Her mother's eyes were brimming with tears, she was too choked to speak as she gave in to her daughter's wish. Her hands trembled as she applied blush to her daughter's dry cheeks. After 45 minutes, Aashirya slowly removed her mobile phone, took a selfie, added the hashtag, #nofilter and posted it on Instagram. "Watch out Maa, this one is going to be the best picture with the maximum likes & comments. My account will explode with the traction!" she attempted to laugh, but wheezed and coughed instead. Will Aashirya's last wish come true?
She mindlessly spat out the piece of nail that she had been chewing for the past 5 minutes. It flew across the room and landed on the shiny glass table near the sofa. On a normal day she would have hurriedly picked it up before a mother shouted at her. But today, nothing mattered to this 18 year old.