I started puking often and my health was deteriorating. On the other hand, the truth of a cannibal residing in the mansion was killing me. Raghav stayed at home for 3 days to look after me but that day, he went to office to attend an important meeting.
I wasn’t able to convince Raghav to open that room nor was Rajesh interested in sharing the truth with me. It was getting unbearable for me to keep these secrets within myself and hence I decided to confront Rajesh that day.
I went to Rajesh’s room and noticed him holding his daughter’s photograph in his hand. He wiped his tears and noticed me standing besides the door and he hid the photograph under his pillow.
I asked softly “Uncle, why are you silent? Why are you helping Vikram?”
Rajesh looked at me apologetically and said “You shouldn’t get into this…It will ruin you own life…I only advise you to leave this cursed house and go…Whoever stays here, dies…I lost my daughter already and don’t want anything wrong to happen to you…Raghav baba loves you a lot and if anything happens to you, he will die…I and Raghav baba are already under this curse…I don’t want you also to be harmed…Please leave…”
“What will happen to me? why aren’t you telling me the truth uncle? Sonia is gone…Do you want anything to happen to Raghav as well?”
Hearing this Rajesh got up and said “No…Nothing will happen to him…I won’t let anything happen to him…Till I’m alive, I will protect him from the curse and that’s why I am here…Nothing will happen to him…Vikram won’t harm him…You go away from here…Leave this house and go away…” Saying this, he approached the door and closed the door on my face.
Disclaimer: The character names in the story are fictional characters and owned by the creators of the show “Ek Mutthi Asmaan” on ZEE TV.