Aswin was zoned out in his past. Blake brought him to reality with his question while he was busy eating his burger.
Blake asked ‘What did you say?’ he spoke something unclear with pizza in his mouth.
Aswin stared at him with a quiz face ‘What?’
Blake said ‘Burger, want one more?’
Aswin shook his head ‘I’m going for a trip’
Blake asked in shock ‘what do you mean I? is it not WE?’
Aswin took a deep breath ‘I want to do this alone’
Blake had thought that if Aswin leaves the trip alone, all his dream of running with girls in beach will fade away, which he shook his head not accepting that he spoke ‘I am your best friend, I am ready to face anything for you, even, going for a trip with you’ he spoke huskily.
Aswin rose his eyebrows at him ‘seriously? what are you trying?’
Blake smiled wide ‘Trying for a free vacation, so, where are we going?’ Blake got excited as he talked about the travel plan.
Aswin sighed ‘I’ll tell you the plans’ he walked out and waited in his car for Blake.
Blake bought another burger, he was coming towards Aswin’s car. Aswin was waiting in his car, as Blake came, Aswin unlocked the car door and let him inside. Aswin started the car and came out of the restaurant, waited at the next signal.
A woman of his age ran to his car and knocked the door urgently, Aswin rolled the windows and found she looked tensed, she asked ‘open the door, I need help, please’
Aswin looked around and she looked like she was in trouble, he immediately opened the door and let her inside. She quickly entered the back seat and jumped in the middle with her small bag and hid herself.
A man looked old like his dad was running around searching for something, he each people around asking about a girl and he breathed heavily and tired. The signal turned green, Aswin pressed the gas pedal and speed up his car, in few minutes his car entered the highway.
This unknown girl from the signal relaxed herself as soon she found she is far away from the signal, then she saw the burger in Blakes hand, she asked ‘ is that burger?’
Blake replied ‘ha, this? no not a burger, this is um’
Without his permission she took the burger from him and started to eat. Blake stared at Aswin angrily and whispered ‘why did you let her in?’
Aswin watched her from the back mirror, Aswin felt like he wanted to see her, he observed her pretty little eyes with a light makeup, he couldn’t take his eyes,he had hard time focusing on the road and wondered what kind of feeling is this.
She didn’t said anything until she finished her burger and rolled the paper back into her bag. Blake face changed like he saw something disgusting ‘Why? can’t you just throw it out?’
She looked at Blake seriously ‘out here? on a highway? how can I throw garbage in a highway or public ? don’t you know you should not litter in public?’.
Blake got annoyed with her comment and started to fiddle with his phone.
Aswin smiled at her comment and looked at Blake’s face smiled again.
Aswin parked the car near a motel and stopped the car. He introduced himself to her ‘Hi I’m Aswin’
She looked around ‘Are you going to leave me here? Can’t you go a little far from here, I need to go somewhere around just 750 km from here, please….’ she looked at both of them requesting
Aswin looked at her eyes, there is a sparkle, that let him forget where he is what he is doing, he just want to spend more time with her.
Blake started at both of them then commented ‘You should get a cab or bus, we don’t do any free service here’
She looked at Aswin with a puppy face ‘Please, If I stop anywhere here, my people will find me’
Blake thought for a while ‘Are you selling drugs? what you mean your people? are they police? trying to catch you? I don’t want to judge you based on what you wear.’
She looked annoyed with Blake’s question, she then turned to Aswin again ‘Please do me this favour, just drop me to the place I share which is just 750 kms from here, and I have saved some money, you can take it all if you want.’
Blake retorted ‘that is not even enough for the fuel my dear’
Aswin smiled and turned back to his seat and wore the seat belt.
Blake retorted again ‘what are you bargaining? Shut up and get out’
She sternly looked at Blake ‘Can you just..’ she actioned him to close his mouth.
Blake complained ‘You know what she did now?’
Aswin started the car again, Blake questioned ‘what are you doing? we got other plans right? excuse me, can I get a little response here?’
Aswin started the car and pressed the gas pedal, his car went on high speed, he looked at the rear view mirror, the strange girl sighed and rested back and said ‘Thank you sir’