A forgotten promise
This is my first story or short story or whatever we call in fiction. I have given it a try. Don’t know how it came out. your comments are always welcome.
As Goutham entered into the home his 10-year old son Avinash excited and ran towards him, as he was returning after a week long conference in his company.
Goutham was so tired; so many things were running through his mind as his company too facing the pressure of the global economic crisis. Avinash started to search his bag whether he has bought the plane he asked from him. He was disappointed as he couldn’t find anything. “Dad, you promised me that you will get a remote aero plane if I get first mark. I got the first mark. But?” asked Avinash. “Sorry Champ, as dad was too busy during the past week, I am not able to buy it for you” said Goutham. “What dad? I am asking it for so many days but you are not buying it for me” said a disappointed Avinash and started to throw the things here and there. “Next time I will surely get it for you” said Goutham to Avinash, who was in no mood to hear any consolation words from his father. Avinash has thrown some of the office files from the bag. On seeing this, already tired Goutham got angry and slapped his son. Hearing the cry of Avinash, Abirami, Goutham’s wife came out of the kitchen. Before she started to speak, Goutham shouted at her, “Take him away. Already I am so tensed…..”
Abirami knows Goutham very well that he is not a kind of guy who will show his anger towards the children. So without any other word, Abirami took Avinash to his room and made him to sleep. After having some coffee he was relaxed and started talking to his wife, “Abi, I shouldn’t have done like that.”
She replied, “But I know you are having problems in the company and as he started disturbing you, you beaten him.”
“He was just a child. He doesn’t know what is going through the company. I promised him to get that but I didn’t. I am the person to be punished. Instead I have beaten him” said Goutham and continued, “I fear that I may lose the love of my son due to these company problems.” After a moment of thought he got up, taken the car key and moved towards the sleeping son. He just touched him and said slowly, “You will see a responsible father when you awake.”