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Suyamela Varatharajah

Drama Inspirational


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Suyamela Varatharajah

Drama Inspirational


Dear Neighbour

Dear Neighbour

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Having moved out from my parents it was never easy to juggle between work and everything else in between, but it was a very conscious decision I made for myself, I had enough living under my parents roof, their support meant a lot but I just needed a break, I needed to see how life really is and for that I decided to move out, to face the real world, to face challenges and to build a life for myself.  


Although I decided to move out from my parents I didn't want to go too far away from them because I know that they need me and my support, just about 30 minutes drive from my parents house but as I don't drive it would be around 45 minutes bus journey. Although they were not initially happy with my decision they ended up supporting me at the end. 


After a very busy day at work I walked to the bus stop, I was so tiered and hungry too, I know that when I get home there will be no dinner waiting for me, i would have to cook it myself but that's fine it's part of staying alone and I've gotten used to it after living alone for the past 2 weeks. But today was different and I had no energy left what so ever, just as I got off the bus I realised something, something that just made my day even worse " I've lost my keys " yes I've actually lost my keys, not too sure where I had dropped it but it's not in my bag and it's late already, its so cold and dark outside. My house is 2 minute walk from the bus stop as I walk slowly towards my house I feel so lost and annoyed , I wasn't sure what to do, then I realised that I could potentially call the locksmith for help, after a brief Google search I dialed a number, after waiting for what seemed like forever a man picked up, he sounded so grumpy, I told him what happened, after a few seconds of silence he said that I would have to wait for 40 minutes to get help, I didn't have much choice but to agree. The moment I put the phone down I was so frustrated, I don't even know anyone nearby, it was too late to go to my parents too, my next door neighbour was still a stranger to me so I wasn't sure about what to do. 


I decided to sit outside my door, it is so quiet out here and it was very cold too, I was tiered as it is and starving, 40 minutes was way too long but did I even have a choice? After about 10 minutes my neighbours door opened, he's a man, a young man who is actually handsome too, we've never spoken before but I've noticed him, he's seen me around too. He came out and looked at me, didn't say anything but he got into his car and drove off, now I felt even more unsafe, literally all by myself not knowing what to do, I started imagining things, what if someone harms me oh dear. After 5 minutes my neighbour came back, he parked his car and got off, walked into his house with 3 shopping bags, but he didn't close the door, maybe he forgot I thought but the door was open for the next 15 minutes, I just didn't bother. By now it has been over 40 minutes but the locksmith didn't arrive so I phoned them again just to find out that they cancelled on me without any notice, I felt helpless, didn't know what to do, I couldn't call any other locksmith because it was too late, so what now ? Do I just sleep out here ? Oh dear lord why this ? Why me, I felt like screaming but off course I didn't.  


Then I hear footsteps, I turn around to see my neighbours door open again, he walked out and he stood there just next to me, he didn't utter a word but he kept looking at me, it felt awkward but I slowly turned towards him, not knowing what to say I put a fake smile on my face in an attempt to make the situation seem less awkward. He started talking, he introduced himself and then he went on how he actually has been noticing me since earlier and the fact that I was sitting on the same spot since then, he then asked me what the problem is, I was uncertain as to if its safe to open up to someone who is still a stranger practically but for a moment I knew that I have no choice, maybe he can help me. I decided to tell him what happened, after a brief moment of silence he offered me to go to his house, he said if I'm comfortable I can stay at his house for that night as there are not many other of options, off course I was shocked to hear that but I had to consider the option that was right in front of me. With so much hesitation I agreed, he could sense my hesitation he then said that he will let me decide, he left his door open and walked back in, giving me some space.


 After 5 minutes I slowly walked into his house, I was still unsure about my decision but I was left helpless, he welcomed me in, he asked me to sit down and feel at home, he then asked me if I wanted something to eat or drink and when I said yes he surprised me with his gesture, instead of giving me food he asked me to come to his kitchen, he showed me what he had there and said that I can cook myself a quick meal, I wasn't sure why he said so just as I was wondering he said that could see it in my eyes that I am scared of him so he just wanted to assure me that he had no bad intentions at all. He said that if he had offered me food the chance of me eating it would be minimal anyway, it was almost like he read my mind. I was top hungry to even think so I whizzed up a quick meal using whatever was left in his kitchen, I took out two plates and filled them up with what I cooked, assuming that he wouldn't have eaten too, I took it out to the living room and handed one plate to him, he took it and thanked me, after one bite he looked amused, he said that I am an amazing cook, I smiled at that note, before we realised we got into a deep conversation over dinner, it felt good, I almost forgot that this guy right in front of me was a stranger to me like 1 hour ago, I felt comfortable around him, didn't even realise the time was almost 12 midnight, I felt sleepy, within 20 minutes I fell asleep on his couch whilst he was talking to me.


The next morning I woke up to find him sleep right next to me, in the same room and same bed, I was in shock, I felt so scared, recalling what had happened the previous night I remembered that I was actually sleeping on the couch  how did I get in the room and why is he sleeping next to me ? He was fast asleep so I couldn't even ask, not knowing what to do I got off the bed as fast as I can, thank god I was fully dressed and I looked fine too so nothing bad happened, maybe he isn't a bad guy at all. As I was walking around the room thinking what to do next he woke up, he looked absolutely amazing, he was a man with good looks and what seemed like a good heart too, it is a rare combination indeed. He seemed so calm and relaxed, he wished me good morning and he also said that he made arrangements for the locksmith to come over, when did he even arrange it I was stunned.


Although I couldn't completely trust him a part of me said that this relationship between me and him is to stay forever, I felt like ive found a good friend in him. I picked up my bag from the living room and left over to my house a locksmith was waiting for me there. I thanked my neighbour for taking care of me and for the timely help he offered and I also asked him to come over to my house for dinner, I totally owed him that. 


You find the best people in the worst situation, don't let them go. 


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