Me? or Her?
It was a bright and a sunny day, I was driving to work. Flowers were blossoming, children playing, people laughing, and lots of chitter-chatter. I was smiling, I was happy that I had a good life, awesome friends, excellent job. I looked at the car on my left. There were two men dressed in dark suits, wearing sunglasses. They simultaneously looked at me and met my gaze. The one in the passenger seat rolled down his window and said – “We need to talk, park your car on the side.”
I was taken aback but I did as I was told. I parked my car and got out, the two men also got out and told me – “You need to come with us. We’ll take care of your car, don’t worry about it. Just come with us.”
“No, I’m not going anywhere until you tell me what this is about.” I demanded.
“If you don’t come on your own we will take you by force, the choice is yours. We can’t tell you anything, we just have the orders to bring you in.”
“Are you coming or not?” man in the Black suit said.
“Ok, I’ll come.” I said resentfully.
I got into the car and they blindfolded me. After that I didn’t know where they took me. When they removed the blindfold I was in a room alone and I could hear people talking outside the room.
Then one of them came to the room and said- “Come with me, Boss is calling you.”
My heart started beating fast, I didn’t know what was going to happen and the fear of not knowing was killing me.
“We have waited a long time for you.” The tall dark man said.
“Who are you, what do you want from me?” I asked.
“Young lady, you have something which belongs to us. One of my guys dropped something in your bag while you were boarding the flight. Just give it to us and you are free to go.” Said the tall man
“But I haven’t been anywhere in the last 6 months, so how can I possibly have your packet.” I said
“See, this is you at the airport.” He showed me a picture of a girl who looked exactly like me.
“She definitely looks like me, but it’s not me. I haven’t travelled anywhere for the last few months.” I said.
“Either you tell us where is the packet or we will forcibly take it from you.” The tall man said angrily.
“Look even I want to get out of here as soon as possible but I can’t help you on this one. It’s not me at the airport but someone who looks like me.” I said.
Suddenly I noticed something on the freezed video frame. There was a tattoo on the girls’ arm hidden under her shirt.
“Look…there is a tattoo on her arm. That means it’s someone else with a similar face or someone pretending to be me.” I remarked.
“But why would someone do that? If this is some sort of a game then you will pay a heavy price for it” said the tall man.
“I am not playing any games; that is not me, why don’t you believe me.” I argued.
My heart was beating faster than ever, I didn’t know how he would react and I was scared that my life was now over. He would never let me go.
But to my surprise they did let me go with the condition that I will never speak of this in front of anyone ever again. They will be watching me and if I try to do something or go to the authorities they will make me pay a heavy price for it.
The story goes – They found out that in fact it was some other girl whose face was Photoshopped to look like mine and that’s why they had detained me. Who did that and why, is still a mystery, but this much is clear that someone was trying to frame me. The reason is unclear today but we never know what might happen tomorrow.