I dunno if my words will be good enough to grace the first page of such a beautiful story, but still I'll try to be as good with them as I can...
Well, a lovely song to describe the overflowing emotions and a very apt title as well!!!!! Rudra's fear and insecurity, his anger at his mother's act of leaving him behind with his father, his resentment of his life ever since is beautifully portrayed!!!!! The narrative pulls you in, you feel like you are a part of the audience in the Officer's mess, watching the ongoing luncheon celebrating the occasion of Mother's day with soldiers and their mothers!!!!!
Rudra's uneasiness and his hesitance to go and join his Officers for the lunch, for which he's been invited is very clearly felt by the reader!!!! He wants to go away from the one memory that has haunted his entire childhood and still doesn't let him escape the nightmares of it!!!!
But very soon, the bright sunshine in his otherwise bleak landscape, Paro comes to him and in her own ways, makes him let go of his troubles and enjoy some moments of peace being with the mothers of proud soldiers!!!! Their praise and adoration for him, his activities and the love for his country makes him forget those bitter words said by a mother, who in a state of grief had accused him of leading her son to death as well as the shock of his own mother leaving him!!!!
Aman is such a sweet soul!!!! I just love him to bits... He's the friend and brother that Rudra never had, nit that he'd admit it!!!!
The beauty of this story just leaps of the page. Your dedication is so sweet! You are a sweetheart!
To get up and read this, this on a .monday morning, where Rudra is both washed away and held afloat in the river of Paros love! What can be better than that! Not withstanding the excellent feature of this story... No Laila!
Thank you for gracing us with this story. It is out of this world!