shefali and her

shefali and her

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she sat in the starbucks cafe, sipping her coffee and staring out of the window. the blood stained knife lay next to her handbag, covered with her blue silk scarf.
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Summary

she sat in the starbucks cafe, sipping her coffee and staring out of the window. the blood stained knife lay next to her handbag, covered with her blue silk scarf.

Chapter1 (v.1) - The threat

Chapter Content - ver.1

Submitted: March 01, 2017

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She sat in the Starbucks cafe, sipping her coffee and staring out of the window. The blood stained knife lay next to her handbag, covered with her blue silk scarf.She ordered nothing and was sitting there for almost 20 minutes now, the cafe staff being confused a waiter went to her asking what she wanted to order but as he reached near her table what he saw freezes his whole body , with his eyes wide he ran to his manager and with a jammed vocal cord because of his frightened mind he just told Alok, who joined as a manager just 2 weeks ago , what he saw , apparently the blood stains were not stains after all , it was still wet and the scarf was now red from blue and it outlined the whole knife as the scarf stuck to it, Alok calmed his colleague and sent him to the kitchen so that no panic is spread among the other guests. The girl was now knew that the knife has been seen and it was in no time that the police will come to know that she was here, she saw the manager coming towards her , “its not right shefali” she thought in her mind. “Mam is there a problem” , Alok said pointing towards the knife , his eyes seein why the waiter frightened so much after being on this table , almost half of the scarf was now blood red in color, He looked towards his colleague at the cash counter who was instructed by him that if something is wrong and He looked towards him then immediately call the police , “no problem “ the girl said , “then what is that” Alok said pointing towards the scarf “ I have to call the police this doesn’t look right you are panicing our other guests” Though she was sitting in a corner still some of the guets did get a peek on the scarf, and as Alok was talking to the girl and the man in the counter held up the receiver to call the police, the girl put her hand inside the scarf, it was stuck but she managed to do it so fast that Alok didn’t even got the chance to notice and he felt something piercing his body inside the liver , the stabbing was done multiple times and Alok fell on the ground blood coming out of the wound and his mouth and in a moment of seconds everything was dark for him.

Guests were running out of the cafe , they knew it was the best thing to do as it could have been a maniac attacking as it seemed, The girl was now at her feet holding the knife at her front, she ran towards the entrance of the cafe and closed the door and bolted it those who could exited the cafe made their lucky move but some were not so , she moved the knife continuously making it clear that anyone who would try to come near her would deserve the same fate as the manager, there was a person near the entrance when she was closing the door and got hurt by the knife wavering threatening them to move away from the door as she bolted it and made them hostage. Meanwhile, there was a familiar sound outside the cafe giving a sense of relief to the hostages but still shivering. There were in total five persons inside the cafe, 2 staffs and three guests , three of them were woman and two were men where one was a child and his father who was injured when he tried to escape with his family, the girl stabbed her in the leg so hard that she had to do plenty while pulling the knife off, the man was accompanied by his wife and child and other 2 staff members, and then there was this girl with blood on her cheeks and hands. Sub Inspector Rajesh came out of his white PCR innova with his constables, the cafe had a glass border hence, everything inside was visible, Rajesh could not believe what he saw, like he had witnessed mass murder scenes before but someone doing it out in the open and also keeping hostage which was not at all a wise decision . “She should have ran , She would get captured or killed in here, what does she has in her mind” Sub inspector Rajesh spoke in his mind. Meanwhile the girl’s family came, the media was already making breaking news out of it, somebody uploaded a video on the internet and it went viral in no time. The girl was looking onto the crowd as if she was looked upon by a bunch of onlookers in a zoo looking an animal that was able to perform some kind of a show. The girl’s mother started shouting at her daughter hoping to hear her cry and stop all this but notihing was useful, some of the reporters tried to barge on her but the police got her separate asking her why her daughter was doing something like this. Meanwhile Sub inspector Rajesh was plotting how to get inside the cafe , He shouted on the loudspeaker to the Girl to surrender or the situation could get worse for her but nothing was suffice, the man inside the cafe who was stabbed by the girl was now losing blood heavily inspite of his wound being covered her wife cried to the girl to please at least let her husband get outside so that he could get some medical help but the girl wouldn’t listen, “Pleeaase let him leave at least “ the woman shouted . The girl started to wave her wand in an attacking style, but the woman had no choice it was either her fear or her husband’s life.She moved towards the girl hoping to make her understand sobbing begging for her husband’s life, Sub inspector Rajesh outside watching the scene saw a window of opportunity the girl had her view diverted and also saw a possibility of an another death as the woman was steadily moving towards her , The girl stepped backwards waving her knife at the woman threatening her not to come closer and started screaming . The woman stopped right at her place but it was enough for Sub Inspector Rajesh and his colleagues broke the glass door with all they have got shooting at it first some rounds then breaking open it with metal rods, the cafe was now filled with people the hostages were at a corner with the girl and the woman in between and a dozen number of police officers storming in , The girl now confused , a lady constable held her from the back but was late in her action the girl managed to get out and stabbed her in the stomach pushing her away and waving her knife towards everyone around her now, a circle was formed around the girl and the woman , suddenly the woman saw in the girl’s eyes what she did not saw until now, FEAR. Meanwhile, the man was taken out of the cafe her wife now being sure that he was going to get help , she saw her child going after his father, the woman looked towards the woman now still trying to keep the police away. “Everyone please stay calm” shouted the woman “ You all are making her anxious” , Sub inspector Rajesh looking confusingly towards the woman now , “hey calm down please no one is going to hurt you “ said the woman , the girl started looking at her slowing down her knife waving. “My name is Shefali , what is yours? No one is going to hurt you but you have to stop”the woman said. The girl was standing still now being calm, “why are you doing this” Shefali asked, the girl stayed numb. A familiar voice came from a distance, it was the girl’s mother running towards her daughter, the girl saw him , fear found her again but before she could do anything an officer saw the chance and shot her in her leg. She fell down the knife going away from her on the floor, Shefali caught her looking onto her no idea what to say, she screamed and in that loud noise one word came out from her which only Shefali heard, “please”. The girl was sitting in the cafe , the knife was not bloodied it was colored to scare people away, when the manager came she was not seeing a man, it was a bloodied demon coming towards her, everything around her was dark and red that’s why she was scared, when the manager raised his voice warning about the knife she saw the demon raising his hands to attack her, after the demon was down she saw more bloodied figures running here and there, people with scars and burning flames all around her looking towards her and running all around , she thought they would attack her thats why she decide to use the knife to get people out of that dark room but some stayed back as hostages. Whenever someone tried to come near her she saw a disfigured frightening personality coming towards her and she tried to lure them away with the knife, when the police had surrounded her all she saw fear all around her, she wanted to escape but couldn’t and when Shefali tried to talk to her her mirage started to break open a little but her mother running towards her shouting created the mirage again and she became furious and got shot. Why was see seeing the whole world around her as a hell room with monsters in it? She was not a victim to any assault according to her mother, well she was wrong , she was a victim of the world , the negativity and violence all around in the world around her, every day the judgement from various people, the pressure from various peers trying to carve her according to their needs and abandoning a main element needed to be alive “freedom” she was trapped within herself seeing this world as what it wanted to show itself a dark place with suffered persons all around trying to drag you down with them, somewhere her mind couldn’t accept that maybe or maybe it was something else.


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