The Missing Two…

… Malini saw Raju and some others playing on the small lawn across the road. Seeing her, he dropped what he was holding, signaled to the others and they walked farther away. She looked at her mother, wondering what would distract her. She was in luck, as her neighbor Rita auntie called, and they began to gossip. She took the chance, and crossed the road quickly and took it from the lawn. …