নমস্কার everyone, I modified some parts of my story and I hope আপনি like this even better than the previous!!!
The woods were filled with silence and I looked around for any signs of the slayer. As I heard the leaves on the ground rustling, I turned around and there he appeared from the treetops of a nearby বৃক্ষ and he gave me a sly smile which sent shivers down my spine before slowly approaching me and my হৃদয় was pounding inside my chest. I was vulnerable as there wasn’t anyone to protect me and I knew that I was going to die here, alone. Please let this be over fast, I thought to myself.
Every step that he took towards me was another step closer to death. His long, black hair was flowing as the cold and তিক্ত wind blew and I found myself shivering because of the coldness and the fear that I felt.
Would anyone find me here after I died? অথবা would I be হারিয়ে গেছে forever in this horrid place?
These প্রশ্ন filled my head and I knew that he was still watching me as my breathing became heavier. I never expected this দিন to come but ever since Luke and his family’s arrival, I should have seen this coming soon and this was one of risk that I took for being with him but I would gladly pay the price. As I looked directly into his dark, black eyes, I saw the hatred and anger that had consumed the slayer’s mind.
I knew that this was the end of me now.
CHAPTER 1 A NEW START
“So, how are আপনি fitting? Is everyone being nice to you?”
“They are really… friendly, mum. I’m fitting in and the weather is cold but I’m doing fine. Is everything alright, mum? আপনি seem awfully quiet,” my tone became worried and I was curious about the silence that filled the end of the other line.
“I’m fine. I’m engaged, sweetheart. I’m just so excited about the wedding and আপনি should see the ring. It’s simply beautiful. You’ll be my bridesmaid, right?”
The thought of me in any dress was simply horrible as I would never be seen wearing a dress even if it was my wedding but it was going to be my mum’s special দিন and I wanted her to be happy. She had been seeing David for two years now and he seemed like a wonderful guy for my mother.
“Absolutely, mum.” I quickly lied and tried my best to sound enthusiastic about it. “I’m so happy for the both of you. I can’t wait till then. I’ve to go now and cook ডিনার before dad comes back. I’ll talk to আপনি soon.”
“Okay then, Ashley. Send my regards to your father for me. I প্রণয় you.”
“Love আপনি too, mum. Bye! Tell David that I ব্যক্ত hi and congrats on your engagement.”
I quickly ended the call before she could say anything আরো and stared at the blank screen of my handphone for a few moments, thinking about my mother. She seemed really different but still like her old, care-free way and I wondered if David, her new fiancé was taking care of her as I did when I’d been staying with her. I stormed downstairs to the রান্নাঘর and started taking out the cooking utensils out from the cabinets. I decided to cook my favourite dish, স্প্যাঘেটি with creamy মাশরুম sauce and as I was busy in the kitchen, I heard the front door open and then close and my father appeared in the রান্নাঘর a few moments later.
“I thought I smelled something good. আপনি shouldn’t be doing all the cooking, Ashley. We could always eat at the ভোজনকারী and save আপনি the time of cooking and cleaning up.” He took off his কোট and stood at the doorway with his কোট in his hand.
“I like cooking, dad. It helps me to relax and I don’t mind cleaning up. It’s better than eating at the ভোজনকারী every night,” I added jokingly and kept my eyes on the bubbling pot of the sauce and slowly stirred it. “Besides, I’m tired of being the center of attention while I’m eating. Dinner’s almost ready, dad.”
“I see. Anyway, I’ll get cleaned up then I’ll help আপনি set the ডিনার table. It’s the least I can do to help as আপনি have been doing all the hard work of cooking for me.”
“I’m fine, dad. আপনি should get cleaned up and I’ll set the table,” I gave him a weak smile before he walked out the room and went upstairs to freshen himself up.
After a few minutes, he returned to the রান্নাঘর and I’d already set the টেবিল and our ডিনার smelled delicious. We ate in silence for a few moments until my dad spoke.
“So… what did আপনি do today?” he took another bite of the স্প্যাঘেটি and looked at me, waiting for my answer.
“I just did some unpacking and cleaned up some things. I’m just a little nervous about the first দিন at school tomorrow,” I lied and played with my plate of spaghetti. “How about you, dad?”
“I’m sure that you’ll be fine tomorrow. The hospital was a little crowded today but I managed to treat all the patients. Luckily, the new doctor and his family are arriving tomorrow. Everyone in this town seems to be getting ill and we are short of hands to
help,” he sounded relived as he spoke and I knew that he seemed exhausted these few days.
“That’s good. আপনি seemed tired since আপনি had to take the double shift. So, where’s this new doctor from?”
“I’m not sure. Surprisingly no one seems to know much of him and his family but I do know that he’s really attractive. So are his children. I’m pretty sure that the whole town will be gossiping about them when they’ve arrived.”
“Well, hopefully the whole high school will be too caught up with them until they won’t notice me. I spoke to mum today.”
“How’s she? I haven’t heard much about her,” he looked down as he spoke and I knew that my dad’s feelings towards mum were still the same and I sighed softly. It was going to be difficult to tell him about mum’s engagement.
“She’s… great. She’s getting married to David,” I looked at my father’s face and tried my hardest to study his facial expression but he remained calm after hearing the news.
“That’s… great news. So… when is the wedding?”
“I’m not sure but mum wants me to be her bridesmaid and she’s really excited about it.”
“I see. Well, I’m going to watch the game before I tuck in early. Do আপনি mind doing the dishes tonight? I’ll do the dishes tomorrow if আপনি want me to,” he got up from the টেবিল and waited for my respond.
“I’m fine, dad. I haven’t got much to do anyway and the রান্নাঘর looks like it hasn’t been cleaned in months unless আপনি want to spend your time cleaning up rather than watching your game.”
“Thanks, Ashley. Just call me if আপনি need my help.” He disappeared into the sitting room.
I heard the টেলিভিশন turned on and I started to clean up the kitchen. After the রান্নাঘর was spotless enough to my satisfaction, I ran upstairs to my bedroom and shut my room door. I tried to continue packing but I was distracted দ্বারা my thoughts. The only reason that I’d decided to stay with my dad was because I’d felt guilty about leaving him all alone and since my mum had David, I decided that it was time to spend some time with my father. I figured that he would be delighted as I hadn’t visited him for a few years now. I went into my bathroom and took a glance at the mirror. I combed my ট্যাঙ্গেল্ড hair and tied it into a ponytail. I tried my best to convince myself that this was the right choice but a part of me knew that I couldn’t agree and that I would regret this decision. I have to be strong for my father. I can’t প্রদর্শনী my dislike and my unhappiness in front of him অথবা he would be disappointed. I took a long, warm bath and changed into my favourite loss fitting শার্ট and a grey shorts.
I sat at my ডেস্ক and to check my emails and I’d gotten two messages from my mum. The first one was sent after she had called me and told me. It had ব্যক্ত “Ashley,”
I missed আপনি so much since আপনি moved to stay with your father. The new house that David had just bought has three rooms and আপনি can come প্রথমপাতা anytime if আপনি like. The wedding will be during the end of this বছর and I’m having so much fun with all the planning.
I sighed loudly and clicked on the পরবর্তি one and it was sent a few মিনিট after the first one. It had written “Ashley,”
দ্বারা the way, I হারিয়ে গেছে my handphone again but I’m not sure when I’d হারিয়ে গেছে it. So… I’m done with using a handphone for now and don’t forget to write to me often and tell me about your first দিন of school tomorrow. Good luck and David sents his regards to আপনি and your father.
I clicked the reply button to reply her যন্ত্রপত্র অথবা she might be worried that I’d gone missing অথবা worse kidnapped. She is the biggest worrier and I didn’t want her to get worried about me especially when she has all the wedding arrangement to sort out.
I’m fine and I can’t believe আপনি হারিয়ে গেছে your handphone again. It’s the সেকেন্ড one that you’ve হারিয়ে গেছে this month. Maybe আপনি should stop using one until আপনি figure out a way to stop losing it. Anyway, I hope you’re having fun with the planning and I’m so happy for the both of you. Dad sents his regards too and says congrats to you. Anyway, I am going to বিছানা early now. I’ll write to আপনি tomorrow so don’t worry too much about me. I missed আপনি too.
As I’d just finished typing out all those white lies in the যন্ত্রপত্র and sent it to my mum, I heard a soft knock on the door and I found my dad standing at the doorway. He looked exhausted and I tried my best to study his facial expression. I knew that he wanted to discuss about something and I waited patiently for him to bring the subject up.
“Well, looks like your new laptop is put to good use. I was worried that আপনি weren’t sure how to operate it like your mother”
“I’m just emailing mum. Are আপনি going to বিছানা now?”
“Um… yeah. I wanted to discuss something with আপনি before I went to bed,” his tone was surprisingly anxious and I knew that it must be important for him to discuss at night with me.
“I’m listening,” I looked at the doorway and waited for his speech.
“I bought a car for you. It isn’t new but it’s still in good condition. It used to belong to Michael Sawyer, the store owner in town. Do আপনি remember him?”
“I… don’t remember. I haven’t stayed here since I was 6 years old, dad.”
“I-I forgot. Anyway, the car is yours now. It’s parked in the driveway and consider it as your welcoming gift.”
“Thanks Jac… dad. I appreciate it and um… thanks for the laptop too.”
“You’re welcome. I should probably get to বিছানা now. I’ll see আপনি in the morning then. Sleep tight, Ashley.” He quietly closed my door and I heard his room door creak open and closed. I shifted my glance to my window and at that moment I realized that it was wide open. The wind that blew into my room was cold and I shivered before I stumbled to close it before I froze. The window was partly jammed and I pushed hard before it finally closed tightly and my room begun to feel warm again. I jumped onto my বিছানা and into my thick duvet before grabbing the book that I’d been পাঠ করা since I’d arrive here two days পূর্বে and tried to read it but my thoughts was filled with worrying about my mother being alone and my father’s kindness today. I gave up and turned of the side lamp and tried to sleep with the heavy rain pouring outside but I kept tossing and turning in my বিছানা until I finally slept after a few hours.
The পরবর্তি morning, I woke up as my alarm rang and got ready for school. I dressed myself in a simple white ব্লাউজ and an acid washed jeans with my favourite pair of
sneakers. I tried my best to comb through my hair and left it loose before heading to the রান্নাঘর to grab some breakfast and I found a note stuck on the cereal box. It had wrote “Ashley,”
I needed to get to work early as the doctor and his family are arriving soon and I’m suppose to pick them up from the airport. I’ll see আপনি during ডিনার later. Good luck at school!
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