Elena had been waiting for Sonakshi to share the reason for her unusual behavior with her. But when she didn’t, Elena took on the charge. One evening she went to Sonakshi’s house to investigate into the matter. Sonakshi very well knew the reason why she was here. She’d avoided any discussion about the subject because she didn’t want to reveal the hideous side of his character to her. She was guilty too, for paying no heed to Elena’s advice when she had warned her against trusting anyone blindly, especially boys. She’d always trusted Dev more than anyone else, and that was something she regretted the most at this point in time.
Though she tried hard to camouflage her pain beneath her forced smile, Elena successfully made her spill the beans. With each word that Sona said, Elena’s eyes widened in disbelief. She couldn’t imagine in the wildest of her dreams that Dev would say something like that about any girl, let alone Sonakshi.
Elena: Dev can never do this Sona. I’m sure there’s a mistake.
Sona: I knew you wouldn’t believe me, but I have a proof.
Saying so she made her read all the chats Vicky had sent her and the moment Elena read Vicky’s name, she knew something was fishy.
Elena: Sona, can you get me some water?
Sona: Ya sure!
As soon as Sona left to get water, Elena forwarded all the screenshots to Dev and deleted them before she returned.
Elena: OK Sona I’ll leave now.
Sona: Fine, by the way I won’t be coming to school tomorrow. Kal baba wapas aa rahe hain.
(Baba is coming back tomorrow)
Elena: Oh that’s great. But we have foundation day, the day after….won’t you come?
Sona: Of course I will. I have to….otherwise MM will kill me.
Elena: OK then….see ya!
Sona: Ya bye!
Elena left, feeling happy that she’d been able to lighten Sona’s mood. She was sure that Dev will sort things out.
Here Dev was gobsmacked reading the chats that were supposedly between him and Vicky. He couldn’t make out how and when had all this happened. But soon all the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle, fell in place.
On Sunday, when Vicky had asked for Dev’s phone on the pretext of using it for studying, he faked a chat between him and Dev….and then deleted it so that he wouldn’t come to know. He went through Devakshi’s chats and took Sona’s number too….and manipulated her with the fake chats.
Dev was enraged to heights. He couldn’t believe Vicky could stoop as low as this, after all the help he had taken from him. What agitated him even more was the fact, that Sonakshi had been in pain because of him. It created a havoc within him to think of her state when she would have read those fake chats. The guilt of trusting Vicky so blindly, even after knowing that his intentions weren’t right, was discomfiting him even more. He wanted to talk to her but couldn’t as she had blocked his calls and messages. The only thing he could do was to wait till the morrow.
The following day was going to be registered in the history of Greenfields High School, as the headboy was dripping with anger from head to toe. The moment he entered his classroom and spotted Vicky mocking around, the volcano was all set to erupt. Throwing his bag on of the benches he at once made his way to him. Others in the class were quite unaware of the upcoming disaster, obviously there had been no forecast of Dev D’s rage. All they could do was to gasp, when they saw Dev punching him hard in his face, and slapping him yet again, even before his tiny brain could register the effect of the punch. His protein-shake-powered body failed to withstand the strength of Dev’s desi-ghee-ka-halwa-powered punch.
Jatin and others rushed to stop Dev and calm him down, saving Vicky’s skeletal system. While Vicky was left in no state to think or react to what had happened, Dev shouted his lungs out.
Dev: How dare you do this Vicky? Himmat kaise hui teri? Saale bachpan se le kar aaj tak, har project, har assignment mein teri help ki, yeh jaante huye ki tu yeh help deserve hi nahi karta, phir bhi ek accha dost samajh kar teri help karta raha. Par aaj tune apni aukat dikha di. You are just a blo*dy a*sh*le. I couldn’t even imagine ki tu iss had tak gir sakta hai. I was a fool to even expect a bit of sanity from you…huh…..you don’t deserve a shit in this world….bare of my expectations.
Jatin: Dev relax yaar! What’s happened?
Dev: Ask him…..for god’s sakes….because of his damned fetish I would have lost my best friend.
Jatin: Is it related to Sona? What did he do to her? Is she alright?
“Is she alright?” Obviously she wasn’t. And in his anger Dev had completely forgotten about that. He at once left for her class, where Elena informed him that she had not come to school today.
A disappointed Dev, eagerly waited for the next day. ‘The Foundation Day for Greenfields High School’. There was a function in the school which was to be followed by the prize distribution ceremony and the captains had to be present at the backstage to monitor the arrangements.
Sonakshi avoided Dev’s gaze to the maximum possibility while Dev tried his best to initiate a conversation.
Dev: The weather is quite hot for December hai na?
Sonakshi did not reply, she didn’t even bless him with a look. She had no idea about what had happened yesterday as Dev had asked Jatin and Elena not to tell her anything. He tried again.
Dev: Sonakshi are you still angry?
She did not budge. And that was the end of his patience.
Dev: For how long are you gonna avoid me Sonakshi? For how long are you gonna punish me for a mistake I haven’t even made?
At this Sona retorted.
Sona: Punish?? Who am I to punish you? Just a mediocre, who has been a time pass for you??
Dev: Stop it Sonakshi! You cannot do this to me. You know I need you.
Sona: You need me? And why is it so? There are many friends you have right? Take Riddhima for instance, isn’t she your friend?
Dev: There is a difference between a FRIEND and a BEST FRIEND.
Sona: Wow! I’m your best friend?? What a discovery! And everyone here is being made to believe that I’m your girlfriend. Coz YOU have created a mockery out of this so called friendship of ours. And you still say I’m your best friend? You deserve an applause Dev.
Dev: I can’t believe, you could fall for that Jackass’s trap that easily. I thought you trusted me. I thought you trusted our friendship, but I guess I was wrong. But I can’t blame you, Vicky’s really manipulated your innocent self beyond repair. All I ask for, is just a thought about this subject. Do you really think I can say all that about you? Do you think I’m as cheap as that? Do you think I wasn’t a part of the strong friendship we had? Do you think I can ever even dream of hurting you? Ask yourself Sonakshi. You know the answer.
Sonakshi couldn’t speak a word more. His eyes were as honest as the day is long. She wanted to believe him. She craved for this friendship even more than him. But something inside her stopped her.
That day after the function was over, Elena told her everything. It was only after she told her the entire story of the fake chat, that she cursed herself for not trusting her best friend. She wanted to meet him, apologize to him, but after the school he left early for home, may be disappointed with himself.
The first thing she did after having her lunch with her mom and dad, was to call him through a video chat.
The moment he saw her number, he knew she had forgiven him. His happiness knew no bounds. He received the call and saw her sitting with her face hidden behind a placard that had a ‘SORRY’ written on it.
With a bright smile pasted on his face he initiated a convo.
Dev: That’s how you make a person die with guilt.
Sona: What? I just said sorry.
Dev: Sorry for what?
Sona: For not trusting you and believing that moron instead. Stupid me.
Dev: You at least have a reason for believing him. He had manipulated you. What about me?? What reason did I have to believe that he wouldn’t misuse my phone? I’m such a fool.
Sona: Well….that’s true! You are a fool.
Dev: See……you know that right? So I must be sorry. And I am. I am extremely sorry for what I’ve done.
Sona: So our sorries have cancelled each other. And everything is sorted.
Dev: Thank god! Oops….thank Elena! We’re friends again?
Sona: Who said we’re friends again?
Dev: Matlab??? We aren’t?
Sona: We’re best friends again!
Dev: Haash! You sometimes scare me to death!
And they continued talking about one thing to another. Their never ending chats, his hopeless lover side, her love guru avtaar, were all brought back to life. Everything seemed as good as it could be. BUT!!
Bijoy was extremely angry seeing Sona’s grades in the first preboards. He was not at all happy with her performance. She had always been a good students for all these years, and a downfall of marks in class 12 was something he could not accept.
In her absence he scanned her phone and was extremely agitated to find her long chatting sessions with a boy. DEV DIXIT.
“So he has been behind all this.”
He thought and called for Sonakshi.
Bijoy: Yeh Dev Dixit kaun hai?
Sona: He’s my classmate baba. My friend.
Bijoy: Friend or boyfriend.
Sona: Nothing more than a friend.
Bijoy: Woh toh tumhaare chats hi bata rahe hai. You’ve been chatting to him for late nights……sending him your voice records. And these messages about love and relationships……what is all this? You think I’m a fool.
Sona: Nahi baba…..aap galat samajh rahe hai…..aisa kuch nahi hai….woh toh bas….
Bijoy: I don’t want an explanation Sona. I don’t care about what you’ve been doing for all these days. All I know is this boy will spoil your career. So if you have any shame left, and any respect left for your father then stop talking to him. He’s gonna do no good to you.
Sona: But baba…..he’s not my boyfriend…… and he’s got nothing to do with my grades.
Bijoy: The only reason why you’ve failed to perform well is because your focus has diverted. You know it very well…don’t you?
Sona: I do baba….but…..
Bijoy: That’s the end of the discussion then. I can’t tolerate anything at the cost of your career. Whatever I do is for your own good.
Saying so he confiscated her phone and switched it off. He informed her that she would get back only when her marks will be as good as before. Sona couldn’t protest against this. She knew he did it for her and she respected his decision. Her only focus was studies now, and she had decided to prove herself this time.
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