Wednesday, April 24, 2013

24th April 2013, Late Morning

I saw myself at my home, my colony. Papa was there, there was mummy, my sister and my friends. It was like I was living in a shire, life was beautiful!
One day I walked out of my house and saw that my neighborhood looked some different. Apart from the fact that it was a cloudy day, which was rare in my neighborhood, I saw that walls and fences were being built where we had hedges and plain grounds. It was like in the game of Age of Empires, my neighborhood was changing not brick by brick but wall by wall. Things were moving really fast. I was a kid so nobody would tell me much, I was just asked to stay out of some areas. On my insistence my mother told me that Indira Gandhi was coming. I was like, bullshit, she's dead! And she's like, NO, she's just too old. I said, maybe its Sonia Gandhi and not Indira Gandhi that's coming. She was like, no, its Indira Gandhi.
For rest of the day wherever I went, I was asked to go play somewhere else. Walls were being built everywhere, it was like they were making a maze. Finally I was fedup of people telling me where to be and where not to be, so I told myself, what the hell, and went off in whichever direction that intrigued me. On my way I met few neighbors who said I should be indoors, that its not safe, that the biggest and most powerful personality of our country would be visiting us and that we should not be of any trouble. I met my mother on my way who wanted to take me home but I wanted to roam around and spend time in my new neighborhood. I saw all the grown ups taking all this quite seriously. The hawkers were moved, the shops were closed, the walls were being built at blazingly high speed.
At the end of the day I was the only one roaming around, my friends had left for home. I walked into this forest like area when it was almost dark. The fruits on the trees lit up like light bulbs, like in the movie Avatar. Suddenly I saw live feeds of chats of some of my friends. I was confused because I hadn't met them in so many years. And then I saw this group of people my age walking into the same forest like area. Some of them were dressed up like Vikings. I saw that they got together at some place. I walked closer and saw that there were weapons kept on a dias for everyone to select from. Everyone was picking some weapon, holding them and in some cases leaving them at their place while in other cases jumping with joy to have found the right weapon. This reminded me of the movie Hunger games where there was blood bath when people went to collect their kits and weapons. But here, today, everyone was so excited to see these weapons that mostly looked like toys to me, that they were happy holding them and pointing them at each other and discussing about them in their own little friends group. I scanned the assortment and went for the bow that was kept at the left side because bow-arrows have always fascinated me. I picked up the bow and it was like a wooden toy, I didn't feel anything, except disappointment, not the elation others felt. I was clueless and considered asking someone how all this works. Then my eyes fell on this beautiful looking dagger. It looked like it was made of wood but when I bent down to hold it and lift it into my hand, I felt a certain vibration. Next thing I saw this dagger come to life, a beautiful golden color handle with a sharp shiny powerful metallic blade, like the dagger in the movie Prince of Persia. All of a sudden, I saw the others looking at me, did that mean I was invisible before? I saw this other guy walking up to me and pointed his dagger at me.
So I was like, hey dude we both have same weapon, isn't that cool !! And he was like, yeah !! Suddenly some circular shaped blue color boulders came falling from the sky. I tried my best to save myself from them and accidentally ended up catching one of them. They were big and heavy. And this other guy with the dagger did the same, just that he caught it willingly and was grinning about it. I was like, dude, its like we have same powers, that's so cool !!