Tara attempted in vain, to forget the entire sequence of events, resonating into her ears.
She had never liked the harshness in Madame S’s tone. ‘
"What made Samantha call me and propose a meeting at one of the worse hotels in Paharganj?
How was she so sure that I would not be able to turn down her offer for Jenny's sake?", Tara pondered, "...and on top of that, how dare her threaten me with a secret concerning Shekhar! God knows what is in store for all of us!"
If there was a person on this earth whom Tara trusted more than herself, it was Shekhar Dutta.
She knew well that like all good, talented writers, Shekhar also had a sixth sense or power of intuition and once he has a foresight of some event - to happen in the near future - it is bound to…
Tara felt so helpless and clueless on how she should proceed to rescue Shekhar, who was her only hope in this world, the one who could solve all her mysteries and answer all her questions.
But, Shekhar's past was what Tara was unaware of, all her life.
And, that past was about to weigh heavily on the peace and harmony in her familial life.
Tara didn't know the other Shekhar.
His strong love for Tara and Roohi had become the biggest vulnerability for their family.
Someone was trying to destroy their family’s peace but nobody knew, for sure, so far who that person was, and what exactly his motives were.
And that vulnerability had forced Shekhar to incline towards Percival’s proposal and agree to his demands.
Shekhar had agreed.
But, for once, the thought of refusing to bow in front of Percival and his blackmailing tactics did cross Shekhar's mind.
"Let him tell Tara about my past", he thought. "Then it will be upon Tara, who will have to take a final call for the relationship between the two of us from then onward."
But, when Roohi's face flashed before his eyes, a bout of chilling shivers passed through his body in vertical current and that was enough to freeze his body, and mind for a while.
And, then he decided to succumb to Percival's trap and not risk their relationship, their familial life.
Jennifer was anxious to unveil Cy's thought process - behind his blog, interestingly titled ‘Reticence Finds Expression’ - which traced back to July 2012.
Tracing his beginning, Jenny opened Cy's first post.
And, she was stunned to see her photograph in the first post, on the blog, dated 3rd July, 2012.
They had never met at that time!
"That Debate Competition was held in September 2012! How come Cyrus’s utilized my photograph?
That too, one of my Childhood Snaps?!", thought Jennifer, "...and that too in his very first post!"
Jennifer made it a point to scan through all his posts, spanning over the last two years, word by word.
She needed to unmask Cyrus's well - guarded secret!
Suddenly, her Cellphone started ringing, flashing Cyrus's name.
"I would talk to Cyrus only after I read all his posts!", Jennifer resolved and firmly disconnected the call.
Read the thirteenth part of the story here : Blood Is Red, So Is A Blush.
Me and my Team are participating in "Game Of Blogs" at Blogadda.com.
#CelebrateBlogging with us. :)