An old woman was seated on a rocking chair by the fireplace, she was hearing someone playing the piano in the next room. Her thoughts roamed away; her family,the day she married, the first year her son went to school, the gift her granddaughter brought her a few weeks ago…. when suddenly the piano stopped playing. She woke up from her dreams, looked at the clock 9h30. It wasn’t the time yet.
– Rachael, why did you stop playing?
No one answered.
– Rachael? What is it?
She always needed Rachel’s assistance to walk around the house and make small chores for her. As Rachael didn’t respond, she decided to look for her herself. Leaning on her cane she headed for the next room where the piano was.
– Rachael? Answer me.
Entering the room, the girl was nowhere to be seen.
– Where are you? Why are you hiding ?
Could she have gone out of the room while she was by the fire? why didn’t she tell her so?
Carefully she made her way to her rocking chair. She remained silent for a few minutes, paying attention to any noise she could hear. The house was silent.
– Rachael! come here at once. It’s not funny you know.
The poor old woman didn’t know what to do. She had to call someone. Painfully she made her way into the main hall, where the phone was. She started by calling her son.
No one answered.
She began to be anxious. That never happened before.
She called her neighbor.
No one there too.
– Raaaachhael! Where are you?
What has become of her? The house wasn’t that big. Was there someone else in the house? What if there was someone else in the house? She suddenly felt vulnerable. She needed to find a place to think, relax and be safe. “The kitchen” she thought. A few more steps to the kitchen. The door was unusually closed. Rachael must have closed it after supper. She opened the door and a loud noise came from the inside which made her jump.
“SURPRIIIIISEE!!” Dozens of people were gathered with baloons, flowers and were applauding. There came Rachel with a magnificent cake with 80 candels on top.
– Happy Birthday Rose!!

Author: Novus Lectio

You'll never know what you'll read next. Random lecture is what is all about but one thing is for sure, it's by the same author who wrote The Theory of Fate and Who Went Out of Africa

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