moving . She took a deep breath and slid to the floor . Tired and happy . She rested for few minutes against the cold hard wood . Then slowly made her way 

towards her room . The night breeze was balmy and cool . Her red stilettos making a sound as she climbed towards her room.

Tonight she just wanted to be alone with her thoughts . Didn’t want to meet anyone . She quickly changed into her tracks and T- shirt . She ordered for a sandwich and coffee . Knowing too well , that the coffee would keep her awake for a long time . She ate and lay down . 

Listening to the sounds in the dark. The party on the deck was in full swing . Finally ,she would be in Italy . Far from him ! The tears which she had held at bay . Made their way down her cheeks . Trailing a pattern of their own . It was as if they had a will of their own . “ what hell he had given her ? How could a man be so cruel? Slowly she went back into her past . 

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