THE SCIENTIST WHO TURNED INTO A MONSTER ( PART 9) : A SHORT STORY BY ME
Sunny followed Ajmal and Shafeeq to their hideout. Ahmed was waiting for them and welcomed them with open arms. Sunny had already explained his plan to Shashank and Govind and also to his friend in the army, Dinesh. Later that afternoon, Dinesh met his trusted officers and explained to them about the existence of a mole in their midst. They had to convene a fake meeting on their latest acquisition of weapons. They would fill some boxes with toy rifles for the mole to find out and pass on the message to his comrades. The army officers would follow him when he tried to smuggle the boxes and catch him red handed.
Their plan was a great success. The cadet (acting on behalf of the terrorists) noted everything down in Urdu and contacted his cronies to pick up the shipment in exchange for the boxes filled with stones. Dinesh and his officers, Ranjit Singh and Chander Babu with a few other soldiers trailed the cadet, Nawaz Khan. Their sting operation was a great success. They caught the entire group.
No sooner did Ahmed see Sunny, he raised his eyebrow as to question his presence but Sunny merely glanced at Ajmal for the ‘recommendation.’ Ajmal whispered something into his boss’s ears. Ahmed asked him, “How can I believe you? Is there any way you could prove your allegiance to me? ” Sunny laughed and said, “You will be receiving a call shortly that your companions in Delhi have been arrested for trying to steal Military equipments. I will be able to get them out for you. But you have to promise me that your men will come back to Mumbai where we can plan something better.” Ahmed was sceptical. Sure enough, he received a call about his men in the custody of the army. Ahmed looked at Sunny, ” How in the world did you know about the sting operation? First, can you help me secure the release of my men?”
Sunny tried to sound convincing and said, ” Oh, those idiots at the police station were foolish enough to discuss their confidential plan in front of me. I took advantage of my position and already have arranged for the escape of your guys. They will be back tomorrow morning. If I succeed in this mission, would you include me in your group? I want to see the rivers of blood flowing in this country. ” Ahmed chuckled, ” Oh, My Goodness! That’s some temper you have got. I am now really scared. Well, jokes apart! If you pass this test, you are officially a member of this group. But for now, you are a fugitive and since you helped my men, you are welcome to stay here. Don’t step out or the police will gun you down. My men will arrange for your food.”
Sunny had cleverly hidden a mic inside his shirt. The terrorists plans were clearly audible to him. He also had a spy pen camera that recorded everything. He cleared his throat to draw Ahmed’s attention. Sunny asked meekly, ” I was wondering if I could get a notebook. Since I am a scientist I am planning to invent something that could be useful for your group.” Ahmed was sceptical. Nevertheless, he asked Shafeeq to give him a diary.
Sunny seemed grateful to him and he started scribbling something right away, as the terrorists left him alone. Unknown to them, he had a smart watch and spoke to Dinesh. He said, ” Insert a tracker in their outfits and let the men escape. I assure you it’s not worth it to keep them incarcerated. They will kill each other in the race to become the next chief.” He mumbled the plan as Dinesh was highly delighted. It was risky but worth it. Sunny was just trying to gain their confidence before leading them to their imminent death.
He ended the call and hid his watch. Ahmed was rather curious to know what Sunny was planning to invent. He sat by his side and asked, “‘I couldn’t help but notice that you were writing something furiously. Have you already thought of your next invention? Well, what is it going to be? And you also mentioned that it would be useful for me.” Sunny said, ” I am trying to design a weapon that looks like a harmless toy, but has the capacity to mercilessly slay people even before they could realize they are going to die. “
Ahmed couldn’t believe his great luck. If Sunny was successful in this invention, he could offer them for sale to various militant group and roll in money. He was so ecstatic that he hugged Sunny. He said, ” You are like a Messiah to me. This could be your greatest invention that could make you wealthy beyond your dreams. Both of us will rule the world together. I will let you alone to work in peace. If you need anything at all, don’t hesitate to ask me. Money isn’t a constraint for me. Please start working as soon as possible. Oh! I completely forgot to ask you whether you had anything. Ajmal, why don’t you get chicken biryani for all of us? Tonight we are going to have a party to celebrate your freedom and also in the honor of Dr. Sunny Sharma, our new friend. Sunny had other plans for them. So far, no one doubted him. He kept his fingers crossed for the success of this plan.
Any miscalculation would mean the loss of his life which he didn’t bother but greatly concerned over the security risk, that the country faced. He regretted his move but now he couldn’t afford to back out. He pretended to appreciate Ahmed’s kindly gesture.
The next day, true to his words, Ahmed’s men rejoined him. Ahmed now had complete trust in Sunny. He ordered his men not to disturb Sunny as he was working on an important project and to be at his beck and call. Ajmal and Shafeeq were feeling a bit jealous of Sunny who had managed to win over their hard to please boss.
Sunny is on a dangerous mission. Will he get caught or would the terrorists become his victims? Watch out for the next episode of the Scientist who became a monster.
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OMG! Let the men escape… I’m biting my nails… Dear Aparna you are very creative and an amazing writer. Keep doing so well my friend. Thank’s for share and have a lovely weekend full of happiness, coffee and cakes!
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Thank you so much, dearest Elvira. 🥰🥰🥰😍😍😍😘😘♥️♥️♥️♥️. Your sweet words give me so much energy. Thanks a ton for that. Have a super wonderful weekend with lots of love, hugs, smiles, coffees, cakes, chocolates and all the happiness. 😍😍😍
Always a pleasure dear Aparna.
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