“HOW DARE HE ENTER OUR BORDER? THAT FILTHY CREATURE USE TO FEAR TO EVEN TO COME NEAR THE PLACE WHERE WE HAD ALREADY PASSED, BUT NOW HE HAD GOT GUTS TO ENTER OUR TERRITORY”. I woke up disturbed by the monotonous scream of someone near me. I slowly opened my eyes and tried to calibrate my Iris, after getting an approximate vision, I tried to identify where I was and whose scream was that. At first, I was able to see only a few things. I recognized the stones collected by me in my back, placed around me. Then I was able to recognize something which was familiar to me, it was my whip and my Trishul too.
“JUST BECAUSE LORD DOESN’T COME STRAIGHT TO DEAL THINGS NOWADAYS, THESE FILTHY CREATURES MUST NOT GET THIS MANY GUTS. AND HOW DARE HE CHALLENGE ME? ME? HUUU, IF AT ALL THIS HUMAN DIDN’T COME IN MY WAY I WOULD HAVE CUT HIS KITTEN TAIL AND WORE IT AS A GARLAND AROUND MY NECK”. I was so annoyed and was also curious to find who is shouting in such an anger, disturbing my sleep. I turned towards the direction from where the yelling sound came.
I got shocked to see a big black bear standing at a near distance. My whole body shivered in fear on what would happen next. BUT, there was this guts that bloomed in my heart and it gave me a new energy to face that bear and kill it. I noticed that it was the same bear which attacked me before. I believe that the yelling was the person who saved me from those monsters and now he is caught by the same bear which he didn’t kill when he had the chance. Without taking my eyes from the bear, which was turning against me, I took my whip and Trishul which was near me and stood up steady and strong filled with energy. My wounds? It was there, in spite of that I stood up to face this monstrous bear using the unidentifiable energy that I have in me.
I tossed my whip aiming at the bear’s neck, but unfortunately, it got locked around its right hand. It got alert and tried to get free of my hold. One thing that Vishakha told me and never forget was to see my enemy as my prey and once I get hold of my prey I must never waste my time but to kill my prey without giving it time to kill me. I used my Trishul to pierce through it, but I was late. That fat huge monstrous bear pulled me towards it using the whip which I used on it. Once I went near it all that energy that I felt a few seconds back got vanished. I was in pain, all my wounds tore me into pieces.
I created an unknown energy which was not there for me and tried to escape from the situation, but my body was not strong enough to sync with my mind. I saw my death in front of me in the claws of that bear, which was humongous and even more ferocious because of my action against it. In the commotion that took place, I stamped on a sharp rock which pierced my foot, making it bleed more. There was silence, I was able to sense everything around me in slow motion. It was as if I had got back that same energy which I had a few minutes back. I looked down, it was the same kind of rock which I collected. And my feet it got healed instantly.
I took a firm stand and pulled the whip towards me. I had got an enormous power because of that rock. I easily tossed the bear here and there using my whip. Then I felt inside me that it was the time to do what is meant to do “ KILL MY PREY”. I held my whip firmly and pulled it towards me and simultaneously brought my Trishul forward in such a way to kill that bear with a single stroke. I was almost near the point to kill that bear and my Trishul was very close to that bears neck, suddenly I felt motionless. I felt something has held me or someone to be fact. It was the same silhouette. It pulled me back into the circle and made me lie down without my permission I got astonished.
The bear which I left without killing, came towards me to tear me into pieces. The silhouette which pulled me back chocked that bear and ordered “STOP….. OPEN YOUR EYES BEFORE YOU DO SOMETHING STUPID”. That bear came close to me, saw me keenly, touched the scar on my forehead and stared at my Trishul and whip and went two steps back struggling to stand on its four legs. “ IT’S HIM, IT’S HIM, IT HAS STARTED, OUR DESTINATION HAS ARRIVED” rejoiced that bear. “Wait a minute, did I hear these words from that bear?”. When I was thinking about it that silhouette poured some water in my mouth, it was not just normal water but the solution of that stone which I collected and of course normal water.
It was little concentrated compared to what Vishakha gave. I felt pain all over my body and I started to scream “WHY CAN’T YOU GIVE THIS TO ME WHEN I WAS UNCONSCIOUS?”. The only answer that came back from the silhouette was “Because it was you who said ‘Pain alone cures Pain’ my lord”. I lost all the energy I had in me and felt like an empty shell without the pearl. I again fainted but this time with a dilemma, whether my faint was due to that solution or because of the shock seeing a talking bear.
……….To Be Continued……….