Face To Face with Past…
“New city, new life, new place, new home” She said to herself, smiling. It was her dream to spend life away from the chaos and traffic and today her dream was fulfilled. New home away from the noisy city life. Next day was her first day in the new office.
At morning she got ready and was about to leave the house, She saw someone peeping inside from one of her window… when checked no one was there. She thought “Yesterday night too same feeling.” Checking time in her wristwatch left the house hurriedly, brushing aside the peeping incident. Few weeks passed, but every other day she felt someone was watching her and whenever she used to check their was no one. Concerned She decided to install cameras outside her house for safety and security.
Few days passed and no such incidents occured. Now she used to check the footage once in 15 days, as her camera recorded nothing unusual. Everything was going normal. One fine day while casually going through the clips, She found someone in her premises. A man in a hood entering her premises from the back side of her house and peeping from one of her windows. She was scared. One of the clip caught his face.. she zoomed in and face was not that clear, but enough for her to recognise. A man in his fifties… “No way… It’s not possible” She said to herself in shock. That face was of her father who abondoned her mother and family many years back, leaving her mother no choice but to look after the small kids alone. Memories flashed in front of her eyes… Her loving father, who was known for soft spoken good hearted humanbeing, who loves his family more than anything else. One day he left them alone.. why, what happened, the reason no one knew and today she saw him after so many years.
She was shaken from inside. Her father who disappeared from their life today all of a sudden was in front of her. “Why now” she asked herself with tears in the eyes”And All this years was he following us?? If he cared so much then why did he left us??” Only questions but no answers.
The heart that was healed and recovered from the trauma was once again felt the same searing pain like few years back.