Today i pray.....




Today was normal... in a normal sort of way... until.....

My bus was stuck in traffic for 20 minutes. My friend and I had taken a long routed bus, which we were cribbing about... Eventually, as we were stuck in traffic for 10 minutes, she gazed back and saw the bus we were looking for at the bus stop right behind the one we were in. We quickly used the gap to get down one and into another...

Another 10 minutes passed.... and we waited... wondering why the hell the bus wouldn't move. I was concerned about grabbing a bite before getting home coz i could hear my stomach growling. Nandhini, on the other hand was wondering how to get home from the stop, since the roads were flooded with dirty water and the bus was a little off from her place anyway...

After what seemed like an eternity the bus started moving. The entire crew inside was curious about why such a delay... And then we saw it....

A body covered in white cloth, blood oozing and spreading all over the road, with bits and pieces of human flesh splattered across. I guessed his head was smashed in and hence, it was covered for most parts....

People started speculating about what happened when 2 boys wearing school uniforms got in, sweating profusely, looking tense.

"Man, that was so sad. He was just crossing the road", one said to the other.

"He was crossing the road?", inquired a curious passenger

"Yes he was crossing the when the bus ran over him", the youngster replied.

The passenger nodded, sighed and turned away, lost in his own world.

The 2 boys went on...

"I wonder if his parents know", one of them wondered out loud

"I know. I don't know think anyone should die this way", agreed the other one.

The two of them called up people on their phones and started discussing the accident. One was talking to his girlfriend and she seemed to comfort his apparent disturbance with soothing words and he finally smiled.

The other however looked lost...and i wondered for a fleeting second what he was thinking about.

Exactly before i got off my stop i heard him tell his friend

"I don't think i'll ever travel on the footboard again"

6 comments:

mayz said...

no words!!!

Chriz said...

@anusha
yes when you told me abt this last night, my humor brain went into a stand still for some minutes.. it sure disturbed me..
the last line, with which u have finished your post has indeed freezed this post and given a whole new meaning for the whole script.. i loved this post as it would touch anyone who understands human emotions

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@mayz
i swear!!!

@chriz
i know... i thought what that guy said was the perfect ending for the post..

Thoorika said...

I feel so sad for the guy who died... I often come across accidents.. disturbs me a lot.. Atleast one guy learned his lesson.. but for that another paid a huge price.. !

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@thoorika
absolutely!

prabhu said...

So sad :(

I almost lost my life in an incident similar to this.