The Open End Story (Part-II in Conflict)

“Don’t you dare to dial the emergency” Robert exploded

Lu always cursed Robert’s power of being a bigger and stronger companion and it had been difficult to express as he was his best friend. He was also Lu’s lead sharing holding business partner.

Lu was already shaking. He said “Are you serious? We can’t just leave this person like this”

Robert looked vaguely at the person on the ground in front of them; he was precariously positioned and lying in a pool of blood.

“Honestly Lu!” Robert lowered his voice trying to persuade “Your humanely pride has no resonance in this circumstance. We’ve got to look at the consequences if everything comes to light”

“For god sake, you just ran over a person to a certain death and now backing away to help?” “Look around you this highway is deserted. If not for now, there won’t be help for this man on time”. Think about it Rob”. There goes our civilization, utter failure in front of currencies.

“Lu, for once try to be practical. Tomorrow is a big day for me and in one way or another for you. We are boozed now” Robert paused for a moment “Consider the fact, only my reputation is driving us to the top of this state’s industry, this could shred my flawless business track into pieces”

Lu stood unimpressed, still shaking. Hell with his reputation. I’m going to do what’s best at this situation. I’m not letting this man die in vain.

Lu took his cellular hurriedly, but in an intense Robert’s hand snatched it from him.

He frowned at Robert’s pale face.

“I’m in no mood to entertain your lunatic ravings. I’ll give you two options: get into the car, classify your thoughts on this scene and your hard work towards our business for the past 8 years stays or let your insane honesty drive you & our business is off, over.” Robert continued with a razor sharp glare “You won’t stand a chance in this state without my help Lu. It’s all up to you”.

This is so wrong, “get into the car” words hanged in front of Lu.

Lu fought with his thoughts upon the unsavory threat posed by his best friend.

By getting into the car, I may let this person die. And if not, all my hard work over the years will be for nothing.

Family, Wife, Children, and Bills dangled in his thoughts. This is so wrong.

“Robert, I know your ever growing power in state’s industry, but–“

Robert intervened flatly “Bull shit! Get into the car. Right Now”

The pounding voice of Robert echoed in his mind. His weak defenses melted away under the fierce glare of his “Powerful Business Partner”.

God let me not go with bad reasoning. Lu stood rigid in a mixture of dangerous emotions.

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