At Some corner of the Junagarh railway station, A man called Fakhar Rizvi with a cigarette and shawl was waiting for his train, He was there for more than three hours, and still unsure about the arrival of his train ,
He sat , walked and ate a bit during the Waiting at the station, He Tried to have a talk with the fellow passengers but he couldn’t as he has been an introvert and reserved by nature.
He was yet to get married and His age could be near the 30s, so around 2am finally his train has arrived and he just rush into it with some sleepy eyes and tiredness, he finds his reserved seat with a window next to seat to have some fresh air,
Now, Fakhar is happy as he was about to have a good sleep, But after 30 mins of sleep, Fakhar finds that two people have been involved in some serious argument, and the argument was about their favorite cricket players,
Everyone Was disturbed with the noise but no one felt the need to go and tell them to control ,
Fakhar went and tried to control them to make other people sleep as little kids were also sleeping, but they did what they liked and disturbed everyone. In fact they both unitedly shouted at Fakhar and asked him to go back ,
Fakhar was not supported by any other from the train and he came back and sit at his place , as they both were stronger than him, and also had a villainous looks,
Then After 1 hour of the drama they both leaved the train,
And Fakhar tries to sleep again, few passengers looked at him with laugh and whispered ” it is sometimes good to stay away rather becoming a hero,”
Fakhar could sense what they meant and why they taunted, he felt he was right to try and control, but people are making a joke out of it,
Around 4am , A Kid Along with her mother were just passing through the train, and they were begging while they were moving, they asked Fakhar by spreading hands , he saw the kid and his mother and felt very sad,
They looked restless and hungry, and their clothes were not enough to cover their body,
He asked them, how much do you get by begging throughout the train, the lady said , may be 45/50 Rs,
he took 500Rs from his purse and gave it to the mother and also gave his shawl to the kid as it was too cold and the kid was not wearing anything.
He asked them to sit on his seat and not go anywhere till their destination arrives, he also offered the fruits which he bought .
They agreed and Sat ,
but the fellow passengers were not happy with it as they felt it awful to share the train and their journey with someone who begs, but they were just looking at Fakhar and the lady with kid with some serious angers, and fakhar could sense their anger but he did what he wanted and just stood for an hour and so,
Then they both left as they said their destination has arrived and have to leave the train, Fakhar shared a smile and came back to sit at his place,
But he saw from the window that the Lady entered another train by handing over the money to a person may be her husband , and started begging again with her kid to the passengers,
Fakhar was surprised with the whole thing as it was not a business for him, he seriously felt that the lady and kid should not be roaming here and there just for the sake of money, but what he saw was new to him, and again the fellow passengers were laughing at him, with some anger and filthy talks,
Few even asked him, “Are you new to the world,” ?
“Do you think you are saint and we are heartless, ? ”
Are you earning your own or someone is funding you? Etc etc
he just smiled and said nothing,
he felt bad for the kid who was too innocent for the business he involved.
Now, at around 6am Fakhar with some sadness, disappointment and Sleeplessness Leaves the train as he was not enjoying the duality of human beings, he leaves even before his destination .
He was still 200Kms away, he starts walking with thinking about people and after sometime he realizes that he can’t walk throughout , he finds a cab where he pays thrice of the the total he paid for the reservation of ticket,
And With The cab driver he shares his journey,
The Driver Looks at him with a laughter and says sir,you are good a man with a beautiful heart but please don’t look everything as it looks, as it is going to hurt if it is not the same as you thought.
Fakhar replied him with a yes and thanked him for sharing his insight. And leaves the cab as he reached his place.