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New Freedom

I was lying lazily flapping my big ears probably half-asleep lost in my thoughts. When my master first brought me here from my home, I was missing everything there. I would close my eyes and imagine being there in dense forest with loads of food and the refreshing river water with my family. Even once I tried to find my way back, But I couldn’t remember much, as I was very young back then. My owner used to control me with a stick and tied me with the chain. Here food is very limited and also he gives me when he wants to, not when I am hungry.  I wish someday I get the chance to find my family and to be with them. But later I got used to this place. It was kind of fun to see the kids jump at my sight shouting “See ! there’s an elephant”. 
I was pulled to present with the sudden commotion around me. My master was packing everything and leaving somewhere in a hurry with his family.  I noticed with a sigh that he didn’t keep any food for me. I asked myself can I go somewhere in search of the food. I looked at my legs, luckily in the hurry to leave, He had forgotten to tie me with the chain.
I got up with tremendous effort carrying my gigantic body. I moved out of the house and started walking slowly.

In the past, these streets used to be crowded with people. There were some functions I would go with my master,  kids happily rode on me, people got my blessings and gave me bananas or a piece of paper which my master took it with joy. He never let me go anywhere alone. He always clutched my chains in his firm hand and forced me to go with him.

Today I am walking on my own without anyone to control me. Finally, I found some hope to fulfil my wish. My legs were eagerly taking me forward towards the forest. Streets were empty and all the doors were closed.  I wondered where did humans go? I hadn’t spotted even one person. It felt strange. On the way, the banana smell was wafting in the air momentarily distracting me from the nearby farm. Cautiously I looked around making sure no one was there to shoo me away. I went inside and had loads of bananas until my stomach was full. I hoped that should hold off my hunger for some days. Dogs were encouraging me to go fast, Did they increase in numbers from the last time I remembered? I wondered.  The summer heat was intolerable so I went into the river and cheerfully started bathing. My body felt energetic after this refreshing bath.  While leaving the village, I noticed some closely packed houses. Then a small girl squeaked from a window pointing at me. Unknowingly I felt happy like my good old days. I had some pressing questions in my mind, why were they all inside the house? why won’t she come out to ride on me? I went close to the house and tried to tell her silent goodbye before leaving. I tried to trespass the gate. It collapsed completely as I tried to move further inside. But I got confused and mentally swore ‘ I had merely touched them’.  The pleased look on her face got changed into fear. It was hilarious how these humans used to control me with a small stick. But now they were scared of something and have locked themselves inside the house. Did anyone more powerful than humans exist?
I moved towards the forest, with every step my heartbeat was increasing in excitement. Trees were happily welcoming me home. I went deep inside the forest to embrace nature and to breathe the freedom in the air.

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Tribute to harry potter series

(It’s my small tribute as a Harry potter fan. In part 2 – Chamber of Secrets, through lockhart’s card carrying cupids, Ginny delivered harry a song as Valentine’s day proposal. But harry did not accept it at that time. This story is an imaginary continuation happening during Harry’s sixth year based on that incident.)

Harry looks out of the window enjoying the view of green spring grass and sound of birds singing melody. The smell of spring was hovering in the air. The weather was warm. Students were on the grounds enjoying the climate. But Harry is standing with Ron and Hermoine in an empty corridor, waiting for Ginny . As Ginny approaches them, he caught the sudden waft of that flowery smell. He inhales deeply to get a grip, and says, Ginny , I don’t know how to say this to you. but i want to say it eitherway. I…“. Ginny looks around questioningly at Hermoine and Ron . They also seem confused by his words. It’s been 6 years since Ginny saw harry for first time in real. but she couldn’t stop herself from falling for him everytime. Ginny lets out a sigh.
“Ginny…”.Harry calls again to get back her attention. Snapping out of her daydream, Ginny asks casually, “Yes Harry. What do u want to tell me?”

Harry seems to be rehearsing something in his mind before telling her. Ginny seems surprised by his nervousness. It was usually she who became nervous when Harry is around. Harry produces his wand suddenly and gives it a wave. A lovely red card appears in his hand. He looks nervously at Ron and gives the card to Ginny. Thinking of enormous possibilities Ginny smiles broadly. She openes the card and begins reading.

                 “His eyes are as green as a fresh pickled toad
His hair is as dark as a blackboard.
      I wish he was mine, he’s really divine
         The hero who conquered the dark lord”

Recognizing those familiar words she looks up eagerly at Harry and tries to get any hint through his eyes. It was the same song she had written for Harry years ago. He merely returns her smile and gestures her to go on with reading. It seemed a huge effort to concentrate with her mind thinking of all possibilities. Moving all those thoughts aside she turns the card to read the remaining content.

                                                   “You are my sunshine,
                                                      Fresh as rain,
                                                      I wish you are mine,
                                                      Love of my life time”

Ginny was so overwhelmed by happiness and looks at the card with a lovely smile. Only the card carrying cupids were missing. Looking around she realises it was the same corridor Harry had been forced to listen the singing valentine message she sent through the dwarfs. This sweet moment was exactly how Ginny planned years back. Harry looks at Ron. He smiles approvingly. Ron looks around at Hermoine with longing eyes but finds her too busy looking at Ginny & Harry. Hermoine flickers her wand and makes flowers shower over them. “That’s very thoughtful” says Ron.  “Thank you, Ron!” said Hermione, looking both pleased and a little confused. Harry turned away, smiling to himself and  holds out his hand and Ginny takes it. Forgetting the people around, they end up hugging each other and he plants a sweet kiss on her forehead. Fred and Feorge comes hurrying towards them.

“Aww George, we missed the fun. Do it again Harry” says Fred. Harry rolls his eyes. All end up laughing.

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June 27, 2019 · 9:22 am