It was a big house. From where he sat, it seemed even bigger. To his left was the entrance. A long passage led to the living room on his right. In front were the dining area and the bedrooms.
Biju was here just a week ago, for Su aunt's wedding. It was a busy day, running around and playing with friends. Now he felt bored, with no one to talk, nothing to do, and having to spend the whole night alone.
He was having food with dad and mom, when the phone call came. Someone in the family had died. They would have to rush. 'Biju', his dad said, 'you are not coming. We will drop you at Su aunt's place'. Dad sounded so stern that Biju thought it best not to protest. Soon, he was at Su aunt's place.
A hug from Su aunt, a kiss on the cheek from Lux aunt, and a cold stare from granny greeted Biju. Lux aunt had her hands around him. 'Biju, what did you have for dinner? Would you like something to munch?'
Before he could react, Granny said, 'Biju will sleep here on the sofa. Get him a pillow and sheet'. 'Oh! No mama' Lux aunt pleaded. 'Let him sleep with me'. 'No. Lux', Granny said. 'You have lots to study. Moreover, he is a big boy now. He isn't frightened to sleep alone'.
Biju sat, swinging his legs, wondering what to do. He was not sleepy. Climbing on the sofa, he opened the window. A whiff of cold breeze rushed in. 'Wow. It's raining'. The tree in front of the house blocked his view. He could only see a patch of the road ahead. The dripping street lamps barely lit up the ground. Biju stretched, almost half out of the window to gather raindrops.
Then he saw... a shadow beneath the tree. A streak of lightning lit up the dark sky. Suddenly, the form emerged from under the tree and started running towards the house. Biju first saw the hands, pulling the shirt up to cover the head, and then the face. It was scary.
Trembling, he slid down the sofa and rushed to the bedroom, frantically knocking the door. 'Lux,' Su aunt called out, 'Take this kid away. He won't sleep; won't let others also sleep'.
The other bedroom door opened. Biju ran crying into the hands of Lux aunt. 'What happened, Biju? Got scared or what? Don't cry. Lux aunt is with you, no?'
Biju felt safe. He climbed on to the bed, and stretched out to Lux aunt. 'Ok. Give me a minute. I'll change and come'. Biju liked her a lot. She was pretty, always smiling, and nice to him.
'Biju, I am switching off the light'. Biju turned to look at her. She was wearing a nightie. As she lay down, she kissed him, 'Now, be a good boy and go to sleep'. Biju inched closer. He could feel the warmth of her body. She hugged him tight, pressing his face into her bosom. For a moment, Biju felt breathless. He pulled back. The nightie had fallen wide open. In the dim light he saw her breasts. Hesitatingly he touched them. They were big, and soft. Biju felt a strange sensation. His eyes slowly slid down, to take in a world he has never seen. Looking at her, he sang: 'Shame shame puppy shame, all the monkeys know your name...'