29 May 2008

The Mystery IV

Drona reached home. He was feeling sick to the core. He hadn’t told anyone and he didn’t intend to either. It was like being stung by many bees, like bathing in ice-cold water in winter, like getting a zero out of a 100. But none of these were as worse as what he was going through. He couldn’t weep nor could he control it. He felt like the tiny leaf of a tree being blown away by the strong wind. All odds were against him he thought.

He tried to swallow his lunch and managed to eat something. He didn’t know what to do, who to tell or where to go. He went to the source of all solutions, to the largest encyclopedia, to the land of the unknown. In short, he went online. He had many invitations from junior gals, which he like always, accepted and added them to the group Fan Club. But today he was very reluctant to go through the entire rigmarole. Thankfully and equally strangely, there was just one invite that read-“ Hi! It’s Mohit!”

He accepted it right away. He got reminded of the same idea that had struck him on the day they’d first met. He could be my Secret keeper. There are only to people who you can confess readily to, a stranger and your best friend. Weirdly, he was both. He could be told. But was he trustworthy? What if he told someone? What if he told Arika? What if…. if only…. They don’t exist for me, he thought.

Drona says:

Hi Mohit ! Sup?

Mohit says:

Hi Drona. I am fine. Howz u?

Drona says:

Good….

Mohit says:

Oks..!

Drona says:

You didn’t go to the hospital with Arika?

Mohit says:

Why would I go? I don’t even know Nathan

Drona says:

Yeh..Foolish me

Mohit says:

Why didn’t you go?

Drona says:

Ahhmm….Nathan and I don’t share a good frequency.

Mohit says:

Ok…But Arika’s your Gf, you should be with her.

Drona says:

You’re right…maybe I should.

Mohit says:

Hey what’s wrong?

Drona says:

Nothing. Nothing at all.

Mohit says:

No something is….I am sure

Drona says:

Well something is……

Mohit says:

Kya??

Drona says:

I don’t know if I should tell you…..

Mohit says:

TELL ME !!! We are Best Friends Remember….

Drona says:

Ya….

Mohit says:

So?

Drona says:

You know how Nathan got into coma, don’t you?

Mohit says:

Yes. It was a Hit and Run car accident. F***k*** Bastard that Driver.

Drona says:

Well….

Mohit says:

Yeh?

Drona says:

That F***k*** Bastard was me…..

Einstein said God doesn’t play dice with the universe. Well who was playing dice with their destinies was an answer every reader would want to know, after they’ll read this paragraph. The Lights went out at Mohit’s place. Blame the Electricity board, who always blame it on heavy demand. As far as, Drona was concerned he’d understood what he had to, when he saw his ex-best friend offline.

At some other part of the city, there were smiles and hugs and kisses, until of course the Police Officer came into the room.

“I am so sorry to disturb you all, but I need the statement of Mr. Nathan, the victim of the car accident,” said the officer.

“Yes. Sure. Son, you ready?” asked Nathan’s Dad.

“ Ya. I am fine. I’ll do it,” replied Nathan in a tired voice. He wanted to get over with this as soon as possible. He had made up his mind on this decision.

“Ok, then, if you all would excuse us,” requested the officer.

Everyone moved out. Arika was still sobbing, she just couldn’t control her emotions.

“Nathan, begin from where you remember.”

“Yes Officer……”

And the statement was recorded. The Final Statement.

1 comment:

Vasudha said...

yaar rohan plz 4 godz sake write the whole thing 2gether...i actually cant w8 :)
bt iznt it unnatural 4 skool kidz 2 h8 each other so much..?