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HIDDEN FIRE: CHAPTER 1

CHAPTER 1

By MR.XPublished 2 months ago 8 min read
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This story starts with the 25 years old young man runs towards the court room the clock ticked towards the appointed hour, Karthik dashed towards the courtroom, his heart pounding with nervous energy. Pushing through the heavy courtroom doors, he hastily scanned the schedule posted outside. His eyes widened in apprehension as he noticed the stern expressions on the faces of the judge panel members. Judge panel number, already simmering with impatience, fixed their gaze on him, their disapproval palpable in the air.

Why are you late demanded one of the judges, his voice laced with irritation. Do you comprehend the gravity of your tardiness

Karthik swallowed hard, feeling the weight of their collective disappointment bearing down on him. With a respectful demeanor, he offered a sincere apology, explaining that this was his maiden case, a responsibility bestowed upon him by his friend Rajveer Singh, whose father, Balbir, was a prominent High Court Advocate in Mumbai.

As Karthik began presenting his arguments, he felt the pressure mounting. The opposing counsel launched a barrage of objections, throwing him off balance. Amidst the chaos, Karthik frantically searched for a crucial piece of evidence, but his efforts were thwarted by his unfamiliarity with the courtroom layout. Time slipped away as he desperately sought Room 16, his heart sinking with each passing moment.

Finally locating the correct chamber, Karthik rushed in, his pulse racing. With determination fueling his resolve, he delivered his arguments with newfound confidence, methodically dismantling the opposing party's case. With each point he made, he could sense a shift in the atmosphere, the tide of the proceedings turning in his favor.

As the session drew to a close, a woman approached Karthik, her expression one of admiration. That was an impressive performance, she remarked, extending her hand in congratulation. Karthik accepted her praise with a grateful smile, feeling a surge of pride at her acknowledgment.

Overwhelmed by the unexpected turn of events, Karthik found himself grappling with a flood of emotions. The prospect of joining such a prestigious company was both thrilling and daunting, especially considering his status as a newcomer to the bustling city of Mumbai.

Seeking guidance, he reached out to his trusted friend Rajveer, whose wisdom and insight had always served as a guiding light in times of uncertainty. After weighing the pros and cons, Rajveer urged Karthik to seize the opportunity, emphasizing the potential for growth and recognition that awaited him on this new path.

With a newfound sense of determination, Karthik turned to Anna, the woman who had extended the offer. Expressing his gratitude for the opportunity, he accepted with conviction, recognizing it as a stepping stone towards realizing his ambitions in the legal arena.

As Anna extended her hand in friendship, Karthik reciprocated with a firm handshake, their bond cemented by mutual respect and admiration. Embracing in a gesture of camaraderie, they exchanged a heartfelt hug, marking the beginning of a promising partnership.

As the sun dipped below the horizon, casting a warm glow over the bustling streets of Mumbai, Karthik's thoughts turned to finding a place to call home in this vibrant city. With a sense of anticipation, he dialed the number of the contractor, eager to explore the options available to him.

In a matter of minutes, the contractor called back with news of a promising apartment in the lively neighborhood of Bandra. Without hesitation, Karthik agreed to meet and inspect the property, his excitement mounting with each passing moment.

Arriving in Bandra, Karthik was greeted by the contractor, who led him to the apartment building. As they ascended the stairs, anticipation coursed through Karthik's veins, eager to see what awaited him behind the door.

Upon entering the apartment, Karthik was met by the owner, who greeted him warmly. Engaging in conversation, they exchanged pleasantries and delved into discussions about Karthik's background, family, and work commitments.

As they toured the apartment, Karthik's eyes widened in awe at the stunning views that unfolded before him. From the balcony, he gazed out at the shimmering waters of the nearby lakes, the city lights of Mumbai twinkling in the distance. It was a sight that took his breath away, filling him with a sense of awe and appreciation for the beauty of his new surroundings.

With a sense of certainty settling in his heart, Karthik knew that he had found more than just a place to live; he had discovered a sanctuary amidst the bustling chaos of Mumbai, a place where he could unwind and find solace after a long day's work. As he finalized the arrangements with the owner.

Anna's eyes lit up as she caught sight of Karthik, and she beckoned him over with a welcoming smile. Eager to begin his first day at the firm, Karthik approached her, his heart pounding with anticipation.

As they walked together towards the reception desk, Anna introduced Karthik to her assistant, instructing her to assist with any necessary paperwork. Karthik's gaze was drawn to the young woman behind the desk, her beauty captivating him for a moment.

With a polite nod, the assistant took charge, efficiently guiding Karthik through the administrative processes required for his joining. As they exchanged pleasantries, Karthik couldn't help but be drawn to her warmth and charm, a sense of connection sparking between them.

With his paperwork completed, Karthik's attention turned back to Anna, gratitude shining in his eyes as he prepared to dive into his new role at the firm.

With a subtle gesture of appreciation, Karthik admired Archana's outfit and elegant demeanor, his admiration evident in the warmth of his gesture. However, in his moment of admiration, he forgot to introduce himself, prompting Archana to kindly share her name with him.

Archana, she said with a smile, her eyes reflecting the genuine warmth in her welcome.

Returning her smile, Karthik nodded gratefully, silently appreciating her understanding. As they exchanged pleasantries, Archana congratulated him on joining the company, her words carrying a genuine sense of encouragement.

As Archana excused herself momentarily to attend to other matters, Karthik settled into the reception area, patiently awaiting her return. True to her word, Archana soon reappeared, ready to introduce Karthik to his new team.

Following her lead, Karthik ascended to the first floor office, where a group of professionals sat gathered around a round table. Archana proceeded to introduce each member of the team, starting with Felix, the law and order expert, followed by Sunny, whose expertise lay in understanding the psyche of clients. Next, there was Genelia, the crime investigation associate, and finally, Archana herself, the head of the team, proficient in both civil and criminal matters.

As they exchanged introductions, Karthik felt a sense of camaraderie begin to blossom among them. With a smile, he shared his own background, highlighting his specialization in criminal law and forensics.

Pleasantries were exchanged, and as they settled into their roles, Karthik couldn't help but feel a sense of excitement at the prospect of collaborating with such a talented and diverse group of individuals.

As tension hung thick in the air, a man barged into the room, his demeanor bristling with frustration. With a forceful gesture, he threw the files onto the table, demanding to know who was responsible for the filing error. Felix, visibly shaken, admitted to the mistake, his voice quivering with remorse.

Before Felix could fully explain, a newcomer burst into the room, his tone sharp with criticism. He berated Felix for his carelessness, emphasizing the gravity of the situation. The revelation that crucial evidence had been overlooked threatened to derail their case, sending shockwaves through the team.

With tears welling in his eyes, Felix offered a heartfelt apology, vowing to rectify the error and ensure such negligence never occurred again. He attributed the oversight to a possible misplacement of evidence packets provided by the authorities.

Amidst the turmoil, Karthik turned to Archana, seeking clarity about the newcomer. She revealed that he was Antony, the Managing Director and Co-founder of the law firm, whose stern demeanor belied his position of authority.

Anna's timely intervention diffused the tension, her calming presence reassuring the team that all was not lost. With a gentle reminder that challenges were par for the course, she ushered Antony out of the room, her words instilling a sense of confidence in their ability to overcome adversity.

With apologies exchanged and reassurances given, the team regrouped, refocusing their energies on the new case before them. As evening descended, they bid farewell to the office, their minds buzzing with anticipation for the challenges that lay ahead.

To celebrate Karthik's arrival and to bond as a team, they decided to toast at a nearby restaurant. Amidst laughter and camaraderie, they raised their glasses, toasting to new beginnings and the strength of their collective resolve.

However, as the dawn broke on the 21st of February, Karthik received an unexpected call from the law firm, summoning him back to the office. With a sense of anticipation tinged with apprehension, he made his way to the office, bracing himself for whatever lay ahead.

ThrillerTrue CrimeFictionguiltymafiainvestigationfiction
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MR.X

I write story for short films and want to become director. In this page write various story where every story and every character are fictional. No community or people are harmed. Only enjoy my story and if any quires pls do comment.

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