Posted: 18 September 2011 at 12:37am | IP Logged
Continued from last post...
Next morning, Radhika goes to Dr. Seth. She finds Seth roaming at the garden of the institute.
"Oh good morning Sharma, I hope you had a nice sleep last night." replies Seth.
R:"Yes...um..sir, I need a permission."
Seth looks at Radhika, "about what?"
R:"I want to examine Raj."
Seth comes near to Radhika. He has a disturbed look in his face now.
S:"Its patient no. 266, Sharma. You are violating the protocols."
R:"But he has a name, sir, which..."
S:"Don't be emotional fool, Sharma. We cannot indulge into a patient's pain. Never. You are a doctor, Sharma. Don't you ever forget that."
R:"I wanted to treat him differently."
S:"Those western methods, you have had learned in England, won't work here in Indian contexts, Sharma. I'm saying all these with my experience. Make sure you also put this in your experience list."
R:"Ok sir, I take back my word."
S:"Examination permission granted Sharma. But make sure those western methods doesn't become a habit of yours."
Its the first time that Dr. Seth never smiled while speaking. He was so different, so serious. He likes to joke with other things but not with his works. Radhika realises this. She goes to her chamber to get ready for the next session.
But this time, its a surprise from Dr. Seth who permitted Radhika to meet Dhanraj at his room. The reason, unknown.
Radhika goes to Dhanraj's room. Room has a nice window but is closed, so darkness prevails in it. Radhika enters the room.
"Why, hello there," the evil-like voice sounded like a harsh force of fire spitting from a Dragon, "surprise, surprise. Welcome to the abode of Dhanraj," followed by that evil laugh.
Radhika, yet to spot him in the dark, goes quickly near the window and opens it. The light enters as she finds Dhanraj laying down on the bed.
"Urgh! The light!", he sits up, "Why on earth you open the window?"
Radhika smiles, "Fresh air is good for health, Raj."
D:"Oh, is that so? Fresh air!", he giggles, "I'm so polluted that I can't stand fresh air."
R:"And what about light?"
D:"Well I'm not vampire, but still I hate light. You know light makes me feel about the darkness. But darkness makes me feel more darkness."
R:"Normal persons do have different notions about the light, Raj."
D: "I'm not a normal person you see. That is why I'm here", smiles Raj.
R:"Cut off the crap. I mean business here. I need to know you."
D:"Then you have to love me." Raj walks towards the window and looks out blankly.
D:"No, don't be, I'm not. You see, when you love something, you know it better. Better than anything." He turns and looks Radhika.
R:"Why did you ask that question last night?"
Raj again comes and sits on the bed. Radhika, meanwhile already took her seat on a chair.
D:"Love is nothing. But lust is everything. It defines love."
Continued on next post.
Edited by bengalscott - 18 September 2011 at 10:31am