The Apprentice

I stopped suddenly, turned towards him, and asked

Did you manage to complete all the tests with which you were tasked

He nodded his head, and replied with a deep sigh

With you on my heels, I cannot be lax even if I try


I chuckled at his grumpiness, and told him, swatting his head lightly

Now chin up, chest out, shoulders straight, you better look sprightly

It is your first day at work, and first impressions are critical

For our powers are legendary, to the point of being mystical


He grumbled some more, but followed my instructions to a T

And thus, we finally arrived at our destination, a high-rise in the heart of the city

We went straight to our floor, and I took him to his workstation

And said- Do your job well, and in the evening, we shall have a grand celebration


I left him there, then, and moved to my own spot, a few meters away

But kept a close watch to ensure that he did not shirk from his responsibilities on his very first day

A posting in a prime location like this was not easy to come by after all

And someone as successful as me knows that pride does come before the fall


I looked on, and just like that, it was time for his first real test

Time for his training to take over, and for him to do what he does best

For the man on the other side of the window had seen him, and now rushed towards him with a loud SHOOOOO

And my young son made me proud, as he calmly deposited a large load of poo on his AC, and away he flew!





About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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