‘ Sweetie turn back’ Sebastian says after a moment grinning from side to side of his mouth.
‘Tell it all ..to that guy behind you. He has been standing here eavesdropping us for a long time’
Hesitantly laira turns her head back . She catches her breath, seeing yanjas look at her confused and shocked both at the same time. ‘Ah…’she stammers.
‘i can’t even think of a thing. .why does my brain do this to me everytime i need it to work???‘
‘watever..jus say something.. anything’ little devil laira pops, with a hammer and starts hammering on her head. ‘Just don’t embarass me anymore’ she cries.
‘Shoosh..’ says laira to her virtual little self, while Yanjas stood even more confused of her behaviours and both Sebastian and the traveler ‘Raven’ walked away leaving her alone with ‘the special guy’.
‘He is going to break her..’ states Raven corncerned telepathically, his face expressionless, eyeing the high school boy out of the corner of his eyes.
‘Yeah…’ sighs Sebastian ‘And I don’t even like him’.
‘Why are you giving me so much money? Have you even counted it?’laira falters, holding to a basket full of crumbled money.
‘Oh please laira. I am not good at maths and Raven says he feels too lazy to count. Its just a basket of money. Its not even much..all you have are rolls of 20 Rupees on those’.
‘yes! But hundreds of them!Its insane!’ laira exclaims.
‘We have a whole box of money filled in here. Its ok for you to take that much. Its your fair share’ Raven argues, pushing back the box of money back to her hands.
‘I think I am overpaid for the day’
‘May be you are.. But don’t you have stuffs to buy like dresses or bags and things to do like rolling on bed with cash on? Heard those are all the stuffs girls like..’ Sebastian comments with an innocient face throwing a questioning look.
‘Um…’ laira flashes an awkward smile, not having a heart to deny him and obviously the truth.
‘Go off’ Sebastian gives her a gentle push behind her back. ‘Meet us Saturday. You got our numbers’
‘ok..’ laira runs inside her house excitedly holding the box filled with money. Tonight she was not going to sleep. She was going to carefully stack together all the crumbled piece of notes and count them carefully..
‘Why are we here?’ asks Sebastian, standing infront of a double storyed mansion, that looked like a haunted house out of horror movies, overlooking a window, what seemed like the only well lit room in the property.
‘A monster always seeks its creator whether by love or hate’ Raven replies, staring at the shadow of a man who seemed to be sitting, cooped up covered on blankets next to it.
He raises his hands and moves his fingers like playing a piano, which now seems to make the piano on the old man’s room actually play.
‘Astha…’ the old man screams and tries to run around the room restlessly. ‘Its that kid again he is here!!’ he shouts relentlessly.
Raven chuckles at the mischief he had just done. Sebastian smiles too.
‘Your father makes up a great comedian’ he remarks.
They stand up there watching the events silently like watching a movie on black and white show, through the window behind the curtains, enjoying every bits of what Raven’s mischief followed.
A shadow of lady appears next to the window,its Astha, the old man’s sister.
They hear her calling the Hospital. ‘Hello I am calling for the emergency…’
Soon the ambulance arrives. 3-4 men rush Mr Rishak out of the house,strapping him on the strtecher, while he wrestles violently, begging them to let him finish what he started..killing himself.