AN UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS….
It was almost two o'clock in the morning.Mek Jah was pateintly waiting for her husband.Deep in her heart,she wondered why Jali was still out there.”Where did he go?” Mak Jah murmured.Could he be at the famous Muay Thai restaurant at Rantau Panjang near the Thai border?The place he usually went to for his supper or could he be at his sister’s place at Tanah Merah,a place he never missed when he travelled over that side.But he promised to come back before midnight.Mek Jah and Jali were just married a year ago.So Mek Jah felt very uneasy being left alone,whatmore it was already after midnight.Afterall she has a six month old daughter, Melati to take care of,their first child.Mek Jah was very worried for her husband had never come back so late. She could not sleep either. Each second was like a thousand years. She gazed her little baby girl who was sleeping in a cot.A pleasant smile rose on her face seeing Melati sleeping soundly without any interference.
Unfortunately,there was a power failure that night.The heavy downpour over the last three hours made it impossible for the electricity to stay on.Mek Jah immediately lighted a candlestick.It shone brightly in the room. She then glimpsed at the clock on the wall. Suddenly she heard a loud crash which pierced the silence of the night. Her heart missed a beat. It did not sound too good. She looked out through a window and with the help of the moonlight,she spotted Jali’s car.The car had collided with a tanker.Mek Jah was so nervous and horrified.What would happen to her hubby then?She was completely restless.
Her heart started to pound and without further consideration, she rushed out from her house and running downstairs towards the car.While she was rushing clumsily towards the staircase,she accidentally knocked the table and the candle fell down. In her haste, she did not notice or feel anything.
She is now at the scene.She could hear her husband’s voice groaning in pain.She could figure out the pain was excruciating.He was trapped in the wrecked car. His head and face were-bleeding profusely. She called out her husband's name repeatedly but soon Jali was unconscious. By then, the villagers had converged at the scene. The situation was chaotic. The tanker driver and the villagers gave a helping hand to extricate her husband from the wreckage. But they failed to do.that. Her husband exhaled his last gasp of breath in the car. She cried sadly and tears flowed down her cheeks uncontrollably.
At that same moment, someone cried out, "Fire! Fire!” Her house was fire:She turned her head and saw that the fire had spread toff the bedroom. She remembered her baby "My baby,Melati was in the house! My baby!" She shouted nervously and ran towards her house. She was forbidden by some villagers from barging into the burning house.-The fire spread rapidly and the house was engulfed in flames in a matter of minutes.The villagers formed a bucket brigade.to put out the raging fire but then,their efforts were like a drop in the ocean. She cried, screamed and struggled to free herself from the hand of the villagers. She wanted to get into the house to save her baby. She was screaming hysterically.She became weary,upset and terrified.All she could do was gazing at the fire.She was extremely sad that she had lost her husband, her child, her house and infact she had lost everything in just few hours. It was an agony,unbearable and horrifying night for her.
This is the worst moment in her life and she thought to herself that nobody else had experienced this terrifying moment like what she had gone through…..
Melati-SMK PASIR MAS