Chapter 20(T): The Crash

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[P.S. This is independent of the choice provided in Chapter Q, haven’t checked it out yet. Do it now.]

“Agasthya”, the panic in Gokul’s voice was evident now. “Its not stopping, the brakes have failed.”

Agasthya forced the haziness off him. The next sharp turn helped. He could see Gokul Das hammering down on the brake pedal to no effect. He could also see Gokul wildly hashing the steering wheel in various directions, as he tried to keep a quickly accelerating JEEP on the meandering roads of the BHU. Fortunately, the roads were more or less empty. But what bothered Agasthya most was what he could see straight ahead. The quiet road led into an encampment inside the campus, an encampment which was surrounded by a thick concrete wall. There was a small gate right where the road met the wall, but it was too small to aim for with a speeding JEEP. Gokul had done a good job of keep the car on the road till now, but there was no way they would avoid a collision with the wall, provided they reached that far.

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Chapter 19(S): Saving Gokul Das

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[P.S. This is independent of the choice provided in Chapter Q, haven’t checked it out yet. Do it now.]

Gokul Das’s home was an unremarkable old 2 story house somewhere in the ancient busy street of Varanasi. The front facing wall of the house was about 8 feet high, covered in cracking yellow pain, molasses and some vines. The solitary barely blue painted 2 panel door right in center of the wall opened into a small patio. The patio itself was quite large, almost 12×12 feet, on one side (to the right of the door) was most of the house, on the opposite side was the bathroom and the cleaning area. The side opposite the door was closed off with another 8 foot high wall which it shared with another house. In fact Gokul Das’s home was surrounded by houses on all 3 sides except for the small street that led to it. Continue reading