Hi everyone. I’m back to disturb u and ruin some precious moments of ur life. Remember the questions I asked last time? Some will b answered on this chaper but others will b unfolded at the end. Okay so this chapter is very big….like llllllloooooooonnnnnnnnggggggg so I decided to post it in two parts. Here is the 1st part-
CHAPTER 4: The Fake Mirror
“Yes Sumo it was just a revenge.” I said trying to freckle bold and less guilty but the sound that made out of me for sure reflected a complete different form of me. Her eyes grew wide as those dark caramel brown lenses stared at me…without any blink.
One min…two mins…three mins… Soon I lost the track of silence. The clock paused so did the time I believe. My breaths growing deep and asphyxiating with each second that passed by where hers, calming down into a regular rhythm by now. Those rough fingers were still subconsciously rubbing her soft cheeks which were now returning to its normal tan shade. Our eyes tangling in the air lost in each other. While she was in an unknown comfort, I was stuck with a guilt causing me to stay back in my sense. My eyes traced my fingers down when hers followed to widening realizing by roughness. She took a step back causing my hands to fall in open air as it was balancing on her collarbone earlier. I was taken back with a shock by her sudden move but then I saw her eyes wondering around in onus and terror. What was she so scared of? Why was there a distance of fear?
“I never imagined the outcome. If I had the slightest clue this would happen, I would’ve never even thought of a playback. I’m sorry Sumo, I’m sorry.” I said as my vision traced back to the clean maple wood floor.
Both of our heads turned towards the living room questioningly as Chote rushed in towards her. Fear followed me as his old words played on my head. He did inform me how she would be his responsibility as long as she lives here and she would be given no reasons to complain. My recent activity did put my bro’s head down. What a brother I am.
As he stood in front of her wondering why the atmosphere is so cold she begun, “Any way I can help?”
The smile was back to her face and those eyes which sobbed mins back were now perfectly fresh. She must have been an experienced player. Chote, well impressed by her sweet words and convincing look started talking about their half-term assignment as I bent on my knees to collect the wires, pocket saw and the broken terminal robot. When I was done, I stood back to position trying to walk away, letting all thoughts of my prank out and the anxiety of failing this final practical assignment take over me.
“F Bhaiya wasn’t this ur final assignment for this year? What happened?” Chote barked from the other end of the wall rushing towards me. If it was a regular day, I would’ve pointed him out for his words but now I didn’t have the energy to talks so I gave the most pathetic smile that could ever make out of my facial muscles and walked out uttering “Karma”
Karma? How? Wasn’t that word applicable for me? I was the one playing with him and ended up in that dreadful situation. It wasn’t his fault. He, like everyone else just tried to teach me a lesson. I did go doing all crazy stuffs with him lately. Giving him strawberry jam with bread when Pushkar warned me on my 1st day, how much he hated it. I also laundered his clothes without his permission. He had reasons to fight back.
“Sumo what should I show in my statistics data? I’m sooooo clueless. Never should’ve taken business as core.” Pushkar interrupted as I came out of my thought, but not fully.
“Was that really Shravan’s final assignment? I mean isn’t construction engineering his core? ” I asked still wondering about the event that took place few mins ago.
“He is studying construction engineering as a core but electrical is a part of technology so he has to take it too. If he fails it then he isn’t allowed to apply for jobs at the end of this semester. U knw he has been the top engineering student ever since…” He paused as a drop of water rolled down his left eye.
“Ever since?” I asked. To a stay back, for the first time I saw Pushkar going emotional.
“Ummm obv ever since he started engineering,” he giggled. I knew that wasn’t the truth but then I can leave that aside for now and focus on Shravan’s story for now. He continued, “So yah this is bhaiya’s final year and if he fails this assignment, his average will drop dramatically. Obv he won’t b anywhere in the list of top students and his job is also gone. I hope for a magic now. Sumo bhaiya has been working on it since last four months.”
“Wait. I’m staying with u guys for six months, I never saw him working on that.” I interrupted helplessly. I needed to know it all.
“How much do u know bhaiya?”
“Oh Pushkar listen I have a plan. Back into our topic, my yearly assignment is on dislocated bones and how to use cadiopathicthicy to heal it. I’ll get my samples soon and get it done. I was thinking, how about I give u my sample data. U can work on the cadiopathicthicy business and their profit on ur statistic.” I offered trying to ignore the topic
“I must admit Sumo tu ek piece hai. Look + brain. Bhabi banegi?”
I was left with a ‘o’ mouth as he spoke in hindi. Besides, I guess my hindi understanding isn’t even that bad that I misunderstood the part where he offered me to get along…Shravan
I gave a mild smile walking away from there as my mind took over the thoughts of him. He ruined his months of sweat for me. What a jerk I am. My heart overflooded with guilt. It was me…
But then why did he do so? He could’ve easily waited for the robot to stop and then console me. He could’ve have…but he didn’t. Why do I feel like he is hiding himself, the true Shravan behind a fake mirror. What he showed wasn’t him…probably…or maybe it is…Indeed, how much did I know Shravan Malhotra?
This much for part 1 chap 4. Ik u might b feeling all these going on in a draggy speed but it’s in fb so obv I won’t explain each day of the four years. I’ll focus on some main events and trust me, nd a few more chaps, u all’ll go wht they just met. Y bye bye so soon?
Here r things that should b noted from this part:
– Pushkar’s tear and “Ever since” (Shouldn’t have said much but idk now detailed readers u guys r so must leave behind hints)
– Pushkar’s little hindi with the bhabi offer
– What’s ur opinion abt the hidden Shravan if it actually exists? And how well will Sumo knw him by the end of my ff?
Next part will b up by Wednesday(isn’t tht too early?)
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