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|Prompt: Best and Worst Thing about Birthday
"Do you want the pink one?" asked the shopkeeper.
"No. I want that blue shirt. And the yellow shirt" Sunny told the seller with enthusiasm then he looked away in his mama's eyes with all the childhood innocence, "Mama can I have both of them please."
"Of course dear son, it's your 7th birthday!" Mita responded while caressing his head as a sign of love.
"Son, would you like to have any toy or game this year?"
"No" he lowered his head and replied cheerlessly.
"Okay. Then tell me what present do you want this year."
"I want..." and he stopped himself from uttering those words as he knew that it cannot happen.
Mita organized a huge party in the evening. The room was decorated with multicolor balloons and had lights galore. A double-decker 2kg chocolate cake was ordered from the best bakery in the city. She had invited Sunny's three best friends also.
"Mom" Sunny came gasping and hands on his knees, "can you look for the party horns please."
"There you go Sunny" she handled him the horns and looked at him with leisure. "You look handsome Son".
"Thank you mama." he smiled and ran back to his friends.
Then, Mita went to a secluded place and dialed a number.
"When will you come? The party has already begun."
"Yes yes. I am on my way. I will reach in nearly 5 minutes..." suddenly the lights went off and the call got disconnected.
"Aunty! Aunty! See Sunny has fainted" children were shouting and coming to inform her.
She went to check what has happened and saw Sunny lying on the ground. "He had accidentally touched the live wire and became motionless, aunty."
Mita was so confused that she started crying. She immediately burst into tears because she didn't know what to do.
Then a man entered the room wearing the military uniform with lots of medals.
"Why are you crying, Mita?"
"See what has happened. Our son has fainted due to electrical shock", she told while constantly shedding tears. "God knows why this has happened. It was all my mistake" and she started slapping her face.
"Stop mama." Sunny stood straight while laughing hard. "It was just a prank to make you afraid and see how much you love me."
Then he ran and hugged his father. "Oh father. I am so happy to have to come here. You are my best birthday present. I know you have lots of responsibilities on the border while protecting us people. I didn't expect you to come. I am so HAPPY" and he hugged his father tightly getting himself fully in his arms.
"I am sorry mama. I didn't know that you love me so much and you'll be this afraid. I will never make you cry again" Sunny apologized to his mother and held his ears with face down.
"That's like my good boy!" and he smiled at his innocent gesture.
"Let us now celebrate! Happy Birthday Sunny."