Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sequel to nagging question

This is a sequel to the story nagging question

This has been sent by Jyoti of .Many readers had asked the answer for the nagging question.This is a better ending to my story.
The sequel

The question however nagged Madhavan no less. He tried avoiding the topic with his wife. The past few incidents reported in newspapers regarding single women travelling alone in trains has as it is created a phobia against Railways in India. He was happy that he was around to avoid something bad that was about to happen to Divya.

God has strange ways of making people meet. Though Madhavan was thankful to God for Divya and the happiness they shared, he was also concerned about a similar incident that could be waiting to happen to someone else. Or who knows, may have already happened to someone else and it was all hushed up.

It was all but coincidence that particular day there was an article in the newspaper related to this. Madhavan looked up from the newspaper and asked Divya, “Do you remember when you got up to go the toilet that day in the station?”

“Yes? “ She answered with a questioning look.

“Did anyone approach you with a free sample of perfume or scent on a small piece of tissue?” he continued.

“Yes, as a matter of fact, I regret not buying that bottle from him. It was such a lovely scent. I only whiffed it for a second, as I was in a hurry to go to the toilet. When I came out, he was already gone. Why do you ask?” She replied.

He handed the newspaper to her and pointed out the article, the person in the picture was the same guy she had met at the station. He had been arrested for attempted rape of a 20-year-old girl, who was travelling alone. He was caught when an elderly woman got suspicious of his activities outside the ladies toilet and called in the security.

Divya had had a narrow escape. She hugged Madhavan with tears in her eyes. They were tears of joy, for discovering the answer to her nagging question and tears of gratitude to God for sending an angel to save her.



  1. That was an interesting sequel!Like KP, Jyoti too has the knack of bringing about a twist!

  2. Thank you Kruppa and thank you KP for posting this. :)

  3. Mama mia what do we have in the making. Sequel a'la "Gone with the wind?'

  4. Hello Parathasarathi,

    I am new to this blog, I m here through Jyothi of Juxtapositions. Well, I was a not a good reader of short stories. But after reading your Nagging Question, and the sequel written by Jyothi, I feel that I have missed the luck of reading so many short stories..Thanks fr this..will continue following ur tales..

    best Wishes

  5. Oh what a very beautiful sequel good as the really have a perfect team up, teamwork, tandem, whatever one calls it...:)

    You could't ask for more from she your daughter?

    She writes like you and she seemed to have inherited your knack for good story-telling in whatever dimensions...Kudos to both of both keep your stories coming, sequel after sequel!

  6. Now I can virtually stay here in your blog because of tandem stories posted by you!

  7. Jyothi,

    That is awesome. Great imagination - great because it is so possible. We hear this kind of incidents everyday in life.

    Great story KP.