WHERE IS HE..?

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" And that is how I ended up getting detention " I repeated if not the entire story but parts of it all over again to Gouri kaki... the mother I never had... I skipped the parts where Aryan checked me out , commented on my chest , and talked about a night which we never shared and made the entire college think I am a slut.... I looked at my brother who was still standing against the pillar ever since we had come to the orphanage.... He was still pissed with the whole crashing into a guy and me ending up in detention on my first day...and had already given me a whole class on punctuality and discipline......
We were at our first home - St.Mary's Orhphage For The Homeless... Yup..this was , is , and will always be my first home .... I still remember that day when dad left us all of a sudden and my life changed overnight..... Dad was gone , my brother was at a a boarding school and I was alone ... My brother came the next day and he was emotionless .... He didn't say anything nor did he cry.... I was still in a state of shock and clearly none of our so called 'relatives' wanted us since they were more interested in our property.....and they took away everything including our home leaving us only with the clothes we had on us..... In short we had become orphans..... We didn't know what to do or where to go...bhai was still 17 ; a year short of being a major so either we would be staying with a foster family or in an orphanage... We chose the latter since we wanted to be isolated from people and families.....and that's when we were brought to St. Mary's and that was also the time when we met Gouri kaki.....if it not for her and the doctors I have no idea how I would have made it through my ........
"Oh ho....where are you lost....if you are still worried about that detention....it's okay....when will you make mistakes otherwise.....when you have grey hair and wrinkles like me? " Kaki said bringing me out of my past.." Oh please...you are not old , you are still 16 at heart " I said lightening up the mood.." And guddu , why are you standing there as if you were punished.... Come here na.." I bursted out laughing at the mere mention of my brother's pet name ' guddu '. If my brother hated anything apart from criminals was his pet name... " God!! kaki....don't call me that.....it's embarrassing.....and what are you laughing at....guddi ? " my brother asked and using my nick name in self defence ....well 'guddi' in hindi means doll and is way better than guddu in every single way.....moreover I really didn't mind the name....." Oh nothing.....nothing at all...guddu " I said mimicking kaki and tried to control my laughter..." Both of You are hopeless " bahi said.... " Can both of stop fighting.....first of all you come to see me after such a long time and what time you get to spend with me you waste that in fighting.....and guddu.... I will call you that only because I like the name and I am used to that .... I don't care if it's embarrassing or whatsoever....and stop being angry at her....she told you the story....well it's not entirely her fault....afterall she is a child....mistakes happen...now come here .... I have your favourite laddos...come eat and enjoy " Gouri kaki said...its a wonder how elders start talking about something and then finally relate it to food....funny!!
" Okay first of all she is not a child.. She is 18 and second we came by 2 weeks ago which I don't think is a very long time..." Bhai said raising his eyebrow
" Two weeks is definitely a long time... Its 14 days and 14*24 hours... I am sure its a big number calculate it yourself " now who could argue with that!!
Gouri kaki had lost her family in a car accident years ago and since then she worked as a caretaker at the orphanage.... She was one dedicated woman
" What ... Seriously and what in the world Ahaira stop munching all those ladoos by yourself ... Save some for me" Bhai said trying to snatch away my food.
" Get away... Haven't you heard ' early bird gets the worm ' you were way too busy arguing with kaki so I assumed you didn't want any " I said and tried to protect my precious ladoos
" Oh god.. Both of you still fight like kids ... Don't worry guudu there is plenty more of them if you want... Let her eat in peace... By the way what is the name of this guy ahi ?" Kaki asked.. " Aryan ... Ya Aryan its is " I said and for a second I saw kaki 's expressions change from a happy one to a horrified look... I didn't know what it meant but then bhai interrupted in between " kaki , you have spoilt her a lot .... Its because of you she has become like this "
" Yes , I have because she is my princess... And here you go with your ladoos before you throw both of us into your prison " kaki said making everybody laugh.... Though each one of us had a past somehow we made each other feel better and I loved that.. This was the actual us... This was the actual me
'TIPS ON HOW TO WRITE BETTER' I was holding this book in the library and was waiting for my dear partner who hadn't shown up yet so that we could start working on our project..... This wasn't any odinary project ... We had to write a frigging book by and submit it by the end of the semister... Wondering how I know about it when I didn't even attend my first class... Well it's not that hard to figure it out since all the students had a gloomy expression and only talked about how they weren't Shakespears....
I didn't think it was that bad.... That's why we were given partners right?? So that we could work as a team... But my partner had different things I guess than attending college...
" Waiting for your prince " someone said behind me making me drop the book... I turned to see who it was and.. " Oh my goodness... Its you... Karthik you scared me " I said as I bent down to pick it...
" He's not my prince and yes he hasn't come yet nor will he come any sooner.... Second day of college and already bunking.... He makes me hate him with a passion which keeps increasing by the day... Bloody escapist... By the way what are you doing here... Why aren't you with your partner? " I asked him
" I guess hot boys and dumb bimbos aren't exactly the perfect partners to work with..."
He said and tried to cover himself behind the rack of books... Before he could answer I heard someone ask " Have you seen my Riki anywhere?? "
To say that the girl looked hot would be an understatement...she wore a black V neck tight fitting t- shirt which showed her curves an cleavage perfectly with a denim overcoat and a short skirt which barely reached her thighs and complimented her look with 3 layers of vibrant makeup and high heeled boots.... Girl you are coming to college not to walk on the ramp for Lakme fashion week .... I had to admit it though she looked hot she was desperate and no wonder Karthik was hiding....
" I asked if you had seen my Riki anywhere ... We were talking and then he suddenly vanished ... But I did see him come here ... Did you see him" she asked ...
From the corner of my eye I could make out that Karthik was begging me to send her away .. But what's the fun in that
" Actually yes.. I have seen your Riki ... He's right here... He was just telling me how lucky he is to get a partner like you ... Come on out now Riki " I said and an irritated and angry Karthik came out from his hiding place.... And I tried really hard controlling my laughter ..... You should have seen his face...poor guy.. I pitied him
"OMG Riki ! Where did you go ? I was like searching for you everywhere... I heard that you said you were very lucky to have me as your partner... Awww.. That's so sweet.... " And she pulled his cheek which Karthik clearly didn't like... I felt sorry for him... Maybe I should have sent that girl away.....
" You still didn't tell me how I looked today" all this while she spoke in a sugar coated voice and clung on to his arm to prevent him from running away.... I was trying hard to control my laughter
" Good .. You look goo Kriti.." Karthik said least interested and glaring at me
As Kriti rambled about where she had bought that outfit Karthik whispered so that that only I could hear it " you are going to pay for this Ahaira "
" We shall see that" I said as Kriti dragged Karthik away...
" So here is the paint and here are the brushes... Since your partner isn't present I guess you will have to paint alone... After you are done keep the paint back in its place and you may leave" Radhika mam said.... We were on the other side of the building where I could showcase my artistic talent... Detention sucks
After half an hour of sweating and struggling I heard a voice which didn't take me long to recognise... " He told me how lucky he was to get a partner like you"
It was Karthik... No doubt in that.. I turned and he wasn't a bit pleased
"Hey! "I said trying to hide my panic
"Don't' hey ' me Ahaira .... Because of you I had to listen to an entire class on designer outfits and branded makeup products he said as he advanced forward...
" Well it was all in fun... You really didn't mean to take revenge now did you... You are way too sweet for that" I said lightening the mood
" Looks can get deceiving..." And with that he splashed red paint across my face... Did he actually do that...
"You are so dead Karthik... Two can play paint game " and I splattered paint across his clothes and hands...
The rest of the detention was spent painting each other that the walls and we were lucky that no professor walked in...
We laughed about how gross each of us looked and I didn't know why but Karthik gave me a hope that college wouldn't be that bad as I thought it would be....

Quick story time....
Half of this chapter got deleted god knows how.. I guess you guys might have to re download the book because I don't know what is happening and everything is in a big mess... Only half of it got published and it's pretty confusing... I hope this one is completely published and hope you enjoyed reading...
Why Aryan was missing will be explained in the next chapter... I mainly wanted to focus on Karthik's and Ahaira 's bonding....
Sorry for such a late update.. I will try posting regularly...my book has reached 196 reads which means a lot to me so... Thank you each and everyone of you who have read it... Keep supporting and reading
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Love you
Suhita

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