In response to one-word prompt : Frantic
My Simple Mother!
My little brother said, ‘Ranu my exam results will come out today, please pray I remain number One in the school register.’
I was certain he’d top the class without difficulty. So I said, ‘I’m sure no one can take your position, you’re the best.’
However I was concerned when he was taking long to come home. I kept looking out the window , when it was early evening I was Frantic, knowing how much he worked for maintaining first position in his class. What if someone else takes his place.
I watched from the window, I saw three friends of my brother bringing him home and my brother was crying.
I was distressed, could not understand what went wrong. My brother lay in bed weeping.
I was so stunned I couldn’t say anything to him, but watched him cry his heart out.
My mom was beside herself, she immediately called a rickshaw and went to his school.
She thought my brother failed the exam, or else why would he cry so much. When she asked the Principal about my brother’s exam results, he told her, he was second in his class.
Mom returned home she had a broad smile on her face. He is second in his class, she said smiling.
Why did you think he’s crying? I asked quietly.
She said she thought my brother failed his exam. I was amazed my mom had no idea how good her son was in his studies!