The great elm-trees in the gold-green meadows were fast asleep above, and the cows fast asleep beneath them; nay, the few clouds which were about were fast asleep likewise, and so tired that they had lain down on the earth to rest, in long white flakes and bars, among the stems of the elm-trees, and along the tops of the alders by the stream.
Two girls appeared from nowhere. They happened to be enjoying the beauty of meadow. One was a little shorter than the other. The shorter girl was cute, bubbly with curls on her hair. She was a joyful girl .She was enjoying the fresh air and also having a small cat fight with the other girl. Other one was a stunning beauty but a little serious than the other. She was having straight hair. It was clear the fact that they were sisters or more, TWINS. They were barely 11 years old. “ Shona, please come back. We are not supposed to go there. Mom dad will be angry” , the second one said with a tensed face. “ Lado , don’t worry. Look at the place it’s so beautiful. Let’s enjoy. The first one that is Shona convinced her sister Lado and they both played there. But suddenly the place went dark and lightning was heard. The sisters hold each other’s hand but suddenly they started fighting with each other. They leave each other’s hands and went in opposite directions. But a hooded figure came towards them and killed……
I sat upon the bed. My hands were shivering still it searched for water on the bedside table. Finally I got hold of it. By the time I reached it to my mouth half of it was spilled out. I drank the rest in a single gulp. I was perspiring unusually. I still get nightmares. In fact, I get them so often I should be used to them by now. I’m not. No one ever really gets used to nightmares.
But I don’t think anyone would get the same nightmare always. I was seeing this one since my chidhood. The same two girls. One really resembled her or more it was me itself. But the other girl was completely unfamiliar. Until today I don’t why the girls fighted because it’s unusuality will drain me completely and I will forget it. But this time it was different. There was also a man. A strangely familiar man . But I can’t identify him but i could see the evil smile on his place.
I was completely drained in those thoughts so that I didn’t notice that I was not alone in that room. The kidnapper was sitting on a chair near my bed. He was confused on my strange behaviour. Did he understood that I was scared of that night mare ? I hope he didn’t because how could I face him then? What will he think about me ? Already I am feeling shy to face him after the last incident and now this also ?
I looked at his face which was blank by now. It’s not been morning it’s still night. Then what is he doing here. He gave a sarcatic smile like he have read what’s going through my mind. Then he opened his mouth to speak.
“ Did you often do that ? “ , He asked me, not in the usual hard voice but in the softer calmer voice that I heard few hours before.
He know about it. Now he will blackmail me by telling that he will tell the whole world that I get scared by some stupid dreams.
“ What ? Are you talking about nightmares ? “ , I asked him trying to sound normal but i could understand from the expression of his face that he had catched difference in my tone.
“ No , talking in sleep. “ , He said as he didn’t noticed it.
“what are you saying ? Are you blaming me? I don’t talk in sleep. “ , I said a little angrily but I was not sure about what I told. I didn’t know if I talk in sleep or not .
“ No, No . I am not blaming you. I said what I heard. You were requesting someone. I don’t understand what and you were saying a name. Ragini I think. “ , He told me without a spot of anger on his face.
“ Ragini!!! I don’t know any ragini. Then how come I tell that name in sleep. “ , I said coldly.
“ I don’t know. That’s what I heard “ , He said with full truthfulness in it.
Actually ragini was not unfamiliar. Somewhere in my heart I could feel That I know her but I didn’t want a discussion on it. So I decided to say something change the topic.
“ What are you doing here? Watching me sleeping ? “ , I asked him coldly.
“ That’s none of your business “ He also said coldly.
I again saw that expression in his eyes , taht he is trying to hide something but I idn’t want talk to him.
“ Then get out “ , I shouted coldly.
He stared at me for a few seconds and stormed fast the door making big noise.
I know he was behaving with me nicely. But from somewhere a rage was coming to me. One part of my mind kept saying that he deserved it but the other part that I was being hard. These two part began fight inside me which took off my sleep. I turned around and around but I was not getting sleep. But then I heard a click on the door. It will be the kidnapper. I will lauy as i am asleep and then I could catch him red handed.
I closed my eyes tightly pretending to be asleep. Foot steps were heard near me. He was coming closer to me. The breath touched me but it was different. It was not him. It was not the kidnapper. I opened my eyes and saw LAKSH……
Credit to: Mona (ash)