PARTNERS...SERIOUSLY!!

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Yes...we had officially landed ourselves into trouble..because standing right in front of us was clearly our Professor...anyone could easily tell that because ....for one ...unlike the other girls in the class who were dressed in shorts,skirts,baggy t-shirts or looking like hipsters ; she was neatly dressed in a peacock blue saree ,had her hair tied in a bun,and her black eyes through her golden rimmed glasses were glaring at us...with anger pouring out of them...surely she wasn't pleased about the fact that two of her students who were already late were fighting outside without apologising and coming inside...
"Looks like two of my students are having troubles about who should enter the class first...how about I solve it by ..let's say ...not allowing both of you into my class for today and i guess you can resolve all your misunderstandings and then maybe if you are on time tomorrow you may enter it with out bickering outside my class is that okay with you Ms.Ahaira Gupta and Mr.Aryan Varma" All the time when she spoke my head was bent down with shame and all I wanted to do was to scream that I was in this position thanks to the person standing beside me...but restrained since somewhere in this whole process I partly knew it was my fault.... But as soon as she mentioned my name my head shot up like a bullet and my mind zoned into a hundred different directions and a million"How" and"What If" questions popped into my brain.. Like How in the world does she know my name... Is she psychic...? What if she literally complains to the principle about my awesome behaviour outside her class apart from the fact that I was late ... What if i get thrown out of college okay maybe they wouldn't go that far ... But it could get worse .... what if she calls my brother...
As usual I started jumping to conclusions which were over the top and completely irrelavant..before my mind could come out with another silly question she spoke again "So you must be wondering how I know your names right??" Yes totally... I thought ..." Yup ! I do" the jerk...oops what was his name again...right Aryan said...its sounds weird to call him that..'Jerk' suits him way better ...replied ......
Okay , time out why the hell was he even talking... Did he want to get us into more trouble...seriously what is wrong with him? The professor was already mad at us and when she meant how she knew our names...she wasn't asking us...she was being sarcastic.. As if he couldn't get that... 'Please shut that big mouth of yours before we get thrown out 'I silently wished ...but like always there had to be more drama!!
"Pardon..Mr.Aryan ..what did you just say?" she asked looking at him with utmost shock ...because she never expected an answer for her sarcasm.
We are definitely getting thrown out..." I mean ... I don't know how you know shorty's name.. But who wouldn't know the name of the most hottest guy in the college...right mam!" With this obnoxious statement of his , all the bimbos of the class started their girly actions which meant going all gaga over the jerk... Is this guy for real? One he is back answering two he is totally obsessed with himself and made fun of my height once again in front of the whole class including the professor and three we are going to be thrown out of college before we even get started... Wow my life totally sucks....
"Quiet ..." She screamed and all of a sudden the entire class fell silent. If looks could kill we would have been dead long before... She was totally pissed with us...especially with Aryan . All I wanted to do was to run away from there. I hated these awkward situations...specially when I had no idea what to do... She took two steps forward and spoke "Well I don't whether you are the hottest guy; but I definitely do know for a fact that both of you will be serving detention. Amazing isn't it? First day of college and your first detention...and as to how I know your names... I guess its easy when the whole class is paired in groups for the project and only one pair of the lot is missing...and surprisingly the same pair is outside my class ; late .... and moreover fighting. So sorry to shatter your dreams Mr. Varma I don't think your hotness has anything to do with it"
From all that she had said my registered only two words 'DETENTION' and 'PARTNERS'.... Hold on a sec... Project partners...with this guy.... Does that mean we are stuck up with each other untill that godforsaken project is over..... Shit!! And for what was I getting detention? If that jerk gets one its because of his 'over smartness' and his big fat mouth.. But what did I do.. I didn't even say anthing the whole time.. Was I getting one because I didn't say anything...well I will..now.. I thought to myself and tried to protest but our psychic professor read my mind before I could even open my mouth..." No...don't even try protesting because I don't want to hear your lame excuses.... If you wish to say anything else we will see each other in my cabin.... Class dismissed " saying this she walked out of the room. "oh.. Yea we do do have a lot to say" Aryan said under his breath but its was audible to me.. And I guess for the first time today I had to agree with him on that... We definitely had a lot to say
"I can't work with her" " I can't work with him either" we both said in unison. We were standing in Prof.Radhika Patel's cabin a.k.a as our English professor....because we had a lot of things we needed to clarify " Now where have I heard this line before? " She asked herself as she removed her spectacles and put them in their case." No idea mam, but you are definitely hearing it now... I can't work with this rude and high headed girl here" Aryan said. Could he just cut the wise cracks and not invite more trouble ... " Exactly .... Neither am I interested in working with this oversmart and arrogant guy" " Okay are you both done talking.... I just remembered the line which you people said in the beginning. You know its so happens that every year I pair my students for the project and every year there is this one pair who have a problem with each other and mostly its the pair of a guy and a girl ; and since they are left with no choice they have to work together and I don't know how but by the end of the project they are a couple... So you are keeping up the tradition.... And just for the record I am not swapping partners.. You have to work together because some day you will definitely thank me for this.." A couple!! What was she trying to say.... That jerk here and I would be Romeo and Juliet... No way in hell is that happening....Is she crazy ... I don't care what tradition we were keeping up but I do know for a fact that I didn't want to work with Mr.Jerk and even if he is the last person on the surface of the earth I would die rather than being his girlfriend...." No mam you don't understand... He's not a normal person.... He is obsessed with himself and clearly doesn't know how to behave with a girl.. I.." Before I could tell her about the jerk the devil himself cut me "What do you mean obsessed... And if there is someone who isn't normal here it's clearly you....oh and by the way I do know how to behave with a girl...its just that you don't come under that category" and the famous smirk was back " what did you just say" " Are you also deaf apart from being blind " "Look here Aryan ..."
"Cut it out.... Do you want me to remind you that you are standing in your professor's cabin and also the fact that you have been detained for your indiscipline and childish behavior? " Radhika mam literally shouted..." But he started it" "But she started it" both of said at the same time....again. Oh! Yes how could I forget we were given 'Detention' ....so I may probably be cleaning toilets or sweeping the corridors ... Wonderful!! I turned towards Aryan and looked at him ...surprisingly he already was looking at me .... For a moment I lost myself in those deep blue orbs... I came back to earth when mam cleared her throat What was wrong with me today... " Now if your staring session is over let me tell you that the college walls are looking a bit drab.... A little paint would bring them to life... So instead of wasting money and hiring people to do it ...why not bring out your artistic genes students.... You will be painting the college walls for the next two weeks ... And mind you.. Don't do anything stupid that will make me double your detention " Actually it wasn't that bad... I mean painting the walls is way better than cleaning the toilets... But then again I had a great partner to help me .... Well it will be okay... I guess... Won't it? " What are you still waiting for ... You may leave now. Painting starts from tomorrow..and don't be late"
As both of us stepped outside the cabin the jerk spoke " Its all your fault... You know that right shorty? " He stated..." What do you mean... We wouldn't have been in this mess if you didn't open your big fat mouth.." " My mouth.... Well if you had accepted that you were interested in me and apologized for bumping into me we wouldn't painting walls... Shorty!! " " Just shut it okay... First stop calling me shorty two I am not interested in you and three it's your mistake whether you accept it or not" and I started walking away... I needed to go somewhere where I could get some peace and wouldn't have this jerk around me.. When I had successfully moved away he did the the unpredictable " But I love the name.... Shorty ! And last night was really fun...you were amazing " and winked after he shouted those words making all the heads turn towards me.... The guys were eyeing me from top to bottom and god alone knows what was going through their brains and the girls.... I really didn't want to know what their looks meant... Thank you Aryan for making the college think I am a slut...
" One coffee ... With no sugar please..thanks" I said to the canteen boy... After such an episode only caffeine could calm down my nerves...'last night was fun' ... This guy was nuts...he has to visit the psychiatric as soon as possible. I closed my eyes thinking how many things had already happened within the span of 3 hours...if my first day itself is like this how will I survive the next two years ?? And how am I going to explain my mess to bhai.... I opened my eyes to see a coffee mug right into my face... Service was really fast here...
" People think coffee tastes better with sugar... But I think it's the best without it and I really don't care about my health" The face behind the coffee mug spoke ..Who was this guy? Did I bump into someone again... I really didn't want another argument but I was sure I didn't bump into him ...then why is he talking to me ..only one way to find out.." Who are you" I asked the not so very tall , more than average looking , lean and thin guy with glasses making him look like a nerd..." Opps sorry.... My name is Karthik ...though I prefer Riki.. And you are..." " Ahaira" I said still not understanding why was he even talking to me..." Nice name... I hope you don't mind me just coming out of the blue and talking .... " He looked at me waiting for my answer. Being the modest person I said no....but I repeat my question why is he talking to someone he doesn't even know and why am I still standing " Great because out of all the people here especially the girls you are the first one who is not happy about being paired with the college's hottest guy !! Plus you managed to get detention on the very first day... So cool" This guy was downright weird... Who gets excited about getting detention on the first day of college ; but I didn't know why.... after approximately 3 hours 12 minutes and 22 seconds into St.Xaviers I actually smiled .... And that too because of a guy who had the same taste in coffee like me and found detentions exciting ... Right then I knew that maybe ... surviving in college for the next two years wouldn't be that hard.....
So guys... Third chapter is out...sorry its a bit late because I had my exams going on....anyways I have one month of vacation and hopefully I will be able to update regularly.....hope you enjoyed this chapter and who do you think will Ahaira fall in love with?? The hot bad boy Aryan or the cute nerdy Karthik ... Put it in the comments below and please do vote... Next chapter coming up soon...
Love
Suhita

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