It’s a birthday party and everybody’s dancing. You have drunk off your limits and now you’re searching for a room to relax a bit.
You finally find a room and the door’s already open.
But you see there’s a girl in there. She’s holding her forehead with both her hands like she has committed a dark sin.
Maybe she drank, too.
‘Excuse me. Do you mind if I sit in here? Actually, there’s too much noise in the hall.’
You sit beside her on the same bed and venture what’s wrong with her.
‘I’m drunk and it’s my first time,’ she says, mulls over something, and continues, ‘I shouldn’t have had so much.’
And, as she says that, the light goes off.
The power supply’s cut.
‘Oh, my.’ She mumbles inside her trembling lips, picks herself up, and sits afar from where she was sitting earlier.
‘My cell phone’s in the hall,’ she says, again within herself.
She’s not afraid of darkness. She is afraid of a man in darkness.
You sense the gravity of the situation and leave the room, straight away. And a few minutes later, you return with a flashlight on.
‘May I now come in, madam?’ You say in a sarcastic tone.
‘Haha, how sweet. Come on in.’ She says to you, with a small, warm smile.
‘Not all men are same.’ She says, this time to her inner-self.
Build a character in such a way that even in a dark room, a girl feels safe with you.
~ Sahil Lakhmani