My Guardian Soul
My Guardian Soul4 mins 214 4 mins 214
You know as a kid, the summer season was always my favorite season, cause in summers my grandmother used to come to pick me up for the house stay for a month, and sometimes it used to extend because of my cringy emotional drama. So I used to spend almost more than my half vacation. but this summers I was introduced to my grandfather's favorite place, his farmhouse in Panchgani.
We traveled by bus and I was quite fascinated by the beauty of farms and fragrant harvest. We reached to a huge bungalow, painted as orange, red and white. The combination of these colours was a treat to the bunglow, as it made it looked amazing. So, I reached a very special destination of the bunglow, where my grandmother said this was my grandpa's favorite place to sit and spend some time. Where I get the reason of this place is special to him, I see a bench facing the ravine valley, valley of flowers and that morning sun kissing the rivers and flowers.
That morning, I see my grandmother picking up a shaving bowl and razor. Now being a kid I was very curious about these things to know for whom it is kept. So I asked her, "dadi!! For whom this is kept". She replied " Rajveer. . . . it's better you don't ask me this question". but as I was inspired by marvel and DC superheroes, this looked like lex Luthor's kill plan to me. So, I decided to spend the night on the bench wearing a Superman costume and carrying a power rangers sword after dadi had slept. 2:00 am I see the beautiful moonlight enlightening the sky with its white wine shine and dark sleep of rivers and flowers. but that moment I see the man in a white shirt and grey trousers, covered with brown saafi and walking with a dark brown stick towards me.
He looks at me and smiles. And asked me "sonda no Halle?"(haven't you slept yet? In punjabi). I said I was waiting to see how would anyone be so dedicated to shave in the night. He laughed and said, "Rajveer. . . . I love the moon which accompanies me in my loneliness". But his eyes were just like me, "ambitious". But this was a little creepy for me as this stranger knew my name. So I asked him. are you the spy agent of lex Luthor carrying kryptonite. How do you know my name I guess you want to kill me with kryptonite instead? He laughed and said "Rajveer how cute you are, but a time will come when you will know the reason why I am spending time with you". Remember Rajveer everything happens for a reason.
Next thing about him I remember he tied a watch a on the wrist and said "there will be times when you will be lost, just look at my watch and have patience. As I will always guide you by showing you the right time. We met every night, talking in whispers. Also, he shared some crazy stuff my dad did when he was young. But after 2 weeks I was not able to find him. i thought he must have gone for a vacation. But the next morning, I found something under my cushion, it was a letter and a candy. The letter asked, "2:00 am?"I smiled cause you know, somehow I liked spending time with him. Plus he gave me candy.
That night I finished my dinner early with deadly vegetables and also I drank my milk that day before going to bed. And just eagerly waited for 2:00 am like I would wait to see Santa every Christmas night. Today he appeared in a blue kurta, cover with white saafi and black trousers. He just sat beside me and asked, so? I went through the same path and said so? "Rajveer your summers are getting over you will back home tomorrow, I will miss you. I will you too, nightcrawler. "haha ok Rajveer but promise me you will keep writing me letters and trusting the watch. Plus I know your parents have hidden many things from you so forgive them. Because they love you".
But that person was very similar to me. Today he matches my grandfather's face. I have not opened his reply letter, but I shall read it out for you. "Dear Rajveer long time no see. Just want to let you know don't feel low cause you have me. Don't feel guilty as I have sinned too, don't feel ashamed as it's ok to make mistakes, and don't fear as I have your back. I know what all is going around at home but forgive who hurt you and help them and don't expect a reward. cause you are gold in your self. plus my address has changed. As I live in you Rajveer. Just keep a letter under the cushion and I shall reply soon. With love your loving grandfather.
That day I learned, never reject strangers from your life, cause you never know the reason behind it and also its Future result.