(As told to Joie Bose)
(Names changed to protect identities)
I sit and look at the mirror often and practice the lines. How would I look saying them to him. Then I look away. I can’t fathom how his reaction will be. Will he hit me? Will he scream and let everyone know? Drop me at my father’s home? Or will he just throw me out? But that inner voice in me tells me that I need to tell him. It says, “Megha, you can’t keep such a big thing from Manav.” And then I tell it, “What should I say? Should I say, ‘Manav, I’ve had a fling with your cousin’? Or should I simply say, ‘Manav, I’ve cheated on you…’” The circumstances were quite strange and perhaps too much to handle for him.