The Loss!!!2 mins 126 2 mins 126
Ashwin came out of Govt hospital and sat on a cement bench, He threw the mask he was wearing on the floor in frustration and started weeping. The old man sitting next to him tried to console him.
"Arrey Beta, What happened?? Are you alright??".
Ashwin replied, "My wife was pregnant, We were very happy and now the doctor is telling us Baby's heartbeat has stopped and we have to abort it. Why god is cruel to me? What wrong did I do?
The old man put his hand on his shoulder "It's ok Beta, You are still young. take doctor advice and try next time"
Ashwin fumed "You won't understand my pain uncle, When you face a similar situation in life then you will understand".
Ward boy came to the old man and said "Chacha, Your son's body has to be shifted to the ambulance. Please call any relative to help you".
Ashwin looked in amusement. He didn't know how to react now.
The old man picked up the mask and dusted it, "My son Prashanth, He was working as a delivery executive, he was the sole breadwinner of my family but he is no more. We lost him for COVID. He was ignorant and did not wear a mask when he stepped out. You don't do that mistake beta. You have a family to look after. God bless you". He handed over the mask to him.
He woke up slowly with the help of his walking stick and walked towards the mortuary. while walking he wiped tears from his hand.