It’s raining outside. A cool breeze is making the wind chime ring. I actually like it, hanging in front of the window. As a kid, I used to keep staring at it for hours, sitting on the chair on cold afternoons. Today, it reminds me of an incident I had heard years ago.
I was in the 1st standard, to be precise. There lived a newly married couple in our locality. We had even attended their wedding. I remember the wedding because I had spilled black coffee on my favourite frock. How silly I was! (I am, even now!!!)
After a few months, we started hearing their quarrels. They were so loud, and sometimes I used to get scared, wondering what happened exactly. As soon as the ladies of the neighborhood came to know that the woman was expecting, they went to their house, to explain something, as Maa told us. We even heard rumors about the man having an extramarital affair. Days passed.
Surprisingly, on the day of her delivery, the man started behaving so nicely with his wife: taking her to the hospital, preparing meals. She gave birth to a really cute baby girl. Maa visited them at the hospital. She said that she remembered the days when Dids and I were born.
Unfortunately, the woman died. The doctors explained the reason as some kind of infection. All alone, the man brought the baby home. He took very good care of her and had got a maid to help him. The baby didn’t cry much, just kept staring at the wind chime hanging near her bed. Maybe she hoped that her dead mother would come back.
But one morning, perhaps due to the power of some evil spirits,the man started his hunt to kill his innocent child. He later explained this as a “necessary step” as he had married another woman. But, the baby must’ve known her father’s intentions. She started crawling, far away from that beast’s hands.
Soon, she reached a construction site, all by herself. The people around were awestruck. A heavy rod was about to fall on her, but as luck would have it, Po, the Dragon Warrior, arrived at the scene!!! He threw away the rod using one of his mighty kicks. Then, Master Shifu took the baby in his arms and went back to the Valley of Peace. He had seen the next Dragon Warrior in her. Everyone’s eyes were big with amazement.
What? Did you expect a heart-melting end to the story? Nah! Is it necessary to be serious all the time???!!! XD