Chapters:

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Chapter 7

jobless man

‘Thailand was a beautiful place, better than those filthy and dirty places I was forced to reside in, in Delhi and Mumbai. But when your freedom is snatched, even heaven appears filthier than hell. The same happened with me, when I was subjected to even worse conditions in Thailand. The customers were mostly tourists, foreigners, and people who just visited Thailand in vacations. We earned in Baht’s, whose value is more than a rupee, but what’s the use of that earning if we don’t get even a single penny to spend on ourself?’

‘The pimp here, is also a lady?’

‘Yes, Saheb. She’s a lady, and very clever. She knows all the possible tactics we can apply to escape, so she made sure to cover all the loop-holes, and trap us in a golden cage. We are sent to shopping once a month, she has cars and drivers, and they usually take us from one place to another, but we are under surveillance, every single second!’

‘What do you mean? That means you are being watched now also?’

‘No, not now. When we get a customer, we are free for those few hours, but then, there are not many people here to guarantee freedom. You are the first Indian, rather, the first person who forwarded a helping hand.’ Gudiya smiled.

Her smile assured him that she had developed great faith on him, and he was his only hope now. If he will betray her, the woman will have no chance of survival, she will definitely die, not because of her physical condition, but because of her mental breakdown. She won’t be able to trust anyone in the world. It can’t get any worse.

‘The starting 2 years were really tough here, I became pregnant thrice, and they all forcefully aborted my babies. My first two babies were aborted in initial 3 months of pregnancy, so it wasn’t that big deal, but my third baby was forcefully aborted in fifth month of my pregnancy, it could have killed me, the doctor said, but they didn’t care. And now I’m pregnant for the fourth time, I’m already 4 months pregnant, and if I undergo an abortion this time, I cannot survive. There are no chances…’

Jay’s jaw dropped. He couldn’t imagine the pain and mental trauma the woman must’ve gone through. He held her hand gently and said something, which he never thought he would end up saying, ‘I promise, Gudiya, you will give birth to this child, in India…’

Gudiya smiled again, her smile was as fresh as the morning sunrise. Every time she smiled, Jay felt an ache in his heart, a pain that was increasing and becoming unbearable. He needed to rescue her as soon as possible.

It was 3am now, they were talking since a long time, and Jay discovered a powerful story in Gudiya. Her life could shake the world, he was sure enough. He switched off the camera and put her to sleep. She slept peacefully, and calmly like a new born baby, she knew her angel and guardian is here with her tonight. She always had faith in God, and she always believed, that he will soon send someone to rescue her.

The Next Morning

Jay woke up on the couch of the hotel room and found the room empty. Gudiya had gone, and she left a note on the paper:

‘Saheb, thank you for everything. I cannot stay here beyond 8am, so I’m leaving, I will meet you again, soon.’

Jay was startled. How the hell will he meet her again when she left no clue or message? How will he find her in this huge city? He looked at the clock, it showed 11am. He knew it’s already too late to search her around the hotel as she left more than 3 hours ago.

He got up lazily from the couch and went inside the washroom, he looked at the mirror, which was hazy and foggy. He switched on the light, and was shocked to read the message on the mirror:

‘The old church of the city awaits you tonight…’

Jay had no clue other than this. He ran towards the room, collected his camera and mobile phone, checked out from hotel and reached his own hotel. He called up everyone and showed them the footage he collected last night.

As he switched the camera on, nothing played.

‘What the fuck is this? I recorded her my entire night, and the camera is not working anymore?’

‘Must be some technical error, let me see’

Anil snatched the camera from Jay and examined it thoroughly.

‘Look, the memory card is missing, where the hell you left it?’

‘Mother of God! This can’t be possible, fuck! I’m screwed, maybe I left it in the hotel I stayed last night in’

They all hired a cab and rushed to the hotel, took the keys of the room, and searched every corner, all in vain. Jay couldn’t understand what just happened. The memory card was nowhere to be found.

‘It’s such a tiny thing, how the hell do you expect to find it so quickly? Search again, every corner!’ Jay screamed to the staff. Everyone was working endlessly, but they couldn’t find it.

‘Hell man, how could you be so careless?’ Anil shouted.

‘You, mind your own business asshole, you couldn’t arrange anything for us, it was entirely my hard work that I covered her last night! You proved to be totally useless, I wonder why Dixit assigned you to us!’

‘Will you calm down and try finding that thing out?’

Everyone once again engaged in finding the tiny memory card, but nobody succeeded. Suddenly Jay was reminded of that message in the washroom, he signaled everyone to search the washroom, but no success. Neither the message was there, nor the memory card. The bell-boy would have cleaned everything up, including the mirror, he thought.

Now he just waited for the day to fall, so that he could visit the church at night. Maybe he could get some more clues about her story? He slept off in his hotel room, and set up an alarm for 9pm.

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  Comments (39)

  • pratikshya..

    August 2, 2013

    nice story..wan 2 read nxt part..:-)

    • Mehek

      August 2, 2013

      All chapters are uploaded here only, dear. Just click on the numbers to move on to the next chapters 🙂

  • syed mofassir

    August 18, 2013

    d story is well written…..an inspiring one…
    if I get a chance to help one such victim of dis hellish bussiness I would do anything 2 pull back from dis cruel prostitution…

    • Mehek

      August 18, 2013

      Thank you very much 🙂 if the government is supportive, scenario can be definitely changed.

  • harsha

    August 25, 2013

    whatttaaa story Mahi.. got tears.. hatsoff girl !! god bless.. keep writing 🙂

    • Mehek

      August 25, 2013

      Thanks a lot 🙂 and my name is Mehek, not Mahi 🙂

  • savita

    August 25, 2013

    gr88888 work dear…..really awsm…..touchng story….n d bitter truth also..,,,

    • Mehek

      August 25, 2013

      Thanks!

  • swati

    August 26, 2013

    this story brout tears in my eyes…we spend thousands a day nt caring sumone sell der body just to get their meal…wish cud help atleast one of them releasing them from such hells..:'(

    • Mehek

      August 26, 2013

      thanks dear 🙂 There are still some people who selflessly help others 🙂

  • Hemal

    August 27, 2013

    Very nice and touching story.
    We r very busy in our own materialistic and selfish beings that we r not able to see the sorrows of other people which r far more realistic than our.
    It is situation which jay faced that will bring us to our real senses and we will think of helping others.

    • Mehek

      August 27, 2013

      Exactly! But nowadays, nobody has the time to do anything for anyone. Even if we see a poor beggar on traffic signal, we’ll prefer to drive fast and ignore him, instead of donating some money, which maybe nothing to us, but everything to that poor soul! 🙂

  • manpreet

    September 29, 2013

    just finished this whole story at once… its really gud… touching story…. now i’m just going to buy ur book ,which i’ven’t read yet… 🙂

    • Mehek

      September 30, 2013

      Thanks! I hope you like Chained too, happy reading 🙂

  • neha

    October 8, 2013

    Ausm story ….infact felt like i ws experiencing it live…….
    .congratulations …to u uuu n tq u for writing it……

    • Mehek

      October 8, 2013

      Thanks a lot 🙂

  • dawn

    October 9, 2013

    Amazingly beautiful!! 🙂
    Gonna read all the stories of ur blog tdy!! 🙂

    • Mehek

      October 9, 2013

      haha 😀 Thanks… 🙂

  • Samayita

    October 11, 2013

    awesome………touched my heart!! :'(

    • Mehek

      October 14, 2013

      Thanks dear 🙂

  • Samayita

    October 14, 2013

    u rite awesome lov stories!! cn u rite a few more..?

    • Mehek

      October 15, 2013

      Of course why not? 😉 let my exams be over I’ll be back with a lot more 😀

  • shubhangi

    January 27, 2014

    Your writing is so damn captivating….really looking forward to read your novel CHAINED…. 😀

    • Mehek

      January 27, 2014

      Thank you dear 🙂

  • Pranjal

    May 12, 2014

    awestruck.. !!
    I was actually living the story.. you narrated it so so beautifully.. as if I know the characters.. gudiya.. jay.. mahi..!
    the way you described every situation from Bangladesh to Thailand.. n graveyard to taj mahal.. it was beautiful… its 4 am.. m habing my external vivas tomorrow… n al I am doing is reading dis story.. 😀
    your writting is really addictive.. 🙂

    • Mehek

      May 12, 2014

      That’s the nicest compliment I’ve got for Gudiya, there were more critics to be honest! But thank you 🙂 And do study, don’t screw up your exams. The stories are going to stay here but your exams will pass away…All the best!

  • Prachi

    June 14, 2014

    i can’t define with words how marvelous this story is!!! kudos (y) keep writing such stories dear… u r a great writer indeed…i was extremely sad to read that gudiya died…but yeah…there is the almighty….it seems all so real…real happenings…real characters..playing in my mind…. don’t know what to say…keep writing dear 🙂

    • Mehek

      June 14, 2014

      Thanks a lot Prachi 🙂 Means a lot! Keep reading and stay connected. There are a lot more stories to come 🙂

  • RaVi

    July 2, 2014

    Message*spechless…outstndng MaHaK…….

    • Mehek

      July 2, 2014

      Thanks Ravi, and the name is ‘Mehek’ 🙂

  • Irtayag

    July 25, 2015

    I m speechless… amazing.. how deeply u think and so nicely u pen it down. I was so engrossed into the story.. I cud visualise it. All the characters as if I m not reading it rather watching it live.
    Beautifully written and the message is also so touching..

    • Mehek

      July 25, 2015

      Thanks Gayatri…Gudiya was one of the toughest stories for me to pen down, because writing about prostitution and the ill-fated people associated with it is never easy, but I’m glad I could write it… 🙂 Thanks for reading it! You can follow my latest story here – http://www.mehek.in/fiction/inconsistent-love

  • Behshid Khairdi

    December 14, 2015

    Hello Mehek…..I am totally gripped to your stories….each story teaches me something,all kinds of stories are here..happiness,marriage,horror,black magic….I am savouring each and every story….just wanna thank u for all this…

    • Mehek

      December 15, 2015

      Hello Behshid 🙂 Thank you very much for your kind words of appreciation. I’m glad you liked my blog! Keep reading and stay connected…

  • Daisy

    April 16, 2016

    wow! literally brought tears to my eyes….it’s very sad that these kind of evils are still prevalent…..i wish the sufferers in real life have a happy ending just like gudiya in this story….but i guess that’s the differene between stories and real life….real lives do not always have a happy ending, do they? oh, but how i wish some real life jay would pop up from somewhere and help real life gudiyas….
    yeah, i know i am bad at explaining…
    anyway, now coming on to your writing skills, hw i wish i had a bit of your talent…. from a few days, the name mehek bassi kept coming into my mind, though i did not know why…so i finally searched the internet and am very glad to come across this website….i am a voracious reader and so you know how happy i was when i saw this site…and girl, you are an amazing writer! this is your second story i’ve finished reading in a day…
    i know i talk too much 😀 but hey, i couldn’t help it!!
    well done, mehek! keep writing!!!

    • Mehek

      April 16, 2016

      Thank you so much Daisy! 🙂 Your every comment means a lot to me, I am glad that you liked even the unconventional stories, otherwise most people search for hopelessly romantic love stories alone. Glad to find a reader who values other genres as well, that inspires writers like me to experiment and explore other areas of literature too! Thanks once again…God bless you

  • Kashish Malhotra

    July 31, 2016

    You are outstanding. You are the best.

  • Ankita patel

    December 23, 2018

    You are greatest one. While reading this story, I m feeling like wacthing a very interesting movie. thanx a lot. I m mad for your every story.

    • Mehek

      February 13, 2019

      Thanks a lot Ankita! 🙂 Much love…