One night stood still. That one night stood still.
One night stood still in his mind for ever.
One night is what Swati needed to save her cousin Ajit from contemplating suicide.
The entrance examination results that determine the medical school admission to the elite universities were declared that day afternoon. Ajit was expecting a score higher than the general cut-off score and was preparing to live his dreams of becoming a neurologist.
Right from the young age, his thoughts pondered over the complexities of human brain and the evolution of human nervous system.
The results were a disappointment. The chances for him to study medicine were minimal. He felt as a failure inspite of his family being fine with him taking up any other field of study. He felt that he will not be able to face his friends and his teachers. He couldn’t sleep that night.
That one night was the time when he decided to commit suicide. A rope and a fan were staged exactly to be mere spectators. Out of nowhere Swati, his cousin, appeared in front of him just before his act.
He was surprised to find her there as her house is way far from his house. She asked him to calm down and brought him out of his suicidal thoughts. She drew a picture of his family and friends through words on how they would react to his death and on how suicide is a bad decision.
She bid him a good night and left his room. Though his guilt ran through him, he forgave himself for his suicide attempt and for his forgetfulness to enquire Swati about her medical entrance examination results and her sudden arrival to his home.
He slept well that night. His parents woke him up early in the morning and broke open the tragedy that his cousin, Swati, had committed suicide as soon as the results were declared out yesterday afternoon.
That made him realize about her right description of situation after a person’s suicide. He stood in shock as he understood that it was the Swati’s ghost that saved him.
That one night stood still in his mind for ever.