Final day of Blog Every Day In May - "A vivid Memory"
The most vivid memory I have is that of a very nerve wrecking moment, probably the most scary 45 minutes of my life.
On the evening of November 18th, 2011. At exactly 7.45 pm, the back door of our house flew open. I was alone in the living room, my dad had gone out to see a friend, my elder brother was not home. Just my mum and my little sister.
I had no idea what was happening. 4 men came inside and the most menacing looking among them, probably their leader shouted at me: "hey get up."
I thought he was very rude, how do you just come into my house and ask me to get up?? Worse off, he and his friends came in through the back door, I wondered why they didn't come in through the front door like sane human beings.
He was walking towards me, like he meant serious business, I was lost for words, I did not really know what was going on. "Who the hell are these people?" I wondered, still not sure what to do.
He got close to me, I could smell the alcoholic odour of his breath, he was pissed drunk. His colleagues had vanished, I wondered where they had gone. I still had not the slightest clue of what they were up to.
And then 'the leader' brought out a gun and said something that still scares me till this day: "I will kill you". You never really understand those four words until somebody holding a gun to your head says it to you.
My mind drifted, "who did I offend so bad that will want me dead?" only then did I realise what exactly was happening. We were being robbed.
I'd heard several times of robberies but it had never happened to me, I was always the listener, never the speaker. I have no idea what happened after that time, all I know is, I was laying face down on the ground with a pain in my head, my dad did not meet the person he went to visit, so he came back home, and joined in the fun - Two men escorted him from the gate into the bedroom.
We were all now in the bedroom, 2 of the robbers were there in the room with us with their guns, ready to murder anyone who misbehaved. We were practically being bullied by them. 2 others ransacked every single breadth of the house.
At the end of the day, they took with them some money, and some other very important/dear possessions: Most importantly a car. They left at 8.30pm. The bullying was the most painful part. You just had to conform because you dont want to get shot.
Probably the most traumatic experience of my life. I would never forget that day, we tend not to pray to have guns pointed at us for 45 straight minutes.
The car was recovered days later but unfortunately no one was in it.
I cannot forget. I wish I can, but I just can't. Now, whenever I hear the word: I Will Kill You, whether on tv, in a movie, or someone is just playing with someone, I remember the worst 45 minutes of my life.
I hope those guys are dead now, 'cause that was my top prayer for the 3 months that followed. But if they aren't, and for some strange reason they happen to be reading this right now, this is my message: 'I don't know who you are and I don't know where you live. But I will find you... And I Will Kill You'!
Okay that's a joke. I just couldn't help but quoting that from the movie 'taken'.
So, that's my most vivid, ugly, traumatic memory. And that's it for the Blog Every Day In May challenge, I'm thankful that I completed it, and I'm thankful for all the awesome bloggers I met along the way. Don't ever stop visiting. Cheers!
Till next time,, Keep dreaming!!