Xing Tom-The adventure with Chocolate King




Part-1

Xing Tom was forcefully pulling that Swiss chocolate bar from Sara. Both Xing Tom and his sister Sara are fond of chocolates and if it is going to be Toblerone, the world’s best Swiss chocolate, what will happen next, I just leave it to the readers’ imagination.

Robert, Xing Tom’s dad had to intervene to stop the fight and make a settlement for this issue. As per his peace pact, both agreed to share the chocolate equally, however irritating it may be for both of them.

Suddenly something attracted Xing Tom, who was quietly sitting in his room. ‘Yes, it’s the aroma of cardamom tea! Mum must be preparing at the kitchen ‘he shouted with joy. Within five minutes he was served the steamy tea neatly arranged in a tray along with his favorite biscuits by the maid. Suddenly it occurred to Xing Tom that his life seemed so wonderful and so good to lead. ‘Yes, at winter the need of steamy tea is obvious to warm up oneself’ he thought.

Though he was enjoying the moments with simple pleasures, his mind was seriously thinking about the adventure of the lifetime. This very thought thrilled him as such he suddenly took his bicycle and started riding in full speed.  It is the general idea of the grownups to undermine young ones and Xing Tom earnestly wished to make this belief wrong. Xing Tom often wanted to prove he is right posed adventurous and remained undaunted to face any ordeal. With this very idea he pedaled his bicycle aiming to go faster than his thoughts.

Suddenly his cycle stopped with a screech in front of the big Iron Gate. The Gate was in a closed position and there was no one to guard.  A button besides the pillar of the gate sounded like a calling bell. He looked around and found there no one except him and he was all alone.  He could hear the feeble sound of a Church bell at a distance.  Xing Tom decided to press the bell and did so with certain amount of courage. While the gate immediately opened with a big sound, a piece of that calling bell went towards the ground. Xing Tom swiftly made a catch before it touched the ground and found that the falling piece was a delicious chocolate.   In amazement he started chewing and found that it was very tasty.

Inside the gate the view was so spectacular, as there was a vast area of lawn made the place greener and far away, at a distance, there was the sight of old castle, in a triangular shape, standing tall. The garden was like any other type of garden, yet it differed only in its fragrance. There was some sort of chocolate smell that filled the nose.  There was thick green grass carpeted the place where both the sides nice plants were arranged. Those plants were bearing different shaped fruit like substance which was hanging on the plants. Xing Tom went to have a closer look at the plant and was really surprised to see there was many chocolates of different shapes were hanging on the plants. He picked one and started eating.’ Oh very tasty’ he shouted with joy. Xing Tom couldn’t believe his own eyes. For one chocolate he and Sara were fighting the previous day. ‘Now here is amazing garden of chocolate yielding plants’ he told himself at a low voice.

Chocolates everywhere, this very thought excited Xing Tom verily. This made him to run, and jump and even made him to sing a song with joy. Suddenly, there was certain fear that alerted him. ‘What, if any one comes here’ he told at a feeble voice. When he looked at those chocolate plants again, his fear vanished. ‘For the sake of these lovely chocolates, I can face any ordeals’ he shouted with confidence. Xing Tom almost tasted a variety of chocolates which he plucked from various plants that lined up at the right side of the ground. Each was in different shape, in white and brown colors, even the taste was different.  He collected the chocolates as much as he could and sighed for not bringing a bag to carry those chocolates. With all this, life suddenly turned so good for him.

Xing Tom moved further towards the old castle that was standing tall. He has to cross few peculiar trees to reach the castle. Those trees are broader and stronger, still looked odd than the regular trees. He just stopped by a big tree which was in brown color. He tapped the on his hand and found it was real hard. When he scrapped at the surface of the tree through his finger nail he got a wax like substance. When he tasted, he was amazed to note that it was real chocolate, delicious indeed.’ The whole tree is a chocolate’ he exclaimed.

Xing Tom looked around and found many such trees near the castle. He is almost near the castle and it is quiet visible now. The castle was in a triangular shape built tall with transparent glasses as windows. There was a big door which, when he pushed opened with a bang. It was a spacious hall in square shape where many ornamental chairs were placed at the corner. There were many rooms at the end of the hall in a closed position. Literally there was no one and some sort of deadly calm reigned that place. It was a sight of bewilderment and slowly fear started engulfing Xing Tom. ‘It must be a strange place with strange trees and strange castle’ he thought.

‘Is anybody there?’ Xing Tom shouted. There was no response for a while. Suddenly the doors of the rooms situated at the extreme end of the hall opened.  Many tiny people in the height of two to three feet appeared from the room and marched towards Xing Tom. All of them appeared in different shapes but same height.  Each looked like a chocolate and it’s true it looks as if the chocolates are alive. 

There were around fifty chocolate soldiers who came close and surrounded Xing Tom, the adventure boy. They all were carrying tiny gun like object. Now Xing Tom has the opportunity to see them at a closer look. He froze in surprise as all of them are chocolates look like tiny humans. One of them came forward and spoke to Xing Tom in a course voice. He started talking at length. ‘Who are you Biggy? How did you encroach in our Chocolate Castle? This land of Chocolaty is not for strangers like you! Are you a spy? If so, who sent you?’ He fired the questions like bullet shots. Suddenly a net fell on him and he was wrapped and carried by all of them to a remote place. 

A Story by Ayubkhan.U

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