When he opened his eyes he saw himself in the bed of the hospital, in a bandaged posture...every part of his body pained...
He tried to remember why and how he came here. But he remembered only that car crash. In a flash he saw everywhere covered with the dusty clouds; The broken glasses clatter, and the loud-voice of three cars, which hit each other on the road, it sounded as a thunder in his ears.
He closed his ears and eyes immediately...This recollection was dear for him...The medicine floating injections which passed into his open arms covered his head with ache momentarily. From the stern of the pain he was choked, his voioce got broken and his eyes turned black.
Unexpectedly he felt a hand hold his wrist. He put out his nahds and drew his attention to her. The woman doctor with white dress and white cap smiled and started to talk with a charming voice:
- Please, relax. Let me join your injections.
He stopped.And he felt that He hadn"t any pain.In a moment his all pains deviated and he didn"t need an injection...But...the doctor"s polite smile, her movements gave him calmness and her glances gave him confidence. Even her skillful hands didn"t give him to feel how injection entered his vein.
-Now, you must sleep...
Yeah, he looked sleepy. And closed his eyes. But he woke up in the middle of night. The nurse on duty gave him las medicine and said:
-You must sleep again.If you"ll need anything push that button.
-Where is the doctor?-he could hardly ask,because there was pain in his gorge.
-It"s nearly one hour that the doctor has gone home. But we have a doctor on duty. Do you need anything?
-No- he whispered.
-Ok, good night then.
The nurse left the room. But there was ache in his head, gorge, feet...
He closed his eyes steadily. The pain didn"t look like finish ever... When he wanted to push the button and call the nurse he saw her...
She smiled politely again, and came near him. She took the chair and sat near his bed. She stretched her hand towards his throat.
-Have you pain?
He had pain, but he looked at her and her touches stopped his pain.
The glass of the car sinked his throat and his tonsils were splintered.They took it...He"ll stand erect...
Seems thia catastrophe was good for him.Because the doctor took his tonsils,which swelled in every cold and offended him since childhood...He got free only from his tortures...But the biggest difficulty waited him ahead.He would like to continue his work,if his father went into retirement and didn"t revolve his works to him...It was so long time which he worked as an announcer,and he was glad from his work.
Three weeks ago his father called him and said:
-Over,you will direct all works,Anand I"ll tell you the pettiesof the work in ten days.
Anand was his father;s right hand.It was more than fifteen years that only he has known all his father"s work and waged them...On that day when his father gave him everything,even two bodyguards and signed the documents,he said:
-Over, everybody oficially will know that you are my son, after it as natural you"ll need to bodyguard.You must finish your work in TV in the capital, and my workers will settle your home, which is situated there.
-I"m glad from my work.
-Very well.In TV everybody will remember you very good and they"ll believe to your strictness in the world of business.
-I don"t want to leave my job.
-It"s nearly fifteen years you didn"t take your inclinations? You learned and walked in Londontill you were twenty...
When you came I didn"t break your inclinations for TV and I maid to do it.In your 23 you fall in love and got married and I didn"t interfere in this once more.But now you are 35.It"s just time to be occupied with any serious job.Besides this you are my only heir.The works lingering and becoming hard.In the last ten days you will learn everything with Anand but after ten days I"ll explain you in Tv as my official heir.And I"ll revolve the whole works to you.I need some rest...Oh, by the way day after tomorrow it will begin your special trainings.In the mornings you"ll run and swimming, in the afternoon you"ll learn the works with Anand, but in the evenings it will be kungfu trainings.
-I was occupied with gymnastics and bodybuilding, but in this age I didn"t need sport.
-Very well, you can play capoera. After this sentence ,which his father told with irony, he understood that it"s misplaced to object to it.
-Your physical preparing must be forceful, which the usual shot couldn"t gravity your head to your body.
-Our job is only export-import. Who wants to kill us?
-Who"s backward from you and keep their eyes on your place.Anand will explain all these...
Go and write your retirement. Tomorrow morning be here.
As through Mohan became subordinate tp order...Without thinking up he turned over his duties and came back.
As a matter of fact in the last three years he thought that with his way he can make his past life, which was peaceful and without commotion to colorful...In any case he wanted to verify himself here, too...Simply, he was tired of from his admirers. These ten days passed very intensive...As if he learned a lesson with Anand .But during the sport trainings he took a rest...After ten days his father called press assemblyand introduced him officially to everybody. At that time who knew him from far and near, his friends from work, his old wife, his admirersand Lakshmi, they were surprised. Nobody knew that he was the son of well-known businessman Khumar Das.
One day after it, when his father intrusted his job to Mohan, he died in the car crash. Now he understood the strictness of the job.They revived it as ordinary crash, but Mohan never believed to it.
Now in simultaneously he tried to investigate, who"s his father"s killer. There were two or three organisations, which were their competitor.But it"s very difficult to say anything. Just Mohan tried to wage investigation personally himself...
He had only a friend with whom he met in London,When they were students and lived in the same room.They were countymen, that"s why it was easy to find simple style between them.
Though that Om was five years younger than Mohan,but he was very sagocious person and skilful...
When Mohan came back to India, Om went to the USA.They carried him to the USA as a model,because he was so bearing and handsome.Two years ago by chance in Japan during the interview, they met in one hall of a hotel
Om changed so much,his hair became longer.But only his face"s light and silent smile didn"t change.His constituonally body was strong, and his beautiful bosy became delightful.Oh, yeah, his voice harshed much.Fifteen years passed when he met with Om and all this volte-faced were natural.Time is always on the wing, but the time pull on it to the good direction for fairness"s sake...If Om will stand among ten men, first was picked only he...
Om turned and looked at him.Then once more he smiled and approached.
-Oh, Mr. Actor... - said and extend his hand.
-Oh, glad to meet you.- First Mohan shaked hands with him.Then he embraced him.- You are very well.
-Yeah, you are too.
-The years are passing- said Mohan.-You are still a model?
-No, which model?I was a model for 5 years, then I didn"t like it as a man"s profession. I finished Sport University, but I don"t want to be a sportsman.Quite a little I was occupied with trade.After one or two years I deserted it, too. I looked for to very commotional work.
-Oh, culd you find
-I worked as a special bodyguard near two years. But then I was sick of it ,too. Then I worked in one tourism firm near one year.I liked to work with strangers. One day I saved one tourist from death and his father put in my account one million dollar.I didn"t want it but he gave by force...Everything is beautiful which is coming from God.30 000 $ for building a temple and a mosque.10 000$ from it I keep, in account, and every year I am taking 2000$ rate.For 20 000$ I spend to my restaurant in Japan. And another 10 000 $ I spend for the unnecessary expenditures.Just now I am living on the account of that restaurant.I am lonely person and that"s enough for me.What are you doing actor?
-I am not actor.I am vice-chair man in TV, and announcer.I have one or two special programs.My house and car isn"t too bad. I am satisfied of God.
-Have you a wife or a child?
-Five years ago I got a divorce. Connected with my job I had many admirers.And she couldn"t suffer it.That"s why we got a divorce very friendly.I haven"t any child.
-Hm, which wife can endure to so many girl admirers? - Only God know how much time you adultery her.
-Not so much...May be six or seven times.
-How many years you were married?
-That"s ok.In every year one more.
-Oh, stop please...-Mohan smiles.- What are you doing?You didn"t get married yet?
-Why? I can eat it like a dessert whenevr I want.-Om smiled.
-You are all right.
-You are free now.
-I can"t find any free time...
-When you will find any time call me.-Om said and took out his special card from his pocket and lengthened to him.-I"ll come wherever I"ll be.
-Thanks, but Japan is very far from here.
-Only you want, I can come to Dehli.
-I"ll pay attention.
So two years passed.Once again they didn"t come in the oppsite direction.But, after his father"s death he recollected Om.He needed a cordial and strong person like him.
He informed Om to come back to their country from Japan during one month and intrusted his all works there.Om didn"t object to do it.
But befor Om"s coming he was in hospital.
-Did your ache become diminished?
He opened his eyes and looked at the doctor.He hadn"t any ache.
-But nurse said that you went home.-Mohan was surprised from this sentences which he said.Because he said it without any difficulty and in simple voice.
-She didn"t know about it,-said the doctor.
-It"s very strange, some minutes ago I couldn"t breathe, because I was throat ache.But just now I can speak like simple person.
-Hey, doctor,did we meet before?
-When you worked in TV I often came there.
-Oh, I said,your face is very familiar to me.
The doctor kept silent and stood up.
-Must I sleep?
-Surely, it"s late. Sleep,-the doctor said and went to the hall very silently.
Mohan yawned and then he made easier his body in the bed and closed his eyes.
In the morning the interrogator came with the policemen.They came to investigate the crash, may be it was a plot.Mohan decisively entered his protest.
When the police left, Mohan took his phone and called to some numbers.
-Hi, model...Yeah,yeah.That"s me,actor.
I am saying may be it"s just time for your coming.
-To have a rest? It can"t be called whole.Come still.I"ll offer all necessary facilities for your rest.Yeah,yeah.Come soon...With whom? Who"s Narayan? Who? OK.If you can"t part with that then bring him, too...But come soon.OK.Don"t stay too long.I am waiting for you.Come...
When he put aside the phone he saw by chance that doctor again.
-Is that you? You are coming very voiceless,which I can"t feel when you are coming and going.
-Sorry if worried you.
-No...But every time you are very calm.
-Must I be alarmed?
-No, it seems that I couldn"t understand my thought.Never mind.I know only one thing, with your life-giving hands I haven"t any pain.
-I am glad.
-When you"ll let me go?
-Still, they"ll unrip your seam tomorrow.It seems you are in a hurry.
-Yeah,I have so much work to do.
-Charge with someone.
-For the present I charged.But my own control is very necessary.
-I am sorry.In my opinion your surgeon couldn"t let you leave soon.
-Perhaps, you can meet the wishes of him?
-Don"t rely on me,-said Lakshmi and smiled.
-But I relied on her.
-How you can believe the stranger?
-In reality, no.Simply, if I"ll fall in love with somebody then may be.
-The lover"s eyes are becomingblind,-said Mohan and he smiled,too.
-Then don"t fall in love with somebody.
-I didn"t fall in love,-he stood silent.
-And I didn"t suppose to it.
-Nobody can know their future at first.
-But I know myself.
-May be ,-said Lakshmi and approached him and seized his neck, then said:
-Try to lie down ,it"s early for you to stand up.
Mohan with her hands contact became easier and in a moment he forgot himself and glanced at Lakshmi"s eyes very attentively.
He saw only his reflection in her black eyes.
At that time the doctor was opened.The operaters on Mohan came in and the head surgeon shouted.
-Where is the doctor on duty? Who allowed the patient stand up?
Lakshmi helped him to lie quite softly and stood aback.Mohan began to speak:
-Nobody is guilty.I wanted to stand up by myself.Now I haven"t any pain.
-That"s the result of injections.If we didn"t give you any injection then I"d like to see your situation-said the other doctor.
-Find the controller!
Mohan thought that because of him Lakshmi will bear joke humiliation, and he worried about her.He glanced at Lakshmi,but she gave a sign to keep silent...Mohan didn"t say anything...Lakshmi left the room very silently.
The doctors inspectioned him and went out.
When he opened his eyes at night,he saw that Lakshmi was standing in front of the window.
-Are you on duty every night?-he asked.
-Because I have a special patient.
-Oh...How is your patient?
-Does your patient your close or native?
-Yes,you are right.
-They say that doctor who pull out me from car she died.Is that true?
-Yes,that is true.-Lakshmi shaked her head with consent.
-It"s very strange life.
-Who wanted to save me but that person lost their life.They say that person passed from there by chance.
-By taxi?-Mohan began to think...
On that day suddenly it was some indisposition in Mohan"s car.The driver informed about the brake which was broken.
To go in high speed was quite clear death.
Somewhere onr taxi passed in front of them.The driver said that the operator of the taxi-car was a girl.We didn"t know how the taxi take same speed and passed in front of them...The driver became anxious.
-What"s she doing?Just I"ll beat her.
When the driver finished his words the taxi hit their car...She tried to press the brake , but it didn"t offend.And the taxi was shaken out to the wall,Mohan"s car hit hers.The driver lost consciousness from the struck...And Mohan was squeezed out between the bending seat.
The operator of the taxi-car was wounded.She hardly got out from the car.and approached to their car.She catched from the closeness of the Mohan"s cutting throat.Her heart was beating.Hastily she called the first aid.
When first aid arrived it was a corpse and two hard wounded in the event place.
The girl died.
Mohan felt shivering in his body.
-Is it cold?-asked Lakshmi.
-Yes,it is.-Mohan raised his head and looked at her.
-How"s my driver now?Can I meet him?
-It"s a pity.
-Did he die?-Mohan became agitated.
-He is paralysed.
-Is that passing?
-I think so.
-It means he will recover from it?
-If the God will let.
-He can"t stir.
-It"s ruined.He has got a family,a child.
-Yeah...But only the God know it.
-I hope that he will be just fair.
-Oh my God.Don"t say such things.
-Sometimes I can"t understand him.
-You are wrong.It"s not in our full power traming to understand him.Only hope...
-You are optimist.-Mohan cut her words.-Which hope?Without anything that poor fellow"s in bed.Only I am guilty.
-Nobody can be in bed for somebody"s ever and nobody can die.The root of the reason on herself.Everybody was living their fortune.
-If her fortune is craeting on me ache,bitter and conscience-stricken?
-That"s your fortune.
-Ok.This is very mixed question.
-I don"t think so.
-Now that girl died for nothing.Only God know that how many people cried after her...
-Noithing is senseless.God knows the best what he do.It"s late.Tty to sleep.
As if Mohan became tired...
He shaked his head with consent and closed his eyes.He took a deep breathe, then opened his eyes.Lakshmi went out very silent.Mohan smiled:
-She soard as if again.
The bosyguards who stood near the door they didn"twant to let him enter.At last Om lost his patience.In a moment he cleared their alive hurdl, and entered the room.Mohan talked with Lakshmi.Om"s suddenly coming frightened Mohan.
Lakshmi simply stood aside.When Om smiled and stepped to Mohan"s direction at that time the bodyguards rest their revolver against Om"s head.
-Oh,oh-Om lift his hands.
-Go away-Mohan marked them.-Everything is all right.
When they left Om shaked his head:
-Look at me please,did you became an actor by chance?What are these bodyguards?
-Oh,no.Come on.-Mohan extended his hand to him.-You are welcome.
Om squeezed his hand.Mohan said:
-You are as usual, Super!
-No, we are getting old.
-What>Why are we getting old?-Mohan made a mouth and suddenly looked around.
Om turned and looked around too.-What"s the matter?What are you looking for?-he asked.
-To the doctor.
-To the doctor?Which doctor?-For the plastic surgery?-asked Om with a smile.
-To the plastic doctor?-Mohan knitted his brows.-Why you need it?
-You said we are getting old.May be for this you are looking for the doctor.
-Oh,no that"s other doctor.When you came she was here.
-Was she here?I didn"t see anybody besides that two owls.-said Om.
-When we were busy,may be she left.
-May be...When are you leaving?
-They unriped the seams still yesterday.
-And I don"t know when I"ll leave.
-Do you know why I called you here?
-Let me know.
-Simply I need to the native person.Om was grieved.He bended and embraced Mohan"s neck,after he stepped back.
-So long time you were alone?
-Yeah...Work,work and again work...-said Mohan.
-Why did you get a divorce?
-May be jealousy was pretext.
-I"d like a child, but she didn"t.She was afraid that if she"ll give birth a child, she can spoil her form, and I"ll never approved of her. I don"t know and we became a stranger...
And some time I distinguished that in every ten or fifteen days I"m passing the night with a new girl or woman...In short we got a divorce.
-Why you didn"t get married then?
-That"s good for me.
-But you are alone.
-But now you are not alone.
Mohan smiled and squeezed his hand.
-Ok.You said that I"ll come with somebody.Where is that person?
-He is sitting in the passage.Do yopu want to meet him?
-Of course...Call him.
Om stood up and went to the corridor.After two minutes he came in Mohan saw the lad,who came after him and smiled:
-Oh my God,who is he?
Om took from Narayan"s hand and approached to his bed.
-Meet Mohan,this is Narayan.
-God bless you.
The child paired up his hands and greeted Mohan.
Mohan smiled and paired up his hands like him, too.
When Om smoothed to Narayan"s head,Mohan said:
-Is he your son?
-No,he isn"t-said Om.-But he is like my son.
Mohan couldn"t take his eyes from this lovely child.
-You are very handsome boy...May be your mother is very beautiful.-said Mohan.
-All mothers are beautiful.Prabhuji.
-Hm-Mohan liked his words.-Yeah?Perhaps your mother is not only very beatiful and very clever,that"s why you are so.
-My mother said I look like my father.
-Did your mother say?-Mohan raised his head and looked at Om.But Om pondered.