As they settled in their seats, she saw it across the horizon, through the glass wall of the seaside eatery, a few kilometres away. It was coming slowly and was nothing to worry about, it looked like a normal storm, nothing to be afraid of. So she ignored it to browse through the menu before her. She raised her face to look at her dad who was a little busy with the waiter.
Mary studied her dad who had already spent seventy per cent of his age sailing on the sea as a captain with little to no time for her. That was the nature of his work, and he had to keep it that way to give them a good life, he kept saying. She had dragged him to the seaside restaurant to talk to him about her upcoming graduation, but he had said in his soft-spoken manner that he was not giving his word because his schedules were usually tight beyond his control. Tears had clouded her eyes when a woman screamed.
“Look!” said the woman. Everyone’s head turned in her direction and their eyes followed her index finger to behold what she saw. All stood in awe of the awesome yet terrifying sight. Everyone began to run outside, the chefs with their ladles and knives and the waiters with their trays, everyone wanted to have a better view of it. Everyone’s bulging eyes almost popping out of their sockets as the horror advanced and enlarged.
It was an enormously huge white windstorm just like cloud pushed around by some enormous force. It spun aimlessly in all directions as if desperately searching for something.
The more it revealed itself, the more terror gripped everyone. Like the titan, it’s power and strength were obviously terrific. Before everyone’s glare, it went in the direction of a car, a jeep wrangler parked in its unsteady path and lifted it up, carried it high in the air, extending to reach wherever it wanted and then brought it down furiously to crash. The owner ran towards it menacingly but people stopped him.
As it made for the eatery as if intentionally, everyone made for a fast escape. The eye witness reporters, who aimed at getting every detail of the incident also began to run away.
When escape became impossible for some people, they were swept off their feet into the middle of the spinning storm. Mary was one of the dozens first captured and she felt it’s virtual walls rub against her helpless body causing a vibration in her flesh as they began to ascend.
TO BE CONTINUED.