When eyes lie..

welling-with-tears Sitting at my study table, I tried to calm myself. But the more I tried, the more I got restless. Thoughts kept churning on my mind. I have never thought one dreadful day, I'll kill my own brother.But I have never thought that my own brother would kill my father. How could he kill my father, the same man who had changed his life from a orphan to a well educated doctor. He was always my idol. But all his love and care for me and dad was not genuine. He faked it ? Just for money?

When I rambled to the ICU, I was sure that my brother who was handling my dad's case, will be the best doctor for my dad. I was assured. Until what I saw from the glass opening of the ICU room door. He pulled out the oxygen mask from my fathers face and stood there. I couldn't understand what was happening. I didn't knew it was an attempt of murder. Hastily, as I knocked the door, he opened the door. The mask was in place. "You have to be strong. I am sorry. He is no more" said my sly brother unconscionably. I stood there crying over my father's still body.

Opening the drawer, I ascertained the gun was there, hidden under the books. The plan is in place. I don't know what would happen of me. I am just 16. But I will avenge my father's death. Above the books, there was a letter folded. I picked it and opened to read. It was by brother's writing.

"I know you couldn't get over dad's death. It's painful for me too. But you should know the truth. I wanted to tell you personally, but you have been very depressed, so thought I should wait. But now its the time. Dad always treated me as his own son. He never thought any difference between you and me. He was a brave man. But he was very ill and had already lost the will to live. He wanted to get rid of the incessant pain that he was suffering. I knew what he was going through. Maybe that's why he chose me to do the sin. Sin to kill my own father. I never wanted it, But the pain in his eyes only pleaded for a favor, favor that was sin for a son. A mercy-killing. I had to do it, for his sake. You are too young to understand. But you should know. I am sorry"

I was shocked. Wiping the sweat, I turned around. He was standing at the door, with tearful red eyes. Running towards him, I hugged him tightly. I realized I didn't want to loose him. Sometimes our vision fails to understand the reality.

Comments

  1. Wow! I didn't expect that. Fiction I hope. Very nicely done

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  2. your best so far :) and a complete story for once ! congrats :)

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  3. @Pia savage
    Thanks! Yes its fiction. Keep reading

    @whiteopal,
    Thanks. This time its a complete story ;) must be surprised right ? ;) Keep reading

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  4. This choked me up at the end...I felt the emotions very strongly. Great read!

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  5. Strong in emotion. The story moves very well from start to finish. One of the best I've read from you.

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  6. Excellent - powerful and well done!

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  7. Goes to show people need all the facts before making a decision! Nice work!

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  8. @Fledging Poet
    Thanks. I'll try to keep it interesting. Keep reading

    @ThomG
    Thanks. This is the fastest post i have written. Good to hear that it proved to be my best. Keep reading.

    @Tumblewords
    Thanks for those encouraging words. Keep reading.

    @Angel
    You are right. We cannot take important in haste

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  9. You touched a chord here!! it was so touching ,,,

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  10. @Pretty Me!!
    Thanks. Keep reading :)

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  11. nicely done! look forward to seeing more. :)

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  12. Awesome....after reading first para...i thght i am reading abt u :P...keep it up :)

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  13. @Impudence
    Thanks! Will try to post more soon

    @Hopeless Romantic
    Thanks! Will try to keep it interesting

    @Sepiru Chris
    Thanks! Keep Reading :)

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  14. Nicely done. A good twist in the end. I like your blog very much. I will be following you. And I will post this on my sidebar as one of the best posts to read for March written by other bloggers.

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  15. @Rebecca
    Thanks for your comments and those encouraging words. I have went through your blogs while reading for SundayScribblings.
    I have reciprocated, me following you :)
    Keep visiting!

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  16. hey megha...it ws reali thought-provoking... u r thoughtful... ws nice reading :)...

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  17. Thanks Nivedita for those encouraging words.
    :)

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