Chapter 4: A star in the making

Tara Nambiar is your average urban girl except for the fact that she was a star. A rising star in the world of TV, Tara hosted a popular travel show for one of the hundred channels that are usual fare for the Indian diaspora. The camera loved her, the audience loved her. She was a darling of the masses, an angel in human form. Her career was taking off and bigger names in the industry watched her rise carefully. Protective but liberal parents had given her the freedom to make her choices. There only condition was that in becoming a well known face, she should also maintain the reputation of the family, like her brother had.

Her brother was the first kid on the block to establish his own business. He was famous in the locality as a bright one, the one child that grows in the hearts of all mothers of theΒ neighborhoodΒ as their own. We have met him earlier, this boy wonder. Vijay Nambiar. Yes, the yin to the yan that is Hari, our lead. And it was Tara that Hari was helping across the street. Tara had always been a fixture in Hari’s life. Hari and Vijay were used to her being somewhere in the periphery of their existence. Both the men were fiercely protective of her and Tara enjoyed making them tear their hair out.

Tara had innumerable suitors, most of them ended up wishing they never asked her out in the first place. The two men in her life from when she was born set the bar so damn high that no one could match it. Tara worshiped Vijay and Hari, and couldnt (didnt want to) bring in another who couldnt compare to her knights. Also, Tara had had the biggest crush on Hari and still silently was infatuated by him. The few men she did take out were used as objects to draw his attention. Hari was oblivious to the fact that Tara had grown up. He still saw a tiny girl in ponytails dressed for school. For Tara, Hari was the man she saw her brother admire, her mother love and her father speak proudly of. For Tara, Hari was the only man for her.

She had watched silently the various bimbos and intellectuals that had passed through his life, first with hatred, then with jealously and now with pity. She knew they were just passing fancies. They had stopped worrying her. Plus they also opened up a side in Hari she didnt know. Tara was the confidante Hari needed whenever he had girl troubles. Tara had learned what this man liked, what he hated and what he plain didnt care about. Tara had Hari to credit for making her a woman that men fell head over heels for. Through the long coffees and conversations, Tara had transformed slowly into a woman that most men find irresistible. Most men that is excspt for Hari.

Today was no exception. Hari had invited her for coffee and had poured his heart out. Where Vijay was clueless, Tara had always had answers. Tara would know how to find this girl. Tara would know where to look for her.

Tara didnt want to. Tara had met Hari and had seen in him something she never expected. She saw that this time Hari was gone for good. Her Hari, the one true love of her life, was not hers anymore.

Tara’s problem was she didnt have to find her. Tara knew Maya.

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Chapter 3: Here

Chapter 2: Here

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About TitoV

The author of this blog doesnt look the part of the kind of guy who would generate the stuff in the posts. Well, looks can be deceptive.

Posted on March 21, 2012, in A Reason for Butterflies, Awesome, Life, love, memories, passion, thoughts and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Tara, Hari, Maya… Hmmm…This getting more and more interesting! Can you churn them out faster?

  2. good stuff but the background makes it a bit hard to read.

  3. Wow, I came to the comments section to say that the background is making it difficult to read.

    So im not the only one:)

    Tito change it pronto!

    Pawan.

  4. Wow…its just getting more n more interesting!!! I wanna know whats happening next!! I kinda like Hari now πŸ˜› πŸ˜€

    N all the while I wanted to say I loved the background! Stars!! and C n H!! so very pretty!! πŸ™‚

  5. Ah. The plot thickens. Do like the first three chapters too.
    Make it a novel, or a novelette.
    You colour the characters and flesh them out quite nicely. A bit more description, physical description of the characters? A line or two? Hmmmm…. am not sure. Just a thought.
    Meanwhile, as Shail says, can you bring them on a bit faster? I want to know the ending. Prefer to write it myself too. πŸ˜› πŸ˜› But then it has to be YOUR story πŸ˜€

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