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What Happened- Part-2

What Happened- Part-2

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Anger never let me think, but when I sat alone calm in aunt Lisa’s house I started to think about what happened. Uncle John and dad were classmates and very good friends, I like uncle John and aunt Lisa since I was a kid, but I never believe aunt Lisa would do such a thing why would she sell drugs when they were rich. And who was blackmailing my mom, what happened at the party and when uncle John said aunty Lisa died of a heart attack I didn’t understand how because aunt Lisa used to have a regular check-up and she never does drugs neither smoked nor drank alcohol, she was a fit and healthy person. I saw a picture of aunt Lisa winning marathon, I went to that marathon with aunt Lisa I wouldn’t able to complete it without halting or drinking water but my aunt ran non stop and without drinking a drop of water and wasn’t tired at all and she won fifty thousand cash prize and she donated it to orphanage by adding two lakhs to it, because she ran just for sport, not money she how healthy, kind-hearted and rich she was. Why would such a person have a heart attack or what is the need for her to sell drugs? While I was thinking it was already 4:00 am and I got a call from dad asking where did I go. I returned home and said that I went for a casual walk and didn’t say my dad about anything as he might get panicked. I asked him does he knew about aunt Lisa, he said that he knew that she died of a heart attack but didn’t say anyone at home thought of saying someday because he didn’t want to spoil our mood. And asked me how did I know I said I found it in a newspaper and closed the conversation. It was 6 am he took shower and came to me and said he was going out to get us breakfast and I said “dad, when mom wake’s up don’t ask her anything about the suicide attempt or don’t treat her in a harsh way”, he said “ I wouldn’t ask and why would I treat her in harsh manner I love her and love you a lot, she might be feeling lonely so she might have made an attempt but its ok because she is alright and we even have the contract, I will be spending time with your mom and if you want we can command work from home”, saying that to me he left to get us breakfast because he thought if mom wake’s up she might like her favorite dish from a particular hotel.

Mom woke up and I was holding her hand and said “mom aunt Lisa wasn’t the one who was blackmailing you, in fact, someone else was using her name and she is….”, I was about to finish the sentence mom said, “ she is dead, isn’t it.” I was shocked and asked how she knew she said: “ I didn’t want to commit suicide, someone forced me to.” Listening to mom’s words I was in shock I was asking what happened, dad came and she kept quite. We had breakfast and I gave her tablets and she was asleep. I was confused and mom’s words made me more confused. As planned I and dad thought of working from home and I said dad that I want to be alone for some time so I left the house and went to uncle John.


It was 11:00 am, I went into the house was messy and wasn’t the same as before I left in the morning. I was shouting uncle, John. And there was no reply. I started checking all the rooms and found him hiding in the corner of a dark room. I ran towards him “ uncle John, are you alright what happened here?”, he said “they, they, they….. killed her “, I asked “ who killed who “, he said, “ Lisa, they killed your aunt Lisa “. Then my answers started to fit in. Someone forced mom to commit suicide, and maybe the same person killed aunt Lisa. I asked uncle how do you know that. He simply showed me my aunt’s mobile. “Before attending the party which was six months ago she attended another party and even my aunt doesn’t drink but even she got drunk in juice one day, later she came to know she had drugs in her body. Later she got calls from her friend at the party. Who died a week later but she got calls and messages and was demanded one crore. She didn’t want to pay so instead they made her sell drugs by blackmailing her. Even before her death, she was injected with high drug content, which her body couldn’t resist and her heart stopped beating.” Before her death, she recorded a video of these details just like my mom writing a letter. Even my aunt was a victim. Now I don’t know what to do so I just went a home and sat thinking about what to do. Meanwhile, the doorbell rang, it was “Adarsh” my friend whom I forgot to mention, in B.Tech we both we the best buddies, it’s not like others, not my buddies but we both were more likely to be brothers from another mother. As they say, the right things come at the right times, he came to me at the right time. He came to me because he just finished his training as an intelligence officer in the Narcotic control bureau. I said him everything and he was also shocked to know and even he was thinking how did they drug my mom and aunt daily. While talking I thought of making tea for him as I don’t drink coffee and tea, I was making tea as our maid didn’t attend. I took the tea to him and he was about to have a sip and he stopped and said “I found how they were drugging them”, I was excited. He replied, “ there is a new drug in the market from few months when mixed with tea they don’t have any smell and when sugar is added it nullifies the taste of the drug”. I asked him how could you say that he showed me the tea I gave had a bit dark color even I poured decoction very lightly and to prove the test he took a chemical from his bag and said he was going to make “ spot test “ on it and he said it’s “presumptive illicit drug identification technique” to identify few drugs immediately, and in front of my eyes the tea changed the color. But still, I had a doubt so he wanted to prove to me so, he asked: “what time does aunt drink tea”. I replied “around 4:00 pm”, he said, “ now aunty is sleeping and weak even now she will be awake and have tea at the same time if you don’t want to believe me get the tea powder here let’s hide it and see”. We hid the bottle with tea powder and as he said mom came and searched for tea, I said “mom I will make coffee for you and made her coffee but she threw it in anger and shouted I want tea”, never saw mom behaving such madly and Adarsh stood suddenly and said “ aunty please sit I will get you tea and he took a packet of powder and added it milk which looked like tea and gave it to her”, she drank and went to sleep. I asked “ what just happened did you drug my mom now”, he replied, “ no, it was the antidote that creates just the same feeling created by the drug, and in few days the effect of intake of drug will wear off ”. I asked him to help me solve the case so he joined me and we started to investigate what happened. So to begin the investigation we went to sweetie aunt’s house. Sweetie aunty she was a sudden guest in our lives, we knew her from a year, just like her name even she was a sweet person and her husband “Allen” whom we never actually met stays in states so sweetie aunty always hosts parties in her farmhouse, and as we know she has a son but we never saw him or met him either. She was happy to see us and asked “do you want to come to the party I’m hosting tonight you may meet a special girl there,” she said blinking her eye, I just smiled and said, “ok, I will come and this is my friend Adarsh even he will be attending”. She replied “ parties are made to invite new friends, come tonight at my farmhouse”, and I smile and left. Adarsh asked “what was I doing”, I said, “we, are searching for clues but we got a direct opportunity here”. I and Adarsh actually had a doubt on sweetie aunty, to confirm it we needed to attend the party.


We attended the party and as aunty said “ I found a girl “, she was beautiful and was gazing at me and smiling. I went to sweetie aunty and asked who she was aunty replied “ she is your uncle Allen’s secretary, whenever I host a party she attends without invitation and disappear all of a sudden. Now she was our next suspect. So we went out of the party and waited till she gets out and started to follow her. She stopped her car got down and came to us and asked “ why are you following me”, we got down and asked “ what was she doing at the party how did she attend the party without invitation” she didn’t want to speak a word but Adarsh threatened her to speak truth or he was gonna arrest her in drugs case. In fear she started revealing something unexpected, “her name is Naina, she gets to the party and records the voice whomever sweetie aunty wants her to record and she practices the voice”, yes what you are thinking is correct she is a mimicry artist, “ she said that a guy calls her and say her about the party and she has to attend and do as sweetie aunty says, because her husband and her daughter were kidnapped and they get calls of killing them if she doesn’t do the job”, after doing the job they were released but she can’t contact cops because someone is always watching them with a gun, it was her maid and she showed the photo to my surprise she was our maid too. Not only ours she was Lisa's aunt’s maid too, who stopped working thereafter aunt’s death. Now all my answers were adding up “first sweetie aunty make new friends, then she selects a person and make Naina record the voice and let her practice the voice to mimic and she threatens the person in the name of drugs and money if not money she makes them sell drugs and forces them because all of them come from higher families she threatens them about their prestige and once she finds a new one she overdose them and force them to commit suicide, mom was lucky she was saved in time because dad went homeroom office to change his dress for the meeting, but aunt Lisa wasn’t so lucky due to overdose she had heart attack, but one thing didn’t add how was she able to identify who can pay the money???”. We said Naina to help us so we can help her back, and we were ready the next day to unmask the criminals, when I was leaving uncle John I said him I would identify and bring justice to aunt Lisa and he said he would help me so he started investigating the details about the persons I assigned him. To my surprise, he came the next day when we're ready and about to leave and said you and your family are being observed before they execute their plan. I didn’t understand what he said. Then he started explaining by showing me some pictures, he said “ I thought of catching the maid but I followed her, she carried a gun with her and she met sweetie daily first I thought she was her maid too but no, sweetie works for her she has a big network of trapping people and using them in a particular process” we showed Naina’s photo to him, he said “ even this women doesn’t know whom she is working for, do you know that your secretary is her husband”, that’s it listening to that words I was blank for a minute because my secretary knew everything about me and my companies, uncle John also said “ he is the son of Allen your dear sweet aunt sweetie’s husband and the maid was his second wife and your secretary was their second son “ I thought of catching the culprit who tried to threaten my mom but this was more than I expected. It was one of the biggest mystery and drug gangs ever involved who took the lives of many with perfect planning and execution. I thought to myself “ poor aunt sweetie she doesn’t even know her husband was behind all these and poor Nina even she doesn’t know a thing “, and I was about to ask who does Allen look cops arrived with a person in cuffs, uncle John was an ex-cop of higher rank so with his contacts he caught him, who was no other than our great “ Allen “, wait “I recognize him”, he was the chairman of the company I had signed contract with, he has many faces even uncle John knew him but as a priest. So Mr.Allen had many names and many faces before trapping he his son and his other wife to study the person and their financial status and then execute their plan in order. As promised I found the culprit and said my mom sees mom you are innocent and I didn’t let your pride down. My mom and dad were very happy as I with the help of my friend and uncle caught the biggest criminal and got justice to many unknowns. And I lost my dream project but we had small projects but it’s ok, as long as I’m happy with my family and friends nothing is richer than that nor satisfying and peaceful than that. But to my luck, we got a real contract from Asia’s biggest company. We were happy but no matter wherever we were, we spend time together as a family. It seems finally became Dhruv in real life. But I’m still a kid for my parents. Have time for your parents as you grow young with high energy even they grow as experienced youngsters but energy reduces. So no matter what you do in life how fast your life maybe creates time for them. If they didn’t create time for you you would have never grown up, so make time for them.


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