It has been four days passed, but Ahana still hasn’t messaged or called Siya. I’m taking pills to sleep at night because I don’t want to lose my mind. She comes into my dreams every night asking me for the help, begging me for help, screaming and crying. If I’m seeing the same dream daily, there has to be some reason. I’ve to help her at any cost and take her out from the trap. I can’t just wait for her call now. I’ve to do something. I’ll do something.
Somebody knocked on the door of my room and I came on the earth back. I climbed out of my bed to open the door.
I opened the door. Siya is on the door, giving me a serious look. “Siya, what happened?” I asked, placing my hand over her arm.
“Finally Ahana,” she took a deep breath. “She messaged now.” I smiled slightly after knowing this, she too smiled. We have been waiting for her message since four days and this is good news for us. At least she messaged, maybe now she will share something.
We settled down on the sofa of my room. Siya gave me her phone. “We soon gonna help her out, Riyan.” She blinked her eyes.
I gave a slight smile to her. “Yup, we’ll, together.”
“Remember mom used to say, together, we’ll find a way out,” Siya spoke. I smiled broadly as my mom’s voice echoed in my ear. I always feel like she’s there, seeing me and helping me. Whenever I fall weak, I remember her. She gives me strength. I miss her, I love her a lot.
I moved my eyes to phone to read Ahana’s message.
Ahana: Hey, Siya. Ahana this side. I’m feeling so lonely today and can’t able to sleep. Nobody is there in my life with whom I can talk. I felt a sudden urge to talk to someone and I messaged you. Can we talk a bit?
This message is clearly showing how lonely she is. I felt sharp in my heart after reading her message. I badly want to help her. I can’t see her like this. She doesn’t deserve this, nobody deserves this.
Siya placed her hand over my shoulder. “Answer her, Riyan. She needs us.” I looked at her and nodded my head.
I moved eyes back at the phone’s screen and sighed deeply before typing the message.
Me: Yeh, sure why not? I’m always there for you and I’m glad that you messaged me. I’ve been waiting for your message since we met.
Ahana: Why? Why are you so nice, Siya? You gave your number to an unknown person without thinking anything.
Me: Because I can feel that you need my help, Ahana. You can share with me anything, I will try my best to help you.
Ahana: I wish I could.
Ahana: It is complicated. I don’t want to put anybody life in danger to save myself.
Me: Why anybody’s life will come in danger?
Siya and I, we looked at each other cluelessly.
Ahana: I wish I could explain it to you. I can only say to you that I’m trapped here, alone and in pain. I can’t even run. I’ve to live like this now, in pain. This is killing me from inside.
The hole in my heart is growing, knowing about her life. Why can’t she run? What is the problem?
“Ask about her husband, Riyan,” Siya told me, I nodded my head at her.
Me: Does your husband torture you?
I sent the message and we both are desperately waiting for her message. Our heartbeats accelerated. She’s typing the message.
Ahana: I can’t tell you anything, I’m sorry. I just want to talk to you because I can’t live alone anymore. I want someone with whom I can talk and trust.
“Why she’s not telling anything?” She uttered dejectedly.
“I’m sure, her husband is torturing and blackmailing her. She’s afraid to even tell us about her husband. We should call the police and make him arrest.” I roared in fury. My blood is boiling in anger because I don’t know why, but I can’t see Ahana in pain. She is sounding so vulnerable. I just can’t see her in this condition. I want to help her badly.
“Riyan, we’re not sure. Please, relax.” She rubbed my back to calm me down.
“Siya, I don’t know what is happening to me. I only know one thing that no matter what I’m gonna help her.” I stated in a serious tone.
“We’ll find a solution, Riyan. First, you’ve to calm down yourself. We can’t take any decision in a hurry. We could be wrong about her husband, maybe there is something much more than this, something very deep.” Siya explained to me and I understood her. She’s right, maybe we’re thinking wrong.
Me: You can trust me. I just wanna say that never stop fighting back from your pain and fear, Ahana. We humans, we are stronger than we know. If you need to talk to me and need my help, remember that I’m always there for you. You’re not alone anymore. Whenever you feel lonely, just message me.
Ahana: Thank you so much. I’m feeling a bit better after a long time in my life. You’re an Angel to me, really. I’m happy that I messaged you.
Siya and I slightly smiled at each other after reading her message.
“Somewhere we’re helping by talking to her,” Siya uttered happily.
“Thank you so much for sharing your number with her. Thank you for helping me.” I thanked my sister from the core of my heart.
“I’m not doing this for you anymore, Riyan. I’m doing this for myself. I myself want to help Ahana.” I smiled.
Me: I’m happy to know that you’re feeling better by talking to me.
Ahana: Thanks again. I’ll message you tomorrow, good night.
Me: Good night and remember that you’re not alone anymore, I’m there for you always. You can message or call me anytime.
“Finally, she’s opening up with us,” Siya spoke happily.
“I’m a bit happy after so long.” I smiled back.
“Riyan, I have an idea to bring Ahana here.” As she uttered, my eyes glinted with the excitement.
“What?” I asked.
“Are you crazy?” I growled at her, she laughed.
“What crazy? We gonna help her by doing this. We’ll take her out from the hell.”
“Going with the cops at her house is a much better plan than yours,” I stated and stood up from the sofa.
“My plan is cool, accept it.” She also got up.
“Your plan is so stupid, not cool.” I rebuked, she curled up her lips. I love this type of cute siblings fight between us.
“Okay, fine. I’m feeling sleepy now. Good night.”
“Good night.” I give her a warm hug.
“Thank you for everything.” I thanked her as we broke the hug.
“I love you, Riyan. You’re my brother, anything for you and I’ve already told that I’m doing this for myself, ”
I cut her words. “Thank you for always being there for me. You’ve been like my support system since mom and dad left.”
“You took all the responsibilities on yourself, you left everything and handle dad’s business, my responsibility and so many other things. Least I can do is to support you in all this.” I smiled happily.
I clasped her face and kissed her forehead. “I’m really blessed to have such a nice sister in my life.”
“Ditto, Riyan.” We smiled at each other.
After that, she stepped out of the room and I locked the door. I lay down on the bed. Today I can sleep in peace because Ahana is talking to us now. And now I won’t let her feel lonely anymore. After so many days, I fell asleep without pills, wondering about Ahana.