She wiped the sweat which was not ready to leave her for a minute with a soft tissue holding in one hand .Usually she used to manage to get a seat to sit everyday but today there was no place even to stand in the bus.
Suddenly she noticed a pair of eyes continously staring at her. She became conscious and tried to ignore but she was unable to get away from those two eyes.
After a stop as some passengers moved out of the bus , her heart starts beating faster than the normal as those eyes were coming closer.
Usually she used to come back by evening but today she was travelling in a bus so late. She again wiped her face while looking at long beard , two round big eyes and a stern face.
“Mam, You can sit here”
He got up from his seat but I was bit reluctant . Why should I ? ?
Though I was really tired after long hours of working in the college and then making the arrangements for the upcoming event so I really wanted to but…..I was really aware about those beast who are always looking for their prey. So I pretended as if I didn’t hear.
“Mam,you can sit here.”
I felt as by now he understood my nervousness. His stern face smiled and bit.”I think you didn’t recognise me.How can you? The boy has now grown into a man. I am Joseph . The one who used to play guitar in the college band.”
Suddenly I recalled his face and was able to make out.
“Oh !You, I was really….anyway thank you”and I sat on the seat next to him. In the meanwhile the bus stopped and he got up to move out . “Thank you , Mam. I really had a wonderful time in your classes.”
But I was still wondering when did I conquer the heart of this innocent boy that he still remembers me after so many years I was not knowing.
Via daily prompt:conquer