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OS : Leave Me Here

July 23, 2013
Here is an OS that has a slight paranormal theme to it…
Hope you enjoy…

Inspired by the short film – “Leave Me”











Anjali carefully took the mobile phone from Arnav’s hand…
The despair she felt in radiating from him was more than she could bear…
“Chote…talk to me…please…”
Arnav blinked, sending another tear of pain down his face…

He walked to Khushi’s side of the bed and sat down…
His heart was numb as it continued to break…
The broken pieces fell into the abyss of his soul, shattering into splinters that stabbed him with more torturous pain…
He stared at Khushi’s phone that now lay in Anjali’s hand…”It’s broken…It broke in the accident…” his voice was rasping…”I can’t turn it back on…”
Anjali sat beside him and lifted the phone up as pressed a few buttons…”Chote, I don’t know if…”
But as she spoke, the screen lit up…

“Chote! It IS working…it…” 

Anjali went quiet as she saw the picture that came up…
Arnav saw Khushi’s wallpaper on her phone…

It was of them on the day they were married…
“I made her wait…even on that day…I made her wait…”
Anjali was breaking hearing his despair…”Chote, Khushiji wouldn’t want you to feel like this…you know that…”
Arnav finally began to break down…
“No please…Take a deep breath…” Anjali said sliding closer…”Please…”
The phone buzzed and Anjali was about to put it down when she saw the picture gallery open up…
Instantly, she held the screen up to her vision…
As tears ran down her face, she saw the beautiful pictures that Khushi had taken of the family…
“Oh…she…she took photos of so many things…”
Arnav stood up and walked a metre away…”I don’t know how to live anymore Di…I don’t know…”
As Anjali flipped through the photos, the phone slipped and she jerked to catch it…
She ended up pressing the ‘capture’ button, and the bright flash lit up the room…
When she looked up, Arnav was gone…
“Chote?”
She looked around worriedly and was about to get up when movement caught her eye…
……
Arnav was blinded by the luminescent light that flashed before him, and as he blinked away the phosphenes, he began to see the scene he was now immersed in…
“…what?” he said softly…
He was at the Gupta’s house…

His family were there too…
They were serving out food, and chattering away…
His eyes instantly began to search the room…
“Where am I?”
As he sat an listened, he heard conversations that he was sure he had heard before…

It was then that he realized…
“This was two weeks ago…” his breath halted…”Oh my God…”
He was in Khushi’s picture…
He stood up fast…
“I’m in…I’m in the picture gallery…I’m…I’m in the picture gallery on her phone…”
He began to shake as his mind roared nervously…


Anjali was in pure disbelief as she watched the picture…
Quickly trying to shake off the fear she felt, she swiped to the next picture…
And there he was again.
“Oh God! Chote!? How!? What!? Can you hear me?!” she yelled out…



When Arnav’s scenery changed once again, he saw himself staring at the sunset…

Surrounded by breathtaking views…
Arnav yelled brokenly and fell to his knees…



Not knowing what to do, Anjali scrolled to the next picture…
He eyes widened as she saw herself in it, standing beside him…

Her voice picked up…“I’m…I’m there! Chote I’m here with you! Take my hand!”

Her heart was thundering as she watched Arnav look up and try to talk to her…


“Di…? Di? What’s going on!?”
But she merely smiled, blinking slowly…
Arnav froze…
He knew what was coming…
“That’s right…” he said as he remembered…”we…we had lunch with the family…” he started breathing faster…”Then we took a walk with Di before she went home…and…”
He staggered backwards and began waving his arms…



Anjali wiped the phone screen with her dupatta, her tears were dropping continuously…
It was then, she saw Arnav motioning…
Frowning, she tried to understand what he was trying to say…

“DI!!!!!” Arnav yelled, knowing it didn’t make a difference how loud he was…”DIII!!!!!!!! Scroll to the right!!!!!!”
She saw his arm pointing to the right…
“What? To the…the right?” she whispered…
As her thumb moved, she saw the next setting…
She was no longer in the picture…


Arnav looked around him…
The sun was almost down…

“It’s the next one…” he uttered…

Becoming desperate, he motioned to the right…
“It’s the next one…” he said, barely able to breathe…



Anjali watched as he pointed to the right once again…
And that was when SHE remembered…
Her head blurred with emotions…

On a shaky intake of breath, she said…”I took the next picture…” 

And she swiped to the right…



Arnav was in complete awe as the scenery changed…

His heart nearly stopped as he slowly turned…
Khushi now stood beside him…
His gaze held hers as she faced him…
“Arnavji…you’re supposed to smile for the picture! Quick, before the sun goes down!”

Arnav could not speak, could not think…

Because the love of his life was now before him…

He felt whole again…

He was filled with limitless joy…

And he began to smile…




Anjali’s tears poured out as she watched her brother’s face…
Ever since Khushi had died, she hadn’t seen him smile…
A green flash began to blink in the corner of the screen, effectively getting Anjali’s attention…
“…Low…battery…?” her nerves froze…”Oh God…what do I do?”




Arnav moved towards Khushi feeling his heart thud out of control…
Sharp gasps flew out of him…”Khushi…My…My Khushi…”
Khushi smiled…”Come on Arnavji…”
Arnav nodded and quickly pulled out a pen from his pocket and began writing on his hand…



Anjali watched as his body moved frame by frame…
And finally he stilled…
She zoomed in on the picture and saw what he wrote…
Arnav held up his hand, praying with every shred of hope inside him that Anjali would see…
Anjali read the words on his hand…

“Leave me here. Turn the phone off.”
Anjali began to sob as she realized what he wanted…

But as his frame moved again, he smiled…

“I can’t take that smile from you Chote…” 

Anjali placed a kiss on the phone screen, and dropped the phone to the bed as she walked from the room…



Turning to Khushi, Arnav reached out and took her in his arms…”I love you…forever…”

Khushi smiled…”Let’s go home…”



And the phone battery ran out…








27 Comments leave one →
  1. July 23, 2013 5:36 am

    SLIGHT PARANORMAL !?!? The whole OS is paranormal ! But its amazing . Khushi died, her phone not working, but suddenly switches on…all the pictures captured by her in it only depicting that she gave an indication or signal to Arnav that she wanted to be with him and couldnt see him sad !Arnav loves Khushi so much that the slight indication was enough for him to understand that they were meant to be together always..both alive and dead..and further beyond !Beautiful Sarah ! Muaah !

  2. July 23, 2013 5:41 am

    They will be together forever!!!!Aquagal

  3. July 23, 2013 6:20 am

    wish this could happen in real life

  4. July 23, 2013 7:39 am

    That was just awesome! Paranormal – NO… beyond paranormal! Anjali understanding Arnav's signals while he was in the phone, moving from slide to slide… just awesome!And finally he can be with Khushi!

  5. Anisa permalink
    July 23, 2013 11:40 am

    Tht was confusing I didn’t get it but well done for ur everyday effort

  6. July 23, 2013 1:02 pm

    Oh that so touching.
    he got her in the photos and decided to stay there forever with her.
    It made me cry.
    arnav is nothing without khushi.

    a heart touchin OS

  7. July 23, 2013 1:36 pm

    It was completely paranormal. But it was an awsome os..

  8. July 23, 2013 1:50 pm

    OMG he just wanted to be with her foreverand he got his wish

  9. July 23, 2013 3:48 pm

    U made me cry 😥 hugs!! Oh god yar…i cant see them like that

  10. July 23, 2013 4:24 pm

    Oh man that was beautifully heartbreaking…amazing job sarah ❤

  11. Anisa-Tia permalink
    July 24, 2013 10:59 am

    Read it again itS really nice I get it now

  12. Anisa-Tia permalink
    July 25, 2013 12:37 am

    When will u update twlomh

  13. July 25, 2013 1:16 am

    loved it very different their is no arnav with out khushi he rather be in that one memory forever beautifully done

  14. July 25, 2013 4:27 pm

    Wow when I read this….I had goose bumps…what a beautiful way of saying love you and will be with you forever…you are just way too goodIpkknd786 – IF

  15. sukaina permalink
    July 26, 2013 8:37 am

    AWH. Am I crying? Uh-oh. The tears wouldn’t stop now.
    What An Update! ❤ *speechless*
    Please, never stop writing. That's all I can say for now! ❤
    Cheers.

  16. July 27, 2013 7:41 pm

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i had goosebumps the whole time i was reading this. I JUST FELL IN LOVE WITH YOUR WORK ALL OVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!

  17. -Tia permalink
    July 28, 2013 1:16 am

    I am going to be really upset with u r not updating any of my favorite can I plez plez expect take wht left of my heart marrow morning

    • July 28, 2013 1:19 am

      I was JUST about to message you!!!!!!
      I’m writing it!
      I’ve almost finished the update!!!!!!
      There is a huge twist coming in this story!!!!!
      forgive me for making you wait!!!!!

  18. July 28, 2013 12:05 pm

    Jst Lovd it…..<3

  19. July 28, 2013 8:02 pm

    i jus love ur work yaar 🙂

  20. August 7, 2013 5:36 am

    Loved the OS. So beautifully written. Brought me to tears. – desisweetheart9 from IF.

  21. August 31, 2013 9:53 am

    superb attempt and a different try:-)keep going

  22. November 22, 2013 1:11 pm

    i felt confused sometimes…..so emotional and different story

  23. MIT permalink
    October 21, 2014 9:45 am

    Such a wonderful lovely os…

  24. Priya permalink
    October 29, 2014 2:13 am

    Poignant and yet blissful. Wonderful. 🙂

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