By: Wasil Shah
nough is enough.vNow I’m completely done .Everyone of them is selfish ,only concerned with their own benefit without thinking of our feelings even for once complained the little cub, Sodo. King Alex, his father & the most brave tiger of the forest with his mother, Queen Flexa had brought up Sodo with great care & affection since the day one of his existence. Back then, how peaceful was everything! The whole family used to love seeing the little cub playing around .After all, he was their young prince, most loved & most treasured. The whole royal family used to love being together, standing unitedly with one another, facing all challenges of life bravely. Life was so blissful back then. Those challenging jungle runs the joy of boasting and bragging on being declared as the fastest Jungle Runner searching for crystal clear streams with icy cold ,crystal clear, furiously flowing water in them to quench thirst due to hot summer sun. Chasing deers with his cousins, Seddi Dekky whenever they visited him with sharp pointed teeth, tearing their preys apart & have a delicious feast .How cool were those gone by days of Sodom life.
The cruel humans were the real cause behind the current chaosful situations of the royal family. They recklessly cut down trees & destroyed the habitats of wild fauna. Uncle Zorro was the king of lush green jungle on the mighty mountains which King Alex & their father Pa Tarus had gifted him on his marriage with Aunt Takia. It was a calm place ,with magnificent nature ,enough water & prey until one day, selfish humans destroyed it .Uncle Zorro ,with his family escaped quietly from humans ,leaving his whole kingdom for the sake of life, migrated to King Alex’s Jungle Zorro,A coward, you are.How come! How come you leave your kingdom, out of fear from humans abandoning your helpless subjects in the hard times when they were the most in need of you scolded Granny Aaria .Sheltered in his brother’s place, Uncle Zorro was a fierce mean tiger. Having lost his kingdom in the hands of humans,he felt jealous of King Alex’s alluring kingdom but was silently conspiring against him ,fearing his mother.
One day, Granny Aaria went to pay a visit to all the animals of the forest to see whether every creature of their jungle was living comfortably .In Spite of growing weak, she was much concerned regarding her subjects. Hearing that the oldest Queen kindest of her clan was on her visit, all the animals decorated their homes beautifully. Queen Aaria felt joyous on seeing everyone blissful in their forest ,with no fear of any foe. As she was returning, she was shot was by some hunters. The bullet pierced her flesh but she didn’t give up. With some life still in her, she chased them injuring them badly but they managed escaping from her. Oh! the wound was deep & a lot of blood had flown out of the weak tigress body at last she died a brave death. The whole forest mourned. Soddo was all broken from inside. How polite his Granny was ,filled with utmost care & affection for him. Pa Taurus too was affected deeply by Aarie’s death. She was fierce & brave yet a very kind Queen. It took the royal family a long time to come out of the grief caused due to Queen’s death.
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Now that Granny was no more, Zorro started demanding his share of the kingdom, which never was his.This issue developed as disputes between the two brothers shattered the royal family into division. Every new day started with chaos full of roaring quarrels. The weak Taurus could do nothing but watch helplessly. The selfish Zorro ,along with tigers of other clans from surrounding jungles tried waging a war against King Alex but had to face a dreadful defeat. Seeing such awful situation of the royal family, which he had never thought of even in his dreams, shook Sodo’s belief. This clash of clans sent shivers down his spines. He was fed up with these every day fights. Brothers had become thirsty of one another’s blood. The reason behind all this was clear-The humans. Next day, he made his mind to take the revenge from humans for whatever they did to his family. He was ready to set on his journey to the city tomorrow, so he slept early at night soon after dining upon a stag. Granny, you! Yes dear Granny, why did you leave us alone, I remember you everyday and feel so sad. There’s no one now with whom I can share my feelings. I missed you so much; I too missed you a lot my dear. Okay, tell me are you planning to head towards humans tomorrow; Yes, I want to take my revenge .Those merciless creatures snatched you away from us & our family situation too has become very awful, all because of them. Yes child, I do understand your feelings, but you’re too young to fight them. Dear, they’re very dangerous. No one of us can defeat them unless & until all our clans become united once again.
Nature follows the rule of justice very well. Soon ours will be the victory & joyful days will arrive back. Okay dear, it’s my time to take your leave now. Bye child, take care. But Granny ,please don’t leave, please Soddo, Sodo! wake up fast ,Sodo wake up now as this is just a dream! What were you murmuring? Nothing Mom. Okay whatever, Monk, the monkey has heard about humans, advancing this jungle we’ve to fight them for our life. What! Okay I’m coming Sodo woke up with a shock. He saw large rows of tigers ,ready to pounce on human hunters. He felt nice to see all tigers including the tigers from other clans together ,standing unitedly shoulder to shoulder to face the enemy. Dekky informed him that Zorro had fled to mountains hearing about advancing humans, this time leaving even his own family aside too. At the end of day, it happened only to be a rumour because no human was detected in the forest. In the evening Kitty ,the city cat visited the forest informed that they won’t advance here for years because they themselves have fallen a prey of deadly Coronavirus.
Every one looked furiously at Monk. They had to face the result of their wrong doings after all but at least this rumour of his helped us to figure out the real coward & wicked rebel today. Now peace will prevail in our forest once again, said Chum, the chimpanzee. Hurray! shouted all the animals in one voice. The words of Granny echoed his mind tears of joy filled Sodo’s eyes.
Author is a NEET aspirant & has been selected in Indian Book of Records. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org