Friday, March 14, 2008

...And then there were None- II


Startled by the sudden jolt at the back, 3 men came out of their Car.

She waited for help as she lay sprawled on the ground with the Scooty's weight on top of her, but the 3 men just stood still. She knew better than to ask for help, so she pulled out her left arm from somewhere underneath and pushed the Scooty's weight off her body and got up on her own.
She felt thorroughly numb.

The three men stood majectically staring at her. She took a look at the men with the very little strength she had. One of them was in his early thirties -perhaps a newly wed? Like she cared anyway. The second one was not more than 22. Smart. He looked like one of those college studs who'd bunk class to get his hair bleached or his butt tattooed.
The third fella was the Car's driver clad in white. One happy family. How nice, she thought sarcastically.
"Well?" said the mid-thirties gentleman. " Now that you're up and running, lets see what you've done to my car".

She suddenly felt dizzy.

She was now visibly petrified, as she watched the man move to the back of the car..fervently hunting for a dent or a scratch, while the other Young-Lad stood there staring at her- from head to toe. She immediately felt a wave of nausea run through her. She'd have normally stared back at him with her award-winning mean eyes, but she was far too much in a state of shock now.
She just stood still, waiting for someone or something to rescue her.

There was nothing there, at the back of the car. Nothing. No scar. Not even a mark. No wonder these cars were bloody expensive, she thought. Despite having a Two-wheeler crash against it, there was absolutely sign of damage on that automobile. Neat, she thought. She thanked her stars silently and felt like crying immediately.

The man lifted is head and spoke.

"I think you've escaped this time. You're a lucky girl", he said nonchalantly. "For the money I've paid, this Car is starting to make me feel good afterall".
He laughed out loud at his own joke.

She stood still. Speechless. She still couldn't imagine how 3 fully grown men could be so callous and indifferent towards a lady who's just survived a fatal fall. That too when the Car had got away scot-free. She suddenly wished that the Car has been smashed to smithereens. But this itself was getting her into hot water. Boiling hot water that too.

Just when she was starting to feel relieved she heard a second voice.
"Wait, not so fast "
It was the College-guy this time. "Let me have a proper look, Kiran. I'm sure there's a dent-somewhere. We heard the crash na? " and he went about his turn, hunting fervently for signs of damage.

She gazed at the all pervading apathy the prevailed there. Signs of petrification vanished. She was now starting to feel the indignation brewing inside her. But she stood still and said nothing.

"Ah, there..see? I told you, Kiran. There's a scratch. Here" said College-Boy pointing at something that couldn't even be seen by the naked-eye.

Kiran came running down to see the scratch he'd failed to see earlier. Both of them took their time analysing a frailfully grey mark that looked like a strand from granny's head.
The driver meanwhile, came up to her and asked her if she was alright and got her Scooty up from the ground. She thanked him with a half-wide smile.

"But that scratch was there from before no, Nikhil?" said Kiran, sounding a bit confused.
" No no only. This female has crashed against your Car and caused this scratch. Ok, so how do we settle this now?"
It was clearly evident. Nikhil was pure evil.

"Nikhil, I don't think we should complicate things. Police, insurance... no yaar. Its just a scratch yaar. Leave it"
That was Kiran. God bless the very Devil, she thought.

"Arrey...what are you saying? You payed 13 lakhs to get your Car damaged by some crazy female? Well, I'm not gonna let you"

This was the last straw. And she now spoke.

" Excuse me Mister", she said politely. She instantly regretted addressing the vagabond as 'Mister'. Probably nitwit would have sufficed.
"There is 'absolutely' no damage on your Car from this accident, except for the scars all over my body. Your Car is just the way is was before my Scooty crashed against it. There. Your brother Kiran said so himself. Have a proper look again if you want. Your Car is fine. Really."

Kiran stood silent.

" Shut up female. I wasn't even f***ing talking to you", snorted Nikhil.

Ok, this was too much. If there was one thing she couldn't stand, it was foul language. That too thrown at her. She now began to scream like a mad woman.

" Mister, mind your language. Don't you DARE use that tone with me. Do you understand? Don't you DARE!"
She was now yelling at the top of her voice. And trembling.

"Oh yeah? Well, I WILL. What will you f***ing do about it?" Nikhil had a cynnical smile on his face. Yes, he was the Devil himself.

She looked at the Kiran and the driver with sheer disgust. They were both very clearly ashamed of the young-lad's behaviour. But both stood motionless. Cowards. She stood there for a while. And then spoke.

" I'll tell you what I'll do about it" she said, suddenly.

And saying thus, she swiftly walked towards her Scooty, kick-started it, and within a 6 seconds time-span , off she sped, away in the direction of Kasthoori Ranga Road leading to Cathedral Main Road, leaving the 3 mean gaping from behind.

She sped like crazy for the next 10 minutes, with a smile on her face. She was right.
There was absolutely NOTHING they could do about it.

16 Confounded-souls had something to say:

Anonymous said...

Forget the Scooty & Car...
Hope ur all right... & fit enough to Blog...
Fit enough to blog.. but not reply an e-mail i guess..! :( Alas.!

-- Oops...!

Ramkumar said...

erm.. thanks for the last line in the author's note.. clarified quite a few things!

Confounded-Lady said...

Umm....happened a while back actually. So... peace :) Was just reminiscing over good times and this came into my mind. :P

Ram: Your smart. Which college did you say you're from? [;;)]

stupid said...

a job in hand!!!!!![:)]!!!!

may be philliki-movies - story, editing, moosick, and of course action!!!

enjoyed THE STORY!![:)]!!

♥bμşγ-ŵŗϊŧēŕ♥ said...

your reply to the comment just gave everything away now. sigh :(

i was more like thinkin on the terms that.. aww-i-should-learn-not-grumble-from-this-ahem..not so imaginary character, but sigh..wadda we have here? mayth sayin that this happend a "long time ago"?

lol. nice one here.. had me griiiiiipped! :D and uh, um.. uh, more than sympathising i was laughin. :P

lol, btw..u've been tagged!

bharani said...

statutory warning: maythini driving her scooty, humming and reminiscing and thinking about her dad and doing everything EXCEPT looking at what's RIGHT in FRONT of her on the injurious to skodas, kirans, nikhils....

PREETI said...

hehehahaha! interestin story...well told :)

itz gud thing i dnt drive ANYTHIN...or thr'd b 1 accident/hr on the roadz of chennai...all very close to kasturi ranga road and cathedral road only! :D

--xh-- said...

the way the guys treated you was inhuman - no two opinion about that. but,you are not also to be left blameless. lucky that you are not one whom i know personaly, or you would have got a really long lucture on safe riding.
most of the accidents happen @ roads where we are most comfy with. even in your own driveway, never ride without care.
it was luck and teh prayer of those who loves you got you without damages. just imagine wht it would have been if you rammed into the car and cause dsoem serious damage?

please take care and dont drive rash. rideing fast is not a bad thing - but there ar eplaces to do that and ways to do it safely. scooty and all the stepthroughs have such small wheels that it is very risky controlling them.

beter ride safe and ride long than be a menance to urself and public.

my 2 cents. sorry if i hurt ur feelings, but as a responsabile rider/biker, i had to say this.

Confounded-Lady said...

I'll pic moosic saarae ;)
Glad you dropped by and read the trash I wrote :)

@Busy Writer:
Well.. didnt want to put it immediately in blog n all. Last I heard, my dad reads this blog. He'd burn my scooty alive :(

So, the disclaimer is mainly for him.
(Hope your not reading comments n all appa :P )

Thanks for that Bee but I;m sure the world must be quite enlightened by now ;)

Confounded-Lady said...

Yes your perfectly right. Cant afford to be too fast and reckless on the roads :|

Coconut Chutney said...

ROFL! Damn funny ending! I've actually been coming daily to see if you've updated, but then, I didn't have the brains to just look down.
True what they say innit? Sometimes the things you're so fervently searching for are right in front of your eyes.

The Hissing Saint said...

Stumbled here searching for something else...nice place you got here.

Confounded-Lady said...

@CC: :)

@Hissing Saint: Glad you dropped by! :)

Anonymous said...

very very nice! the incident, the writing, the reaction. reminds me of my driving. mount road lendhu panagal park epdi vandhene theriyadhu!



a new philosopher is born said...

actually just wanted to say what xh had commented, so will not repeat...btw..enjoyed myself...good one

♥bμşγ-ŵŗϊŧēŕ♥ said...

maaaayyth, you're tagged. sigh, did you overlook that in my previous comment?


*sad face*