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Anubhav Saxena

Drama Tragedy


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Anubhav Saxena

Drama Tragedy


The Cherry Express - Chapter 1 - The Accident

The Cherry Express - Chapter 1 - The Accident

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It was the silent night, only the voices that could be heard in the room was us moaning. We were making love under the blanket, trying not to moan too loudly as my in-laws were sleeping in the next room. The problem with making love in winters is that everything thing is so silent that even the minimal sounds of giggling and moaning can be heard but believe me a newly wed couple cannot resist it. Sometime in the morning while serving the tea to my Mother-in-law and Father-in-law, when I look at them I feel like they are saying to me 'YESTERDAY THE BED WAS CREAKING SO MUCH and YOU TWO WERE TOO LOUD'. Tring Tring....Tring Tring....we were startled in mid session, I checked the digital clock next to the table lamp it showed 2:00 AM and immediately sensed something was wrong. Abhay picked up the phone, I switched on the table lamp, that expression on his face said it all 'something was wrong'.


Yes, Yes Aunty we will be there by tomorrow, you don't worry at all, he disconnected. He told me to book two flight tickets to Varanasi as his maternal uncle met with an accident and needed blood AB-ve which was Abhay's blood group. Abhay wore his boxer and t-shirt and moved to next room. I took out my laptop and logged in net banking just to realize that the total amount in both was our bank account was Six thousand. I heard his mom crying, though wicked in such situations but the first thought that came to my mind was 'Shit! I can clearly hear her cry, they would have heard us moaning'. Abhay came to room and even before I could speak, he knew that he was impulsive, 'Book the train ticket for me' he said. I really wanted to go with him to support him in such hard time but tickets for two would have resulted in mid month financial crisis.


Next morning I texted him his E-ticket with kiss emoji, I never thought that would be my last message to him. He came out of the bathroom wearing towel, picked up his phone and saw my text. He came to bed and kissed me, I pulled his towel as I got carried away but he resisted as he was in stress. He got ready, packed his bag and booked Ola auto. 

The next thing that we heard was the news of the derailing of The Cherry Express, which resulted in death of more than three hundred people. My hand started shivering while I was trying his number, it was unreachable. My mother-in-law was already crying while my father-in-law was trying to console her. In that moment I literally wanted to slap her hard on the face and tell her 'WHY THE FUCK YOU ARE CRYING, ABHAY WILL COME HOME ALIVE', mind really work in mysterious ways to different situations. And at last, three hours after the accident we got the tragic news. 


Five Months later I went to the government office in order to collect an amount of Twenty Lakhs that was supposed to be given by the government to the family members of the people who lost their lives in that accident. I sat on the chair just opposite to the person-in-charge, his name plate kept on table which read as Durga Prasad. The next word that came out of his mouth turned my world upside down for the second time 'Madam, you are not eligible for this fund as you don't have a MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE'.

To be Continued.....



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