I had thought tonight would be like any other night. That apparently wasn’t to be.
It is just past midnight and I am working (well, trying to) in my lab – a monotonous looking room full of computers.
For the past 30 minutes, I have been in my own world – oblivious to whether or not I have company.
My headphones – with Rafi crooning mischievously through them – shield me from the outer world.
But not for long.. I hear voices – familiar ones. Three male voices.
They are shouting. There seems to be action behind my back.
I pause the music player – but keep my headphones on – to appear to have not noticed. I decide to wait and eavesdrop before I turn back and take a look.
“Do we have enough money?”
“Some One fifty thousand”
“I’m going then”
“Idiots! Don’t you all come behind me at once”
“LOOK. . Your killer – behind you. . Duck“
Killer? I am not sure I want to turn back and look at the action behind me.
“You need a weapon. . here, I’m throwing you one”
“Pass me the bomb”
“Well. . three-four shots were good”
“Throw that bomb at that one”
“Once if you get hit that way, recovery is difficult”
“Hey. . You don’t have a gun. . Come back – NOW!“
“Stop! There’s a bomb lying there.”
“I’m going via A. . who wants to come?”
“Sssh.. One more .. coming from behind the double door.. Careful”
“Awesome shot yaar.. I killed one”
“All are dead”
They cheer for their victory and walk out – for tea.
That made me nostalgic – brought back memories of school days.
Those days where shooting was as easy as writing with a pencil, and I did not bat an eyelid at all the gore less than a foot in front of me.
Multi-player action games – ah, what fun, what thrill!
Should ask these lab-mates of mine if they play my favorite game – Age of Empires.
P.S. Ah, what fun it is to blog live about unsuspecting people, sitting right in front of them – all the while looking as if I am neck-deep in work B-)