Nikhil sighed. His son, Akash had forgotten how to smile after his mother passed away.
Gone was the cheerful Akash. In his place was a sad, quiet, pale-faced boy. Nothing made him smile, or talk.
Lost in thoughts, Nikhil tripped and heard a squeal. ‘Dad! You almost hurt him,’ cried Akash, scooping up the little pup that ran into their way.
Nihkil stared, transfixed. For the first time in 2 months, he saw his son’s eye’s sparkle, and a smile lighting up his face as the little pup lay cuddled in his arms.
Seeing Akash smile was like finding lost treasure.
This was written for the prompt – Lost Treasure for 100 words on Saturday on Write Tribe.