It was a lovely ride home, almost no one on the train, just a lady, wearing a “more than indiscrete” skirt sitting right in front of me, two college girls next to her. And next to them a very grumpy old man, and a lovely couple, one of those couples, which makes you hate them for being so lovely to each other.
As I had enough space for myself, I took out my iPad. And I was about to start reading my new e-book when I noticed my train-mates were raising their voices. I lifted my eyes, and a “more-cheeky-than-life” spider was making its way down from the roof and was landing-to everybody’s horror- on the lady with the “more-than-indiscreet” skirt, who was sleeping as peacefully as if she were in her own bed.
“What should we do?” everybody was asking.
Shall we wake her up? said the grumpy man with a grunt.
Nobody knew what to do
Then a brave young woman, one of the college girls, courageously took the spider threat and delicately took the spider from the unconscious woman and put the invader on safe ground.
Everbody was speechless. I was speechless. I had just witnessed a real hero in action.
But the invader was not happy, the little “more-cheeky-than-life” spider was coming towards me.
Straight to me. It wanted a victim, and it was going to be me.
It is not my time yet. I must kill it before it kills me, I thought. But then I couldn’t.
Then destiny intervened, and the spider made a wrong turn, and to everybody’s shock, the “more-cheeky-than-life” spider and the grumpy old man were facing each other now.
We all saw it coming.
The grumpy old man lifted his foot, and it was the end of the “more-cheeky-than-life” spider’s adventures 😭
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