Vinoth was sitting on a bench panting. He badly wanted to retrieve his treasured ring but he did not know how. He did not have the strength to plan also. He touched his pockets to check if he has any money.
His wallet contained some. He decided to eat first and then work on a plan. He spotted a small restaurant nearby and went there. Little did he knew that Kandhasamy was sitting at an adjacent table in the same restaurant.
Kandhasamy had his own share of thoughts. He got confused on seeing Vinoth’s unique healing nature and was wondering on it when the doctor offered to give a plausible explanation. But he couldn’t get the doctor to meet Vinoth which left him with a blinding headache.
He decided to eat out and spend some time in the open air. He was about to get up from his table to leave when he saw Vinoth. His face lit up. He wondered what to do next.
He decided to call Dr.Srinivasan.
” The number you are trying to reach is currently not reachable.” The same message greeted him on all his trials. He did not know what to do next. He was watching Vinoth helplessly.
Vinoth had eaten enough to retrieve his energy and got up. He reached the counter to pay.
“Sorry sir. We do not accept this 500 rs note anymore. Please give a different note sir.”
Vinoth looked as if he was slapped in the face.
He was not prepared for this. He did not know what to do. He did not want the police’s attention on this. Kandhasamy saw this at a distance. He thought of helping him.
He went to him. Vinoth’s face went even more pale. He paid the bill and both left together in silence. ” I wanted to ask you something. ” Kandhasamy started.
“Kandha some things are best if left alone.please don’t ask me more. I am forever indebted to you for this meal you got me today. Its good bye for ever now. ” Vinoth spoke in a hurry and ran from the restaurant.
Before Kandhasamy could react, Vinoth fled the scene. Kandhasamy could feel his head ready to burst. He wanted to do something about it. He thought of going to the doctors house and talk to him about it.
He beheld a sight he never expected. Police were swarming the place. He went to one of them and asked what happened. He came to know of Srinivasan’s death. He felt great remorse.
He thought it best to leave the place now and come back after a few days to talk to Srinivasan’s son about all this. He just turned to the next lane when he heard voices. He wanted to confirm the route to the main road. He thought of approaching the people when he heard this clear.
” Dr. Srinivasan’s murder was ineveitable. He deserved it. Now it seems Kandhasamy may trouble Vinoth. He is interested in exploring things. If it exceeds beyond our control, we may have to kill him too. ”