Naina and Preeti see Swati and say, Where were you? We were finding you since so long.”Swati replies, “I had gone to the class teacher to give my name for Head girl elections. It is my dream to be the Head girl of the school.” Naina, Preeti, Sameer, Munna, and Pandit stand shocked.
“What? You never told us that you wanted to be the head girl.” asks Preeti confused. “We never really talked about it. Wait, is something wrong with it?” asks Swati. “No” replies Naina quickly and signs Preeti not to say anything. “Swear on me that there is no problem.” orders Swati. “I can’t do that. I’ll just tell you the truth. Naina also signed up for Head Girl.” blurts out Preeti. “But don’t worry. I will get my name cancelled from the list.” replies Naina. “But why would you do that? We both can participate. And our friendship will not be affected. I believe it is very strong, so don’t worry.” says Swati. Though Naina felt worried, everybody convinced her and finally both Naina and Swati decided to participate.
They saw the notice board that said the participants have to prepare a speech and they have two days to do so. Munna says, “I think we should split into groups. Though we all are friends, but right now Naina and Swati are competitors. Also, Sameer is competing.” Everyone agrees and they divide themselves into two groups. Naina, Sameer, and Preeti in one group (Preeti helped Naina as she had already promised her and Swati completely understood them), and Swati, Munna, and Pandit in the second group. They also decided to help Sameer for the Head Boy competition.
Pandit whispers in Munna ears, “You are helping Swati and Sameer is helping Naina. I am the only one left as I have to stay away from Preeti.” Munna laughs and pats Pandit’s shoulder. A girl comes to them and says, “Hi. We haven’t talked much but I would love to help you because I want Swati to win.” Swati replies, “Hi Hema. Thanks a lot but I think Munna and Pandit are already helping me.” Hema replies, “No worries, please call me if you need any help. So, friends?” “Yes, thanks.” says Swati with a weird smile. Hema leaves.
“She is so weird.” say Swati and Munna simultaneously and laugh. Pandit says, “She has never talked to us before. Why now? I don’t think we should trust her.” “Exactly. That’s why I sent her back.” replies Swati. “Smart” says Munna as he smiles. “I know I am smart” replies Swati and continues working. Pandit giggles and pats Munna’s shoulder. Hema comes to Naina and repeats the same thing, and sadly gets the same reply. “What sort of a person is she? And why did she come today?” says Naina. “Just let it be. We should concentrate on your speech.” says Preeti.
Hema returns to her desk full of anger. Kamya, her friend, asks,”What happened?” Hema replies, “I just hate them. Naina and Swati are standing against each other for Head Girl competition. And now I will take advantage of this to break their friendship. How dare they become popular in the class. All the students talk about their friendship. I will end their friendship very soon.” “Just relax, its ok.” replies Kamya. “No, I will not. I also want attention in the class.” says Hema.
As the school ended for the day, Naina thanked Sameer for helping her prepare the speech and Sameer thanked her and Preeti in return for helping him with his speech. They decide to memorize the speech the next day and prepare well.
AT NAINA’S HOUSE
Everybody is really happy that Naina is standing in the elections. Anand says, “Shall we go to eat pav bhaji? There’s a special place nearby and he cooks amazing.” Everyone agrees and they get ready. Beena says, “I just started feeling so weak. I think I should rest for some time.” “I will stay with you.” Replies Naresh. “We can go out some other time.” says Naina. “No, no. Please don’t worry. I will take care of myself. You all should go and enjoy. Please trust me.” requests Beena and convinces them to leave. As they leave, she calls someone. “Hello” the person says. “Beena here. I met you when I came to the school early morning today.” “Oh yes. Hello. So I have a good news. Naina and Swati are very good friends and they are competing against each other for Head Girl. We can definitely use this opportunity to break their friendship.” says the person. “Good. I will break all the good relations Naina and Preeti have. I will start from their friends and then family. Once they completely break down, they will themselves go back. I don’t want my son to suffer because of them. Anand, Bela, and Naresh are giving all the love to these girls and I fear they will share the property with them. I will not let that happen.” “I don’t believe you hate them so much.” the person says. “It’s none of your business. I am giving you money for spying them. So just focus on that. Keep updating me” replies Beena. “Fine. So I have a plan for the speech day.” says the person and tells her the plan. “That’s nice. Go ahead with the plan and tell me what happens.” says Beena and cuts the call. “Your happiness will not last long Naina and Preeti.” thinks Beena and smiles.