Hide And Seek – Part 13/13

A long, long time ago
Darkness and Light dwelled in Heaven
Closest friends you might ever see
Inseparable, the two of them were
Running around, jumping, playing
Spreading happiness everywhere
Always together

They were also God’s favourite children
He loved them so much
That He let the world be their playground
But He also gave them some duties
He asked them
To keep the playground clean and safe
To keep it intact
To not let any harm come to it
All they had to do was keep the balance
Of Light and Darkness
In every corner of the world

One ill-fated day
While leisuring with Darkness
Light forgot all about her duties
A portion of the universe
Was left unattended
It began to rot
And soon it withered
Withered beyond recovery

When Light realised her folly
Fear gripped her heart
Afraid that God might punish her
For neglecting her duty
For letting harm come to the universe
Darkness was worried for his friend too

Light trembled, “What do I do? What have I done? How can I be so careless? What will happen of me? How would I defend myself?”

Darkness said, “I think you should admit to the truth. Go ahead, and own up. It is scary and difficult but it will be the right thing to do.”

“Oh no, I can’t. I just can’t,” cried Light. “What if He stops loving me for what I did? What if He doesn’t let us play together anymore?”

“Whatever He may decide, it will be right,” answered Darkness. “But we must also do what is right. You must speak to Him before it is too late.”

Light decided not to disclose the truth supposing that God may never find out about it

When God summoned the two for an explanation
Light did not utter a single word
She stood still
But her heart was shaking

Darkness looked at Light and realised
That she was too scared to do anything
He decided to lie for her
Lie something, anything
He knew God would catch him
But something had to be done
He was about to say something when…

“It is my fault,” Light spoke. “There is no excuse for it. I let harm come to our playground. I was negligent. You may punish me as you deem fit.” She turned and looked at Darkness with tears filling her eyes. Darkness looked back at her with a faint smile, reassuring her that she had done the right thing.

And God gave His verdict

“You have been negligent, but you have also been brave enough to own up to it. I could restore that portion of the world but I wouldn’t. That is your punishment. The good part is that it is your only punishment. I forgive you. You may play together again. The playground is still yours and open and vast. Go and play. The playground is yours and it will forever be yours. It will be whatever you make of it.”

Light and Darkness looked at each other in jubilation. Darkness ran away from the spot, “Catch me if you can.” Chasing his tail, Light said, “I will. I will.”

And they have been playing Hide and Seek ever since, but Light has never been able to catch Darkness yet. Whenever she comes close to catching him, he disappears.

9 thoughts on “Hide And Seek – Part 13/13

  1. Q: Why does Mr. Nobody have a hard time staying married?

    A: Because every time he marries Ms. Noboby she instantly becomes Mrs. Somebody!


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