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ALZHEIMER

By iammfaj All Rights Reserved ©

Thriller / Mystery

Chapter 1

Sudah sebulan Amera gundah gulana. Tidur malam tak pernah lena. Mana taknya, suami tersayang hilang dari pandangan. Siapa boleh tahan?

Baru hari ini pihak polis melakukan pencarian. Di dada akhbar dan kaca TV, berita itu mula menjadi bahan bualan. Di platform sosial apatah lagi, semua bantu hebahkan. Dari Sampah Remaja hingga ke page Amran.

Sudah sebulan Amera tak henti menangis. Galau dalam hati tak pernah terhakis. Hujan di luar seakan mengerti, lebat menghempas bumi.

“Abang hilang mana, bang? Abang?”

Mulut Amera tak henti racau, hatinya tak hilang risau.

*****

“Entah la cik, hari terakhir saya jumpa suami saya sebulan lepas. Time tu dia tengah bersiap, segak-segak. Mesti nak keluar jumpa kawan. Tapi saya yakin bukan kawan dia, tapi perempuan tak guna tu!”

“Maksud puan, suami puan ada perempuan simpanan?”

Amera hanya mengangguk, tak pasti. Inspektor Laila menghela nafas dalam.

“Sepanjang sebulan encik Hafiz tak balik, puan tak pernah call dia?”

“Ada. Tapi semua tak dijawab. Dia dah bencikan saya”

“Boleh puan ceritakan bagaimana puan boleh bergaduh dengan suami puan malam tu?”

*****

Hafiz menyisir rapi rambut hitamnya ke belakang. Haruman Dashing disembur ke seluruh badan. Mata dipejam, menghirup harum wangian lelaki itu, kembali dibuka. Langsung berdiri gagah di hadapan cermin. Memeriksa sebarang cela pada penampilannya. Dia harus kelihatan segak bergaya kerana malam itu merupakan malam istimewa buatnya dan seseorang.

“Abang jangan nak menggatal eh nak keluar malam ni!”

“Awak ni dah kenapa pulak? Saya tak cakap pun nak keluar!”

Hafiz kehairanan dengan sikap isterinya malam itu. Berang benar riak wajah wanita itu.

“Abang jangan nak tipu. Ingat saya tak tau pasal Jannah?”

Terkejut beruk Hafiz dibuatnya. Kantoi. “Eh, awak kenal Jannah dari mana?”

Terimbas saat dia dikejutkan dengan kehadiran satu pesanan ringkas dari telefon bimbit suaminya tadi. Lelaki itu sedang mandi. Satu teks ”Sayang, you kat mana?" dari pengirim bernama Jannah.

Makin geram dibuatnya.

“Kau babi! Arghhh!”

*****

“Sampai hari ni, kesan sakit tu masih terasa, cik”

“Lepas suami puan tampar puan, dia terus keluar dan sejak itu belum pulang?”

Amera mengangguk lagi. Tidak pasti.

Sekali lagi pegawai polis itu menghela nafas panjang. Ada suatu yang rumit perlu dia selesaikan. “Argh, baru ingat nak ambil cuti. Nak pergi honeymoon!” Jerit hati.

“Baiklah, puan berehat dulu. Jika ada sebarang maklumat terbaru, sila maklumkan kepada pihak polis. Kami akan datang lagi untuk siasatan lanjut”

*****

Amera memerhati longgokan surat di atas meja, tak terusik. Lupa untuk disemak. Salah satu daripadanya, laporan pemeriksaan penyakit yang sedang dia hidapi. Alzheimer. Dia pelupa.

Dia lupa apa yang telah berlaku antara dia dan Hafiz sebulan lalu.

*****

Keluar jendela, dia melontar pandang. Pohon kedondong berdiri rendang. Matanya merenung tajam kesan palitan merah kusam pada perdu pokok tersebut. Kelihatan seperti sesuatu, tetapi dia lupa apakah itu. Bonggol kecil di hadapan pokok itu sudah dipenuhi rumput hijau. Dia lupa sejak bila ia wujud.

*****

Sudah sebulan Hafiz hilang. Hilang dari pandangan awam. Hilang dari kehidupan dan alam.

*****

Sebulan yang lalu.

“Kau babi! Arghhh!”

“Arghhhhh” Hafiz menjerit kuat. Tangan kanan menggenggam erat bilah besi tajam. Besi tajam yang dibenam kedalam perut. Cecair merah pekat membasahi kemeja putih. Tercipta abstrak merah pada kanvas putih. Simbolik sebuah cinta sedih.

Amera tak mudah melatah. Perlahan-lahan wanita itu menarik keluar pisau tadi. Dadanya berombak laju.

Dalam perit tak terperi, Hafiz berasa lega. Sekurangnya isterinya yang gila itu cuba membantu. Sebelum...

“Arghhh!” Sekali lagi lelaki itu menjerit. Nyawanya bagai telur di hujung tanduk. Bilah besi yang masih kemas dalam genggaman Amera, rakus dirodok semula ke dalam. Lelaki itu tumbang.

*****

Dia Amera. Dia pelupa.

Dia lupa bahawa malam itu adalah malam ulangtahun perkahwinan mereka yang kedua. Dan si suami yang malang itu, sedang bersiap untuk membuat kejutan buat isterinya. Candle light dinner di hadapan pokok kedondong, buah kegemaran Amera.

Jannah adalah kawan baik Hafiz yang telah lama terpisah, baru bertemu kembali dalam grup What’s App; Kelas 5 Alfa 2001.

*****

Satu mesej bertanda ‘unread’.

Sorry, Hafiz! Aku tersilap hantar mesej tadi. Aku nak send kat suami aku! LOL

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