II was sitting in the Elliot beach watching the waves rise and fall. I found this young lady frantically searching for something. When I went near her, she said she had lost her car key and could not find it anywhere. She startedcrying. I said “Do not worry. It must be here. Let me search but tell me where you were sitting”.
When she showed the place I dug it out from the sand. She was overjoyed and thanked me profusely. We walked together to her car. She said “I am Sunita and come here frequently. But for you I would have been in trouble today. Can I drop you?”I declined.
The next day I was at the beach at the same place. As expected she came and sat by my side. She was an extremely charming lady but walked with a slight limp. We met frequently and became very close cuddling and hugging till I found that I cannot be without her. I plied her with lots of gifts. When I proposed to her, she said she will have to wait till her elder sister got married. But our love was kept a secret from her parents. We had made a great plan to celebrate her birthday at a beach resort. She had once casually asked for some big money as a short loan and I had decided to give her the money on that day. I also wished to surprise her with platinum ear rings and pendant.
Meanwhile I had gone to my cousin’s marriage one day. There was a good crowd of my friends and relatives. We all decided to have a binge. Beer was flowing like water and we were all regaled to funny and rib tickling incidents of how they were duped and turned into fools. I was laughing till I heard one friend relate how he fell into a trap by a wily woman. He was recounting how he was conned to part with heavy amounts by the young woman pretending to be in deep love with him and how she moved intimately with him to con him.
Something made me ask him how he met her initially.
“It was like this. I was in Marina beach sitting in a secluded spot. It was then I found her searching anxiously for her keys. I helped her retrieve them. We became friends since then” he said
“Can you describe her?” I asked
“Why do you ask? This lady was very fetching, tall and about 27”
My curiosity roused, I asked him “Any distinguishing features?”
“Nothing except the poor thing had to walk with a slight limp”