My best friend was lying down in her bed unable to even get up due to her unbearable back pain. She had recently met with an accident (not a serious one though!!) while driving her scooty. Since then she had this back pain which grew more intense as night crept in. maybe it was related to the amount of cold in the atmosphere. Whatever the reason my friend Parul was in severe pain and I was unable to do anything to ease her.
I asked her if I could do anything to relieve her of her pain or if there was anything she would want to do or eat. As soon as I had uttered the word “food”, her eyes widened. I must confess here that she is big foodie. True to her genes, she is a Bengali in every sense. She is as sweet as rosugulla and her weakness is food in general and sweet dishes in particular.
She looked at me with her big dark eyes and uttered softly that she wanted to eat something sweet. It was 11 pm by the clock. I wondered how on earth am I supposed to fulfil that wish of hers. She was the cook not I. I cannot just go to the kitchen and make anything delicious. But I had to do something. I assured her that I would make something for her.
I went to the kitchen and started looking for things. I had no idea what I was looking for but I kept on searching. Nothing was coming in my mind and then I saw some fruits on the dining table. My eyes glistened as an idea pooped into my mind. I hurriedly checked the cupboards and to my utter pleasure I found what I was looking for – cream. Yes!! I would make her “fruit cream”. I had once saw her making that and I had found it utterly simple.
I took some fruits like apples, apricots and oranges and started chopping them into tiny bits. The chopping was the tricky part here as I had to make sure that all the fruits are cut into very small pieces and look similar in shape. Meanwhile I had poured the cream into a container and added some “Sugar free natura” to it.
Parul was a foodie but she took great care of her health. She always used sugar free natura to make her sweet dishes so that she wouldn't get fat.With the frequency and volume of her diet, no other alternative seemed feasible. Sugar free natura made her life simple and better.
After chopping all the fruits I carefully put them in the bowl containing the cream. I mixed them all well and lastly I garnished it with oranges. I neatly put the bowl in a tray and hurried to her room where Parul was still whining in pain. She took the first bite and for a moment I thought her pain had all gone away as she hugged me tightly. She had loved the dish and was very happy to see how hard I had worked. I was very happy and proud of myself as I watched her eat the fruit cream. She offered me a few bites ( which is very rare) and I happily took them.
Either her pain killers had worked or my fruit cream had, but she looked very relieved and sleepy. I switched off her room lights as I went out of her room to keep the bowl back into the sink. As I walked past her room I could hear her snoring and I felt peace knowing that my friend is not in pain any more.
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