Posted: 28 October 2011 at 12:44pm | IP Logged
Chapter 10: Eclipse
"Damn rain! Why on earth these rain comes?" mutters Radhika. It has been raining since evening and Radhika, unable to go out of the quarters, just waiting for a pause of downpour. She's just going through her mobile phone gallery just to spend time.
She knows that this is the right time to inform Dhanraj about the whole events that might happen to Dr. Bharti. But is God listening? The rain has increased by time and now at 7 pm in the evening, the rain seems to have increased its power. Radhika still browsing her gallery with frustration.
All of a sudden a photo in her mobile takes her attention. It is a photo of her with another girl. But to her utter disbelief and shock, the girl is the lady who comes in Radhika's dreams. She looks at the photo carefully and gathers her belief that it is indeed the same girl. "So I am with Dr. Bharti? Why can't I recall her?" asks Radhika herself.
She goes searching her gallery and finds more photos of the girl. She can't believe what she's seeing at. She quickly goes to the image details and finds out that the photo's date is 26th October 2008. "2008? I met Dr. Bharti in 2008? Why the hell I can't remember?" Radhika now extremely confused about the whole scenario.
She now decides to go to the institute despite heavy rain. She goes to the ICPMF and meets Dhanraj in his room.
D:"Hey Radhika, what happen? You are drenched! Any problem?"
R:"Look at these photos Raj, these photos...I seen this lady twice in my dreams. The interaction we had in my dreams made me believe that she is Dr. Bharti...look at it."
Dhanraj looks at Radhika with some doubt and then looks on to the image. After a moment of observation, he returns the mobile to her.
D:"She's not Dr. Bharti. She's somebody else. Maybe any friend of yours."
R:"What? How it can be? And if she's not Bharti then why on earth I saw her in my dreams? She was bleeding, hurt and had torn clothes...she said that I know the truth...I mea..."
Dhanraj grabs Radhika's shoulder, "Radhika, relax, cool. Why are you getting hysteric? Look, she's not Dr. Bharti, I am sure about it. As per your friend Charu is concerned, I am looking into it. Now it'll be better that you go back to your quarters and change your clothes. Otherwise you'll fall sick. Go...go."
Radhika, with disbelief and doubt in her eyes, leaves the room. She slowly walks towards the exit of ICPMF.
Dhanraj, staring at Radhika's exit with frustration, sits down on his bed. He thinks of something when suddenly he feels somebody is in his room. He looks up and sees Suhel Seth standing.
S:"Now tell me, how much more time you need?"
D:"Listen Dr. Seth..."
Seth shouts, "Enough...of your pranks in the name of treatment. You have 24 hours to make yourself in some position, or you're gone. 24 hours!"
D:"I need 2 days more."
S:"Okay...2 days, 48 hours...count every second...best of luck."
Seth goes out of the room as Dhanraj stands keeping his hands on his waist solving for answers.
Continued in next post...