The day has risen well, bright sunlight. Very rare in mountains during winters. But the day is clear than expected, considering the Blizzard at night. Mahi was awake. I don’t know when did she get up. She was sitting at the window, looking towards her home. She was longing to see her loving parents, or may be its just my thought.
“Happy Birthday, Mahi”, I said breaking her stream of thoughts. She just smiled meekly. “you want to get back to home and speak to your mom and dad?”, I said in an insisting tone. Even I wanted answers. She stood up, ready to go back home.
When we reach the main gate, It opened up automatically. Magic, now I know the answer. When we reach the living room. Manav, Anokhi, Mr. Pandey and the cat turned women Miss. M were aggressively discussing something. Anokhi and Mr. Pandey were saying, “It’s time we tell her”. And the other two were, insisting that she is young and vulnerable to be told the truth. I don’t have to be a genius to know that they are talking about mahi.
I loudly cleared my throat, to get their attention and to let them know that even we are here. Manav and Anokhi ran towards Mahi. Manav was profusely apologizing to her for spoiling her birthday. He loves her very much; she is apple of his eyes. Anokhi also loves Mahi, no doubt about it. But daughters have a special bond of love with fathers. Anokhi with folded hands was thanking me for keeping Mahi safe, without asking her any questions.
I actually wanted to ask many questions; I still do. But yesterday before I could recover from the shock of seeing a real-life witch waving her wand, she had already left.
“But I have many questions mom. Dad, are you guys still going to hide things about who am I.” urged Mahi. “I don’t even know who my parents really are”, she continued. “Sit sweetheart, we will tell you now”, Manav said giving her a glass of water.
“By the way, where were you yesterday Manav. you were not there waving wands.” I innocently asked to which Miss M frowned. Ignoring her was my best option.
“I was inside the house, taking care of the injured. I am a common human being like you. No special power, No magic.” He declared
Anokhi hugged him saying “Aww… Don’t say that, you have the greatest power of love and compassion” They both smiled.
“So what’s your story?”, I asked in a mood of interrogation
“Will tell you all, first lets all celebrate 13th Birthday of Mahi.” Declared Miss M
Its so easy for people with magic, to prepare for the party. Right from dressing up to decoration all was ready in a wave.
Mahi was back to her parents, although she was confused but she was happy to be home.
Mahi was super excited to give her the birthday gift. It was a Wand. Both Manav and Anokhi together gave that to her. Mahi was taken aback, with her new identity.
“What? A wand? Is it for me? I don’t know how to use it, I am no witch.”, she said with lot of confusion.
It’s Okay dear. I am here, your dad is here. we will tell you all, Anokhi said confidently and lovingly.
More than Mahi, I am keen to know the story and be part of it.