The Emperor visited my house.

GV Rama Rao By GV Rama Rao, 2nd Oct 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/18l9l.od/
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The emperor who visited my house was of a different kind. He showed no chivalry and pleasant manners. He wore clothes, but the joke was on us, my wife and I. He left her devastated.

The Emperor visited my house.

The emperor visited my house. He came uninvited, of his own volition, for reasons best known to him.

There was no post of the emperor's arrival on the city bulletin nor was there any mention of his visit in the local newspapers. We didn't see any royal carriage drawn by white stallions and thoroughbreds from the royal stables. No bugles sounded the alert before the emperor's arrival nor did any trumpets blare. No royal guards preceded his carriage nor did any battalions follow him. He came all by himself without his consort and any entourage. He wore clothes, but this time the joke was on us for the clothes made him invisible to us. He had no ministers next to him, not even his court jester.

In fact, he came like a petty thief and entered my house through the back door. Emperor he was, but he lacked the guts to tackle me--the guard at the entrance to my house. He might have been scared by the cigarette burning in my mouth or the Scotch in my throat. He might have been intimidated by the large size bottle full of the golden elixir of Scotch on the coffee table next to me.

Emperor he was, but he had no appreciable manners. He didn't deem it fit to say "Hi" or "Hello" to me "the lord of the house" but decided to sneak into the bedroom where my wife for forty six years was sleeping dreaming of the capital times she had with me.

Sneaking into the bedroom of a married woman when the lord of the house was present in the house was not judicious, but he, being an emperor, had gone the whole hog even while committing a heinous crime.

Emperor he was, but he lacked chivalry and attacked a thin, frail woman in her late sixties. I'm in my early seventies, and the emperor could have tried his prowess or whatever with me. Had he attacked me, I am sure he would have found in me a plucky fighter, and I would have given him a blow for blow. Instead, he attacked a woman well past her prime and brought disrepute to his name. When he attacked her, he did a thorough job, defiled her entire body and left her devastated. When I heard her plaintive cry, I rushed to her room only to find the culprit missing.

"What happened?" I asked my wife.

She collapsed on the bed without a word and pointed a finger towards the ceiling. Astonished to see her in such condition, I could only focus on my wife's condition. She looked entirely different from the woman who had disrupted the rhythm of my life and filled me with bliss. Gone was her ebullience, the sparkle in her eyes, the luster in her tresses, the glow in her cheeks and the radiant smile on her lips.

She used to look like a woman aglow with a thousand-watt bulb inside, but now she looked as if she were engulfed in darkness, within and without. I couldn't believe she was the same woman before whom I knelt holding a ring studded with a large diamond. The woman before me was all bones sans any flesh and looked like an apparition, a skeleton which could barely speak.

Her dulcet voice, which in her younger days used to enthrall an audience of thousands now stood mutely. She could barely smile or talk. My knees gave way, and I collapsed unable to bear the ghostly sight of my life partner. An uncontrollable rage surged up in waves, and I looked up to see the intruder, who looked like a monster and devil combined. He had no fangs and no claws but sported a wicked smile which would kill the toughest mule even with a single blow.

I rushed to the next room and brought dozens of scalpels of various sizes to attack him. When I charged at him, the invader didn't flinch and stood his ground. Instead, he jeered at me, "You can bring all the scalpels in your armory. They're not going to be of any help."

Watching his confidence I changed my weapons and brought out a humongous radiation gun capable of sending a powerful beam and reducing him to ashes. The aggressor, surprisingly, didn't shy this time also and laughed at me. "You are wasting your time," he said.

I threw the scalpel and the gun and rushed to the next room full of chemicals. I am desperately searching for the right compound, which would work and save my wife from the destruction caused by the mean and most vicious Emperor on the face of this earth.

Then I heard him sneer. "I'm the Emperor of all Maladies."

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Chemicals, Devil And Monster, Enperor Of All Maladies, Lacked Chivalry, Radiation Gun, Scalpels, Uninvited

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
I am a retired naval officer and a published author with three books to my credit. I am a winner of nanowrimo competition for 2008,9, &10. I like humor best..

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author avatar amberdextrous
2nd Oct 2011 (#)

I am devastated to read that this 'Emperor of Maladies' has struck at your beloved wife, GV.

You write about him with the same adroit humour and laser wit evident in all your posts, but I can read the sadness, frustration and sense of impotency between your lines.

Your 'Emperor' has also recently violated the sanctity of my own home -indeed, my own body- but I have chosen not to try to fight him off. I don't wish my body to become a battleground, contaminated by the chemical and radioactive weaponry You describe.

I hope You and your beloved wife are able to find ways to continue to express your mutual love, despite his vile predations.

Thank You for this deeply-moving post, My Friend.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
2nd Oct 2011 (#)

Thanks for your good wishes. She is improving with chemotherapy.

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author avatar Buzz
2nd Oct 2011 (#)

Well crafted story told apparently in metaphors, GV.

I wish your wife speedy and successful recovery.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
2nd Oct 2011 (#)

Your sense of humor is really appreciable, and it demonstrates your strength even during the hardest times of life.

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author avatar Saras
2nd Oct 2011 (#)

With so much advancement in Medicines and treatment of this malady I am sure your spouse would recover soon and resume the happy life.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
3rd Oct 2011 (#)

My dear buzz,
Many thanks for your good wishes. GVR.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
3rd Oct 2011 (#)

My dear Ratnasikhamani,
Many thanks for your appreciation. With best wishes, GVR.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
3rd Oct 2011 (#)

My dear saras,
Yes, with chemotherapy, she is making good progress.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
8th Oct 2011 (#)

I am glad to hear your wife is progressing under chemotherapy. Now I'm full of apprehension that the Empereror will show up at my house.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
9th Oct 2011 (#)

My dear Steve,
It was not my intention to scare you. Don't be so pessimistic please. If and when he visits, kick him you know where with one of the three therapies. Wishing you good health.

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author avatar Songbird B
2nd Nov 2011 (#)

Powerful and heartfelt..This brought me to tears GV..I hope that all is well now and you and your family will never be troubled by the Emperor again dear friend. Thank you for sharing something so close to your heart.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
3rd Nov 2011 (#)

My dear Songbird B,
Many thanks for your good wishes. Yes, she is recovering now after nine rounds of injections.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
3rd Nov 2011 (#)

My dear Songbird B,
Many thanks for your good wishes. Yes, she is recovering now after nine rounds of injections.

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