That was yet another moment of despair and sorrow, The world around me seemed so sticky and senseless. I had to cough aloud to get some help since there was no sound coming out of my throat, someone grabbed my hand and held close to their chest. Gave me life, that was the duty the unknown had done. The next thing I saw was a smile, One of the most beautiful smiles I ever confronted. I looked so keenly, this was the person I never had seen in my real life, but in one of my dreams. That same smile, hair and smell too. At some moment the smile changed to laugh and there was a sweet kiss on my cheek.
‘Hey! Still dreaming?’
I tried to bite my finger to check whether this not any other dream, it wasn’t since I got pain. The laughter was some more stronger now. She was helping me get up, a glass of juice was moving too near to my mouth.
‘Open your mouth, drink this. You are too tired’
Without any hesitation from my side, my mouth opened and she poured a little of juice into my mouth. My tongue was in heaven, I never ever drank some juice this tasty. I felt like the pain in my hand is slowly waiving away. She had been taking care of me for the last 28 hours, I wondered why on earth this lady is taking care of me. She doesn’t even know me.
‘Wait while I cook food for us’
Us?, My mind had an electric shock, one of the most dangerous ones. She said US?. The smell of rice was coming out of somewhere, someone is talking and asking about my health status. I was not in a condition to open my eyes wide, all I can see is some blurry figures at distances and flames.
The figure can soo close to me, I pretend to be asleep, they were checking my forehead.
‘No fever, dear Alyssa, He is okay’- I could hear the happiness in his words.
‘I know, he will. But, let me rest for a while, brother’ – She replied.
He was walking away, he walked out of the room as I heard the door close. She has too gone somewhere else since another door was also closed. I heard water running and a voice singing. The song was unidentifiable, but was filled with most beautiful joy and happiness. The door was open again, sweet scent from freshly bathed person filled the room. I heard the steely sound of plates and sharp sound of glass. I could tell she was serving food.
‘Are you okay?, My Dear’ – She inquired with full of doubt in her voice. I was afraid, but even though I couldn’t keep someone sad while taking the best care of me.
‘Yea… Yeah, I am’ – I replied, I was shocked to know that my whole body pained while I tried to speak.
Thank god, She said and came close to me. Something was touching my lips, my heart trembled a bit, it was a never-before kissing.
‘You are really mine, I had been waiting for you for the last 10 years my love’ – The voice introduced. She made me eat the food , it was fried rice, my favorite food. I wondered how on earth she knew my favorite food.
‘Here is your favorite Chikku Juice’
OMG! She knows my favorites and she knows me very well. I wasn’t so courageous to ask, But I needed to ask Who this lady is. But, to relieve my hunger I gave preference to finishing eating first.
‘Enough’ – I said.
She washed my hands and mouth. Her hands were cleaning me well, a towel dried me. She told me to sleep, She was getting in bed with me. By the moment I placed my head on the pillow, I was asleep. I listened to the chirpy voice of some alarm. I ran my hands right on the bed I was sleeping where she was lying, She wasn’t there. I called out aloud.
‘Lady?, Oh lady’ – No replies came. My mind was having strange feelings, I was afraid. I called again and again, but of no use. I tried
to get up from the bed. I couldn’t move my legs, I ran my hands down my legs to the toe, I touched something like a chain, I ran my finger again. I was shocked to death to sense that was a chain. I was locked in bed. My temper got hooked, I was crying, screaming and make loud voice at the same time. An hurrying footsteps were heard.
‘Dearest, What happened.’ – The she got too close and asked me.
‘Why on earth I am locked’ – A asked as loud as I can. There were no replies, no sound, no damn movement could be heard. A low weep was heard with occasional sighs. A drop of tear reached my cheeks.
‘Hey! What happened?, Why are you crying?’ – I asked in a very comfortable voice, eventough anger was dominating my inner self. Again, I heard only another weep. I could hear the slow chanting of something. She was trying to speak.
‘It is a long story’ – She was trying a lot to say further.
‘Do you know how long you are, being here for?’ – She asked me while placing her hands over mine. It was very wet, I could sense. She wiped away a lot of tears, I thought.
‘Two days’ – I replied.
She laughed low and told me I was wrong.
‘You had been sleeping here for a straight 7 years and 200 days. I told you, it was a long story.’
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