Falling, Falling, Falling...Darkness, Darkness, Darkness...Water?
When Rashesh opened his eyes he pulled himself up and out of the water of in front of the Taj Mahal looking to the great building and then down beside him as two females popped their heads out of the water beside him. Confusion washed over him as he looked around catching a man running towards them, Quickly the man ushered them out of the water throwing sheets at them to wrap up and lead them back to his home.
The man told them he saw everything how all three of them fell from the sky and that they were not safe if they got caught. He was convinced that the three were siblings of some kind and looking to the two woman next to him he could understand that, he felt the need to protect them. The man asked what planet they were from. Rashesh said the only thing he knew was his name “Rashesh” and each girl repeated their own names.
The man now known as Sai Patel frowned at them telling them they must have hit their heads as they landed in the water. He offered them his home until they could get on their feet. Twenty years passed and the elderly man who had once saved the three siblings had grown to be a father to them all. Putting them through school all three of them becoming doctors in their own fields and taking the man’s last name Patel as their own.
Rashesh loved the elderly man dearly and while he wished he could explain to him where they were from to make him happy he couldn’t as he still even twenty years later remembered nothing. The day came when Sai passed away, making it hard on the three siblings to stay in the home.
Zoya left the house first on a trip through Europe to find herself. Next left Anaya as she wanted to move to Africa to help with relief efforts leaving Rashesh alone for many years. Time seem to never slow for him until he began to notice he never aged. He knew it was time for him to leave New Delhi. So much like his sister Anaya he began to travel the world helping people, living in one place for a few years at a time. It wasn’t until he met a woman named Scarlett till he finally felt at home.
One night he met up with her, and things started to make sense he began asking her what he was and that is when he learned of being a Celestial. He found a group of people like him all of them fell from the sky as he and his sisters. Upon joining the community he knew he had to find his sisters and have them come join the community also. He put word out to his sisters but he hadn’t heard from them in years at that point as they seem to always have nomadic lives.
Then came the dark times as Rashesh was walking down the street in London, he was searching for his sisters all over, when he was yanked into the alleyway being knocked out and taken by men who had later been reviled as the Ailward Guard. They were locked up in steel cages and he coughed out when his eyes searched the room and landed on the pair of women he considered his sisters the stars that fell with him and he reached out towards them but it was no use.
It was as if upon what he learned was the Isle of Skye that they were no longer in the modern realm. They were treated as if they were monsters by one of the aspect and as it became clear to Rashesh the Ailward Guards some of them did not agree with what was happening. Some of the guards would sneak the captives more food and water trying to keep them alive. Rashesh tried to convince one of them to set them free but he knew it was a fruitless effort.
In the time being locked away he caught up with his siblings promising the girls that they would make it out of this alive. In all their time in captivity they could only listen of stories told by the other celestials, They all grew to know each other and their different life times. Hearing about Ophelia Dreyvalian and how she would save them all.
Rashesh through the years stopped believing that anyone could save them, not even themselves until Ophelia broke into the room with a glow brighter than any of the stars around her had. It was like a sudden wave of belief hit him and he knew that this woman was the one he should be following. With Ophelia they manage to escape Skye.
His sisters took their freedom and ran as far as they could finding their one ways to stay safe on their own as they didn’t believe in a Celestial community. Rashesh turned to Ophelia and swore to help her in any ways and would be apart of her community. Rashesh followed Ophelia to Evermore, Colorado and began his life within the Celestial community. Though there was something missing in his life and he wasn’t sure what it was till he found himself in Evermore, Colorado. He became the Medical examiner for the town. He enjoyed the job and the people there seemed to be drawn to him always talking to him.
While in Evermore he began seeing a human named Emily, Emily was beautiful and smart and shined bright to him. Emily drew him in, they spent a few years dating and Rashesh knew he wanted to marry her. Getting a ring and everything, as he came home that evening he was so nervous as he wasn’t sure he could keep his engagement a secret.
As he entered the home something felt off, Emily wasn’t home in the apartment they shared but all of her things were still there so he went about his day hiding the ring in his office as he cooked dinner for them to have that evening placing a flower from her garden on the table sitting waiting for her to come home.
Evening turned into Night, and night turned straight into early morning and Emily still had yet to come home. Rashesh had called her so much her voicemail was full and her job hadn’t seen her for hours. He called the police but they told him he had to wait 48 hours before making a missing person report. He understood but spent those two days looking all over the city for her finding her nowhere.
After that time put in the missing person report and returned to work but day after day any body that was wheeled through the doors he wonders if it is Emily and every day a wave of relief washed over him knowing it was her, but he still was so lost and confused on where she went with all her things in their apartment, he tried touching everything of hers to use his foresight to find her but nothing came into his view it was as if she didn’t exist anymore.
Whenever Rashesh was working of spending time with the Celestials he is searching for answers on where Emily went. He just needed to know she was okay.