What's the bravest thing you have ever done?
I was going back to my college after the semester
break. As the train was late, I was waiting on the platform. I saw a foreigner who was on the same platform. She looked something like this-
Since, I am a huge fan of anime, I have always liked Japanese people. I instantly felt the urge to talk to her. Being the introvert that I consider myself to be, I gathered all the courage and asked her where she was going. She responded well and we talked about Jaipur, anime etc.
We talked for about fifteen minutes. I went to buy a water bottle at a nearby shop. When I came back, she was talking to a man who was about 6'3 feet. He had big moustache and messy hair. He looked like Veerappan - this guy –
I went there and started listening in on their conversation. I quickly realised that he was drunk as I could smell alcohol. He told her in imperfect English that train was cancelled and she should come with him. Anyone could tell that his intentions were not right. To my surprise, that girl was smiling and started walking away with him. Maybe she didn't understand what the man was saying. She waved her hand to me as good-bye. I realised what was happening, I left my bags there and started almost running towards them. I stopped the man, and asked him who he was and where he was taking her. That man in a angry tone replied "Tu kaun hai, tereko kya matlab, zyada hero ban raha hai ?"("Who are you, are you trying to be a hero?")
He moved towards me and took out a part of a big knife hidden by his clothes. I was shocked and was completely not expecting that. I don't know how but sensing danger at that moment, an idea occurred to me and I stared talking loudly, almost shouting, in order to make people gather around us. He was drunk and ignored the few people that were watching. He moved towards me.
I only saw moments like this in movies. I repeated in my head not to get scared. There was so much energy in me at that moment, I almost threw my laptop bag, thinking that he was going to attack me. I wasn't scared but I was shaking.
To my relief, people noticed his knife and started gathering. Noticing the people that villain backed away. He was shouting that he will bring other guys there and started running away. At lighting speed, I lifted her bags and mine (five bags in total along with my laptop bag) and started walking in opposite direction along with her. I explained everything to that girl and asked her to come with me. I found a policeman there and narrated the incident to him. That policeman assured us that he will take care of the matter.
All of this happened so fast that I didn't even ask her name. I texted about this to my friend who didn't believe me. Still, I always feel proud every time think about this incident.