Mini And Vini...!
Mini And Vini...!
I am Mini. I like Vini. We shared the same womb at the same time. Our parents liked both of us, though they prefer me moreover Vini. We attended the same school, the same college and... you won't believe... married to the same man! Is it disgusting? But, I don't think so. Vini is a strong girl. Always supporting me or controlling? I don't know for sure. But somehow, I like her. Vini always stands for the rights of the downtrodden, the voiceless, faceless, nameless, and often blameless millions.
Having been with Vini, I should be proud of myself. But, sometimes, I am not sure. In the depth of my deeper mind, I think there's something wrong with her attitude and a hell of a lot of her behaviours. One thing, she smokes a lot and the other thing is, though we are married, she frequently changed her boyfriends. Thank God, our husband was unaware of those affairs. These aspects of Vini is always irritating me. What to do? I have to live with her for the support and love she was giving to me.
Vini preferred to do things usually in a difficult way when there is always a different easier way. When she thinks there has been a miscarriage of justice, she gets into the system, meets everyone, represents no one, and tries and gets to the truth. But, I go differently, leaving all those things to the police. You may think Vini is the right person. But, being a girl, you should understand how much problems and pressures are associated with that unnecessary heroism. Vini fought for everything. She attracts a lot of problems.
On one Sunday, we went to the market to buy some vegetables. When we were at the shop, an idiot slapped my back deliberately. Since, I don't want to attract problems I acted as if I didn't notice it, cursing that weasel. But, deep down I knew that Vini noticed that jackass. On the way back home, we saw that git was standing at a tea shop, sipping tea and holding a cigarette in the other hand. Vini took a small box from the handbag, opened and saw the scorpion, she was keeping it in a folded paper. She gave the paper to that vermin and said with a mocking shyness that was the love letter and he should open it only after reaching his house. What happened to that scumbag, I leave that for your imagination.
I had to accept that Vini is really a bold girl. Though I was at the mercy of Vini sometimes and though she was dominating me every time, I was never jealous of her. Vini had such a powerful personality and an enormously positive attitude. Being shy and introverted myself, deep down I adore Vini.
There are a lot of heroic stories, I can share with you about Vini. One Sunday evening when we were returning from the grocery store, I was enjoying the city at dusk, but, my Vini noticed a speeding car that was about to hit a small boy. She yelled and leapt towards the boy and pushed him to the other side. The boy was saved. But, Vini was thrown in the air for a few seconds and her head met the tarmac with a loud thud, oozing thick red fluid. I became unconscious.
I opened my eyes two days later on a hospital bed. My mom was with me crying and sniffing. A man clad in a white coat bent towards me and asked, "can you hear me, young lady?"
I let out a sound something like, "yes sir", as my tongue was thick and it was very hard for me to move it.
"Can you tell me your name", the doctor again asked.
"Mini sir, is Vini ok? Without Vini's effort, the boy wouldn't be saved", she managed to say.
The doctor's face recorded a puzzled look and turned towards my mom.
Her mom let out a fresh bout of sobs and told the doctor," sorry doctor, I forgot to tell you, Mini is having split personality!"