Warning : Post contains a huge element of imagination
It was about time for me to turn in and I was standing in front of a mirror ready to brush my teeth when suddenly strong beams of light hit my face. I closed my eyes for a minute and opened them again to see nothing unusual in the room. But when I looked again at the mirror I was horrified (no its not the usual effect my reflection causes!). I couldn’t find myself in the mirror! And then my fancy pal Mr Jim appeared in the mirror.
“Jim what is this? I got transformed into you? Oh no I am in a nightmare”
“Good thought! Maybe the next beam of light that hits you will do that. But right now you will have to be happy being inside your mirror”
“What do you mean inside my mirror”
“Oh Cris you know like in that episode of Sabrina, the teenage witch. You went into the world inside your mirror”
“Sabrina is a witch! I am a normal human being!”
“Well lets not get carried away here Cris! We’ll just agree you are a being. The degree of normalcy and the type of being is a matter of public opinion”
“Jim you idiot”
“You 2-faced dwarf”
“Dont blabber. Just shut up”
“AND GET ME OUTTA HERE”
“This is your own fault Cris”
“How the hell is it my fault”
“You wished for world peace looking at the mirror and your wish was granted”
“Jim if there is some way I could bring my hands back to the real world, I’ll use them to strangle you”
“I know Cris”
“So get me outta here. Wait I got a better idea. You come here!”
“What?? I don’t want to die in a mirror world! Cris… Cris?? What are you doing closing your eyes? And chanting something…”
Another beam of light hit Jim’s face and voila he stood right next to me.
“Alright what did you wish for”
“To be able to kill you right away”
“Thats straight forward. Now, how do you expect us to get out of here?”
“Shh Jim. I hear machine guns”
“Oh no we should’ve guessed! We are in a world opposite to a peaceful world. They dumped all the anti-peace people into the mirror”
“Oh don’t be dumb Jim! Hush duck below the chairs. They are coming”
Jim and I ducked below the chairs in the dining room. I had my tooth paste and tooth brush in hands.
“Who are coming Ms Know-it-all?”
“The enemies. We can go to the real world only if we beat them”
“How do you know that?”
“That’s why I was sent here. I wished for world peace and I was sent here to fight for it. If I destroy every force that disrupts world peace, we can go back”
“Sigh! You have a really dumb imagination! So Ms Rani Cris Bhai how do you plan to do that”
“Do you see the tooth paste in my right hand?”
“Its an extraordinary, powerful, blue… err give me some hightech words Jim”
“Really Jim you should go to school! I’ll tell you what it could do. It could emit red rays when you sway it around like this and kill 100 people in one go!”
I swayed the tooth paste around, remaining in my sitting position behind the chairs.
“Wow Cris cool! Thats 100 down!”
“Thanks Jim. There, I’m swaying it again”
“Oops you missed!”
I frowned and swayed it around again.
“Cris! They’ve come back alive! The people you killed!”
“Oh I forgot! The tooth paste gives out a green light the third time you sway it and brings back alive all the people it killed”
“Sheesh thats the dumbest tooth paste I’ve heard of! Can’t even kill 100 people! Why’d you even buy it?”
“You should’nt use it for killing after 2 times”
“What do you do then”
“You use it to brush your teeth”
“Brilliant! So now what?”
“It’s 1:42 AM”
“So at exactly 1:43 AM, the enemies get an anti-tooth-brush syndrome. It lasts till 1:44 AM”
“Do I dare ask what this syndrome is?”
“Yes. When they get it, we can walk away with tooth brush in left hand. They won’t attack us. They hate the smell of tooth brush”
“So where do we walk away to? We’re trapped here remember?”
“I know. But it’s 1:43! Walk now, I’ll tell you later”
Jim and I made a quick move and dashed to my room. I switched off the light in the dining room on my way.
Back in my room, I made a loud laugh. It went “Buhaha buhaha buhaha”. Jim looked too fed up to ask questions.
“Oh don’t look like that dummy! We are back in real world”
“What? How did that happen?”
“You see Jim, it was a beam of light which started all this. So I figured out if we switched off the source of light which caused all this, everything would be back to normal”
“So what about world peace?”
“I’m afraid we blew it Jim. The world might just have to stay peaceless for a little while”
“Well, we tried”
“Yeah we did”
With that, I went to sleep. The next morning, my mother searched the whole house for tooth paste until she found me sleeping with my right hand clutching it tightly. A few minutes later I was mercilessly woken up to witness something no child would like to witness – a mother in a dangerous mood. I wonder if my bed sheet and pillows smothered in tooth paste had anything to do with it. I guess I will never know.