Hina lay in bed, awake, listening to the calls of night birds and animals. I t was late night and so still that you caould hear a pin drop. But somehow, Hina was disturbed. There was something in the air. She didn't know what. Just something. Something restless. Waiting.1
Hina was alone at home. She was thirteen and she wasn't even afraid. Just a little worried. Maybe, this was because she was used to these things. Her father was not home yet and her mother... Her mother would never return. Never. She had gone. Forever. Hina will only meet her after her death.2
Hina remembered how she had come from school on the wretched day to find her mother dead. Poisoned. She didn't know who did it. Her father called up an investigation team and they found the culprit. Hina and her dad's life was never the same again.3
A sound from downstairs interupted her. Maybe, her father was back. She wanted to ask him about being so late. Hina crept downstairs. And saw...