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The Amnesiac! (Part VIII)

All the lights in and around the mansion instantly went off. As Keshav pulled her up and started running away from the point of impact, along the fence, she realized the reason behind this act. The only way they could get into the grounds was through the fence. The fence could electrocute them. The only way the electric current could be cut at least for some time was by short-circuiting it.
As people ran toward the point of explosion, Keshav made her climb a large tamarind tree with sturdy branches hanging inside the compound. Once inside, Keshav started looking for a hideout. They found one before the lights came on again. Keshav pulled out a pocket torch and led the way into the mansion slowly.
There seemed to be nothing important on the ground and the first floors. On the second floor, the lights were on in the room opposite to where the stairs ended. There a group of about 6 guards was standing with a couple of other people.
One man was holding an equipment that looked like a dentist’s drill. Keshav and Radha squatted near a couple of plastic drums, just outside the room, keeping an eye on what was going on inside.
The man holding the gun was laughing and saying, “This is the key to my success. Nobody will be able to control me, now. Ha ha ha. Sethi, you are a genius…”
Just then Keshav whispered her name and said, “Don’t panic. There is a cockroach near you.”
“Oh, it’s only a cockroach.” When she turned, she saw that the cockroach was the size of a big rat!
To be continued…

About Yashaswini K

Controversy is the second name of Yashaswini. She goes where something is amiss and picks up the threads to make a clear story out of it.

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