I started walking down the upper market lane.I had been there to buy some glass bottles which my mother thought,would look good in our drawing room.I didn't have a watch on me.Perhaps,It is around 8 in the evening for the sun had set.I have always wanted my mother to trust me with the responsibilities relating to our home.I'm just 15 as of now,but still.My mother gave me a word of caution before I left the house for the market."Don't just simply accept the price that the shopkeeper will give you,bargain and bring it down to half the original price.Don't get embarrased while you do so,you will,probably,not get to see him again."And her advice did help.So here I was carrying these well wrapped and packed glass bottles,waiting for the traffic to come to a halt.My home lies on the other side of the road.But as I'm approaching my home,why does everything seems so dark?What a silly question.The electricity must have gone out for a while.May be,for a longer while.Afterall,it's India.
So I reached home,handed over my items to my mother,but couldn't quiet clearly see her expression untill she brought a lamp.She demanded,"how many are these?" "6" I said."And what did you pay for it?" "250 rs in total mumma." I replied,honestly.She looked relieved though she complained I paid him more than I was supposed to.
I asked her what's the issue with electricity.It has been more than an hour since I reached home and yet the electricity was out."oh,that's been out for 6 hours now,or more." She told me.
I went onto the roof and saw the entire neighbourhood, under a thick blanket of darkness.People had lit up small small candles in their room.I could see that.I began to think,why do they cut our supply?But then again,it's the entire neighbourhood's power that's out,not specifically ours.It was way too gloomy.Seeing everything dark,everywhere.Everything your eyes rest upon,looked all the same,dark..ghostly and melancholy.
I heard my mother's voice.She is calling me for dinner.I was wondering if we were going to sleep in dark that night.That's what happened.We did sleep in dark that night.The worst night,ever.