Wow author.... That was amazing. I think you did a great job by mentioning 'you' instead of using any name which made me imagine myself in the MC shoes and you know... I was like... Imagining myself conversing with Mandeep(ofc, that's you to be precise, at least according to me. And even though I don't know you, I just imagined a person in your place and got well into the play).
And the other thing is, when I was reading that fungus attack, actually I got such a dream. So in that dream, one of my fathers friend( a scientist) has warned that the whole world will hit a fungus attack which spreads faster and faster in rate and in two days the whole world will be in its control. But, no proofs for his claims and the world marked him as crazy.
However, I believed in him and we were making a spacecraft to leave earth and find some other safe place to live. And the fungus I mentioned was something similar like you mentioned. It will ocupy human brains and control humans. However, that fungus was stupid(I have to say) ... So we estimated the attack will be after three months, but our estimations are false. In two months, world got attacked.
By God's grace, my scientist uncle already made a spacecraft, well, he made a small spacecraft, which I turned it big using big light(probably I saw lots of doremon stuff that day to get big light in my dream) and then we were ready to leave planet... Well, I think I spoke alot of unnecessary stuff.
So coming to the point, that was an awesome book and already recommended few of my friends. Keep up the good work dear author. I am cheering for you. ☺☺☺