It was coming down heavily. The bus had departed. Darkness enveloped Rajendran and Thenmozhi as both of them began looking around for a place to seek shelter. When a bolt of lightning lit up the sky, they glimpsed a small hut and a haystack nearby.
Rajendran ran quickly towards the hut. Thenmozhi, not sure what else to do, followed him.
The door of the hut was unlocked. Inside was a small earthen lamp. In the corner was a cot, and on the cot was an old lady.