It was around 8:45 pm and I was waiting for a bus at the Kaloor bus stand to take me to my office area. That’s when I noticed this young girl standing with a big bag slung across her shoulder and wearing what looked like the uniform of an Engineering college. At that time of night there were hardly any other women around in the bus stand area and she looked hopelessly lost and a bit scared. A few men leered at her and they may have passed a lewd comment or two amongst themselves. The girl looked around, hoping for a bus to come quickly so she could get away. She then saw me and I do not know what it was that made her do it but she moved closer towards me and asked me if I was going to Angamaly.
Now Angamaly is onroute to the place that I need to get down at, just 2 or 3 stops before Koratty and I told her where I was going. We started talking and I could make out that she was just scared and was hoping to find a friendly face and since no one else was available, yours truly substituted. After a few more minutes we got into a bus headed for the area and I was surprised when she asked me if I would sit with her. I said ok and we sat towards the front of the bus and paid for our tickets. We talked throughout the 45 minutes that it took for us to get to her stop, or rather she mostly talked and I listened. She was going to Angamaly to stay at her aunt’s house for the weekend as her parents live in Mangalore. She didn’t expect to leave the city so late and was a little scared as she usually never travels alone at this hour.
Kripa, that’s her name, is 21 years old and could probably pass for a lot younger and looks rather sweet & innocent. She’s probably one of those girls who have never hurt anyone or anything and has lived quite a sheltered life. She reminded me a lot of my sweet Maya, from my former office, similar in age and innocence. You know, 21 years old and going on 12! I call Maya my “dhathputri” or adopted daughter and she jokingly calls me “pappa” and I’ve kept in touch with her in the last 4 months since I left my old job. Anyways, I said goodbye to Kripa and was glad to see that her aunt & cousin were waiting for her at the Angamaly bus stop. She bid me a cheerful farewell, no doubt grateful for the company this big guy could give her and we exchanged phone numbers as she wanted to call me once in a while.
Just what happened to me that I became a surrogate big brother to some people? When did I become, to use a Sci-fi character, Dr. Carson Beckett from Stargate Atlantis? Cause you know, Beckett was described as Atlantis’s big brother! Why did she pick me out of all the people in the bus stand? Do I have “big brother” written on my forehead? I’m not like that. I am deadly, I am scary, I am dangerous. I prey on young, innocent & pretty young women like a vampire on the hunt…….oh who am I kidding! I am so the king of big brotherland! Sigh!
At the end of the last episode we saw Simeon enter Ginn/Dr. Amanda Perry’s quarters and we find out that he killed her, unaware of Dr. Perry’s consciousness being involved at all. It is Rush who finds her dead body and radios TJ for help. Simeon purposefully strolls through the corridors, shooting out a power conduit to darken the ship. He shoots two guards at the armory, and begins raiding the armory for supplies. Lt. James visits homeworld and reports back that although Ginn, in Amanda Perry’s body, was able to deliver quite a lot of useful data, she is now dead as is Dr. Perry.
Simeon enters the gate room and holds Volker & Park at gun point and makes them seal the doors. He takes Park as hostage and has her hands tied behind her back. Simeon has Volker dial the gate to a desert like planet nearby and enters the wormhole along with Park. After the rest catch up to the gate room, Rush goes off to the planet behind Simeon, followed by Greer, Scott and some soldiers. They find Park alone with a bomb attached to her.
Rush manages to remove the sensor and throw the bomb far away to denote without causing any harm. More soldiers join the hunt for Simeon, who Col. Young wants to be captured although Varro advices against it. The team on the Destiny try to delay the countdown before the ship goes to FTL. On the planet, Scott’s team manages to catch up with Simeon. Since he’s out in the open, Greer is able to shoot him. Greer hits him in the leg. Rush urges Greer to fire again, but Greer’s next shot goes wide and while distracted, Greer gets shot by Simeon. Scott carries Greer back while Rush continues to chase the Lucian Alliance soldier. Through his binoculars, Rush spots a herd of animals, native to this planet and without Simeon noticing, he plants a block of explosives in their vicinity. Later he detonates the explosives by remote causing the herd to get scared and rush away to safety.
Simeon is caught in the stampede and as he lays down injured Rush approaches him and shoots him dead, avenging the deaths of Ginn and the woman he loved.
Aha, the perfect option! Getting away with crime is something that we all wish we could do; however my requirement is only that of ridding the world of evil & pests to mankind and I wish no personal gain. Other than the pleasure of having gotten rid of some really bad rubbish, no doubt! I do not wish to commit any heists or raid the coffers of a bank or some other monetary & financial benefits. I wish that I could kill some low life vermin who do not deserve to be called as human.
These people go about their lives making profit out of cheating people, rape, murder, incest, looting and/or generally making the life of others miserable. They seem to exist only for these purposes and hence do not go by the philosophy that I maintain – help other people if you can and if you can’t atleast do not trouble them! Oh no, these people are out to manipulate, use & abuse and make you wish that you were never born!
Why should we feel that way? If you and I go about life without initially causing any harm and if we do find out that we have done some, then we go and fix it. We apologize and we help. These people? No chance in hell.
So I would like to get away with murder; kill them and not be punished. I have a target list of such people which includes even distant relatives, people I have worked with in the same organizations, religious & political figures, criminals and rapists! That’s what I would do – exterminate them!