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.


The Interview (Part-III in Conflict)

Good Evening and today on “BITTER REALITY”, we will talk to a man who needs no introduction! Mr. Robert Walter is the state’s most influential investor and growing business leader in national market. On this evening, we will be discussing about the recent controversies and his sudden rivalry with his long time companion Mr. Lubert Ford.


Welcome Mr. Robert, it’s so bold of you to accept the invitation of this intense talk show, given the circumstances you are in.

 Well Donald, I’m an honest man and I have nothing to be afraid of.

By Stating this you are implying there will be some definite explanation about your recent setbacks, because you always enjoy being up in the curve.

 These recent issues have nothing to do with my business and I must firmly clarify you, I’m up in the curve. Media is the only reason to balloon these dim issues.

But these issues relate to your partner… or I must say Ex-Partner and his allegation that you ran down a person, driving your SUV. More of his serious accusation includes that you haven’t even considered helping that person. How can you justify that?

 I deny whatever accusations he has put up against me and I prefer not to talk about the subject that is pending trial.

Um then let’s talk a little about, how media has built up this case. They say you are Irresponsible, Inhumane and Rude.

 I have never been irresponsible or Inhume in my whole life. This is totally absurd! Donald, media has never been good to me right from the beginning.

So you are saying that media picks on you?

 I do think so.

But we people need to know what went wrong between you and your-

 I do not wish to talk about that anymore.

Why so?

 Because, I have my democratic choice to pick and answer the questions!

Let me finish my question Mr. Robert-

 I’m sorry I accepted your invitation for this show. But Donald, you are doing a great job like every other media person, gaining popularity by provoking an influential person.

I’m not provoking Mr. Robert, I’m just putting questions to you that everyone has the rights to know. This time it’s not only the media but the people of-

 I must insist, unless you have other things to discuss this can’t go on.

You still haven’t let me finish my question Mr. Robert, we-

 I have dedicated all my time towards resurrecting our state’s trade from bankrupt and still you people from media find a way to criticize me? I do what I do my best, Smart and Worthy trade. If you consider that unconventional, so be it.

You are a tough person Mr. Robert.

 Thanks heavens to people like you.

Thank you for being with us Mr. Robert. It’s been a real pleasure.

 Thank you, but I must say this hasn’t been a pleasure accepting your invitation. Good Night and MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.