The Art of Beating Around the Bush
He chased her for intentions known by both of them. She ran and managed to find a small cabin in the village itself. She quickly got into it and before she could do anything else, he got there just in time and locked the door from inside.
The cabin belonged to a lady and came with an attached bathroom. The way he had chased her seemed like he would just eat her up. But surprisingly that didn't happen. The girl sat crumpled all night in a corner of that cabin and he sat at the other just looking at her.
With the first sunray, the cabin’s owner woke up and as a ritual opened the cabin door only to find these two stacked at two corners each. She immediately locked the cabin from outside and called the police.
The police arrived there with all the necessary pieces of equipment to capture the culprit. They had surrounded the cabin from all sides, ensuring the boy doesn't flee. But the boy was ferocious and smart. He made his way out when no one expected and vanished into the jungle area. When the officials checked on the girl, she was still seated in the corner, shivering but somewhat relieved.
One of the officials went in and took her in his lap and brought her out. Everyone cried out of happiness that she was safe even after spending an entire night with that monster. They then fed her with dog treats and water and she could never have been happier than she was at that moment.
The male Leopard could have eaten her, but somehow he didn't and that gave the female dog a new lease on life. Life is beautiful when there are happy endings such as this one.
Bhavna Narula, 2021.
A real-life incident inspires the above write-up; the link has been shared below.