Stand By Your Man: Part 8
Updated: Nov 13, 2019
Post by Onna Carr
After a few hours of delay, the train finally got to Amritsar and de-boarded at the Amritsar Railway Station. Sunil found Emma in the station, speaking in Hindi to a policeman, trying to ascertain if the roads were safe to travel on foot once a person left Amritsar. “Haam (yes), for Hindustani adami (man), nahim (not) for laraki (girl) like apa (you): too adhika (much) an oddity, nahim (no) offence,” the officer replied. “Kya (what) am maim (I) to do?” Emma asked. “Saab (Sir), what if adami (man) went with laraki (girl), safe then?” Sunil asked. “Haam (yes), safe then, maim (I) think,” the officer said, leaving as he was called to the other end of the station.
“Where are apa (you) headed?” Sunil asked Emma. Maim (I) am headed to Basarke Gillan,” Emma said in answer. “Right on maim (my) way to Naraingarh. Kya (why) don’t maim (I) travel with apa (you)?” Sunil queried. “Maim (I) will nahim (not) be beholden to apa (you),” Emma replied. “Nahim (not) beholden. Maim (I) am trying to atone for maim (my) bad start with apa (you). “Kya (what) is apaka (your) decision?” Sunil inquired. “Maim (I) will come,” Emma replied, and they headed out of the station together.
Do you like what you are reading? To purchase the full graphic novel, Stand By Your Man on Amazon, click here. For more Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Finds blog posts, click here. You can share via social media through the social buttons (#MondayWednesdayFridayFindsBlog on Facebook or @MonWedFriFindsBlog on Twitter). If you would like to contact us, to subscribe for email notification about new posts, or to feature your own business, please contact us here. To follow our Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Finds Facebook Page, click here.