S: Gemma and I's trip to India
BC: In the Great Gatsby and Losing Gemma, loss is experienced. Esther loses Gemma and Nick loses Gatsby.
FC: Taj Mahal | Losing Gemma | Spoken by Esther Wallings
1: Janpath, our first stop in India!! Not the best accomodations but oh well :) | Picture of Gemma walking from teh airport. Cheer up Gem!! You'll see Steve soon!! ( Stev's Gemma's boyfriend ;)
2: Our map to Calcutta, gorgeous city. We even met a hitchiker named Coral who let us stay with her in her friends apartment there! Now would be the perfect time I should have mentioned Steve to Gemma. I feel so guilty, I kissed my best friend's boyfriend :(
3: Out and about in Calcutta by myself. Gem got me upset back at the apartment with the mention of Agun Mazir to her again, so I decided to take a walk. But hey, the pan was delicious!
4: Calcutta train station. It literally took 4 hours to get Gemma and I's tickets to Orissa. But of course, Gemma complained about not buying Coral a ticket, but its our trip together, or at least thats what thought....
5: The dining room of our hotel in Bhubaneshwar, Orissa!! Pretty fancy, eh?
6: One of the parts of one of the temples Gemma and I saw in Orissa. Its called Konark. | Simili National Park Rhinos!! It helped to see some nature at peace after being pelted at with stones. Should have listened to the guy at the hotel, I don't know if this is a place for tourists...
7: Hut sweet hut. Walking around Agun Mazir right outside of the national park, we found a place to say. Oddly enough, the old man said it was already paid for though. And there were three beds, and then Coral turned up out of nowhere. Odd...
8: Temple Of Pir Nirulla in Agun Mazir. Its gorgeous , though surrounded by the jungle. Theres even a pond right by it ( which, dumbly Gemma drank from ). So then she got sick, and I searched all over for medicine. Though her and Coral were fine when I got back. I swear, its almost like Gem doesn't want me here nowadays though....
9: Some deer I spotted looking around for medicine for Gem.....
10: Got kicked out of the hut last night being called out on Steve. She knew all along you know? She really knew, and she never said a word. Maybe I should have said something though. But heres a picture of me on my way back to Janpath, or the airport to get my stuff. Can't wait to get out of this place.... | But my stuff wasn't there...
11: The picture to prove it. Gemma and I's empty locker. Worst part is I know who stole it too, or at least thought I did ( you'll see towards the end ). Heres how i had it worked out at the time. Coral returned our money belt, but had that guy Zak we mjet briefly before to probably come back with one of the keys some time. So they stole it. And I also realized that memory I had been trying to recall. Coral was the crazy drug addict we saw run out of the motel our first night in Janpath. I had to hurry to save Gemma.
12: Gemma's ring I found at Pir Nirulla. This was what it looked like before it all happened, but the police insisted upon taking the ring at the moment for investigation. | Gemma's Dead
13: Gemma's Dead | I won't show you a picture of the body because its too disturbing. But I found her at Pir Nirulla. I thought it was going to be fine, but i was too late. Her body burnt and mangled, Gemma was dead.
14: Steve and I became a couple after I cam home from India. Five years it had been going, but that all came to a halt when we stopped in India on our way to Cambodia. I recognized a group of people there, the same group Coral and Zak had belonged to. I was determined to find Coral and find out what had really happened, the whole story.
15: Overcrowded train to Manali, where the one woman apart of the group at the airport told me Coral was.
16: I couldn't believe my eyes at first. When Zak guided me into the base, I thought I would meet Coral. But it was Gemma. Coral had disappeared ( or had an accident, I don't know I felt like Gemma kept something from me in details ) and Gemma had stayed here. Living with Zak. Apparently she had decided to make a new life here, and there was no point in telling anyone at home. She promised to write to her mother after I left the base, but I still can't believe it.
17: Gemma is Alive. | And thats all. It turns out that i was the lost one all along, not Gemma. And now, I can move on in life. I hope she's happy, it sure seems so. Because life is beautiful.