You’re checking Facebook, you see a post, telling a little blurb about a small village in Mumbai, where 3 people are dead suddenly with a disease which was never seen before. You don’t think about it much. Next day you’re checking newspaper for some headlines, and you noticed it says, it’s not three villagers, it’s 3,000 villagers, who died overnight with some mysterious disease. You ignored it and start to work on your normal daily routine. Coming home from school/college you have food, then you go out with friends because it’s Saturday.
By Sunday morning when you get up, it’s the lead story on TV that it’s not only Mumbai, but the whole state is suffering and over 30,000 people are dead. They coined it now “Mysterious Dead”. You wake up from bed and now you’re having breakfast. Now your dad is watching news, again this “Mysterious Dead” story is on TV and then Prime Minister is making comments that he and everyone is praying and hoping that all will go well. The day passes and next day you read in newspaper that it’s not just India, it’s Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Iran… people are dying. It says, some mysterious disease is spreading rapidly across the Asia which was never seen before and doctors from all over the world are trying to find the way to cure this disease.
Everyone was shocked when the government of Europe and America made an announcement that they’re closing their borders and cancelling all the flights from Asia. Now your mom and dad are worried including you. And that’s why you’re watching local news channel before going to bed and your jaw hits your chest when newsreader says that now your city is also a victim of this mysterious disease and 177 people are already dead. You surprisingly Googled about this mysterious disease, and it’s now everywhere, Europe and America too.
You called your Best friend and you both have nothing to say. Your dad calls you in the hall to talk about this disease. He says that, we don’t know that we have this disease or not but his doctor friend told him that once you get it, it will take a week to show up symptoms that is, you’ll get flu and your skin starts to turn red, and if it happens you’ll die in next 3-4 days. Your mom hugged you tightly and everyone starts to cry.
Next day everything was close like its curfew, no buses, trains, even school and colleges are close. Roads are silent and calm. You ask your father to meet your friend he strictly denied. You put on your TV cause today Prime Minister is going to give a speech. He started with a deep sympathy for the victims, and told over 2.5 Million people are dead in the country. The whole world is suffering with this mysterious cause. After few words, he said something that enlightens your mind, he says doctors just found the cure of the disease, for that the blood of someone who is not infected is needed, so a vaccine can be made. He asks all the citizens who don’t have disease symptoms to donate their blood in the nearest hospital and check your blood for vaccine.
Your dad told you to get ready, cause you and your family is going to the hospital. You all makes your way to the hospital quickly, quietly and safely. When you and your family get down there, there is a long line and doctors and nurses are coming in and out and pricking fringes, taking blood and putting labels on it. You surprisingly see your friend and his family. You both hugged and thank god that you both are safe. Now doctors take the sample of both the families including you and your friend and told you to wait. You, your family and friend are wondering what this happening to our world and is it the end of the world? After a while doctor came out and shocks you by saying that your friend’s blood is perfect for vaccine. He took him and his family in private, when he comes back he hugged you tightly and says good bye buddy. You asked what happened? He explains that doctor said he wants all his blood so that more people can get cured. You said he doesn’t have to do that, but he said it’s for the world, it’s not about me, I have to do it. You cried and he goes into the operation room. It was the last time when you’re seeing him. After few hours, vaccine was made and it saves you, your family and city.
It’s been 2 weeks, now everyone in your city is healthy and happy, your city have the ceremony to honor your friend and all the people whose blood helped to save all of us. You are expecting tons of people, but only 2,500 folks join the ceremony. Mostly people don’t even care to come, well come came with a pretentious smile and just pretend to care. Like they’re doing as this as a formality.
Would you jump and say, “My best friend died, to save you people, don’t you care??” What are you feeling right now? I know how you might be feeling, maybe like the families of those 3 villagers who died at the start, and you don’t even bother to care? Or maybe like the families of those 3,ooo villagers, who died and you still don’t care and when 30,000 people died?…
Actually I got this story while I was dreaming, only 40% was my dream, in end I save my city with my superpowers.. That’s useless, but I molded it into something that will make you think something.. Something deep.. we guys only care for the people we know, do we care about the strangers? NO.. so why would people also cares for you? I’m not saying much but you think about this 🙂