I went back to my room , tired . I called my mother to ask about her health . As usual she mocked about my room .
What all stupid things you have in your room ? It is such a mess , in disguise! You are so stupid to have so many paper cuttings, love letters , phones which I didn’t gave to you but you have from somewhere and …..a LIPSTICK? How on earth you have this ! We need to talk !! Why are you doing this to tear my heart up ? Haven’t I shower you with my love ? You are so young and are soft like a feather , you may get heart in all these situations . Please concentrate in your studies . And if you didn’t topped this time !!! Ghar mat aana aur naaki phone krna ( don’t come home and don’t give me a call in the future) . Forget that you had a mom !!! do you have to justify anything ?
( I had to every time wait for her to speak this sentence, to approve me to speak. Such a decent child I am!)
Mammmmaaaa…..first I am 23 years old …23 years ..you can’t even count on your finger ..!I am a legal and a responsible citizen of this country . Second , these paper cuttings are my past and if you don’t like it .. send the whole stuff to me . And I am promising you that I won’t be the last topper but …
But ? she asked delightfully
But .. the SECOND LAST TOPPER .!!!!Ok…mama ..love you got to go for my practice…
Yaaa!! Ravi … she shouted till I hung up the phone .
The practice was as usual rigorous . The sweat was rolling down from my body . My feet were numb. My shirt was wet. My hair , raised and my face glowing . The confidence was pouring from my body . We were too ashamed to call ourselves boys . Boys are childish , cute looking where as the men are gentlemen and handsome , masculine and I was one of them. No doubt .
( NOTE – ALL THESE INFO HAD BEEN TAKEN FROM NAINA’S AND KUNAL’S THESIS ON GIRL’S WANT . IT IS FREE OF COST BUT CONDITIONS APPLY : -) )
I was packing my kit when Ramu kaka , our guard uncle came. Aree .. Ravi beta .. Tumhaarai liyai koi box aaya hai . ( a box has been delivered for you ) . I packed my kit and ran towards him
Bohot bhaari hai ! Kya bheja hai mama nai aisa!( It is too heavy ? What has been sent’ by your mother?) Maybe …. His assumptions can be worst ! Pata nhi! ( I don’t know !) he finally said after spitting the paan on the ground . I nodded and smiled proudly to make him jealous of the gift I had got . We were good friends . Our age gap hadn’t restricted our everlasting friendship .
I tried to hold the big brown box but it was too difficult . I instructed one of my junior ( what are they for then !) to help me with the box. He , being a cautious junior took the whole box from my hand. I patted on his back.
I thanked him and took my casual clothes and went for a bath . Then I had my dinner . After a hefty dinner I returned to my room . I saw that the box was at the same place as it was before . I was too tired to open it !
Different morning , same routine , same people but different memories ! Winter break was near . My mind was running wide in the forest . I felt the scent of the wild flowers blossoming in colorful strands . I was walking through it , gay. Midway I lost my balance . A rock was in front of me , an obstacle which saw me as an inferior . My knees were hurt . It was bleeding . After sometime the bleeding stopped but the pain grew and grew . I felt the pain spreading , cursing my immature heart .
‘Uhhh!!! I growled in pain . I stood up and shouted . My friends were silent .
‘What happened Ravi? Naina asked .
I was unconscious . My surroundings were vivid . I suddenly had a strong desire to open the black box .