The wedding ceremonies of Avinash and Avantika were taking place. Past midnight, everyone assembled at the pavilion for the saatphere (the wedding vows). Their friends and relatives were cracking jokes, their parents tired but happy since everything was going well. The seventh phera was about to start when suddenly Avinash’s father got a stroke and fainted.
“Dad!” Avinash and his sisters cried together. The garland and turban flew in the air as he ran to help his father. They immediately took his father in a car and rushed to the hospital.
The shock made Avantika’s mother faint. Avinash’s father was critical. His sisters declared that they would not bring the bride home without their father.
At the pavilion, Avantika refused to move from her place by saying, she will not leave the place without Avinash…
This post is written for Day 4 of the Write Tribe Festival of Words June 2018.
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