Elixir – Part 1

She woke up with a surprise. Yes… She was finally turning 20. It was a much awaited day, as she had been waiting for this very day from the time she left school.
School didn’t teach her much, as she was never the person she wanted to be. She was just a puppet at the hands of her parents. But college changed her. And she began to love her life like anything.
She was elegant and fierce like the fire, active and carefree like the wind, yet graceful and adjusting like water. She was the earth to all those people who planted their troubles and confined their insecurities to her heart.
She was a soul so pure, yet her life was covered with dirt at times, only to be washed away by her faith and hope on life.
This is her story. A phase of her life. How she overcame the difficulties and became the queen, building her kingdom and reigning the hearts of her loved ones…
ELIXIR – the story of a thirsty soul; thirsty for love, peace and happiness.
So, the birthday morning.
The clock said 6 am. Everyone waited for her to wake up and come out, to wish her. Her phone had many messages and calls, some attended, some left by her sleep to be attended later.
Her mom called her , “Anju.. wake up. You need to wake up early atleast today. Guests would be here anytime soon. Your dad has planned a big party. Hope the guests would like it and know that we too could throw cool parties like them. Get up, you lazy girl. Get ready. Don’t irritate me today.” Since there was no reply, she opened the door with a tumbler of water to throw on her daughter’s face, only to find the window open and her Anju missing. And she read a note that was left for her , on the bed. “Ma, I love you for gifting me this day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU MA, NOT ME. FOR WHEN I WAS BORN, A MOTHER WAS BORN IN YOU. ” And poor lady, astonished at her daughter’s disappearance, was fuming with anger but with a smile. For she knew her daughter had changed. But why today? Why can’t she be normal?
Anju had been waiting for this day. How could she make it ordinary? Hence, with her backpack set and mind excited, she left in search of a paradise. She left the home, reached the railway station, had a coffee from the stall and sat on the seat allotted to her.
Name : Anjali S
Age : 20
She was happy to see the age she desired the most, on her favourite piece of paper.
She was about to uninstall Whatsapp, but then, she saw a message. And that made her surprised and shocked at the same time.
“Hey. Hope it’s your birthday today, as far as I could remember. If yes, happy birthday. I want to speak to you soon. It’s something important.
But wait, you remember me right?”

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