Prodhonya Issue 1 Article 5

A Surreal Rendezvous

I woke up, all sweaty. I had the same dream, yet again. I was in the middle of an argument with a man whose face I couldn’t see. He raised his hand, I tried to defend myself by taking a step back, ducking my head. There was a gun shot and the man died.

I texted him.

Hey, sorry for waking you up so late. I had the same dream.

It’s 3 AM, can’t we discuss your bizarre dreams tomorrow?

I am disturbed, can’t sleep. Please talk to me for at least 5 minutes.

He didn’t reply.

The next morning, while reading the newspaper, I was shell shocked to find a headline

FAMOUS BUSINESSMAN ROHAN SHARMA MURDERED

Rohan Sharma, the famous startup king, the youngest in the FORBES UNDER 30 LIST murdered?!

I went through the news. Rohan had been shot by an unknown assailant in the presence of his girlfriend. His girlfriend was being interrogated but she only spoke about her argument with him, and how he was going to hit her. In the meanwhile, he was shot dead from behind.

This was strange because of its similarity with my recurring dreams.

For the next couple of nights, I slept peacefully. I had forgotten about the bizarre dream.

A few nights ago, I had the same dream again. Just that this time, I was the man and I could see the woman in front of me, Rohan’s girlfriend, I assumed.

We were arguing. She said that she wanted to leave me. She had fallen in love with somebody else. I asked her to give me a chance, but she started abusing me and called me a fool.

I lost my temper and raised my hand to hit her. She ducked and a man shot me from behind her. As I collapsed on the floor, I heard her say, “You fool! Transferred 80% of your shares in my name, you love sick moron. It was all a plan.”

She had a smirk on her face while she saw me breathe my last. Just then I saw the assailant hug her.

I woke up all sweaty. I was crying. Why was I dreaming about Rohan Sharma’s murder? I had met him only once at a conference. We had no other connection as such.

The next morning, I saw a newspaper headline

SAMAY SHARMA, BROTHER OF ROHAN SHARMA TIES THE KNOT WITH ROHAN’S EX-GIRLFRIEND, SAMAIRA KAPOOR, 80% OWNER OF DREAM MACHINE INC.

Bijetri Roy

Entrepreneur, Edutech Professional and Fiction Writer