‘Only two…’ laira shouts jumping with joy after a moment, presenting the icecream packs proudly to the traveler, who smiles back at her, hinting it was a job well done. Unfortunately for her though, it was the worst thing she could have said that day. Ghastly eyes now looked at her with anger and hatred.
‘Curse you..’ she heard the girl at the back of the queue.
Oh no..that one looks like she will make my voodoo doll tonight ..laira gulps.
‘You heard the lady. We have no icecream to sell now. We are officially closed my dears’ Sebastian announces to the disheartened mob, who now were buzzing like angry bees, from whom honey had just been stolen.
‘We are thankful to all of you. Especially thankful to those who devoted us such precious time to stand on queue on this hot summer day and still managed to purchase our icecreams 5-6 times’.
‘And also we are very sorry to say that since we are new on the town, we donot have a proper contact address yet..to be in touch’ .
‘No…’the crowd moans with disatisfaction while Sebastian gives a fanciful bow as an sincere apology.
‘But ladies’ continues Sebastian. ‘As long as we remember each other everything is worth it. Don’t you think so?’ he winks, another one of charismatic outplay.
‘yes..we will miss you’ cries the overwhelmed cupid’s arrow struck crowd in monotonus voice.
‘And I always save best part for the last…’
‘I know you had been waiting to hear him speak too. I present you,my younger brother..’he announces taking traveler by surprise.
‘yeah..’ the Crowd applauds with excitement, grateful for new turn of events. Departing will be much easier if man in double black also had something to say, some lovely words perhaps ..they thought.
On hearing the announcement Laira, who had been busy packing stuff straightens up too. She is also curious to hear what ‘the man of silence’ had to say about today.
Noticing everyones eyes on him now, the traveler lets out a long sigh. He stops his cleaning chores, gently drops the cleaning cloth on the desk and throws an uneasy smile. Sebastian smiles, locking his eyes with him, almost enjoying being threatened telepathically. However, the traveler settles up to his mood after a moment, walks up to the front desk and clears his throat to address the crowd.
‘Never too old for icecreams’ he says, his voice deep with hypnotic enchantment.
‘Please remember this day and remember us specially’ he adds, with his lips curved to flash one of his rarer exquisite smiles and eyes sparkling with affection.
Wooooo wwooo.. the crowd thunders , from pindrop silence to a pack of werewolves howling.
‘I might just collapse here’ the girl on the front screams