Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Crossroads - Part 2

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One two three...one two three

She was lying on the bed, counting the blades of ceiling fan.

Moving so fast yet coming back to the place it started from.

It was getting boring, she glanced at the wall clock. It was time to get up or else she would be late. She got up, her knees were still aching.

Old age is catching up to you

She spent five minutes in front of the mirror, adjusting her hair, her clothing and admiring the wrinkles on her face.She locked the house and walked to the main road. It was not far but with her bad knees it took her some time to reach there.

Now comes the difficult part

She looked at her wrist watch, still fifteen minutes to go. She knew she might need all fifteen of them. She had to cross the road in a fast moving, non-stop traffic.Some days it took her more than fifteen minutes to cross the road. Today it was not much different, she had already waited for ten minutes when she saw a bus coming towards her. As the bus stopped the traffic behind it slowed a bit, she sensed the opportunity and tried to cross the road. As she passed the bus she looked right and immediately retraced her steps. Bikes and Cars were coming down the flyover at the speed of light.

What is the matter with these people, why don't they slow down?

She again looked at the watch, it was almost time now. The traffic noise was irritating her. Amid all the pollution suddenly she smelt something pleasant.

Cristalle , it is better than No. 5

She looked at the person wearing the perfume. A young girl in her twenties , was standing beside her with a pleasant smile on her face.
"Aunty you want to cross the road?" asked the younger one.
"Yes dear"
"Come with me" the girl took her hand and started walking into the traffic with a hand raised to slow down the incoming traffic. Within seconds they were on the other side of the road.
"Here you go Aunty"
"Thanks dear" She said with a brimming smile
"Its alright , you need to go somewhere?" asked the youngster.
"No I am here to pick up my grand-daughter, her bus would be coming now"
"Ok! See you then...goodbye!"
"Bye!"
As the girl started walking away from her, something felt amiss, she shouted
"Wait!!..what's your name child?"

2 comments:

Voice said...

part 3 coming?

Beauty and the BEast said...

wow!! a youngster wearing Cristalle??!! Now I wish I had that kind of money when I was that young :P