word, but Aranya knew she could make
a fertile ground for a break-up if the
need arose. But not before Raghuvir got
her the deal—a college transfer, a tuition
and a ten-year bond.
Aranya bought another cellphone.
Farah and Raghuvir started talking over
Facebook and Whatsapp for quite a few
hours every day. Though Raghuvir hadn’t
cheated on Aranya yet, it now seemed
like it could happen, if not immediately
then sometime in the future.
This had only reaffirmed in her heart
that the only person she could be in love
with, even if it destroyed her, was