An Accidental Meeting
I was walking down the lane minding my business,suddenly I heard a loud screech, it brought me back to reality. I turned around to see who was making such an ugly noise, and there a few yards from me was a giant monster. He resembled Sasquatch.My heart was pounding fiercely thinking this creature would take me by my neck and kill me. I turned and kept running and breathing hard, fear made me run faster without looking where I was going. There was a loud crash! I bumped into a trolley carrying fruits and vegetables. The contents went flying and I was hit by a flying potato . Before I opened my mouth,I heard a shrill voice.
“Hey you stupid moron where do you think you’re going so fast,Use your eyes, look what you’ve done, all my produce is scattered everywhere, it’s hundreds of dollars worth of fruits and vegetables I was going to the market to sell.”
“I’m sorry miss, I thought that giant beast would kill me.”
“What giant beast are you talking about, I don’t see anything here?”
“I swear I saw it, it was only a few yards from me, I had to save myself, so I ran.”
“Are you hallucinating, what kind of drugs are you on?” She said.
I never take drugs,why does she think I do,immediately I remembered my friend Harry gave me a cup of coffee ,I drank it and was on my way to see my aunt. As I was walking I felt uneasy, I had no idea what was happening to me, I hope Harry didn’t intentionally add something in my coffee, could he, nah he wouldn’t, last time he pulled a gruesome prank on his sister,he was grounded for a week . I told myself maybe the excitement to see Aunt Hilda after so long is the reason.
“Listen here buddy stop daydreaming and help me pick up whatever we can salvage,” she said.
“Okay, I really am sorry, I am Kevin, what’s your name?”
“My name is Sangita, I live close-by, my Mom sent me to the market to sell these,How will I tell her more than half of the produce is ruined,come with me so you can tell her it’s your fault.”
I had no choice I agreed to go,I thought I’ll apologize to her mom. She turned out to be an exceptionally kind lady, she wanted me to have lunch with them, she cooked some delicious vegetables and served it with Naan. After lunch I thanked them before leaving and promised to see them soon.
Months passed after that incidence I forgot about Sangita and her mother.
I met them again in a shopping mall, where I went to get something for my aunt. After checking in at the drug store, I bumped into the mother and daughter , I made excuses why I didn’t visit, but my voice didn’t sound convincing enough, Sangita’s mother came to my aid, she said she understood kids like me have a million things to do and he only met them once,it was too much to expect him to remember them.
Her sweet words made me feel guilty, I at once volunteered to go to their house. Sangita’s mom was happy, but her daughter was not. I went with them to their house, Sangita was quiet I wanted to win her over and talked about my latest invention, the black hole. She was not interested.
An hour later Sangita’s Mom brought a tray full of samosas for me. These tasty treats made my mouth water. I had an urge to grab the tray and start eating,I checked myself this was only my second day I should not be greedy.
Sangita sensed how eager I was to eat she brought the tray close I was about to take one but she turned around so fast the tray with the treats flew from her hand and struck her mother who was coming with a cup of tea, the cup with the hot tea fell on the floor, the broken pieces and the tea made a mess on the floor her Mom slipped and fainted . I called the ambulance within minutes the paramedics came Sangita’s mother and I were on our way to the hospital.
Sangita sat on the floor. She waited for someone to tell her what to do next.
This is my submission for speakeasy #150
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