Her face had melted down...

Elsie By Elsie, 29th Jul 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Writing>Narrative

This is the story of a girl who had just one dream. To help her mother run the house. However, fate had its way with things...

How it happened...

She was all of 20. A young, free spirited girl. She was yet to start living. Her education had finally come to an end and now she wanted to support her poor family. Her mother had been working endlessly to pay for her college fees. Her dad had left them years ago for his own selfish needs. She had a brother who was still in school. She knew exactly what she had to do. She had to find a job and give her mother some rest.

Her scores were in her favour. All those hours of studying had paid off and she had managed to pass in flying colours. Finding a job wouldn't be difficult...

Her phone rang. It was her uncle. "Remember I was telling you about this friend of mine? He's promised me that he'll look to that you get a job in his office. Go to Bangalore tomorrow. He'll take care of everything."
"Thanks a lot uncle! I don't know how I can return this favour of yours! Thanks uncle! Thanks a lot!"
"No problem at all dear. Take care of your mother. She's gone through a lot."
"Of course uncle! I will..."

And then she left.
As she was walking to the railway station, someone suddenly came in her way... It was him. The same guy who had been following her since three years. He wanted her to marry him but she had more important things to do. She had already tried reasoning with him but he just didn't seem to get the idea...

"I'm asking you for the last time! Come with me! We'll live happily. Why do you want to work? I'll take care of you."
"I've already told you. I don't want to come with you. I don't love you. Just leave me alone!"
"Al right then... If you can't be mine, you shouldn't be anyone else's either!" Saying that, he threw strong acid on her face and fled.

A strong burning sensation spread through her face and she screamed out in pain. She searched for water but she couldn't find anything. Her eyes were burning and she couldn't even open them. In a matter of seconds, she fainted.

She then ended up in our hospital.

Her future was lost...

She started crying. Just the previous day her life had seemed so full of promises and now already, she didn't have a future.
She was in a terrible condition. Her eyes were not in a position to be saved. Her trachea was damaged too and she was intubated. She couldn't speak as her vocal cords were gone. Her face was completely disfigured and there was melting skin in the area that was once her mouth.
And then she asked for a piece of paper. She wrote "I don't understand why this happened to me. I didn't do anything wrong. I didn't deserve this. I wish I could do something for you amma but looks like I don't have the fortune of serving the one person who worked for me all her life. I love you amma! Take care of my brother. Tell him I love him."

"We won't let you die! We are doing our best. Just hold on", we said...
She attempted a smile.
The same evening, she breathed her last...


Acid Attack, Death, Horror, Sad Story, Women Discrimination, Womens Issues

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author avatar Elsie
I've just entered the field of medicine and already I'm in love with it! There's so much to know about your own body that it can put you at a loss for words! All I want to do is share the same...

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