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Pillion Rider


If you are a kind hearted person and see a person asking for a lift, while you are at a distance, there is always a  confusion to slowdown or not to slow down. If you ask me, I too also get confused. You will only get a few second to judge the  character of the person, whom you are going to help. When you hear of bad events are happening around, there are chances you may be falling trap of bad persons. But most of cases people are need of genuine help. Here is an interesting event happened, which may be of delight to readers.

While returning from office, I generally come across people asking for a lift, at times I give, other time I just pass them. Off course a quick decision is made in my mind subtly in that available short moment and it had never given a chance to repent on my decisions so far. And the persons whom I have given lift on my bike had obliged themselves with a "Thank You". And That is Good !

One evening I was on my way to home, back from my office, situated in an industrial area bit away from the nearby city in which I stay. It was half past Seven. There is a patch of eucalyptus plantation on the both the side of roads , that separates industrial areas and the city  and I seldom get any one asking for a lift in that distance of 4 Kms and never during evening. When I started from office, the sky was full of dark cloud, It was at verge of raining, and I was wishing that it should not rain as long I overcome that lonely patch. It is of the reason that, I will not get any shelter, if it starts raining there. But to my nightmare it rained! and big drops of rain started impacting on my face. It began to rain heavily in that patch and I thought not to stop anyhow overcome that 4kms. I was concentrating on the road and my headlight fell on a person and was frantically waving for me to give a lift. Without any second thought I, slowed down little ahead of him and I waited for some time, so  that the person come running and take the ride on the pillion. Since It was dark and raining, it was not so clear in my rear mirror to watch him come and take the seat.

I shouted, "ok, Be Quick"

I faintly Heard, " Yes"

I accelerated and reached the suburb regions of the city, by then the rain has receded down.
I asked the pillion rider while I was  about to take the turn to the lane where my house is,

"Where you are going up to?"

There was no answer. I asked again, "Where you want to get down? I will turn here"

No answer.

I slowed down and took the vehicle to the side of the road, while the rain was still drizzling. I got down from my bike.

There was no one sitting behind!

Did the Person not took the lift. If not so, Why all the way I felt, that as if a person was sitting behind!


Was my mind played a game with me or it was something supernatural!

Comments

Anonymous said…
Truth or fiction?
GYANRANJAN said…
I will Keep Silent...Ha ha

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