Saturday, June 26, 2010
Reunion after death
'Being a nightguard in a hospital is not so hard except the fact that sometimes u get so scared u keep on imaginin things. But thats ok. they pay u for just sitting around.'I thought and tried to console myself that the weeping i heard was in my own head.But it wasnt so easy. I finally got curious and went ahead to check. The weeping sound was increasing as i neared the operation centre. I went nearer. BUt didnt find anyting. i sighed and was about to retreat when i saw a small boy hiding behind a potted plant. He wasnt wearing any clothes. I thought he was cold so i offered him my jacket. He took it. "what are u doing here at this hour?? did u get lost?""I cant find my mother".he said still crying."dont cry"i said and picked him up."I'll find u for her.Tell me the room number.""i dont know the room but i can show u where she is kept. please take me." he had stopped cryingand i took him. he kept on giving me directions. i was amazed. he didnt have a doubt where to go.so why didnt he go himself. probably he was scared. i said and suppressed my doubts. we reached a room and he said that this was it. But it was the morgue. I took him in.i dont know why but the boy was so mesmerising that i took him there without any second thoughts. he pointed towards a corpse cupboard. numbered 453 and said "please put me in ther". my mind was so numb i didnt realize what i was doing. I pulled the cupboard. Inside it laid a beautiful lifeless body of a woman. i put the boy in and closed the cupboard. "Thank u' he said.I was about to leave when i realizd i had lost my mind. Iquickly opened locker 453.But it was empty. No small boy, no female corpse. Only my jacket lay there. I realiszd i had lost my mind. must be the meat i had yesterday. i picked up my jacket. there was a patient profile beneath that. it read- Anna Adams -died ofheart attack when she heard the death of her son during operation.below that was the picture of her son. Alex Adams. the same boy was smiling at me from the photo.