“Why this college administration want us to wake up so early in the morning. I mean, don’t they love to be at their home and spend some quality time with their wives after their kids leave for school. Aaah early morning at nine is so weird. Don’t they know that engineers’ day starts at night and we need to take proper rest after that? Huh….”
I was murmuring this and cursing my college dean while I was getting ready for the first class of my college life. Somehow I managed to get into the classes by 9:12. Thank god that our teachers at least have some courtesy to provide relaxation of 15 minutes in the morning session. Being so late, I can only afford a seat in the last row. But actually that’s what I would prefer even if I come early. After settling myself there, I took an eye at my professor. Oh my god. How can a person be so monotonous in his tone and activities? If he is speaking at 60db now, then if u listen him after 30 minutes he will be still at 60db. I can’t imagine anyone more boring than him.
So I took off my eyes from him and started scanning the whole class for something of my interest or something that I can stare at for the rest of the class. Scanning from the left end till the right, my eyes stopped at an angle with center in the first row. I don’t feel the need to tell you that first rows of the classes are reserved for some beautiful creatures of earth. But I found this one as some exception. I could only see her hairs from that angle. And I don’t know when and how I suddenly started loving curly long hairs. While I was trapped in her beautiful hairs and was trying to figure out her gorgeous face, the professor started ascending to the back benches of my side. I never want my professors to come back and see what we do at back benches, but this time it was like my dream coming true.
Following the professor, her eyes too turned back and to my goodness, almost to my side. OMG….OMG….
My eyes were wide open after getting a look to her face. They got stuck at her face and my heart was feeling like-
“Teri jheel si neeli aankhon me doob jane ko dil chahta hai….
Par pata nahi kyu ye kambakht chasma beech me aa jata hai….”
My eyes were begging her to take a look at me and and and…….she did. She looked at me for few seconds. Well I don’t know whether she got some message from my eyes or not, but my heart was saying to her “Yes dear yes. I am the one you are looking for last many years. I am your true mate. I am the one and only one made for you. Trust me please trust me. Don’t take your eyes away from me.”
I know I am a bit lucky but not that much. But since that first eye contact till the end of the class she was dancing, singing, laughing, having fun with me in my mind. While I was enjoying my dreams with her, suddenly my eyes and ears became attentive coz Prof. was about to take attendance. My eyes were focused on her hand and ears were listening to every single word of him with full precision.
“Roll no 33….Rahul Verma”
“Roll no 34….Puja Singh.”
It was her this time who raised hand on this call. The very next moment I started my efforts to memorize her name and roll no.
“Roll no 35….Prateek Porwal”
“Roll no 35….Prateek Porwal….??”
I was shocked. I was numb. I was speechless.
Now what’s this? Is it a sign from God to bring us together or just a coincidence? Or am I still dreaming?
By the time I was busy in deciding what it is the guy beside me pinched me.
“Aaah… Why you pinched me?”
“Hi I am Rahul Verma.”
“Oh hi. I am Prateek Porwal. But why you pinched me? Is it the proper way to introduce yourself to others?”
“Oho. Why shouldn’t I? I mean, you are the one next to Puja. Lucky guy haa…”
“Oh there is nothing like that. Why should I be happy? I am not interested yaar.”
“O really..? Then I will give a try on her for sure.”
“No don’t you dare to………a..amm. I mean why you want to try on her? See the girl beside her. She is really pretty na?”
“Yaaaa. But look at Puja yaar. She is looking soooo sweet and simple. I would prefer Puja.”
I don’t know what happened to me and I stood up from my seat and went out of the class. She was there in my mind all the time. While I was waiting outside the class for next prof. to come, Puja too came outside with her friend and stood at some distance by my side in a way so that she can easily keep an eye on me. I am not at all good in acting but somehow I was trying to pretend that I am not looking at her intentionally. Seeing this, she gave a cute smile and then went back to the class. This made all 32 of mine to appear (come front).
Well, I just followed her next into the class and knowingly passed from her front in some strange style that I have never ever adopted before. I sat back on my seat without giving a look to guy who was there by my side. But he pinched me again.
“Ooooh… What you want now?”
“Why you went outside in between our conversation?”
“Simply. No specific reason for this. Now please let me pay attention to the lecture.”
“Oh I know where your attention will be?”
“What do you mean haa?”
“Don’t try to befool me. I can sense it from your eyes what you want.”
I just kept quiet for some time and then said:
“Yaaa. Actually I don’t want you to look at Puja in that way again. Why don’t you try on her friend? I mean she is also too good yaar.”
“Hahahaha…. Don’t worry bro. I was just taunting you that time. I already have one girlfriend in my hometown and I can’t handle two at a time. In fact it is hard to handle even one. May God bless you..Hahahaha. But trust me; it’s very tough to keep them happy always. Even if u will take your heart and keep it in front of them, they will still find something to become upset and then they will look into you to do a bit more for them.”
We both laughed badly on this. But my senti eyes became shining eyes within seconds.
I took a sigh of relief after his words. At least the guy who was most likely to try on her is out of the competition. Now I was having a fair chance of winning her heart.
To be continued….