“ KILL THEM ALL!!! ” I roared, as my troops kept pushing through the battlefield. We kept taking enemies out one by one. Our bullets aimed at their hearts piercing through it and reducing them to mere a mass of blood, flesh and bones. Furiously fighting, walking over the dead enemies, we kept pushing the enemy across the line. Enemy troops kept falling back as we destroyed everyone in the path.
“ENEMY IS PULLING BACK, HURRAHHHH !!!” I screamed and looked at the contented faces of my troops. I smiled at my friend and he smiled back raising his two fingers as a sign of victory.
The next moment, I saw him on the ground, someone had put a bullet straight through his head, and he was down. A moment before; he was a victorious brave soldier and now just the dead flesh. I looked at his corpse in agony. All comrades still unaware of the fact that one of their mate is dead, I looked up to them just to see a horrifying sight, a single bullet aimed each one of them, they were falling down.
Enemy sniper team had attacked us, those ghostly warriors; they can sense the slightest movement and put bullets through your head at the very next moment. We can’t see their well camouflaged bodies, but they can easily hunt us down. I remained in the bunkers as I knew quite well; if I stand up, I’m dead and I can do nothing about it.
Devastated inside, and trapped in the bunker, I didn’t have many choices, I had to kill them. I had to finish what I was supposed to do.
Slowly the sun set down and darkness embraced the battlefield, making it tougher for me to track those hunters and take them down; still I kept my calm and was thinking how to get out of this situation. There was a way, to show a prey to the hunter, track his location, and take him down. I used one of my friend’s corpses as a distraction. It was so ruthless and heartless of me to put his body in the line of fire just to track enemy location; to trace the path of the next bullet to be fired. That was the only way out.
As expected, enemy sniper shot at the corpse and I could notice a slight flash of light at a long distance. At the same instance, I locked, loaded and fired the bullet, I heard a scream. One sniper was down. Being aware that my flash will also be seen, I had to move as fast as I could, but I couldn’t. A bullet zeroed in, breaking my shoulder bone. Still conscious, I took the shot, another one was down. Blood was dripping out through the shoulder. My vision was fainting. I closed my eyes.
I woke up from sleep soaked in sweat. I just wandered what could be cause of this dream? I had heard that dreams tend to tell us something. Dream is the connecting medium between subconscious and the conscious mind. I just kept pondering over it and finally got a message from it.
Our life is like that. We may be cruising through the journey of life but we never know when things can turn upside down. Things can get a lot worse than we have ever thought of. Sometimes no one can be with you. You are all alone to do what you are supposed to do. Sometimes there is darkness all over the world. Sometimes, you have to make the choices you never want to make to set the things right. You never know what comes ahead; you never know how many problems, how many troubles are waiting for you. You will have to overcome them one by one. Sometimes there is darkness all over the world. There is nothing left to see. Sometimes you won’t have the right tools at the right place.
Every time these circumstances are around, we just need to be patient. We just need to keep calm; we just need to be focused on the solution and not the problem. Sometimes, the darkness can also be a blessing because the flash of light can only be seen in darkness. We have to decide whether we should follow it or sit there in the darkness. We have to decide whether we want to bring the change or just wait for things to happen.