Long time ago, Eddy and me were returning from a hectic, long 300kms of driving kind of day. It was almost 1 AM, and we were passing through this really really dangerous suburb called Cabramatta, drug dealers, gang wars and stuff going around at that place all the time.
It was cold, and we were in our trusty Toyota Hiace, which takes a lot of battering from Eddy and his road rage, if Eddy can't kill it, nothing can! I could hardly keep my eyes open, and still had a long way to go coz Eddy lives in Campbelltown. We stopped for some energy drinks (v-drink), we both are kind of addicted to it!!
Eddy was waiting for me in the van as I came out of the 7/11 (Yes that was run by an Indian, as you might have assumed! TAXI+ 7/11 = Indian). Eddy honked the horn when the store guy was fumbling with change! I gave Eddy a finger (Hold your horses, the cash register is working as fast as it can!!).
I jumped into the passenger seat, and Eddy looked at me with a serious face.
Eddy: " bro there is something wrong tonight, I don't feel right, let's get out of here"
Me: " don't tell me you are thinking of skid-mark Eddysophy again!!"
Eddy: " no, seriously, I have this gut feeling something is wrong!"
Me: " ok, bro, then let's start with a skid-mark on the road and scoot from here! I am not a fan of this place at this time either!"
We came across an intersection and there was this red-light camera there! so we had to stop as the traffic signal was red. There were no vehicles around, the streets were empty. It was dark, cold and coz Eddy's gut sensors where crying out, I too felt the chill in my spine. We were in no mood to stop at the traffic signal.
I was sure that if we get to meet goons at this time high on cocaine, we'd be dead. I've heard that when a person is high on cocaine, you don't want to be around! specially with a sawed off shot gun with a hair-trigger! But Eddy was a big man and a former kick-boxer. I wasn't that worried. He taught me many things and may be if I don't panic we might get through alive.
I shouldn't have thought about all this, coz while I was thinking of various scenarios of what we would do to not get killed! I saw a man running towards our car.
I could tell he was high on something, coz he was running erratically, he was trying to cross the street. I frantically pushed the lock down. At the same time we saw a gang of 10 people with guns and machetes running towards us. The guns are not intimidating, coz you know that you'd get killed instantly , but the machetes are very scary. You can imagine , you won't die quickly with one of those slashing through you, unlike movies, coz you'd be struggling too.
I could tell that they were not ordinary teenagers with weapons, I've read lot of novels and done a lot of wiki to know that! as they came closer I saw a man with a knife in the group, he was holding it in downward position, the pointy thing towards the ground, gripping it like a tennis racket, a perfect grip. That is a sign that they are trained people. When you find some one holding the knife or any kind of pointy thing in that way, you better run! only experts hold it that way.
We froze, unlike the scenarios i ran in my head, blood ran out of our faces!. I looked at Eddy and he gestured to be quite. The man being pursued collided with our van from my side. I saw the horror in his face, and something else too. There was a syringe stuck in his neck!
As we were smoking, I had left an inch of my window open. I could smell petrol. Some one had stabbed this guy with a syringe full of petrol.
The guy let a shriek out and started crossing the street. He was too slow but there was hope . There was a hospital and gas station right across the street. I also heard police siren closing fast! listening to the cops the gang after him stopped.
The man stumbled and started crawling towards the gas station. I was confused...why in the God's name is this man going towards the petrol station instead of the hospital. But he just stopped, he could not go any further. He just had to go little bit more but he didn't.
All this happened within 60 seconds. Eddy gunned the car, and we ran out of there!!
Can anyone guess why the man stopped?
Coz he ran out of petrol!
Gotcha!, it's not even April yet! but that's me!
Thank you Eddie, coz you made this up!