She really missed her father, even though he has not been around much but still she knew he was somewhere happy. She started taking long walks beside the river, feeling its calmness slowly seeping into her heart, she often had a feeling that the river was feeling her pain, keeping her company.
It was late as night, she was walking, thinking about the days when she used to walk with her parents, then her father, now alone… she felt as if life was telling her something.
She walked by a small grove of trees, a sharp whisper made her turn and look, “Did she see us?” the voice was familliar, she turned and their eyes met, it was Anuragini, sitting on a rug, her dishevelled condition and her young companion told her the rest.
“Get her…” was the last words she heard before something hitting her and darkness engulfing her.
Freezing touch of water brought her back to senses, she was sinking fast, something was sucking her down to the depth of the river but she could breathe… she could breathe in the water and see.
She saw something… surreal… it looked like a body made of water, it was setting her free.
The chain dropped away, the being touched her hand, held it, she could understand what he was saying, “You are one of us…” he said.
“You are special… to hide you from his enemies your father placed you inside your human mother’s body. You were supposed to be there till he solved the problems but your stepmother killed you, like she killed your father for his money. That young man you saw, he is her real lover, they trap, seduce middle aged old men and then kill them, usurp the money…”
“Let us see what your father says when he sees you… he is waiting in the ocean.”
She looked down at her own body, there was no flesh… only water.
She smiled and held her companion’s hand, her heart filled up with peace and happiness.