Sometimes even the greatest of the knights surrender. Sometimes even the strongest of the armors crack. Sometimes the sharpest of the minds fail. Sometimes the keenest of the logic gives way to fallacies. And then you find yourself losing. Because you don’t reason. You just act. You fathom your fall, but you do nothing.
Simply because its only you whom you are losing to and nobody else. And yet, you don’t realize it. Or maybe you do, but you choose to ignore it. Maybe you want to expiate for your deeds. Because suddenly, you don’t comprehend your place in your life that you had sculpted and carved with your heart and soul.
And then you feel as if you will never win in this battle you were fighting. Because it dawns on you that wounding your opponent would just push you further down the abyss you have been practically living in – battling your way out. It hurts – like a hot knife shoved straight through your heart – when you realize that you can’t win. You gather that a victory in this is a defeat in another and that the victory is rather devastating. And then you struggle to exist, you clamber to freedom, but you stare at oblivion all over again. You try to gauge the bottom, to estimate the height to escape to either hell or heaven, but you can’t. You never succeed.
A time comes when you want to fight. And it kills you when you realize that you can’t.
Achilles’ Heels is a story of Arnav Singh Raizada, a self-made millionaire from New Delhi. Powerful, ruthless and arrogant – that was how he was known to the world. But it took fate just a few minutes to change the course of his life so brutally that he didn’t have any options left in front of him except to leave. To run away. Fate – something that he didn’t believe in. Fate – that had always ruled his life, only to face constant denial by him. Fate – that forced him to flee. To disappear. To vanish.
Inspired by Star Plus’ show Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?, I present this tiny fragment of my imagination to you.