Ria and Raina were squealing with delight as they looked out of the aeroplane window. They couldn’t wait for it to take off, it would be so wonderful flying in the sky and see the whole world through a window. It was the first time they were flying.
Their destiny was about to change. They were taking this flight to New Delhi, the capital of India. They would then fly to New York where a new life awaited them. Far far way from the orphanage where they grew up-the sparse meals and worn out clothes, the tattered books and dolls with broken limbs and most importantly the harsh warden.
They had been adopted by 2 couples.
Ria would study in a convent school, have her own room and a wardrobe full of clothes and toys.
Raina would have a small room in the attic and some hand me down clothes of the twins whom she would be taking care of. She was being brought into the country under the guise of adoption to work as a full time maid and nanny.
2 girls, such different destinies. Who said life is fair?
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