can still smell the long grass and the fresh meadows. Sitting by the fireplace
staring deep into the fire when Em spoke “that was a long write, wasn’t it
Kat?” yes I replied rather gloomily.
Staring at the fireplace, I went
back to our dear house in the village. It had been year for now we started living
here in California.
As I was staring into the fire for long, I crept back to our memory once again.
The strange smell of our house, the squeal-creak
of each door, the beautiful windows giving the outer view, the smell of our
rusty mantelpiece and the fire piece gone sooty, every nook and cranny is
familiar with us, every corner and every smell, we are familiar with. As I came
back to the reality, Em and I really wished if Lucy was here with us to narrate
Being 42 and crawling back to our
memories when we were 20 is not easy they say. Colleagues from work, they came
to knew that Em and I are writing our past. They do not know how much every
detail is revolving around us; even now, we shall say every piece that happened
between us. Every detail happens to be rich in us, that we only needed the
right words to describe them.
Our diminishing castle stands with
pride, with lots of memories from us to our ancestors. We never went back to
even see our parents to that place. They come to town for paying a visit and
live with us for about 1 month or more. We do not have the heart to set foot
into our house because as we get in, Lucy’s smile, laughter, smirking smile,
giggling, sobbing, panicking hands, trembling, shouting, being shy, her
blushing and simply everything fly back to us. Moreover, that breaks our heart.
(Read on to find our story and find out
what happened to us and what happened with Lucy!)
happened long ago when I was 20. These incidents involve two of my friends and
me. Through out high school and collage we where the center of attraction. Moreover,
I had to lose one of my dear friends in a tragic accident. Which is gonna be
explained in the coming way.
My name is Katie, am 20 years now. I got a wonderful pair of emerald
green eyes, which happens to be a miracle for me. One of my friends is Lucy. She was a very good friend,
with a fabulous attitude towards life. She is quite shy and not so out spoken.
She always keeps to herself where she opens up only for em and me. We had to
lose her. Em is for Emily,
she is the other friend I have. I love her name. She doesn’t like to be called
as Emily. Therefore, everyone calls her Em. She is also 20. We used to call our
self the shining triplets.
We were special and were known as”
Shimmering energetic triplets”. Actually, one of our mistresses named that. She
was very friendly and loved us a lot. Her classes are so much informative that
she often goes to other collages as guest lecture. We were simply everything
like studious and stood first for everything. Athletes meet was in our hands
and we were good singers! We simply rocked throughout high school and campus. Some
really hated us and was jealous of us were majority loved us and were our
friends! Nothing could really break our friendship. Mean girls tried their best
but we got them freaked out. Lucy, em and I were the centre of attraction.
All 3 of us hailed from San Antonio, Texas.
We were close friends since birth and family friends, because our ancestors
were famous traditional farmers. They were famous for the successful harvest
every year and winning the traditional farmers award every year. That carried down
to their heir and now has reached with our grandfathers.
place where we lived was in the countryside. It is not far from our farm place.
a beautiful place with fresh green meadows’, wild fragrance flowers, tall
ancestral trees and altogether a lovely calm place to live in.
For the sake of our studies, we
choose our path to higher studies because we don’t want to get stuck like our
mothers like mere housewives, we want to experience life and go higher and so
the 3 of us moved to the university in California.
Therefore, we loved our life to the extremes. As the final exam for the 2nd
semester was over, we got a month holiday. This was only once in awhile and so
the 3 of us made our decision to spend the vacation with our family and so we
made our way home. Moreover, the adventure started in this short vacation of 1
When our family knew that we were coming
for 1 month, they were happy, very happy. Everyone was there at the railway
station to greet us. It was a long ride back home. They took us to our
beautiful mansion. We call it the “diminishing Castle” because occasionally we
used to go to the beach to enjoy our maximum and to relax our self from the
stress and tension of work. We all will swim to our heart content and then we
all together shall built sand castle in the cold wet sand. When the tide comes
high, the wave shall hit the castle, and the castle melts away, gradually I Em
and Lucy named our castle the “diminishing castle”, it was just a silly name
given to our mansion we loved the most.
After a long ride we reached back home,
and it felt so good to be back home. After taking a long, dip in the chilling
pond in the backyard. We had a hearty meal for dinner. There was much wonderful
stuff. Didn’t bother to check what was laid before us. We started to stuff it
in. went straight to bed. We were really
tired and worn out. We slept peacefully unwary about the future, which was
gonna be a tragic adventure.
(Now I have become 42, I wanted to write down
what really happened to my friends and me when we were 20 or so. All that
happened to us is only because of our stupid curiosity and eager to know what
we were not supposed to find out. Now Em and I really do wish that we did not
do what we did then. It was only to lose our soul and heart Lucy. We 3 were
very lively active and fresh and now, I hope that we didn’t have to be. Read on
to find what my dear Lucy and we experienced. From what we understood, not all
these things should be taking as granted like a joke and go deep fishing into them
just because of our curiosity. Then that shall be the biggest mistake you shall
do in our whole life.)