Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Lonely night...

Shireesh opened the door and stepped into the silence.

He clicked the lights on, walked over to the couch and slumped in it. He looked at the bottle on the center table and hunched forward to take it. His hands trembled and he slumped back.
He looked around the empty house, which a few hours ago, was filled with laughter and animated gestures. He and Sandeep had planned a perfect evening. Catch a couple of beers, have some chinese grub, and then walk down Brigades to Rex for the night show. He looked at the clock. The movie would've begun; in fact it would be well nearing intermission.

He looked down at his blood-soaked shirt, and dug his fingers into his breast pocket. He pulled out the two tickets he'd booked for the show. With his hand still trembling, he crumpled the tickets and threw them on the floor. He then fished out his cell and navigated to the Contact list. Neethi. Sandeep's girlfriend of two years. His blood-stained thumb hovered around the green button for a few seconds before he threw the instrument on the couch and leaned back, clutching his head. Then he broke down and let it all out for a half hour.

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It was a first, for the cops. They found a guy, who would later be identified as Sandeep, with his neck slit. They knew it was 'Knife' Raju's trademark style. But what stymied them was, his own body was right there beside Sandeep's body, his trademark knife sticking in his mouth and out the back of his neck.

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14 comments:

kiran(mithe) said...

Surprising as always...nice twist in the end!

Mampi said...

Oye for God's sake, let friends remain friends. Sab pey shakk karne laga dogey Sri tum.
Scary.

SEV said...

Sweet.

Iya said...

now every time i walk on brigade i wud be searching for Knife Raju's...eergh...

Priya Iyer said...

Knife Raju? :P
I agree with mampi... let friends remain friends na... :)

Nirav said...

Eerie!

Cynic in Wonderland said...

WHY WHY WHY. Give motive!

Priyanka said...

Nice twist in the end!

Pinku said...

the motive is not clear...thats sad...otherwise the double murder seems meaningless..

Priyanka said...

Uh oh.. Reading the other comments, am confused. I thought that Knife claimed Sandeep as his victim and Shireesh then murdered Knife Raju.. Seems like I am mistaken.. Am I??

phatichar said...

kiran(mithe): thx.. :-)

Mampi: you know what the angle is, right? :-)

SEV: :-)

Iya: hehehe,yeah be careful

Priya Iyer: Nope..Sireesh doesn't kill both.

Nirav: yeah?

Cynic: am too lazy, cynic, you know that.. :-)

Priyanka: thanx.. :-)

Pinku: what is sad is..tum ek 'dost' ke real 'dosti' ko nahin samajh paaye ;-) it's not double murder..

Priyanka: Your understanding is bang on, don't worry :-)

~anu~ said...

getting addicted to your blog. when is the next post coming!

phatichar said...

~anu~: soon, very soon.. ;-)

phatichar said...

~anu~: and btw, this is not fair... I don't have access to your blog? :-( why?