You are going to catch cold from the ice inside your soul – of Ice and Men for #Bar-A-Thon
This is my entry for the third day of #Barathon 2017, the fortnight-long blogging marathon for bloggers, organised by Blog-A-Rhythm! Today’s prompt is ‘Of Ice and Men’, featured in my story.
Ann was gazing out of her cab window at the billboard hung high on the tallest tower, pair of intense black eyes staring back at her in midst of all chaos and hustle bustle. How handsome he looks, she tries to remember when this image was shot? Probably an year ago! An Year…. just 365 days or is it an eternity?
During one of her house stays she had this huge argument with her mother over Dany, her mother never appreciated him for the simple reason – “He doesn’t have a goal in life, Ann can’t you see!! He never completes any thing – be it a job or studies.” But for Ann he is everything – “Mom you always point out the negatives and what about the zillion of good qualities he has, just look at that smile – It can melt many hearts together.” You will repent Ann – warned her mother! Probably she was right then, but today there is no one to seek advise from or share her worry.. not even Dany.
Dany was glamorous whereas Ann always liked sobriety, for him life is meant to be enjoyed and lived to the fullest without slogging and planning. However, she planned every day for their future, saved every penny earned in her media profiling job. When the Casting Director saw Dany on Christmas Eve at Ann’s apartment he immediately told her to get his portfolio done, that was just the beginning. Dany became an overnight star with his honed looks and athletic body, how success comes so easy for some fortunate ones. Every now and then he will be named with someone or the other super model, actress, fashion designers you name them and Dany had their personal numbers on his cell phone-book. Ann would get bouts of jealousy in the beginning but slowly she compromised with her feelings and snubbed herself from going further.
It was 22nd June a hot sweltering day when Ann received call from Dany’s private number, his voice was heavy and he was muttering something she could not comprehend. She kept on asking him what’s the matter but all she heard was murmuring and background hustling. With a speed of torpedo she reached home to find whole place was upside down. Things were strewn everywhere, curtains pulled down, art-pieces thrown as rubble vases, flowers, rugs.. everything was a mess. With a fluttering heart she moved towards bedroom to find another mess – but this mess was deadly! She found Dany lying on the floor with his eyes staring at rooftop.
After asking million times when she did not get any reply from him, she bent down to slap him hard to create a havoc on weekday…but when her hand touched his face it was ICE!!
Dany had committed suicide, no warning, no letter, no sign nothing! He’s just gone – no one knows why? Many questions were asked to her, some she answered some she herself seeking but from whom… all are gone. First Mom and now even Dany, why…. why…why! She covered her ears, closed her eyes, didn’t meet anyone nor allowed anyone to come in. All she wanted is WHY? Days after she received a closure report from Police Investigation Team, saying Dany was depressed over ‘professional reasons‘.
Cab pulled over the giant gate, Ann came out of it, paid bill and went inside – she reached her destination, laid the flowers, placed candle lite it and looked at the tomb stone, all she received back is a stare of ‘The Ice & Men‘
Dany Xavier Vaz
(1990 – 2017)
Loving Brother, absence is a silent sorrow, his life a fairy tale.
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