The streetlights were not too bright. They never really were, but then somehow he found it to be too dim today or was it his eyes? He looked straight down the street. It was a long walk ahead. Nothing to take him to the end of the street! He had to take the walk alone. And on such a dark and stormy night it seemed to be an ominous task. But somehow, the thought of taking this walk seemed to fill him with a dread and he wanted to go back to the brightly lit thoroughfare which had people milling around in a world of their own. Somehow the very thought of going back seemed to offer him comfort and the security that he sought. But then can he go back? Was going back really safe?
As he thought back to the events of that night and how they unfolded, he couldn’t help but smile. A smile that seemed to mock the sudden turn his life has taken. A happy and content man, he was now on run, from the cops, from the hideous men of the streets, from the world in general. A man, who was as clean as they come, was now a murderer, a drug trafficker, a scorned lover – an outlaw!! It all started with a phone call. She was on the other and very calmly, as if she had thought it all over, told him that there were things she couldn’t deal with and had to part from him. Hearing her say so he felt as if his world had dissolved and moving far away from him, as if he was falling into a deep abyss which kept getting darker and darker. And then he could fall no more and darkness descended on him. He had passed out. As he came into his own he realized that a crowd had formed around him and that somehow his phone has gone missing.
As he walked down the streets mulling over what to do and sipped over the takeaway coffee, he was suddenly aware of a feeling of being stared at. He glanced around. No one!! He chuckled to himself. Obviously, his love walking from him has left him in a bewildered state. It was then that he saw the news on TV. In a major drug heist today, the police have gunned down one man. The bulk of drug however was taken away by another fellow, who also happened to have shot dead one of the cops. He had left behind a mobile phone. The extracted details did reveal the identity of the person. He stared into the screen as the news flashed. It was his face and name on the screen. The past one hour has done major damage now!! His mind went into an overdrive. He contemplated all possible lash backs that could happen. He had to reach the cops. But how will he prove his innocence? Till he heard gunfire……. And since then he has been on the run. Been chased by cops, taken in, beaten up, escaped, he has done it all. He’s now running for his life. But will he make it?? To make it he had to walk this street. Yet, the unknown squeezed his heart hard enough to make him think twice. Will he go ahead???