The next thing Anita remembered was waking up and noticing that she felt very strange and that it was dark outside and she was still on the train. The strange feeling lingered and soon she fell back asleep.
When she woke up again she noticed that it was light outside and the train was traveling in a much more populated area, and she began to wonder where she was. Soon the train arrived at the station and the man who was the factory owner was joined by some other men and the women were taken from the train and put onto a bus.
The bus traveled further into the city and soon arrived at a hotel and all of the women were put into separate hotel rooms. A few hours later the man from the factory came to Anita’s room and told her the she had been chosen to work in a different factory and to go with the man who was introduced as the owner of the factory. Still suffering from the effects of being drugged to sleep she went with the man, but what she didn’t know was that he was really the owner of a brothel and she had been sold to him for 20,000 Indian Rupees to work in his brothel.
When they arrived at their destination the man took her into the building and as they were going up the stairs she suddenly realized that they weren’t in a factory at all and that she was clearly in trouble. Anita, finally getting over the effects of the drug began to resist and told the man that there was a misunderstanding and that she was supposed to be going to work in a factory. The man then began hitting her severely and threw her into a room and locked the door.
Three days went by and she was given no food and nothing to drink and finally she surrendered to the man’s demands and agreed to do whatever he said. She was finally given something to eat and was then introduced to her new job as a prostitute and all of the people she would be answering to in the brothel.
As time went on Anita began to learn in bits and pieces of conversations with the men who visited the brothel that she was in metro city, about a thousand kilometers from where she originally gotten on the train.
The days weeks and months came and went and then one day she was chosen by a man who was a new customer to the brothel. During their time together the man asked Anita where she was from and how it was that she came to be working in the brothel. Anita ran into tears and began telling him the story of how she was drugged and kidnapped and how it was that she came to be in the position she presently was in.
Some days later the man returned and again requested Anita’s company and when they were together he told Anita that he would help her escape the brothel and get to freedom and safety. They talked about how and when they would make their escape attempt and agreed on what they would do and where they would go together. The plan was now set and it would take place on the next visit the man would make to the brothel, in one week’s time.
When the day arrived Anita was very tense, and yet there was a certain excitement she was feeling at the hope of her pending escape from the brothel and the painful existence she had come to be accustomed to. She could hardly wait for the appointed time and the arrival of the man who promised to take her away from this terrible life and to the safety and freedom that awaited her. It was very clear to her that this man truly cared about her and that he was possibly even risking his own life should their escape be discovered and they should be caught.
Finally the time came and the man arrived at the brothel and as usual he was shown to Anita’s room. They immediately embraced and he told Anita that all was set and that they would wait a few minutes before they would carry out the plan. The man took this time to explain that they would go down to the end of the hallway and through the window, and then climb down the telephone pole that was just outside the window. Once they were on the ground they would run across and down the street until they got out of sight of the brothel and would then hail a taxi to take them to a nearby city where they would get a hotel room and spend the night. From there the next morning they would take a bus to the city where the man lived and they would start their new lives together.
The time came and out of the room they went, down the hallway to the window, the man helped Anita get on to the telephone pole first and then followed her. They were on the ground in just a few seconds and then they immediately followed the plan and ran down the street out of the view of the brothel. Amazingly no one seemed to have witnessed their escape and the man hailed down a passing taxi and they got in. The man quickly told the taxi driver where they wanted to be taken, that they were in a hurry to get there and he agreed to get them there as quickly as he could.
On the way to their destination in the taxi driver asked why they seemed to be in such a hurry, and the man started explaining what he and Anita had just been through, and what their plans were. The taxi driver told them that he would help them however he could and that he was not going to charge them any money for the taxi ride or his help. Soon they arrived at the hotel and the taxi driver pulled his taxi up to the front door, stopped and wished them good luck, and when they were out of the taxi and had closed the door the taxi driver just smiled at them, nodded his head and drove away. Finally, it seemed, they were free.
The next morning Anita and the man woke up and checked out of the hotel. They then began walking to the bus station, which to Anita’s surprise was only a few blocks away from the hotel. It became clear to her that this man who risked so much to get her to freedom and safety had carefully thought out and devised their escape plan, so as to guarantee with as much certainty as possible, their success.
Once they arrived in the city where the man lived they got a taxi to take them to his home. Finally, Anita was free from the years of her troubled life and she was now in the care of a man who truly cared about and for her. It wasn’t long and they began to have children and fill their home with the love and respect that comes naturally when two people truly see themselves as each other’s life partners.
Story edited by Jeffrey Walters