The girl has slept in her courtyard. It is a winter afternoon. She is sleeping comfortably covering herself with a heavy comforter. Ina and Banny look at each other with curiosity, “It is so cold why the hick she is sleeping outside in the courtyard just under the sky. Should we wake her up or let her sleep”.
Banny says firmly, “No, we need to talk to her. It is not fair for us. I will wake her up if you won’t”.
Ina boy tells Banny, “Okay, don’t bark loudly. I will wake her up so we don’t disturb the neighbors. I am kind of freaking here. I am never to this part of the country before”.
Banny laughs, “I never came to this part of the world before in my life. Mom always told me not to come to this part of the world because people don’t treat doggies like babies here. I am scared too, so hurry up”.
Both boys gently touch the girl and say, “mom, are you awake?”
The girl wakes up and removes her blanket from the face. She sees the border collie doggy and Inayat boy are standing next to her Both look at her with curiosity. The girl does not get upset when she looks at their innocent faces. She won’t be very nice to somebody if they have tried to wake her up from her sweet sleep.
She looks at the boys, “Seriously, you have followed me here too. Banny, you should be at our house in the USA. This is not a safe place for you. You won’t able to tolerate this weather. Ina, you should be at our mountain house. Did not I tell you to guard my graveyard? why are you guys are here? you should be in heaven if either of you don’t like the place on the earth”.
Both boys ask her, “we really need to know if you love us or not. We want you to listen to us carefully instead of pretending to listen”.
The girl looks around and said, “I am all ears, so go ahead keep talking”.
The girl lies to the boys because her concentration is somewhere else. She looks around carefully. She thinks in her mind, “I came to live in this house when I was five years old. The house is still the same as before. The walls are still high enough that no tiger or lion could jump inside. Where are all the people gone? why this house is empty now? I don’t see anybody. Once, it used to be a house full of people”
The girl looks at the specific place where her ancestor who was known as a warrior, was cremated many generations ago. The place seems very quiet. Suddenly something comes into her mind. She gets out of the bed and tells the boys, “I am listening, so continue talking. don’t interrupt me “.
She starts to dig up at a specific place and finds a dead body. The strange smile comes on her face. She pulls the dead body on to the bed and starts to unwrap the bandages from the right arm. Both boys look at the dead body and then toward the girl, “Holly shack, this is your dead body. but you are alive. How can you be alive and dead at the same time”.
The girl smiles and tells boys to help her to find the phone number which is hidden on the bandages of the dead arm. There are many phone numbers but the girl is interested to find a specific number. after searching for a while, she glares at one text message. Her glares tell the boy that she has found which she have looking for.
She kept looking at the text message. Her eyes seem to get brighter. Her smile shows a sign of victory. Ina asks the girl, “mommy, Is this my father’s message. It must be his message”. The girl looks at the boy. Ina seems pretty happy and excited so she doesn’t disappoint the boy so she tells him, “yes, that is his message”.
She has lied to the boy. She never used to lie then why she started to lie. She thinks in her mind, ” I have learned from his father to lie so make other people happy. I am his creation. He has created me after killing the old version of me. His lies had made me happy once. His lies have created me. Why I am doing the same with my boys?”
She tells both boys, “I am sorry for lying to you. I was not listening to you. I was lost in space. Ina, I have lied to you. This is not your father’s message. I was trying to find Abu’s contact information, so I could find him. He is only one could help your mommy now. I am so sorry”.
Ina cleans her tears with his soft and small hands and Banny sits on her feet wiggling his tail. Both boys say, “Sorry, we already knew it. we were just pretending too. We just want to see you happy”.
She kisses Ina’s forehead and hugs him tightly. Banny growls in a jealous when he saw mother hugging Ina boy.
Then three of them laugh together.
The girl tells the boys, “Let’s go back to our house in the USA”
The girl starts to walk while both boys try to catch with her. Both boys ask, How about our conversation which we have not completed yet?”
The girl laughs, “I am not dead yet. So, we will talk again when we return to our house”.
Suddenly alarms went off. The girl wakes up. she smiles, “I forget to close the window again”.
She looks at Banny, Ina, and Babaji’s picture, “It was a good dream. I have woke up smiling instead of screaming”.