I’m excited! Really excited! Though the results aren’t out yet but somewhere in there I have this feeling that I’ll be elected. But with the badge comes responsibility. Will I be able to manage things?
My string of thoughts was broken by Mani man’s voice.
MM: So her I’m going to announce the much awaited results which will be followed by the investiture ceremony.
Firstly, I would like to tell you who’s gonna be your head girl. Well, it’s SONAKSHI BOSE of class XII B. Give her a huge round of applause everyone!
I went up to the stage. Stood beside principal sir and Mani mam went on with her announcements. But one thought kept creeping in my mind. “WHO WILL BE THE HEAD BOY?”…..Ya I know I told Ele that I don’t care…but still….I’ve to share this responsibility with him for the next whole year. Uday is complicated but I think we’ll be able to manage…….but this Dev!….. I know nothing about him….not even his full name…..what was it??…….some Dixit!…..something like Devdas or Devanand…..urghh!!!….no no he can’t be the school captain…otherwise I’m dead!
MM: And now its time to announce the Boy School Captain’s name….and its………
Sona: (to herself) Uday.. Uday…plz say its Uday!
MM: Its none other than……..Devrath Dixit of class XII A.
Sona: Damn!! Devrath Dixit?? I don’t even know him. God!!… How will we even work together? He seems to be so lost in his own world….so arrogant…. Total obhodro. He’ll simply snub me if I speak. You better be quite before him sona.
I came and stood next to her. O.K. so Miss. Sonakshi Bose and I…. Freak!!! She’s every teacher’s pet.. So talented! Must be carrying ego on her nose. I know the girls of her type. They just know to snub people off and rule! I must avoid speaking to her.
MM: I request principal sir to kindly handover the badges to the School Captains and Vice Captains and bless them with his valuable words.
Its feels great! The School Captain badge pinned against my chest… Mom will be really proud………. But Dev…where are your manners? Come on congratulate her…. Why should I? I mean we don’t even know each other! Won’t it be absurd? Absurd?? Are you mad? What’s absurd in congratulating your partner?…… Wait!!…. Partner??…. Dude! Does she even consider you one?… Uh! Forget it! Just stand here quite.
Should I congratulate him? Why should I? Shouldn’t he do it first? He must be thinking.. “Yeh kisko head girl bana diya?”….. Why will he even speak to you sona? So what if he doesn’t? Its your duty to congratulate him. But he is soooo tall. I’ll have to lift my head up, look into his eyes and then say it. Na na…no need. Keep looking straight. Whole of the school is staring at you.
The ceremony got over and we were back to the class.
Ele: Did you talk to him?
Sona: To whom?
Sona: Ya! That’s my name. I know!
Sona: Ya! He’s handsome. I know!
Sona: What what?? Why are you speaking nonsense Ele?
Ele: Excuse me! Its you who’s blabbering stuff!
Sona: Who? Me? No ways!…I was just….
Ele: Answer my question Sona. Did you talk to Dev? Did he say something? Are you guys friends now? Do you guys like each other?
Sona: Ele relax! Breath! We did not talk at all. He’s so weird and TALL….pata nahi MAA ne kya kha ke paida kiya hai? Didn’t even congratulate me. Mannerless!
Ele: Did you congratulate him?
Sona: Why would I?
Sona: Oh hello! All my manners are intact OK… Its just that I don’t feel like talking to him. I feel he would disdain me. He just seems to have that haughty kind of an attitude. And I don’t wanna get snubbed by a guy like him.
Ele: Uff Sona! You think too much yaar! He doesn’t seem that bad.
Sona: Why the hell has he become the topic of our discussion today? Better focus on your lessons or sharma sir will sue you.
Ele: Yeh boli padhaku Sona!!
Days passed by but Dev and Sona hardly deigned to look at each other, forget talking. Even in the corridors they would just pass by ignoring each other.
It’s been a month now. Its time to decorate the house display boards. Deadline is just two days away.
MM: Sonakshi why aren’t the display boards ready yet? Go and inform all the house captains that they have to get it done by this Friday.
Sona: OK ma’am.
MM: You can ask for Dev’s help.
Sona: No mam I’ll take Elena along.
Ele:(in that creepy teasing tone) Sonakshi…you and Dev are in the same house right?
MM: Oh is it? Then the two school captains must put up something great on their display board. Yours must be the best.
Sona: We’ll try our best mam.
MM: Off you go then!
Ele: WE will try OUR best mam…..hmm….not bad haan sona….
Sona: Elena ki bacchi tu ruk!!
PRECAP: Last day of display board decoration- Devakshi and teamwork- will these two words come together?
P.S. Hey guys! If you felt that the episode was short then I’m extremely sorry….running a lil busy….. That’s why I’m trying to post short episodes but on alternate days so that you don’t miss the link. Hope you liked it. Do comment and lemme know. Love ya!