Coffee was getting cold. It was windy outside. Suhas and Pramila are sitting across the table at Shiny café like old days. Ironically, their days aren’t shiny anymore. They were here to annul their marriage of 2 weeks.
Worried Suhas mustered the courage to repeat same words again, “You sure?”. Pramila murmured “Yes”. He didn’t miss her glistened eyes nor did she overlooked how he was cracking his knuckles. Yet they never made eye contact.
Both were heartbroken. 6 years of friendship, 2 years of courtship diminished in 2 weeks.
Two souls were crumbling. Like a zombie, they were ready to sign legal papers. As that was the blackmailer’s demand.
Who would have thought one video shot in Suhas’s smartphone can alter their life? A lost mobile without password protection gave access to stranger have a peep in their private moments. Next day an email appeared demanding money and indecent favors.
Should they ask the police for help? Could they explain to their family why they are separating? Or rather they would bow down to every sickening demand of extortionist? They were too shocked to react and respond. A man with no face uprooted dreams and happiness.