Police officer Brat and his colleague officer sat across a table. Brat was visibly uncomfortable. He got up, tossing a photograph on the table in front of his colleague.
“These are the two crooks we need to book.” Brat said.
The colleague officer picked up the photograph. The photo revealed Stella and Jacob sitting in the coffee house.
“ I am doubtful ...No... In fact, I am sure... “ Brat said, Spotting Jacob in the photograph, “ This man must be behind all this.”
“How can you be so sure?” His colleague asked.
Brat completed an anxious round around the table. Resting his hands on the chair, he stood behind the empty chair.
“ ...Because, their intimacy seems to be growing ... They seem to be flourishing as if it’s bloody raining in the hot summer. “ Brat said bitterly.
While Brat and his colleague were discussing in their office, in the den Jacob and Stella were walking together holding their torches.
“You know, why Gibson gets involved in all this.” Jacob asked.
Stella looked at him expecting the explanation.
“Why?” She asked.
“The researcher who created these small worlds believed that, if the artificial worlds can be created there must be other such real worlds... And if we can enter and come out through these artificial worlds there must be way to enter and escape the real other worlds also.” Jacob explained.
“Did he succeed?”
“No, It seems before he could succeed he vanished... And Gibson was after completing his unfinished task.” Jacob said.
“My God!... Is he vanished like the researcher?” Stella was concerned.
Jacob was in dilemma about how to answer this question.
Original Novel by - Sunil Doiphode
English Version by – Mugdha Apte