The finish-line!!! I won by just 0.6 of a second! But, it was a win. As I quote Vin Diesel, It doesnt matter whether you win by a mile or win by a meter. A win IS A WIN! I told him this & he gave me this killer-look. One-on-one. Marathon Sprint. Double or Nothing. There was this desperation in his eyes for revenge, and, I said,Ok! Youre on!
The Marathon Sprint just to let you know, is the longest sprint ever created. Its 6km long & has the toughest turns & violent traffic that youll ever find. In practice, the odds were always against me, because the last hairpin was tricky & if you brake too early, you lose the grip on the car, and the race. Scimitar brought his Mitsubishi Lancer, a car simply stunning & magnificent. The gleam from the rims & the pulsating neon
It wasnt even close to comparing it with my 240SX! Silver pearlscent paint with an Evil-eye vinyl. Deadly & Devastating, as quoted by the announcer. The race started of badly because I couldnt get my shifts in at the right time & I kept banging with those other cars. He had a lead of 2.2 seconds at the 50% mark, which, went down to just 0.9 after a well-calculated Nitrous blast. That made his arrogance turn into nervousness & he slipped on turns continuously. How I overtook Scimitar with just half a km left, is something really hard to describe. He drifted a little too much on the hairpin turn & the gap was there. I rushed in, drifted right with him in the inside lane & managed to bump him just enough for me to burst ahead & for him to lose control and, drop the car in the canyon. I won the sprint easily! He was exasperated and just threw his hands up in the air & handed over a 1000. You got lucky this time. You aint going to be so lucky everyday! , his breath rotting of nicotine. They walked out rather arrogantly, yet I knew they were feeling beaten from within. I waited for them to go & I did a Freddy Flintstone Yaaba Daaba Doo!! Just to let you know, I dont drink or smoke. Either of them makes me nauseous.
I celebrated with some coke & burgers & reached home about an hour late. As usual, mom went, At least call to let me know if you were still alive!. A hint of sarcasm. I told Stela and she replied, Awesome Avi! Im so happy for you. Keep it up. Let this be a new beginning! I reflected upon her simple words
a new beginning. Was this going to be a new beginning to another end???