The Road

I was on my way back home after a fun-filled evening with my friends. On the way to their PG room, they were driving and I was in the back seat. But now, it was my turn. And I was not aware of the route. My phone was dead, but that did not do any bad, ‘Maps’ never works when needed anyway.  And it was 2 am, so hardly anyone would be available on the road to guide me. So I relied on my instincts and continued driving…There was mildly cold breeze and sky was clean black. No noise on the road, no traffic, no sign of humans…

Alas! It was peaceful. I saw there was a T-split ahead on the road. So I had either to take left or a right, and my directional instinct told me I had to go left. The road was narrow and covered with trees on both sides. I had never been to this area before, and there were no sign-boards or shops from which I could make out where I was headed to. I got a little concerned about my choice of route. But then, I saw a right turn ahead, which was in sync to my directional-instinct. So I continued moving ahead. But suddenly, the air turned bitterly cold! I lowered my speed and looked around me while driving. There was nothing around me except dense trees. And then I looked in front of me and wait……… there was someone at the far turning on the road. I could not make out what was it so I continued driving. The turning was about 300-400 meters ahead. The figure was visible now and it was of a girl…The turning was not clearly visible due to the trees and the stiff shape of the turn. I blew horn to inform the girl that a vehicle was on its way to hit her if she did not move (I was too scared to slow down!)As soon as I blew the horn, she turned towards me and started screaming. Her scream was so sharp (even from such a distance) that I could hear every word she said. She said “Stop… Don’t… Come… Here… Stop… Don’t…”I stopped the bike right on the spot. I could not see her face clearly, but just blurry white colored figure of a girl. And her black long open hair, which did not move even in that fine breeze. Her screaming stopped as soon as I stopped my bike. I was too afraid to do anything further, and she did not seem to go away. The cold was weird in that monsoon season. And that figure was weirder as she seemed to be floating some inches above the ground. She kept on looking towards me and I felt a tight chill in my guts that this might be something beyond explanation. Goosebumps had taken the toll over me. I was completely scared and was about to pee, just when I heard another horn behind me. I turned back and saw another bike coming towards me. I felt good now. It was a lone rider like me. He rode past me and went ahead and…….. The girl was no where! Where did she go! I stood there on my bike dumbstruck. The bike which went past me took the turn and disappeared in to darkness. And now the road was as empty as my mind that time. The breeze had got normal and the chill had disappeared. The trees around me were normal and nothing was odd. I was nervous and afraid of moving further, but as the figure was nowhere to be seen and that bike had gone on the same way, I took a deep breath and decided to go ahead. I probably was sleepy and may be all of that was just my imagination. With that thought I started my bike again and moved forward. But I could not increase the speed; I felt that chill in the air again and was afraid that the figure might just reappear on that turn. I took the turn, while kept looking around me. Nothing… So it was proved that I was imagining things! “Idiot fellow!” I told myself and continued forward. Just a few meters from the turn and I was back to that familiar city roads and shops around me. As I moved forward, I saw a crowd ahead of me. I went to the crowd and stopped my bike. People were gathered in a circle and were discussing something in low tones. I went to the crowd and found that there was an accident between a bike and a truck. The truck drove away without stopping and people had called the police for action. I went for a closer look on the accident…It was the same bike that had drove past me in before… The rider was not present; probably the ambulance would have got him. That night I thought – it could’ve been me…! But that figure, that supernatural substance, that girl saved my life. She told me to stop. And I did. And I was saved. She saved me…I thanked God and asked for blessings for that unknown figure who saved me. If there was such a figure at all…

P.s.: I never traveled that same road again, not even in day time, and I don’t even remember which route I picked that day that I got on that road. I only remember that white outline floating on the road and that loud scream…

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