Three months after Agnimaya's departure from the orphanage, Arjuna has not shown any signs of zest for life. The twelve-year-old was even more introverted. It's just that he grew colder and untouchable. The children in the orphanage also felt a little horrified when they accidentally met Arjuna.
Seeing one of her foster children in front of the terrace of Arsalan's room, who was alone, even looking upset, the firm mother of the orphanage came to the child.
"Mrs Sri," said Arjuna when the woman sat on his right.
"Pondering and lamenting, is not a solution. It just adds to the slump."
Arjuna understood what Mrs. Sri meant. Even though she looks cruel and far from gentle, this woman is a person who really cares about others.
"Your sister called earlier."
Hearing those three words, Arjuna's eyes widened, there was a gleam of enthusiasm in his sense of sight.
"He asked you. Send gifts via packages. Maybe in the afternoon."
"Older brother?!" Arjuna shouted excitedly.
Sri's mother smiled, nodding. Then he stood up and rubbed Arjuna's head.
"You wait, yes. I want to go in first."
Then the woman of half a century passed from there.
Now, his face brightened, there was a warm smile. He vowed that if he had received a gift from his brother—he was sure there would be a letter for him as well—then he would do sunnah fasting and try even harder to become someone who was respected or feared at all.
Until the afternoon, the package promised by the head mother did not arrive. It may be too late, or the night will be his. However, after three days of waiting, he still didn't receive it. Is it her sister who disobeyed or Ibu Sri who made up the story? He started to think badly.
Therefore, he intended to ask the head of the orphanage. He traced the hallway of Arsalan's room to the main room. As he was on his way there, he heard grunts from the staff who should have entered their room. The two of them looked suspicious.
Not only the two staff, there were also three orphanage children there. All three of them were men, and they were people who had great enmity with Arjuna. I don't understand what the cause is, I just feel like I don't like the teenage boy.
"What to do? Mrs. Sri often asks us, right? Has Arjuna been given the gift that Nimay sent or not? We're done if we find out!" The staff whose name was written on his left chest Rida asked worriedly.
Agnimaya is more often called Nimay if he is in an orphanage. Nimay is the name given to her by the head of the orphanage.
"Hey, it's easy! Arjuna is a bad person in everyone's eyes. Have stolen money too. Surely Ibu Sri has more faith in us." The other staff, who dubbed Arjuna a monster the other day made things easy.
The three boys laughed at the answer from the staff named Safitri. Because they know that the real money thief is Syafitri. Also, the three children were given a share. The four of them plan to take money and slander Arjuna.
"Fortunately, Sis Nimay is not here anymore. Try if there is, it's hard for us to humiliate Arjuna."
The boy who used to mock Arjuna the most said.
Arjuna's chest heaved up and down, holding back the rising anger. These demons really need to be eradicated from the face of the earth.
"Nimay is someone I hate too. But somehow I can't get him in trouble. So now I reply to that stupid little brother. Ha ha ha ..."
Arjuna smirked. He was about to approach them, but stopped when Safitri read the contents of the letter.
"Look at this, Nimay's letter! I read it."
Then the letter was read. The contents of Nimay's letter to Arjuna are:
"To my dear sister. Sorry, can't find you for now. The training period is time consuming. But, the good news is, your brother has become a permanent employee at one of the Crescent Moon minimarkets. You know? The owner is very kind. He is also one of the biggest contributors to our orphanage. It's been a while, brother next month promised to come to the orphanage. I hope you like these books and lots of pens. There is also pocket money, enough for ten days of spree. School spirit and don't be a crybaby."
Safitri tore the letter. He is jealous of Agnimaya's success, as well as the young girl's closeness to the man Safitri is after.
He took the cell phone, like sending a message.
"You're done, Agnimaya! I'll make you cry blood."
Arjuna is hot. In his brain, he was thinking hard to avenge the Monters in the guise of a human who had stolen a gift from his brother. No wonder there are lots of books and pens in Arsalan's room. Turns out it was a gift from his sister. What's more surprising, he did not get.
"What do you want brother?" Rida asked, he seemed so curious.
"I texted the owner of the brothel. Next month, Nimay will come here, to see the idiot brother and sister here. Well... that would be the last day to see Arjuna in good condition. The rest…" Safitri winked.
Arjuna is not a stupid child. He clearly knew that his brother would be abused, cheated, abused and whatever he called his barbaric act.
"God...." Arjuna looked up at the sky. There are lots of stars up there. Remember, two years ago, Agnimaya told about the Moon and the Stars and the Sun prostrating to handsome men in the world.
Days passed, he no longer thought about the gift his brother failed to receive. He thought of something else. Bahoan when Mrs. Sri asked about the gift, she calmly replied that it had been accepted. Of course the triumvirate became confused, and at the same time felt safe. They thought that Arjuna had lost his spurs because of Agnimaya's departure, as well as bowed down to them.
Inwardly, Arjuan laughed. For the sake of a victory, we must convince the opponent, that we are weak. In order to reduce their level of vigilance.
Twelve years is still young. Can't really be perfect in identity. However, learning from his experience, he no longer wants to be just a loser for his heroes. His mother and his older brother Agnimaya.
So, when Agnimaya came to visit, he reported everything to the girl. Instead of worrying about herself, the girl asked Arjuna to take care of himself.
Because, Agnimaya knows very well. The brothel mentioned by Arjuna, is a special brothel for the people whom Allah has cursed in their holy book, namely the people (Prophet and Apostle) of Lut.
"I'm not just crying blood if something happens to you, Jun. But maybe kill—"
Arjuna laughed as he said, "Self? Suicide? Sin! Go to hell, for whatever reason."
He teased his brother too much. Also had a chance to lecture that suicide is the stupidest act of mankind. He learned this of course from Crescent's uncle who had saved him from violating the second most important law after monotheism, which is killing someone who is not right, either killing someone or killing himself.
Agnimaya hit Arjuna's head. "Stupid! It's a loss if I kill myself. It's not that the problem is solved, it's going to hell. I already know that. You see, my faith has not wavered. God willing."
"Well, then what did you kill?"
"Kill the person who did that cursed thing to you."
"You want to be my first try, huh?"
Arjuna shook his head, frightened. Seeing his sister's expression, Agnimaya laughed out loud.