Alia’s life is changed unexpectedly because of the choice she made. She moves away from home to rebuild her life again where she meets her tall and handsome neighbor Vikrant, skeptical at first about his intentions she starts to care for him.
Her happiness is short lived as her past soon catches up to her. How is she going to bring her life on track again? Can she trust Vikrant? Will love conquer hate or is that an impossible task?
Vikrant is a man with a purpose. He needs answers and will not rest till he gets them. He moves in a studio apartment where he meets Alia, who seems to be sweet and helpful. Will he listen to his heart or finish what he came to do?
Targeted Age Group:: 20-30 years
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wanted to write about extreme emotions that affect relationships. In the heat of anger things are said and done that cannot be taken back or undone. If only we calm down before saying or doing anything.
There is another side to it as well. When we are on top of the world and nothing can go wrong, we don't see what is happening right in front of us. It's as if we are wearing rose colored glasses and no matter how many warnings we get, we just don't see or believe it. Hence, the Novella is all about how decisions taken during extreme happiness and anger changes lives negatively of everyone connected to it.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
I wanted to write about relationships affected by emotional decisions. I had an overall idea about the story line. Once I started writing the characters just came to me. It did take time figuring out what flaws I wanted the characters to have. The idea that every decision that a person makes affects so many other people that are connected to that person has always intrigued me.
“Is everything alright?” asked Ruby.
“I’m not sure? There is this guy who just moved in the apartment just opposite to mine. I just saw him outside,” Alia replied annoyingly.
“I thought you said ‘he is soooo cute. I wish I had combed my hair before I opened the door’, Ruby said imitating Alia.
“Did I? Well, I have changed my mind since. I must have been sleepy when I saw him coz now, he is just creepy and not as tall as I thought he was,” said Alia.
“It’s just a feeling I get when I see him, and I have seen him a lot lately. Wherever I go, he is there smiling at me. It just puts me off,” said Alia.
“I still don’t get it. Of course, he smiles when he sees you, he is new here, and he knows you. Maybe he wants to be friends and can’t muster up the courage to ask you directly.”
“But he only smiles at me or talks to me and no one else,” said Alia.
“How would you know that?”
“A few days back, I was talking to Mrs Puri in the park, and she was going on about how kids today don’t even greet. They just go about their business. Then she told me to be careful of the new boy who just moved in as he is always in a foul mood,” said Alia.
“Why are you listening to her? She is a lonely old widow. All she does is poke her nose into other people’s business,” said Ruby.
“Don’t say that. She is a nice old lady,” said Alia and smiled. “Another thing I found out is that he had the option to rent a studio apartment on the 5th floor, which had a better view just like mine, but he rented the one opposite mine with no view at all.”
“If you ask me, he likes you and maybe is hesitant to ask you out. The next time he smiles, talk to him, and I bet he will ask you out, and then you can find out why he chose 2nd floor to 5th floor,” said Ruby smiling.
“No, thank you. I am done with guys. Last time a guy gave me so much attention and then broke my heart.”
“Oh, come on! Do you know how hard it is to find the right guy? Not everyone is the same. Just talk to him, maybe he is not that bad as you think he is unless you like girls,” said Ruby grinning. “I am ok with that too.” Alia and Ruby started laughing. After a lot of discussion, Alia promised Ruby to give Vikrant a chance next time he talked to her.
The next day when Alia went for her usual morning walk, she smiled back at Vikrant, it felt good.
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