Black Beauty

From her position at the glass window, she could see the friendly cafe owner across the street stop and stare at her. Again. She had that effect on people, every time they looked at her.

After some, the door chimes tinkled. A pretty girl, dressed in corporate business attire entered. Pointing to the glass window, she asked, “How much?”

“Only Rs. 12,650/-, Madam,” replied the shopkeeper eagerly.

The lady nodded and proceeded to pay at the cashier’s counter. The shop attendant ran to the window, released her from bondage, neatly folded and placed her in a golden box.

Money exchanged hands. The cashier stamped Paid across the receipt and handed over the box, with the beautiful black sari, to the young girl.